Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 12 MARCH 22, 2013
Posted on 03/22/2013 12:30:03 PM PDT by greeneyes
The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you.
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Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Had an inch of snow last night after several days in the 60’s. East of us - up to 1 1/2 feet. Grass is greening....garden still a dream at this point.
Pinging the list.
Daughter just moved to San Antonio, Texas from Oregon. I’ve started a list of food & fiber & other useful plants for her to grow. Aloe, jojoba, agave, yucca. Citrus trees, avacodo. What else does anyone reccomend?
Hey... I have a question y’all might be able to help me with.
I’m in eastern North Carolina, just east of I-95. The soil here is a deep, sandy loam. It could drain better, but overall is great soil for growing stuff.
I have had very good luck with hot peppers, but success with sweet Bell peppers has mostly eluded me. I can’t seem to get the big, blocky (expensive!) peppers you see at the grocery store. Mine are usually fairly small, thin-walled, tending toward bitter, and not that many of them.
What’s the secret to growing a good green pepper?
I’m kinda wondering if a little dose of global warming might not be sorta nice right about now and also, maybe the global ice-age people had it right.LOL.
Maybe Jicama? It’s wonderful, raw or cooked!
Greetings from Southern California!!
It’s 75 here and newly spring. The icelandic poppies are blooming — also pansies, bouganvellia,geraniums,cyclamen, honeysuckle, gerbera dasies, tall irises and the roses are just starting up. Truly a magical time of year. I’m putting in petunias, fuchsias and impatiens this weekend so they can start rooting before the summer heat starts up.
Once the heat comes in, especially the hot, dry winds that we unfortunately get in the summer and fall, all will burn up no matter how much water I put on them.
I have to have Taters, Maters, and Corn. LOL
I don’t grow really big peppers. They taste good, but not large. I use Mel’s mix and the 2cnd year I added a lot of compost and a few shovels of top soil to the raised beds.
SA may be a little too far North for those. SA has some very good garden centers. She needs to find one and make friends with the staff.
Sounds like you have some really pretty plants in your garden. We welcome pictures, if you would like to share.
We still have 3-4 inches on the ground here in Massachusetts. I long for spring.
The last round of snow disappeared this week, but we sometimes get snow in April. I too long for spring.
I did have to put out 6 tobacco plants, they were just too big for their little pots and were getting root-bound. We'll see if they live. If they don't I've got about 60 more in the cold frame.
Speaking of cold frame. It's packed. Completely packed. My tomatoes want to be planted in the big garden. Doubling the size of it is on the schedule for next fall.
Doubling the cold frame or the garden?? I am really behind this year according to the calendar, but my bones tell me it’s too early yet to get going.
We often wait till after Easter to do much of anything just because of similar cold snaps here.
Of course, next year, I'll increase the size of the garden because I've got extra room in the cold frames..... rinse and repeat until you hit fenceline. ;)
LOL. The repetitive circle.
I’ve squished a few grubs but don’t know if that’s what’s dining in the garden. Something is killing my tomato and peppers. I had an extra tomato transplant so it got put into a spot where the original had disappeared so we’ll see. The whatever ate those is also feasting on the squash so I replanted but the second planting isn’t coming up as fast as I thought it should. It might be the squirrels since there are holes everywhere. Anyway, the garden is 95% planted. There’s one 3x3’ spot that I’m not sure got seeds or not, lol! Today, I’m seeding up a handful of starter pots for round two of bell peppers since they were the first to disappear.
The herb bed still hasn’t been started and I need to find a couple hanging pots or maybe just wire up a couple on hangers and then it’ll all be done. It was all ready to go until hubby decided to wash the dog beside it and between the two of them demolished the border I had finished putting in two hours earlier, sigh.
Check your FR-mail for a Zone 8 veggie growing list.
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