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Old March 18th, 2001, 06:32 PM   #31
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I find it a lot easier and more time-efficient (not to mention cheaper) to go to the store and buy potatoes.

Doesn't growing potatoes take up a lot of space?

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Old March 20th, 2001, 12:47 PM   #32
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I totally agree with you LiamFan. I grew potatoes once. They took up a lot of garden space and they weren't all that great. All that work and we got two dang meals from those vines.

I was at the grocery the other day and they seel fingerling potatoes for 7.99 a pound. Now, I'll grant that they are small, but for that price, I'll just use reds and cut them into finger shaped pieces.
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Old June 24th, 2001, 03:23 AM   #33
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Thumbs down gardening

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I killed a chia pet *sigh*

I do really enjoy working in the yard and planting stuff, but I never can keep it alive. This is the first year in ::counting:: almost 4, I think, that we've had a yard of our own. I'd absolutely LOVE to flower it up some!

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Old June 24th, 2001, 03:26 AM   #34
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if you cant grow a daylilly you should give up gardening

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I killed a chia pet *sigh*

I do really enjoy working in the yard and planting stuff, but I never can keep it alive. This is the first year in ::counting:: almost 4, I think, that we've had a yard of our own. I'd absolutely LOVE to flower it up some!

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Old June 24th, 2001, 03:31 AM   #35
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you can grow potatos in old tyres. As the potatos grow just stack more tyres on top and fill with dirt.
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Old July 14th, 2001, 07:42 PM   #36
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Well my veggie garden isn't doing all that well this year...I have a few tomatoes, a half dozen cucumbers and I might get an ear or two of corn...my flowers on the other hand are happy happy!
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Old April 21st, 2002, 04:29 PM   #37
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Has anyone jump started a garden as of yet?




Living in AZ, growing season is over for me, until October or so, but I love to hear other peoples "dirt".


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Old April 21st, 2002, 04:53 PM   #38
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I have. I'm not doing a vegetable garden, I'm too tired for that<g>, but I have the outside all spruced up and pretty.

I'm growing strawberries in hanging baskets. I watched a show about it and supposedly the strawberries do really well. The foliage is very pretty too, so it's not all for naught if I don't get strawberries.

For the first time this year I've ventured into some perenials too. I love annuals. They are so easy and everything looks so beautiful as soon as you're finished but they really are very expensive. So, while I still have some various containers of annuals for instant color, I've planted some annuals to see how I do.

I also replaced some shrubs I lost this winter with hydrangeas. They're a bit old fashioned but they're coming back into style and I love them. I have a very shady backyard with lousy soil so technically, they should do well. Time will tell.

I'll let you know. :-)
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Old April 21st, 2002, 05:14 PM   #39
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Not old fashioned in my book! Their cluster of soft flowers make so special. Sunshine
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Old April 21st, 2002, 05:21 PM   #40
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Oooh sounds nice Addie. In my neck of the woods, one needs gloves to work outside today and NOT gardening ones. Pshaw...I want SPRING!
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Old April 22nd, 2002, 10:57 AM   #41
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SNOW

Snowed here today......ugh.....

But I did manage to get out this weekend and get some perrenials in...and guess what I found while I was digging/weeding???

RED ANTS!!! What am I gonna do?? Any ideas?? I also have some of those black ones, still bad, just not as painful, lol.

If you all have any ideas, I would surely appreciate them!
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Old April 22nd, 2002, 02:57 PM   #42
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THE best antkiller on the market is Ortho ORTHENE ANT KILLER - sprinkle some on the anthill hill and kapow....the ants carry it back and give it to their queen as a gift! This is great it uses one of their own so no one ever suspects......
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Old April 22nd, 2002, 06:53 PM   #43
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ants! eeeek

ty! I sure hope that is on the market here in canada.....gonna go look tomorrow!
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Old April 23rd, 2002, 10:40 PM   #44
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(((Gardeners)))

The soil in my area is clay that swells and retracts. You'd think nothing would grow here. But this used to be agricultural land where orchards and bean fields grew well, so it's not impossible to cultivate--just challenging.

I grow anything native, anything nostalgic for me, anything that looks like it needs rescuing. So, things get a little crowded around here. This year, the only vegetable I put in is tomato vines. I let them grow up inside metal cages, and by June we are having salad.
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Old May 21st, 2002, 08:39 PM   #45
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How does your garden grow?

Hello everyone! It's good to see you!

I hope all is going well with the planting and that those who have experienced frost the past few nights were able to protect their plants.
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