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2012 seed planting

04-08-2012 09:42 AM by jroot | 10 comments »

1st planting March 25- a lot of hostas, R.O.S., tropical hibiscus ( only 2 of which have sprouted ), hardy hibiscus ( 7 have sprouted )forgot to take pictures or post 2nd Planting April 8, 2012I started my 2nd batch of seeds this morning ( Many from several GT friends) :ImpatiensRose of SharonGlobe ThistleThistle from our trip to ItalyCosmosColeusCanterbury BellsSnap DragonsRosary Pea4 o’clocks This afternoon, also started:FoxgloveOrnamental KaleHuckleberryOkraAstersPetuni...

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Garden Journey 2011 #7: October-November

11-19-2011 02:20 AM by justjoel | 6 comments »

We had some surprisingly nasty cold weather (in the low 20s several nights in a row) the last couple of weeks of October, and though covered, it finished off my basil, legumes and tomatoes. Still had plenty of basil and tomatoes that I could have harvested too, so that really bummed me out, man. I did get to make a triple batch of pesto before it hit, but that was for and event – didn’t get a chance to make any to freeze for later use or gifts.The tomatoes were coming in fine just before the ...

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Our Wildlife Visitors #2: Finches

09-18-2011 03:49 AM by justjoel | 5 comments »

I’ve mentioned in some other entry about the Goldfinches stripping the lower leaves of my sunflowers, now some cousin or other is taking care of the flowers and seeds themselves. I hope they leave me enough seeds to replant next year (I got the seeds for these from dead-heading some flowers outside my daughter’s pre-school last year). I hope to plant these in several other places around the yard next year, maybe mixed with some other sizes and such – they’re just so da...

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Garden Journey 2011 #6: Early September

09-13-2011 05:11 AM by justjoel | 9 comments »

August was a busy month, in and out of the garden. First I’ll dispense with… Out of the garden (and this is just basically the weekends): there was a visit from my older brother and my father (who brought me one of his hand-crafted whirligigs), a birthday party for my daughter/garden helper, a (sort of vampire-themed) surprise birthday party for my wife (who had her last infusion of poison this month), a great day trip to Lake Tahoe with some great friends, and then four days a...

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Garden Journey 2011 #5: August

08-09-2011 04:26 AM by justjoel | 7 comments »

Well, I let June finish and July slip by without updating this, so things have grown a bit since last time I was here, especially the gourds. The “fancy mix” ones on the back trellis were doing so well I had to extend the trellises up some and remove two of the plants (that I expected to do). Got these former arch pieces for free from a garage sale when I bought something else; all I did was ask, “what were those things?” Gourd flower and a bee doing thei...

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Hydroponics on the cheap for a beginner #1: Getting started...collecting supplies

08-01-2011 08:36 AM by Jimthecarver | 4 comments »

To begin, I am in no way a pro in hydroponics. A search for a how to video on youtube showed many ways to grow your own veggies hydroponically. I decided to try the bucket bubbler type of hydro system. It uses a grey or black bucket a lid, 12” piece of 3/4 pvc, end cap, air pump for a fish aquarium, air stone, 1/4” tubing, and a small grow basket or I used a gardening runoff grate cap for a four” pipe.I will take pics of the build process and hopefully inspire others to try ...

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Garden Journey 2011 #4: (Early June)

06-10-2011 02:14 AM by justjoel | 7 comments »

Well, the legumes (sugar snap peas, Royal Burgundy bush beans, and Blue Lake pole beans) that my little Sweet Pee planted are all poking up now, as are a row of green onions, the Genovese basil, and second plantings of carrots and my lettuce mix. The family didn’t like whatever the spiky one was (endive, I think), so I’ll be removing that and will then thin it out of the next group. And I’ve got those waskelly raspberries in the ground in a spot that needs a lot more sun (hope the wabb...

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My Sweet Pea Leaves are

05-13-2011 12:08 PM by Vallyncia | 2 comments »

I started some sweet peas inside this spring and moved them outside without “hardening them off”. I did this because sweet pea vines are challenging to move and because I was eager to get some plants on my balcony. The plants seem to be doing okay – they haven’t grown much but they are still green and healthy with no apparently sign of disease. However, the leaves are turning reddish and I have no idea why. I Googled it and there was nothing for “sweet peas + red...

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04-25-2011 07:12 PM by Trumpetvine | 18 comments »

Well, here goes….I am really unsure about how to do things here on Garden tenders yet, so I hope I do this right & put it in the right format. I love COLEUS & am trying to gather as many different varieties as I can this summer. I love the pops of color that they add to the shade beds. This 1st pic is of a variety named ALABAMA This next one is called PINEAPPLE This one is RED RUFFLES This is RAINBOW MIX This is STAINED GLASS This is RED KONG This is WIZARD MIX I don̵...

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Spring Planting #1: Spring is here to stay

04-22-2011 11:15 AM by chscholz | 7 comments »

It’s been an unusually cold winter and a long spring here in TX. Average last frost is March 15 but this year we had the last frost late Feb. if I recall correctly. It is the buy time of the year; most vegetables are translated in the yard and we see the first flowers.What’s new this year as compared to last year? increased the garden by a fair amount by taking out more lawn had the trees trimmed to get more sun bought rain water barrels planted more pepper seeds, plant...

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