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Post  quiltbea42 6/25/2021, 10:20 am

I was a member several years ago as quiltbea (had to rejoin as quitbea42) and then moved to a retired residence and no gardening.  No garden areas for the residents back then.  But this year, lo and behold, they offered to build us some raised beds.  I am now the proud owner of one of them, 4' by 8' and 12 inches deep.  Filled with top-grade soil for our first growing season, but this came about early this month so I got a late start.  I am once again a square-foot gardener.
I hopefully anticipated this bed so ordered some small bush-type tomatoes along with seeds for a bush cucumber and some mini-red peppers.  Happily I now have 4 tomato plants growing, 2 Red Robin which only grow about 12" tall and 2 Lizzanos which grow a bit taller, but still have an abundance of small, tasty tomatoes.  I thought to order small plants in case the plan for the raised beds fell thru and I could grow these in pots.  
Happily I have a small garden going now.  With greens in the form of Aruguala, Kale, Lettuces, Salad Burnet, and some radishes.
For flowering plants to attract bees, I sowed Nasturtiums and Lemon Gold Marigolds.  These are double duty since they are edible as well.
Can you tell I am 'over the moon' with happiness.  Glad to be back.  Love this forum.
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Post  OhioGardener 6/25/2021, 11:22 am

Welcome back to the Forums, Quiltbea42!  It is exciting to see how excited you are to get your garden again. Glad to hear from you! Smile

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Post  Scorpio Rising 6/25/2021, 11:38 am

Welcome back, quiltbea!  So glad you are gardening again!  cheers
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Post  yolos 6/25/2021, 12:23 pm

Glad to see you back Quiltbea.
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Post  quiltbea42 6/25/2021, 5:42 pm

Thanks you gardening friends.  Its so good to get my fingers in the soil again.  Makes one want to get up and out in the morning.
Thanks again for the kind words.
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Post  AtlantaMarie 6/26/2021, 9:18 am

Welcome home, QB!  It's great to see you!!
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Post  sanderson 6/28/2021, 4:34 pm

QB is back!! bounce happy hi Getting a 4'x8' bed is fantastic. I think having a community gardens at retirement centers is important.

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Post  quiltbea42 6/28/2021, 9:12 pm

Sanderson, you are so right.  Since I got the news of raised beds for residents, my life perked up considerably and every day I have something to look forward to which I enjoy.
They should be mandatory for all retired residences.
Today we are having extremely hot temps for Maine, in the 90sF for 3 days including tomorrow.  Thankfully in Maine the nights drop down to the 60s and 70s just the same.  I put out white fabric clipped to bamboo poles to shade my plants today and the wind was whipping them around something fierce.  I found a twin white sheet still in the package so I will use that tomorrow to make a tent over the bed.
Hopefully my lettuce, kale, radishes and arugula will come thru just fine with this extra help.
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