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#1 by valerie » Sat Apr 01, 2017 16:22

I went to Walmart and Lowes yesterday and loaded up on dirt, flowers, etc.

I'm going to expand my veggie garden a bit this year.

This year I ordered the EarthWise tiller. It is inexpensive, electric, but will easily work in my garden.

Primarily I plant tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, squash, and a few watermelon.
Last year I also planted green beans and those did very well.

Today I filled two 20 inch pots on my front porch with dirt and planted red impatients in those.
Also I planted some multi-color zinnia's in some areas.

Its a beautiful day here, finally.

Do you plant flowers and/or veggie garden?
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#2 by RoseGold » Sat Apr 01, 2017 16:28

Wow! how time flies. I remember you talking about your garden last year. Actually made me hungry with the vegetables you planted, Great choices :thumbup: :)
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#3 by tasman1 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 16:39

Winter is coming , not much left in my garden
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#4 by Sargon43 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 02:54

super
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#5 by hlrive » Sun Apr 02, 2017 06:53

I would love to have a big pretty garden, however the biggest issue with a garden here is that the soil is no good, half of the dirt also has termites in it. We planted squash one year and termites ate the vines, I hate doing tons of work and nothing comes of it, so now I just go to the local vegetable stand.
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#6 by valerie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 09:12

Termites in the dirt? You might want to call a termite guy to come out and spray before they
get to your house. They put these things in the ground now that prevents them even coming
close to your house.

A veggie garden is work but for me, it is enjoyable work and not a lot of work. I don't put out
a huge garden. It won't take long to til it with the garden tiller and that is always the most work
for me, just preparing the ground. I bought some bags of garden dirt for a veggie garden, that
I am going to mix in this year.

Also this year I am going to plant one tomato plant in a huge planter on my balcony. Might be
fun to see how that does.
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#7 by Marcel-R6 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:54

I don't have a garden but I do have a balcony at the moment it is green :lol:
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#8 by Nikorj » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:24

My citygarden is a tiny pile of dirt where i can grow polluted potatos. :mrgreen:

My balcony has enough space for 1 chair :lol:
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#9 by rajukurup » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:30

valerie wrote: I went to Walmart and Lowes yesterday and loaded up on dirt, flowers, etc.

I'm going to expand my veggie garden a bit this year.

This year I ordered the EarthWise tiller. It is inexpensive, electric, but will easily work in my garden.

Primarily I plant tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, squash, and a few watermelon.
Last year I also planted green beans and those did very well.

Today I filled two 20 inch pots on my front porch with dirt and planted red impatients in those.
Also I planted some multi-color zinnia's in some areas.

Its a beautiful day here, finally.

Do you plant flowers and/or veggie garden?

very nice to know that someone is returning back to tradition and being affectionate to nature valerie you are doing a great job when turning to agriculture we not only get fresh vegetables and fruits at the same time protecting nature I too p have a vegetable and fruit garden and enjoy gardening very much let all clicksense members follow this job thank you so much for sharing such a valuable post :clap: :clap: :thumbup:
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#10 by pindokhan123 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:45

are zinnias short for zucchini? if so here in the UK we call em' courgettes,never heard of zinnias. i am planning to go back to Pakistan as soon as the last of my cold symptoms have vanished,still recovering tho, vegetable growing in Pakistan is seasonal so you have to grow whats compatible with the weather,i will be growing courgettes,various types of pumpkins,i planted garlic last november before i came to the UK and that should be ready within a couple of months, also looking at tomatoes,cucumbers and anything else that i can grow during the hot season. mind you i got alot of fruit trees and especially the plums,apricots,guavas and mangoes are in full bloom.i will take a trip to the local garden centre upon my return and see what beauties they got for me.
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#11 by pet999 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:00

Marcel-R6 wrote: I don't have a garden but I do have a balcony at the moment it is green :lol:
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#12 by pet999 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:00

