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Old 06-24-2008, 02:16 PM   #61
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great job on the gardens suzi, I bet you get food before October..isn't it exciting???

Larry, I'd love to send over about 50 acres, seems like all we do is pay taxes on most of our land.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:43 PM   #62
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I'm really impressed by your gardens! They're so neat!
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:32 PM   #63
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Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I love cherry blossoms, so beautiful.
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:03 PM   #64
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Anyone growing roses?
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:25 PM   #65
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My garden pic was from last year, but this year i currently got string beans, cucumbers, garlic, soy beans, chard, corn, nappa cabbage, leeks, zucchini, yellow squash, beets, carrots, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, peas, potatoes, Batata, maxixe, malanga, okra, basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley and im sure a few other things i forgot. lettuce and radishes are done already. Oh yeah, jerusalem artichokes as well. What is cool is that i was looking at the satellite pics on google, and I can actually see my garden layout.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:45 PM   #66
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Larry I'm amazed at what you can do in a small space!
We tried at our old house.... first year went well, 2nd year..... bad year.
3rd year, sold the dump and spread out!!!!
But I bet they have LOTS of peppermint in the lawn...... :)
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:03 PM   #67
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What do all of you buy as plants and what do you plant from seed?

Here's my list:

Plants: all herbs, Ichiban eggplants, 95% of my annual flowers

Seeds: pole and bush beans, radishes, sunflowers

Sometimes plants, sometimes started from seed (mostly the former, these days): tomato varieties, jalapenos
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:09 PM   #68
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Tomatoes I start by seed indoors ( april 1st). I keep a halogen light on them and keep them in the boiler room which stays a constant 75 - 80 degrees. Everything else I start directly in the garden ( peas, cucumbers, sring beans, okra, chard, beets, carrots, tomatillo,radish, leeks.

Plants I usually buy peppers, eggplant, zucchini, celery, most herbs.

This year, for some reason ive not been having great luck with the seeds ( maybe because it was too wet and they were rotting) so I did have to break down and buy some cucumber and string bean plants after 2 or 3 attempts at seeds with poor results.

and Garlic I buy heads from the store in october/ november and plant them then. As long as the winter isnt too bad, i usually get a nice crop.
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Old 06-26-2008, 01:35 AM   #69
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from seed: 2 varieties of mesculun mixes; regular red and watermelon radishes; danvers half long carrots; purple top turnips; neon lights swiss chard; snap and snow peas; prize winner and blue moon pumpkins.

from plants: thai bird, jalapeno, cherry, and banana hot peppers; green bell, italian frying, and korean sweet peppers; japanese white and fingerling black eggplants; roma, grape, early girl, supersteak, and macedonian tomatoes; yellow and white corn; regular cukes; thyme and sweet italian basil; and i'm not sure what kind of beans my son brought home from a school project. teacher says they're string beans but the look more like a bush variety to me.
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