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hi! I am 54 yo married with 2 daughters and 2 grandsons.I need to lose 122 pounds and look forward to meeting some new friends.-please add me!!!

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2/9/13 3:55 P

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I've been a member of this team for a while. It's February and the weeds are starting to sprout up from all this rain (I live in San Diego County). The roses are already pruned down to prickly sticks. I have been trying to grow brusselsprouts but the leaves are covered with tiny green bugs and the sprouts keep opening up. I learned that the opening is caused by warm weather. I think this spring I will go back to planting the winners---green and wax beans and tomatoes. I planted a persimmon tree last Spring but it looks dead now. Maybe its just because this is Winter.

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1/1/13 7:04 P

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Hi. I love my gardens... yes, my husband and I work several vegetable and flower gardens, in addition to fruit trees and berries. I feel tremendous when I have a picnic or dinner party and most everything on the menu is from our farm. I enjoy canning, preserving, freezing. I just received a dehydrator and a food saver (vacuum processing). We planted 222 garlic cloves this year, too. So, if all works out, we'll be selling some on-line, at our produce stand, and maybe at a farmer's market. Would love to hear from others with similar interests.

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12/31/12 10:07 P

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THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED, emoticon GO TO THE INTRODUCE YOURSELF "2013" emoticon NANCY

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12/19/12 11:12 A

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12/13/12 2:35 P

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HELLO DOTTIEBELL AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM. COME ON OVER TO OUR GENERAL CHAT AND MEET THE TEAM,, YOU WILL FIND THE BACKYARD FENCE ON THE MAIN GARDENING PAGE AND IT IS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST emoticon NANCY

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Hi, ya'all! My feet are planted firmly in the mountains, my hands to the skies I swing around, but my heart is at the ocean's shore, and that is where I'm bound. I find my greatest joy while in my garden, and you will, often as not, find me there, otherwise. It is my solace in a violent and cruel world I cannot begin to understand. My prayers are often for those who have lost loved ones to violence and/or wars. Sometimes, I amaze me, how funny and sorrow-filled I am at the same time. Anyhow....let's be friends.

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12/9/12 12:29 P

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emoticon HI MARILYN AND WE HAVE SET THGE MAT OUT FOR YOU,, COME ON OVER TO THE BACKYARD FENCE AND MEET THE TEAM
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12/8/12 12:44 P

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Hello my name is Marilyn and I am new at this. For me gardening is a way to relieve the stress in my live. There is nothing I would rather do on my days off then be outside working in the flower beds, I even enjoy mowing the yard. emoticon

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12/3/12 10:08 A

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12/1/12 8:01 P

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HI VERA AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM,, COME AND JOIN US ON THE THREADS THAT WE HAVE AND MEET THE TEAM,, I AM SURE YOU WILL GET SOME GREAT TIPS

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Hello My name is Vera Miller and I am new . I still am unsure of what I am doing? Over a year and half ago I decided to eat healthier and try to lose some weight. This past spring decided to start a garden so I would know what is on my food and where it comes from. I have been reading about GMO's and Monsanto and it scared the heck out of me. Also I want to start a farm for people with Intellectually and developmental disabilities. To teach them the lifeskills and have a safe place to work. I am having a little trouble getting this started. (need funds, and land)
Did not think that it would be this hard to get started. But would like to learn everything I can about growing vegtables and flowers, herbs. Thanks for listening and I will try harder to get on everyday.

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11/9/12 6:08 P

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That sounds like it will be nice. I use a lot of bulbs and perennials as the "bones" of the garden and I put the annuals in around them to give longer lasting color. Also, I can change the annuals as I needs to throughout the growing season. There are so many plants these days that will tolerate heat and drought. I am sure that you will be able to find something for your climate. Check out "High Country Gardens" catalog...

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11/9/12 5:31 P

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS,, GLAD TO HAVE YOU ON THE GARDENING TEAM.. THERE ARE DIFFERENT THREADS TO ASK QUESTIONS ON

OUR GENERAL CHAT IS THE FIRST STICKY ON THE HOME PAGE, AND THERE WE CHAT ABOUT ANYTHING,, A GOOD PLACE TO MEET THE TEAM

THE GAZEBO IS WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

WE ALSO HAVE A MASTER GARDENER TO HELP US OUT. SHE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE "GAZEBO" AND ALSO ON "ASK THE EXPERT'
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I am hoping to do a mix and place the perennials around the house and the annuals out near the mailbox. It mainly will depend on what plants will cope with heat well. We currently have a bunch of fake flowers placed around our front yard to give it some color for the winter.

