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Comment by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA on March 22, 2012 at 3:56am

And just for fun this year, we're growing potatoes in 40 lb. size dogfood sacks instead of in the ground! I've seen them grown in heavy duty black plastic bags, and I've grown them in straw, so we'll see what happens! 

Comment by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA on March 22, 2012 at 3:51am

Bob, sprout photos are spinich, leaf lettuce and mesclun mix.  Tomatoes and brussel sprouts are up about 3 inches.  Sweet 100s, Heirloom Beefsteak and Moneymaker so far.  Will be adding roma and probably  yellow globe.  Was planning to put snow peas out the other day but it started to rain and hasn't stopped yet!  Silly stuff is suppose to keep it up until Saturday!

Comment by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA on March 22, 2012 at 3:41am

Robin, if kept cool and dry during storage, pumpkin seeds will be viable up to about 4 years. 

Comment by Bonnie Hannum ~ Missouri, USA on March 22, 2012 at 3:33am

Hi Jan, yes I like to cast sow instead of rows. I usually measure out a section and then pour the seed in my hand and cast it out over the area.  The thinning gets done as I pull young ones out for early harvesting. It just keeps filling in as the plants grow!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 21, 2012 at 8:55pm

How long do you think you can store pumpkin seeds???

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 21, 2012 at 5:27pm

Jan, you dry it like any herb. Then when it's all dry you pull the leaves and crush them into a powder and store. :)

Comment by LindaLee_Z9_ No. Cal. on March 21, 2012 at 2:30pm

For Bob, yes I have vineyards all over the place however in less than 8 weeks I will be moving to another zone 9 but it's in California about 800 miles north along the 101 just shy of the redwoods. The property in in the redwood forest outside of Willits and has just a tiny bit of sun so I'm getting a new education on vertical gardening to be able to have a garden at all.

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 21, 2012 at 1:57pm

Thanks Jan to think it used to be 2 huge locust trees, bit of grass, bricks and lava rock.

It finally rained here they had been saying that for a week now. If it did the wind blew it dry. Gray skies out there again today I am so SAD. But I'm glad God watered my veggies today so I didn't have to drag a hose. I pretty much got something planted in all the fakey raised beds already and the peas and few other things by the garage. I'm contemplating what to do with the space by the back fence, there will probably be volunteer tomatoes, I hope the little ones that are a mouth full of yum. But I'm not supposed to eat them and most people I used to give them to are gone now. I want to maybe plant the whole area in edible flowers or plant the edible flowers all over the place in the herb garden, around other foods ect. The problem area by the fence that stays shaded most of the time was supposed to be the salad area but slugs moved in and the lettuces actually do better with more sun. Same with the leeks I grew there last year they grew but probably not as well as they could have. I need to get my buns out and build more trellis/verticle growing structures.

Comment by Jan Page on March 21, 2012 at 11:47am

Bonnie, I like your garden idea of direct sowing!  It looks like you just sprinkle seeds in a area, not in a row?

Comment by Jan Page on March 21, 2012 at 11:46am

Vicky, you have a beautiful veggie garden site!!


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