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Old 04-15-2011   #16 (permalink)
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I was just helping build a garden bed like that last week! There is certainly no shortage of rocks, and that whole method does seem to make the most sense here. And skipsue I think any sort of system invariable gets hot in this weather - lots of watering I suppose. And your probably right - summer is not really our growing season around here!! Too bad I've started late this year.

I'll have to set aside raised beds until we've got our own place though. For now I think I will be mostly focusing on container gardening. I'll let you know how I make out. So far lots of watering and no bug problems so so far so good Bill where do you buy nets from? I've heard planting tobacco plants or spreading dried tobacco around the perimeter of your yard will deter critters, so I may give that a try as well.

It sounds like I may be able to get some composting worms which would make composting here in Playacar much easier - a bin in the garage and I'm all set! The space and eco-attitude of Sacbe is Very appealing!! Until I'm in a place like that I'll just need to modify my growing plans somewhat.
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Old 06-14-2011   #17 (permalink)
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I got netting for my pole beans and to cover my tomatoes at the marine supply store on 30th. Look for a building on the east side of 30th, think it has fish painted on it. Same stuff they use on grass roofs.
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I got netting for my pole beans and to cover my tomatoes at the marine supply store on 30th. Look for a building on the east side of 30th, think it has fish painted on it. Same stuff they use on grass roofs.
Bill, any idea where I can find the black/green nylon "fabric" used as a sun block for plants in full-sun nurseries? I think it is commonly (and appropriately) referred to as "shade cloth".
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Old 06-14-2011   #19 (permalink)
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Hola, the Other Bill here ...

After my recent experience with the fish/palapa net, I have found that the 2 or 3 inch spaces don't keep out the birds. I also find that in my garden, more sun is better. So I am on a quest for a local source of nets something like these:
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Let me know if you find them, and I will do the same.
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Old 06-27-2011   #20 (permalink)
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Me too! The heat is just too much. All my tomato and watermelon plants are gone, I think I'll have to be much more careful with timing my plantings in the future to miss this heat.
But our first papaya is ready today, waiting for the kids to get home from school before we eat it!
And I have started using a worm bin for composting. That mostly avoids the critters problems as it's kept indoors.
Lots to learn about growing here
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I would love to hear more about your experiments with vermiculture. Where did you get the worms from?
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I think the best growing season is probably Sept Oct to April down there. Some things like peppers can take the heat but most, even tomatoes are happier if the temps are below 90 F and the nights cooler. I hope to have a friend start seeds for transplants for me in September this year. In past years I started them in November and we only get to eat about a months worth before we leave in April. Not sure where to buy shade cloth but they did have fabric like that for shading patios etc at home depot in cancun.
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If anyone needs garden supplies (light weight) bird net, veg. seeds (legal to bring?) etc. let me know we'll be down in Dec.
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I'll be taking what we need but the other Bill may need some things. You should contact us and come by for a visit since you've followed the thread for so long. You'd need to contact us via email though as we don't get a phone signal when we're at our place there.
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I'll be taking what we need but the other Bill may need some things. You should contact us and come by for a visit since you've followed the thread for so long. You'd need to contact us via email though as we don't get a phone signal when we're at our place there.
I will try contact here on Play.info as it's a home base. We have internet access in playa and would be thrilled to see your home!

Will you be there in December?
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We'll most likely come down the beginning of November. The very latest we'd be in the North would be thanksgiving but I believe it will be Nov 1 that we leave this year. Generally stay until April.
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We'll most likely come down the beginning of November. The very latest we'd be in the North would be thanksgiving but I believe it will be Nov 1 that we leave this year. Generally stay until April.
What would be the easiest way to get there? taxi or colectivo? We don't rent cars...........

yet!!
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What would be the easiest way to get there? taxi or colectivo? We don't rent cars...........

yet!!
You can take a colectivo to the end of La Guadalupana and walk a couple of blocks, or taxi all the way to your destination. In either case you will need to make arrangements to be met at the entrance for admission. Here are the driving directions and map: Pueblo SacBe - Events
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You can take a colectivo to the end of La Guadalupana and walk a couple of blocks, or taxi all the way to your destination. In either case you will need to make arrangements to be met at the entrance for admission. Here are the driving directions and map: Pueblo SacBe - Events
Well hopefully I will contact you or FB to get me in, if there are any garden things anyone wants let me know soon as they tend to get cheap soon as growing season winds down. Then it will all get put away till next spring, they'll have snowblowers out in September!!
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Checking for muling garden supplies, or? down??? Like to visit?
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