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11/9/12 7:21 A

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Welcome LOVENHEALTH. Hope you enjoy Spark as much as I do. I think a garden is good exercise, especially when you do the bugger-lugging yourself. The other day I worked up a real sweat pushing wheelbarrows of leaves from the front yard to the vegetable garden in the backyard (uphill!) That will give me some nice nutrients when they compost under the snow. Anyhow, I counted that towards my fitness minutes because I am sure my heartrate was elevated and I kept it up at a steady rate.
This is a great time of year to start planning your garden as you said. You can picture it your mind or draw it out on a piece of paper. Will you be using perennials or annuals for your flower power? Best of luck with just everything!!!

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Never did much yard work or gardening but I have always wanted to. My dad has been a yard person since a teen so he has a side yard business and I often hear about a lot of plants from him. I decided to start cleaning up my front yard the other day and realized how great a garden area and flowerbed it would make come spring. Look forward to learning more about gardening for this spring. Started losing weight in Jan 2012 and joined Spark in May 2012, lost 42 lbs so far.

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My name is Mel. I started Spark about 3 years ago after a rapid weight gain that seemed to come from no where. Despite my better judgement I grew bored of and figured that I could get rid of the extra weight without the website... that was 17 pounds ago lol. Just this week I have decided to bunker down and re-dedicate myself to the cause. There is a lot of weight I want to shed and I want to do it in the quickest and most healthy way possible (Don't we all?). The only thing that has changed is my age. Nearing 30 I find that I don't procrastinate about things nearly as much as I used to and I find it is so much easier to shed the weight using the neat little trackers Spark provides. I've opted to renew my old love for exercise with my new (fat) body. It's been a challenge and is certainly not as fun as it used to be when I was a size 8 but it's coming along. I believe the nonorganic produce and gynetically altered meats play a big role in recent obesity, diseases, and weight gain within our population. Iam not a gardener yet but I have purchased seeds, and raised bed gardening structures. I am in Texas where plants are usually withered by the hot sun, nevertheless, Iam excited to have my own garden soon growing the organic way and I'd love any tips you all may have on the subject.

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10/27/12 3:22 P

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YOU ARE WELCOME KAREN emoticon

GEE GARDENERGAL YOU DO SEEM TO BE QUITE BUSY. emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM..

SURE HOPE TO SEE YOU BOTH ON THE THREADS AND GET TO MEET THE TEAM emoticon NANCY

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Thanks for the welcome nancy.

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10/27/12 8:43 A

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Hi! I love gardening and have a greenhouse (8.5' x 12') and about 20 raised-bed vegetable garden boxes. The Lord was good to us (even through drought and days of 100 degrees). My husband and I have lots of veggies frozen and canned as we start into cold weather. I also love brined dill pickles and we were able to can 18 quarts of them! Looking forward to becoming a trimmer version of myself. emoticon

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Hi my name is karen.Gardening is a great way to get spiritually connected to God and the earth..,great exercise..,good at relieving stress and depression. (because of the sunshine)Plus the food is awesome and you can do it without chemicals.Flowers are fabulous too.I am wishing you good luck.I hope you enjoy it.

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You are very kind and welcoming.i hope you have a great weekend.How long have you been doing spark people?Any beginers tips?

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10/26/12 12:31 P

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thanks for the welcome. i love the cool crisp air too.the trees in Ohio were beautiful this year.

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10/26/12 7:23 A

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Welcome to Sparkpeople and the Gardening Forum!!
Where I live, we are putting our gardens to bed for the winter, but the leaves are very beautiful and the air is crisp. It is just wonderful getting outside each day for a walk and breathing in that cool air.
I wish you all the very best in your journey and encourage you to keep connected here with others that are traveling the same path to better health.
Chin up!!!

