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Still too early to do much outside here in the frozen midwest. But this week's gardening plans include:
1) start tomato, eggplant, and pepper seeds, plus whatever others need to be started early that I can't think of at the moment
2) Place order for seeds that are direct planted into the garden in May
3) Finish cleaning up brush and empty ashes from firepit into the compost bin (which is overflowing, unfortunately, but should go down once we finally get above freezing).

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(1) I`M PLANNING ON DISHING (2) PLANNING ON PLANTING MY VEGGIE (3)KEEPING THE GRASS OUT

HELLO TO ALL I AM TRYING VERY HARD TO SUCCESS


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1) Finish spring planting plan
2) Retest nutrients and acidity of soil
3) Weed (forever)

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The three things that needed to be done right now is to cut my Lantana back, get a couple of roses in the ground, and keep the birds fed.

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Only 3? emoticon OK, next 3 biggies:

1. Install cisterns and irrigation system
2. Mulch!
3. Finish laying paths

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1) Fix a sneaky and painfully located (apparently) irrigation leak
2) Harvest lettuce daily
3) Clean up climbing roses

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2014 Plan 1st draft (lol)

Pull old cedar post out of lilac at garden edge (ants got it).

Build raised box for chicken plantings and cover with hardware wire mesh to protect from scratching before planting is established.

Move rhubarb out of what is now center of garden and enlarge borders.

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I or we DH and I did the following

1. Cleaned up all the plant debris and put organic stuff in the compost bin
2. Redug in the potatoe bed and found another 2 dozen red and white potatoes
3. Finished making the walkway between the planting rows and covering with mulch

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Cool. Thanks.

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I used to say, It is what it is, but now I say, "If you don't like it, change it!!"


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I'm in Seminole County, FL - Very close to you! If you have a way to pick it up, you're within reasonable distance to Monterey Mushroom - Their compost is wonderful, and cheap if you can go get it!

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Brevard County. You?

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There are so many wonderful tree and plant nurseries here - What part of Florida are you in, Libertygirlfla?

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Today I cleaned out my planter boxes, removed dead tomatoes and helped hubby plant three new fruit trees (fig, plum and pear). Found a local market that sells varieties that grow in Florida!!! emoticon

Tomorrow: till and plant fall veggies, replace three bushes in the front yard and work on new planting borders around my "new" fire-pit patio!

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Just checked out your link for Florida gardening...awesome!! I was just wondering what to plant for the fall..headed to the store to get some seeds now!

Lib

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Don't worry - You'll get the hang of it! Once you do, you'll be in absolute awe over what you can do here, as our growing season is year-round! I absolutely love it!

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Thank you. It's funny how one doesn't alwys think of the most basic things! Then again, up north, I never had to worry about it! We followed the Farmer's Almanac for the growing seasons and the soil was always fantastic. What a shock it's been moving here!


Today is a new day. I can't change yesterday or know what tomorrow will bring. I can only control right here, right now.


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I feel your pain! I'm from Virginia and now live in Sanford, FL, and have had the same problems. First and foremost, have your soil tested. Then, amend your soil with quality organics. You can also see if there is a County Extension Office in your area. We have one here that is affiliated with the University of Florida that offers Master Gardener classes. Go to your local Lowes and ask about your County Extension services in your area. They can probably help. Finally, understand your growing season. What worked up north, will not work here. Spring crops here are summer crops there. Fall/Winter crops are Spring crops here for the most part. Follow this link and bookmark it: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021 It's helped me a LOT!

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I am a newbie here and live in the central gulf region of FL. I was a farm kid from MI so this attempting to grow things organically in sand and heat is kicking my behind! About the only thing I've done well with is parsley and basil in containers so far. I work 12-14 hrs a day pretty much 6 days a week, but I really miss having fresh veggies. I live on a small corner lot....maybe just under a half acre and also share the back yard with my two furchildren. Obviously I am a bit challenged here and need to relearn from the beginning. Can anyone help me out here and get me going in the the right direction? I've tried 2 yrs in a row....I'm hoping 3rd time will be the charm!



