Putting in a garden?

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Putting in a garden?
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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 9:41am

Are you going to be putting in a garden this year, whether in the ground or in pots?

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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 12:28pm
Shame you haven't had much luck in the last couple of years. Maybe you'll have a better summer. Buy just a couple of plants and give it a try! I planted basil, parsley and green beans so far but need to wait another week or two before I plant anything else. Never know how the weather is going to be and don't want the plants to freeze!
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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 7:07pm

no garden this year, but I did add to the flowering plants by the front door. It was me, my trough, impatiences and a purple flower (not sure what it is- it's got a feathery bloom-

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Sun, 05-22-2011 - 9:58am
Flowers are good and if you have a farmers market close by then easier to just run by and get what you need.
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Sun, 05-22-2011 - 9:51pm
TodY I saw cherry tomatoes in a kit that contained a pot, soil, seeds etc. It was under $10. Maybe you could start something like that and being it inside if the weather is bad.
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Sun, 05-22-2011 - 9:54pm
The pot at my door is very sad looking and really needs some help. It needs some colour, so I might run with your idea. I was near a plant nursery this morning but had no time to look around. I tend to hit the Farmer's markets too. Love them. Do they have them often in your area?
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 10:30am
I think every big town in our county has a farmer's market now. Ours is every Thursday. In the summer it's at the City Park and even has the Farmer's Market Band. In the winter it moves indoors to our Grange Hall. You can find everything from meat, fish, goat cheese to bicycles, handcrafted soaps, honeys and flowers.

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 3:41pm
Gee handcrafted stuff to. That is in another market here. The Farmer's market is mainly fruit and veggies, some specialized meats, flowers, seedlings and stalls with things like honey, relish, flavored oils and breads. Of course there are the vans selling coffee and bacon and egg rolls since it only opens in the morning twice a month. I missed it last weekend.
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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 4:24pm

I did plant one tomato plant, one jalapeno and one cubanelle pepper-the rest were just herbs. I cook with a lot of fresh herbs and they are so expensive and so fragile!

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 9:05pm
Ours is from 3 to 6 in the afternoon. I think there's a place that also brings breads & rolls to the market now. I haven't been in years.

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Mon, 05-23-2011 - 9:39pm
I just stick to having a few herbs in the garden around here. By the time I forget to water and the bugs get into things I find with just dh and me it is just as easy to buy things like tomatoes. When my guys were little we used to get a kick out of growing corn and tomatoes and spinach, oh and strawberries! I would love a huge veggie garden truth be known but we live on a surburban block and the house faces north south which means not enough sun in the backyard.

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