Gardens 2014 What do you have growing?

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I know some of you are at the end of your season (starmie, etc) but what are you planting (or did you plant) this year?
Flowers? Trees? Vines? Veggies? Fruit? Herbs?

This weekend I cleaned out my gardens, cut back the grasses and other perennials, and got my pots all ready for the season. Got my porch and patio furniture out and my grill.
I chopped my autumn clematis down to the ground, got rid of the big old trellis and put up smaller ones and will hopefully keep an eye on it better (last year it pretty much swallowed up the whole back of my house).
I planted wildflower, lettuce, morning glory, and nasturtium seeds.
I will plant pansies, johnny jump ups, and dianthus plants as soon as I get to a greenhouse since they don't mind the cold (going from 80 down to 20 tomorrow). Then I'll have to wait for another month or so before planting tomatoes, hot peppers, parsley, and basil.
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Yesterday I cleaned out beds too! I planted some new lilies my aunt gave me, mint, some bulbs I can't remember the name of, an annabelle hydrangea, and thinned out some of the irises. I still plan on more herbs but I did get seed pods in for cilantro and basil. I still want to get some rosemary, thyme, and oregano into pots for tge patio. This fall I will plant some peonies and maybe some other bulb plants.

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i hope my crocuses are okay after today's snowfall.



all the tulips and daffodils are coming up, too.
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^ They will all be fine. They might get smooshed from heavy snow but otherwise they won't be damaged permanently.
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I'm so ready to get started but I have to wait a month. I think I'm going to container garden again this year, but this time using an idea I saw on Pinterest/Ikea hacker.

I saw this idea about things you can re-grow from table scraps, so I'm starting with romaine. I ate the rest of it this weekend and put it in water

I think I'm going to do
- Romaine
- hot peppers (not sure which ones yet)
- Tomatoes (roma, cherry)
- basil
- sweet peppers
- Mint (It appears on its on last year)

Everything else, I'm undecided on.

And now that I own a dehydrater and learned how to (water bath) can, I think I can try even more things :-)
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Here is the idea I'm going to try. I don't really have an area i'm williing to dig up so I'm to try this
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Last edited by scrills; 04-15-2014 at 08:35 AM.
I tidied up my veggie patch last weekend - took out the very sad remains of the tomatoes and cucumbers and pulled out the trellis which had fallen apart under the weight of the tomatoes. I've planted some broccoli, spinach and cauliflowers and hope to get some beetroot and garlic in soon (need to dig in some compost first).
My front garden's a mess, needs lots of compost and mulch, the soil's become water-repellent so atm I'm just getting rid of all the dead and dying plants and will put some new shrubs in when it's been sorted. I've taken up the summer bedding plants and am waiting for the bulbs to flower so might put some pansies in for a bit of colour.
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3b in South Australia.
scrills, I've re-grown celery and romaine from scraps and it worked great and was fun.
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Solar powered flower and mushroom garden path lights and my rose bush That's about it.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

oh celery. I might try that one too.

Jeepy did/when did you transfer it to soil?


I asked for a zuchinni noodleler for my birthday so I might grow even more things.
food you can grow from scraps list

Onions
Mushrooms
regular potatoes
and....


Last edited by scrills; 04-15-2014 at 11:14 AM.
I asked for a zuchinni noodleler for my birthday so I might grow even more things.
Originally Posted by scrills
qu'est que c'est - zucchini noodleler????

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Zucchini noodler/spiraler/cutter
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Potatoes work like a charm when it comes to re growing. That is evident by the way they sprout and grow arms when you fail to use them quickly enough.

That is how we always planted/grew them when I was little. A friend let us use part of his land for a garden space. We were too close to a road/pollutants. It eventually killed all the wild berries we used to have around the house.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Scrills, I put the celery in the ground when the leaves were 3-4 inches tall.
Green onions are also simple to re-grow and cut the tops over and over like chives.
Just remember that some produce you buy in the store will not re-grow due to how it's been modified. But it costs nothing to experiment! Seed potatoes still work best to grow potatoes as you get more eyes in them so you can get many plants out of one potato. But if you have a potato growing in your frig, yes, cut it up, let it dry a bit, and plant it!

I use this to make zoodles (zucchini noodles). Works great for carrots and parsnips too. -
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Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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Last edited by jeepcurlygurl; 04-15-2014 at 12:27 PM.
Finally got around to cutting up some seed potatoes with my dad for our garden. I've been informed that this year I will be learning how to use the tractor + cultivator to help him out with the gardening chores. That will be this week sometime, should be interesting since I haven't done heavy equipment work like that since high school.

We let the potatoes sit in a sunny window to sprout for a few days before we cut them up.
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Pre-Poo: Coconut Oil overnight, or a greek yogurt mixture
Shampoo: Curls Cleanser and/or clarifier
Conditioner: trying out different Suave Naturals conditioners and GVP's leave-in conditioner at the moment
Styler: iagirl's super smooth flax curl cream. <3
PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month
DT: conditioner or yogurt base with honey and oil if the conditioner has none.
Just looking at scrills post - has anyone ever tried growing ginger? I've never thought about it before but I do love fresh ginger.
Might go and do a bit of research.
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3b in South Australia.
Ginger

Ginger is very easy to re-grow. Simply plant a spare piece of ginger rhizome (the thick knobbly bit you cook with) in potting soil with the newest (ie. smallest) buds facing upward. Ginger enjoys filtered, not direct, sunlight in a warm moist environment.
Before long it will start to grow new shoots and roots. Once the plant is established and you’re ready to harvest, pull up the whole plant, roots and all. Remove a piece of the rhizome, and re-plant it to repeat the process.
Ginger also makes a very attractive house-plant, so if you don’t use a lot of ginger in your cooking you can still enjoy the lovely plant between harvests.
Found this...
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I read up about it last night - sounds easy enough to grow but sadly I don't live in the right climate, it needs heat and humidity apparently. I hate both!
3b in South Australia.

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