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Register your Garden for 1000 Gardens Project

This is the place to register your vegetable garden for the 1000 Gardens Project. Register by: name, zip, street or address, church, school, community center, etc. Let us know if it's a back-yard, front-yard or community garden. Happy Gardening!

Location: Springfield, MO
Members: 90
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2013

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earth worm composters 3 Replies

I want to start using earthworms for composting purposes.  Is anyone locally doing this that I could come visit and see how it's done?Lois BlansitContinue

Started by Lois Gail Blansit. Last reply by Springfield Area Herb Society Mar 29, 2011.

2011 garden plans 5 Replies

In response to Aubree's email, I have big plans for the garden this year.  I have 6 fig trees rooting in pots and lots of rootstock and fruit tree scions on order. I'll be practicing my grafting…Continue

Started by Amy Sirk. Last reply by Aubree Taylor Jan 3, 2011.

plants for arbor 1 Reply

I just put up a metal arbor. I have honeysuckle to plant in both sides but need ideas for the top. I would like something full and beautiful. I probably dont have enough sun for roses.

Started by Kelli Larson. Last reply by Lois Gail Blansit Jun 22, 2010.

Garden

  Our garden is about 1/4 acre.  We plant corn, beans, peas, cauliflower, 3 onion variets, 142 tomatoes, and 3 varieties of potato.  We have a separate garden for our viney plants.  I will can…Continue

Started by Charlene Cowan Apr 20, 2010.

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Comment by Desiree Fleck on December 26, 2012 at 10:08am

I have a beautiful garden at the apartment complex where I usually stay in Branson MO. We grow all kinds of things through the spring and into the fall - from tomatoes and peppers to squash and beans! :)

I have started a community garden with some folks in Taney County. It is located in a friend's backyard, on almost 1/4 acre of land. It will be open to the public this spring and we are always looking for volunteers to help set things up and get it going!

Comment by Eric Honeycutt on January 15, 2012 at 10:40pm

Hello all!

My name is Eric Honeycutt, most people call me "Honey." I'm going to be putting raised garden beds in the backyard of my house and teaching free-of-charge classes along the way, with topics ranging from building raised beds to companion plants to building irrigation systems with pvc pipe, a garden hose, and rainwater collection barrels. Everyone who participates will get to share in what the garden produces.

I'm going to be needing material to build the beds, currently I'm thinking cinder blocks from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and raw cedar scrap from a local sawmill, with Meek's lumber wrap for a weed barrier. Additionally, I will need seeds, preferably from local heirloom sources, piping/garden hoses for the irrigation system, fill dirt, and compost (which I'm planning on getting from J&M Mushroom farms in Quapaw, OK).

Any ideas where to obtain the above items cheaply (and upcycling as many resources as possible) will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Honey

Comment by Linda Wilson on August 3, 2011 at 1:14pm
i am registering my garden. it is 26x16 and not doing well. The weather has been funky and now drought. Plus the groundhogs dont help!! I can tell I will need to enrich the soil. I was spoiled by the garden spot I inherited from old Tony, who rest his soul was a master gardener as well as a kind soul.
Comment by Bill Buron on March 24, 2011 at 7:03pm
2011 for us will be more of the same thing we have always done.  We will have permenant beds of Asparagus, black berries,blue berries, rasberries and grapes. We will have 5 beds that are 4'x16' that we will raise our veggies in and one 2'x 16' beds for herbs Thats not to say that the veggie bed won't have herbs in them also, but the permenant bed will have herbs that com back year after year as will as those we will plant this year. Some herb seed and tomato seeds are started but we were out of town when we shouldhave planted the peppers so we will buy the plants this year. We will be growing luffaa goards again this year as we had fun withthem last year and gave many away.
Comment by Madelynn Frazier on March 15, 2011 at 9:46pm
I want to be able to can a lot of green beans and tomato products from the garden this summer and make pickles. I'm also planning a herb bed and making some oils and vinegars with them. I have black raspberries and have bought blackberries, plan to buy red raspberries and strawberries and plan to make jams and can some of all of them. My garden will be heavy on salad vegetables because we enjoy salads and I detest store prices and the worry of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. I'd like to do some vertical potatoes too.  My vision is probably larger than my ability but I'll give it my best shot....lol. Just talking about it makes me want to get out there and it's almost 10 p.m. and dark....lol.
Comment by Sharon B Smith on March 15, 2011 at 10:56am
2011 garden is going to be FAR larger than the little plot we had last year (although that one is getting planted in cold crops as soon as the weather cooperates. We have a neighbor coming to plow up about 1/2 an acre of our horse field, then we're fencing off and planting it with over 40 tomato plants, over 30 pepper plants, peas, cucumbers, canteloupe, sweet corn, sorghum, okra, onions, and probably a whole bunch I've already forgotten about. We're doing all heriloom varieties. Also have seedlings started for a nice sized herb bed. We also plan on planting the north part of the plot with a variety of apple & pear trees, plums, and then down the side (closer to where the horses can still stick their noses over the fence) black berries, blue berries, raspberries, strawberries & a  grape arbor. This is going to take a few years, but I plan to compost everything, continue fertilizing with horse manure & now our rabbit & duck manure (chicks will come later this month, too) and plan to can everything I possibly can, plus maybe sell a little from my front porch to passers-by. We live on a pretty busy rural road outisde of Marshfield. Can't wait to get going!
Comment by Madelynn Frazier on March 14, 2011 at 2:27pm

I'm officially registering my daughter's and my garden.  Madelynn & Lorraine Frazier. It's  in my side yard and will use part of the flower bed in the back (need food more than flowers...lol). The address is 1826 E. Woodbine St. in the Woodland Hills addition, Springfield. I have some raised beds but back problems kept me from doing much with them last year. Hope my back cooperates better this year. I'll also be helping at one of the Gateway Farms Galen is starting up north of town so will get to garden in one bigger than I can have.  :)

Comment by Elanya Tracy on January 20, 2011 at 4:18pm
I have a raised bed garden in Niangua area. We have lots of rocky ground and have to add topsoil to our garden. I am composting and raise rabbits for the fertilizer. I'm interested in learning about Aquaponics, earthworms and solar energy.
Comment by Elizabeth Knaack on January 4, 2011 at 8:03pm

Hello,

I am registering my garden-plot so far. I haven't broken ground yet.  I moved to a 50 acre farm last fall, a far cry from the little yard I had in Springfield.

I plan on having a big garden and selling from my farm here in Lebanon. 

I have boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries and have just started an orchard.

I plan to plant heirloom seeds of course and try some new varieties.

I am excited about this year and can't wait to get the potatoes in the ground!

 

Happy Gardening! :)

Comment by Dana Jewel Harris on January 3, 2011 at 3:00am
Greetings & Happy New Year! Our new garden is called Atwood Community Gardens.  It's located at 779 Atwood Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30312. It will be a three-in-one demonstration and training model for an edible schoolyard, community garden plots, and a commercial farm.  It's about 2.5 acres in total. Since we are in the heart of a high poverty, high drop-out/at-risk African American community, the theme of our garden will be African American inventors and innovators.  And instead of having scarecrows, we will build upon the stories of the mythical Sankofa bird. Hopefully, it will make a connection with the students and help them engage in S.T.E.M. research and discovery activities via the garden.
 

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