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- August 13, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm in reply to: What are the best ways to protect community gardens from vandalism and theft ? #456411
I lose 25% of my stuff to deer, bunnies and humans. It gets a little worse every year. Grandview put up signs eventually as we would see people drive up, load bags with the crops others grew and then leave. I think ours might be different than the OP’s as we rent our plots from the city as opposed to anyone being able to work it.
Took advantage of the cool weather to do some winter cooking as well. A 4.5 pound locally raised chicken from Whispering Pines farm, brined 2 days with fresh rosemary and sage, spatchcocked over a bed of potatoes, celery, carrots and onions. Side of sugar snaps picked today with butter, salt and peppah!
Thanks! Right now my kids are trashing the basement with some serious wheel throwing. The clay I got was the basic moist white recommended by Columbus Clay for the beginner. I will check out your website.
JoeMitchell wrote >>
Does anyone have any experience/success using a greenhouse in Ohio?
I would love to be able to keep a garden year round. I use raised 8×4 cedar planters. Built an additional one this past weekend and was going to just place it in line with the others along the border of my yard. Then I was thinking about placing it parallel to the others, 3-4′ apart to create a walkway then build a greenhouse to cover, thinking cedar and polycarbonate but that would be $$$.
Neighborhood association won’t like it, but I can probably argue successfully against the bylaws using the argument that it is not even really a structure given that is does not have a foundation.
Another question, how does one eradicate mint? gasoline? I keep ripping it out and it’s back in less than 24. People before us put it in the beds bordering the house, I want these beds to be perennials/annuals only and use a pot for the mint.
Anyone ever do a perennial swap or yard sale? I have some purple stuff, no idea the proper name, some yellow stuff, buttercups maybe, a ton of ferns and grasses. I’d like to get some flocks this year and anything else fairly hardy and flowering.
Any ideas other than hostas for very shady spots?
To early to replant dahlia tubers? Google says mid May, I put them in last night, my wife said too early.
I need to get a book.
Just saw this. I keep spinach,arugula and lettuce overwinterd in a raised bed behind my house. Gives an extra four months of greens. I use row cover and it does fine. A double layer for the really cold months.
Patch wrote >>
Ugh, just check my garden and slugs are all over our zucchini.
Any ideas, organic (or otherwise)
Escar-go from Gardens Alive. Organic, non-toxic if you are not a slug, and breaks down into fertilizer. Works great. Slugs just disappear.
For the curtain maker on a budget, I would suggest Chelsea House near Grandview. They sell upholstery and curtain fabric by the yard for 3 bucks a yard I think. It is older stuff, but sturdy. They have a wall of bolts that is 10 foot tall by about 50 foot long. I take my kid there to get fabric remnants for literally pennies she sews into projects for her room. It is one of the unknown deals in CBus that I cannot believe I just gave away.
Grandview has a field turf track that is open to the public. One of the many reasons it wins number one in the CU “where I should live poll” (smiley)
I live in Grandview. It is safe, tons of restaurants and bars, I can bike downtown in 10 minutes, complete walking neighborhood, you dont need a car to live here, kind of Chicagoish that way.
I went to Sandals Ocho Rios for my honeymoon and it was fabulous. The food was awesome, the place was amazing, tons to do. The breakfast was literally 60 foot long of tables laden with everything you could imagine on a patio overlooking the caribbean. They took us out on a boat to the reef to snorkel every day multiple times. When my wife was doing aerobics, whick I hate, I asked the front if anyone there played tennis and prompty a Jamaican dude in tennis whites showed up and kicked my butt for an hour. We took a taxi to the townof Ocho Rios and bopped around the straw market which was fun. Would go back in a heartbeat.
patient_zero wrote >>
I wonder if they will have the pizza lunch buffet at this location as well. Sometimes I visit their Beechcroft/161 location and grab a no fuss pizza lunch. They have buffets at Whitehall, Powell, Gahanna, Westerville, and Lancaster.
THe loction has been many things. It is big enough to have some seating from the previous times I was there.
For a small local dealer, I recommend Larry Burchfield at Third Ave Auto near Grandview. I have purchased 2 vehicles from him. He works on the vehicles himself.
This may seem wierd to people, but we used to take our little kids to Figlio with us. Just tried to get there early before the happening crowd. They have a plain cheese pizza, will make buttered noodles for the kids, bring out the basket of bread and put the white paper cover over the tablecloth. We would bring crayons and let them fill up the paper.
I would eat that in a heartbeat. Might be my last heartbeat, but nonetheless.
blammo wrote >>
There’s a pretty decent hill right at the intersection of goodale & grandview avenue.
Went with the kids after school yday. Righteous powder until it got too crowded
Many good choices in the Grandview area. A shout out for ABS on 5th avenue near the Fortin and McDonalds.