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Gemini71
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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, March 23rd (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Here in the American MidWest, we're just starting to get hints of spring, so I'm planning my garden. We've lost our house because of the 'forbidden topic', so I'm renting a garden plot from the park district. I'm so excited!

Planning on a veggie garden with a marigold border and have just started some of the seeds indoors. I'll have to wait to see how they turn out, but I usually kill indoor plants.

I've started:
Broccoli - Waltham 29
Celery - Utah 52-70 R Improved
Lettuce - Iceberg
Lettuce - Parris Island Cos
Marigold - Boy O' Boy Mix
Peas - Burpeeana
Spinach - Bloomsdale Long Standing

I'd like to hear about other SI member's gardens in progress, planned, or established.


Edited to correct stupid typos.

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Posts: 1860 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Illinois, USA
cinnamongurl
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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, March 23rd (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm in New England, I started some of my veggie seeds a week and a half ago. I've got sugar snap peas, Brussels sprouts I salvaged from last year's plants, mr. Stripey tomatoes, eggplant, leeks, bell peppers from last year's plants, basil, parsley, marjoram, and rosemary. All have sprouted.

My garden is full of iris, lilly, and daffodil sprouts. I am a little nervous about this week's snowstorm. Our fence collapsed under the weight of all the snow, and I just put it back up. Go away winter! You've overstayed your welcome!


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Together 18 yrs. Many ddays, last one late 8/12 "Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it." Tori Amos



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jadedheart
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Default  Posted: 10:22 PM, March 23rd (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

another Midwest girl here. I am hoping to plant a veggie container garden this year. It will be my first garden. I am nervous, but excited. I wanted to start some things from seeds, but I decided to wait and try that next year. It is my goal to can some veggies this year too. I used to do it every year with my mom and grandmother.

Old man Winter needs anger management for sure. Ready to see green grass and pretty flowers again.


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FWH 47
DS11, DD18, DS21(they know nothing about A)
Married 23 years together 25
Dday 09/24/2010
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Posts: 980 | Registered: May 2011 | From: Indiana
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 10:38 PM, March 23rd (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'll do corn/beans/squash 3 sister's style. My aunt is sending her heirloom, non-GMO corn seeds for this. Planting this way helps enrich the soil (the plants essentially feed each other to an extent) and reduces the amount of necessary water (a big bonus since I live in the high desert). Also, I'll plant carrots for my daughter, okra for my H, and herbs for me in a raised bed. I think I'm going to try sweet potatoes this year too. I'll start seedlings inside in the next week or so. Can't move anything outside until at least Mother's Day (or when the cottonwoods on the riverbank start to bloom) - otherwise I'll lose it to a late freeze.

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BAB61
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Default  Posted: 1:27 AM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I may do some containers this year .... we'll see how my hip heals ...


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Posts: 1271 | Registered: Oct 2013 | From: DE
Kelany
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Default  Posted: 8:43 AM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Love gardening. We've had a funky winter this year so we are just starting seeds. We do a few containers of herbs, everything else is in the ground.

We have to fight our chickens and turkeys for our tomatoes.


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DDay 2 - Jul 12
R Dec 12

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We are going to start a garden soon. It will be about 10x10ft. I have no clue what we will plant. I'm hoping it will encourage DD to eat the veggies or fruits, if she gets to decide what we'll grow.

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 9:41 AM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Another New Englander!

We rent a condo so we only have so much space out side for planting, otherwise people complain.

We usually plant:

Tomatoes (My son sold some one summer and made $8 )
Bell Peppers
Basil
Rosemary
Plus a few other things that I can't think of at the moment.

We tried cucumbers last year, but they didn't turn green, and a rabbit kept eating our carrots.

Because we're limited on space I want to try and plant other things, but I'm not sure what.


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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Growing up we always had a giant garden, I'm talking 1/2-1 acre planted with 70 tomato plants, rows of green beans, lettuces, melons, peppers, beets. I loved doing it, and having all those fresh veggies at my fingertips.

I don't really have a place for a garden at my current home, and told my H that we will be putting veggies in some of our flowerbeds this summer. He just laughed and shook his head.

I have just purchased my seeds, and peat pots to get started, lettuces, a variety of them, pepper plants, cilantro, and pumpkins(these are going on the back hillside to help keep the wild (super invasive) honeysuckle at bay. A neighbor (old farmer) says it works.

I am excited, and thinking I may even put a couple of tomato plants out with this stuff too.

