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So I didn't get any of my container plants saved. Today the snow was melted off enough that I could see the slime that my beautiful coleus troughs had turned into. It's going to have to dry out quite a bit more for me to begin any clean up of the perennial beds and the containers are too heavy to move. Only sad about losing my basil and rosemary and oregano. Oh well, they sell the little pots of fresh herbs year round at WalMart so there's always that!

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emoticon O.K. That's a POINT for you!!!


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Isn't it 'seal POINT Siamese?

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Is the cat a pointer or a retriever??

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I also have some seeds started in the house. My husband is putting up some bird houses for me. I am going to plant in tires again this year but we are going to paint them light green. They got too hot last year. I am also planting in some filled pallets as an experiment and I have bought some plastic pots that nest. I am going to try potatoes in them. You cut out panels and put dirt , potatoes and another layer of dirt then nest it in the other pot. You add dirt as the plants grows. To pick you just pull out the inside pot and pick potatoes. Added to my garden area this year will be raspberries and grapes. My strawberries are pushing through the straw I put on to protect them in the winter. I am itching to get started with my lettuce, carrots, radishes, chard before the end of march.

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Walked around the flower beds yesterday. Lots of things poking their heads out of the dirt! Have all my tomato's, peppers, and some herbs started in pots in the dining room window.
Can't wait for ALL the snow to be gone so I can do some yard work. Itching to get my hands dirty.

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9/2/16 1:37 P

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No I do not have a greenhouse and I usually end up with green tomatoes on the vine too and sometimes I hang them and sometimes the chickens, goats and sheep get them.

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Do you have a greenhouse? Just curious. All my tomatoes are mostly green still just starting to turn red. I usually have to pull up the plants and hang them in the shed to finish ripening so the frost doesn't get them.

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My issue is goats so I have had to build a strong fence with cow panels. The cats get in to the garden for the cool shade but don't do to much damage once the plants are established. I still am picking tomatoes, squash, potatoes, melon, cucumbers. Have about another month of growing before winter hits.

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We had hail the other day and it pretty much tore up my poor tomato plants. It was the biggest hail I have seen since we moved here in 2008. I think most of the tomatoes will make it, though. They are really the only thing left in the garden. I do have a couple cabbage plants still trying to get a bit bigger, and the carrots are still in the ground.
I lost a lot of things this year to dogs. Yes, dogs. When I built our fence, I built it to keep the chickens out. I never, for the life of me, thought I needed to worry about the dogs. But they like the cool dirt. They get in there and dig up a spot to make it soft and cool. This fall, when the garden is done, I have to rebuild fences with dogs and chickens in mind. emoticon

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The garden is finally planted. I was able to pick some radishes yesterday and have planted more with my granddaughter. Strawberries have bloomed and berried, Rhubarb almost ready to pick. Tomatoes are doing well but I lost most of the peppers. Oh well. Needs some rain or I will have to water tomorrow.

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Oh I am so excited. I think spring is finally here. My strawberries have blooms, radishes and potatoes have popped out. I spent the afternoon weeding. I also have some very tiny but beautiful tulips and daffodils I planted last year. It was beautiful with the finches coming to the feeder while I worked quietly in the garden. I had watered this morning so weeding was easy.The only down side is all the smoke from the Canadian fires. Prayers for firefighters and evacuees. emoticon emoticon

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3/12/16 9:40 A

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With all this warm weather my strawberries are pocking through the straw so I took some of the straw off yesterday. I also started some chives, tomatoes and peppers inside. The tomatoes and peppers are old seeds so we shall see. My seed potatoes have arrived and those will go in before Good Friday. I also ordered tomato and pepper plants in case my seeds are too old. The lilacs I dug at my daughters house are doing really well and I am excited that I will have lilacs in a few years. My Egyptian onions are up and my golden currants are budding. Spring is in the air but I am sure we will have another cold snap before all is said nd done.

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Okay all my raised beds have new seasoned manure on them. My 16 tires are filled and ready for planting. Holes are drilled in the bottom of the mineral tubs for drainage. I will add manure to the top. Now to get going on making my seed tapes. Oh I have spring fever. emoticon

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2/25/16 8:23 A

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It might be colder in Great Falls. Check with your local extension agent. My husband brought over my sheep manure (over 2 years old) to refill my raised beds that had settled. I am going to plant old tires like a container garden. My grandchildren arrive today and they will help me level all the manure. Great dirty fun.

