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Old 04-01-2007, 10:11 PM   #11
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I started my garden today! April 1...yeah! Everything from seeds. I do container planting since our growing season is so short. I started tomatoes, jalepenos, basil, spearmint, and some poppies. I love the smell of warm, wet dirt - even if it is in the house!
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:41 AM   #12
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Believe me when I say I am not a gardener but tomatoes are so easy once you try.
I did tomatoes for the first time last year. And I wasn't thrilled with the results. The hot-house on-the-vine tomatoes from the grocery store were better. I don't think I'm going to do them again.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:07 AM   #13
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We planted a madarin tree and built a new garden in the opposite corner of our first garden. We added some dianthums, a lavender wisteria and a white/lavender bonganvilia. We're fixing to add more flowers and plants to our flower bed against the side of the house in our backyard. My husband and I love gardening and it's so much fun watching everything bloom at this time of year. I'll try to post some pictures on here soon.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:49 AM   #14
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I wish. The ground is still frozen here, and a late freeze has done in many of my bulbs! Boo hoo!
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #15
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Im freezing!
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:40 PM   #16
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Claire & Sush - I hear you both! I had the rototiller rented for this weekend to get my garden turned and ready for peas in a few weeks. As I type, I am watching the snow fly ...
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:21 PM   #17
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I'm hoping that what I've planted doesn't freeze tonight!
Good thing I only planted a few annuals and didn't get into the veggies yet!
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:55 PM   #18
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I did tomatoes for the first time last year. And I wasn't thrilled with the results. The hot-house on-the-vine tomatoes from the grocery store were better. I don't think I'm going to do them again.
What??? What varieties of tomatoes did you plant, spryte?

In my experience, there is NO better tomato flavor than those grown in my back yard, whether I start them from seed or buy young plants.

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Old 04-07-2007, 06:57 PM   #19
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I agree Qsis,
I've never bought a store brand tomato that even came close to the taste of one that I grew at home.
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:50 AM   #20
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For those of us with a short growing season, "Early Girls" are great. They really do produce a yummy tomato a bit before other breeds do. For those who have no success whatsoever with growing tomatoes (I didn't in either Hawaii and Florida), grow small varieties (cherries, grapes, patios) and cover with a few yards of inexpensive green netting (that you can buy from your local fabric shop) just when they are about to turn red. I don't start much from seed any more, simply because it is such a short growing season here. Better produce than when I live in warm year-round places, but you only have it seasonally.
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