There is absolutely nothing better than cutting your own fresh lettuces/greens, and making a giant batch of wilted lettuce. I guess I better get my seeds in the peat pots soon.

Good luck everyone.


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Catwoman
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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

New Englander here. Started Shasta daisies, salvia, lavender, chives, basil, thyme, parsley, coriander and oregano in seed containers last weeknd. Haven't gotten to germination yet.

I am anxiously awaiting some warmer weather. Winter has long overstayed its welcome here.

Cat


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Tred
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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I can't remember not having a garden, no matter where I lived. Something that my grandfather inspired passion in me when I was a little boy. I always plant the staples - corn, tomatoes, bush beans, zucchini, cucumbers, bell peppers, okra, strawberries - you get the picture. I always border the garden with marigolds and plant companion plants like basil among the tomatoes. I usually do about 50 different pepper plants in containers on the deck to make chili powder and pepper flakes. I usually do pumpkins on the hill if I don't feel like mowing that year . I think the garden plot is about 20 X 30 now...used to have about a 1/2 acre at our old place.

This last fall I built a 8 X 12 greenhouse, and I've got a bunch of different stuff growing (gardenias are even blooming). We should do a picture thread of our gardens later this year - it's always fun to see how imaginative and creative people are with their gardens!


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EvenKeel
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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, March 24th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I don't really have a place for a garden at my current home, and told my H that we will be putting veggies in some of our flowerbeds this summer. He just laughed and shook his head.

I had a huge garden during the M but it was too much for me (work and food) so I made the decision to rip it out last year and level the ground (it was all outlined with telephone poles and filled with greenhouse dirt).

Now I just plop a couple tomato plants in amongst my flower beds Works for me. My line-up is hostas.....tons of black-eyed susans....then my tomatoes.

Home and Garden Mag definitely will NOT be visiting me.

Edited for that dreaded tomatoes vs tomato spelling

[This message edited by EvenKeel at 12:37 PM, March 24th (Monday)]


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Posts: 2177 | Registered: May 2009 | From: Pa
tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 7:52 AM, March 25th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I planted my lettuce seeds, and Cilantro seeds last night in the peat pots, and have them on a sunny windowsill, which is good because it FREAKING SNOWED AGAIN!!!!


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8707 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:05 AM, March 25th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Chobani yogurt cups works great for planting pots. The labels are easy to come. The kids love planting in them and the fit nicely on a window sill.

I need to get started. I saw the stores are around me are starting to get seeds in.

I'm sorry you got more snow, TN. There's more snow in our forecast. I'm hoping it passes us by.


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Two Wonderful children - DS10, DD7
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Kelany
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Default  Posted: 8:13 AM, March 25th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Snowing here now. Boo hiss.


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DDay 2 - Jul 12
R Dec 12

Former 80s Icon wishful thinking


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Mhiimg65
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Content  Posted: 5:37 PM, March 30th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Tomatos, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, and lots of annuals and perennials all started. I start them under lights in my basement, and when the weather warms up move them to my little greenhouse. Our frost is still a danger until the week before memorial day (also due to microclimate). In May, we have a traditional of throwing a garden party. Everyone brings plants or garden paraphernalia to exchange and brings a dish for the brunch table.

Everything shows up...perennials, planting containers, lilac trees...
Even people who don't garden much like to come to share the food. And they will bring a six pack of pansies from a garden center to exchange.

And I get to give away about 10 varieties of tomatoes:)
And the mimosas and bloody mary's are a hit.


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Posts: 142 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: New York
lynnm1947
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Default  Posted: 5:43 PM, March 30th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Mhiimg65, what a wonderful idea!


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 8:41 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What a nice thread!!! I think I will start thinking of planning my garden and flowers. I really want herbs this year too.
I have lots of time because Spring isn't coming until July at this rate



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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 10:06 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ok so I was at WalMart over the weekend and was looking at the seed starter stuff, have you guys seen the Jiffypot things they are dehydrated, circles and you add water, and then poke the seed in the middle? They are freaking awesome. I put mine in muffing tins, but they sell plastic trays that hold them as well.


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Kids: 15 & 17
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Dadtryingtocope
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Default  Posted: 10:14 AM, March 31st (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

South central PA here. In a couple of weeks I can put plants in the ground. I'll plant tomatoes inside of water walls until the frost danger is gone. All my cold weather crops can go in now as well as seeds for others. So my start will be onions, lettuce, broccoli.

Followed shortly by cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and peppers. Maybe beans as well.

All planted in raised beds along my house.


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