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Old 12-22-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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Anyone have the "itch" yet? (merged)

WOOHOO! I went to Burpee's website earlier this morning and spent two hours looking around!

Can't wait. Last year I grew all my tomato & pepper plants from seeds in my makeshift greenhouse and I'm so excited! The perfect way to get through the winter blues, that's for sure.

I love picking out the seeds I wanna use for the coming year. I sit and look through the veggie seeds on Burpee's website, all the while looking out my window at over a foot of snow and "below zero" temperatures.

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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Not me, for us the garden season just ended last month (her garden business fall cleanup last day was December 3rd I think), but I know she has started on some Lily seeds she just got in the mail from one of her gardening clubs.
I will get the itch probably by February LOL.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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I hope that Burpee isn't your only source of candy!!! How about Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds? Or Pinetree Seeds? Or Tomato Growers Supply? Or Totally Tomatoes? Or Territorial Seeds? Or Cook's Garden? Or Seeds of Italy? I've ordered from all of the above & have had wonderful & more interesting results than my Burpee purchases.

Please, PLEASE don't make Burpee your only source. Do some websearching ASAP!! You're limiting yourself unbelievably!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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I need to start my seeds earlier this year. Alot of my pepper plants just missed ripening. I plan on setting up a small area in my basement with a grow light on a timer.

I also learn every year what I benefit from the most. For example: I don't need 5 different varieties of cherry/grape tomatoes. and just two Ichiban plants is more than enough.(right Lee? lol)

I think I'll have a nice section of multi colored potatoes this year, and definately green beans and zucchini.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried Seed Savers in Decorah, IA? It is a co-op or you can order form their retail catalog as well. I joined in '08 and it was an interesting experience to say the least. I received some great heirloom seeds and in most cases, the stories behind them from participating members. The co-op catalog is huge! Tomato varieties alone were over 100 pages!
The real advantage to heirloom types is you can select varieties specific to your region and if you folow the planting guide, seed for the next year is right there for the picking unlike F-1 hybrids.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:17 PM   #6
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Figured you'd be shoveling off the deck to set out some plants about now, Jeeks.

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:26 PM   #7
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i actually just brought my herbs inside (yeah I know) i lost my basil and parsley but ill grow them gain. my chives are coming back strong. I dont think they like the outdoors much.

I cant wait. I got a new place to put the garden this year.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:49 PM   #8
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Nope... its WAY too cold to think about outside. Right before thanksgiving I did alot of last minute fall planting and set up some bulb planters that will hopefully be nice come spring. If it warms up I will probably start thinking more about the garden... right now I am just getting tired of looking at wiled pansies and sad sad lettuces
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:51 PM   #9
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My two cayenne pepper plants, in my kitchen sun window, are still producing the occasional pepper! The window is a bit chilly for them, but they are trying....
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:29 PM   #10
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Figured you'd be shoveling off the deck to set out some plants about now, Jeeks.

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LOL...March 25th they go in.
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