Bog gardening


springknee

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I'm thinking of building a raised bog to grow my common garden veggies. Has anyone been doing this? If so are the plants doing well and producing decent veggies? Thinking about tomatoes , zucchini, and peppers etc.
 
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I didn't set out to grow vegetables in my bog, but a few years ago I had a couple tomato stems that I had trimmed off my plants and thought "why not?" I stuck them in my bog to see what would happen - they grew like crazy and produced hundreds of juicy, tasty cherry tomatoes. So it is possible!

Are you thinking of a dirt bog or a gravel bog?
 

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No, but I have a strawberry plant that has sent runners over to survey the bog area -- I don't know if they've decided to stay there or not, though.

Check out aquaponics -- it's a big thing, and that's exactly what people do is grow their veggies with fish poop!
 
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Really? Tomatoes??? I'm intrigued. Any other veggies?
Yup. Stuck in two tiny cuttings and had tomatoes take over the bog. People said they wouldn't grow. They did. People said they wouldn't produce fruit. They did. People said they wouldn't taste good. They did.

I've not tried anything else, but it was the easiest tomatoes I've ever grown - never had to worry about water!
 
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Be careful with tomatoes though. I grew tomtoes in my aquaponic system and the roots overtook the system and completely plugged the bell syphon. Those plants really love the water flood/drain system.
 
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I tried tomatoes one time, probably did not have enough fish poop they did not do well at all. Have more fish now, might do better.
 

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