Plans for spring planting

@Rohvannyn (3115)
United States
January 4, 2017 11:10am CST
Now that I have a place with a decent patio, and a dirt patch all around it, I'm going to plant some things this spring. I can't really put anything in the dirt because it's plain hardpan, but I can put really big pots up on bricks away from the ants and such. The plan is to get two dwarf blood orange trees, one meyer lemon tree, one lemon eucalyptus to put by the back door and keep the bugs away, two pots of tomatoes, and at least one pot of peppers. The only tough part is to find types of tree that are authorized to grow in my area- certain forms of citrus can't be grown because of fears or spreading blight and unwanted hybridization. It's a pain but it can be gotten around.
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4 Jan 17
Have fun.
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
5 Jan 17
Oh, I will.
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5 Jan 17
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@Corbin5 (123110)
• United States
4 Jan 17
Once you get around what you can plant, then you can go ahead and have a great time with those plantings. I love to care for plants and watch them thrive due to the care I give them. Very rewarding pursuit.
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
5 Jan 17
I'm especially looking forward to having small trees, so once they get established I won't have to be weeding them constantly.
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@Jessicalynnt (47878)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Jan 17
there are all kinds of plans out there for vertical and potted gardens and stuff!
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
7 Jan 17
Oh, yeah, some of those look neat. I want mine to be a bit clunky and all in individual pots that can be moved around, so I can rearrange things if I have to.
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• Centralia, Missouri
8 Jan 17
@Rohvannyn heh, pots on wheels
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
8 Jan 17
@Jessicalynnt I might do something like that - get a dolly for the bigger pots.
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@JudyEv (142030)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 17
Old untended orchards here are always bull-dozed and destroyed because of the risk of disease spreading to the commercial orchards.
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
5 Jan 17
That kind of makes sense, though it's sad - it would be sadder still if blight spread. It can happen a lot with introduced species, I hear.
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@JudyEv (142030)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 17
@Rohvannyn Western Australia has very strict rules about bringing plants and fruit into the state. Mostly you can't, not even from the other Australian states.
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@sallypup (30136)
• Moses Lake, Washington
4 Jan 17
Your plans make my heart sing. I've always wanted a gardener for a daughter. You know I can't breathe unless I have a jungle of sorts near me. I'm delighted with this post.
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
5 Jan 17
Ha ha, I'll have to show you pictures once I have something green in pots. This is so much nicer than the tiny balcony at the old place. I've taken it upon myself to tend the little oleander bush that's in front of my parking space too.
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@sallypup (30136)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Jan 17
@Rohvannyn Another fantastic answer. I wish you luck.
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@paigea (22674)
• Canada
5 Jan 17
Gardeners are forever planning. Enjoy!
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@Rohvannyn (3115)
• United States
5 Jan 17
Yeah, and I never was much of a gardener. So this will be fun!
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