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first frost so bringing in the butternut squash ... picking and washing green tomatoes... seems to be a lot since the volunteers that came up on their own are quite abundant now... and preparing new compost piles for winter... closer to the house and filling the garden composter with leaves.... cutting grass with lawn mower bag to chop up leaves for the 3 composters..

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Since I live in Central Florida, gardening is a year-round thing. I'm getting a late start on my Fall garden, but there's still a lot of things that can be planted now. Here's my list of 3 jobs:

1. I accomplished 1 of my jobs yesterday - I dismantled and packed up my 2 cycle Mantis tiller and sent it back for a full refund, and ordered a new Mantis 4 cycle tiller, that I will pay off with the refund! I love this company and their products! The old one will be picked up for free today or tomorrow, and my new one will be here Friday or Saturday!
2. I will be removing some of my tomato and pepper plants that have done their best this season.
3. I will be picking up a load of mushroom compost from a company in Zellwood, Florida, and will be amending my soil when the new tiller arrives.

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pull out spent plants
dig over
plant annual rye grass
water
put away structures


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Hi All, I completed one of the things on my list. The making of pretend cabbage butterflys to keep real cabbage butterflys/moths off my garden beds. You can check out my blog for today for an explanation and photos. I have made pretend cabbage moths out of white plastic, put them in my garden on skewer stakes and it keeps the real cabbage moths off my garden. See blog for full information. It really works! Link:
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1) Dig onions
2) save seeds from marigolds for next year
3) layer green tomatoes and newspaper in bushel baskets for ripening over the next month or so, depending on how long they last

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Pull up dead plants from the frost, pick bean seed pods for seed for next year, collect seeds from flowers, lettuce, and broccoli.

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Plant some sugarsnap peas and figure out how to support them. Clean up and resupport my falling over tomatoes. I have fall break this week and want something to show for it.

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A little more weeding and bed prep
Decided to try something new, neighbor recommends it for weeds and it reads completely organic. He cautions that there are two types if you go out to buy it. It is called Preen organic weed control. Be a lable reader. Because the the other is not organic, it contains chemicals.
My neighbor has given me 2 cups to try, I'll let you know how it works. emoticon

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take cuttings to start hydrangea, gather seeds, clean up veggie garden

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Weeding
discovered new watermelons in old bed that I was planning on ripping out and rebuilding
new tomatoe seedlings are sprouted.... yummy

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pruning rose bushes - done 10/6/2013
clean & prepare bed 3 for planting - completed on 10/5/2013
rebuild raised bed 2
prepare bed 2 for spring planting
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clean up pots
plant lettuce
plant a tomato for my green house



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Prepare a raised garden bed for planting
Pruning the larger shrubs
General clean up of ground garden plant beds

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pull remaining plants
prepare a bed for garlic bulbs I've ordered
spread some compost over the garden

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plot where my garden will go
mow the grass
till the earth

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pull up the summer squash plants
dig potatoes
harvest worm castings and start new bin

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Plant Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts & Cabbage
Clean up my Rose Bushes
Mulch!


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1. pull up bell pepper and cucumber plants and compost them.
2. start preparing new raised bed for strawberries.
3. Weed AGAIN (this one never ends)

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1. Weeded my garden beds area.
2. Started fall seed (re-started the batch the squirrel ate).
3. Installed the brackets for my wall garden.

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Pick blighted tomatoes, pull the plants, dig potatoes, pick green beans....again!

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Weeding, pick apples. clear out garden beds.

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A sad job done. we had a whole week of rain when I couldn't get to my poor tomatoes and they got Blight! Today I salvaged what I could, made Chef_Megs tomato soup (sans the bread) I pulled all the plants and put them in a big tight bag for the landfill - sorry landfill!
I did however see my kale, winter broccoli, and cool crop salad greens are up and doing well.

