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9/3/11 11:40 A

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Yesterday I pulled up the cucumbers and planted more lettuce and spinach. Lows will be in the forties in the 10-day forecast so i hope they like that! We just got a gully washer....

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I have a gorgeous clematis that grows on the east side of my house. The thing with clematis is that is likes it's head in the sun and it's feet in the shade. I'm not sure mine gets 6 hours of sun but it's probably close. Make sure to plant something at the base for the shade. I have lily of the valley around mine and it's very happy. emoticon

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yesterday i replanted some carrot seeds, I forgot to water one day ( i know bad bad!!) and my previous seedlings died! still learning!! LOL

I really want to plant some parsnips, not sure where I'm going to put them though! I think I need a fairly deep bed right??

transplanted one of my giant pumpkin seedlings - tore out a cucumber bush ( one of 3) that was only producing bitter cucumbers - the other two are fine, so I figured that plant was better off as compost!

Really hoping maybe to have a giant pumpkin by halloween!! maybe it's wishful thinking LOL

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I looked it up, and clematis needs 6+ hours of sun per day. Yesterday I sprinkled sulfer in one of my vegetable gardens on the advice of a coworker who is an organic nurseryman. Today, I got my butterfly weed in the ground, I transplanted an hibiscus and I planted bee balm and lemon thyme. Howard Garrett, the dirt doctor, said now is a good time to plant luffa, so I found my seeds and planted a couple, as well as swan and apple gourds. Not sure how well they will do as I've had them for a while, but they may surprise me.

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I just bought a clematis and want to plant it next the the patio so it can climb. The problem is it only gets the morning sun for about 3 hours before the neighbor's house blocks the sun. Is that enough or should I find another location? I'm looking for liatris spicata next but I don't think I'm supposed to plant them until fall.

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6/23/11 11:00 A

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I have been working non-stop in my yard this spring and summer. Gobs to do. I have my tomato plants, peppers that are doing geat. I've started several Knock Out Rose Bushes from cuttings I got from a friend's house. Just stuck them down in a bucket of good soil and they took off great. I put out 6 huge Angel Trumpets and they are doing fantastic. I started many Wisteria plants from their pod seeds this spring and they are doing great also. Taking them to the Farmers Market this Saturday to sell if it doesn't rain. I'm happy with my green thumb this year so far. I have also found out working in the yard so much is a great way to lose extra pounds ...it keeps your hands busy from eating and it works your butt off as well ...LOL!

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We got some much needed rain today, so maybe I can get the ground dug up to plant my shrub. Vegetables are looking great, as are my flowers.

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Bought some climbing peas and beetroot seedlings, and a rhubarb crown to plant tomorrow. Also a lovely Australian native bush - can't remember the name - and an Australian climber called "Snow Bells".The bush will attract birds to the garden.

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I have some pineapple sage in my second vegetable garden. I'm thinking of planting some lemon thyme and some bee balm, next. I need to get my butterfly weed in the ground next.

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I have pineapple sage this year, too and it smells wonderful!! I can't wait for it to bloom.

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Found two fun new things at an arboretum and went to a garden center to get them! One was pineapple sage and it REALLY smells like pineapple. The other was lemon verbena. I just love trying new things!

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I got my dwarf crape myrtle planted this week. Yesterday, I planted rosemary and Spanish Lavender. I still have some flowers to get in the ground and I think I know where I want to put them.

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Today I planted sweet peas ( bit late but that's what I did last year and they grew just fine ). I also planted carrot, spring onion, peas and spinach seeds. emoticon

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I am moving next weekend, so I am UNplanting right now, lol. I am harvesting what I can, transplanting what I can, and leaving the next renters a little plot of peas and a few other things that aren't ready to harvest yet.

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I planted poppies, broccoli and brussell sprouts today. emoticon

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I'm here in NJ and the temps are about the same..weird weather...cooling today so I plan to plant all this stuff......I need a rototiller.....I usually go out to water early am, then pm...since I get deer in my yard I have to fence stuff in...getting weighed tomorrow..have a good day!

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GIGI815, I gotta tell you how difficult it is to keep the plants watered. Right now in Dallas, our temperatures are in the 90s and the wind blows so hard they dry everything out in no time. I bought a butterfly bush last year for $1.25 and this year it looks gorgeous.

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Hit a Lowes...75% off trees...got a weeping pussy willow and 8 differents perennials at 1.00 each..gallon size....they just need to water this stuff...

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GIGI815, it wasn't a braided hibiscus, it's just a small one with a tag that says it's a houseplant. It's pretty, though and that price, I won't feel too bad if it doesn't make it.

