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Comments On - Aerial Pumpkins: The Sequel


Hanging pumpkins, need to try this.
Carl, Livermore, CA
Posted: 4/14/2012 1:22:12 PM
I've set up some supports because I'm going to do this next year. I've got a 20-foot wall in the back and I'm going to grow them straight up.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 7/7/2011 8:59:05 AM
Rick, you are so right about gardens. In the spring mine always look so nice and tidy; by midsummer the beds become a little shaggy around the edges; and by the beginning of September they have become a jungle in appearance. I agree with Christina that it's easy to get motivated in the spring but not in the fall cleanup.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 9/4/2010 6:02:42 AM
In addition to failures, the other great un-mentionable is the mop-up at the end of the season. To clean up all that growth, and prep for the next round, is a task that I procrastinate on for days.

Great article. Keep'em coming.
Christina, Long Beach, CA
Posted: 9/3/2010 5:33:29 PM
Hi Kathy,
Ha! So, maybe we should figure out some strategy to increase the number of our "accidental" plantings. Maybe this has something to do with plant psychology. Perhaps pampered seedlings are sulky like spoiled children, but seedlings that had to rough it a bit are grittier and more determined.
In a somewhat connected vein, I do know that Sicilian gardeners sometimes deliberately water their tomatoes with sea water, because while the plants make less tomatoes, the flavor is greatly enhanced.
Vancouver? Cool. One of the great garden spots in the world. I was always impressed how the flower beds in the gasoline stations there often rival Disneyland flower beds for showiness.
When the editor comes back from her vacation I'll have to press her on how we might be able to post photos in this comments section. I'd enjoy seeing photos of your garden, if only to make me jealous.
Rick, Rapallo, YT
Posted: 9/3/2010 10:21:34 AM
I have the same situation with leftover seedlings. I can't bear to compost them, so I stick them in the ground somewhere and more times than not they take off like crazy. I have all kinds of squash winding through the landscaping out front, 2 tomato plants stuck between the berry bushes and a couple tomatillos in the herb garden. Bonus crops!
Kathy, Vancouver, WA
Posted: 9/3/2010 8:53:19 AM
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