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Growing a garden? Anyone else?

Post by Annette222 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:23 am

We usually plant a good garden each year and I'm SO looking forward to it this year! The last few days have been so warm (yeah, I know, Mother Nature is just teasing us), but I am SO ready to start planting. We usually grow tomatoes, peppers, beans (I prefer pole beans but hubby likes bush beans), cukes and squash. We have to clear out the beds of the dead stuff, both weeds and dead plants but I'm ready. Bring spring on!!!

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Post by Chelle » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:29 am

I love gardening! I'm just getting ready to start my seeds in the house. This time last year I was too drunk/sick to plant a seed in dirt. I can't believe how much different my life is today! 28 days until springs. Yippee!!

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Post by Robert R » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:29 am

A friend bought me a garden sign a couple of years ago:-

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"

Love to make jam from my home grown fruit to share with my friends.
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Post by Db1105 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:32 am

I love it. I love having fresh herbs outside to use when I need. That along with the tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers from sweet to ghost. Added horseradish last year so I'll see how that turns out at the end of the season. And, then there is the rest of the yard with the flowers, shrubs, and trees, and everything in between.

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Post by Tosh » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:34 am

I tend to grow the stuff we can eat and Mrs Tosh takes care of the flowers 'n' stuff.

My favourite is my asparagus patch; you only have to plant it out once, wait a few years before you start cutting and then - for the next 15 to 20 years - you get asparagus every year. It's dead easy. The fairies do all the weeding too (or Mrs Tosh, I'm not sure to be honest).

We have a greenhouse too - living in a temperate climate - it gets cold, so with a greenhouse I can get some grow bags in there and start a little earlier and grow a little later too.

Unfortunately my greenhouse isn't self watering; the fairies (or Mrs Tosh) won't stretch to that.
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Post by ezdzit247 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:27 pm

My area is getting a welcome break from rain, hail, sleet, and snow and enjoying our annual false spring. Daytime temperatures are about 70 degrees. Fruit trees are budding, perfect weather for playing in the dirt and turning over the raised beds. I grow everything for summer salads & stir fry plus some yummy varieties of summer squash & melons, and lots and lots of basil for pesto. Love it!
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