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Old 03-08-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Hi all.

Well I got the Spring Bug yesterday and it was beautiful. I went to the local Farm Supply and picked up peat moss and coarse vermiculite for my garden. I still have to pick up different compost material.

I am buying tomato and pepper plants from the local High School. Our season is too short and the school has their own greenhouse and they sell plants every year.

Squash, cucumbers, and green beans I am gong to try from seed but I still have quite some time yet.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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We have three large beds, and I won't be growing as many veggies as I tried to do last year (too much work!). I'd like to put berries in one raised bed, and flowers in another (maybe butterfly attracting ones). Are there any flowers I shouldn't use near veggies?
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Here is a chart for companion planting for veggies and herbs. I'm sorry I don't know about the flowers.

Tinker's Gardens — Vegetable Gardening - Companion Planting
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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YLisa you are ahead of most of us in getting things ready. I know we have some mighty cold days still ahead of us up here so I am trying to resist the urge to start outside.

SCGranny well said gardening is trial and error but the rewards are awesome. If something doesn't grow you are only out the cost of your seed and time. When it is successful it will feed your families.

southward we have always planted marigolds at the edge of our garden.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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I spent yesterday and today sifting compost and putting it in the vegetable garden.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Here is a chart for companion planting for veggies and herbs. I'm sorry I don't know about the flowers.

Tinker's Gardens — Vegetable Gardening - Companion Planting
thank you, for this link!!
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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YLisa you are ahead of most of us in getting things ready. I know we have some mighty cold days still ahead of us up here so I am trying to resist the urge to start outside.
We are still expecting more cold here but we got a "taste" of Spring this weekend. It got me excited. I won't be able to buy plants until May. I can plant seeds by the end of April so it will still be awhile.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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YLisa Are you going to be doing all SFG or some things just in the soil? I know I need to pump up the green beans this year my canned supply is down to single digit jar totals.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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I DO wish we had a veggie garden subforum. How do we do this? There are so many topics, for example, I'm interested in (growing seedlings in propagation boxes by the southern side of a building, the best anti-bug fabric, heritage vs hybrid seeds, storing methods etc etc). It's gonna clog this thread....
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I DO wish we had a veggie garden subforum. How do we do this? There are so many topics, for example, I'm interested in (growing seedlings in propagation boxes by the southern side of a building, the best anti-bug fabric, heritage vs hybrid seeds, storing methods etc etc). It's gonna clog this thread....
According to senior mod in the 'about the forum' we don't have enough "traffic" to have a sub forum. I don't think some fully understand how fast this garden forum moves daily. So when we post about veggie stuff it gets lost and new similar threads get started.

I think even making a veggie sticky would help show the senior mods there are a lot of people interested in talking about veggie garden stuff.
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