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Gardening Tips 🌱 Quotes 🌸 Signs❗️
Do you have a gardening tip to share? Do you have a gardening question? Do you know a garden related quote? How about a garden sign?
This is the place to share!
Tip: “Plant what you love, not what you think you should grow. You are much more likely to have success tending to a crop that you actually like.” 🌱
”To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn 🌸
Garden Sign: Free Weeds Pull Your Own ❗
Question: How do YOU pronounce PEONY? Do you say "pee'-uh-nee" (accent on the first syllable) or do you say "pee-oh'-nee" (accent on the second syllable). Please respond and indicate what part of the country you are from. I am conducting a survey on the correct pronunciation of one of my favorite flowers. This is a topic of heated conversation in our family at the moment lol 😆
FYI, I pronounce peony as "pee-oh'-nee". My daughter pronounces peony as "pee'-uh-nee". We live in the wild west. 🙂
Great idea @TheSuzyQ! It’s pee’-uh-nee for me in Upstate NY.
I have one: dandelion
Is it dan’-duh-lai-uhn or dan-dee-lai-uhn for you? I say it the first way, my dad said it the 2nd way. He’s been gone 24 years and I can still hear him say it!
Had to think about this one! I say it the first way: dan’-duh-lai-uhn. My husband says it the second way: dan-dee-lai-uhn. We have been saying dandelion for 5 minutes straight now and we have no idea why we say it the way we do lol.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
It’s what sunflowers do.” – Helen Keller
I’ve been gardening for about 50 years. My mom taught me the secret to gardening, “You get a lot of plants and some of them grow!”. Bottom line is to not be afraid to experiment. The best place to get plants is a group or friends who alike to share or trade like a garden club. When I moved to Bryan/College Station, TX I had visions of growing blueberries plus all the plants I had been growing south of Houston that like acidic soil. I’ve had to learn that we have clay alkaline soil here and our water is salty. Summers are brutal with temps above 100 for days. It has been a big adjustment.
I agree with everyone who said add compost. Also mulch which breaks down into compost, helps prevent weeds, and helps hold moisture. I pick up bags of leaves and grass clippings that people put out by the street- free compost materials! Embarrasses my children, but who cares!
I have green onions growing, and it’s all year round. They Love water, singing and talking to them. I also planted Kale last September from seed and it’s giving me endless leaves and yes, I sing, touch, water and talk with it too. Plants need that touch and water, sunshine and singing, so talk awayyyyyyyyyyyy L
Tip: Look for regionally adapted plant varieties.
”You’ll have better luck if you pick varieties that are meant for your region. Some are named after the locale in which they were bred. For example, ‘San Francisco Fog’ is a tomato that’s ideal for Bay Area summers. ‘King of the North’ is a red bell pepper bred in Maine and it grows well in cooler, shorter Northeast seasons. Utilize seed catalogs or pick up starter plants at your local farmer’s market.” Torpey 🌱
Great tip @LindaB671 ! Also consider regional seasons; when I moved to Denver from KC, neighbor advised don't plant until after Memorial Day, and I shook my head... until that late snow storm froze my tomato seedlings on Memorial Day eve :}
Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
I actually have a website...that discusses Gardening...life...recipes and the Constitution.
I've always taken a very wise mans advice...
If you want to be happy for a little while...get drunk
If you want to be happy for a long time...fall in love
If you want to be happy forever...take up gardening...
My father taught me how to grow pumpkins when I was four. I've had my hands in the dirt ever since. I chose the later...he was a pretty wise man
I make my own dirt...
Organic of course...
Not sure where you're located but you can usually find it through a community garden network or there are soil places that sell by the yard....to give you idea of a yard...one of those large bags you buy at HD is 2 cubic feet there are 13.5 of those bags in a yard....so it all depends on your needs as to where you want to purchase soil.
Tip: “The best soil suitable for vegetables includes a lot of compost and organic matter. Compost or black gold,as gardeners like to call it, contains the basic nutrients your plants need to grow your vegetables. It also adds organic matter back into the soil.” You can make your own compost with material such as leaves and peelings from your fruits and vegetables, or you can buy compost at your local nursery. Please see previous posts in this thread for more information. 🌱