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Hello my name is Karen, a 43 yr. old single mother of 3. im a nurse by profession. I love gardening, being outdoors( exspecially in the fall ),quilting, sewing,I love deep thinkers and learning new things. poetry,music . I hate mean ,closed minded, judgemental people .Im excited about linking up with others whom share a common interest.I am new to spark people and hoping that i can utilize some of these wonderful recources being offered . I believe nothing happens by accident ,(like me finding this site) I also believe god has a plan for me better than i could ever.imagine for myself

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HI KATHY AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM.. YOU ARE AFTER MY HEART WITH AFRICAN VIOLETS WHICH ARE MY FAVORITE HOUSEPLANT. GLAD YOUR SISTER IS THERE TO HELP YOU AS IT IS ALWAYS HELPFUL AND MORE ENCOURAGING WHEN YOU HAVE A BUDDY TO HELP YOU ALONG

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Hi everyone...My name is Kathy and I live in rural New York State. I love my flower garden, I have a nice, big vegetable garden that is my 88 year old father's "therapy". Inside I have a lot of african violets and other houseplants, including two-three dozen of my latest passion:orchids! I am excited to be on Sparkpeople and I am doing it with my sister who lives nearby.

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emoticon all new members!!! emoticon

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HI JACQUI AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM. COME AND JOIN US ON OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD AND MEET THE TEAM emoticon NANCY

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hi my names jacqui.im from england.i love my garden.very wet at moment so not getting into it too much.hope to get lots of great tips from ye all. emoticon

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HI GIRLS AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM

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WHEN YOU MOVE YOUR CLIMBING ROSE TO YOUR MOTHER'S GRAVE SITE BE SURE TO GIVE IT SOME FERTILIZER AND A LOT OF WATER,, GOOD LUCK

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WE ALL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, LOSE SOME AND THEN GAIN SOME.. IT SEEMS THE NEVER ENDING BATTLE, YOU WILL FIND A LOT OF SUPPORT HERE

COME AND JOIN US ON OUR GENERAL CHAT AND GET TO KNOW THE REST OF THE TEAM..OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD IOS ALWAYS THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT ON THE MAIN GARDENING PAGE emoticon NANCY

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Hi there! My name is Kathi and I live on the central coast of California. Gardening is one of my favorite activities and it brings me so much joy. I recently joined SparkPeople because I lost several pounds a few years ago and now those pounds are creeping back and I need to nip it in the bud before they all come back. Looking forward to using the tools here and the community to reach both my health/fitness and greenthumb goals. Thanks!

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Hi,

My name is Dani, from the mitten state of Michigan. We always did a garden as kids, but have only really spent the years growing grass/alfalfa hay on our place. So I decided to bring back the family garden this year. Definitely learned some important lessons. We live in the country so deer decimated my sweet corn, gonna put up a fence for next year. My tomato plants went from plants to bushes, including the ones that were in supports. My carrots didn't grow and my Brussels sprouts ended up just being cabbage. I definitely learned a thing or two about squash bugs and am going to do some off the ground stuff for my squash and cucumbers next year. Am also going to plant a huge plot of Indian corn away from my garden for our chickens over the winter. Beans did well, but for some reason had a whole bunch of different plants that never even germinated.

I also have rose bushes. I don't care for them as much as some people, even as my neighbor, but they have done very well. I will actually be moving my climbing rose down to my mothers headstone and buying a trellis or something or it. They keep hitting the flower pot on her stone, it doesn't even have the roses on it since they had to replace it (her name was Rose Ann). That is just a little about me and my gardening. Also,though I love my roses, I really like glads. They are just so beautiful!

Hi again :)

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Hi, I have just completed my first week on Spark and am enjoying it. Although I am relatively new to gardening, I have just completed my Master Gardener and Plant Health Advisor Training though the county extension program of our local university. I am very interested in urban farming and planting native species,in addition to all other things gardening, Appreciation for healthy food from our gardens and awareness of where our food comes from is a great support in my effort to lose weight and improve my health. My day job is very sedentary so gardening is a great way to be outdoors and more active!

