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#395771 - May 15th, 2017 at 05:04 AM Veggie Garden 2017...  
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So far the only thing I've harvested is green peas and I eat them as soon as I pick them so there probably won't be enough to freeze :). I scramble them in my eggs, put them in my salad, eat them raw - love them.

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Tonight, I planted my Cherokee Purple tomato plant---the pot is really too small for all summer, but it will do for now.

I also planted a multi-colored Lantana, a Geranium, and a New Guinea Impatiens. Then I added more soil to my long flower bed. I may get done yet.

It makes me happy to think of you eating your peas, Sheri.


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I can plant potatoes soon...I can't wait to dig in the dirt lol


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YAY for planting potatoes......Home grown potatoes are ever so tasty.


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Garden prep today. I am so excited. Yup, I know I'm weird haha


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if that is being weird, it is a GOOD type of weird !!


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Well, today we planted 54 potato pieces....Red Pontiac variety. We also prepped the new strawberry bed...we didn't plant though, we have a chance of a hard frost tonight.


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YAY for newly planted potatoes !!! and I think it was smart to wait awhile to plant your strawberry plants. after all, eventually they will be planted & doing well---


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#395859 - May 21st, 2017 at 02:05 AM Re: Veggie Garden 2017... [Re: Sunflowers]  
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So far I picked up carrot, turnip, 5 varieties of bean seeds(3 are kids mini packets..just a few seeds). I need to pick up more packets of things today. Still no rattlesnake beans to be found.


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good luck on finding the bean seeds


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Your gonna have a lot of potatoes Sunny. Bet you can keep yours for a while since you have such cool weather.

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Yes Sheri, cool weather crops grow great here.

No luck with the bean seeds...so I bought green runner beans instead.


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sunny have you ever tried bush beans?

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Yes, I plant yellow and purple bush beans every year.

Last night GG and I planted our new strawberry plants....only 10 but they'll spread fast.


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The strawberries will definitely spread fast. I mowed mine down this year because they were full of weeds. I don't think I'll be planting anymore. We don't eat enough of them to keep up with the weeds.

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I agree, Sheri. I LOVE strawberries, but the weeds took over far to easily when I planted a row back at the farm. And I tried, really I di dbut to no avail--so I just let them go. far too easy to buy some, esp with the girls gone from home.


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I've heard more people say the weeds won't stay out of the strawberry patch. Wonder why it's such a problem with strawberries.

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Very good question...I used to put dried grass in my garden to keep down weed. it seemed to me that when I used the dried grass as mulch & ground cover for berries, it did not seem to help/work? I have no idea why.....


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weeds won't stay out of anything here lol

I use straw (chopped smaller) for my berries. I'd rather the bagged mulch but the straw is free.


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The way I see it, one of your gardens would not DARE let weeds grow......... nono

The chopped up straw sounds like it would work well, with it less light can get to the soil, right???


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It works well...worse part is that I have to chop the straw by hand. DH bales it but it is full length.

Planted my clematis yesterday.


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I wish I could have a clematis. The back yard is so low, I do not think it would grow...I think it would drown.

Sorry that you have to do all of that chopping. but hey, if it works.......


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Grow it against the house Junie, the lighter colored varieties do wonderfully in the shade.


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Grow it against the house Junie, the lighter colored varieties do wonderfully in the shade.


Thanks, Sunny.


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The nursery had 'Marketmore' cuke plants on sale yesterday. I always stop in to check what the sale is for the week on my way to DD's house.

So I now have a few of those to add to my list.


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That is wonderful, to get sale plants. I am happy for you. party


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Sunny what color clematis did you plant? Marketmore is the kind of non GMO cukes I get from Patriot Supply.

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Sheri, I planted 'horn of plenty' this year. This clematis is supposed to love the sun...it is planted against a rail fence. I already have two planted against the house in the shade.

I also try buy heritage seeds/plants.


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I have a purple one and a white growing up a fence in full sun. I planted one that was supposed to have tiny, white blooms but it has never bloomed.

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Today I planted carrot and turnip seeds. It's too cool to plant anything else.

How long has the clematis been planted?


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Not very cool here Sunny. I have never planted turnips. I like them though. How do you prepare them for eating?

I've got a few pretty good sized tomatoes on the vine and finally the green beans are looking good. Hope the squash perks up. I can't imagine squash not doing well. It grows like a weed here.

It's been at least 4 years maybe 5 since I planted that clematis. I wonder if it's just shaded by the other two that get gigantic and bloom profusely.

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I'd move the clematis....some won't bloom in shade.

We eat turnips here raw and also boiled with carrots. They cook together, drain and mash. I love them. This year I planted a smaller snowball variety. They grow to baseball size and are supposed to be best eaten raw.


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Today I picked up 'Tiny Tim' tomato plants and green pepper plants...as well as annuals for a few pots. I love marigolds grin


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oh I wish I could go and pick up a few annuals to fill in my flower bed with....You need to enjoy yoiur gardening for me as well as you.


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I will. kissie

Marigolds were the sale item this week. $1 for a cellophane pack of 4. There were 3 kinds to choose from so they all needed to follow me home lol

I have to pass there to go to DD's so I figure it is a cheaper way to fill the few pots I have. I'll just stop each week and buy 3 of whatever is on sale. We can't put out our annuals for another few weeks so I'll have enough by that time grin


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YAY for sales ~~~


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Yes, this week was verbena. 2 packs for $3....they followed me home as well grin

My potatoes have started poking through the ground and my turnips seeds are as well.


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My veggie garden is fully prepped for planting...now to wait for the frost to pass.


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Sunny, do you season with salt and pepper or butter or oil for the turnips and carrots? I'm going to try that. I've liked the turnip flavor when I've tried it. Hot and humid here and you're still having frost. The way the world goes round.

I ate my tomato and boy was it good. A Cherokee purple and it was from one of the volunteer plants. Nothing better than a fresh tomato.

I need a few plants for my window boxes and an outside pot. Maybe I can find a sale like Sunny.

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