ButterflyLady29 wrote:I did look at your photos and garden plan. You need to add the size of your planting area. If you gave it and I didn't see it I apologize. I wouldn't plant the corn because it takes too much room for the little it produces. Corn is very easy to buy here. I would grow the tomatoes and peppers because the ones from the store don't taste good and are very expensive. I also would plant the raspberries and strawberries because those also are much better fresh. But you are in a very different climate and I am not familiar with what your stores offer. Here lentils are very cheap to buy but take up a lot of room in a very small home garden.
Some of your trees can be planted in large pots, I have citrus trees in pots because they have to be kept inside for our winter. I've also seen bananas in pots. I don't know about the mango and pomegranate. Mulberries become large trees and so do cherries, they need to be planted in the ground.
Onions and garlic, yes, about 20 plants in a 0.5m by 0.5m area. And yes, they can grow in containers. Garlic and onions grown for green onions can be planted closer. The 12 cm guide is for large onions.
Keep looking at posts, i submitted a draw plan of my garden selected area, and i think i did put measurements on that draw, even another member gave me another draw according to mine for suggestion, you should check out, it is maybe in page 2.
I have Mulberry trees already and i have pomegranate trees too, i didn't know about them but members helped me to identify them so those saved me some space in my garden.
About onions, sounds the pots and containers will be fine for them, i planted one onion in a pot and it is growing fine, also planted 2 cloves of garlic also in a pot and they are grown fine and keep growing, but i planted few onion seeds in container since about 3-4 weeks and it didn't show up at all, strange, so i will give it until end of this year say one more week, if nothing yet then i simple will try to sow the container again and plant the new seeds, could be that i planted them so deep, and the soil is so hard for the seeds to grow and germinate or getting the sprouted leaves out, anything can be the reason, same happened with one container which i planted with tomatoes seeds directly from a tomato after i cut it and took the inside juice with seeds, it has been nearly 50-60 days until i saw them germinated and just barely they sprouted, so maybe sometimes some seeds taking ages to germinate in the soil, i will give a try later.
Corn will be treated later, from my another thread someone just mentioned that he saw corn was planted in a pot, so, let me ask, if you keep telling me about having a block for corn to success the pollination, then how about if i plant the corn in many pots good size big enough and put them all together next and closer to each other in a block form, will that work too? so in this case i can place all the pots in the sunniest location and it will save space from my garden, say i buy 25 pots, and put them in 5x5 matrix or block with enough spacing in between, isn't this gonna work?
I have 2 pots made of pottery, good big size, the man before me who rented my house bought them and left them for me, it contains dead plants, i don't know what, but i feel i really don't want to know and just remove it and plant something else, i was thinking about kind of citrus but not lemon, i have 3 lemon trees already in my garden, so i was more thinking about orange or mandarin or clementine, i was also thinking about apple, dwarf one, somewhere i saw that apple tree which is just standing in a pot and giving fruits, not that high, nearly 4-5 feet, i forgot what they call it, i was thinking one of those in one pot and the other is orange[or similar] fruit in another pot, what do you think? Those two pots placed just right in front to the side of my house entrance door.
Yesterday i was looking for to boil cowpea in water to eat, but to my surprise or shock i saw those small insects in that package after i saw some of them trying to survive from that boiling water, so i dumped that boiled one, and kept the pack as i was thinking to use the seeds in planting, not sure if it can be planted or it is clean after that insect invasion or i should get rid of it too, and where i can plant it if i can? i can't believe that i forgot to mention it in my wanted plants list, it will be good for me to have it too, and next time when i will buy it i will make sure i put them in a sealed jars or bottles rather than leave them in a plastic/nylon transparent bags.
Any details or information will help me, i keep researching ere and there, reading your posts, asking you, and keep reading, everything can be helpful for me, and i hope i can have a successful garden or plants, i am sure i will have failure which normal, but i won't give up, if it worked with some others then it must work for me too considering if same climate and environment.