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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:52 am

It's time to start planning for spring planting!  Very Happy  I'm wondering how many members like to plant a garden?  Question 

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:54 pm

My brother plants a big garden in Missouri. I loan him my big tiller and let him do the work. He likes to have his potatoes and green stuff planted by Valentine's Day. Last year, he mudded his potatoes in. This year, he may have to use a jackhammer. We plant a few tomato plants, but that is about it. The wife has a strawberry bed.

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:13 pm

I can't believe the price of seeds at local stores. I've been getting heirloom seeds at a very reasonable price off Ebay.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:34 pm

My brother has a green thumb. He could throw some seeds out onto his concrete driveway and they would grow.

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Post by oldgoaly on Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:00 pm

we will plant some, we have a farmer's co-op and we can get good stuff cheap, hard to justify the hard work during the summer heat.
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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:12 pm

hard to justify the hard work during the summer heat.

Good point, if you don't enjoy it then it's hard work. I'm one of those who like to get "lost" in gardening.  Smile 

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Post by willy3486 on Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:33 pm

I plan on this year to have one again. The last three years I have done one that I didn't get much from it. I have been busy with the move of the MIL and I haven't had time to keep it clean. So it just grew up. I have done the proper stuff like get turnip greens for the winter,testing the soil for what it needs. If it doesn't produce any food I may not plant one again.



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Post by 75X11 on Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:59 pm

I bought 4 packs of morning glory seeds at big lots in 1997 when I bought this house. I sat my mailbox in a big pot with a trellis behind it. The first year I put all 4 packs of seeds in. by the time that gargantuan hank of morning glories went to sleep for the winter, I got a packed pint jar of seeds off the driveway where I seperated it from the trellis. I have been using that jar of seeds since. It's not quite half empty. I got some iris at big lots too. There are still 2 bulbs out of 5 that still come up in the summer.
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Post by Motorola man on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:29 pm

I tried planting a garden a few years ago, with poor results. I got a few deformed looking cucumbers and an eight foot heirloom tomato plant that produced absolutely nothing. Now that I have three large dogs in the back yard, there's no way that I'll be making another attempt for quite some time.
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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:39 pm

Well I've received my heirloom seeds and will start them inside in a few weeks. I also plan to build a cold frame this year with windows I saved when I had new ones installed last spring.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:19 pm

That gives you a head start on your garden. My brother runs his pickup out of the garage to start his plants. Then he had trouble starting his pickup.

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:38 pm

I had an Uncle who used his pickup truck as a greenhouse and during that time would want to borrow my Dad's truck.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:03 pm

Wonder does he know my brother?

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:26 pm

We all have one of those in the family!  jocolor 

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Post by Dr. Radio on Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:33 pm

I once grew plants indoors when I still lived at home. No, they weren't mind-altering type plants Embarassed  but edible vegatables. Had quite the interesting set-up, totes full of dirt, grow lights mounted on stands, water levels in the soil monitored by yours truly. My whole family appreciated the fact we got to eat garden fresh cucumbers in the middle of January here in the midwest!
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:37 pm

We have the most beautiful tomato plant in a pot in our back yard that I have ever seen. Green and lush. Loaded with green tomatoes. For three months. It is warm enough to keep the plant healthy, and set fruit, but not warm enough to ripen the fruit.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:39 pm

If must be warm enough for bees also!  Very Happy 

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:02 am

We have lotsa bees. The frau saw a spider today. I would bet lunch that she will call Terminex on Monday, first thing!  Laughing 

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:11 am

We have lotsa bees.

That explains the tomatoes this time of year.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:27 am

MR MEZ, this is the Valley of the Sun. Arizona. Where do you think the bees spend the winter? This is where the tomato plants are, after all.  Laughing 

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Post by Guest on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:29 am

Where do you think the bees spend the winter?

I should have known better!  lol! 

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