A Little Done - A Lot To Do

My first plants of the year LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (118527)
Switzerland
April 15, 2016 8:28am CST
Yesterday, I have spent several hours pulling out the weeds from the vegetable garden, I do not want to use any kind of chemical. This morning I have dug the garden beds to loosen the soil and early in the afternoon I have added some plants. I have started by planting basil, hot peppers and tomatoes. The lettuces are already grown up and many herbs are perennial, so no need to take care of them. Tomorrow I will add some more plants. This is a perfect season to work outside, sunny and yet not too warm. Do you like gardening?
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@Asylum (46816)
• Manchester, England
15 Apr 16
No, I hate gardening, which is too much like hard work for me.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
I do not consider gardening a work, but an exercise. Seen this way the back pain and muscles ache sounds healthy.
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@Asylum (46816)
• Manchester, England
15 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I shall stick to mowing the lawn when necessary.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
@Asylum My lawn looks horrible, if tomorrow it does not rain, I am going to mow it. I have to check if I have enough petrol to fill the mower.
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@sharon6345 (106464)
• United States
15 Apr 16
I love it but have no where to do it.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
It is a shame, I love so much to work outside and to see my plants grow.
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@miniam (9304)
• Bern, Switzerland
15 Apr 16
Me too l dont have space
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• United States
15 Apr 16
@miniam we have a postage stamp sized space, well maybe even smaller and are able to get the rosemary, crocuses, thyme, and daffodils enjoying each others growing spots-- do you have a little room for anything ?
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@Platespinner (18073)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Apr 16
I need to get busy with some gardening. We are almost past the average last frost date and the weather is looking good temperature wise for the next couple of weeks, so I'll be setting my tomatoes outside and getting some other things started very soon. The lettuces should be ready to start harvesting in another week or two!
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
I had the little plants in the greenhouse, usually mid-April is a good time to move the plants outside. I hope to be lucky.
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
15 Apr 16
@LadyDuck You are a lucky lady if you have a greenhouse!
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@marlina We have built a small one two years ago, behind the house in an area protected from the wind and cold. It's small, but enough to grow some plants.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
15 Apr 16
I love how you have your plants set apart and staked. Yes i do like gardening but it is hard for me to do anymore.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
I hope I have spaced enough the tomatoes, last year I have planted them too close.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
15 Apr 16
@LadyDuck You have to give them lots of room to branch themselves out.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@Marcyaz I usually plant cherry tomatoes, they do not need a lot of space, but last year I planted two Roma tomatoes and they became very big.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
15 Apr 16
looking very neat and good your little veggie garden. I have all my chilies in pots and my parsley and chives as well - No tomatoes
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
I have planted more parsley, but I still have the one I planted last year. The mint is spreading like crazy.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
15 Apr 16
@LadyDuck My mint is slow to grow - Inge says I should plant it at my tap
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@Inlemay I made the mistake not to contain the mint, now I have to pick up plenty of mint plants in spring or it will take over all the garden.
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@cacay1 (32062)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Apr 16
I like it , but we do not have space in our yard. We have land but planted with coconuts in the province, plus I no longer have time to do gardening. i am in school Monday to Friday.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I know that the time is a problem, even a little garden takes a lot of time.
• United States
15 Apr 16
i adore putterin' out'n the garden. still too early here to do such, though the bed's ready when the time comes. 'fter years'f drought, most've our schtuff's planted'n buckets to preserve's much moisture's possible.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
We had a dry winter, but enough rain from the beginning of March. I collect rain water in rain barrels. If during summer we should have water restriction, I am sure that I can take care of my veggies and flowers.
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• United States
16 Apr 16
@LadyDuck ya collect water also? i've been doin' that fer years myself, but sometimes it jest aint 'nough.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
@crazyhorseladycx We have rainy months, like November and April, t would be a shame to waste the water. Sometimes during summer we have water restrictions.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Apr 16
We hope the work out next to us will be done soon. The trucks in the alley have driven half way through my veggie garden, I need to get my garden in soon...
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I have noticed that the trucks are invading your space. I think that this year there is not so much you can do, may be next year.
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@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Apr 16
@LadyDuck They claim they will be done in two weeks but it's 15 days now and they are out there this morning making all kinds of noise. It's starting to bug me. It's not really that loud or at least not as loud and I anticipated it would be, but it's constant. From 7 am until 5 pm. We should be able to plant our veggies this year. I hope.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 Even if it takes the double, they will be done by the end of April, you are in time to plant plenty of veggies.
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• Preston, England
15 Apr 16
I hate gardening though I love the finished results
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I like to pick up my own vegetables, but there are days where I would give up gardening, it's a lot of hard work.
