"You can always pick up some paper coffee cups if you need to upgrade, or you can make bigger pots out of newspaper (black/white print). They sell wooden tools to make these but I don't see why you can't use a soup can. Then you just plant…"
"Hi all...Thanks so much for all your replies. You gave me courage to plant seeds this year. So far my luck has been pretty good. I have nice healthy sprouts of a couple of different kinds of Cosmos, Alyssum, a couple of kinds of…"
"I'm making my second attempt at starting seedlings indoors this year. Learned quite a bit after I didn't have good results. So this year I'm trying the plastic wrap, which has had great results! I also read about…"
"yep i'm in Oostburg, about a 45 minute drive north of milwaukee, and we drove up to the manitowoc area on saturday for a bday party. snowing very intensely. we had snow flurries yesterday and today. i really don't trust…"
"Sorry to here that Bonnie. We didn't see any here while we we're out shopping for garden plants yesterday or Saturday. The temp right now is in the low 40s. I was told that they had snow in Monmouth just 15 miles east of us on Saturday.…"
"I've been starting seeds under florescent shop lights for years. You can start a lot of different seeds right now. If you want to start impatiens or begonia's you would have started in March. Just look up the plants you like and figure out…"
"Helen...I also will start to seed my flowers tomorrow. I had alot of cosmos the last couple of years, but was not lucky enough to have them self-seed. I'm gonna try starting some from seeds tomorrow.
My husband is on a fishing trip right now. Hence, my being up at 1:00 am. We are going to fish Vancouver Island in a couple of weeks. I have a small Vegetable garden so I crop rotate. ex.. After I pulled my peas I planted beans in that spot. Same with broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce. Once they were done I yanked and planted corn. It seems to be working for me. Just leave your excess zucchini on peoples doors ring the bell then run that was they can't refuse it :)
Last year was the first year that I planted a vegetable garden. I have always grown flowers but never from seed. The "direct from seed" part always intimidated me. I took a class and went for it. I have been blown away at how rewarding a vegetable garden has been. My love my borders but with veggies you actually get to "produce" something tangible. Does that make sense? So, I am totally hooked and expanded my vegetable garden this year and everything is doing pretty good. Plus, my two little girls love picking and eating the peas. I love it because it keeps them busy picking the peas and not all my flowers.
Hi Bonnie; I'm not what to do here so I hope you don't mind me sending you a friend request.I first signed in some time ago but haven't been active till lately and am hoping to keep it so. And hoping to be able to keep in touch with some new friends---B
Hiya Bonnie, thanks for the compliment.. I like your work. And you are correct when you say I have lots of work ahead of me.. I was up till 3am.. planning another garden patio nook.. which stemmed from building the one in front.. and moving old table to the back.. I have a disease that won't let me stop until.. I have it all the way my mind says it should be... pure maddness.. especially when it has been raining so much.. I bought myself a motorcycle rain suit..have a bike anyhow.. but the suit is perfect for working in the garden in.. I get to where I can't handle waiting out the storms anymore.. I have too much to doo.... luckily.. michigan bulb doesn't ship out in the summer month's.. so I can get more ground work done..before the rest of the shipment arrive.. I need to stay off this internet and stop ordering.. I'm too the point I have no idea.. what I'm going to do with all of it.. except keep making more and more beds..
"I just follow the directions for mixing on the Clonex bottle... and make a gallon at a time... then add it, whenever it gets low. The rock wool plugs from the hydroponic store are big, so fill the hole..don't touch the water, but the…"
"If you dig up & store your tulips dry over summer they will do better-- replant in fall. You must feed them heavily to bloom. My tulips are usually eaten from below. The culprits are what I call "wireworms" chewing the roots even in…"
"Aaah another Pacific NW gardener! My daffs are attacked by slugs (tiny ones in early spring) every year. I use sluggo also. The trouble is, if you don't knock the buggers off the blooms in wet weather they will just stay up inside the flowers…"