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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

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GARDENING QUESTION FOR GARDENING CREW 🍃

 

@LindaB671 and @RosemaryF433825 and @aruzinsky and @AaronA108617 and @TheSuzyQ 

 

If you use seeds, where do you get them from? Thanks.

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A few years ago, I bought vegetable seeds from the University of Hawaii's seed program:

 

https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/seed/

 

I got some interesting varieties but sadly didn't have very good luck only because I am the world's worst gardener — I didn't know I had to prune the tomato plants. I ended up with very tall (over 12'!) healthy plants that didn't yield many tomatoes. 

 

But I thought it was interesting that the university was offering, to the public, these varieties they developed. Their $1.50 packets of seeds had more than enough for the backyard gardener.

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@AvocadoDog  Good for you for giving the seeds a try, from Hawaii no less! Sorry they didn’t exactly work out as you had hoped.

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@Anonymous   I get mine from all over....anywhere from a garden center at Lowe's to even harvesting seeds from my own plants.  Then I put those from my own plants in the refrigerator over winter, and get them out next Spring and plant them.

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This will make my Question of the Week on GMO Tuesday!!!...

I actually have my own seed bank...

As to where to purchase quality seeds I usually try to find organic type seed outlets in the local area...so depending1O.jpg on where you are located....

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@AaronA108617 wrote:

This will make my Question of the Week on GMO Tuesday!!!...

I actually have my own seed bank...

As to where to purchase quality seeds I usually try to find organic type seed outlets in the local area...so depending1O.jpg on where you are located....


💥Thanks @AaronA108617 and luv your picture 😁💥

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I usually get mine from the local garden store. You can also get them from seed catalogs, home stores, Walmart, Target or Amazon. Some grocery stores even have them.

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@LindaB671 wrote:

I usually get mine from the local garden store. You can also get them from seed catalogs, home stores, Walmart, Target or Amazon. Some grocery stores even have them.


💥Thanks @LindaB671 😁💥
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Mail order or online from companies such as Burpee or Twilley.  I get about 7 catalogs in the mail every year, some from companies I never ordered from.  Occasionally, I buy seeds on Ebay, especially from a seller in Russia.

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Mail order or online from companies such as Burpee or Twilley.  I get about 7 catalogs in the mail every year, some from companies I never ordered from.


💥Thanks @aruzinsky 😁💥

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You can see in these photos what the farmer has been up to in the field by my house today. I love the look of round bales in a field on a summer day.

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I am so jealous @LindaB671 

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@Anonymous  Strong winds often bring snow across that same field in the winter. As you know, there are pros and cons wherever you live!

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@LindaB671 wrote:

@Anonymous  Strong winds often bring snow across that same field in the winter. As you know, there are pros and cons wherever you live!


💥Lol, well I guess I will be jealous now but not in Winter @LindaB671 😂🤣💥

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💥Cute garden signs attached💥

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@Anonymous    Hahahahahaha!  "I don't remember planting this....."  ME!!!!!

Thanks for the cute garden signs!!!!

 

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Tip: Add a security blanket to your garden.

Whether you use burlap sacks, straw, leaf litter, wood chips or a few inches of finished compost, mulching your garden helps retain moisture, suppress weeds and mitigate temperature swings. Organic types of mulch have the added benefit of releasing nutrients back into the soil as they slowly decompose.  (Fornari)  🌱

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So many weeds, so little thyme

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@AaronA108617  YEP!   Gotta have a kitty to supervise when you are gardening!   👍

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💥Monday - June 14, 2021💥

 

 

TO: THE GARDENING CREW

@LindaB671 and @RosemaryF433825  and @aruzinsky and @TheSuzyQ and @AaronA108617 

 

  • Have you used a Rain Barrel for your garden?
  • If yes, any tips tp share?

Thanks 😁

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@AnonymousNo, I have never used a rain barrel.

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@LindaB671 wrote:

@AnonymousNo, I have never used a rain barrel.


💥@LindaB671 thank you for responding 😁💥

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@Anonymous    I have not used a rain barrel for my garden since all of my downspouts are ground level.  (Sorry, Angela!)   

 

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@RosemaryF433825 wrote:

@Anonymous    I have not used a rain barrel for my garden since all of my downspouts are ground level.  (Sorry, Angela!)   

 


💥Thanks for responding @RosemaryF433825 😁💥

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When  I look at something I see "Planter"...that said,...

Anything in a container...plenty of drainage...IMHO...that is the biggest issue with any container gardening/farming....

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@AaronA108617   I do many times too, Aaron....especially during the Springtime and I am getting things together for my gardening.  It's really amazing how many cool things you can turn into planters and make your garden/yard look that much more interesting.

I also like funky little things to place in among my flowers too!  

 

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I will be posting more photos soon of the current project I'm working on. I have posted about 50 new ones on the website...

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@AaronA108617 wrote:

When  I look at something I see "Planter"...that said,...

Anything in a container...plenty of drainage...IMHO...that is the biggest issue with any container gardening/farming....


💥Interesting @AaronA108617 💥

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