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• Preston, England
16 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I pick my own vegetables but only from the grocery stores and supermarket shelves, sometimes in tins
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@arthurchappell Most of the time I pick them up in stores too, even frozen.
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@allknowing (55132)
• India
15 Apr 16
Gardening is a part of my life in fact a major part of my life (lol)
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 16
I love to work outside, much more than staying in front of the computer.
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
15 Apr 16
@LadyDuck Same here, I won't be on the computer too much once the warm time comes.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@marlina I feel better when I can stay outside more hours. It's not very good for our health to sit in front of a monitor for too long.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Apr 16
that is a lovely looking garden, we always talk about having one, but never get around to it
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
Time by time I say to my husband that I want to stop growing vegetables, but when the nice weather comes I feel the need to plant some.
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I figure the time I stop working, I am going to have some containers set up and do the container or raised bed thing
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@Jessicalynnt I have seen several in place and they look great. I am starting some containers this year.
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@Juliaacv (22100)
• Canada
15 Apr 16
I love to garden, as does my husband. And we stay clear of chemicals also.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I do not want any chemical in my garden, there is no reason to grow your own vegetable and to add chemicals.
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@Juliaacv (22100)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I agree, we've never used chemicals on our vegetable or flower gardens.
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@TheHorse (51533)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Apr 16
I do use Miracle Gro Quick Start for some transplanting. It is said to reduce "transplant shock."
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Apr 16
Your garden is looking good. My wife is the green thumb at our house. This year she is going to try planting some rose bushes.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
I did not plant rose bushes, but I have found two beautiful plant of roses that have grown near our bamboo. I suppose the seed blew in our garden from the neighbor, he has many roses. Now I am curious to see which color the roses are.
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@DWDavis (11147)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
17 Apr 16
@LadyDuck How wonderful to be surprised by roses growing in your garden. Please share some pictures when they bloom.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 16
@DWDavis I will, I am checking the buds every morning, I cannot wait to see what's coming out.
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@BelleStarr (31177)
• Portland, Connecticut
16 Apr 16
I do but am not very good at it. I am considering getting a few plants this year
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I like to plant some vegetables, it's a great satisfaction when it's the moment to pick them up.
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@TheHorse (51533)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Apr 16
I think I'm going to pick up some Roma tomato starts today. I've been inspired by this post and the comments.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
18 Apr 16
@TheHorse I suggest you to do, the tomatoes are my biggest satisfaction. I even pick up some green to make fried green tomatoes.
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@PainsOnSlate (19021)
• Canada
16 Apr 16
I love to garden but its still too cold here to plant. We usually plant by May 1rt.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 16
We usually wait until May, but this is a warm year, a lot warmer than usual. Anyway I have ready vegetable covers in case of cold nights.
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@TheHorse (51533)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Apr 16
I start early here in CA and let the weather determine what grows when.
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• United States
15 Apr 16
I like it only not very good at it so mum really assists and teaches me very year; did you start the basil, hot peppers and tomatoes in the house as seedlings before transplanting to well-tilled garden ?
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I learned a lot from my grandmother, when I spent my vacation in her country home. Yes I started the basil, peppers and tomatoes in the house, then I moved the very small plants in the greenhouse, now, little by little, I am moving them in the garden.
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@TheHorse (51533)
• Pleasant Hill, California
17 Apr 16
@LadyDuck That sounds kind of like my process.
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@josie_ (4470)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
I like gardening but the plants do not seem to cooperate with me. I have better luck with words. All I need is a seed of an idea. It is allowed to germinate in the fertile part of the brain. The bud then blossom into maturity producing the desired yield. I don't mind getting my hands dirty but sadly I don't have a "green thumb"
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
When I started the vegetable garden, all the members of my family laughed at me asking if I planned to work in high heels (). I proved that I do not care getting my hands dirty. I love to work in my garden and I love to pick up my fresh vegetables.
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@SHOHANA (7104)
• Bangladesh
16 Apr 16
yes, i love gardening and i had one when i was a kid, now i have no place to live permanent and can't think of gardening
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
I imagine that you miss a small garden where to grow some veggies and flowers.
@divssri (991)
• Bangalore, India
16 Apr 16
I like gardening rather I love it.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
It's a hard work, but you can see gardening like a hobby, a very healthy hobby.
@Namelesss (1003)
• United States
15 Apr 16
I would love to have a beautiful garden like that. I need raised beds though, my yard is underwater and I have a black thumb. I think of gardening and mowing as puttering round the great outdoors. Both are relaxing.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
Gardening is a healthy way to relax. I am planning to built raised beds, my neighbor has started this year, I will check how his plants are doing. Raised beds are so much better for the back and the weeds spread less.
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