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   BirdsNest  Bought some onion sets today. Will plant them at the appropriate time. If I wait too long they will dry out in WalMart because no one cares how live plants etc are treated. Maddening.
January 29 at 16:58 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Onion sets planted. Beet seed planted. Now just need to start some cole crop seed inside.
February 21 at 19:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest  They are starting to break ground....
March 3 at 16:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have browsed this website and found many offerings not available from other seed companies; besides veggies & flowers the have spices & teas, plants & supplies and seem reasonably priced. http://www.superseeds.com/
January 25 at 11:11 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I just requested a catalog. My friend threatened me about getting one so she doesn't have to loan me hers. She wants to order some seeds and we can order together to save shipping.
January 29 at 17:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have we been composting wrong? An interesting, informative & humorous video to consider.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9OhxKlrWwc
January 21 at 23:25 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  fascinating, the 2004 hurricanes took all my live oaks, but my brothers maple tree blows all it's leaves to my yard and I just bought a new blower/vac, trouble is- no garden, I kill
plastic plants.
January 22 at 16:18 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Yesterday since it was so warm and the ground was good and wet, I decided to spend some time pulling weed stalks out of the garden. Plus I needed the exercise. I spent a couple of hours clearing them out of a 50' square area. Two big piles to burn if it ever dries out. I still have weeds(dead ) to pull and add to the pile but I just needed to get the tall stuff pulled up. I would love to be ready for plowing by early Spring, but time will tell. It's a big area and that was just a drop in the bucket. I do have Swiss Chard coming up, it's about 4" tall. I should harvest some and eat it.
January 13 at 07:35 EST .

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   MeiDei  Did the Swiss Chard reseed itself or did you plant it during the Fall?
January 14 at 02:01 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I planted the remaining seeds I had. Just because. I pucked some of the leaves to eat in a salad. Not tender but still edible and delicious. Very dark green. As soon as the length of daylight gets to 10 hours I can look forward to the chard growing faster.
January 14 at 19:55 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I have a bundle of "Garden Porn". It has been coming into my mailbox in droves. I have looked through some of it, but I am not jazzed yet. Last year was such a disappointment, in many ways.
January 5 at 18:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have no doubt your inspiration and "Can do" attitude will light up come balmier weather ; ) For now just keep cookin' and warm [smile].
January 11 at 14:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Still no Burpee catalog. Bet my post office put it in someone else's box. I ordered lots of seed last year. Wasted a lot if time and money as it turned out. Live and learn. Not sure how I am going to cope with seed starting this year. My space has shrunk. I had to bring parrots in the house so they could be warmer. Instead of heating 2 spaces now we are all cozy together. And loud. No more peace and quiet. But I am not stressed about whether they are safe and warm.
January 14 at 20:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  Would winter sowing in milk jugs, ala Kevin Lee James, be something you could do? His method is outside the house.
IIRC he lists veggies best suited & time frames -
http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2016/0
1/your-2016-winter-sowing-project/
January 15 at 07:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  here's his latest about seed sowing in the snow
http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2012/1
1/winter-sowing-101-6/
January 15 at 14:49 EST .

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   MeiDei  For those who live in our warmest part of the USA and love mangoes, here's a pictorial primer for growing them from seed http://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2014/12/how-to-grow-a-mango-
tree-from-a-seed/
December 7 at 19:38 EST .

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   MeiDei  Growing roses from cuttings .... can link to other how-to articles from this page & others:
http://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2016/11/growing-roses-from-c
uttings-in-the-fall/
November 20 at 21:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  while I can, between lock-outs - gardening hacks you might find helpful




October 30 at 17:31 EST .

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   BirdsNest  This was sent to me by another poster, she is having troubles with her computer. I will post the link so you guys can read up on it and have another "go to" place for gardening information.
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-cin
namon-on-plants.htm


Thanks, MeiDei
October 30 at 07:40 EST .

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   StormCnter  Anyone else a fan of a Moonflower Vine? Years ago, I had real success with some seeds in another yard in another town. Those things bloom at night with white, saucer-sized, extremely fragrant blossoms. I've never found a good spot for them in this yard, but a big pyracantha died and left a blank place that should be just fine for moonflowers. It gets so hot here in late spring that the vines need a little protection from a Texas sun. I'm anxious for seed-planting time.
October 29 at 05:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  what does its fragrance most resemble?
October 30 at 00:35 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, it's been years (forty or so ) since I had moonflowers in the previous house's flowerbeds, so I don't really remember. I think it was sort of a cross between an old rose and honeysuckle. They are fragrant enough that you don't have to be close by to enjoy them.
October 30 at 04:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  If I find it at he seed aisle I will try it.
January 11 at 14:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thumb through this catalog for more treats. Storm you got me researching again [lol]
http://www.waysidegardens.com/view-ecatalog/a/301/
I used to get all my bulbs from them.
October 23 at 14:23 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, if I were really wealthy, I would buy every item in the Williams-Sonoma catalog and everything in the Wayside Gardens catalog, too. Unfortunately, my wants exceed my pocketbook.
October 23 at 15:07 EST .

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