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Old 02-17-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Here in Fl, its planting time! What are you planning to plant where you live?Are you planning a new garden? I would love to hear what everyone is doing around the country, we just laid out 2 new "rooms" in ours.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I suppose if it would stop snowing, I'd think about my garden. It's been so bad here, I can't even get to the compost unless I use snow-shoes.

But, I am just beginning to think about a small plot that I started at the end of the Fall, and as I see some birds appearing across the road, I know I have to be just a little patient.

I'm thinking strictly vegetables and herbs this year.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I suppose if it would stop snowing, I'd think about my garden. It's been so bad here, I can't even get to the compost unless I use snow-shoes.

But, I am just beginning to think about a small plot that I started at the end of the Fall, and as I see some birds appearing across the road, I know I have to be just a little patient.

I'm thinking strictly vegetables and herbs this year.
I knew it was early to post this thread, i had hoped to encourage the rest of you!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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In addition to what we had, I'd like to grow some watermelon ... but I think it would be better if I had sandier soil like soil near rivers. We will see...
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I grew watermelons fine after I sieved the soil. It took a little while to get all the pebbles, stones, rocks out for a small area, but boy were those guys good.

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In addition to what we had, I'd like to grow some watermelon ... but I think it would be better if I had sandier soil like soil near rivers. We will see...
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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We are planting veggies, herbs, and flowers. I have alot of bulbs coming up and mixed in are poppies, alyssum, day lillies, cone flowers, sun flowers, parking lot flowers (that is we call them around here, they are in the parking lot), a few hostas, and some other plants I don't know the names of. I am still working out what to plant veggie wise.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:55 AM
 
Location: NJ on the way to Chicago!
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Planting already? That sounds wonderful! Unfortunately this year, I doubt that I will be doing much. Our house is on the market and we are moving to New Jersey, so I feel that I do not want to invest anymore into landscaping, other than some flowers for my patio pots. It is sad really. We started our landscaping from a blank slate and now to be moving from it, is upsetting. I guess on the flip side, we are buying new construction, so I will have to start from scratch again and replan my bird and butterfly gardens.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Great thread kshe95! Well, this is the first year we are without a yard dog so we will have a garden in the back yard. My plans are edible flowers (FUN!) as well as veggies and herbs. My lil one loves those little jelly bean tomatoes so definitely those if nothing else pans out lol I was also thinking some jasmine or something yummy smelling outside my bedroom window so any recommendations are welcome
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I moved this fall so have a much bigger garden this yr. Still a bit early to plant, but it will be the usual. Tomato, peppers, green beans, corn, potatoes, okra, pumpkins.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:15 PM
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Location: Central Coast, Ca
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This is my first year with my greenhouse. I bought different seeds (mostly herbs and veggies) and am going to try some unusual things. All of my planting have to be in containers as we just don't have any plantable land. My Dad bought me a container gardening book and I am amazed at how many veggies you can grow in containers. Looking forward to spring!
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