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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 12-29-2008 07:57 AM 3446 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

12-29-2008 07:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: january

what do you do re: gardening in the month of January (please remember to state your Zone if it is not in your signature)

 

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-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

12-29-2008 08:36 AM

Okeee-Dokeee then.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

01-01-2009 03:33 PM

well okay then … I’ll be waiting … :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 9

01-06-2009 04:40 AM

Begin looking through catalogs and dreaming of the coming spring. Although I think I might need to begin some seeds this month. I began too late last year; so waiting to hear what others have to say on this issue.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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jroot

5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

01-06-2009 08:19 AM

  • Contemplate starting a Herb Garden for the Window.
  • Keep my geraniums going all winter
  • Start more geraniums from cuttings
  • Start my impatient plants from cuttings
  • check out the latest gardening cataloques

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

01-06-2009 08:53 AM

  • check out catalogues
  • check seeds from last year
  • order seeds needed

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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scottb

214 posts in 3755 days
hardiness zone 5

01-06-2009 08:07 PM

checking out seed catalogs…. and trying to narrow down what I’m gonna grow (and what I might get from a local CSA if we can get in)—the chocolate bell peppers from SSE (color, not flavor) sounds like a interesting addition to salads—
Trying to keep the Oregano, Sage and Rosemary alive inside. It’s sooo dry in the house.
I’m having a hard time keeping up with my hydroponic lettuce!
and I’m about to plant tomatoes, one or two for indoor enjoyment, and save the rest of the seeds to start later to put outside. Is it really only January 6th?

-- southern NH. - smack dab in the middle of 5a and 5b - with lots of shade and full sun, in all the wrong places.

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lulugardengirl

60 posts in 3504 days
hardiness zone 9

01-06-2009 08:12 PM

I’m in california so I do potatoes, Asparagus, horseradish …I’m zone 9 USDA and zone 14 in Western garden book.

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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

01-07-2009 08:46 AM

I look through all my seed catalogues again and again.Then I check my seeds to see if they are ok and they are singing “dream a little dream of me” while I check them.Now I am debating just when I should start setting up my grow stand and which ones I should start first.Next I will check my bulbs and tubers to see if they are ok and maybe start them soon too.I am also having a big debate in my head about what new items I want to add to the gardens this year especially the berm.Then I look out the window and it is snowing like crazy and I think naw maybe tomorrow.Today I gotta snow blow. :-)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

01-30-2010 08:20 AM

Start seeds by winter sowing.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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sharad

1671 posts in 3094 days
hardiness zone 11

01-30-2010 11:44 AM

Testing viability of seeds as follows. I don’t remember the source from where I got this.
Sharad

What you need:
• Paper towels
• Spray bottle
• Sealable plastic bag
• Permanent marker

It is sometimes very helpful to know the germination rate of seeds you recently purchased or have had in storage. This simple technique is used by commercial seed houses to check the viability of their seeds. You can easily do it yourself. Dampen a thick paper towel with warm water.
Next, spread 10 seeds on the paper towel. Carefully fold up the paper towel.

Place the dampened paper towel with the seeds in a plastic bag and seal it.

Use a permanent marker to record the date the seeds were placed on the towel. Place this plastic bag in a warm room until germination occurs.
Check this bag in one week and then again one week later. Most seeds will have germinated by then if they are viable. Using 10 seeds lets you easily calculate what percentage germinated. With that information, you know how thickly or thinly to sow your seeds to achieve the desired results.

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

01-31-2010 11:29 AM

Good idea Sharad.I have some seed that I should try this with.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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