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3/1/13 11:01 A

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...and only 19 days until Spring, 2013. Yea!

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3/1/13 10:37 A

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Here it is! The great month of March. A neat month to celebrate!

Irish wishes for lots of Luck! emoticon

Spring flowers and spring fever! emoticon emoticon

A bunny hopping down a bunny trail! emoticon emoticon

Remembering the power of the resurrection! emoticon


AH! Spring! And we also have birthdays -- a bunch -- this month. Hoping to do well with all the inevitable celebrating! Have a great month, All!

Oh, an it's time to start my limas!

Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
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2/17/13 5:13 P

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If you keep trying, you will become a master at it eventually.

I remember when we first started growing Asparagus, I was so disappointed. I didn't know I needed to wait a couple of years to harvest. Now, we have two Asparagus beds and plan on planting a new one this year.

Keep us posted on your efforts. Sunny

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Thank you so much for the link. I went right over there and checked it out. I think I will try the 'beans in the pot'. That's one I haven't tried yet. The last time I tried limas, I said it would be the last time. But I just can't resist trying it again. Something about a challenge, . .mmmmmmmmmm! emoticon


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2/17/13 8:34 A

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Pam, the tea garden sounds great. Love it that you make your own tea. I am sure the taste is much better.

Barb, here is a great blog on growing Limas. Don't use fertilizer high in nitrogen and don't use manure. It explains why here in this article. Good luck to you. I love limas too.

www.gardeningblog.net/how-to-grow/li
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Since I haven't used them for quite awhile, I don't get any unless I ask for them. We get plants at a local nursery. Does anybody know how to have good results with lima beans? I have tried a few times w/o any luck. If you have a sure fire way to grow them, I would appreciate knowing how you do it. They are my favorite beans! emoticon

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2/3/13 6:21 A

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SUNNY332: I know! I can practically feel SPRING it’s so close. *LOL* The herbal tea garden will include sage, mint, rosemary, verbena, lemon grass, etc. I drink a lot of tea and am tired of the paper taste. Besides I have a great area that needs something planted in it, perfect place for an herb garden.

I am going to plant more dianthus along the walk ways; easy to care for and grow. Have to move all my iris bulbs as they took over quickly in the flowerbeds. Will replant them in front of the quonset and sheds. My other blue spruce died this winter… too wet where we planted them.

My veggie garden will include: cukes, green beans, tomatoes and sweet corn. Vegetables we eat a lot of and I can myself.

What are your selections for this year?

PeaJay50 aka PJ, Pam or Pamela Jenewein

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2/2/13 10:03 A

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I have seed catalogs from many suppliers. It is so much fun to plan and dream. Spring is not too far off and I want to be ready. I agree with you on Gurneys. I have had problems with them in the past.

Tell us more about your herbal tea garden. Sounds interesting.

Hugs to all, Sunny

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1/26/13 6:15 A

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I'm a Burpee seed kind of lady. I still remember those massive fields of blooming flowers in Lompoc, California, oh so many years ago. I cater to nurseries too; Wal-Mart, Menards, or a local Farmer's Market. This year I'm planning a hibicus flowerbed and herbal tea garden.

Gurneys and the like, burned me too many times as they would never grow. Even the plants would die within weeks of planting. I have waited years for bulbs to sprout. It was the worse kind of rejection, plants not growing. *LOL*

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1/12/13 6:27 P

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I order seeds for the things I plant from seed. I have never had much success with starts so buy the ones I need from a local nursery. I plant my lettuces, etc. from seed as well as my Sunflowers & Zennia's.

I love Bakers Creek and trying to talk DH into going to their Spring Planting Festival which is the first weekend in May. They are in Mansfield, Missouri which is 5 hours from where we live. We shall see.

Have a good evening.

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1/12/13 12:32 P

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My dad use to always get seed catalogs. Back in the day. You know, before wheels even emoticon ha

Anyways, I don't recall him ever buying plant starts, well except for maybe onions, but perhaps he did. I didnt really pay attention but now I sure wish I would have.

Last year was my first attempt at gardening. When I was married the first time, we always had a big garden, but I didnt do the planning and all that jazz. Mostly just the canning end of it.

And we had such an awful drought here last year, but I still had a few things. The year before that, I tried to do a few starts from seeds, but that did not go well, and I ended up not getting my beds ready.

So anyways..... I will probably buy most of my starts from the amish again, for no more beds than I have. But I love looking at the seed catalogs. The veggies look so beautiful. And the flowers are gorgeous.

I got a new wholesale seed catalog, for flowers. I can't remember the name of it. I have a large yard, and was thinking of Native wildflowers. I tried to plant a windbreak, and a "dust break" up by the road, but we were so dry. I kept things watered until I went on vacation for a week, and things weren't watered like I had been doing it.

So anyways.......... I pretty much have no flower gardens. Planted a few shrubs last year. Hoping they make it. I joined the garden club last fall. Got a few starts from the ladies, like irises. I think they will make it. They came back up again after we finally got some rain last fall. And my lilac rebloomed! I forgot, I do have one lilac emoticon

I can get bushes for $5 from some Mennonites. And some trees. My windbreak I ordered from Conservation.

I am looking at this Bakers Creek now. I love this! Here is the link:
rareseeds.com/

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1/11/13 3:40 P

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I so agree about the seed catalogs.

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1/10/13 11:17 P

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I've never ordered from Baker Seeds but have looked at their website before and like them...

My favorite sources are Pinetree Garden Seeds, Johnny's Selected Seeds, Territorial Seeds, and Seed Savers' Exchange. Seed catalogs are the best part about winter!

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Oh yes, I've looked at the Baker Creek website too. Good stuff!

To our health,
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I am ordering from a company here in Missouri. They also have some rare seeds.
I could not post the link to their website but you can put the following in and get there.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

I am getting excited. I love January and the arrival of the Seed Catalongs.

Hugs, Sunny

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I'm going to try some heirloom seeds this year. I ordered Landreth's catalog and have been browsing through it. They have been selling seed and specializing in heirloom species since the late 1700s. Here is their website if anyone else is interested.

www.landrethseeds.com/

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Monsanto - the agricultural monopoly and mafia.

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Here is the link to a documentary that explains it all:


topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-world-ac
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rding-to-monsanto/


Birgit

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I am not sure who Monsanto is, can you enlighten me? Thanks

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I will try to stay with local seeds and seeds I have harvested myself. Too many seed companies are owned by Monsanto these days.
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Our local area puts on a "Seedy Saturday" where vendors, farmers etc. can sell their local seed. These seeds are specifically adapted to this area and I usually have the best results with them.

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I normally get seeds locally, as well as plants, but I might try a few new varieties this year.

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emoticon Havn't used any for years.I belive one does better raising plants from seed in your own hotbeds emoticon .

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Have you rec'd any new ones this year? What are your favorite ones?

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