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Master Administrator Samantha
April 15th, 2019 2:24:39pm
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Who else is planting a garden this year? What are you planting?


I haven't planned my vegetables out yet. I still need to clean out my beds. But I'll definitely do a bunch of tomatoes and pickling cucumbers, and then two boxes of herbs. I'm not sure which greens I'll do yet, but maybe arugula and butter lettuce and rainbow chard. Mustard greens too maybe. And watermelon!




 


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Moderator Maharet stay Hangry
April 16th, 2019 8:26:42am
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i already have 2 baby jalepenos forming :)
and all the flowers :)




 

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Master Administrator Samantha
April 16th, 2019 10:47:27am
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Yay! What kind of flowers?




 

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Moderator Maharet stay Hangry
April 16th, 2019 2:20:15pm
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ive got  marigolds, zinnias (you should seed both for your beds!)

then i have 2 types of passion vines which make super pretty flowers and is a host plant for gulf fritillary butterflies

then i have 3 types of milkweed for monarchs

few different gerber daisies types

a dahlia 

lantana

red salvia

dianthus

mexican flame vine

a blue bonnet

pinnata lavender

bee balme

2 jalepeno plants

red and yellow celiosia 

 




 

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Concourse| PCA | overwhelmed.
April 17th, 2019 7:31:58pm
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I have sweet California peppers down, Tomatoes (cherrys and big boys), strawberries and I think that is it. I was going to do more, but we ended up opting to re-do our pool and buy the kids a swingset to get them outside more instead.




 

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Jaya
April 18th, 2019 8:47:22am
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I want to start a garden but I've never done it before. Any suggestions for something easy to grow/take care of? :P




 

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Reuel ◈ update!
April 18th, 2019 8:58:03am
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Things like radishes, carrots, lettuce (salad greens), tomatoes, cucumbers I've found to be fairly easy to take care of for a beginner gardener. :) 

I suppose it's really about your soil type and where you live, mine soil is quite silty/loamy. I consider myself very lucky to live in Iowa where we have such good soil for growing things. This is a good site to really look at your soil and what plants will thrive in it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg/module1/soil_types1.shtml We get dry and sometimes overly wet summers, so you just have to watch your weather for watering. Keeping a rain gage in your garden is super helpful to make sure you aren't over or under watering!





 

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Moderator Maharet stay Hangry
April 18th, 2019 4:54:11pm
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i have my 2 pepper plants in smallish pots with *gasp* miracle grow XD
and i already have a baby pepper :)




 

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