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Mark your territory

Someone else has claimed the gardening space behind the apartment building, probably the third-floor resident with the two dobermans.

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randomdreams
Mar. 16th, 2015 01:14 am (UTC)
Container gardening, with tomatoes, works much better than in-the-ground gardening if you're religious with watering, because it's so much warmer so they grow faster.
rebeccmeister
Mar. 16th, 2015 01:20 am (UTC)

I do have a small balcony of my own, and a handful of pots since so much stuff died in transit. Still deciding what to grow...

randomdreams
Mar. 16th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
I can send you some tomato seeds, although you could also go to amishlandseeds.com, as we did. Black Krims do really well in containers. My brother's was over two meters tall, and producing tomatoes from mid-June to early October.
rebeccmeister
Mar. 16th, 2015 01:56 am (UTC)

Damn! The local grocery co-op sells Seed Savers Exchange seeds, which includes black krims. I grew some a couple of years ago in tx but wasn't crazy about them, but that could have been growing condition dependent.

randomdreams
Mar. 16th, 2015 02:02 am (UTC)
Well, there are so many others, it's kind of silly to persist in one you're not enthused about.
from http://amishlandseeds.com/russian_tomatoes.htm
the vernissage yellow received huge amounts of love because of its taste and low acidity. They grew really well, too.
If I remember right, the amazon chocolates were also amazing.
shellynoir
Mar. 16th, 2015 09:37 pm (UTC)
http://tracya.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Build-a-Garden-Box-out-of-a-Dresser

I know from experience that filling dressers with heavy stuff and leaving the drawers half open really messes things up but...
shellynoir
Mar. 16th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
http://www.backyarddiva.ca/balcony-ideas/

This feels better, because there's Ikea bookshelves everywhere.
rebeccmeister
Mar. 18th, 2015 02:28 pm (UTC)
In continuing to ponder the situation, I've come up with a couple of things (although I actually have a cheap particleboard bookshelf, too!):

-How about if I talk to the upstairs neighbor and offer to help with the garden? I don't even care about getting food out of the deal...I just like to see things growing.

-Maybe it's okay to let the gardening hobby go dormant, to a large extent, while living here. For one thing, I have MUCH better access to good food here anyway. And for another thing, work is looking to be much more intense and demanding here than it was it Texas.
shellynoir
Mar. 18th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
Where were you when I lived in the house of a thousand garden tasks? I would have paid you in....um....books?
rebeccmeister
Mar. 18th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I hope it wasn't during the same period when I was in Texas living in the Villa Maria house...THAT was also a stupidly high-maintenance house. Most of the thousand tasks there involved lawnmowing, which I hate.
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