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Old 03-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
Larry M
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City: JAX, FL
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Hobo
Vessel Model: Krogen 42-120
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RE: Gardening Afloat

marinetrader wrote:
....So we came across the idea of sprouting seeds and container gardening; this looked to be a good idea for fresh vegetables...

Thanks, I needed the laugh this afternoon.* * (Nothing personal).* We tried sprouts.* They were an OK addition to a salad but they didn't work for us.* We carried the seeds and kit around for 4 years before we traded it for a bottle of rum.* I still feel I got the better end of the deal.

Container gardening on your boat while cruising?* Two*weeks ago some friends gave us a window box size planter with 2 tomato plants, basil and cilantro.* The sun was shinning and we had about 10 knots of wind.* What a great idea!** We are into day 7*of 15-25 knots in the anchorage and*I think the tomato plants are*saying, 'Kill me".** Between the high winds, the salt spray and having to tie the planter*down, I think I'll help the tomato plants along.

Now an herb garden,*I can see as manageable when you're cruising but I'll*save that for another day.*
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