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HI GAIL AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM..
SEPT .CHANGING SEASONS OVER BACK YARD FENCE IS OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD

THE GAZEBO IS WHERE MOST OF OUR GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

WE HAVE OUR VIRTUAL WALK GOING ON WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO MEET A GOAL OF 10,000 MILES FOR THE YEAR,, JUST COME AND POST HOW MANY MILES YOU HAVE WALKED AND ONE OF OUR LEADERS WILL DO THE REST

WE ALSO HAVE A MASTER GARDENER HELPING OUT ON THE ASK THE EXPERT THREAD,,

SO COME AND JOIN US AND MEET THE TEAM emoticon NANCY

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Hello, I am Gail. I came home from our 40th anniv. wknd, long one, only to have lost 1 more lb. That is ok.. I did find 3 ripe tomatoes on our very withered and going vines. Happiness.

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HI CATFISH AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM. YOU ARE LUCKY TO HAVE SO MANY TOMATOES AFTER THE SUMMER WE HAVE HAD(VERY HOT AND DRY) COME ON OVER TO OUR MAIN CHAT AND MEET THE TEAM, THIS THREAD IS THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT ON THE MAIN PAGE,, FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN ANY CONVERSATION THAT IS GOING ON, emoticon NANCY

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Hi, I'm new to this team. Been around Sparkpeople since this Spring. I'm from Michigan and enjoying my harvest of tomatoes this weekend, salsa, canning stewed tomatoes, and making juice, buckets and buckets of tomatoes. Really like the garden but I'm getting ready for the tomatoes to start winding down. Anyway, good to see this group here.

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HELLO AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM.. COME ON OVER TO OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD AND MEET THE TEAM, THE GENERAL CHAT IS THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT ON THE MAIN PAGE,THIS MONTH'S THREAD IS
"AUGUST OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE"

WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT THREADS AND A MASTER GARDENER HERE AS WELL..

THE "GAZEBO" IS WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

"ASK THE EXPERT" IS WHERE WE HAVE OUR MASTER GARDENER TO HELP OS OUT,, BUT SHE HELPS OUT ON ANY THREAD

FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN ANY CONVERSATION

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Hello! I'm new to the team and as well with spark people. I love to flower garden! I feel at ease and at peace with myself when I'm with my flowers. I think they are God's way of telling me that he loves me and there is hope! Flowers are just a huge hug from above!
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HI DENISE AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM.. WE ALL NEED HELP AND ENCOURAGING ALONG THIS JOURNEY OF WEIGH LOSS,,
COME AND CHAT WITH THE TEAM, WE DO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER
OUR MAIN CHAT IS "AUGUST COME AND CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE"

WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT THREADS AND A MASTER GARDENER HERE AS WELL..

THE "GAZEBO" IS WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

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Hi,

I am just starting to get fit. I am almost 55 and about 50 lbs overweight. Exercise has not been on my schedule for to many years. I started a garden this year (with help). I've also just adopted a new puppy, a lab mix. I have been busy these past couple of weeks and have lost a couple of pounds due to my new responsibilities! My son told me about this site and how much it helps him. I am in desperate need of a new lifestyle to lose weight and be healthy. I am hoping this site will keep me motivated to reach my goals.

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HELLO AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM, WE HAVE DIFFERENT THREADS FOR ALL GARDENERS TO CHECK OUT,, OUR MAIN CHAT IS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE,, COME AND JOIN IN AT ANY TIME emoticon NANCY


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With retirement and better health, I am doing more of my own gardening and yard work. Besides taming the riotous jungle that took over after Storm Debbie, I am also getting together 4 raised Square foot beds for my fall garden. I'm hoping to raise enough veggies of the varieties I can grow so that I don't need to visit the produce market during my long growing season. Looking for shade cloth so I can grow my salad longer.

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With retirement and better health, I am doing more of my own gardening and yard work. Besides taming the riotous jungle that took over after Storm Debbie, I am also getting together 4 raised Square foot beds for my fall garden. I'm hoping to raise enough veggies of the varieties I can grow so that I don't need to visit the produce market during my long growing season. Looking for shade cloth so I can grow my salad longer.

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HI JJJ AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM.. COME ON OVER TO OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD AND MEET THE TEAM, THE GENERAL CHAT IS THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT ON THE MAIN PAGE,THIS THREAD IS
"JULY, COME AND CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE"

WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT THREADS AND A MASTER GARDENER HERE AS WELL..

