Off to Start Our Garden!

United States
May 17, 2009 10:57am CST
We are getting ready to head to the community garden spot. We started a few plants from seed about 3 weeks ago and they are ready to plant. Not to sure how soggy the area will be though as it rained last night. The only good thing about that is we won't have to worry about watering today! How does your garden grow?
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
17 May 09
This year, my husband invested in a load of good topsoil mixed with mushroom compost and other goodies that's supposed to grow anything. He laid down some aged railroad ties to form a long row of raised bed to plant things in. We put some plants in last week, and so far they look good. Tonight it's supposed to frost, so we're going to have to cover them. One other improvement this year is that we have a soaker hose in place so I won't have to stand there and water the garden every time. So far, I've got tomatoes, peppers, green beans, onions, squash, and cucumbers planted. I also have one eggplant to see if I can grow it here. If it does well, I'll plant some more. Good luck with your garden, I hope it all grows well.
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@GardenGerty (99221)
• United States
17 May 09
We put a soaker hose in as I planted my veggies, and I am going to be so pleased with the result. I know they will grow bigger and healthier.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
18 May 09
We now have a timer on the soaker hose to make things even easier. It's great! Last night it went down into the 20's, but we did have the plants covered, and only a few had a touch of frost.
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@GardenGerty (99221)
• United States
17 May 09
I have lots of tomatoes, basil and peppers and I will probably keep it that way for awhile. Tomatoes and peppers are what I will use the most of, so I wanted a good supply.I think the recurring rain has been a real blessing, as they are not in a low lying area to drown.
• United States
17 May 09
I sodded my whole lawn and planted quite a few different flowering plants last year. I had forgotten what different varieties they all so were I am enjoying seeing them all come into bloom. It is like getting a new surprise every day.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
17 May 09
Reminds me of that old nursery rhyme, Mary Mary, Quite contrary how does your garden grow! Sorry to digress! In answer to your question my friend our garden grows full of weeds! We have a very big garden as soon as we have cleared one part of the garden go to clear another part the first part is full of weeds! When there is only one person doing all the garden, namely me, I am fighting a losing battle, sadly my father has no interest in the garden so it's left to me, I do my best and clear enough ground so that mum can grow some vegetables, I try to get out in the garden once a week, weather permittable. The ground is lovely and soft, we are fortunate in the earth is very easy to turnover. I am sure vegetables grown from your own garden are far more tastier and enjoyable than shopbought! Happy gardening!
• United States
17 May 09
Thankfully my hubby will be taking care of the garden during the daytime while I am at work. This will keep the weeds at bay (hopefully).
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
24 May 09
I miss doing a Garden. It can be so Fun getting to grow your own Vegetables and to watch them grow, and then be able to eat them afterwards. Back when I was growing up we always had a Garden, and I miss the Fresh Tomatoes, Radishes, Carrots, Lettuce, and corn. Maybe eventually I will be able to live in a place where I can have a garden again soon.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
18 May 09
What a wonderful idea. Many congratulations. I have added to my vegetables too. Am putting in snow peas in pots tomorrow. I am reaping tomatoes now. I have potatoes growing, pumpkin, cho cho (vegetable) bananas, plantain, sugar cane, hot peppers (for seasoning) and I need to plant some yams too. Trust me - it all helps with the vegeatble bills! will you share what you grow with each other? I do have coconut trees and a breadfruit tree and several almond trees too.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
18 May 09
We've got tomato plants but because of wild animals, we can't grow vegetables. A friend suggested (racoon piss but I don't think any of us are too eager to use that, lol. Well Happy Gardening to you!
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
18 May 09
My garden didn't need watering for the last 2 weeks, because of rain and thunder. It is going finally to be warm and nice in the next 10 days, I can not wait...
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@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
18 May 09
I use alot of green manure and like water them often so as to give it a green outlook to my garden
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@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
18 May 09
we cleared and cut down a really old overgrown bush that was dying in my garden in my front yard and the soil underneath is rich and there is now plenty of room for me to start a vegetable garden. i am going to plant tomatoes and cucumbers to start and then take it from there. it will help with my grocery bill and i will have fresh vegetables all the time for health purposes and to stay on my diet.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
18 May 09
That is nice to hear. We planted some tomatoes, green onions and leaf lettuce this year. My lettuce and onions did really well but I am still waiting for my tomato plants to do something. There is blooms but no fruit yet.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
18 May 09
Oh lucky you!!!LOL On Thursday we had an inch of snow fall and today Sunday it's been raining all day. The farmers here are having quite a job trying to do their seeding. Our weather has just been the pitz.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
17 May 09
Part of my garden is growing on its own. Chives, onions, oregano, and marjorum are all up and pretty high. We usually don't plant up here until Memorial day. So there will be a few days before we will be putting seeds in the ground. Sounds like you're having fun. Can't wait until we do, too.
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
17 May 09
My son has our garden in already. Its been about two weeks now. We have a frost warning tonight. hopefully everything will be fine. good luck with your garden, I am so looking forward to pickin and eating the fresh vegies.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
17 May 09
I don't have a garden.....just my flower beds and that makes me happy....I live alone so most of it would be wasted if I had one though I have toyed with the idea of having a few tomato plants...just because I love tomatoes!
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