How's your garden grow?

Seeds Started - Finally got the garden started indoors.
@webeishere (36377)
United States
March 27, 2009 11:10am CST
Well this photo shows my garden started finally. I got off my virtual farm online and finally got the seeds started. Ive sweet corn, banana peppers, 2 types of beans, cukes, pickles, zuchinnisquash, brocholi, tomatoes, and others planned. I never realized how many plants I truely grow each year. This box has 72 things for seeds, and I used them all and still need more planted. Does your garden get bigger than your eyes? Do you over do it when it comes time to plant etc? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dragon54u (30874)
• United States
27 Mar 09
That looks like just what I need! Mom used egg cartons when I was little but I don't eat real eggs so I don't have cartons. How much do those little things you are using cost? Above all, I want to be cost conscious, that's the whole idea of the garden!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I got the package at WalMart and it was like under $5. I want to say it ws $4. But they go fast when they have them in stock. These are biodegradable so when ready I just cut/seperate the compartments, then stick them in the ground outside. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@dragon54u (30874)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Thanks! That's exactly what I want and need and the price is right! I need to get a few seeds, too, I have a lot saved from vegetables I've eaten this winter but I don't have any green beans. I don't know if I want corn or not.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
27 Mar 09
They also carry "American Seeds" packets and they're just 20 cents a pack. But those go soooo fast in March. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Darkwing (21591)
27 Mar 09
Pete's Giant Tomato (lol) - Pete holding his giant tomato in the pub.
Wow... you grow a great variety of vegetables my friend. Unfortunately, I don't have a big enough garden for vegetables but I have lovely neighbours both sides, who often give me various bits and pieces, and there's a local guy lives down the lane, who gives me all sorts of small herbs, plants and vegetables. I have a pic of him somewhere with a giant tomato he grew. I'll post it! Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I also plan on bell peppers, cauliflower, acorn squash and whom knows what else. Now I've never grown a tomato as big as that. I've had huge zuchoinni though. They don't taste as good when they get too big though. Really tough. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Darkwing (21591)
28 Mar 09
Yeah, I daresay they would be. I guess the tomato was tougher than the regular sized ones as well. Good for cooking though, or even sliced, for a salad.
• United States
28 Mar 09
I love baby veggies they are so tender & juicy.
@KarenO52 (2952)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I'm all excited about my garden too. It hardly produced anything this year, but I'm getting a whole new thing going this year. If it does well, I might try to start from seed next year. For now, I'm putting in mostly plants from the nursery, already started. I want to try some heirloom plants so I can save the seeds.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I have to start from seed as the ground and air are only warm enough from late May until mid September. So it starts indoors in March or April. Once in awhile we get lucky and can plant outside in early April. Not often though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
27 Mar 09
Me and my family started growing stuff a couple months back since i live in Florida and it was time to start. We have three different types of tomatoes growing, some acorn squash, zucchini, peppers, corn, lettuce and some green beans. It is so much more fun to grow them at home then just going to a produce market and buying them. Its actually cheaper just to buy the seed's and do it at home anyways. Have fun with your garden. Happy Mylotting
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
27 Mar 09
We usually have about 6 varieties of tomatoes including a couple grape and cherry ones. Those are oput faves as we pick them and eat them as we are dpoing yard work. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Mar 09
On year we had a huge garden. We lived in the country and had a really good spot for it. We borrowed a tiller and my husband got it all ready then we planted all kinds of things. Only thing that didn't really do good for us was the corn.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Mine is not huge just large for a city garden I guess. I imagine there's plenty that are larger than mine. But I never realized exactly how much I plant reall. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@mummymo (23709)
27 Mar 09
Now come on AGB - that is a silly question to ask me - you know I would kill all the plants no matter how hard I tried! I do know that the other half and Niamh are going to be starting seeds off soon just not sure what or when! xxx
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27 Mar 09
Hi GRANDPA BOB, Thats a lot of seedling pots all read for the sprouting time and you wll be so busy, keep you out of mischief. Happy planting. Tamara
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Hey Grandpa Bob! How do you feel about shipping some of those wonderful veggies here to me in NY! I'll pay the shipping costs! I am so depressed already hearing about everyone planting their gardens and it isn't even summer yet! In fact, even if I wanted to we got this nasty note in our doors today from the landlord which we have never gotten before saying that no one is allowed to plant any type of gardens here on the property! I was shocked because some people plant flowers and have little flower gardens, no food stuff and now they won't even allow that!
• United States
28 Mar 09
Hey you can't even have it in little pots in your home near a window??? I am thinking about planting some plants in pots. I want one of those new tomato plants you hang upside down near a window.
• United States
28 Mar 09
i started growing things in my house and they are going good so far i cant wait to put them outside and watch them grow , i think its so neat to watch a tiny seed grow fruit or veggies my kids like to help so its a family thing we cant wait for every spring i live in pittsburgh so the weather hear wont let me put everything out side yet but i cant wait to watch my garden grow
@hotsummer (10077)
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
i have beautiful plants with beautiful flowers. but we didn't grow them . we just bought in a country side cause that is the easiest to have a beautiful garden. i don't like to plant seeds cause we have not been successful in growing up flowers from seeds. we don't have any idea on how to do it. anyways, i think it will depend on the soil type we have. and the climate and location. maybe our place which is the city is not the right place to grow plants or flowering plants specially from seeds specially to us who just grow plants by pots only.
• Philippines
28 Mar 09
I'm still germinating some seeds and it's a good season to plant now because it's summer here. I love to plant vegetables at this season but I have limited space. How I wish I have a bigger lot to plant.
@xParanoiax (7006)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Sounds like you've one of the "greenhouse box" thingies that my family bought this year. We've started only the stuffs that needed starting early. Filled all of the boxes...a few seeds each thing, and every single one of those seeds came up. I didn't expect it at all! I told myself,"I'll thank the powers above if a few of each thing comes up". And ALL of it came up. This is more luck than I needed, but I'm not upset...just overwhelmed. The dining room, where we started everything out, is now full of all those plants that came up. They're all transplanted now, into paper pots and the handful of pots we already had had stored in the garage...and the entire dining room if filled to the brim with plants. Every available surface is covered with them. These're more plants of these varieties than we need! So far we've sold a little over a flat's worth of them, but we expect to give away more. One of our closest neighbors has asked for a couple plants, so it looks hopeful that we won't be stuck with more than we can take care of xD We haven't gotten to digging outside yet. But that's next on our list of priorities. This April, I expect most of the work will be with the earth. In May, it'll be putting our plants outside, it'll be sowing the seeds that didn't need early starting. I'd go into the full list, but, we're not gardening so much as we're microfarming...and whenever I go into the list on mylot, it takes up more space than I should prolly take xD, so an abbreviated version; two kinds of beans (maybe three), zukes, cukes, couple kinds of squash (yes, including pumpkins), several varieties of peppers and tomatoes, eggplant, herbs, bushel gourds, cactai, melons, garden huckleberries, strawberries if they survived the winter, kohlrabi, brocoli, various greens, two kinds of corn, some edible flowers, and probably other things that I'm forgetting, heh. My dream, my dream is what grows despite my not daring to hope it'd do so. So much adventure, so many challenges ahead. It looks like I overdid it, despite my trying hard to be careful against both overdoing and underdoing, but maybe it'll turn out to be just enough? We'll see! I'm happy however it turns out.