How does your garden grow?
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While gardening this afternoon, I found a tomato growing on one of my plants, and the potatoes are pushing through the surface!
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Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/19/2012 12:21 AM EDT
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While planting tomatoes I noticed the Red Malabar was growing.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/19/2012 7:35 AM EDT
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Sad to say, since we moved into our condo eight years ago, we haven't had a garden.  No room for one.  We do have a great Farmer's Market though, and I can't wait until it opens!!  We go every Saturday morning and gather up as many fresh vegetables and fruit that we can find!
Posted by Darla M


I'm with you!  I grow some veggies, especially tomatoes, and trying celery this year, but I hit the farmer's market every week too - my favorite Saturday outing, and always come home with a shopping bag full of yummy stuff!

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/19/2012 1:33 PM EDT
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My flat leaf parsley is going crazy, and I have been using a lot of it recently.  I'm afraid it will go to seed soon, so I have to use it while I can!  All the other herbs are fine (basil, chives, sage, and thyme).  The tomatoes are really taking off too!

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/19/2012 2:34 PM EDT
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I will go out and finally get my sweet peppers into the garden.  I hadn't prepared their spot until yesterday.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/19/2012 3:05 PM EDT
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I just had a delivery of mulch dropped in my driveway.
I have a spot for my tree that will go in today.
I also just planted 3 filbert bushes.  So with luck next year I will be harvesting nuts to go in my baked goodies.
I also just got 2 new Hosta plants that went in and I found a box of Peony plants on close out that I stuck in.  They are the dry rootstock and I hope they have some life left in them.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/19/2012 10:34 PM EDT
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Nikki, you just brought back fond memories of a favorite flower from my childhood in Iowa, the peony. We can't grow those in California. I also miss the scent of the lilac bush. We have a California variety of lilac, but the scent is not as strong as those in the midwest. However, it's not enough to entice me to move back to the cold and ice and tornadoes!!!

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/20/2012 1:02 AM EDT
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My sunflowers are emerging

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/20/2012 8:18 AM EDT
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All of our container plants seem to be doing well.  We have herbs, several kinds of peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and squash.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/20/2012 10:44 AM EDT
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Nikki, you just brought back fond memories of a favorite flower from my childhood in Iowa, the peony. We can't grow those in California. I also miss the scent of the lilac bush. We have a California variety of lilac, but the scent is not as strong as those in the midwest. However, it's not enough to entice me to move back to the cold and ice and tornadoes!!!
Posted by Verlee T


Strange thing about this neighborhood, it is fairly new most houses are 8 or 9 years old.  I think I am the only person that has put peony bushes in. Not sure why that is unless people think it is an "old flower" or they do not want to deal with the fact that they seem to flop over as soon as they bloom. Seems to me as soon as they bloom it rains and they get knocked over.
I had some old lilac bushes at the old house and while I loved the fragrance they got woody and out of control I have a spot in the back where they might look good and they sure would smell great. there are some that I have seen, a small variety and they just stink I can't find a kinder work to describe it. I will most likely look for one next year to put in the back.
And I agree with you... Given the choice I would not trade the lilac for cold, ice or tornadoes either!

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/22/2012 12:22 AM EDT
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More rain fell however it was not as heavy as last week. My plants are growing. I hope to see more blossoms on my plants

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/22/2012 7:35 AM EDT
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Mon. =  hubby decided to put some tomato & pepper plants in a week early. I have some old row cover stored if needed (hope not). Last year a neighbor planted 2 weeks early & got hit with a frost, so hubby did not plant everything.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/22/2012 8:17 AM EDT
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Our green beans have the long viney thingies now, the tomato plants have flowers and the cukes and peppers have quadrupled in size since we planted them! Won't be long now before we start seeing some little veggies and fruit.Laughing

Re:I purchased bread an a whole watermelon Tuesday and the total was thirty six cents,, How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/23/2012 12:20 AM EDT
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I purchased lovage and stevia  Tuesday.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/23/2012 6:21 AM EDT
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All of our plants in containers seem to be doing very well.   We've already had several peppers to eat.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/29/2012 12:50 PM EDT
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My potted herbs are doing great and the tomato plants have little tomatoes already.Can't wait to eat those home grown tomatoes !

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/29/2012 6:07 PM EDT
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Our tomatoes are reall growning, with lots of blossoms.  I'm hoping we will get a lot of beautiful tomatoes.  We usually don't see fruit until late July, but then I will be busy making lots of salads, and tomato sauce!

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/29/2012 6:49 PM EDT
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I think I am going to lose 2 of my Tree Peony plants.  They are not looking well.  I was unsure if they would survive the transplant, the cold wind over the winter and then the frost we got after an early spring.  I will baby them a bit longer but I am sure the inevitable will come....I'm sad because they are about 20 years old and it was a real splurge then I got them for myself for an anniversary present and we just passed another anniversary. 

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/29/2012 8:08 PM EDT
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I think I am going to lose 2 of my Tree Peony plants.  They are not looking well.  I was unsure if they would survive the transplant, the cold wind over the winter and then the frost we got after an early spring.  I will baby them a bit longer but I am sure the inevitable will come....I'm sad because they are about 20 years old and it was a real splurge then I got them for myself for an anniversary present and we just passed another anniversary. 
Posted by nikki p


Sorry to hear about your peony trees Nikki.  You never know, they might revive yet.  Hopefully we'll get some nice, soft rain here soon.  The last couple of storms just kind of blew over.  But that wind is something else.  Sure did a number on most of my broccoli and brussel sprout plants.  Will probably have to go buy some plants if I want any at all.  It's a shame since they were doing so well in the house.  Oh well, there's always next year lol.

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 5/30/2012 1:04 AM EDT
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Our green beans have the long viney thingies now, the tomato plants have flowers and the cukes and peppers have quadrupled in size since we planted them! Won't be long now before we start seeing some little veggies and fruit.
Posted by Renee C


"long viney thingies"....ha, ha, ha, Renee, you're a kick!!!

Re: How does your garden grow?

posted at 6/1/2012 7:52 AM EDT
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My cucumber  plants are looking great.  The peppers are a bit sunburned, but I'm sure they'll be just fine
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