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Re: [GRD] Temps/ Oriental veggies

eva, if it clears up today [it does not look like it will], i'll try to 
take some. or maybe i can make a new one and photograph it. i only have 
about 12 or them set up now, all in use as seed beds for palms and not in a 
place where they can be easily photographed. but we'll see.

At 07:00 PM 12/14/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm catching up on old email and found your post regarding the grow bags & 
>the bok choy (see below).  Do you happen to have any photos of what this 
>looks like?  I'm not really sure how you did this.
>Long Island, NY
>Zone 6/7
>"Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade."
>Rudyard Kipling
>In a message dated 11/29/2002 3:52:38 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
>jsinger@IGC.ORG writes:
>>a grow bag is a heavy-gauge plastic sack with drain holes. i got mine from
>>peaceful valley farm supply. they need support, so i made frames of
>>small-animal wire to put them in. my bags are 14" by 16" by 14" high; the
>>frames i made are 14" by 16" by 13" high. i folded the other inch over the
>>frame and used paper clips to hold it in place while i filled it with top
>>soil etc. the bags come in other sizes.
>>i've used the bags for a lot of different things, including seed beds for
>>palms and cycads and cutting beds for big-cutting plants like frangipani
>>and mulberry. in this part of florida where our native soil is sand to the
>>center of the earth, grow bags are often a sensible alternative to planting
>>things in the ground--especially if those things are happier with
>>alternative soil conditions or moisture requirements.
>>which reminds me, someone asked about a non-fruiting mulberry and that's a
>>cultivar of the white mulberry. it's a major landscape tree in the
>>sacramento and san joaquin valleys of california where [for some reason
>>that is not entirely clear] they nub them in the fall. which makes a very
>>funny looking tree when it gets to be 10 or 12 years old.
>>At 01:23 PM 11/29/02 -0800, you wrote:
>> >Jim- you referred to a "grow bag" for bok choy- what are you referring to?
>> >Thanks,
>> >Theresa
>> >
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: owner-gardeners@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardeners@hort.net]On
>> >Behalf Of jim singer
>> >Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 12:57 PM
>> >To: gardeners@hort.net
>> >Subject: Re: [GRD] Temps/ Oriental veggies
>> >
>> >
>> >cathy, if you're asking about bok choy, here is my experience with how
>> >much--we grow two 14" by 16" by 14" deep grow bags of bok choy. we grow it
>> >from seed, which we "broadcast" and then eat what we thin. we do not
>> >harvest whole plants, only stalks/leaves. there are two of us; the season
>> >of harvest in florida is long; the plants, like coles everywhere, a fairly
>> >cold tolerant, so the harvest period is also fairly long before they bolt.
>> >
>> >
>> >At 01:59 PM 11/29/02 -0600, you wrote:
>> >>Still hoping for guidelines on how much space they need in the vegetable
>> >>garden and time to maturity. Thanks!
>> >>Cathy
>> >>On Friday, November 29, 2002, at 08:14 AM, Gene Bush wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>Hello Bonnie,
>> >>>   I love just about all things oriental in veggies. Favorite for me is
>> >>>Chinese cabbage. In a salad, stir fried, steamed, with pasta..... just
>> >bring
>> >>>it on... and often. Easily grow in the fall garden. To me, better taste
>> >than
>> >>>Bok Choy.
>> >>>   Gene E. Bush
>> >>>Munchkin Nursery &Gardens, llc
>> >>>www.munchkinnursery.com
>> >>>genebush@munchkinnursery.com
>> >>>Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>> >>>----- Original Message -----
>> >>>snip
>> >>>>I always have a fall veggie bed...this year I tried bok choy and
>> >>>>kohlrabi...have a wonderful crop...the bok choy is so much more 
>> sweet and
>> >>>>juicy from the garden than from the store...Thought I would share this
>> >for
>> >>>>those who plant a cool weather veggie garden.
>> >>>>
>> >>>>Bonnie, Zone 6+, ETN
>> >>>
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