THE "GAZEBO" IS WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

"ASK THE EXPERT" IS WHERE WE HAVE OUR MASTER GARDENER TO HELP OS OUT,, BUT SHE HELPS OUT ON ANY THREAD

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Hello, I'm glad I found a garden team :) I love my gardens! Who wouldn't emoticon

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HI AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM,

COME ON OVER TO THE GENERAL CHAT THREAD AND GET TO KNOW SOME OF THE TEAM.. THAT THREAD IS CALLED "JULY. LETS CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE" YOU WILL FIND THE ENCOURAGEMENT THERE TO CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY BUT REMEMBER WE CHAT ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING

AS YOU MEET UP WITH THE TEAM YOU WILL ALSO GET USED TO USING THE DIFFERENT THREADS

GOOD LUCK ALONG THE WAY AND ENJOY YOUR CHILDREN WHILE YOU CAN.. THEY GROW UP SO FAST
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Good Morning...I've been lurking around Spark People for a month now and finally decided to post something. I've been flower gardening for years as a hobby but due to arthritis I had to have a hip replacement. Because of the pain prior to the replacement I haven't been able to garden, or exercise, for about 3 years now. This summer is my summer! I am starting to control my eating, exercising again and my flowers are starting to show between those weeds!! I'm also busy with 15 year old twins..an energetic daughter who loves performing in local plays and musicals, art, friends and viola. Her brother is autistic...he loves, loves, loves the pool so this hot weather is right up his alley. Looking forward to meeting some new friends.

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HI FLOWERCHIK AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM.. COME ON OVER TO OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD AND MEET THE TEAM, THE GENERAL CHAT IS THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT ON THE MAIN PAGE,THIS THREAD IS
"JULY, COME AND CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE"

WE HAVE MANY DIFFERENT THREADS AND A MASTER GARDENER HERE AS WELL..

THE "GAZEBO" IS WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

"ASK THE EXPERT" IS WHERE WE HAVE OUR MASTER GARDENER TO HELP OS OUT,, BUT SHE HELPS OUT ON ANY THREAD

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Hi, I love to garden, but unfortunately had started to lose energy due to my weight. In the short time I have really been participating in SparkPeople, tracking my food and exercising my energy level has turned around and I can finally spend time doing the thing I love most! It is really neat that you can log gardening in the fitness tracker. It is hard work sometimes. I am still sore from weeding around my irises Sunday. emoticon

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HI REDCOCO AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM..
JULY LET'S CHAT OVER BACK YARD FENCE IS OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD

THE GAZEBO IS WHERE MOST OF OUR GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

WE HAVE OUR VIRTUAL WALK GOING ON WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO MEET A GOAL OF 10,000 MILES FOR THE YEAR,, JUST COME AND POST HOW MANY MILES YOU HAVE WALKED AND ONE OF OUR LEADERS WILL DO THE REST

WE ALSO HAVE A MASTER GARDENER HELPING OUT ON THE ASK THE EXPERT THREAD,,

SO COME AND JOIN US AND MEET THE TEAM
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HI, I'm looking forward to learning some new recipes and
getting some tips on gardening! Changing my life in a good way!

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HI SUE AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM,, GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US,, , COME ON OVER TO OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD (THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT) AND MEET THE TEAM
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Hello everyone! My name is Sue, and I have rejoined this team. I recently returned to Sparkpeople after a couple of years away.

I have quite a few gardens. This year my resident groundhog had 4 babies, and they are eating my tomato plants!! I do have a nice little garden full of peppers, onions and corn though.




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HI CINDY AND DIANA AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM

JULY LET'S CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE IS OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD

THE GAZEBO IS WHERE MOST OF OUR GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

WE HAVE OUR VIRTUAL WALK GOING ON WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO MEET A GOAL OF 10,000 MILES FOR THE YEAR,, JUST COME AND POST HOW MANY MILES YOU HAVE WALKED AND ONE OF OUR LEADERS WILL DO THE REST

WE ALSO HAVE A MASTER GARDENER HELPING OUT ON THE ASK THE EXPERT THREAD,,

SO COME ON OVER,
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Hi, my name is Diana and I live in the Northwest corner of Connecticut. I am a Horticulture student and have 2 courses left to complete the requirements for the Horticulture Certificate. I grew up gardening, and my family and I always gardened organically. This year my new neighbors and myself created a little community garden. I am grateful that we have this garden; it brings me alot of happiness and peace. Tomorrow I start volunteering at the school working on the grounds. I am searching for a part-time job but I thought volunteering would be a productive and healthy thing to do while looking.

