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3/26/08 12:48 P

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I don't know if I'm going to plant a vegetable garnden this year, though I'd really like to- It just depends on how next few off days end up going! BUT, I'm definitely going to be planting a herb garden in my kitchen windowsill. I'm doing that this Saturday & am ver excited! :)

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We have a veggie garden every year. Mostly tomatoes and peppers of various kinds. This year I want LOTS of jalapeño peppers. I'm planning on putting them in containers in the driveway where there is extreme sun. They seem to be much hotter the more intense the heat and sun conditions.

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3/25/08 8:18 A

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My husband and I moved from our apartment to a house recently, so I'm excited that I'll actually have a YARD to grow a garden in! Maybe it will lessen the sting at the grocery store if I can grow most of what I need here at home.

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My husband and I moved from our apartment to a house recently, so I'm excited that I'll actually have a YARD to grow a garden in! Maybe it will lessen the sting at the grocery store if I can grow most of what I need here at home.

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My husband and I moved from our apartment to a house recently, so I'm excited that I'll actually have a YARD to grow a garden in! Maybe it will lessen the sting at the grocery store if I can grow most of what I need here at home.

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3/24/08 5:41 P

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We have some herbs growing in pots in front of our sliding glass kitchen door--have had all winter, which has been really nice. Soon I'll plant lettuce and parsley and cilantro and lots of basil, and then we'll get in some tomatoes . . . all in pots, as we have no yard to plant them in. Our container garden last year was a great experience.

We used McGee and Stuckey's Bountiful Container book as a guide and we think it's great.

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3/24/08 12:12 A

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I already have thyme, basil, oregano and rosemary. I also want to start growing all colours bell peppers, summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers. When will I find the time? I'll try my best.


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3/22/08 9:38 P

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Here in MA we still have very cold weather and still frost at night. But I HAVE started to plant indoors. Veggies and flowers, and hopefully by the time I can safely plant, they will be started and doing pretty well.... My flowers are already starting to sprout so we'll see how it goes.

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3/13/08 7:51 A

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We didn't think it would work seeing as these furry thugs were eating our habanero peppers. It worked like a charm! I also put out beer traps for slugs and use ladybugs for the aphids.

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3/12/08 8:24 P

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Oooh, I'm going to try the vicks popsicles, gotta try to keep out a dog, cats and guinea pigs. Not sure how many of my herbs will survive if I don't fence it all off again

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3/12/08 4:27 P

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We're doing well if we can get the plants in by the end of May. Our Spring's have been so erratic lately that I haven't been able to get peas in before it got too hot. Ooooh! Maybe I'll make that a goal...getting peas planted. That's health-related, right?!

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3/12/08 3:40 P

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Oh man, you are so lucky. Some years, I've been able to plant peas on March, but we still have snow this year so that's not happening!

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3/12/08 1:10 P

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We always plant lots of tomatoes-Supersweet cherry tomatoes and Brandywine are our favorites. This year I want to focus more on peppers-especially jalapeños. I love to throw herb seeds throughout the veggie garden. We found peppermint to be rather invasive so we grow it in hanging pots. Squirrels ravaged our garden one year and since then we've been putting popsicle sticks dipped in Vicks vaporub in the garden at the 1st sign of destruction and haven't had a problem since.

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3/12/08 10:00 A

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For those that want to plant herbs, here is my suggestion for cooking: Thyme (use it all the time), Cilantro, Basil, Parsley, Chives, Rosemary. Others that you can plant are Sage, Tarragon, Oregano, Mint...there are tons of herbs you can plant. I love having them on hand for cooking - they add wonderful flavor without having to resort to salt.

I live in MN, so the Thyme, Oregano and Chives are pretty much the only ones that live through the winter. Cilantro will usually just seed itself, but last year the rabbits ravaged it on me so it didn't have a chance. I planted Sage last year and it is supposed to be a perennial so I will see if it returns this spring.

