What's in your garden?
(02-23-2021, 08:42 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-22-2021, 10:44 PM)Juniper Wrote: Soooo...gardening.  Turns out that my place is mostly shaded.  There isn't enough sun and the entire place is planted with shrubs and grasses.   Lots of weeding. No lawn. (yay!) There's only one unplanted area but it gets only about 3 hours of sun a day and things stay puny there. But veggie gardening has been a challenge.  The only area that gets enough sun is on asphalt. Last summer I tried deep pots for veggies but they just got too hot.  I know they sell raised beds that are like kits...maybe I should try those?  My mobility is so limited, I'd have to find someone to put them up for me.  I do miss having the old salad garden though.

You only get three hours of sun now or in the summer? I saw this water trough used for a planter on FB and I saw a used one on CL so I bought it and planted my strawberries in it.
Instead of filling the entire thing with garden soil I had the brilliant idea of filling it half way with that light volcanic red rock.
So I went to Hilton fuel and loaded several 5 gal buckets full of that rock. The problem was the damn rock was just as heavy as any other rock ???
I used it anyway and it's so freaking my tractor will just barely pick it up Sad  I need  to find some pumice or something like that.

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In the summer. Most of the yard is shaded.  So the only open plot is in the back and it only gets about 3 or 4 hours of sunlight a day in the longest days. No drainage on that thing?
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(02-23-2021, 08:51 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(02-23-2021, 08:42 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-22-2021, 10:44 PM)Juniper Wrote: Soooo...gardening.  Turns out that my place is mostly shaded.  There isn't enough sun and the entire place is planted with shrubs and grasses.   Lots of weeding. No lawn. (yay!) There's only one unplanted area but it gets only about 3 hours of sun a day and things stay puny there. But veggie gardening has been a challenge.  The only area that gets enough sun is on asphalt. Last summer I tried deep pots for veggies but they just got too hot.  I know they sell raised beds that are like kits...maybe I should try those?  My mobility is so limited, I'd have to find someone to put them up for me.  I do miss having the old salad garden though.

You only get three hours of sun now or in the summer? I saw this water trough used for a planter on FB and I saw a used one on CL so I bought it and planted my strawberries in it.
Instead of filling the entire thing with garden soil I had the brilliant idea of filling it half way with that light volcanic red rock.
So I went to Hilton fuel and loaded several 5 gal buckets full of that rock. The problem was the damn rock was just as heavy as any other rock ???
I used it anyway and it's so freaking my tractor will just barely pick it up Sad  I need  to find some pumice or something like that.

 [Image: Trough.jpg]

In the summer. Most of the yard is shaded.  So the only open plot is in the back and it only gets about 3 or 4 hours of sunlight a day in the longest days. No drainage on that thing?
I drilled a bunch of holes in it Big Grin  Working as an electrician at hundreds of houses in Medford I have seen lots of gardens in between houses that could not have gotten much sunlight. And they seemed to be fine. I don't know how.




 
 Can tomatoes get too much sun?


Is 4 hours of sun enough for tomatoes?
They will need 6 to 8 hours of sun a day, so plant in the sunniest parts of your garden. If you don't have enough sun, you have options. Smaller, determinate patio tomatoes will do well in 4 to 6 hours of sun, and cherry tomato varieties can grow with even less sun.Apr 9, 2014






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(02-24-2021, 12:39 AM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-23-2021, 08:51 PM)Juniper Wrote:
(02-23-2021, 08:42 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(02-22-2021, 10:44 PM)Juniper Wrote: Soooo...gardening.  Turns out that my place is mostly shaded.  There isn't enough sun and the entire place is planted with shrubs and grasses.   Lots of weeding. No lawn. (yay!) There's only one unplanted area but it gets only about 3 hours of sun a day and things stay puny there. But veggie gardening has been a challenge.  The only area that gets enough sun is on asphalt. Last summer I tried deep pots for veggies but they just got too hot.  I know they sell raised beds that are like kits...maybe I should try those?  My mobility is so limited, I'd have to find someone to put them up for me.  I do miss having the old salad garden though.

You only get three hours of sun now or in the summer? I saw this water trough used for a planter on FB and I saw a used one on CL so I bought it and planted my strawberries in it.
Instead of filling the entire thing with garden soil I had the brilliant idea of filling it half way with that light volcanic red rock.
So I went to Hilton fuel and loaded several 5 gal buckets full of that rock. The problem was the damn rock was just as heavy as any other rock ???
I used it anyway and it's so freaking my tractor will just barely pick it up Sad  I need  to find some pumice or something like that.

 [Image: Trough.jpg]

In the summer. Most of the yard is shaded.  So the only open plot is in the back and it only gets about 3 or 4 hours of sunlight a day in the longest days. No drainage on that thing?
I drilled a bunch of holes in it Big Grin  Working as an electrician at hundreds of houses in Medford I have seen lots of gardens in between houses that could not have gotten much sunlight. And they seemed to be fine. I don't know how.




 
 Can tomatoes get too much sun?


Is 4 hours of sun enough for tomatoes?
They will need 6 to 8 hours of sun a day, so plant in the sunniest parts of your garden. If you don't have enough sun, you have options. Smaller, determinate patio tomatoes will do well in 4 to 6 hours of sun, and cherry tomato varieties can grow with even less sun.Apr 9, 2014






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I know this patch does not get enough sun. Not nearly.  Nothing that needs sun does well there.  Even the sun it gets is filtered.
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