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Old 02-04-2009, 12:35 PM   #41
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my itch is turning into hives! can't! wait! We were at Home Depot this weekend and they had most of the burpee seeds I was going to order! $100 later.... heheheh! I needed some growing light fixtures, and they only had one left. Hope they get in some more!
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:18 PM   #42
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Well, I got the itch, possibly a little early. Living in Texas, I thought that I would be really, really safe planting a few container tomatoes last weekend. We had really lovely weather, up in the low 80's for several weeks, until this morning when the cold front rolled in. Now I have my newly planted tomatoes sitting out there in below 40 degree temp's. What a bummer!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will survive.

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:55 PM   #43
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Cooksie that is a nice looking tomato plant. Since it is a container plant was it possible to bring inside for the night?

I have seeds and trays sitting on a long table waiting for me to plant into starter trays tomorrow. My daffodils are up and spring is soon here.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:44 AM   #44
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The same here. I got all my seeds and pots ready and waiting but every morning I wake up and still not quite warm enough to go outside and get busy. I am sooo looking forward to the spring.
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:08 PM   #45
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I put out peas, spinach, onions, lettuce and more peas (I love peas) last weekend. Temps have gotten cold--down to 30 or so, but the peas will be fine.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:10 PM   #46
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our garlic finally came up this week...the spinach overwintered again, so am picking a few leaves every day, mostly for dh's sandwiches, won't be long until there is enough for a salad!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:39 PM   #47
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Cooksie that is a nice looking tomato plant. Since it is a container plant was it possible to bring inside for the night?
They're pretty heavy. I did drag them into the most protected area, so we'll see.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:55 PM   #48
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Shhh ... ... Some of us can't see the dirt yet. If I start scratching that itch, I'll bleed to death before it can be satisfied.

My Farmer's Almanac said my peas could go in late March around here ... I think that farmer was growing some wacky weed when he wrote this last year. I know they can handle the cold but I have to be able to get into the ground, right?

On a more serious note, for those of you who have been able to plant peas (or anyone who plans to really), do you let them climb? If so, on what and how do you have it strung? I'm thinking just twine but I'm not sure how to string it. Any good, proven methods? They just take up way to much space when I let them crawl and I end up missing half of the pods!
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:31 AM   #49
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I have used all kinds of things for my peas--short branches stuck into the dirt, woven wire, posts with string, plastic fencing like they use at construction sites.

For my tomatoes, I use cattle panels, set about a foot apart, with the tomatoes in the middle. I didn't get them put away last fall, so this spring, I planted my peas on both sides of those panels. I am hoping the peas will be done before I need the panels to hold up my tomatoes. Cross your fingers on that timing--I will hate to uproot the peas if they are not done producing.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:15 PM   #50
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I just gave in a couple of days ago. I was not pleased with seeds I bought locally the past couple of years. I don't grow much from seed, just some herbs and greens. I know it sounds perfectionist, but I want performance from the seeds I use, so I'm happy with Park. The local lettuce mix I bought did NOT make me a happy planter -- it seemed the bitter greens overwhelmed the more delicate. So this year I've ordered it all from Park, mostly lettuce but some mustard and chard, and both regular and lime basil (the latter is great in Thai dishes)
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