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Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« on: January 26, 2014, 03:33:08 pm »
Just finished planning and plotting the spring garden. Going to try some new things and new ideas on old things.  So excited!

Only thing is I still have 4 weeks before I can even start my INSIDE seeds! :'(

This is my least favorite time of the year.  SO impatient!  Anybody else suffer from spring fever? 

This year I'm growing:

Red Beans
Black Beans
Purple podded peas
yellow crook neck squash
zucchini
lemon squash (free gift from baker seeds! Yay!)
okra
lima beans
calima green beans
loufa gourds
butternut squash
sweet peppers called tequila sunrise
jalapenos
probably some poblanos
tomatoes of course - cherokee purple and amish paste (and probably a hybrid of the two as I save seeds)
cherry tomatoes - (hubby makes the BEST cherry tomato preserves -great with stinky cheeses!)
beets
Eggplant
and I'm going to try celery, celeriac and asparagus, though they aren't supposed to grow here.

What's in YOUR garden?   ;D

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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 04:14:25 pm »
Paprika and chili and tomatoes

the rest bee plants  ;D


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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 05:32:32 pm »
"What's in YOUR garden?   ;D"

hmmmm, about 3 foot of snow or more........... :D
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 05:41:09 pm »
Gourds and homebrew.

Gourds will die if you tend them, and homebrew will work itself.
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2014, 09:37:48 pm »
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 08:56:41 am »
"Gourds will die if you tend them, and homebrew will work itself."

Iddee - this is my first year trying gourds - do elaborate!  do you mean I should just plant them and forget them?  I like those kinds of plants.

And funny you should mention homebrew - we are planting some hops this year.  Don't know how well they'll do in our climate but it will be a fun experiment. :)

Riverbee - Every once in a while I think it would be fun to live somewhere were there is  a lot of snow.  Then january comes around and I remember why i'm a southern girl.

I did also buy a bunch of flower seeds this year - zinnia and echinacea and sunflowers.  But I know my yard is not big enough to really provide serious forage.  It will just be fun watching the stray forager.  I hope we have a good tulip poplar year, but I'm afraid all of them are getting too old and no one plants young tulip poplars in the city anymore.  We do have some linden trees around and I hear that's good honey?  We'll see.

I"m trying to curb my enthusiasm because I know it's going to be a late spring (snow in the forecast this week! )  I guess I'll just go internet farm shopping and dream on . . . .

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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 11:29:40 am »
Ziffa, that is just a VERY old joke of the non-farmers. I really have no idea what it takes to raise gourds, although when growing up, the gourds were grown on the fence rows away from the garden. Other than that, I can't help with growing them.
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 02:55:17 pm »
 ;D I forgot to mention that my dandelions grow and thrive  :D

I can't understand why my neighbors spend their weekends pulling them up all the time  :D :laugh: :laugh:


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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2014, 04:40:59 pm »
Ha!  ok, then well we'll just see what kind of trouble I can get into with them Iddee  :laugh:

Edward - I love love LOVE my dandelions and am totally with you on that.  Who would want to get rid of such sunny little things greeting you each day???  I'm sure my neighbors hate me too because I make as many wishes on them as I can to try and grow more:  /puff!

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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2014, 06:16:29 pm »
I had a hive at Queen breeding friend and I was doing something with it and I noticed that I was standing on a big mound of dandelions that I hadn't noticed, I apologize in shame for trampling them  :o

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"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best-" and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were.

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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 01:06:19 am »
In my garden

Broccoli   ----- purple sprouting
Kale        ----- curly

and some very soggy ground.    :laugh:
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 07:30:53 am »
Watching folks up in our neighbourhood spend big $$ having their lawns sprayed with "neutral" stuff, and yet others pulling up dandelions one by one in an effort to have that immaculate looking lawn. They must just loooooove having me here letting ours go as long as I can between mows. I am sure they all think I'm the dandelion seed king of the area.  :D
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 08:38:01 am »
My first Anemone flower opened today.

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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 08:43:31 am »
Dandelions are also a great excuses to get out of mowing the lawn  :D

Who could deny the Girls their food.



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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 10:24:42 am »
Pics Ef!!!

I love purple Kale, but I cannot grow broccolli here :(  .  The bugs get it every time.

I actually have to talk my husband OUT of mowing the lawn. lol. I think he's the only husband in the world with that problem!

We are getting snow today.  SNOW!  /le sigh.  Hopefully this is the end and General Beauregard won't see his shadow on Sunday!  I don't think I can stand 6 more weeks!

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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2014, 11:34:00 am »
I love purple Kale, but I cannot grow broccolli here :(  .

Is that because of land restrictions or something?

I grow basketball-sized broccolli here in TN.
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2014, 12:37:12 pm »
I tilled up the summer garden about a week ago and planted onion sets the next day (not me, my wife). The seasonal garden still has broccholi producing, so it will be a bit before it gets tilled. Put a fence around it last Fall to keep the bunnies out. Maybe this year we will get some beans and peas?  :-\


We have some herbs and veggies started in the house, with more to come.



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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2014, 06:07:02 pm »
Will be growing veggies and herbs hydroponically this year. No weed pulling and can better keep the deer at bay.

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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2014, 09:59:25 pm »
Tomaters, Corn, Cukes, onions, peppers.... and whatever else the wife decides at the very last moment  ;D

   Sweet clover, Dutch clover, maybe some buckwheat etc..  and dandelions!!!    I wander about picking the fluffy heads, then spread the seeds along the edges of the pond where I dont mow as often..   its AMAZING how fast they grow. About the time they puff, mow them off and they pop up a new flower head. I'll convince the wife to stop buying lettuce and start eating Dandelion greens!!
   I have seen spring yards that were a golden yellow from one end to the other.. THAT, is a worthy goal!
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Re: Hurry hurry hurry-up Spring!
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2014, 03:36:13 am »
Pics Ef!!!

When your request came in last night, the flower was closed for the evening.  Now I took a picture but I'm having trouble posting it......I'm almost ready to give up.

I'm afraid I have to give up.  Too much time spent on a futile effort.