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I’ve just joined the group so I thought I would introduce myself.

I have been gardening in pots on a 2nd story deck for several years until I could get a ground-floor, deer-proof space constructed. The plan was to do a hoop house so that I could just throw plastic over the fencing for the winter. Unfortunately, that plan will have to be put off for a bit. However, my husband and I have talked about fencing in the bottom of the deck space to create a cat-run. So that’s what I did this summer.

I am using the square-foot gardening method (sort of) in oak half-barrels. Since everything took longer than I hoped, I wasn’t able to get my summer crops in early enough to actually get results but I’ve put the seedlings in place anyway. With the changing climate I might get something and I will get an idea of what works and doesn’t work. The cats enjoy being outside and spend most of their time out there. We’ll see how that changes when the rains come.

We have a large, un-molested-by-deer bed of lavender in a flower-bed next to the house that seem to keep the bees happy and we provide feeders for the hummingbirds so most of the plants in the garden areas are for food and flavor and medicine. Of course, I have to be careful that the plants that are harmful to cats are out of their reach. Yeah, good luck with that.

I’m excited to find an online community for gardening and look forward to finding out more about you. Cheers.

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Hi there Lotusblossom, welcome to Goy, you described your area well, would be good to see some photo's, we have a lot of members who garden in pots, its always good to compare notes, copy ideas and suchlike....

6 Sep, 2014


Hello from me to LB

And welcome to Goy be great to see some photos to .

As we all garden in different ways and nice to share.

7 Sep, 2014


Welcome to GoY. It is always nice to see new faces. :o)

7 Sep, 2014


welcome from me also, I hope you enjoy the site

7 Sep, 2014


Welcome, I`m sure you will find lots to interest you and as Lincs mentions it would be good if you could download a photo or two.

8 Sep, 2014

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