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        03-21-2013, 03:49 PM
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    Yearling
    My first Herb/Veggie Garden

    So, I started a garden a couple weeks ago. I bought a 72 seed started green house, and 6 packs of seeds. I got:

    Parsley, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, oregano, and rosemary.

    I planted twelve starter thingys each.

    The cucumbers started first about 4 days in. Two little leaves each at first :) and now, its a total of 8 plants sprouted and replanted some of them are like 3' long already!

    7 days in the basil started, it staying closer to the oil than the cucumbers, and taking longer to come up, but its making progress day by day :)

    At 10 days the parsley started, and some of them are almost ready to re-pot :) maybe an inch tall today, so maybe tomorrow I can replant them.

    The oregano, tomato and rosemary are going to take a bit longer, but im excited :) My fiance is very annoyed with how often I've been checking on them (once I the morning, once at lunch, and a couple times in the afternoons) but there seems like theres something new every time I look!

    I've got them potted in miracle grow mixed with Annie poo, and a layer of miracle grow on top to keep the smell from annoying my neighbors when its hot XD the cucumbers are going to have to be re-potted soon, and it was my understanding I needed some kind of standing chicken wire for them? I know i'll need something for the tomatoes to climb, and ill have to trim the rosemary, but is there anything special for basil or the others?

    Ill have pictures tomorrow, just gotta remember my camera cord!
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        03-21-2013, 03:53 PM
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    Yearling
    Oh, and I got a pack of wild flower seeds, just for fun, and some of those have started sprouting! So ill be taking pictures of them too! And of the lilys that arent doin so hot taht alex got me for valentines day. They're hanging in there, ish.
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        03-21-2013, 06:15 PM
      #3
    Showing
    Analisa, for those of us who are buried in snow, we don't need to hear about your gardening, thank you very much. We are so jealous we might start hating you just for mentioning it.
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        03-21-2013, 06:44 PM
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    Foal
    Pleeeeese keep telling us garden stories.. snowed under people are just jealous,,, I am also very jealous as I have had to give up my garden... bleh.

    Claire
         
        03-21-2013, 07:02 PM
      #5
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    Originally Posted by clairegillies    
    pleeeeese keep telling us garden stories.. snowed under people are just jealous,,, I am also very jealous as I have had to give up my garden... bleh.

    Claire

    I feel for you all with a ton of snow, still. Here, the ornamental plum trees are a blush of heavy rose-pink. Daffodils are at the height of their beauty. Tulips are holding off for two more weeks, and the rose bushes have tender red budded leaves. My lawn looks like a set from "George of the Jungle". The Robins have that melodic song that announces Spring. Hummingbirds are starting to buzz each other for mates, the horses show signs of midges bothering their tender parts, the sky has deep dark thunderclouds, then is a radiant blue, than back to the scowls and the wind. The brown twigs of the bare winter trees are pulsing with pink life, they look almost maroon when seen from a distance. My garden is being so rapidly colonized by pigweeds that given another sunny day I shall have to surrender the yard to them. My front lawn is a bed of green moss, a legacy of long winter rains that leach the soil into an acidic soup. When it rains hard, like yesterday, my neighbor children can play with "boats" made from leaves in the gushing water down the curbside drains. My car begs me to wash it. Best I get about that before she puts me to shame.

    Welcome Spring! I am so grateful to know you again.
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        03-21-2013, 07:15 PM
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    Banned
    ^lol, I like what you did there, Tinyliny.

    Just wanted to mention the chicken wire might cut into the tomatoes when they become heavily in bloom. We use stakes, with bailing twine stretched between them, and we interweave the tomato plants into the bailing twine as they grow. :)

    This method works well with-- well, weve planted just about every kind of tomato, including grapes, and spoon tomatoes. It also works well for beans, peppers, or anything that needs support.

    How we wrap the twine around the stakes is-- we go from one side to the other-- say we start by wrapping the twine on the left side of the stakes, when you wrap the second, wrap it to the opposite side, and so fourth-- continue up the other side, and do it again-- by that I mean, when you get to the end come back up the row of stakes, and do the same thing.. Kinda a lot of work, but totally worth it.
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        03-21-2013, 11:27 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    PICS?! I just started my Jiffy Garden so no sprouts here yet.
         
        03-22-2013, 09:56 AM
      #8
    Yearling
    I'll have pic up as son as I get back from lunch, the manchild NEEDED my camera cord for god knows what.

    Sorry saddlebag, im just excited! And tiny, I have no idea if I can keep a plant growing, so don't go too fast!

    Thank you toto!!! The tomatoes havent sprouted yet, but ill have to do something like that for the cucumbers at some point right? I have "big boy" tomatoes :) the name made me giggle.

    Im going to be giving a couple of my sproutlings as Easter presents, but hopefully im going to have an awesome little garden soon!
         
        03-22-2013, 02:04 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    Piccys!

    How do I resize pictures?
         
        03-22-2013, 03:52 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    Got it, here y go!!!

    Tall ones are the cucumber :) and the other potted ones are cilantro.

    The one still I the seeder is parsley.

    O I fibbed a bit, no oregano. Tomato, cucumber, basil, rosemary, CILANTRO and parsley. ;)

    And the last pot is my wildflowers!!
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