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Hi, I'm Cindy and live in Delaware. Been with spark for years, but really need to get back to it.
We expanded our garden this year, so now it is 8x19. We planted a lot of different tomatoes, hot peppers, onions, yellow squash in the garden. Cucumbers, leeks, california peppers, radishes, celery, beets, thyme, lettuce are in pots, so between work and the garden, I am very busy.


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HI ANGELA AND emoticon TO THE GARDENING TEAM,,GLAD TO HAVE YOU JOIN US,, COME ON OVER TO OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD (THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT) AND MEET THE TEAM emoticon NANCY

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my name is Angela and I have planted my first garden of my own. We always had a garden growing up and so I know the basics... there is just sooo much I have forgot. I am hoping that by growing my own veggies that I will be forced to eat more fresh veggies. We have planted green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, onions, carrots, spinach, broccoli, cucumbers, and one artichoke. I am excited and have many questions.

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HI DEBRA AND emoticon TO THE TEAM.. YOU SURE ARE BUSY AND LUCKY TO HAVE SOMEONE DO YOUR WEEDING AND WATERING FOR YOU.,.COME ON OVER TO :JUNE WEDDING BELLS, OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE" WHICH IS OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD AND MEET THE TEAM emoticon NANCY


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Hi, I am Debra aka WebDebSpider, I am new to the site. I am a Type 2 diabetic was diagnosed as borderline gestational diabetic in '92 and they never followed up on it afterwards. My fault too, I should have checked in to it more, but was still young.
Fast forward to 2000.... I started getting dizzy and having spells where I would feel weird at times. Consulted with a doc and they said it was the heat, as I was cooking at the same time during hot times of day. Fast forward to 2002 and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and started medicine for that. But would still occasionally have those spells of dizziness and feeling weird. Fast forward to 2007 I was finally diagnosed with T2 diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy in my feet and ankles.

I eat right and have always ate right. But thyroid problems and diabetes runs in my family on both sides. Type one on my mother's side along with the thyroid problems, and type 2 on my fathers side.

I am married to a wonderful man and we have two wonderful young men best to say ages 23 yrs (1989) and 20 yrs (1992) that way when someone reads this they are not forever the same age as when I first posted this introduction. My family is my life, however, I do have a passion for art, both in web design and other craft projects. I am currently in school for computer programming & analysis with emphasis on web design.

I love making gardens around the house and pulling weeds from the beds and gardens as it is very therapeutic, however, my husband does most of the watering of the plants and gardens as I tend to either forget or well I am usually busy with homework. He claims he is not buying me anymore plants but he says that every time/season.

Well that is me. But if you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I will try to answer them as best as I can, and as soon as I can.

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HI PERT AND emoticon TO THE TEAM,,BOY YOU HAVE HAD YOUR FILL OF SURGERIES HAVEN'T YOU,, GOOD LUCK

COME ON OVER TO THE GENERAL CHAT THREAD AND GET TO KNOW SOME OF THE TEAM.. THAT THREAD IS CALLED "JUNE WEDDING BELLS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE" YOU WILL FIND THE ENCOURAGEMENT THERE TO CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY BUT REMEMBER WE CHAT ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING
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good morning all... i joined this team cause of the name but i dont think i've ever posted cept maybe a hi...

separated shoulder this spring left my garden plans in the dirt so to speak... i do have a few tommy toe plants and some cucumbers in buckets... my flower boxes of lettuce went to the bugs so i pulled them all the other day and fed them to the guineas and they were quite delighted...

after elbow surgery, wrist surgery, shoulder surgery the past two years and then a separated shoulder in an automobile accident this spring gardening has mostly been a dream... for next year i am planning to be healthy!!! and gardening should be more of an option...

am really too busy with puppies and dog breeding right now to even think about gardening and that may be even more the case next spring... but i will get maters out and definitely cucumbers and yellow squash... and a spinach and lettuce bed will be more of a reallity... til then... yall keep those hoes a going and i'll keep watering buckets and maybe next year i'll have something more to share....

have a wonderful day folks!!!