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Good to know planting dates. Does that work for GF area??
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1/31/16 9:18 A

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Just read an article where very old seeds buried grew. I just checked all my gardening supplies and inventoried the seeds I have left from previous years. 14 packets of radish LOL. So I will use the older seeds. Ordered those I didn't have last night. I am going to try starting seeds again for peppers and tomatoes but will also order plants. Spring is coming. I usually get my radish, lettuce, kohlrabi, beet and lettuce in the ground by the end of March Easter is early thyis year. potatoes in the ground by Good Friday March 25th.

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1/29/16 11:45 A

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Today I will order my seeds and plant my garden. Feels like spring.

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1/25/16 8:32 P

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Good for you. I am getting ready to order my seeds and plan the garden.

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Today Im planting veggie seeds in pots indoors!! I cant wait anymore to grow my own produce!! I have a grow bulb that my plants love! I already have a tomato plant and chili plants!!

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1/22/16 3:10 P

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Beautiful, spring like day but because of the melt too mucky for a walk. Instead, starting to plan my vegetable garden and figure out what seeds I will order. Looking towards spring a little early.
emoticon Alos deciding where I will get my ducklings from and what I need to change at the chicken coop to accommodate them. emoticon

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I would think you could. Try it.


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can u grow spinach inside during winter? I have a sunroom that's stays at a cool temp? Thanks

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I just checked my Christmas cacti and only one is starting to form buds. It is in a place that very seldom has a light turned on, but it is near a window. Usually, they are budding out by now, but I have been negligent with their watering this year. I usually have blooms on them from around Thanksgiving until Easter.

I need to get some spinach started in a big pot. I like larger leaves than the baby spinach the store carries (and I can harvest them as I use them) . Also need to get some herbs started.

I have planted some hyacinth bulbs in a pot and set them out on an unheated porch. It may be about time to bring them in before they freeze, but so far the weather has held.

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MTRANCHWOMAN thats so cool!!

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11/7/15 11:43 A

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Well now that my vegetable garden is done, I will be outside today planting bulbs. My inside plants are thriving. Both my Christmas cactus are blooming for Thanksgiving time. They have been blooming twice a year and I hope they will bloom again near Christmas time. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Nice


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Yes, Inside!! i live in an apartment so I grow everything in pots, Im very happy with my garden inside. I will start bell peppers and green onions soon too!!


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Inside?

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i have Cherokee purple tomato plants just coming up, I have garlic growing like crazy and chili peppers ripening! Thank goodness for tiger bloom!

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11/3/15 10:53 A

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I have tomatoes ripening inside. The strawberries are covered with straw and the rest of the garden put to be for the winter. Still have pumpkins to process but I have been too busy. see you in the spring. emoticon

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October 15th and looking at our first freeze tonight. I still have tomatoes and pumpkins in the garden, horseradish to dig and strawberries to cover. I guess I will have a busy day getting the garden ready for winter. How is everyone else's garden doing?

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I am waiting for my tomatoes to ripen. My cherry tomatoes are great but the regular are still green. Next year I am planting my squash, pumpkin and beans in tires. The squash and pumpkin can run outside the fenced yard as my goats and sheep don't like them. The beans-I plan to put a pole in the middle of the tire and run baling twine to the top so the pole beans can climb.

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I just found this thread, and read the whole thing...what a fast and fun trip through everyone's growing season. I don't do many vegetables anymore, just a few squash, onions and tomatoes in a raised bed in the back yard, and on the front patio I have a tall round black beer cooler full of soil with beans, carrots, squash and cucumber. The only thing that did well in the cooler was the pole beans. I put in a tipi of bamboo poles and they grew up as high as I could reach...then I just started training them back down, so they were real easy to pick. I only had about 10 plants and got at least 5 or 6 meals out of them...they're still setting on beans, so if frost holds off I should get a couple more messes of them. I haven't dug the carrots yet, but they seem fairly small.

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Finally getting ripe tomatoes. Picked all the beets. Probably dig up my potatoes tomorrow. Squash and pumpkins still growing. Fall i in the air.

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My garden is slowing down. Still wishing for warm days to ripen my tomatoes. Found one of thse huge zucchinis we always miss one so I will be making some zucchini bread.Still have beets and potatoes to dig. Pumpkins are great. One grew through the fence and the cows enjoyed it. Winter squash and summer squash still going strong.

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I am also wishing for a warm August and September for my garden. We have been eating tomatoes, zucchini, lettuce and green beans. I love fresh veggies from the garden. My niece and I made zucchini salsa yesterday. I loved it. Happy gardening to everyone.

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49 degrees this morning. Hoping to get some more hot days to turn my tomatoes red. My garden has been wonderful, even with the grasshoppers. The only failures-kohlrabi and cucumbers. Beets, carrots, radishes, lettuce, summer squash, pumpkin, potatoes, strawberries all awesome. Next year I will move stuff around. I grew potatoes in tires this year and although the potatoes grew, I don't like how it works. Next year the tires will et my squash and pumpkins. If I use the old mineral buckets again I will have to put holes in th bottom and sides for drainage. Hope everyone else has had good gardens. Fall is in the air.

