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bobbiwoz 02-23-2012 06:55 AM

Spring planting begins!
 
OK, just planted some basil seeds in a pot by my kitchen window. I hope it will be a nice size when the time to plant it is here! I'll start some tomato seeds later this week, again inside.

Is anyone else planning their vegetable garden now?

Bobbi:flower3:

bobbiwoz 03-11-2012 11:11 AM

Planted vegetable seeds indoors today! Anyone else?:goodvibes

gillenkl 03-14-2012 07:07 AM

I am doing my first square foot garden this year. Yesterday I started 100 veg seeds indoors.:thumbsup2. What r u growing?

bobbiwoz 08-04-2012 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by gillenkl (Post 44318433)
I am doing my first square foot garden this year. Yesterday I started 100 veg seeds indoors.:thumbsup2. What r u growing?

I hope yours is doing better than mine! We've had very dry conditions, and I've been away too much. I've a few cucumbers and basil. Haven't harvested anything else, pumpkin and zuchinni plants have died.

denisem 08-06-2012 02:20 PM

Still learning to garden in FL. Hoping my fall gardening will go better as far as tomatoes are concerned. ;) Summers are too darn hot & humid for tomatoes, I guess.

Got lots of cucumbers this spring - enough for refrigerator pickles, which was a surprise as this was my 1st time growing cukes. My herbs are overflowing and sweet peppers are still going strong. Just started some fall tomato & cucumber seeds a few weeks ago so it remains to be seen if I can harvest anything before it freezes.

yellowsubmarine31 03-14-2013 11:18 AM

I have a basil plant in my kitchen! I love the smell of it, it's a great little plant.

gumbyack454 03-24-2013 11:48 PM

Time to plant jalepenos

bobbiwoz 03-27-2013 08:54 PM

I have basil and parsley growing in my kitchen. I'll plant them outside when it's warmer!:goodvibes

bobbiwoz 06-09-2013 08:57 PM

My basil plants seem to have been eaten.

mommytotwo 06-15-2013 01:54 AM

It has been raining here almost every day, so the weeds are growing nicely. The rain had damaged my tomatoes, and most of my sunflowers that were blooming at the time :(. But my marigolds, and basils are growing nicely.

DisneyWalle 07-12-2013 11:14 PM

Thought I would join in yall's gardening group.

Back in early May, I planted corn, peppers, tomatoes, four types of squash and princess pumpkins. We had great weather for almost 2 solid months. My squash and pumpkins were producing like crazy. However, the tomatoes and peppers just weren't doing anything. Then it started to rain and rain and rain. It has rained almost everyday for 3 weeks. Sometimes its just a 5 minute shower but other times its an all day torrential downpour.

Now my squash blooms are rotting on the vine (too humid and rainy), the corn is doing wonderful, the pumpkins are trying to ripen, the tomatoes started to make but they are just little tomato nubs and the pepper plants never even developed into a full plant.

I use a homemade pesticide and for the most part I haven't had any issues with bugs -- until last week, when the squash bugs found what was left of my patty squash.

I'm hoping my Fall garden will do better. Plan to get it started in about 3 more weeks. Are ya'll planting this Fall?

bobbiwoz 07-13-2013 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by DisneyWalle (Post 48947954)
Thought I would join in yall's gardening group.

Back in early May, I planted corn, peppers, tomatoes, four types of squash and princess pumpkins. We had great weather for almost 2 solid months. My squash and pumpkins were producing like crazy. However, the tomatoes and peppers just weren't doing anything. Then it started to rain and rain and rain. It has rained almost everyday for 3 weeks. Sometimes its just a 5 minute shower but other times its an all day torrential downpour.

Now my squash blooms are rotting on the vine (too humid and rainy), the corn is doing wonderful, the pumpkins are trying to ripen, the tomatoes started to make but they are just little tomato nubs and the pepper plants never even developed into a full plant.

I use a homemade pesticide and for the most part I haven't had any issues with bugs -- until last week, when the squash bugs found what was left of my patty squash.

I'm hoping my Fall garden will do better. Plan to get it started in about 3 more weeks. Are ya'll planting this Fall?

Hi!

I have good news. My raspberry plants produced while I was away and I told a neighbor to help herself. She did, but she also froze 2 quart bags of raspberries for me! She's a good friend!!!


Up here, we've had rain for much of the 3 1/2 weeks that I've been away, the zucchini plant is thriving but no fruit yet, but there are small tomatoes and the pepper plants have flowers!

I do not plant a fall crop, the summer things usually last through some of September. However, now that I'm home, I have to cut back the raspberries, hopefully we will get a fall crop, but that depends on when the first frost is.

Welcome!

Bobbi

DisneyWalle 07-13-2013 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bobbiwoz (Post 48949790)
Hi!

I have good news. My raspberry plants produced while I was away and I told a neighbor to help herself. She did, but she also froze 2 quart bags of raspberries for me! She's a good friend!!!


Up here, we've had rain for much of the 3 1/2 weeks that I've been away, the zucchini plant is thriving but no fruit yet, but there are small tomatoes and the pepper plants have flowers!

I do not plant a fall crop, the summer things usually last through some of September. However, now that I'm home, I have to cut back the raspberries, hopefully we will get a fall crop, but that depends on when the first frost is.

Welcome!

Bobbi


Thank you Bobbie for the welcome. I did have a bumper crop of volunteer blackberries and sour cherries. In fact, I put up 25 pints of sour cherry jelly and 9 pints of blackberry jelly. SO good!

I have never had a raspberries - are they tart like blueberries?

mommytotwo 07-14-2013 04:40 AM

Hi Heather!

Sounds like both of your gardens are doing very well. The rain had gotten my sunflowers again. But, last week I had seen a cardinal eating the seeds from my sunflowers, and it made me happy knowing that I was giving a bird a yummy treat. Our giant pumpkin did not make it :( boo hoo. We were hoping to at least carve it for Halloween. It cracked on the bottom, and it started to shrink. The vine does have a couple more new flowers, so hoping a pumpkin grows from at least one of those flowers.

DisneyWalle 07-14-2013 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by mommytotwo (Post 48957885)
Hi Heather!

Sounds like both of your gardens are doing very well. The rain had gotten my sunflowers again. But, last week I had seen a cardinal eating the seeds from my sunflowers, and it made me happy knowing that I was giving a bird a yummy treat. Our giant pumpkin did not make it :( boo hoo. We were hoping to at least carve it for Halloween. It cracked on the bottom, and it started to shrink. The vine does have a couple more new flowers, so hoping a pumpkin grows from at least one of those flowers.

Oh, I would love to draw birds closer to the house. I have beautiful pine warblers in the pines and the occassional bluebird but for the most part nothing except for mockingbirds. My barn cats eat my birds! I have developed a love hate relationship with my cats. We live smack dab in the middle of 10 acres of woods and I need the cats for mice and snake control. Unfortunately, they also provide bird control. So I'm a little jealous of those that get to have bird feeders and birdhouses that actually get used.

Sorry to hear about your pumpkin. Hopefully, you will get a few more growing on the vine. I have got roughly 30 princess pumpkins on the vine but with all this rain there is a good chance they may rot before their ready. In fact, we got another 2inches yesterday. That has us up to 9 inches of rain in 3 weeks. I haven't had to water my garden in over a month.


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