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Old 05-01-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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Welsh Garden April 2011

The weather here has been incredible, its 06.38 am not a cloud in the sky.
This has allowed us to plant like mad, we have not cooked an evening meal inside for the last 10 days. The progress so far its less boring if you clic on view as a slideshow BBQ pictures by Hvar2010 - Photobucket

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Old 05-01-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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The weather here has been incredible, its 06.38 am not a cloud in the sky.
This has allowed us to plant like mad, we have not cooked an evening meal inside for the last 10 days. The progress so far its less boring if you clic on view as a slideshow BBQ pictures by Hvar2010 - Photobucket
It looks like you planted Max...are you watering him, too?

Garden looks great!
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:55 AM   #3
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Thank you Fi, its is Max who waters the lawns can you see the yellow patches
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How does Greek basil compare to Ligurian basil?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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That looks fab! We've also taken the opportunity with the nice weather to finish planting the garden up!
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:16 AM   #6
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How does Greek basil compare to Ligurian basil?
I like it better Bill, its got a more pungent taste. I still use the Italian Basil in things like Pesto and Pizza but for tom salads ect we favor the greek
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That looks fab! We've also taken the opportunity with the nice weather to finish planting the garden up!
Thanks Nat its another scorcher up here
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What sort of shallots do you plant? Any recommendations?
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:22 PM   #9
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The shallots I've grown are a bit too mild for my taste. In your area, I'd suggest you give garlic chives a try. Garlic chives (Chinese leeks) are a perennial that can survive summer heat averaging 90+F and thrive in the 40 - 70F spring and fall temps and survive 0 deg F. winters.
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The garden looks great. I don't remember where you live, but it must be a very mild climate. Dh just built me a garden spot - 4 feet x 10 feet x 10 inches. We purchased the soil today and I can't wait to get planting. I've noticed that many people are planting late this year.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:35 AM   #11
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What sort of shallots do you plant? Any recommendations?
I live in the UK so the names might not relate but this may help http://www.suttons.co.uk
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:50 AM   #12
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The garden looks great. I don't remember where you live, but it must be a very mild climate. Dh just built me a garden spot - 4 feet x 10 feet x 10 inches. We purchased the soil today and I can't wait to get planting. I've noticed that many people are planting late this year.
Thank you, I live in North Wales UK before climate change we did have a wet and mild winters and summers the coldest this winter was a record -19c this April was the driest and hottest on record my second home is Croatia they too are experiencing freak weather. Two weeks ago it was 28c the usual temp is 22c on Saturday it snowed they very rarely get snow in the winter but it has never happened in the spring in that part of Croatia.
Best of luck with your garden although I know South Florida well and if you live there with your climate you don't need luck or hurricanes.
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"The shallots I've grown are a bit too mild for my taste. In your area, I'd suggest you give garlic chives a try. Garlic chives (Chinese leeks) are a perennial that can survive summer heat averaging 90+F and thrive in the 40 - 70F spring and fall temps and survive 0 deg F. winters."

Will givethem a try. Local farmers don't grow shallots and even those in the grocery store are large and bland. Maybe will have to order some from a specialty garden source.
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"The shallots I've grown are a bit too mild for my taste. In your area, I'd suggest you give garlic chives a try. Garlic chives (Chinese leeks) are a perennial that can survive summer heat averaging 90+F and thrive in the 40 - 70F spring and fall temps and survive 0 deg F. winters."

Will givethem a try. Local farmers don't grow shallots and even those in the grocery store are large and bland. Maybe will have to order some from a specialty garden source.
Walmart had some shallots for planting, I am giving them a try, supposedly will produce 5 or more bulbs for each bulb planted. They have gorgeous shoots which are absolutely delicious, if I keep eating the shoots, we may not get any shallots!
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beautiful lawn and garden, bolas! i'm quite envious.

jpb, i grew garlic chives in my garden last year and they not only survived the past rough winter (under a drift of 5 feet of snow most of it), but are twice the size of last year and are flourishing!

i wonder if they'll grow into a leek like plant as you'd mentioned. will have to look it up.
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beautiful lawn and garden, bolas! i'm quite envious.

jpb, i grew garlic chives in my garden last year and they not only survived the past rough winter (under a drift of 5 feet of snow most of it), but are twice the size of last year and are flourishing!

i wonder if they'll grow into a leek like plant as you'd mentioned. will have to look it up.
My neighbour grows it in her backyard. It just keeps coming back like chives. It will probably spread if it has the space.
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Gosh, will try garlic chives and WalMart shallots. We had an early spring here but it can't seem to warm up, still snow and sleet last week. Seems like good weather for shallots and chives.
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Beautiful, BDF! Mmmm, strawberries...
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