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    03-14-2013, 01:04 AM
I don't think we are too hot, Tiny. Like I said, if we get over 95F in the summer, it's rare. We also have summer monsoons, which last from mid-June to mid-August, where it rains (sometimes quite a bit) almost every day.
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    03-14-2013, 01:07 AM
Originally Posted by autumnheart    
Maybe eventually you can get a goat! Are you overflowing with pets right now or something? (Lol)
We have two dogs (my 6yo Aussie/st Bernard mix and our 4.5-month-old Aussie/border collie/lab puppy) and one cat. Lol. And Aires...but he doesn't count because he's boarded, not on our propert (half an acre).
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    03-14-2013, 01:08 AM
That's not too bad! Right now I have fish, birds, rabbits, dogs, and a cat.
    03-14-2013, 01:12 AM
Originally Posted by autumnheart    
That's not too bad! Right now I have fish, birds, rabbits, dogs, and a cat.
We have a 75gal fish tank we're going to be setting up soon, but that doesn't count (according to my boyfriend lol) because fish aren't pets.
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    03-14-2013, 03:02 PM
Found this on my local CL. I know it's a TON of seeds, but I could use what I need, give some to my mom and then store the rest until next year, yes?

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    03-14-2013, 07:50 PM
That price seems very good. But I like choosing my seeds individually. We have a fairly short growing season, so 120 corn is useless but 85 day corn does good. Same with most of the other plants. I can pick and choose for my ground, weather, and growing season. But I suppose if they are local seeds they should be good for your area.
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    03-14-2013, 10:56 PM
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That is a good variety of seeds-the only thing I see missing is rosemary, but I think that can be started from another plant. (Most of my neighbor's have one near their door.) It's a plus that it's local seeds-should be everything you want. The price is really good.
    03-14-2013, 11:03 PM
I thought so too. My mom nearly had a heart attack when I told her the price, but you'd pay $2/packet for seeds in the store, so...
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    03-14-2013, 11:15 PM
I drop $35-$45 dollars per season on those $2 packets. Then the veggie an annual plant starts too $$$$$$. Do your research first though and talk to your county extension agent. You need to know your zone and from there you can determine which are the best varieties to grow in your area. Your county extension agent will also probably have a list of the best varieties already and will even tell you what soil admendments you will need.
If you use horse or cow manure it must be composted first and never use manures with root veggies or any veggy that will lie on the ground.
I livexin northwestern N.M. So we are likely in the same zone.Herbs love it here. They thrive in the dry heat and poor soil but some may need a bit of protection from the sun in the afternoon. So do not fertilize your herbs much.
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    03-16-2013, 02:06 PM
If the area you are planning on using is currently lawn, you've got a LOT of work to do. You need to strip the grass out otherwise you'll have it coming back & possibly choking out the stuff you planted. Then you'll have to till up the dirt. That is no easy chore! Weeding, watering, fertlizing, pest control..... I personally can not keep up with a garden with work, lessons & my own animals. It's easier to go to farmers market on Sunday

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