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 I've been looking at the seed catalogs thinking about what to plant this year. I think that this is the year that I go container gardening along with a few flowers and herbs. New this year is c
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SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/11/2013 10:04 PM EST
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 I've been looking at the seed catalogs thinking about what to plant this year. I think that this is the year that I go container gardening along with a few flowers and herbs. New this year is container corn but although it sounds nice to go out and pick my corn I think I'll go for things that keep on giving like peppers and tomatoes-I love fresh salsa on things. I picked out some small carrots and new this year will be radishes. Herbs are basil, lemon grass, catnip and oregano. Catnip is for the cat. Flowers...such a task! I can't decide! Is anyone else going to plant things this year? Favorite flowers have always been violets and violas.

Re: SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/12/2013 11:38 AM EST
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I have grown herbs in containers with great success,oregano,basil and rosemary.I've tried tomatoes they didn't do very well.
This year since we will moving into an apartment it will have to be container gardening.We'll be on the 4th floor with a large balcony so I can really fix that up nice.I'm thinking about putting up a small container pond using half a barrel lined with a plasic pond liner and a pump.I used to have a pond and I really miss having it.I'll get a few small goldfish and a water lily.When I had my pond the fish stayed in there all year but this being a small "pond" they will have to be wintered inside.I'm not sure how much sun we'll be getting on the balcony so I'll have to wait and see what types of plants I can have.

Re: SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/12/2013 12:47 PM EST
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In Response to Re: SEED CATALOGS:
I have grown herbs in containers with great success,oregano,basil and rosemary.I've tried tomatoes they didn't do very well. This year since we will moving into an apartment it will have to be container gardening.We'll be on the 4th floor with a large balcony so I can really fix that up nice.I'm thinking about putting up a small container pond using half a barrel lined with a plasic pond liner and a pump.I used to have a pond and I really miss having it.I'll get a few small goldfish and a water lily.When I had my pond the fish stayed in there all year but this being a small "pond" they will have to be wintered inside.I'm not sure how much sun we'll be getting on the balcony so I'll have to wait and see what types of plants I can have.
Posted by gale g


 Gale, sounds like you're going to be having some fun! I've never had a pond but it sounds nice when a store has one going.

Re: SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/12/2013 3:52 PM EST
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can't grow anything our soil is bad we think it was prayed with something be for we brought the house every thing dies no mather where we plaint

Re: SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/12/2013 4:02 PM EST
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This is the time of year that the catalogs show up.
(I also have to keep telling myself I do not need any more Hostas!! I think I need a 12 step program for Hostas)
I get out a marker and mark the pages that have something that I want.
I then go through and take a closer look and decide if it is something that I really want.
I did quite a bit of planting last year. I got a few trees in and a few bushes.  Some flowers as well.
I think this year I just might try working on the lawn and getting rid of what I can by making new beds.  Working the soil and then planting the following year.

I will hold off on the seeds unless I can get a friend that has a greener thumb than I do to start them for me.
If I can do that I will plant some herbs that can be left out.  Lavender is high on the list. 
I managed to kill my Rosemary while my husband was in the hospital it was a bit neglected so I need to get more Rosemary and I may get some Tarragon and Thyme and Sage as well. 

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posted at 2/12/2013 6:45 PM EST
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I don't have room for a garden but my daughter does and she gives me a lot of
fresh things from it.

Re: SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/12/2013 10:15 PM EST
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I have 3 pots of tomato seeds starting to sprout on my kitchen window sill, which I will transplant outside when they are big enough. We have a postage-stamp sized back yard and the past few years I've just been doing container gardening. But some things don't grow or produce well that way. So I'm waiting for hubby to build a small raised bed on the east side of the house. That's where the tomatoes and peppers will go for sure. I find herbs do real well in containers. Right now I have cilantro, dill, chives, rosemary and mint. I'm trying a winter crop of broccoli for the first time, and they have these cute little broccoli "flowers" growing right now, getting bigger by the day. Not sure what else I'll plant, but I do like Nikki's idea of planting lavender.

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posted at 2/13/2013 8:00 AM EST
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We grow things in containers - herbs and some vegetables.

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posted at 2/13/2013 7:47 PM EST
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Not sure how much planting I'll be doing this year since it all depends on how much time I will be able to devote to doing it.  If I have time, I'll just plant a few tomatoes and some potatoes that don't require as much attention.  I tried the container gardening but the squirrels kept digging in the pots so I think I'll skip that this year too.

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posted at 2/13/2013 8:00 PM EST
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Not sure how much planting I'll be doing this year since it all depends on how much time I will be able to devote to doing it.  If I have time, I'll just plant a few tomatoes and some potatoes that don't require as much attention.  I tried the container gardening but the squirrels kept digging in the pots so I think I'll skip that this year too.
Posted by H. M


 Hi HM. I put rocks/gravel on top of my pots to stop the critters from digging which also helps so the water doesn't evaporate as fast and that's what started me on rock painting. I figured make it look better. Do you plant large tomatoes or smaller ones?

Re: SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/16/2013 9:17 PM EST
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I have a friend at work who likes a few different varieties of peppers, tomatoes,  and some other stuff.  We order our seeds together and I start them.  I'll give her the number of plants she wants when they are big enough.  I've just started peppers as they take quite a while to germinate. She supplies the potting mix and the pots she wants and the markers.  I do the work and get whatever plants are extra from her order.  Of course I plant stuff for me also.  I just started some cabbage as it will go out earlier than anything else.
For flowers, I like zinnias and snapdragons.  When I visit the garden section of Home Depot I get sucked into others also.

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posted at 2/17/2013 1:36 AM EST
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First: 9/5/2010
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I have received about ten different catalogs for 2013.

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posted at 2/17/2013 8:38 AM EST
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First: 11/14/2008
Last: 4/7/2014
Going to do containers on the deck, and raised garden in the yard this year!

Re: SEED CATALOGS

posted at 2/17/2013 3:40 PM EST
Posts: 612
First: 10/17/2012
Last: 4/9/2013
In Response to Re: SEED CATALOGS:
I have received about ten different catalogs for 2013.
Posted by Maxine M


 Maxine, that's a lot of catalogs! The companies I usually buy from are Gurneys, Park Seed and Burpee. Things are cheaper in the stores but with the catalogs they usually have a guarantee of some kind. It's the seeds that I have trouble with. The plants I grow fine! :)

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posted at 2/17/2013 9:13 PM EST
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First: 1/22/2013
Last: 3/22/2013
How do I get some seed catalogs? Our friend is going to help us start a garden since I do not have a green thumb LOL

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