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WELCOME BACK POPEYE, WONDERED WHERE YOU HAD GONE,

BEAUTIFULWOMEN,,GLAD TO HAVE YOU JOIN US ON THE GARDENING TEAM

FAMILYBAKER, WE ALL HAVE THE SAME GOAL, TO LOSE WEIGHT AND DOING IT WITH THE HELP OF OTHERS,, COME AND JOIN US OT THE BACKYARD FENCE AND MEET THE TEAM,, YOU WILL GET SUPPORT THERE

NWGARDEGIRL,, BUFFYSMOM2 AND KDAAST
WELCOME TO THE GARDENING TEAM.. COME AND JOIN US ON THE THREADS AND MEET THE TEAM

WE HAVE DIFFERENT THREADS FOR DIFFERENT REASONS

JUNE WEDDING BELLS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE IS OUR GENERAL CHAT THREAD

THE GAZEBO IS WHERE MOST OF OUR GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED

WE HAVE OUR VIRTUAL WALK GOING ON WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO MEET A GOAL OF 10,000 MILES FOR THE YEAR,, JUST COME AND POST HOW MANY MILES YOU HAVE WALKED AND ONE OF OUR LEADERS WILL DO THE REST

WE ALSO HAVE A MASTER GARDENER HELPING OUT ON THE ASK THE EXPERT THREAD,,

SO WELCOME TO ALL AND ENJOY YOURSELVES AS YOU GARDEN emoticon NANCY

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Hope I was suppose to hit "Reply" in order to post my introduction. I'm not message board savvy.
I'm new to Spark People and at 51, decided to get serious about getting fit since, gosh darn it, I keep getting older and no one is going to do my gardening for me!
I live smack dab in the middle of the midwest, transplanted for 16 years now, from mild southern CA. I'm still not use to the hot humid summers nor the frigid winters (excepting this past one) It's sad that our gardening season is so short but I love experiencing the reawakening of nature's splendor each spring. And even though, during the hottest weeks when I'm out watering (the only thing I can do at that time) I'm swearing "I HATE this heat!", I would not trade the magical changes of the seasons for that glorious ocean breeze. (Boy that sure sounds nice as summer starts to kick in)
Anyway, I garden in the cottage style (my interpretation) and I'm notorious for changing my mind about where things should be so I'm always digging things up and replanting them, and I always have plenty of extra plants and no gardening buddies to share them with.
Well! That was a lengthy intro! Sorry to bore you all but look forward to reading about your gardening experiences as well as your fitness journeys!
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Hello Gardening Team!
I'm so happy to have found you. I'm 61, retired and finally have time to garden ....and focus on losing weight. emoticon

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Hello, I hope to learn some good gardening tips here and to stay motivated in my goal to get rid of pounds and weeds!

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Hello,
I am new to this dieting thing and need help. I like all veggies and fruits but also have a sweet tooth. I am 70 and 50 lbs overweight. Will accept any advice. I live alone and eat because of boredom (I think). Looking forward to hearing from experienced people.

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Only new to this team! My name is Wendy. Nice to meet you all!

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Hello Nancy,

I'm not really new, just b-a-a-c-k.

I had some personal situations that required me to curtail my time on Spark, and after my in-box grew to nearly 4,000 entries, I had to leave some teams.

I remember the "No new topics" rule and that it was a read only page. Deciding to refresh my memory I visited that page first. I guess there are a number of members who leap before they look (or read) or don't understand the concept of "read only".

I promise I will try my best to be a good boy because I absolutely abhor having my hands slapped. My 3rd grade teacher permanently scarred me with her use of an 18" ruler. Of course that was back in the middle of last century when "spare the rod and spoil the child" was the philosophy and corporal punishment was common, especially with smart mouthed boys.

I plan on enjoying my return.

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HI JANCARD AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM,, GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US, COME ON OVER TO THE
" BACKYARD FENCE" WHERE WE CHAT ABOUT ANYTHING THAT COMES TO MIND AND MEET SOME OF THE TEAM. WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT THREAD WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWER,, THAT THREAD IS "THE GAZEBO".WE ALSO HAVE A MASTER GARDENER ON THE "ASK THE EXPERT" THREAD,, SO COME ON OVER AND FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN ALL CONVERSATIONS
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WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS. IT'S GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH US AND THAT YOU WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU ARE WANTING. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND IF YOU NEED HELP, ANY OF US WILL HELP YOU.

