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  Old  December 30th, 2015, 1:46pm     #1
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Gardening Thread 2017 - 2019
Whether your garden is large or small, in a container or on a sill
Tell us what you're growing and if you have photos, better still.


For many, gardening is a year-round endeavor, even for those of us who live in areas with four distinct seasons, and even when there's snow on the ground.
In fact, January and February is seed starting time for some gardeners, depending on how long it takes to germinate their chosen plants.


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Here are some resources so you can find your hardiness zone and determine when you should start your seeds, indoors and outdoors:

Here is a resource for gardening in containers and small spaces - great info, especially if you're new to gardening:
Here are some resources that explain how to grow espalier trees:


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  Old  June 17th, 2016, 7:58pm     #2
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I planted butternut squash and zucchini squash.

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  Old  May 16th, 2018, 5:48pm     #4
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That yard looks great Louise!

Our garden got a slow start due to spring forgetting to arrive Radishes are up, but the peas are pathetic. Oh well. My wave petunias are ready to be planted in the front stoop planters.

I just heard the rototiller, so that must me the rest of the seeds will be going in soon. Our raised beds became over-run with creeping charlie. Apparently I have a bumper crop of that nasty weed this year
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  Old  May 16th, 2018, 7:49pm     #5
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Thanks, Casey! I've been picking lettuce and kale for about a week. My sweet peas are starting to climb and bud out. The cukes are getting taller, and I'm training them to climb. I'm trying a new melon, Tiger Lily Honeydew, which is smaller, and I'm hoping to train that to climb as well. My green beans are wayyyyy behind due to our cold spring.

Post pics of your garden, when things start to come in.

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That yard looks great Louise!

Our garden got a slow start due to spring forgetting to arrive Radishes are up, but the peas are pathetic. Oh well. My wave petunias are ready to be planted in the front stoop planters.

I just heard the rototiller, so that must me the rest of the seeds will be going in soon. Our raised beds became over-run with creeping charlie. Apparently I have a bumper crop of that nasty weed this year
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  Old  May 17th, 2018, 9:12am     #6
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Those raised beds look great!!!
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  Old  May 17th, 2018, 11:55am     #7
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Those raised beds look great!!!
Thanks, CBM...I do love them!
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  Old  May 31st, 2018, 11:43am     #8
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I need to get my East Garden rototilled so I can get my stuff in the ground.

Wish I had a mulberry tree/bush.

So much garden work to do but it is so fun

Wishing & hoping & thinking & praying, planning & dreaming... and entering!
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Wish I had a mulberry tree/bush.

I planted one two years ago, a Persian mulberry tree. It was so late coming out of dormancy (middle of May). I don't know if I will have berries this year. I had a few last year.
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The veggie garden is all planted. Peas are not looking very promising. Oh well. Been eating lettuce and a few radishes. Plentty of sunshine predicted for the next couple of days.
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I am not a gardener but I like to read this thread.
What is a pretty flower that is highly fragrant? It will get a southern exposure, so lots of summer sun.
I don't care if it's annual, perennial, shrub, whatever. I just want something pretty whose scent will waft through the open window in the summer, like my lilac does.
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  Old  July 17th, 2018, 11:34am     #12
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ONE OF MY DAY lilies finally opened (the other will prob be a week yet)


the waiting is hard lol

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picked 2 cucumbers,jalapeno peppers,banana peppers,and one tomato
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Mixed results on this years veggie garden. Green bush beans came on strong and I had a decent crop. Now I have to wait for a second bloom from them. 4th of July tomatoes much better than last year--they actually have flavor, unlike last years. My yellow cherry plant that was decapitated (and then hubby replanted the top) has produced many sweet tomatoes. Still waiting for the red cherry tomatoes to ripen.

The corn, however has been a big disappointment. Very low yield and not very flavorful. Probably time to move the corn patch to a new locale, but difficult since we have a small city lot. The front lawn would be the perfect location but that's not going to happen!

Peas were a total failure. Second planting of radishes were good--first batch not so much.
Zucchini doing fine and will be digging up the potatoes real soon.
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  Old  August 7th, 2018, 1:29pm     #15
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Planted long neck pumpkins next to watermelons, just for giggles...they turned out looking like watermelons
The cat planted herself, and now I am bottle feeding 4 kittens..not the result I was expecting at all but it is all very rewarding
I love seeing everyones fruits (and veggies) of your labor

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