DH and I have a large veggie garden. Tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini, cukes, green beans, sugar snap peas, beets, carrots, brussel sprouts and 5 plants of a mystery veggie which was marked brussel sprouts, but I think it is really eggplant, I'll let you know HAHA! I do a lot of canning (with DH's help) not quite sure why we continue to do it now that there only the 2 of us. I also have several flower gardens, mainly perennials, I put the annuals in pots all over the place. This gardening thing is a sickness for me
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Trying to get our large garden under control. A neighbour insisted on growing wild rasps along our boundary fence although we did tell him at the time it was not a good idea but he wouldn't listened. Now they have migrated into our place and I'm having a terrible time trying to get rid of them. I don't like using weedkillers but I think we're going to have to.
Fell by the wayside last year but back on track now.
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Since I have a small plot in a community garden, I enjoy growing floral, I will grow some salad greens and tomatoes if I have enough room. I chose a smaller plot for this coming garden season because I have arthritis and not sure how it will affect my ability to garden any more.
Well, to my surprise, got home from Costco, this afternoon, looked out at the Community Garden. The fellow gardener, moved the rest of his veggies, over to his new larger garden plot, now my rented plot is empty. Will get some spring bulbs planted after all! We have had few evenings at the beginning of the week, where the temperature has dropped to zero degrees. Though warms up enough to be able to work the soil during the day.
We have lots of tasks here in our North Texas home. We're getting ready to sell our house, so I'll be putting pansies in many places, plus ornamental kale. I'm one who leaves my dead plants over the winter to house and feed birds and any other critters who might like them. It'll be a tough decision for me to clean up everything, but I might have to do that.
We have some Amaryllis bulbs that are the inside kind that have been planted outside for at least 10 years. They're next to the house, and I guess there's enough heat from the house to have kept them alive through the frosts and freezes we've had in our mild winters. My husband bought them at an after Xmas sale for $5 each (they usually sell from $15 to $50). They were diseased, so we didn't want them close to our other Amaryllis. We'll be digging some of those up to take with us. They won't be outside there.
I have some lemongrass that will freeze as well, so I'll be preserving 3 or 4 stalks from it to move up to the new place. Not sure if it will be available there.
Meanwhile, there's that garage which doesn't have room for any cars..... Sigh.....
Well my garden plans will not start till the spring of 2014. The previous gardener of the plot I have rented for spring, has to leave it clean of whatever the person had planted. Though in early November all the gardeners pitch in and help tidy the garden for winter.
Being a volunteer gardener, I am part of the clean up crew. Usually if turning the soil, is too hard for some individuals, the male gardeners do that. Some gardeners have started planting their winter vegetables.
My condo looks like a giant terrarium, with all my outdoor plants and house plants, inside. I winter them over through the winter. By spring many need repotting.
My condo is a corner unit so I have one large deck and a small deck, both are partially covered. My smaller deck is home for my treadmill, as got no room inside for it. I use it mainly in the winter, when the roads are too icy to venture out for walks.
I seem to be the dumping ground for everyone's root bounded plants. I usually repot the plants, for them, if they supply a larger pot, then keep some of the roots, to start new plants. Most of the time they don't have a larger pot and just give the plants to me.
Edited by: ANN478 at: 10/10/2013 (12:37)
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I just wanted to touch base with everyone and chat a bit about what your plans are for the this season and your garden. I have lots of flower beds to clean out along with trimming and mulching here at the Western Washington home. What are you up to these days? Sandy
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