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NEWNANCY2012
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1/26/13 9:41 A

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My husband has vegetable gardens that I weed. I have flower beds all around my yard. they are all covered with snow - I look out of my glass porch and imagines how beautiful everything will lokk when Spring comes. emoticon

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1/23/13 6:47 P

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Snow on the ground right now, thank goodness.

I don't enjoy gardening, so I'd let our small back garden grow wild.
I have, very gradually, been cutting it back, including sawing off branches that could have been cut with secateurs if I hadn't procrastinated emoticon

So, this year, once I can get started again, I'll lift my wee box of requirements and get back to the task.
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bags from the local council for tossing the garden garbage;
secateurs;
garden gloves - heavy duty to cope with nettles and brambles;
small saw with fold-over blade;
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1/22/13 4:51 P

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No access to garden.

Jenae


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1/22/13 2:12 P

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I don't care to garden, tried it once and didn't care for it

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1/22/13 12:28 P

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Always had a garden growing up. Going to try a small plot this year in the back yard. Have it bordered off and have been composting it for over a year. We'll see.....



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1/22/13 10:32 A

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I live in a condo, but I do have a garden in the backyard. I have also taken over three of my neighbor's garden. I love to work in the garden, it's my favorite way to burn calories!

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MRSJERRYBUSH
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1/22/13 8:30 A

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We have a plot in our yard--but won't be able to see it until the snow melts.


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1/22/13 8:00 A

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Lynn,
We are in the same situation with the garden idea.
I do miss gardening lots.

Jenae


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1/22/13 6:03 A

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I live in a third floor apartment and when I first moved here 6 years ago, I had brought some transplanted tomato, basil, and pepper plants from the ground into a large pots, I have a small balcony that get really nice southern exposure, but I found I was overcome with plants and couldn't seem to keep up with them, I had a bumper crop the first year, when I went to replant the following year, I found I wasn't so successful.
So, although I would love to have a house where I can plant a small veggie plot and some herbs, I have succumbed to the raiding of my sisters gardens and, when the spring weather arrives, I start my weekly trip to the State Farmers Market, plus another local farmers market.

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1/21/13 6:55 P

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I live in a condo and have no access for planting anything.

Jenae


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1/21/13 6:34 P

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I have 3 blueberry bushes, 2 rosemary bushes, and a mulberry tree. Sometimes I'll try to grow something in a pot.

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1/21/13 6:16 P

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I do not have a green thumb, but I do have a few things growing in pots in my apartment. With 2-4" of snow predicted for overnight, indoors is the only gardening I can do right now. Anything outdoors still needs to be contained in pots, as I live on the second floor and have no yard space (the lady below me uses all available space around the building to plant flowers, and she does a wonderful job).

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1/21/13 6:09 P

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My garden is in raised beds, cause our soil has so much clay in it. all my other plants are mixed with lots of amendments.

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1/21/13 6:03 P

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Nice!
We're not quite ready to think about gardening just now. emoticon
We are lucky if we get things in the ground the last week of May. Lately it's been more at the beginning of June.
We are just trying not to freeze out tushes off when we go outside right now!
But thanks for reminding me that it's coming!!! emoticon
And to answer your question, I have 2 big plots in my yard that I till with my big tractor and I plant lots of different vegetables.
I try to plant something new every year. emoticon


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1/21/13 5:54 P

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We've been having unseasonably warm temps here in coastal NC which has got me thinking its time to get to the yardwork since I think we will have an early spring and then jump straight into the hot & humid NC summer temps.

This means I took on my veggie garden plot today. I have been doing a veggie garden in our side yard since we bought the place in 1993. When we rented I used to do veggies in large planter containers so as to not mess up the landlords yard.

How do you garden if you do? Is it a plot in your yard, pots/containers, raised beds, greenhouse, or some planter device? emoticon

Let me tell you tilling that garden plot today was brutal especially since the ground was somewhat mucky, but I got it done! emoticon



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