Monthly Archives: February 2010

Heirloom seeds?

My brother was just here.  He told me to go to a nursery and get Heirloom seeds.  Not hybrid. Don’t know why.  That’s ok.  I’ll trust him.           Opinions?

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too late to plant Peas???

Mimi told me this today: “Farmer at Farmer’s Market here today verified that it is getting late to plant peas. You’re zone 7. He says as soon as possible!” So, what do I do???   We’ve had so much snow … Continue reading

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What a great blog!

I’ll be using this Bumblebee blog a lot.  So cute and tons of information! Thanks, Mimi!

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Hardiness Zones

What are Hardiness Zones? I keep running into this term when I’m researching plants.  I found Arborday.org and was able to look up my hardiness zone. Finally, I found out I’m a 7! “The Plant Hardiness Zones divide the United … Continue reading

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Frost Dates

Ok, so I need to know about frost dates so I don’t plant things too soon. We often get frost until mid April.  Why do I know this if I’ve never done a garden?  Because of Furniture Market.  It happens … Continue reading

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Where in the Yard to Plant?

Today was an absolutely perfect day to be out in the yard, 62* and sunny. Boy, does that bring on spring fever! So, I went walking around looking for the perfect spot for my garden. Where I want to plant … Continue reading

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So much to order, so little time!

Oh, my gosh. Jay Pridgen sent me this great site, Direct Gardening, as a source for reading and learning about lighting conditions for plants: “It’s a great resource for getting ideas.. I’ve ordered some plants but a few died &  … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Preplanned Vegetable Garden!

Last frost date around here is April 15.  DO NOT plant anything except cool weather stuff ( peas, broccoli, spinach cauliflower to name a few) before then. And don’t plant those until the very last of Feb or the first … Continue reading

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Blum's Farmer's & Planter's Almanac

Gardening – February 2010 Best Days To: Plant above ground crops: 16, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25 Plant root crops: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12 Plant flowers: 3, 4, 5, 24, 25 Transplant: 16, 17, 20 Seed beds: … Continue reading

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Thanks so much for all the information!

I’ve gotten so much feedback on Facebook in response to my cry for gardening help. My dear friend Mimi Pate absolutely jumped in with both feet and I’m going to post her suggestions and help here so I don’t forget … Continue reading

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