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7/29/09 11:09 A

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sunny... i'm glad to be here too. i've been on and off sparkpeople for about a year now. i was pretty faithful the first 6 months or so, but then it was just sporadic since. i've been back for about a month now, and hope to keep it going. it really does work to watch and count calories and be accountable!

and i'm so glad to find a new spark team! most of my old ones weren't active any more. thanks for having me!



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7/28/09 11:48 A

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Cecelia - so happy to have you here. I am a proud Army Mom! You do have 3 gorgeous girls. I was Mom to 3 boys and loved every minute of it. They taught me so much - that frogs were fun, that Fishing is great sport, and that laughter is key to living well.

You garden sounds wonderful. So glad your little one left the fruit and the buds on the vine.

Nice to meet you and walk with you on this journey to fitness.

Hugs, Sunny

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CFRUIK's Photo CFRUIK Posts: 183
7/28/09 10:31 A

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jacquehaa... my little ones enjoy sloshing around the watering can and "watering the plants for mom". i still go behind them later to make sure they got enough! my 2 yr old surprised me. she loves tomatoes and will even pluck them off everyone else's plate if they're not watching. i expected her to eat the cherry tomatoes right off the plant, but she didn't. or worse, she loves picking flowers, and i thought for sure she'd pick the blooms! i'm excited to see how these next few months will go!



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JACQUEHAA's Photo JACQUEHAA Posts: 43
7/28/09 10:20 A

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Nice to meet you Cecelia!
This was my first year at gardening too, but it's going so well, Iwill definitely be expanding next year. The whole family is loving the experience, my kids are learning so much about pollination and how things grow. Hope your girls are enjoying too!

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CFRUIK's Photo CFRUIK Posts: 183
7/27/09 12:21 P

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i wasn't sure if i should start a new topic or just add on to this one...

hi, i'm cecelia, army wife and mom to 3 gorgeous girls! i'm also very new to vegetable gardening. i've always planted flowers and plants in my flowerbeds. i've tried tomatoes in containers, but as i finally learned this summer, there truely is a schedule to all of this. i just figured if it grew and bloomed, that it would make veggies! WRONG! so now i've done some reading and learned about my zone and when to seed and transplant, etc.

right now i have brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower seeds going. if i can pull it off, i just might expand next spring!





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7/22/09 7:24 A

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Good to hear that your garden is doing so well. We came home from Kansas to a garden in desparate need of tending. We got 6 cucumbers last evening a a dozen tomatoes (YEA!). We have had lots of rain so looks like we will be picking green beans in the mud today.

Take care and keep growing! You are doing awesome, Jacque! Hugs, Sunny

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JACQUEHAA's Photo JACQUEHAA Posts: 43
7/20/09 12:08 P

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Thanks to everyone....my garden is growing like crazy!! I've let nature take care of the pumpkins and it looks like we will have 4 really good ones, just enough for the family. Still waiting to for the tomatoes to get ripe and the cucumbers to get a bit larger - right now they are tiny pickle sizes.
Just wanted to say that I love reading all the post in this group, you guys are great!

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7/15/09 10:56 A

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My tomatoes are not doing great as it has been too wet here. My cucumbers and peppers are doing great!

Wish I could send some rain your way, Bren.

Hugs, Sunny

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BGGARDEN's Photo BGGARDEN Posts: 5,800
7/15/09 10:43 A

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My squash and cucumbers are not doing well this year because we need rain!

Great to meet you. I hope we can help each other by sharing gardening experiences.

IT all begins with YOU..... Plant the seeds and get growing healthy!

Can't find me - I am always in the garden:

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7/13/09 12:04 P

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emoticon Welcome to the team.

I'm all new to this growing stuff thing, too. It is so much fun! I didn't plant much this year because I got a late start. I plan to plant more next year. Squash is my favorite plant and veggie.
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BGGARDEN's Photo BGGARDEN Posts: 5,800
7/10/09 11:01 P

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WELCOME TO the team!
Do you know what garden zone you are in? I am in zone 5b and I want to say that the best pumpkins I have had grow came up VOLUNTEER. Be sure to watch the root of the plant. Mine always got eaten so I would use seven dust to kill the little bugs. SO LAST year I finally got them to grow - only the were ready 2 months before I needed them.

I am a pepper, tomato, zucchini, cucumber, squash, and berry girl!

WELCOME to the team once again! Stop by my page sometime and check out my garden via sparkpage photo album.

IT all begins with YOU..... Plant the seeds and get growing healthy!

Can't find me - I am always in the garden:

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SUNNY332's Photo SUNNY332 Posts: 29,048
7/10/09 7:16 P

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Welcome Jacque to the Team. It is a great team and I think you will fit right in. I have lots of produce coming on right now so am getting excited.

I have grown pumpkins in the past but never did pollinate them - just let nature take care of it.
Are you growing them for contest? I know folks who do this often pollinate.

Take care and again - Welcome to the Team

Hugs, Sunny


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7/9/09 11:01 A

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Welcome!
I just let nature take it course but there are others here that know a lot more than I!
I feel they can help you more than I can. But I did what to welcome you and wish you a lovely journey! emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL's Photo SHARJOPAUL Posts: 31,289
7/8/09 6:44 P

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Hi JACQUEHAA and welcopme
Mother Nature should take care of pollinating your pumpkins and most everything else. Don't get overwhelmed, either things will grow and produce or they won't, but with each experience you will learn more and more. I have been gardening for over 50 years and I am a Master Gardener and it still amazes me how much more there is to learn about gardening. That is one of the things I love about it, there is always more to learn. Just have fun with it, get to know people at a good nursery, they will be glad to answer your questions or find out the information for you, or call your local Master Gardeners and ask. There are also a number of us here at SP that know a lot about gradening that will be glad to help!

I was glad to see that you decided to take care of yourself. I have said for years that you can't be good for other people unless you are first good to yourself.

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7/8/09 2:18 P

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Hi everyone....I'm a 38 yr old mom of 2 girls and started my own garden this year....it's been fun and am learning alot about what NOT to do next year. Semi-new to SP also....just wanting to get back into shape. I have had to tell myself that it's not all about the kids, I have to take care of myself too.
Can't wait to see if anything edible comes out of my garden.
Does anyone here do pumpkins? Do you pollinate or let nature take care of it? Have read so much it's overwhelming.

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