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It's early I know, but it is time to start thinking about things. I wasn’t sure if there would even be a 2019 veggie garden at my house this year — until today. But it’s on, and I’m feeling pretty good about that now.

Thinking about a slight relocation of a couple of my raised beds to adjust for tree growth and shade. Gonna replace some boards and possibly the soil. I found a good landscape guy that will do a good job for a fair price and likely appreciate the work in the off season. 

As to what’s going in I’m still noodling that over, but it will be heavy on heirloom tomatoes as always. A variety of lettuces, radishes, peppers/chiles, peas and beans also. Possibly beets. 

So—anybody but me starting to think about this spring yet?

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                           Yes Buddy have been thinking lately. Glad you are going to get to put one in this season. I have a line on some more tubs. Very happy with the results of the wicking deals. I would like to make enough to replace the ones I grew tomatoes in and those will get peppers or something else so I can rotate and not double up tomatoes. The tubs I grew peppers in last year were not wicking tubs.  I really should be getting this done pretty quick. I am not fast anymore doing things. 

   BilletHead

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Our youngest is entered in a cabbage growing contest.  We're starting it in early February.  

We tried last year too, but failed miserably.  One kid had a cabbage so big it had to be brought to class in a wheelbarrow.  

Any tips on how to help my little muffin succeed ?

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2 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

Our youngest is entered in a cabbage growing contest.  We're starting it in early February.  

We tried last year too, but failed miserably.  One kid had a cabbage so big it had to be brought to class in a wheelbarrow.  

Any tips on how to help my little muffin succeed ?

           Our cabbage growing has been limited. They were good though. Good luck Glen the Jolly Green Giant ,

BilletHead

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8 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

Any tips on how to help my little muffin succeed ?

Not being a smartipants, but Google it. There are folks out there that specialize in that stuff.

If I had to guess I’d say pick a hybrid variety that’s bred for size, fertilize and pest control it with lots of poisonous/dangerous inorganic chemicals. Don’t eat it or even touch it though. Get your eating cabbage at the grocery store. 

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20 minutes ago, BilletHead said:

           Our cabbage growing has been limited. They were good though. Good luck Glen the Jolly Green Giant ,

BilletHead

I added cabbage to my list of veggies that haven’t earned their place in my little garden few years ago. Along with onions, spinach, potatoes, collards, and others I’m not thinking of. 

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The seeds are provided, she is supposed to use the ones given to her.  

Sugarbritches has a very green thumb but that pathetic specimen we nurtured last year just refused to get very big and was constantly drying out and loosing layers.  It didn't respond well to niether sun or shade and showed signs of over watering, so finally we just quit fussing over it and left it alone.   In the end it was pitiful in comparison to ones in the produce isle at Save-a- lot.  😅

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I pulled my asparagus and raspberry beds out last year. Asparagus is a nice thing to have pop up in early spring, but the fronds and weeds are a pain. Raspberries were struggling from disease, and also a pain to maintain with netting and pruning etc. I'll miss both of them, but not sorry about the decision.  Gotta simplify. 

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4 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

The seeds are provided, she is supposed to use the ones given to her.  

What -- you actually used the seeds provided??? Oh man, what a rookie :D 

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