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Hi all! I'm new to this team but have been on SP since the beginning of the year. What a great team and I already picked up some tips. My roses will be getting some banana peels for supper tonite!

Anyway, I'm up in New England and surrounded by woods, so the deer and other wildlife are a challenge. Not to mention the weather, of course. But finally everything's green and blooming again!

Can't wait to read the other posts and have a resource for questions.


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HI FIREBIRD AND emoticon TO THE TEAM.. YOU WILL HAVE LOTS OF HELP HERE FROM OTHER TEAM MEMBERS,, MYSELF I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT A FALL GARDEN AS I AM IN CANADA.. WE DO HAVE PEOPLE THAT KNOW ABOUT THEM AND WE ALSO HAVE A MASTER GARDENER TO HELP OUT.. COME JOIN US ON THE THREADS AND MET THE TEAM..

OUR MAIN CHAT IS "JUNE WEDDING BELLS, OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE"

THE "GAZEBO" IS WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED AND OF COURSE WE HAVE THE "ASK THE EXPERT" THREAD,

FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN ANY CONVERSATION THAT IS GOING ON

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Hi team. I'm new. I am looking for friends to help me stay motivate on weight loss as well as helping me plan a fall garden. I've never actually planted before. But I can keep things alive, so that is a step in the right direction. Hope to make new friends soon!

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HI PAT AND emoticon TO THE TEAM.. GLAD TO HAVE YOU JOIN US,,WE ALL HAVE THE SAME GOAL HERE AND WE DO TRY TO ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER,, COME ON OVER TO OUR MAIN CHAT AND MEET SOME OF THE TEAM

THE NAME OF THE CHAT THREAD THIS MONTH IS "JUNE WEDDING BELLS, OVER THE BACK YARD FENCE"

THE GAZEBO IS WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED, BUT WE CAN ASK THEM ON ANY THREAD,,

THEN WE HAVE A MASTER GARDENER ON THE THREAD "ASK THE EXPERT" WE GET A LOT OF HELP THERE

SO JOIN IN ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY emoticon NANCY

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Hello Team, My name is Pat and I am happy to have joined, I love gardening and sure will enjoy sharing this time with all of you, I need to lose weight and hopefully will be able to get the support that I will need on this diet program here at sparkpeople. looking forward to getting to know you all .


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HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM,, WE ALL HAVE ABOUT THE SAME GOALS HERE AND WE ALL SUPPORT EACH OTHER,, COME ON OVER TH THE CHAT THREAD "JUNE WEDDING BELLS" AND MEET THE TEAM
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Hello, fellow gardeners! I'm looking forward to linking up with people with similar interests & problems (wt loss, gardening). Just planted a raspberry patch with deer fence. Now waiting for the sticks to start sending up shoots! I love getting outdoors & working in the yard before it gets too hot. Hopefully, I'll be able to lose the wt along with increasing my activity level! Wish me luck!

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HELLO GRANDMABEV AND emoticon TO THE TEAM.. MY HUSBAND WAS KEPT BUSY TOO ONCE HE RETIRED,,HE WOULD WALK AROUND EVERY DAY AND PICK UP THE TINIEST WEEDS (I WOULD WAIT TILL THEY WERE BIGGER) COME AND MEET THE TEAM ON OUT THREADS,
THERE IS THE BACKYARD FENCE WHERE WE CHAT ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING
THERE IS THE GAZEBO WHERE MOST OF THE GARDENING QUESTIONS
WE ALSO HAVE ASK THE EXPERT , THERE IS A MASTER GARDENER THAT HELPS OUT A LOT

SO POP IN AND JOIN THE CONVERSATIONS emoticon NANCY

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My husband and I love gardening. We just put in approx. 150 vegetable plants. We also have lots of rose bushes. We have rhubarb, asparagus (which I can't get to grow well), strawberries, and raspberries and starting some cherry trees and blueberries.
yep keeps us busy. He is retired so he is kept busy. I love canning and freezing my stuff up.

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HI KAKT0610
NO BIG PROBLEM .. BUT WHAT DID YOU CALL THE NEW TOPIC

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