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FOLLOW UP ON GROWING VEGGIES AND A HAPPY EASTER

Sunday, April 20, 2014






It has been a little over 3 weeks since I bought 4 packets of seeds at The Dollar Tree, brought them home and planted them. I really didnít know if the radishes, squash, peas and string beans would grow enough to produce anything but I would be happy with greens!!! They might possibly also become attractive vines since I vaguely remember peas or beans make a vine.






I was sort of taken aback with in just 2-3 days I shoots sprouting in the pots! I have kept the radishes on the sill in the apartment and the other 3 out on the walkway. I do know I should probably íthiní out the plants but I havenít the slightest idea how to start do that!

The peas and string beans really seem to be growing but the radishes and squash I am not too sure of--in any case I am keeping them all out on the walkway and will keep you up to date!



TO ALL THOSE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU

A HAPPY EASTER


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PDQ1203 4/26/2014 9:25AM

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BEARSBEARSBEARS 4/23/2014 12:38PM

    Radish sprouts are delicious. When you thin the radishes, save the sprouts for a sandwich garnish or salad. To thin, just pinch them off at the soil level. Do not pull them out, as this will disturb the roots of the plants you want to keep.

Peas and beans come in vine and bush varieties. If you've got a vine, you'll need to use hanging pots or use a pole staked into the pot. They grow best in the ground or in large pots, so you might need to transplant them outside or into a larger container. If they are snow peas, you can trim off the tendrils and eat the greens; they're delicious.

Squash also need a lot of very rich soil to do well. You will need to transplant into a huge pot or onto a mount of soil and compost. They're also annoying to get fruit to set because they have male and female flowers that open at different times. You might need to hand pollinate or look up some techniques online. Because you live east of the Rockies, you may have issues with squash vine borer bugs. Google it to find out more. You can always enjoy the squash plants by eating the blossoms, which are great sauteed or stuffed.

Best of luck growing!

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TENNISJIM 4/21/2014 5:56AM

    Happy Easter Martin

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