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CAPER1970 SparkPoints: (314)
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4/23/14 6:07 P

Going to plant a garden for the first time in my life this year. It's still too cold - I was told not to put anything but lettuce or beans in the ground this early. I can't wait to see everything grow!

LELAJH SparkPoints: (96)
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4/23/14 8:56 A

Just planted some tomatoes. .. have a peach tree fig tree and all sorts of citrus tees and all of them growing great. ..

Love the outdoors :) emoticon

Edited by: LELAJH at: 4/23/2014 (08:58)
DUBLINROSE Posts: 2,757
4/23/14 5:19 A

my garden is a bit of a mess so this summer my plan is to sort it out

THROOPER62 SparkPoints: (388,181)
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4/23/14 5:14 A

Planting a garden the beginning of May.

PFARRAR65 SparkPoints: (37,141)
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4/22/14 6:29 P

I do not have a green thumb so mine are grown at the grocery.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/22/14 5:09 P

Yes, Moonflowers are very much like Morning Glories and they are fairly closely related. The leaves look the same, if I remember correctly, and both are vines. Both are poisonous (especially the seeds), so be careful if you have pets. The Morning Glory flowers open in the mornings and close at dusk. Moonflowers open at dusk and close at dawn and they have a wonderful fragrance. I've tried to grow them 5 times previously (this year is my 6th try) and succeeded once. I have trouble getting the seeds to germinate and, once they do germinate, mine have tended to not grow. The one time that I did get them to grow, I used a file to roughen the seed coat up (so water could get in) and then soaked them overnight in water.

I think that they would look absolutely lovely grown in the same space (or even intertwined) with Morning Glories, so you'd have flowers opening and closing at both sunrise and sunset. Morning Glories come in different colors, but, to my knowledge, Moonflowers only come in white--better to be seen at night, I guess, by the moths that pollinate them.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/22/14 5:08 P


IVYLASS SparkPoints: (227,639)
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4/22/14 4:51 P

We planted about a month ago. The lettuce and carrots have sprouted and the blackberry has fruit on it, while the raspberry has flowers. My tomatoes are blooming too. For some reason our cantaloupe decided "phooey on you" and is in the process of dying. We may replace the plants this weekend.

4/22/14 4:47 P

:) I just planted moon flowers a few days ago! I have never planted them before so I hope they grow. Are they like Morning Glories?

So far this year I have planted carrots, cantaloupe, swiss chard, spinach, watermelon, strawberries, and beans. Some of these I planted in a shoe rack (I found the idea on Pinterst)
My trees which are doing ok so far are 2 cherries, 2 plums, 1 fig and 1 oak. I have a bordeaux grape and a thornless blackberry that already have buds on them! Then in the front the old reliable geraniums are doing well despite the abuse and my lilies and hydrangeas will bloom in a few weeks. I also planted some statice and dahlias. I've never planted those before. Hopefully they will survive my sporadic watering.

Edited by: BELIEVING4ME at: 4/22/2014 (16:56)
RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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4/22/14 1:48 P

Very very slowly. Too cold again.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/22/14 1:36 P

I planted moonflowers recently and hope that they grow this year. When they do grow, they are beautiful and interesting because they open only at night.

KAYAHSLOANE1 Posts: 10,549
4/19/14 8:20 P

The garden in the back has sprouting flowers all over and the trees leaves are growing finally~

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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4/19/14 3:17 P

Got the hanging flower baskets plants and in the greenhouse - - started a few herb plants also in thereā€¦a little each day.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/18/14 10:28 A


That's really too bad about your neighbors' tall trees shading your yard. I often wonder what makes some people plant trees that will grow so big in areas where those trees will shade a neighbor's backyard like that. I think it's really very inconsiderate to block out a neighbor's light. I do love trees, but smaller trees can still provide privacy in one's backyard without blocking a neighbor's light.

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 4/18/2014 (10:30)
4/18/14 9:31 A

My hostas and daffodils are starting to grow. My back yard is mostly shady because of the four trees next door. I am lucky if I can get a little grass to grow.

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (569,271)
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4/18/14 8:17 A


VAINVT Posts: 8,795
4/18/14 6:51 A

The snow is melting, but crocus and scilla are (were) blooming.

PEACEFULONE SparkPoints: (73,804)
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4/18/14 12:57 A

Grass is green, daffodils are up about 6", trees are starting to leaf out. Garden can't go in until May 10 after the last frost threat is hopefully past.

TEAROSE22 SparkPoints: (31,956)
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4/17/14 11:51 P

No....3 inches new snow yesterday, have some raking done and that us it. Will not plant until Memorial Day week end. Have started herbs in the house and will be buying starter plants this year. Daffs, crocqs and pansies and tulips hiding in the ground....

