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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    We live in am apartment so we are not allowed to plant and my back porch is too small for container planting. I would love to have a garden.
    I'm with you there CJO! I am looking forward to maybe being able to move out of the apartment we have been in for 8 yrs to a house with at least room for a garden!
    CJO Do you have a railing that you could hang "window boxes" from? (We don't even have a balcony *sigh*) Maybe at least a few radishes or lettuce?

    Everyone have fun with their gardens!

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    We have been down-sizing our garden as we get older...just put in ONLY 44 tomato plants!!! LOL...no matter how hard we try just can't seem to not play in the dirt. We have a full orchard...apples, pears, figs, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and then we vegetable garden...tomatoes, hot pepper, sweet peppers, bell peppers, squash, cukes, onions, okra, peas, butterbeans, greenbeans...finally talked DH into not planting corn...then close to the end of the season we plant turnip greens, kale, spinach and mustard. I have my herbs in containers on the patio along with all the plants. In the winter it takes 10 gallons of water just for my inside plants...really need to let some of them die, but just can't bring myself to letting them go.

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    Our soil is good, but it is wa-a-a-y up the hill in back [condo building]. I feel that it is much needed exercise to get there, though. Last year, with a very late start, I managed to put in asparagus, daffodils, iris, lilies of the valley. Someone had previously planted chocolate mint in the space I'm using and I have to dig it all out. This morning, I moved a rhubarb plant out of the way of the regular veggies. I'm keeping the peppers and tomatoes on my balcony so the deer, rabbits, and bugs do not ruin them. For my birthday in April, my DD and SIL gave me some garden fencing to help with the deer in part of the area. However, I just love butternut squash and will have to plant that outside the fencing, along with the pumpkins for the kids. This is an excellent project to share with the DGKs.

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    [quote=LadyJrhi]
    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    We live in am apartment so we are not allowed to plant and my back porch is too small for container planting. I would love to have a garden.
    I'm with you there CJO! I am looking forward to maybe being able to move out of the apartment we have been in for 8 yrs to a house with at least room for a garden!
    CJO Do you have a railing that you could hang "window boxes" from? (We don't even have a balcony *sigh*) Maybe at least a few radishes or lettuce?

    Everyone have fun with their gardens![/

    They don't allow us to hang anything from the balcony's. We live in low income apartments so you would think they would welcome a garden so we could save a little money. It drives me crazy. I hate apartment life.

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    We are in a similar situation, CJ. I wish the people that run this "moderate income housing" would get on board with the Community Garden movement. It would help a lot of people out...however I don't necessarily trust the neighborhood children to not destroy any garden that could be done. *sigh* But sure would like to try!
    Do you have a Community Garden area in your town?

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    Hi Kherrin!
    *Whistful sigh* I am so jealous! :) Your garden sounds WONDERFUL! Enjoy!

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    Thats why I am doing some container gardening, soil isn't as good as it should be, and the children They love to play around my yard.
    I don't live in the low housing, a mobile home park, really isn't low housing. Would like to try the community gardening, I have a big back yard that would be ideal for it. But don't think(or not sure) others would be interested here. I would need help in taking care of it. so my container gardening is good for now.
    Also like you said, does keep me active and young.

    Kherrin, why don't you do some trades for ,I don't know, fabric, other plants, just stuff?

    If you have a balcony, can you place pots on it? flowers or veggies? even the long flower pots? they shouldn't say something about that!

    I plan to plant some green beans, okra, maybe some butter beans. enough for my consumption. and some cayenne, habaneroes, those peppers are experiments. So y'all have fun with yours, I plan to have fun with mine.!

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    Also for senior citizens, tight budget and all, this is a great way to save a bit of money, to do a veggie garden and can or freeze items! thats what I am going to try and do this year.

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    I have flowers and my husband plants four tomato plants. My girlfriend (in the country) plants all kinds of things. I go there in July and August to can green beans and then harvest corn. You can take the girl out of the country but you cannot take the country out of the girl. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyJrhi
    We are in a similar situation, CJ. I wish the people that run this "moderate income housing" would get on board with the Community Garden movement. It would help a lot of people out...however I don't necessarily trust the neighborhood children to not destroy any garden that could be done. *sigh* But sure would like to try!
    Do you have a Community Garden area in your town?
    No we don't have a community garden. The kids in our complex wouldn't dare mess with someones garden especially if it was mine. I would explain why but thats not what this thread is for. :-)

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