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Today 01:24 PM
jocoyn I am a bit late getting started though I have winter vegetables in the ground that have just now taken off. Glad I did not put out anything. A few days ago we had a late hard freeze!

For the vine borer. I did ok with those by using soap on the stem every few days. My big problem was later with the pickleworms the decimated my summer squash. We planted a trap crop of Hubbard squash and, I'll be darned if we didn't get Hubbards as well.
Today 11:12 AM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Originally Posted by Daisy&Lucky's Mom View Post
I need to get some seed catalogs to try the eggplan.. I think Bubba is just ready for spring or he likes spicy.
Here's some where I ordered catalogs from
Seeds of Change - Organic Seeds - Home Garden, Vegetable Seeds at SeedsofChange.com

http://www.seedsavers.org/Catalog.html

Rare Heirloom Seeds | Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co

They were pretty quick about sending them out to me. Bubba is such a jerkface. We bought some little raspberry canes and some blueberries to start getting ready. We had to hide them and put up a barrier because his favorite thing to do is chew up anything green. He's so lucky I love him lol
Yesterday 12:24 PM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom
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Originally Posted by Girl_Loves_Hydraulics View Post
I winterized my jalapeno from last year. I can't wait until it's warmer so I can toss it outside. It's still living, but for some reason my big tabbycat Bubba took a liking to it, and has eaten some of the leaves off. You know what you should do is order one of those seed catalogs. Mine has like 4 pages of all these eggplants you can buy and breaks it down to figure out what kind you want and what works best in your climate.
I need to get some seed catalogs to try the eggplan.. I think Bubba is just ready for spring or he likes spicy.
Yesterday 12:15 PM
Gwenhwyfair Any southern gardeners figured out how to take care of the 'Squash Vine Borer'? I don't think they are up north?

Last few years our summer squash have had an early demise due to the blasted buggers. They will decimate an entire squash patch.

We try to garden organically and so far spraying the stems of the squash vines with insecticide regularly has been the only defense from the flying egg laying adults.
03-26-2015 03:04 PM
kelbonc
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I hear ya! I still have about 2-3 feet ... I just about died laughing at you guys on the east coast! I know you are used to it, but WOW ...
Haha!!! I know. I have an apple tree in the yard that is about 8 feet high and now I am excited because I can see about 2 1/2 feet of the tree!!

Had some new walkways put in last fall and was really looking forward to making new beds and picking the shrubs and flowers this spring. Still will happen just later than planned.
03-26-2015 10:18 AM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Thanks - I LOVE potatoes also lol didn't even think about growing them too I'm actually pretty excited to try this container gardening thing out!


Oh my those are definitely gross - thanks for the heads up, I'll be checking where it came from ... I'd be like EW NOOOO if those started showing up in my yard!
LOL they are called stinkhorns I believe. I had another name for them, but it's highly inappropriate and crude lol!!!
03-26-2015 07:42 AM
Kyleigh
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Originally Posted by kelbonc View Post
At this point I can only dream of gardening. I will have to enjoy through all your experiences. Still have 5+feet of snow in most of back yard. It was an unusually tough winter. I think most will be eating their veggies before I am able to plant. Hoping the sun and some recent warmer temps will make a significant difference.
I hear ya! I still have about 2-3 feet ... I just about died laughing at you guys on the east coast! I know you are used to it, but WOW ...

My BIL's family is in Charlottetown, so we get regular updates ...

I'm hearing Ottawa's supposed to have a fairly cold summer, so I'm ticked ... My entire front and side yard is a garden ... and I have a pond that I put in last fall that I want to get planted and put fish in this year!!!
03-25-2015 07:41 PM
Ruger Monster
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Originally Posted by Pawsed View Post
Tomatoes and peppers do well in containers. Potatoes are easy to grow and will grow in most anything, even plastic bags. Here's a link for different ways to grow potatoes:
Planting Potatoes: 7 Different Methods: Organic Gardening

I haven't tried growing onions in a container, but I don't see why they wouldn't work that way. I currently have garlic growing inside, and it definitely works. I grew lettuce all last winter in pots inside. If you Google container gardening and you will find tons of ideas.

Good luck with your new gardening adventure.
Thanks - I LOVE potatoes also lol didn't even think about growing them too I'm actually pretty excited to try this container gardening thing out!

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Originally Posted by Girl_Loves_Hydraulics View Post
If you buy red mulch, make sure it isnt imported. There was some in my backyard when I bought my house and these stinky things grew. I had to dig up everything and removed like a 100 spores lol. Not dangerous but they smell awful and attract carrion bugs. LMAO so gross
Oh my those are definitely gross - thanks for the heads up, I'll be checking where it came from ... I'd be like EW NOOOO if those started showing up in my yard!
03-25-2015 05:40 PM
Girl_Loves_Hydraulics
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Originally Posted by Ruger Monster View Post
Thanks for the links! I will have some weekend planning & "research" ahead of me to see if we can get started on some stuff and what all we will need. I love tomatoes for homemade bruschetta and tomato/onion/garlic 'salad'.

I'm on a growing/planting mission this year: already have some plant/bush ideas for the front of our house - azaleas and maybe landscape palms alternating in front of the porch (moving the builder-provided foliage to the side of the house, and replacing our pine strawed areas with red mulch ...
If you buy red mulch, make sure it isnt imported. There was some in my backyard when I bought my house and these stinky things grew. I had to dig up everything and removed like a 100 spores lol. Not dangerous but they smell awful and attract carrion bugs. LMAO so gross
03-25-2015 05:21 PM
Pawsed Tomatoes and peppers do well in containers. Potatoes are easy to grow and will grow in most anything, even plastic bags. Here's a link for different ways to grow potatoes:
Planting Potatoes: 7 Different Methods: Organic Gardening

I haven't tried growing onions in a container, but I don't see why they wouldn't work that way. I currently have garlic growing inside, and it definitely works. I grew lettuce all last winter in pots inside. If you Google container gardening and you will find tons of ideas.

Good luck with your new gardening adventure.
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