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    These are the veggies I will be growing

    - Cucumbers: Peppers: Eggplants: and Tomatoes

    Mostly all from seed

    Tips for growing these?

    Tips for making a entirely new veggie garden too!


    EDIT: Will be starting indoors. Live in San Jose, California

  • #2
    I would recommend reading
    http://backyardgardener.com/tm.html
    http://backyardgardener.com/veg/index.html
    http://www.backyardgardener.com/toma...matoseeds.html


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    • #3
      Hi Growing Veggies,

      You don't say if you will be starting your seeds indoors or sowing directly in the.* Based on your other post about growing tomatoes from seed, I'm going to guess you will be starting your seeds indoors and then transplanting outdoors. Do a search for the link.*

      This first site discusses how to start tomatoes from seed. The instructions are basic for starting most other veggie seeds.* There are no pics though.* The second site is for starting herbs from seed and has some great pics, so you might like that one better.* Again, the basics are the same and these sites are for starting your seeds indoors.
      http://nctomatoman.topcities.com/Off...g/OTV4SEED.htm
      how to sow seeds in flats and pots with pics


      For sowing directly in the garden:
      http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/document_vh026

      More tomato and pepper growing info.* I'm guessing that you will be growing sweet peppers.

      Tomato - Based on what you say is your last frost date in your other post, I'm guessing you live in a warm climate such as Florida, Texas or California.

      Tomatoes in Florida:
      http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/document_vh028

      Great all around transplant info for growing from seed.
      http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/l128-w.html

      Growing veggies organically.
      http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VH019
      http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/b1011-w.html

      Veggie growing guides.
      http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies/directory.html

      How to plan and prepare the garden:
      http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies/basics.html

      You might want to make a foldable trellis for your cucumbers.
      http://www.doityourself.com/stry/vegetabletrellis
      http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/ex...llis-video.php

      The other sites Backyardgardener gave you will also be helpful.

      Newt

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      • #4
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        • #5
          Cornucopia Seeds

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          ************************* Super Sweet 100 Hybrid Back****************************** *

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          • #6
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            Bypass Shears and a Bigger shear

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              ************************* My Rake********************************************** ****************** *

              My Hand Weeder with Watering Can

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              • #8
                I did a little googling and found that Cornucopia seeds are a new line of seeds from Renee's Garden.
                http://www.reneesgarden.com/cornucopia/index.htm

                You can look up Renee's Garden at the Garden Watchdog site I gave you.

                That's a good assortment of tools.* The large pruners are for large branches and you won't be needing those.

                Do you have any pictures of the garden spaces you want to plant in?

                Newt

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                • #9
                  Okay thanks!

                  Would this be better than seed cell trays?

                  Measures 1ft 4in (Square [So all sides]) 2 1/2in. deep




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                  • #10
                    Here are my garden pics

                    ******* This is the side yard*Measures 2ft 9in x 7ft 5in

                    Look between roses and tree on left***********************




                    ******************************Close-up************************************************ ******************



                    Not exactly good pics...but if you*want*better ones*I'll*get them

                    Back right corner Measures 1ft 6in x 4ft 3in*



                    Close up******************************************** *





                    *************************************Top view********************************************** *********************






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                    • #11
                      Across the stone path there is actually another square section against the house that I can also use. So so far I have given you pics of the backright corner, the sideyard, and now another space in the side yard


                      It is also right next to the air conditioning/ heater machine, (The square 'box' outside) Don't know if it'll interefere with the plants. BUT I'd have to check on it when the heater/AC is on sometime, Might give off heat good/bad.*

                      Measures 3ft 6in x 4ft 4in






                      There used to be a huge tree here that was later removed because the gardener said it was too close to the house and could fall anytime...**



                      There is still the tree stump there, don't know if it'll just take space or if it'll interfere with my veggies, can ask the gardener to remove

                      *The area is currently filled with pots and trays.

                      **The tree stump was not removed because of any diseases, just because it was giving us worrys that it would collapse on the house.

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                      • #12
                        Yes, that tray will work fine but you will need something under that so when you water your seedlings the water doesn't ruin the surface below.* I've used the disposable roasting pans from the grocery store or any old tray.* Just be sure to measure both your tray and any that you may buy.
                        disposable aluminum roasting pan

                        You may want to raise up the tray with the holes in it so the bottom of your seedling pots don't sit in water.* You can use lids from margarine containers if you like.

                        Newt

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                        • #13
                          Newt wrote:
                          I did a little googling and found that Cornucopia seeds are a new line of seeds from Renee's Garden.
                          http://www.reneesgarden.com/cornucopia/index.htm

                          You can look up Renee's Garden at the Garden Watchdog site I gave you.

                          That's a good assortment of tools.* The large pruners are for large branches and you won't be needing those.

                          Do you have any pictures of the garden spaces you want to plant in?

                          Newt
                          Should would you recommend them?

                          Should I return the seeds/seed tray? And get possibly better branded ones?

                          Are the seeds organic? It says Not treated or genetically grown (In picture)

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                          • #14
                            The site next to the air conditioner will be too hot in summer and probably have too much air flowing.* Besides, it's not good for the unit to plant that close to it.

                            I have some concerns about the side yard not being sunny enough.* I do like the rectangular look of it though.* The sun will be higher in the sky in the summer, so it might get enough sun.* All you can do is try it to see if it works.

                            The back corner site looks awkward to get to.* If you plant a tomato plant there you aren't going to be able to get behind the plant to harvest.* If you put the tomato plant more forward, once it gets large you won't be able to get to what is planted behind the tomato.* It also looks shady.* Is that grass I see there or moss?* If it's moss the site would probably be too damp and shady.* How about the area to the right of it?* What is that dark green plant material growing there?

                            Newt

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                            • #15
                              GrowingVeggies wrote:
                              Newt wrote:
                              I did a little googling and found that Cornucopia seeds are a new line of seeds from Renee's Garden.
                              http://www.reneesgarden.com/cornucopia/index.htm

                              You can look up Renee's Garden at the Garden Watchdog site I gave you.

                              Newt
                              Should would you recommend them?

                              Should I return the seeds/seed tray? And get possibly better branded ones?

                              Are the seeds organic? It says Not treated or genetically grown (In picture)
                              I can't recommend them as I've never bought from them.* I also can't say not to use them.* Look up Renee's Garden at the Garden Watchdog site I gave you and see if they have a good reputation and then decide if you want to purchase from them.* I can't make that decision for you.* Your garden is going to be VERY small.* I think you shouldn't obsess over which seeds unless you MUST have organic seeds and MUST have an organic garden.* You will only have room for one or two tomato plants of each.*

                              Just because the SEEDS weren't treated with chemicals doesn't mean they are organic.* If they are orgnaic they would be CLEARLY labeled on the front of the packet that they are organic.* That means the PLANTS they were harvested from were grown without synthetic herbicides in the soil or on the plants.*

                              It's as if you are asking if a dog is a collie because it's a dog.* It might be a dog but might not be a collie.* All collies are dogs, but not all dogs are collies.* :)*

                              Newt

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