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Thumbs up Garden, ahoy!

Well, mateys - in anticipation of my new garden, I bought LOADS of seed last night and planted them in small starter containers! They should be big enough to move to larger planters and load onto the boat by the end of the month. Got mostly bright flowers that love a lot of sun.

Still looking for a small greenhouse - can I build this sort of thing myself? The ones online were mostly large and expensive.

Here's to one green thumb and one hand on the wheel!


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The plans for the one I read about were relatively simple... and the materials weren't that expensive. I'm still looking for the article for ya.

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Talking Seedlings spotted off the starboard bow!

With much joy and bewilderment, I realized this morning that about 50 seedling popped up to say hello. Can hardly contain myself!

If anyone knows where to get some boat-friendly, sturdy, yet not to heavy planters or pots, please let me know. They will go on the top deck of my boat and I need to figure out how to make them stay put while under way.

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With lots of BBQ's, happy hours, and plants growing on top, just when will you get to the high seas? (According to one expert, there are tjree kinds of liveaboards: those who do and go nowhere, Those who do and go everywhere, Those who sort of do (wish they were) and go somewhere occasionally..... I'm currently part of the 3rd group; haven't cut the land line yet....) Good luck. I will be interested in hearing about the experience after a few months....
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" boat-friendly, sturdy, yet not to heavy planters or pots,"
Well, could see "Waterworld" a few times and study the tomato plant carefully. Putting it on a trimaran is the first step.

But on monohulls the traditional way to carry plants is to rig a boom gallows and then have all the planters gimballed below that, so they remain level at all times and further aft than most of the spray.

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Red face 7 days count down to live aboard

Hi all,

Plans are moving ahead very rapidly and there are only 7 days between me and a life on the high seas!

Thanks for all the advice, but can someone please explain the boom/gimball/plants hanging thing in more detail - these words have little meaning for me as I am new to the lingo.

Also, need advice on tearing up linoleum and replacing it with a wood floor - I have heard it is more complex because you can't let the wood swell from all the moisture as it would damage the boat. Any suggestions?


Can't wait to get off the land!!!


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Boom gallows is a framework that goes across the stern of the boat (like an arch) for resting the boom on. You wouldn't have one, since your's isn't a sailboat, hence, no boom. You can visualize what he is saying somewhat by thinking of a swing set, with the plants as the swings.

Teak and holly is the usual wood boat floor, though it can be other things as well. As I haven't had to replace a floor, I let someone else more knowldedgeble go into more detail.

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There is an article in the current issue of 'Good Old Boat' http://www.goodoldboat.com/ that details a very salty little green house that could live atop your vessel. I saw it in a store last week and picked it up, all while thinking of this thread. I moved aboard 15 days ago; I've been thinking about planting some herbs... Unfortunately I'll have to put away the green thumb until things get settled, not to mention the wind has been favorable here in NY: we must sail as we are sailors!
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Thanks suigeneris76. That's the article I was thinking of. The greenhouse is designed to have a large central planter and smaller pots in the four corners IIRC.

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