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3/12/08 8:02 A

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We rent a townhouse in the city. So I don't really have a yard. However, I'm going to do some patio tomatoes and some herbs-cilantro, basil, rosemary, and I don't know what else.

I'm so thankful though, we have a wonderful farmer's market in our downtown. It is one of the best I have ever seen. So, thankfully those of us who are city dwellers can still get some good home grown produce. emoticon

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3/11/08 10:44 A

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It has been a long hard winter here in Michigan. I am looking forward to planting vegitables this year.. I have planted flowers in the past but this will be the 1st year that I plant vegitables.
I'll most likely get carried away but my children will be old enough to help pull weeds and I think it will be really fun.

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3/11/08 10:01 A

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Unfortunately we have a bunch of rabbits that like to eat everything in our yard, so I have a hard time keeping a garden intact. My mom gave me the name of a plant that is supposed to keep them away, so I'm going to try that this year. I do plant herbs and have my perennial herbs, plus flowers. I'm thinking of having a potted tomato plant on my deck and that might survive. The weeding all the areas in the yard definitely helps to keep me active in the summer. ;)

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3/9/08 11:37 P

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All you ladies are ambitious. I dont really have a green thumb, but I love to try. Everytime I plant something, I always end up killing it with kindness I guesss..... Oh well, I still keep trying though. I keep thinking, well this time will be different, this time it won't die.... LOL not the case

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3/8/08 4:07 P

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I love my garden. Although it usually gets full of weeds by the end of the summer. We love to have a rather large garden and can and freeze what we get out of it. Our typical garden has sweet corn, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, pumpkins, onions, garlic, carrots, cucumbers. I think I am going to add some herbs, peas, and a few other things this year.
I really wish I still had my strawberries. We just bought some more land that we plan to move on in the next 2 yrs, so think I might plant some more apple trees, blueberry, raspberry bushes, and more strawberries. Hope I can be successful at this.

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3/8/08 9:49 A

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Hi everyone. We are in a state of emergency and arent aloud to go anyway. We have a foot of snow so far and its still snowing heavily.
Hi SIXERNJ- usually if you look on the back of a package of seeds it will tell you when the best time to plant where you are is. Also you want to wait until after the last frost. So I will probably wait until the end of April, or somewhere around there.
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3/8/08 7:28 A

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I just moved into a house this year and finally have my own yard. I really want to start a garden, but am wondering when is a good time to start in NJ?

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Not a veggie garden, but I also have a beautiful flower garden every year. Im excited to start planting too. I make it diffrent every year except my 3 rose bushes.

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3/6/08 10:11 P

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I've been thinking of putting in a small "kitchen" garden. Just some tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and maybe some herbs. I haven't done a garden in years. Figure I can accomplish 2 things in one...great fresh food...and some exercise. emoticon



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We're heading into autumn after having a somewhat terrible summer I'm giving the garden a rest, so all my vegies are coming out except the tomatoes, and a fresh batch of herbs are going in, parsley, basil, corriander, rosemary, sage, and any other decent seeds I can get my hands on

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3/6/08 8:34 A

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I would love to but am afraid I would lose interest half way through and just have a mess in the yard :(

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Because I live so far south, I've already planted mine. I've planted 6 tomato plants, two peppers, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, spinach, corn, basil, parsley, and squash.

I'm still getting used to gardening in Florida, we planted WAY too late last year.

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3/1/08 11:11 P

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Hi, I'm planning on planting tomatoes, both regular and cherry tomatoes. I could eat cherry tomatoes all day long. Other than that, I really don't have the room or the time.

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3/1/08 5:46 P

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With the snowstorm last night, I haven't thought much about gardening, but now that you mention it, that would be a great idea. I'll have to get hubby to "help", LOL

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3/1/08 11:35 A

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I cant wait till I can start growing some veggies. I wish spring would hurry up. I have already tilled up a bigger garden than last year. This year will be tomatoes, spinach, squash(lots of variety), peppers, cucumbers, lettuce..ect. I am still learning but it is so much fun. My bigger garden should give me more of a workout than last year. HURRY UP SPRING!

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