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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2011, 06:25:38 AM »
Forgot to list oregano.  Thinking about starting some mustard and collards.

BTW Ghost pepper = Naga Jolokia = Bhut Jolokai = ATOMIC!
I'm very jealous punatic, but surely there's something I can grow here that you can't grow there.  Like hops :)

No can.  Way too wet for hops a my house.  But I suspect that there is somewhere on this island that can.  We have all but two of the world's climatic zones here.  Now, if I can just figure out where the Willamette-like zone is... ;)
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2011, 06:53:14 AM »
No can.  Way too wet for hops a my house.  But I suspect that there is somewhere on this island that can.  We have all but two of the world's climatic zones here.  Now, if I can just figure out where the Willamette-like zone is... ;)
I don't think you're allowed to bring them to the islands, that's what I was getting at :)
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2011, 12:31:09 PM »
Avocado
Banana
Basil
Carambolla (Star Fruit)
Celery
Chives
Cilantro
Citrus: 
  Duncan and Ruby Red grapefruit
  Eureka lemon
  Bearss and Key lime
  Blood, Navel and Valencia oranges
  Pommelo
  Dancy and Murcott tangerines

Coconut
Coffee
Coriander
Garlic
Green onion
Guava
Hibiscus
Horseradish
Jaboticaba
Lychee
Mango
Mangosteen
Mint
Mirliton
Lilikoi (passion fruit)
Loquat
Papaya
Parsley
Peppers:
  Bell
  Cayenne
  Ghost
  Habanero
  Jalapeno
  Poblano
  Serano
  Thai

Rosemary
Pineapple
Sage
Tea
Thyme


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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2011, 07:26:56 PM »
I'm going to lay out my 6'x3' raised bed this week. Was wondering about orientation and the Sun's arc of travel to get the maximum coverage for my plants.

West-East or North-South?

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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2011, 07:35:06 PM »
 Tubercle recommends the 6' length E-W if multiple plants of different type in the same bed with the shortest plants south and tallest north.

  If the same plants in the same bed then 6' length N-S to get good E-W coverage.

  Pick your spot and watch the 10am -2pm coverage. That's what you want.

 No scientific sources to cite. Just what I would do.

 
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #50 on: January 30, 2011, 07:38:38 PM »
It depends on what you plan to grow euge, I do mine parallel to the sun so I can grow tall stuff in the back and short stuff in the front.  Then again, at only 3' wide you might not really have a front/back, so it might not matter too much.  I would only put two pepper plants in a 6'x3' bed, maybe 4 if they were a compact variety.  And those beds are small enough that you don't need to worry about prevailing winds and air circulation as long as you don't plant too densely.  

Bottom line, I think you're ok either way, but we'll see what other people say.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2011, 09:05:55 PM »
Small garden here. I let mine go fallow last year (no time) but I am planning on putting in several varieties of tomatoes and chillies, okra, pole beans and a spice garden.

Okra....yeah, I should put in a dozen plants. To me, they are best at 2" long; pick, steam, and sprinkle with parmeasian cheese...awesome!

They are also quite awesome roasted.  And pickled.  With hot peppers, of course. ;D
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2011, 09:09:47 PM »
The usual. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zuchini, green beans, cabbage, lettuce, an assortment of peppers and this year I want to plant some asparagas.

Oh...I can't forget the fresh herbs. Parsley, dill, oregeno, cilantro, etc...

I am so burned out on summer squash.  We've had asparagus for about five years.  You can't beat 'em fresh.  Hope to get some scotch bonnets again this year. :o
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #53 on: January 30, 2011, 09:10:36 PM »
Tubercle puts up about 20 quarts of HOT pickle okra every year. Eats them like candy ;D
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #54 on: January 30, 2011, 09:12:51 PM »
Tubercle puts up about 20 quarts of HOT pickle okra every year. Eats them like candy ;D

They go fast at my house, too.  My daughter likes 'em extra spicy, as do I.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2011, 01:47:13 AM »
Anyone ever plant Tea trees for, well, TEA? (meant to ask this a while ago.)

I am stickin to the usual suspects. I tried a variety of letuce last year
and it was a flop...
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #56 on: February 01, 2011, 03:00:17 AM »
Growing the animals, not much of a vegetable growing season for us but will get the beans,cucumber,potatoes, tomatoes, squash, zuccini and the cooking herbs going.

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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #57 on: February 01, 2011, 04:29:23 AM »
Anyone ever plant Tea trees for, well, TEA? (meant to ask this a while ago.)

I am stickin to the usual suspects. I tried a variety of letuce last year
and it was a flop...

Yes I grow tea, but it comes in bush form.  You harvest the new growth.
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #58 on: February 19, 2011, 11:24:47 PM »

This year going to add about 6 each of Zinfandel and muscadine vines. Going to set these up w/drip irrigation. 

 6 Zinfandels in the ground today. Still waiting on the muscadines to be delivered.

 Plus planted 1 red delicious and 1 golden delicious apple trees and an olive tree of all things. They say they will grow around here. We'll see.

 
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Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« Reply #59 on: February 19, 2011, 11:29:39 PM »
Hopefully nothing... I say hopefully because I hope the -20 degree weather didn't kill my newly planted peach tree and/or my hops in pots.
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