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this is the place to share what you grow in the garden. How you grow it. What you do with your harvest.
The best produce is what you grow.I have had a garden for years. So if you grow a garden this is the place for you from old pro to just starting.
Lets talk abought what we grow and how we use what we grow.
Hi I have not been on here for a while but wanted to say hi to everyone. Also wanted to see if anyone has talked to Claire Denny. I know she was a member in this group also. It has been a long time since I talked with her. Life has gotten in the way. hope to come on here a little more.
checking on my plants i transplanted a couple of weeks ago. everything looks so good and healthy! Rhonda and Trish were busy planting baskets.......i've been sick this week, and am just now feeling sorta good. this one really kicked my butt.
my plants in my little greenhouse closet here at home are looking great! i added some onions to the planter this week. next week think i'll plant some lettuce or mesculan mix...i'm getting hungry for some greens!
i've set my Boston fern and rain lillies out onto the deck, the forecast is for rain today and tomorrow. i have watered the rain lillies, but unless they get actual rain, they just kinda sit there and do nothing. lol
my little primroses are still alive...this is the longest i've been able to keep them going.
it's about time to look for some viola or pansies...they can handle the ups and downs of the thermometer.....they were my late b-i-law Bob's fave flower.
wish i felt well enough to rake off the flower beds, but am just going to have to be patient, this too shall pass
I so look forward to spring. The weather is doing its up and down thing lol. I haven't started planning my planting plan yet but will soon. I'm having some back trouble so I'm not sure what I will be able to do this year. Soooo sad because gardening is a part of me. Now for some good thaughts... I planted some lavender last year and made my first blueberry lavender jam and let me tell you, it is so good. I will be making more again this year. I didn't think I would like it but I do and it's easy to make and can.
it's time to seriously think about the garden! have you got your plan? this year i will plant 4 roma tomatoes, 1 cherry and 1 slicer. i will do 1/2 a trellis of pole beans or a mix of pole beans cukes and squash, also a pepper or two.. i will also plant marigolds and zinna's around the edges for my soul and the pollinators! it's almost time to rake off the flower beds, do some hula hoeing and put down the Preen. my garden is not large, but it certainly supplements our small family. i checked my compost tumblers yesterday and both are FULL of black gold! we will spread one on the garden and the other on a flower bed or two that do not have particularly good soil.....we are on sand here, and while there was some very nice black sand in my back yard, a new drain field and removing 2 trees eliminated that and i've had to start improving what i have. i don't know how many gardening years i have left in me.....but grandson Jax has shown an interest, so maybe he will help me.
this year i will need to divide some hostas, lillies and sedum, my cousin has just bought a new home and is very interested in helping me with this project in exchange for some new plants for her new yard.......a win-win! i tried to give away lillies last year and i swear, the lazy sods wanted me to dig them up, deliver and PLANT !!
I spent my first day back in the greenhouse working today! I transplanted 704 plants today.......it was a glorious start to the season! She had all my flats full of potting mix when i got there! It goes so much quicker when all i have to do is plant! These were flower bedding plants, petunias, lobelia, calibrochoa, gebera daisys, geraniums, and bacopa.