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    Tasmanian, that looks pretty good.

    What do you do about the cabbage moths?
    I have tried several things over the years with little success. Someone told me to make a tea with green tobacco leaves, I have not tried it yet but soon will when they get bad.
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    Been thinking of spraying the lot but to be honest i dont really like using chemicals much

    I've been told that growing Garlic next to them will keep them away,but i have yet to try it and i don't use that much garlic
    Tasmanian twice the heads!!.......twice the intelligence!?

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    Marigolds for Companion Planting.......

    I've always heard that Marigolds helped to keep the bugs away from the good plants, and rabbits don't like them too.

    In this year's Planting, I put in 25 Asparagus crowns, in a row & a half. We love Asparagus. It'll be the 3rd year before we can harvest it though.....
    Long term project, planted. It's all up a bit.
    We also have the 8 tomato plants again, Romas and Cherry tomatoes, a couple of green peppers. We added another rhubarb plant. 3 will give us a bit more for a good cobbler or pie or two. I put in a few potatoes, as well.
    DSW Sharon bought 18 Roma lettuce plants, and I set them all.

    Actually our little garden is surrounded with Flowers. There are 2 huge beds of bearded Irises, blue ones and purple & white bicolors, as well as bunches of several colors of peonies. At one corner is a variegated flowering Almond bush. At another corner, next to the path is a couple miniature rose bushes.
    In a band along one side, we added a dozen different colored huge Irises, many are bicolors.
    But, I think we have had about nine days in a row with measureable rain. And there'll be more tonight and all day Friday. The weeds are getting ahead of me already.

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    I'm sorry, that was supposed to be Romaine lettuce. We don't like iceberg lettuce.Romaine is crunchier than leaf lettuce. So we put out Romaine and endive.

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    We are moving into our first home sometime this week, hopefully. (The previous owner is having some issues about leaving, so it is taking forever!). Anyway, I am very excited about setting up my first garden. My mother is an amazing gardener, and I can learn a lot from her. She had a very large garden when I was a baby, and in fact, made her own baby food for me, so I would like to do the same for my future kids.

    However, right now, I don't know anything about gardening, so I have a long way to go. Because of how late it is in the season already, I don't have much of a plan for doing anything this season, since we are moving in now, but I was wondering if I could get a few things going. I was trying to think of the most useful plants that I should start with, and see if it is too late to plant them.

    Also, I have taken first-year chemistry, and am starting organic chemistry next semester, so I was hoping to find some threads on here that would show me how to get into going a bit further with plants, and doing extracts, etc. If anybody here makes their own medicines, etc, from plants, I'd love a few tips and hints on the basics.

    I'd love to get self-sufficient, or as close to it as possible, and I'm hoping having some good plant knowledge, and basic chemistry skills, might help. But, that means I have a lot to learn!

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    There are lots of mid and late season veggies you can grow depending on where you live. I plant salad greens about every two weeks and in the fall I plant my second wave of peas,turnips,beets, and of course cabbage. Other root crops such as carrots have done well for me in a late season planting.

    Now if you have time with moving and all. You can still plant green beans, corn, and tomatoes if you hurry.

    Good luck
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    I have a small patch of soil in my backyard. I'm planning on planting tomatoes and peppers. I have the soil ready. Before I start planting, does anyone else have suggestions to what I should plant? I think after I get the tomatoes and peppers planted I'll have some space left for a few more plants.

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    cabbages, pounds per area cabbages produce the most food.

    Here is my short list of things to grow you can add things you would like to grow in the future.

    http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=133478
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    Oh, how i envy you all.
    I would love to have my own garden with some fruits and vegetables.

    However my Grandparents grew strawberries in their garden for some years, and even though these little redlings are not my favourite fruit - homegrown food is just the best.


    They also had a cherry and a plum tree, and still have a pear and an apple tree.
    My Grandmother still makes Apfelmus.





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    I live in Hell (Arizona). It is over 100 F for at least 5 months a year. I hate the sun. So I am growing a forest for shade. My yard is 1.25 acres, and I have planted about 50 trees. About 30 in a wash, to take advantage of the water, when it flows.
    I planted 4 types of oak, several cottonwoods, Ash, Eucalyptus, pine, elm, olive, and more. many struggle with the heat and alkali soil and hard water.
    Those of you who live in cooler areas that get rain are lucky.
    I also own several land in a cooler part of the state. I will build a rain water collection system, and get some Aspen, spruce and cottonwoods growing there.
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