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Planted tomatoes today !
#92028 February 10th, 2007 at 10:52 PM
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I just planted 4 Burpee Super Beefsteak tomato seeds today.
Just grabbed a package at the drugstore.
I used 4 paper cups and sandwich bags for roofs.
Just a start but fun anyway !

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#92029 February 11th, 2007 at 12:20 AM
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Very cool!

I'll be starting my tomatoes and peppers sometime next month...

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#92030 February 11th, 2007 at 02:05 AM
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These will be able to go in the ground, that's why I chose an indeterminate type this year.
I've moved and there's a yard here and good soil from the former gardener.
Usually I do only containers.

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#92031 February 11th, 2007 at 02:09 AM
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Very exciting Deborah!! Hope they grow well for you!

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#92032 February 11th, 2007 at 02:43 AM
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That is exciting! I bought tomato seeds today! thumbup

We started our first year with them in big containers, but now we have a raised bed we plant them in. thumbup

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#92033 February 11th, 2007 at 02:49 AM
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Thanks, Triss !
Loz, what variety did you get?

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#92034 February 12th, 2007 at 04:27 PM
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It's always exciting to start the seeds that will become your garden. smile

I started my tomatoes and peppers mid to late January -- expecting to plant outside early to mid March. The way things are going I may have some in the ground by the end of Feb. I've found if the overnight lows are running at or near 50* for a few weeks you're all set.

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#92035 February 12th, 2007 at 05:27 PM
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Yes, it's exciting !
I definitely plan to grow my first Cherokee purples as well.
I'm planting common basil too, and am heading to Home Depot today for herbs.

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#92036 February 12th, 2007 at 07:26 PM
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It does get you all excited to just get something started doesn't it! I started my tomatoes on the fourth of this month and they are looking real good. Got cabbage and lettuce out in the garden. I will put my tomatoes in the ground sometime in the first two weeks of March. Can't wait.

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#92037 February 12th, 2007 at 08:31 PM
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Sounds good, MLN !
I can hardly wait to get sunflowers going too.
And some bell peppers- a must !

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#92038 February 13th, 2007 at 12:47 AM
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I got my tomatoes planted in late Jan along with bell peppers jalopenos, and EGGPLANT!!!!! ya know that is one thing I have never tried to grow and last year when seed when on sale in the stores I thought I would try them. (and I must confess I have never eaten them either) This year will be interesting for me.

Anyway I realize that the only thing I like better that being outside gardening is when it is freezing outside and you put those tiny little seeds in soil and the first little green sprigs pop out. It almost brings spring early inside your home.

It also makes me feel better when life is stressing me out.


By the way, is anyone else having nasty weather, making it impossible to prep the outside garden?

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#92039 February 13th, 2007 at 01:31 AM
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I know what you mean, Kristy-when I'm stressed I run right out to my container garden.
I'm just now getting a new one started, I just moved and am getting into it.

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#92040 February 13th, 2007 at 01:48 AM
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That is great Deborah!!!! I know you will enjoy being able to grow a few different things, since you now have ground to plant in.

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#92041 February 13th, 2007 at 03:32 AM
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Yep ! There's even good soil here from the former gardener !

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#92042 February 13th, 2007 at 08:30 PM
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#92043 February 13th, 2007 at 11:15 PM
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Wow! Sounds like we're all gonna have terrific gardens this year clp I sure enjoyed being able to get out and plant some stuff in mine already. And I ordered some asparagus peas today--a new one for me. They sound good--can't wait to try them.

Marleine

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#92044 February 14th, 2007 at 12:20 AM
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I planted a peppermint plant and some Quinalt strawberries today.
And one tomato seed is up.
We're getting there !
flw

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#92045 February 14th, 2007 at 12:47 AM
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Thanks for the congrats, Comfrey ! flw

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#92046 February 14th, 2007 at 04:09 PM
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I'm growing the sweet william tomatoes this year. I'm on a search for the perfect sweet tomato that is compact. One type at a time lol.

I've also started some banana peppers and some Egyptian Walking Onions. Those are already up and going to town. I don't know anything about them yet but I plan to find out lol.

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#92047 February 14th, 2007 at 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by Kristy F:

By the way, is anyone else having nasty weather, making it impossible to prep the outside garden?
I live in upstate New York, Kristy. Does that answer your question? eek

We have two seasons here.. winter and the 4th of July. Which is when it looks like I'll be planting.

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#92048 February 17th, 2007 at 05:36 PM
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My Sweet William Tomatoes have sprouted woohoo.

And I found out that my Eqyptian Walking Onion is like a shallot. Which is great because I didn't have any shallots. Now the only thing I have to find are Leeks for leek soup. Am I an onion fanatic?...I would have to say yes lol.

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#92049 February 17th, 2007 at 06:48 PM
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Three of the tomato seeds I planted came up and look good.
TK, I LOVE potato leek soup ! And green onions. I think you call them scallions.

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#92050 February 19th, 2007 at 08:51 PM
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Just planted three cherry tomato plants.
And the other day a color bowl with pink jasmine and purple campanula.
And a mint I've never seen and will need to research.
What I'm really waiting for is for the nursery to get in some pineapple sage, one of my favorite herbs.
The Super Beefsteak tomato seeds are up but don't have their true leaves yet.

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#92051 February 22nd, 2007 at 05:49 PM
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I planted my first tomato seeds on January 2. They are now in 4 inch nursery liners. When they get to be about 6-7 inches tall, they'll be transplanted into 8 inch nursery liners. I'll plant them out the end of next month and protect them with wall'o'waters and mulch with black plastic.

I have five plants:
Big Rainbow
Brandywine
Moscvich
New Girl
Oregon spring

The idea is to have ripe tomatoes by Memorial Day. I haven't managed to do it the last couple of years, but I still got my first ripe tomatoes in June off the 3 early varieties (zone 6b)

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#92052 February 22nd, 2007 at 06:49 PM
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Terry, how do you like the walls of water and do they make a noticeable difference?

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