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Weed, harvest, start an inside garden on my porch.

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Weed, trim,maybe plan a Fall garden.

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Plan and plant next crop (in SoCal)
Tidy up the crazy tomatoes!
Kill the spiders that are after my ornamentals

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Weed
Feed
Wait for frost to cut everything back.

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prep for fall crops
clean up flower beds
trim mint



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Enlarge my garden, fall prep work, add compost

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Weeding, garden bed prep for fall planning, compost

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Looks like everyone is busy with their gardens no matter where they live.

Since we haven't gotten a good rain for almost 2 months now, I of course will have to keep watering my gardens.
Also, this week I plan on finishing planting the circular flower bed I've been digging (planted the weeping cherry tree in the center this evening).
Weeding the strawberry bed and home veggie garden.
Then if the weather cooperates enough I hope to get the rest of the daffodil bulbs dug out of the one bed, and finish shaping the flower bed in front and planting a rose of sharon and autumn joy sedum plants in the center to start with.

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sunflowers blew over in the wind we got last night!!

zuchinni is going strong....so harvesting and dehydrating like crazy

cabbage is almost ready to harvest as is the brussel sprouts!!

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My son helped me build a 20x25' garden area with raised beds in April. Things were a little late but what the heck, we are eating beans, peas, peppers, beets and a whole slew of other goodies. I love my garden. The tomatoes are fruiting and getting plump! Picking lunch is the best! My dog loves it when I go out there, it means snack time for him too. Sometimes I see him shopping in the bean patch emoticon
This fall my plans are to build a greenhouse, 2 cold frames and plan for winter planting on Vancouver Island, that means that kale, chard and other cold crops.
I can't wait to get an earlier start in the spring.
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You guys are fortunate to have all that growing time. Here we have to wait until the end of May to plant because the snow is always waiting until March, April, and sporadically in May. Then we hope for Indian Summer so that we have at least through September and maybe into October to have things ripen.

To prepare for next year after I get whatever harvest possible from this year, I want to expand the size of the garden up the hill a little and maybe some more to the west, cover it with manure that will age over the winter, and maybe till in the plants after they have been harvested. Of course, my Dad was the gardener and I don't really know what I am doing.

I also need to find a way to keep the herbs I have over the winter. They are all in containers. I have brought them in the house every year and lost them all every year. I would like to stop that this year.

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CrCraig, good for you planning your fall garden. I am also in So Cal, but have trouble with fall gardening, October can be so hot I lose most everything. I do much better with spring gardening, starting after Christmas.

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Get my beds ready for Fall veggie planting (I'm in Southern California)

Deadhead my roses

Start composting


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pull out the old green bean plants

reseed the spinach

add chicken poop and leftover wood ashes from the burned tree branch pile into the second garden and till

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garden fence, trellis, weeding

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1: Start my Garden Journal
2: Prepare my to-do for Fall and Winter prep for 2014
3: Find a control for pests that do NOT required chemicals (maybe just DE)

"Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might." Eccl 9:10


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me too! Weed, weed, weed! emoticon i have a deer visiting & leaving deposits close to the house...I think it is coming for the blackberries & bird bath or water fountain. garden fence post are up and stapling the fencing material on...between the thunderstorms and intense heat..mosquitoes. etc

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1. Weed
2. Weed
3. Weed
Can you tell that I have lots of weeding to do? LOL

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Well I'm moving along to new things in my garden:
1. getting a composted pumpkin patch going
2. Pulling up summer corn and getting it composted, tilled, for fall corn (Indian corn)
3. Seedlings for fall garden started.
Busy. I have to work early in the morning and way late in the evening cause lemme tell you it is some kind of hot out there!

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Get 3 flats of flowers and herbs into containers and the ground. Move the whole back fence perennial bed to the strawberry patch and some to the front and take out the cement border so I can take out the back fence to get the truck in to come and take out 5 huge old trees. And repaint the cement borders before they are replaced. Get the rock path out of the grass and replant the grass.

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