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Comment by R. Lee Jacintho on July 1, 2011 at 3:39pm
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Comment by R. Lee Jacintho on June 28, 2011 at 10:02am

New to gardening after MANY years without garden!  Will have a community garden next summer and need to get ready for it. 

I have arthritis and use an electric scooter to travel to the gardens, about 1/2 mile away.  I'll need to attach some kind of basket/trailer thingy to the back go haul my equipment.

I will also be making raised beds for gardening, any ideas aas to what kind of wood, etc?

I am open to all suggestions and ideas.

Plus, I will be getting seeds from friends on Facebook around the world.  My first will be from a friend in Australia.  She is sending me some wildflower seeds from western Australia! 

Any help at all will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Comment by Nicholas Johnson on August 18, 2010 at 9:49pm
Very concerned at beginning of gardening season. Because of early warm days, late frosts and late rains, we didn't get planted until June 15th-30th. (Just as the Old Farmer's Almanac predicted) All the professional fruit and veggie gardeners have either lost crops or lost as many as three gardens. There were not enough plums or cots to can, It looks like we will have enough peaches to can, but anythng close to $1 is cheap. Cherries were plentiful enough but $2.50-$3 per pound. (way to expensive to can. We have been eating squash (BBQed and augratin). Just prepared our first cucumber and tomato salad from garden. Black berries are giving sufficient for several pies and we have had several bowls of mango (bought from a local Hispanic who has wonderful fruit at $1 per mango) mixed with our own strawberries. Small hot peppers have basically flowered and our roma canning tomatoes are between flowers and fruit. All the greens are abundant. Our own apples are comming on (15 full size after 4th year of growing and our peaches will be ready to can in 2 to 3 weeks. Almanac promises late summer and warm fall, so we have hopes for our sweet babies are from 6 to 10 inches. First successful crop we have had. We have all of our plants surrounded by straw for moisture maitenance and beds for the melons. So what started out to be a scary year for gardening will be far better than we imagined. So that is the report from SW Idaho. What's happening for everyone else in zone 6. I hope you are all meeting with great success.
Comment by Sandy Heim on June 19, 2010 at 6:50am
I need some advise on my backyard grapes. I have many grape bunches but several of the grapes are turning brown. Should I be removing leaves to allow more light to get to them?
Comment by MARTINA TKACZ on May 28, 2010 at 8:33pm
Victoria, I am a bit confused with your description. Are you saying that this plant has the foliage of a tiger lily, but the bloom looks like a white hollyhock?
Comment by Victoria Cooper on May 27, 2010 at 6:40pm
Looking for a perennial. Before it blooms the long slender leaves look like a tiger lily with a mound. When it blooms is looks very much like a hollyhock with a shoot in the middle. I have only seen this flower bloom in white. It does not mean there aren't more only I have only seen it in white. Help!
Comment by Donna Hoffman on May 3, 2010 at 9:11am
Since my perennial garden(s) are just starting to look good it will be awhile before I'll take new pictures. I'm going to get some more forget-me-nots this year. They drifted away when I stopped shaking seeds back into the soil.
Comment by Rich Bishop on April 23, 2010 at 3:59pm
Problem with plants in pots is that their roots are not hardy. When the freezing arrives the entire pot becomes an ice cube and the roots freeze and die, unlike the top which can survive. Come the spring thaw and the top grows, the roots rot, then the top dies due to no roots. Colorado Blue Spruce do wonderfully in pots over winter because their roots are hardy .
Comment by MARTINA TKACZ on April 22, 2010 at 8:24pm
yes, coral bells are hardy here, but some of the newer hybrids do not like the dry hot summers and the intense sunlight, and will not survive such a location. the older ones are probably fine in the sun, but I have mine in partial shade.
Comment by Carolyn Cline zone 6 & 7 VA on April 22, 2010 at 9:34am
I assume that you are talking about Coral Bells, and yes it should survive in a pot in your zone. It needn't be in a pot however, as it is a hady perennial and does not need to be potted. They will do much better planted in groupings in ground.
 

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