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8/22/14 7:31 A

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My garden has pretty much gone to weeds - sadly our tomatoes didn't do too well this year. But we did get lots of pears off a tree that is so old I got pears from it when I was a little girl! The tree is hollow - I don't know how it is still so productive. Yummy!

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I didn't know that about marigolds! We used to plant a border of them because bunnies don't like them, but this year we put up an electric fence because of the deer. They ate EVERYTHING last year.

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The Marigolds attract the bug that would otherwise eat the veggies. I always sprinkle a few marigold seeds throughout the garden at planting time.
It's blackberry season here too. Just picked about a gallon. YUM!

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What do you do with the marigolds?
It is wild blackberry season here, so my hands are all scratched from stickers and my grandsons faces are stained with juice! YUMMY!

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I am harvesting tomatoes, onions, potatoes, cucumbers, beans, herbs, and marigolds.

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tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pumpkin, sunflowers, broccoli, kale, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and a whole lot of joy!


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6/24/14 7:55 P

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emoticon I'm excited!

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They should keep producing. We have bush beans too - ate some of the beans this weekend. Keep watering and they should keep making beans!

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6/23/14 8:02 P

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How exciting! I planted 3 bush beans in pots-they have some beans-I'm thrilled-wish I'd gotten more plants-I don't know if they will keep producing?

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6/23/14 7:21 A

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I got 12 pounds of veggies from my garden on Saturday! Whoo Hoo!!!

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My lettuce is dying...and I didn't even put it outside-it's in a window! sigh...

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That's wonderful! I wish we could say the same. We had such a dark, cold spring that almost all the seeds my son started have struggled and don't look very good. Now we have had so much rain (thinking about building an ark, lol) that there has been flooding and pooling water in many of our yards.
Thinking this year we may have to buy plants that are already started but they are not as easy to find organic as the seeds were. It is my son's first year trying a vegetable garden so I hope he doesn't get discouraged.
So glad that yours is going so well! There is something SO wonderful about getting to eat food that you have grown yourself!


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My strawberry plants are starting to grow baby strawberries! Our spring onions, lettuce and radishes are already making food we can eat. Always such a great time of year for gardens - when it gets really hot outside is when it gets hard.

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I tried a container garden last year on my patio and everything grew fast and huge until they started producing the actual vegetables (with the exception of the green and yellow beans-they did great!)
Not sure what I did wrong because even the cherry tomatoes were a fail. My sister used one of those self watering boxes last year and had a bumper crop. Maybe I will try one of those this year.
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Thanks for the info-for the most part I do OK with other herbs-my rosemary just never makes
it through the winter...I tried planting a small one in the yard this year-I appears dead so far...

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If you baby an herb it will die. Remember that ALL herbs are weeds with a purpose. Never fertilize an herb, it will burn it up. My herbs, Rosemary included live in a ;community' pot on my south facing front porch. I water the pot and use the herbs, that's all. If it gets to below 0 for days on end I drag the pot inside till it warms up a little and then back out it goes. The Rosemary that I set out in the ground a few years back turned into a great hedge! Left to it's own it will (like any weed) take over!
Good luck with your herbs. By the way, I live in zone 6 for planting guides.
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Every year I buy a large rosemary plant-every year,it dies...I've tried planting it in pots,planting
it outside,& bringing it indoors! Don;t know what the secret is-but I haven't got it!

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Our oregano came back with gusto, but my rosemary plant died after five years. It was a bush - so hard to pull out! We have planted tomatoes, squash, peppers and lettuce so far.

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4/27/14 7:55 A

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Son & DIL brought me a a large container planted with different lettuce for Easter & I just
bought Orange mint &lacey leaf basil-hoping my other herbs will come back!

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That sounds like a wonderful garden! We have started to plant this year, but I keep having to cover things up because we are still getting freezing nights and snow! Crazy year!

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Hi,
My garden grows dill, basil, chives, parsley, lemon balm, sage, rosemary and a few others that I can't think of right now. I also try to grow all the veggies that I eat. What I can't grow in winter I preserve or freeze to use in the winter.

This week I planted lettuce, spinach and potatoes. I will have to wait about ten more days to put out the sunflowers, corn, beans, cucumbers, and wait till mid-April to put out my tomatoes and green peppers. I love to farm!

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Which herbs do you grow? My basil is doing well, we have had pesto four times already this year. We have to make it with sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts due to my grandsons allergies, but it is still mighty good!

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Just herbs for me!

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The tomatoes are finally getting ripe! Yummy!

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i garden. i have about 4 tomato plants out right now. thyme, dill, chives, rosemary, mint,.. i was supposed to plant pumpkin, watermelon, peas, beans, corn, & calendula 2 weekends ago, but things came up.



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I went to the Garden festival this past weekend-bought a few new herbs.

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The strawberries are coming in! Nothing like eating a strawberry in the garden, warmed by the sun. The juice just explodes in your mouth! WOW!!!
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rained here a lot too...yay for your basil!

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Well happy belated birthday!
It has rained constantly since we got back from vacation so I haven't checked my garden yet. But my basil, which I keep close to the house, is doing well!

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Weds. was my Bday and my son & DIL gave me something really neat-a huge pot planted
with different lettuce that regrows as you harvest it! So cool!

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Sounds interesting-I will check it out !

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If that is the case you may love the fragrances from a company called Thymes. (Thymes.com) I love their fragrances, and although I am not a huge perfume person myself (I have some but always forget to use it, lol) I enjoy their bath gels and body lotions as well as Moon Flower perfume. Free samples with every purchase. (no, I don't have any ties to this company, just really like it emoticon ) Worth checking out as a special treat for yourself.

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Yes,I love the smell of fresh herbs! (and I can't stand most perfumes)! Odd,huh?

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I planted my basil this past weekend. It looks so good . . .
I have never perfected cutting it back. Some people can get it to grow into a big bush! Can you imagine how nice your yard would smell?


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I may have killed a basil plant I recently bought emoticon I was trying to cut it back to
grow more...wish I could get lavender to grow! I have some chives,thyme,and mint that came back...I get frustrated coz my rosemary dies no matter what I do,but thinking it may have survived?!!

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I love that as well. My mint has a tendency to take over though, yikes! I have a hard time with Basil even indoors, and strangely only my basil. I recently learned that I was harvesting the leaves incorrectly (from the bottom). Hopefully I will do better this time. It too is my favorite herb...LOVE it on mozzarella with tomato and a fig infused balsamic. Yum! emoticon

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I love when the herbs come back on their own!
My sage, rosemary, oregano and lavender all survived the winter.
But my favorite herb, basil, never comes back on its own.

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I would really love a garden-around this time of year I feel such an urge! ...though I must admit
to somewhat of a black thumb-though I attribute that to having very little sunshine-lots of shade!
I will at least have herbs-I have a couple that keep coming back and will plant more!

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Good Morning,
I have never been an gardener but both of my children (grown and on their own) and I are going to give it a shot this year. We have all purchased organic seeds and are ready to give it a try. My son is doing it in hopes of saving money on his grocery bills. I love the thought of going out to my own garden and picking something for dinner.

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Does anyone else here garden? Due to the late spring we have just started ours this year, although the winter crops (garlic, onions and parsnips) are now being harvested. So far this year we have planted lettuce, broccoli and brussel sprouts.

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