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Old 05-07-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Putting in a garden to help

With the price of food going up, are you thinking of putting in a garden this year? We have been growing tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. This year I think we will put in some green bean and carrots too. Of course I have my large plot of rhubarb. I can't do without that.

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #2
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I've moved recently so only made a new bed for veggies this year, but I doubt I can get anything in without conditioning the soil first, so I've got to work it first, unfortunately. Definitely worth it to plant your own veggies though.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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not me, i couldn't eat all a garden would produce. i wouldn't want to do all of that work just to give it away.


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not me, i couldn't eat all a garden would produce. i wouldn't want to do all of that work just to give it away.


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Aww, thats part of the fun, have enough for yourself and then give some away to your friends/neighbors
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:50 PM   #5
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We put in a garden every year, and have a large herb garden, too. Right now, we're eating all the lettuce, Swiss chard and spinach we can; peas and string beans are almost ready. Tomatoes, onions and hot and sweet peppers are in; need to find some tomatillos. I want some cucumbers, too, but I'm running out of room.
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I'm not supposed to plant my tomatoes and peppers for another 2 weeks, but looking at the weather tonight its not going below 40 at night, I'm gonna take a risk and get them in anyway.
Today I put in the spinach and lettuce.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:48 PM   #7
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We have always had some veggies and herbs in our garden, but this year we are expanding it to a larger area and to include more assortments of veggies along with peppers as well.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:09 PM   #8
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I'm not supposed to plant my tomatoes and peppers for another 2 weeks, but looking at the weather tonight its not going below 40 at night, I'm gonna take a risk and get them in anyway.
Today I put in the spinach and lettuce.
I know you're anxious, Suzie, but I'd wait if I were you. Tomatoes don't like to be cold - they'll just pout I read recently that tomatoes planted too early won't grow well, but those planted after the soil warms to 55* will overtake the ones planted early and do better overall.
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Oh all right..... :(
Soil temp according to the county extention office this week is 50.
I've been checking more often than I probably should!
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:46 AM   #10
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I put in a garden every year. Not sure if I actually save $ after paying the water bill and other supplies but I love the tast of fresh veg, and it get me outside for about an hour everyday weeding and watering and such.
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