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Old 12-07-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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It's 13 degrees and looking at my garden covered in snow, I wax nostalgic about the past summer and all the veggies I had. I know what I will plant next spring (which here is June). Not so many tomatoes, more squash, more snap beans. I have a 300ft x 50ft piece of land that's not being used for anything I'll plant watermelon and cantaloupe in instead of taking up my raised bed garden space. Going to re-install the irrigation system too and build a small wind break. The HOWLING hot summer winds here burned a lot of plants. This first real garden here was fun, and a great learning experience.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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My garden in July



My garden December 14:

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Old 12-15-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: a nation in decline
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My garden in July



My garden December 14:
Great contrast! One is alive with vigorous growth, the other is resting peacefully.

Myself, I can't wait for planting season again! Looking at seeds already.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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anyone use an aerogarden in the winter?
I wonder if they're any good for herbs, and is it worth it to get the newer elite versions with more light ?

what about bubble ponics

http://www.stealthhydroponics.com/product.php?xProd=16

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Where did everybody go?

Heh, I live in Texas. It's time to plant!

Actually, I started growing tomato plants in a spare bedroom back in January. I expect I will be able to leave them outside in March, by which time they should be a fairly good size.

I thought about sprouting enough plants to sell some. The City forbids me to sell produce, but I haven't seen anything preventing me from selling potted plants.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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You're way ahead of us up here in the Northeast. I jumped the gun a bit by starting some pepper plants, but since I only intend to keep them in pots outside, I figured I could risk starting them early. They've only recently begun to sprout (about 12 days after planting). I won't start tomatoes until this weekend or next and they won't be set out full time until May.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:32 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I am making a SFG this year, after many years without a vegetable garden. Planting here in GA is about a month away, so I just started some seeds two weeks ago.
I'm getting eager to try it and see how it goes.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:15 AM
 
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I've transplanted a dozen tomato plants into 1-gallon pots, and some of them are getting large. I also noticed that something was cutting the leaves of some of my plants. Then, I found a plant that was almost completely consumed. I accidentally discovered that I had a slug in one of the pots. I dropped him in my goldfish tank outside. I hope my cranky goldfish eats him!

We got a lot more rain than I expected, so I want to try growing watermelon. Last year was horrid for melons, due to the drought. I have seeds for orange watermelon and other melons. I just need to come up with some dirt and get rid of the weeds outside.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am just starting to place (in my mind) where evenything is going and I am thinking about putting down fresh top soil, etc. Probably I will get out tomorrow and dig up some weeds. In a few weeks we will get the soil ready, but no planting will start for about 6 weeks. Even though it has been such a mild winter, I know we can't think garden until, at least early April. I don't mind the seeds going in even if we might have another frost (usually the last is early April) all that would happen is the ground would get too cold for anything to start growing for awhile, but little plants can be damaged even with a mild frost.

Nita
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It is suppossed to be about 70 today, so think the garden is calling me to clean up some of the weeds and get ready for an early planting season.
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