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Old 03-19-2009, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Little tiny green heads popping up in my flats in the window...

I have whole flats of green beans and squashes and peas and tomatoes and herbs... and I had one flat left over after the 'new' seeds. So I planted some collard seeds I got from a farm supply store in 2004 and didn't finish planting back then. They came up too... It is really true that if you store them in a dry cool dark place they will return!

Just think - collards in Nebraska!

Soooo excited!

We plowed the rows this past weekend (well, most of them) and I am still working the compost (the interior still has frozen spots!)and will start adding it.

It is supposed to snow next Tuesday....

But this is fun enough for me. For now!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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We were supposed to go container shopping today...Never left the house. Maybe tomorrow. Trying to avoid the nematodes that plague my place. Want some okra and it is very no resistant..
There are good nematodes...
They attack nearly every type of soil-dwelling garden pest. Use them to control cutworms, borers (including squash vine, peach tree and iris borers), corn earworms, cabbage root maggots, weevils (including strawberry, carrot and black vine weevils), wireworms, armyworms and even flea larvae.

There is a special kind of nematode also ... Beneficial Sf Nematodes. With one application you can achieve 100% control of root-knot nematodes, and greater than 80% control of ring nematodes and sting nematodes, according to field trials. Root-knot nematodes can be difficult to diagnose because they do the most damage underground. Aboveground, symptoms include yellowing of leaves, stunted growth and loss of vigor. For natural/organic products see www.gardensalive.com/search.asp?ss=nematodes. I love this site.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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Anyone pot planters? I get a full western sun from noon to 5pm, after that the following building blocks the sun. What would be good for a small outdoor space? I was thinking strawberrys, tomatoes, and the one pot on the ground putting spices in there, but seperate with cardboard by 4 spaces, so i don't have peppermint mixing with parsly.

Any advice from you guys would be wonderful! Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Anyone pot planters? I get a full western sun from noon to 5pm, after that the following building blocks the sun. What would be good for a small outdoor space? I was thinking strawberrys, tomatoes, and the one pot on the ground putting spices in there, but seperate with cardboard by 4 spaces, so i don't have peppermint mixing with parsly.

Any advice from you guys would be wonderful! Thanks.
There are vastly more experienced gardeners who will give you advice on the light requirements of the different plants...but I used to always have a tub of herbs growing.....most of them love sunshine....you may make it with your 5 hours of sunshine....but the more the better for most herbs.

Mints are not good companion plants with any other herbs...they are just too invasive and their underground roots and rhizomes too tough. I like to plant the herbs in the simon and garfunkle song Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme....they play nicely together....chives can go in that mix as well. There is a lovely herb called salad burnett (tastes like cucumbers) that I used to put in a tub of herbs.

Basil likes full sun all day...Cilantro grows to fast and tall and goes to flower too quickly for me.....its grown, bolted and flowered before the summer is gone..
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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Lucky to have 5 hrs sun in the woods. I plant in pots and move them as I can. A little labor intensive, but I like the big oaks too. (Herbs & tomatoes) The pic is looking south showing last Spring paver project. Snow pic is looking North 3/31/08. Typical late snow.....a reminder to not get too far ahead of the calender.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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not so good with putting the pics in....the good thing about gardening / landscape is can always change. I'mtrying to accept "leggy" plant material.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Saw this today and thought others might find it interesting too. Even the first lady is starting a vegetable garden!

White House to break ground on 'kitchen garden' (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_go_pr_wh/white_house_garden - broken link)
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Saw this today and thought others might find it interesting too. Even the first lady is starting a vegetable garden!

White House to break ground on 'kitchen garden' (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090319/ap_on_go_pr_wh/white_house_garden - broken link)
They say history repeats it's self so why not with a Victory garden like back in the WWII times? I say kudos to all the governor's mansions that are also doing this across our country!
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Old 03-20-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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^^^^ I'm hoping this starts a trend of organic kitchen gardens across the nation. Wouldn't that be grand!
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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You bet! There have been so many families never have had gardens, some have skipped generations of gardeners and some are just getting back into it. Whatever the reason I know folks that do will be glad because their foods will taste so much better.

Last edited by Jaxson; 03-20-2009 at 10:19 PM.. Reason: typo why else?
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