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    NerosNeptune
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    For those of us without access to a yard, I recommend a hydroponics system. I got an Aerogarden as a christmas gift this year and love it. It came with an assortment of herbs (thyme, mint, parsley, basil, chives, something else), and you can buy other seed kits with tomatoes or peppers and such. It automatically turns its grow lights on and off, and reminds you when you need to add water or nutrient tabs.

    It’s great for me right now because I have nowhere I could put a garden outside, even if I put it in pots. Hopefully when I move to columbus I’ll have a balcony/patio to do that on, but I would still have the aerogarden for the winter months.

    #194507

    alison
    Member

    Well, you did it Merc.

    I had the day off yesterday, so I drove out to Alexandria and used up $30 worth of gift certificates.

    And had a blissful 3 hours of wandering back and forth, thinking about what I’ll get when I go back this summer!

    #194508

    joev
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    Anybody know where to find fruit trees and bushes? I’m looking for multiple/heritage varieties, not the standard one or two we see at Straders. Apple, pear, apricot, blueberries, etc.

    #194509

    Mercurius
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    alison wrote Well, you did it Merc.

    I had the day off yesterday, so I drove out to Alexandria and used up $30 worth of gift certificates.

    And had a blissful 3 hours of wandering back and forth, thinking about what I’ll get when I go back this summer!

    I got some heirloom tomatoes that are already 3 feet tall with blooms on them. Is that cheating? I bought a bunch of onions, asparagus crowns, rhubarb and horseradish. I bought one of the prettiest calla lilies I’ve ever seen and a few other vegetables and herbs. If you are really up for an adventure check out Companion Plants and Glasshouse Works in Athens County.

    #194510

    Mercurius
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    joev wrote Anybody know where to find fruit trees and bushes? I’m looking for multiple/heritage varieties, not the standard one or two we see at Straders. Apple, pear, apricot, blueberries, etc.

    If you know of one you want, I can make a graft or air layering from it. Glasshouse Works in Athens specializes in weird plant verities. I have s Citron Buddha’s Hand from there.

    Truthfully, I would mail order it online.

    #194511

    joev
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    Mercurius wrote

    joev wrote Anybody know where to find fruit trees and bushes? I’m looking for multiple/heritage varieties, not the standard one or two we see at Straders. Apple, pear, apricot, blueberries, etc.

    If you know of one you want, I can make a graft or air layering from it. Glasshouse Works in Athens specializes in weird plant verities. I have s Citron Buddha’s Hand from there.

    Truthfully, I would mail order it online.

    You must have some good sunlight! My Meyer lemon tree lasted about 2 months inside during the winter and then kicked the bucket when I put it outside in the dappled sunlight (about as bright as it gets in my current yard.)

    #194512

    Mercurius
    Participant

    Any of the Hesperidia family can be grafted to one another. Eventually I want one tree that each branch makes a different citrus fruit.

    #194513

    joev
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    Mercurius wrote Any of the Hesperidia family can be grafted to one another. Eventually I want one tree that each branch makes a different citrus fruit.

    You mean you want to move to San Diego.

    #194514

    Mercurius
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    joev wrote

    Mercurius wrote Any of the Hesperidia family can be grafted to one another. Eventually I want one tree that each branch makes a different citrus fruit.

    You mean you want to move to San Diego. Na, just a wee greenhouse :wink:

    Edit: I suppose it would make a cool bonsai also.

    #194515

    joev
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    Mercurius wrote

    joev wrote

    Mercurius wrote Any of the Hesperidia family can be grafted to one another. Eventually I want one tree that each branch makes a different citrus fruit.

    You mean you want to move to San Diego. Na, just a wee greenhouse :wink:

    Edit: I suppose it would make a cool bonsai also.

    It would be cool, but what are you going to do with all those tiny little fruits?

    #194516

    Mercurius
    Participant

    There are three awesome plant sales tomorrow morning

    Worthington Farmer’s Market

    Gardens at Gantz in Grove City Herb Sale

    and

    Franklin Park Conservatory Plant Sale

    #194517

    alison
    Member

    And I think the Chadwick Arboretum sale started today.

    I’m actually kinda glad I won’t be able to make any of them.

    I went to the DeMonyes’ perennial sale a few weeks back, the Historical Society plant sale last weekend, and made a trip out to Baker’s Acres.

    I keep forgetting how little space there is in my tiny Victorian Village garden!

    #194518

    Mercurius
    Participant

    alison wrote And I think the Chadwick Arboretum sale started today.

    I’m actually kinda glad I won’t be able to make any of them.

    I went to the DeMonyes’ perennial sale a few weeks back, the Historical Society plant sale last weekend, and made a trip out to Baker’s Acres.

    I keep forgetting how little space there is in my tiny Victorian Village garden! Tell me about it sis. I have free daffodils that I am taking to the curb tonight if anyone wants some, stop on by.

    #194519

    BetsyB
    Member

    thought I would take the time to mention a website my dear dad told me about when designing a garden or in our case redoing our entire yard..

    http://www.gardenplans.com

    There are some good plans on there that you can either follow to the T or also loosely depending on your taste, however the actual conceptual ideas have been very helpful with how we are looking to layout our backyard.

    #194520

    columbusfoodie
    Participant

    NerosNeptune wrote For those of us without access to a yard, I recommend a hydroponics system. I got an Aerogarden as a christmas gift this year and love it. It came with an assortment of herbs (thyme, mint, parsley, basil, chives, something else), and you can buy other seed kits with tomatoes or peppers and such. It automatically turns its grow lights on and off, and reminds you when you need to add water or nutrient tabs.

    It’s great for me right now because I have nowhere I could put a garden outside, even if I put it in pots. Hopefully when I move to columbus I’ll have a balcony/patio to do that on, but I would still have the aerogarden for the winter months.

    I (heart) my Aerogarden. I’ve got cherry tomatoes growing in it now. They’ve got a special on their website where you can buy 3 Aerogardens, a wall stand/mount for it, and 3 seed kits for like $400ish. Great deal, actually.

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