FRAN0426 Posts: 21,792
4/17/14 11:09 P

No growing season here yet, still dealing with snow and frost in the ground yet. We will be putting in a small garden in an allotted part of the garden plots here at the co-operative this year. It will be a first in a long time---planting probably won't start until sometime in May---very short growing season in Mn.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 19,834
4/17/14 10:18 P

too many weeks right now.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/17/14 1:31 P

Yes, I live in a pretty mild climate area. I think it got up to 80 degrees yesterday. it's not totally unknown for us to have a cold snap around this time of year (once, it even snowed a little on Easter), but we're usually fine to get things in the ground in April. I do feel fortunate that I'm able to get my garden in the ground so early as compared with folks who live in colder climates.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
4/17/14 10:18 A

My garden is growing weeds and growing them quite well. Last year the bugs got more to eat then we did, giving it a rest this year.

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4/16/14 6:51 P

OP, you must be in a VERY warm climate if you are able to have tomatoes in the ground and blooming already.

I have a tiny community garden plot this year, but it is growing well! I already have peas and lettuce coming up. In my zone, last frost was earlier this week, so I have a bunch more seeding to do over the next couple of weeks. I will put out tomato, chile and tomatillo plants in mid-late May.

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/16/14 6:41 P

My garden grows a bunch of weeds too. I keep pulling them out and they keep coming back!

My orange tree is filled with blossoms--the bees are buzzing all around it and the blossoms have the most wonderful smell. The oranges it produces are, sadly, rather sour to my taste. My husband likes them, though.

The lettuce seems to have stalled at the two-leaf stage and it doesn't seem to be getting any larger. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will grow.

CJGODESS101 SparkPoints: (30,781)
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4/15/14 5:54 P

My garden grows weeds really well. I don't think I've been able to eat out of it in 3 years. I plant thought.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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4/15/14 3:50 P

Flowers are popping up. Going to start herbs in greenhouse.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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4/15/14 1:48 P

Third floor apartment so my garden consists of four small pots with thyme, rosemary, oregano, and something that escapes me at the moment. They are doing well though!

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/15/14 1:42 P

I am planning to plant watermelons, cantaloupes, winter squash, snap peas and cucumbers this coming weekend.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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4/14/14 2:51 P

Nothing planted yet, but the soil is being prepared.

MNCYCLIST Posts: 6,989
4/14/14 12:43 P

Very slowly

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
4/14/14 11:02 A

My little tree is growing well in its container pot.

4/14/14 9:57 A

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4/14/14 9:56 A

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GEORGANNE39 Posts: 3,093
4/14/14 9:55 A

in a container

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JLAMING263 Posts: 4,707
4/14/14 9:47 A

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MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (41,655)
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4/14/14 9:43 A

Just planted onions, beets and peas on Saturday. Hoping to get lettuce, kale, and spinach in soon - we had a badly needed inch of rain yesterday and it has been snowing today - it was in the 80's here on Saturday; I live in Kansas so that's not at all unusual!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (598,423)
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4/13/14 11:58 P

The tomatoes look great!!!

TRAVELGO Posts: 3,639
4/13/14 11:08 P


LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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4/13/14 10:16 P

Great crop of rocks and stones and nematodes
frozen buds and everything else is a dud!

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
4/13/14 6:59 P


QUEEN-EYDIE Posts: 12,497
4/13/14 6:57 P

I have chard and sugar snap peas.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,581
4/13/14 6:10 P

I don't have any vegetables, but I do have some lovely daffodils coming up.

I bought a Hydrangea to plant and some bulbs that are supposed to come up during the summer. I have faith that one of these days, we will have summer.

Hoping this week is the final blast of Winter. I will have to cover my delicate plants. Totally sick of Winter and wish it would finally just go away.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (201,246)
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4/13/14 3:53 P

Ditto, no gardens here either. Last Sunday is when the snow pile in my backyard finally melted away completely.

However, I have seen crocus and daffodils starting to bloom in the front yards of neighbors.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,763
4/13/14 3:28 P

"How does your garden grow?"

No gardens here.... WAY too early.

REBCCA SparkPoints: (420,098)
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4/13/14 3:26 P

Our sprouting arugula, beets and carrots all got covered last evening...and today we are having intermitten snow, rain, snow...brrr. Tomatoes, peppers, more beans, peas etc will be planted after Mother's day. emoticon

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
4/13/14 3:16 P

Mine is growing well. My lettuce and peas are sprouted and my blueberries are starting to appear. I see nectarines, peaches, pluots, apricots and strawberries developing as well. I have flowers on one of my tomatoes, though no tomatoes yet.

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