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A hill of watermelon.

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SandyKMac...My daughter was bugging me for a braided hibiscus..got her a small one on sale but not as good as your paid price...(This will be like getting a dog, she wants it but I will have to take care of it.)...

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I'm running out of room! And i already have a kitchen garden pot.... Uh oh......

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I planted some chives..marjoram..basil..and rosemary!!!! emoticon

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Planted arugula, rosemary, escarole, basil in window boxes around my apartment...all from organic seeds imported from Italy...too bad no backyard for a proper veggie garden, but this is better than nothing...and I get pretty good results...

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GIGI815, I have a butterfly bush and an Angels trumpet that I bought at clearance price last year. I also have a butterfly bush from two years ago. I love it when I can get them. We had some dianthus at work yesterday, but I've run out of room for the moment. I'll have to expand elsewhere, but I can't for now.
I like to get the sales, like my $3.00 yellow hibiscus and my $4.00 gardenia. I have lots of fragrance and color these days.

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two flowering pear trees..non fruit bearing....I rescue plants from the clearance section...75% off.......2 trees for 10.00!!!!!!

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I planted Petunias. And I just got a Fuchsia in a hanging basket

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I bought myself a red dwarf crape myrtle today. I had a volunteer growing in the front yard, but the workers that fixed the foundation dug it up and it died. This one is going in the backyard.

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Gardengirl54, don't pick your tomato flowers. The one thing you can do is cut the suckers off to encourage branching. I think you can pick off some of the flowers, but it gets so hot here that I wouldn't do anything to discourage what tomatoes I can get.

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I just planted some cukes - my first time! Also a pepper plant and some flowers. My tomatoes are heirloom and they are already blooming. Should I be picking those off until the plants are better established like with other plants?

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For those people who get jealous of Texas' early growing season, I'm jealous that you can plant things like spinach, onions, rhubarb, lettuce, etc. I can't plant any of those until August. We also have to time our tomatoes just right. Too early and they freeze. Too late and they never set fruit. On the plus side, my flowers generally do well.

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we've had a lot of rain and cold weather in our area so planting has been delayed, but we have tomatoes, green peppers, and cucumbers to plant. I did notice that the wild asparagus we found in the flower bed that we transplanted is going like gangbusters, and I'm hoping to give it it''s own plot. We also have rhubarb, spinach, onions, and sweet peas I'm waiting for the ground to dry a little before planting.

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Today I put in the edamame, broccoli & broccoli raab, armenian, persian and regular cukes, two varieties of beets, celeriac, parsnips, scallions, tomatillos, a few tomato plants and hot peppers, summer savory, two different mints and a tarragon plant. Rain is in the forcast again, so want to get all the seeds in the ground before it gets too wet! Then, hopefully the sun will shine for several days in a row to prompt some germination!! I still have a bunch of tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon and lavender plants to transplant and a ton of flowers - it will be a busy week.

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Busy day of gardening. I transplanted eggplant into the garden, also peppers, and transplanted a row of kohlrabi after thinning the seedlings from seeds I had planted earlier. I also put out some basil, parsley, and cilantro plants. Then I transplanted some flowers I had started indoors several weeks ago. I hope tp put out tomatoes tomorrow.

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As of yesterday, I have two varieties of peas, 3 varieties of potatoes, 3 varieties of carrots, two varieties of pumpking, delicata and butternut squash, and trombetta squash.

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I finally got all my tomato plants planted in their permanent pots and the same for the bell peppers and strawberries, potatoes still coming up. I planted stringless green beans, and still waiting for my mystery seeds. I planted more marigolds and nasturtiums for bug control and I planted catnip and spearmint. I still have sage and oregano to plant. Things are pretty much under control.

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I have most of my garden in and the basil, zinnias, onions, spinach, chives, and rhubarb are doing well. I always put in some marigolds - partly to keep away pests - but also b/c they look lovely from my kitchen window!

We are over a long cool wet spell so I plan to go to a garden center after work to get a few more plants and onion sets. I love to plant a few more onions every few weeks to keep them staggered. Oh - almost forgot - I talked to my edemame, peas, and beans so they are up as well. emoticon

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I didn't get my lettuce seeds planted early enough. It's too late for me. I'll have to wait til fall.

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I am so behind! I've been so busy and our weather has been cold and rainy for weeks (with no end in sight). I hope to get my garden in this weekend, rain or shine: kale, green beans, basil, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, swiss chard, some more herbs, and some marigolds to ward off unwanted pests.