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I hope it survives too WeezieJean! I have an apricot tree in front of my apartment building (not really mine but its everyone's) No one has picked form it yet I have though, I just ate one they are ok.

I had planted green onions in a planter! They tasted amazing!!

I now have 6 lemon trees! starting an apricot tree from seed!!

Next goal is to grow a coffee tree!

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I love the cooler weather too! But a rain storm did some damage to our monster squash plant. The leaves on part of the plant look wilted.We hope it survives. Everything else in the garden looks great.

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I love the cooler weather!!!! let it stay...

Missoula didn't get hail just alot of wind and some rain.

Garden is doing good!

I took in some baby starlings almost 2 weeks ago for Wild Skies and Raptor center, I'm a volunteer rehabber for right now. =) It is amazing, the owner of the Wild Skies center gave me 5 starlings, and they are doing so well!! 3 have fledged and are out in the trees exploring outside my apartment. They drop in almost every hour for food and to peck at me xp

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My husband and I are in the Volunteer fire department. There have been 5 fires already since June 20th. All kept small thank god.

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We had quarter-sized hail and lots of hard rain and high winds just about fireworks time last night. Lost our electricity and the pinwheels I have in the garden to keep the birds away were trashed, tomatoes knocked off the plants and some of the containers had flowers with leaves that were punctured and stems that were broken...but we were blessed that no trees were downed nor windows broken!

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Cooled off. Lettuce is starting to go to seed. Radishes getting tough and going to seed. Betts still great Kohlrabi for some reason did not do well.


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We have been having hot weather here in Troy but today seems a little cooler. My squash plants are loving this hot weather. The beets are looking great. I have been eating fresh lettuce from the garden. It tastes great.

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Just got home. The heat has made the garden pop-lettuce radishes, tomato plants are huge as is squash. Picked lettuce radishes and rhubarb today. Busy watering.

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It is going to be in the 100's again today. I hate this hot weather but my squash love this hot weather! They are growing so fast I did some thinning of my lettuce and had fresh lettuce for lunch. I hope everyone is surviving this heat wave.

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Hit 100 here in Havre today! The tomatoes look good and the flowers are adjusting to their new homes. Got 2 sugar baby watermelon plants on a whim so will let you know how they do! Am afraid to see the electric bill and the water bill the first of next month! My newly planted grass is wonderful. Too hot to put in another patch but did get the top soil down to level out some places and fill in the big trenches near where the new cement was poured last fall!

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Not citronella, cilantro LOL. More rhubarb picked. Garen weeded. Everything is doing great.

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I have citronella coming up again this year from where I planted it last yer. Didn't think it would survive. It's in the middle of my radishes. 2nd level of tires going on my potato plants.

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Hey guys!! So I bought a dark night rose bush, and want to cross pollinate it with my pink miniature rose bush so Im workin on that this summer!!! plus I have a purple English lavender plant and a blue English lavender plant that im going to clone and cross pollinate as well!! I planted cilantro, green onions and green beans this year in containers on my patio, I want to get a huckleberry bush, and maybe a cherry tomato plant. All my flowers are doing so wonderful!!

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Another .21 inches Saturday night. Ate lettuce from my garden yesterday. Yummy. Thinning it out. Beets and Kohlrabi doing great. So now it gets cool. 50 degrees this morning. Feels much colder.

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Heat does that. Tomatoes & corn need heat. No I am not a master gardener-just an amateur. 1.12 inches of rain Wednesday night was great.

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Tomatoes are growing wonderfully.

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So your the master of whom I need to learn from. I am your grasshopper Sensi. Lol

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Forever-my mother gardened but actively for about 15 years. If I don't get them watered in the morning I will try to do it early evening. You are absolutely correct about not doing it at the heat of the day unless they are in the shade.

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Okay! Thank you. I never knew that. How long have you been gardening?

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Also have to be careful about late afternoon and evening watering if it cools off. Best time is first thing in the morning. They get a drink but their feet don't stay wet.
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The emoticon sun is so hot and the garden in the back is taking a beating. emoticon

The tomatoes emoticon are holding strong. I water emoticon the crap out of them at night when the sun is down. I think this helps them. I learned a long time ago that you shouldn't water plants in direct sunlight because the heat of the evaporating water will basically boil them. emoticon I don't know if it is try but its working!

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This rain and sun and heat has made the garden pop. Everything is growing fast. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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