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Old 12-31-2018, 05:48 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Letís see... I have 2 Asian Pears (Hosui and Olympic), Santa Rosa Plum, a Nectarine, 2 blueberry (OíNeill, a southern Highbush and Sweetheart, a hybrid), plus two more coming in mid-January, a Fuyu persimmon and a Lapin Cherry.

I am re-doing my backyard so this is a good time to plant the fruit trees I wanted. I am also thinking to dabble in planting grape but it maybe a bit ambitious.

Itís an exciting time
Thatís sounds like fun. Iím thinking of adding some thornless raspberries. The things is, the birds get most of my blueberries, so theyíd probably get the raspberries too.

We went to a vineyard in Wales. They had special, short legged sheep that grazed the grass under the grapevines, but were too short to reach the grape leaves. So if you get grapes, youíll need some sheep.
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Not thinking much about 2019 garden but am getting a few ideas. Of course most of mine is container only. I will get a little more serious in a few weeks I am sure. WE start our seeds inside sometime in Feb and veggies go into the containers in April. Our flowers are just stuck in the ground or pots without being started from seed. I haven't had too much luck with them from seed.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Yeah, its that time of the year (mid winter) where I start thinking about garden and spring. I'll be drawing out the layout I want to do this year.

I'm going to grow Okra again (only grew it once in my life).
I'm going to try growing corn again (failed twice)
We'll see if I have room for Cauliflower.

Happy New Garden Year!
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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I'm just going to make seed balls with the zillions of seeds I already have. Throw some out now, then more in the early spring and see what comes up. This may be our last summer in this house, so I'm not going to invest any more cash.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I just placed an order for my 2019 garden. Post your new plans for the new year here.

First, a bit of background. I lived in Ohio for many years, yet have only learned that the state fruit is the pawpaw. How many of you have tasted a pawpaw? Me neither. It is native to Georgia, where I live now, and many other states too.

I decided to add a pawpaw to my GA yard, however you need at least 2, so 2 it is. The reason we do not see the fruit in stores, is it has a very short shelf life. Once picked it keeps for just a few days. I have a produce market across the road, so maybe they will like to have what I canít use. Anyway, thatís putting the cart before the horse.

I found an organic nursery in KY, that sells them, and so, I eagerly await!
I planted PawPaw trees in my backyard about 8 years ago, and Iíve gotten fruit for the last 3 years. The seeds are so easy to grow, and Iíve got about ten seedlings in containers. Just make sure to plant them where they get mid-day shade, or else theyíll get scorched.

Weird thing is deer seem to not be interested in them, leaves or fruit.
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yeah, its that time of the year (mid winter) where I start thinking about garden and spring. I'll be drawing out the layout I want to do this year.

I'm going to grow Okra again (only grew it once in my life).
I'm going to try growing corn again (failed twice)
We'll see if I have room for Cauliflower.

Happy New Garden Year!
okra is so much fun to grow, so good pickled and even other ways. I used to hate it, but now I look forward to raising it.. Don't get me wrong, it will never be my favorite veggie, but it really is good a couple of different ways.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I planted PawPaw trees in my backyard about 8 years ago, and Iíve gotten fruit for the last 3 years. The seeds are so easy to grow, and Iíve got about ten seedlings in containers. Just make sure to plant them where they get mid-day shade, or else theyíll get scorched.

Weird thing is deer seem to not be interested in them, leaves or fruit.
I have a couple of part shade areas in my yard, so Iíll find a good spot.
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Old 01-03-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I have a couple of part shade areas in my yard, so Iíll find a good spot.
I highly recommend planting a ĎGuthrieí plum, itís a cultivar of the native Chickasaw plum but has larger fruit and doesnít sucker. I got loads of fruit from mine last year and I donít spray it at all. A few will be wormy but they are the first ones to fall off.

ĎOdomí is another cultivar I plan to buy this year.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:58 PM
 
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okra is so much fun to grow, so good pickled and even other ways. I used to hate it, but now I look forward to raising it.. Don't get me wrong, it will never be my favorite veggie, but it really is good a couple of different ways.
Nita,

A question on growing okra. When Iíd the time to plant seeds? Full sun? Partial shade?
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Nita,

A question on growing okra. When Iíd the time to plant seeds? Full sun? Partial shade?
We have always planed it in full sun or maybe a tiny bit of shade, but it does love sun. It doesn't need as much water as some fresh produce and loves to mature in Aug and Sept.
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