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Old 04-14-2013, 01:21 PM
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The garden this year is going to contain, tomatoes, peppers (both hot and sweet), onions/shallots,carrots, and beans are all going in. Cucumbers are going in the pots, dill, rosemary, basil and cilantro will all also be added somethere. I also have a variety of flowers that will be planted around and in things.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:35 PM
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Was planning on getting some of the cool weather stuff in the ground this weekend but then I got sick:/

I have a lot of separating to do still in my seed trays and I was hoping to get the tomatoes into bigger pots for at least a couple weeks before we put them out for good.

I have a ton of flowers with no real plan on where to put them yet so that will be fun Also will be direct sowing many veggies and flowers in the upcoming weeks.

Right now, the tulips are hitting their stride as the daffs are starting to fade. Trees and bushes are all starting to bud out, grass is green....spring is here!
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:36 PM
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We planted squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, hot peppers, okra, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, beans & maybe peas. I could be forgetting things, also. I have herbs to put in pots inside but I keep forgetting.

Last year was our first attempt at gardening, and we did well for the most part. We lost our squash & zucchini to vine borers, but otherwise I was happy.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:40 PM
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We have a huge garden at the farm. We dont every buy potatoes we grow enough to last 4 people for the entire year. SOMETIMES they dont last, but we usually do 400 ish hills of potatoes. Carrots, Peas, Beans, ect...
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:26 PM
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At the rate this weather is going, it feels like we won't have a garden this year lol.

Generally we plant tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. We try strawberries every single year... and every single year is a bust. Usually we'll get a couple that we're able to eat and they taste AMAZING, but for the most part we either get a bug problem with them or they just don't grow well!
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:33 PM
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Yeah it's hailing again here. My poor onions, started a couple hundred red globe and yellow globes, and between getting hailed on and eaten by a slug I only have 5 survivors. May break down and get some starts from the feed store, but was hoping for better results from seed this year. They're one type of seed that doesn't stay viable year after year, so I wanted to get some established and figure out how to start them reliably.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:55 PM
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I'll still do veggies in pots... last year I did and some squirrel or rat or something came and ate all of my produce just as it was ripening
My dad had that problem with his veggies in pots, so he put the pots on casters and kept wheeling them around the house (front, back, side yard). Squirrels still got a couple but didn't clean him out like they had been doing.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:52 PM
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We don't have a yard so we do potters. We have Thai Basil, Oregano, Tam Jalapeno's, Yellow Squash, Tomatillo's, 3 lemon tree's, lime, green olive tree (forgot what variety), pineapple bromeliad, and pink blueberry. We have various other non-fruit/vegetable plants as well.

The pink blueberry and yellow squash we've never grown before, so should be interesting. The Pineapple bromeliad has to be the coolest one we have! It has one pineapple growing at the top of it's stalk, it's very neat, I can't wait until it's fully ripe! ^_^
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:33 PM
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Put in two new beds, I will probably kick myself for one of them come watering time, hope to find a good deal (trade) on mulch now that I can bring it home in my own truck. So one was another bed that is shaded from the afternoon sun by the privacy fence. I plan on moving the hosta that was to the side and got too much sun after losing a limb. I split up the iris and put half of each batch over there as well. Seeded with some phlox, and put ornamental grass in two places at the front. Add some coleus when it's time and it should compliment my other shade garden. Planted the sunflowers, and they are now putting up their true leaves. Took about 3 lbs of seed from the oil seeds from the birds and lined the vacant field edge with them,. they are not up yet, and they ought to be, so may have to do it again.

Let Hyia and her brother have a small squirt garden with sugar peas and lettuce. Going to put tomatoes where my four oclocks were. It is really too hot for them there, and that should please the tomatoes to no end.

THe last will be a tub of morning glories to make a living curtain in front of Hyia's bedroom window. THey are sprouting now.

Also have some rosemary, and some columbine sprouting.

THe oregano from the neighbor's ignored garden bed has spread into mine, which is fine with me.

Weirdly enough for our more than cold long winter, the bach buttons never stopped growing, and the snap dragons remained as well. Going to be a lot of bach buttons which is fine too. Blue is suppose to be a butterfly's favorite color and I do love butterflies with my whole heart.

Hyia has requested a rose bush of her own, so we will be picking one out next check. I also snagged a very over watered azalea in the bargain basket at the grocery store. IT lost 95 percent of it's leaves, but new ones are sprouting out, so I was able to get it dried out just in time. I have it in a pot for now.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:01 PM
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It's looking like it's going to be a great growing year here. We will have: garlic, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, peppers, beans, peas, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, squash (summer and winter), chard, kale, lettuce, spinach, strawberries, raspberries...and then various herbs and flowers. Probably forgetting some things, too!

I love being able to eat out of the garden! Nothing quite like it.
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