Comments on: Question of the Week: What kind of gardening plans have you made this year? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Harry Duff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18202 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 15:12:52 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18202 This site can be a walk-via for the entire data you needed about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and also you’ll undoubtedly uncover it.

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By: Harry Duff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18201 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:01:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18201 I must say that this post is the most relevant article I’ve ever read and saw. It’s a great help to everyone who is looking for this information.

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By: Nancy K http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18200 Wed, 11 May 2011 18:14:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18200 We want to plant a vegetable garden near our septic field. This garden is at our office, with septic designed for 10+ people and we are only 2 now in the office. Point is septic is way under-used and garden starts 20+ feet from septic tank and approx 6′ from end of field. I’m reading mixed opinions as to the safety of planting vegetable garden that close or anywhere near a septic. Others say planting directly over tank is great for plants.

We are not using waste water/gray water, many opinions assume ‘used’ water will be used. We have fresh water rain barrels.
Would appreciate your thoughts on sanitation & possible harmful pathogens. Alot of what is said is pretty scary.

Thanks!!

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By: DENISE http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18199 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:34:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18199 BLACK PLASTIC BAGS WORK WELL AS LONG AS YOU DO A GOOD MIX OF VEGETATIVE MATTER(GREEN), MANURE,AND DIRT, THEN WATER AND TURN FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS, DON’T SEAL TIGHTLY SO YOU GET AIR MIXING

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By: DENISE http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18198 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:31:27 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18198 HOSTAS ARE A GREAT CHOICE, HEUCHERA HAVE BEAUTIFUL LEAVES, PERENNIAL GERANIUMS, FERNS, AND DAFFODILS LIKE SHADE AS WELL AS IMPATIONS (SP) FOR GREAT COLOR

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By: Gary Wilson http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18197 Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:22:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18197 Im planning on composting and growing some organic veg and stronly thinking of keeping a few chickens if I can find the space.
Looking here http://www.love4myplanet.com/how-to-build-a-chicken-coop.php for some ideas about coops etc.

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By: Chris S http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18196 Wed, 07 Apr 2010 13:05:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18196 I should clarify…. we used 12 foot long 2″x12″‘s so the beds are 4 foot wide by 12 foot long with a brace board in the center. You could also use short stakes along the outside to keep the boards straight. They are heavy suckers, so build them in place. tacking landscape cloth on the bottom can help keep your soil in place in the ground isn’t too level.

if you put pipe brackets along the sides, they can hold plastic water pipe cut to form half hoops that can support remay or shade cloth. this creates a favorable micro climate to extend your planting season.

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By: Becky http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18195 Tue, 06 Apr 2010 14:55:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18195 Thanks for the input Chris. I was planning on 4′ wide so I’m glad I made a good choice. My husband thought 12′ might be too long and tend to “bow” in the center – will do some more research on that. I have been getting ideas from the internet. Hope to start the project this weekend. I’m pretty excited. Hope my husbands back holds out!! Wish us luck!

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By: Brenda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18194 Mon, 05 Apr 2010 16:09:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18194 I’ve found that watering in the morning prevents blight in my tomatoes as the leaves dry out during the day. I would assume it would have the same effect on any plant that is suceptible to those types of diseases.

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By: Brenda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/qotw-spring-gardening/#comment-18193 Mon, 05 Apr 2010 16:07:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1711#comment-18193 In my heavily shaded area I have the usuals – hostas and ferns. You can find both with varigated leaves to add interest. I see homes where they’ve planted Snow in Summer. Looks to be invasive to me. I would recommend talking to you local garden center (not big box store) for ideas.

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