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In my small space I've planted, 4 German Johnson tomato plants, 3 red cherry tomato plants, 1 yellow squash, 1 zucchini, 1 cucumber plant and 1 row each of carrots and green beans. Got them in the ground just prior to the last 3 days of rain and they are looking good.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon My strawberries are up and flowering. I planted parsley, cilanto, basil, thyme, sage, and yellow & red cherry tomato plants. Next (after the rain stops!) I'll be putting in salad lettuces, spinach, radishes, scallions, peas, and beans. Then next week I'll do the rest of the tomatoes (Lemon Boy, Marinara) yellow, zucchini, acorn squashes, crenshaw melon, LOTS of different peppers(too many kinds to list here) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon oh...and broccoli!!!

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5/15/11 8:52 A

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I planted some string beans

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5/14/11 9:52 P

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I now have some heirloom tomatoes, a Celebrity and a Roma tomato in the garden plot. A Husky Cherry Tomato in a container. I have one eggplant, some icebox watermelon, yellow squash, Brussels Sprouts, Swiss Chard and Kale. I planted some herb seeds, zucchini, canteloupe and nastutium seeds. I planted 2 boxwood basil with my cherry tomato.
I bought a Gardenia yesterday and got it re-potted. Last week I had to buy some BT since my Brussels Sprouts were being eaten up. It worked pretty quickly. I work at Home Depot and we're finally getting some organic products. I have some organic plant food that I purchased online.
I need to fix some of my Swiss Chard and kale this week. They are looking really good.

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If it dries out enough today, I have some evergreen plugs to plant, maybe get my carrots and onions going. Another week or so for the main stuff

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5/13/11 9:09 P

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Peppers, canalope, watermelon, italian, cherry, big boys, whoopers tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, egg plant and squash today. Love every minute of it.
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wild flowers saved from a plot in MI that is going to be raised for a house...what a shame I couldn't get them all...I hope they call the Nature Conservancy or a group that will harvest and replant....trillium, spring beauty, and baneberry

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We planted some spinach a few days ago, but are already harvesting yellow squash, tons of cucumbers, green beans, a few small tomatoes, carrots and more lettuce than we can use. (We live in Florida, so it's already VERY hot here) We decided to switch from lettuce to spinach since we can't seem to use it before it bolts, but spinach can be used in larger quantities and even frozen.

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5/12/11 10:54 P

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We finally got some really hard rain today but the little plants all survived. Our yardshare has spinach, eggplant tomatoes, zucchini, okra, bell peppers, jalapenos, cucumbers, green beans, peas, swiss chard, chives, dill and oregano. Also lettuce.

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Blueberries, lignonberries and strawberries

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Yesterday - broccoli, broccoli raab, cauliflower, Pak Choi, beets, sweet peas, tomatoes (wall o water), lettuce, chard.

Rain in the forecast for the next 5 days!






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We've got a 20x20 community garden plot this year, and it finally stopped raining long enough to get it planted. We've put in carrots, parsnips, corn, bush beans, red and yellow onions, red and golden beets, cabbage, zucchini, cukes, tomatoes, peas and potatoes.
Fingers crossed for some warm weather now!

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Peas, lettuce mix, radish, onions, kohlrabi, and some flowers.

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Edemame, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, strawberries, pea pods, parsnips.... emoticon

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It seems to rain every day I am off work :( I did plant some spinache, a raspberry bush, catnip (we have lots of kitties so I'm giving it a try), strawberries and a few potatoes. I also planted the free tree plugs I got from Lowe's on Earth Day. emoticon

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Onions, oregano, basil, dill - seedlings are ready to go outside. Planting some mators, green beans, carrots and peppers this afternoon. That's the plan anyway... emoticon

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Green Bell Peppers, (I already planted strawberries (ate 3 already) and potatoes which are coming up) and some surprise seeds. I think they are squash but not sure. It will be fun to see what I planted.

Oh and I planted Marigolds, Nasturtiums and Baby's Breath.

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The weather here has been so uncooperative that the only things I've planted so far are some dahlias, snapdragons and allysium in my front porch pots and the leftovers in my front flower bed.

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Hollyhocks...they we got cold weather, so my planting is on hold.

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The ground finally dried up over the weekend and was able to till. Got my green beans, squash and cucumbers planted. We got a gentle rain last night will be great with the warm days we've had this week. I should see green beans soon! Had to lock the chickens in the pen to keep them out of the garden tho - they are not happy!

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How is your garden doing?

I planted some bush cucumbers yesterday on my parkway and I also planted some leaf lettuce. Then the rain came and it rained the rest of the day. I am hoping those tiny seeds did not wash away. emoticon

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