Very good!
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#13 by valerie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 14:15

pindokhan123 wrote: are zinnias short for zucchini? if so here in the UK we call em' courgettes,never heard of zinnias. i am planning to go back to Pakistan as soon as the last of my cold symptoms have vanished,still recovering tho, vegetable growing in Pakistan is seasonal so you have to grow whats compatible with the weather,i will be growing courgettes,various types of pumpkins,i planted garlic last november before i came to the UK and that should be ready within a couple of months, also looking at tomatoes,cucumbers and anything else that i can grow during the hot season. mind you i got alot of fruit trees and especially the plums,apricots,guavas and mangoes are in full bloom.i will take a trip to the local garden centre upon my return and see what beauties they got for me.

No.

I bought a couple of six packs of Zinnias at the Walmart the other day. Zinnias are flowers. They
are annual flowers and come in an array of colors. The one's I planted some are pink, white, and
orange.
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#14 by lotoole » Mon Apr 03, 2017 00:49

We're still having 40 degree nights here so I will wait a while to plant flowers and fill the window boxes. I used to have a big vegetable garden but I really almost killed myself working on it so I've downsized to planting tomatoes and peppers in big pots.

That leaves me with a big empty spot in my yard so I may put a gazebo in that area. I plan on working less on the yard this summer and spending more time on day trips, kayaking or horseback riding.

Good luck on your garden. Do you have good luck with your watermelons? Mine always seemed to get to the size of baseballs and then die. I have no idea why.
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#15 by pindokhan123 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 09:48

i wish mine were the size of baseball,they get to around the size of walnuts then shrivel up,dont know where they disappear too,i guess it was too hot and i didnt give em enuf water, :shock:

remember folks water is the most important thing in the hot weather!
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#16 by Marcel-R6 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 09:55

pindokhan123 wrote: i wish mine were the size of baseball,they get to around the size of walnuts then shrivel up,dont know where they disappear too,i guess it was too hot and i didnt give em enuf water, :shock:

remember folks water is the most important thing in the hot weather!

In my case the most important thing pH and EC values :lol:
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#17 by valerie » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:18

I am not sure why the watermelon do that. I didn't have very many but the ones I had were round
and continued to grow and then it was like someone let the air out of them.....they went POOF, and
turned black.

I do wish I had paid attention to my family growing up. After they retired to the south, my grandfather
put out most everything you can think of. Of course, he had grown up in the south, country and was
a farm boy by nature. When they retired, bought a farm, he planted fruit trees, primarily apple. He
also planted a large strawberry patch. We had potatoes too. There was a small shed out back and I
hated when they told me to go get some potatoes. I was a city girl and when I would open the shed
door, potatoes would roll out and scare me like my thinking was 'snake'. They canned and froze veggies,
primarily green beans, tomatoes, corn, okra, strawberries. They also made/canned watermelon jelly.

I've got to do a search today to see if I am suppose to put some sort of insecticide in the grown. I
wouldn't think so but last year those big ugly green tomato worms ate most my tomato crop.
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#18 by pindokhan123 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 08:27

i saw a quick,cheap tip on youtube for a homemade insect repeller,basically its soapy water in a spray bottle or garlic water...cannot say if they worked as i have yet to buy 2 spray bottles :roll:
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#19 by valerie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 09:05

Most home made products for killing weeds and or killing insects, do not work.

Every Spring/Summer season, I spend hundreds on weed killer. I tried a few home made weed killers
that some swore worked. Mostly they consist of water, vinegar, and dish soap. Other ingredients in some
recipes such as oils, spices, baking soda, etc. Some will turn the leaves a little brown but that is about it.
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#20 by dutch1898 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 09:39

This morning I am picking up some Kale plants and some pole bean seeds'
I have planted swizz chard and in a pot I planted some tomato slices and
see if that will develop,as I read on the internet about someone who did that.
Weather here in the SW corner of BC is getting a bit more springlike.
Today,Sunday April 9 the Sun is shining and will attempt to plant the Kale
I bought the other day. Right now just resting a bit from my 5 K morning walk. 8-)
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