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Re: Well, today.../Straw Gardening

Thanks, Tricia. I've got a spare garbage can. 45 gallon. I bought it when we first moved here, only to have the garbage guys tell me 30 gallon was the upper limit.

Grass clippings is a good idea. I guess I could also haul the bucket to the recycle place and fill it with mulch. Hmmmm. Other possibilities come to mind--I've got a friend who has a horse; wonder what she does the used bedding when she cleans out the stall? I'll have to ask.

On Apr 14, 2005, at 2:03 PM, pdickson wrote:

I have grown them in old tires with straw but you could also use old grass clippings.
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Well, today.../ Midwest Gardening

Hi Betsy,

Tell me about garbage cans and fingerling potatoes. At the farm, I grew red potatoes in a plywood box full of straw. I was thinking of trying it here; garbage cans would be simpler than a plywood box. Only problem may be the straw part--Florida doesn't grow any crops that make straw, at least not that I know of.

On Apr 14, 2005, at 10:50 AM, Betsy Kelson wrote:

Hi Ceres,
Yes, I am recovering. Tuesday was in the 50's and Yesterday was around
the 60's. Back to tee shirt weather for a few days. The snow in Denver and
at the garden center is almost gone, but left everything pretty muddy. At
the house, the south slopes have melted off, expect where we piled the snow.
I plan on planting pansies today, maybe some onions in containers. The
Fingerling potaqtoes will have to wait since in garbage cans are full of

Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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