Let-Us Entertain You!

United States
March 31, 2017 10:54am CST
The weatherman says there is no further chance of a frost so we are taking him at his word. We went to the local co-op and got our initial plantings. We love the red leaf lettuce and they were buy-one-get-one free. This will be just part of my husband's lettuce collection - the man loves his lettuce! I spotted broccoli called 'stir-fry broccoli' so I had to get a six pack of that. I am the broccoli eater in this house so 6 plants will provide me with enough (gas)..... We do so well with our mushroom mulch raised bed that 2 tomato plants are far more than enough. We have one Big Boy and one Better Boy. I guess we have a male garden Ha Ha! No planting quite yet. The garden has to be turned over and that won't happen until tomorrow after it dries a little. For now we can dream of fresh lettuce and tomato salads Photo is mine.
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Mar 17
yes its time now to pant veggie gardens but alas I have no ground Im stuck in a retirement center so here I am.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
Maybe you can have a small pot with something in it - do you have good windows with space for a plant?
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill no sill on the picture widopw lol
• United States
31 Mar 17
@Hatley sorry.
@marlina (77778)
• Canada
31 Mar 17
Good luck with the future planting and a good crop.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
Thanks, we are hoping so too.
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• Greece
31 Mar 17
Last week I bought some plants for the window boxes, the old ones had been killed by the frost and even our bushes took a blasting from the wind and the sleet. Hopefully we will be able to undo some of the damage and enjoy a good summer flowering.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
We try to wait until mid April but since the weatherman is so sure no more frost we will blame him if things go bad! Good luck with your window boxes.
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@sueznewz2 (10132)
• Alicante, Spain
1 Apr 17
all soinds good to me... hope the weathermen are right...
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• United States
1 Apr 17
We do too. Weird, will be 80 tomorrow and 56 Friday.
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@sueznewz2 (10132)
• Alicante, Spain
1 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill yeah.. they're big variations aren't they... we don't get such big changes in temp here..
• United States
1 Apr 17
@sueznewz2 technically it's still spring so 80 is way above normal.
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@HazySue (22972)
• United States
31 Mar 17
I love planting fresh vegetables. We like the red lettuce, iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes (big boy), squash, and onions. I can't wait to eat them.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
We don't eat onions but if we grew them they needed to be in the ground a while ago. Squash - we had so many that I have a freezer full and no need to plant more this year.
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@HazySue (22972)
• United States
31 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill we planted the a couple of moths ago - the onions, that is. We tend to eat a lot of squash.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
@HazySue My husband won't eat squash or broccoli or carrots or - so many other veggies. Since I have a lot in the freezer I'll skip the squash this year.
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• Eugene, Oregon
31 Mar 17
We like the red leaf a lot too, and when it dries out some we will plant the lettuce and arugula starts that Anne got ready.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
We will probably plant red leaf lettuce three more times...well into October we will have it. Enjoy yours!!!
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
1 Apr 17
Good luck with the planting. I usually have to bring the seeds on in my greenhouse first. The slugs eat the lettuce so I stick to tomatoes now.
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• United States
1 Apr 17
I guess we are lucky, not even the bunnies eat our lettuce.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
1 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill Perhaps I should try red leaf too.
• India
31 Mar 17
With all that you will certainly have a garden full of nice veggies. Kitchen gardening is too much fun.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
I don't do the work my husband does, so I just enjoy the food!
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• India
1 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill that's even better.
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@sugartoes (42449)
• Greencastle, Indiana
31 Mar 17
I wouldn't trust the weather man, cause about the time you do the weather will change & you are like w t ? & there goes the plants.
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• United States
31 Mar 17
The lettuce can take cold, the tomato plants we can cover if push comes to shove.
@ridingbet (59325)
• Philippines
1 Apr 17
wow, those leafy vegetable certainly are good for salads as appetizers. i am just sad because i cannot eat green leafy veggies.
• United States
1 Apr 17
Why can't you eat them?
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@ridingbet (59325)
• Philippines
2 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill green leadfy vegetables have high vitamin K content, and this is contraindicated for those who take anticoagulants like Coumadin, of which i maintain this every evening.
• United States
2 Apr 17
@ridingbet I know if you are on coumadin you can't eat green veggies. My husband's uncle took it.
@LadyDuck (175633)
• Switzerland
1 Apr 17
I have started turning over an area of the garden yesterday, I wanted to continue today, but my back hurts, so I am going to skip one day. I told my husband that this year it will be three plants of tomatoes (1 pear shaped, 1 cherry, 1 round) only 1 zucchini a few hot peppers and nothing else.
• United States
1 Apr 17
Sounds like you are downsizing also. With our small space we try to cram too much in so we won't be doing that this year. Careful with that back.
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@LadyDuck (175633)
• Switzerland
1 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill I do not want to spend hours in summer to water the veggies. Most of the time we have to donate half of what we grow because it's too much. I see no reason to work for something we do not use. I took a hot bath, my back is better now.
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• United States
1 Apr 17
@LadyDuck My husband waters every day - but he makes sure to water at the base of the plants so he isn't using much water. As long as watering is consistent it doesn't matter when or how many times. The photo is from a garden two homes prior to this one - it was 50 x 50 and it was amazing check out the sunflowers!
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
31 Mar 17
I hear these words, and always think, gee I wish I could figure all this out!
• United States
31 Mar 17
Figure out what?
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• Centralia, Missouri
31 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill gardening and so forth. Right now I have 2 beds out front, well three really, that are over grown, I dont know exactly where to start to get them looking nice.
• United States
1 Apr 17
@Jessicalynnt Well, you roll up your sleeves and get busy - maybe post a photo of it so we know what you are dealing with.
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@AmbiePam (50049)
• United States
1 Apr 17
A big lettuce lover; I wonder if that's rare. I wish I were addicted to lettuce or broccoli. Maybe not addicted, but you know what I mean.
• United States
1 Apr 17
We eat salad every day - in winter we have to buy lettuce, so its nice to grow it and eat it for free.
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@AmbiePam (50049)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@AbbyGreenhill That sounds great.
@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
31 Mar 17
I wish i liked vegetables and gardening.
• United States
31 Mar 17
Veggies are good for you!
@Courtlynn (55025)
• United States
31 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill maybe but I'm perfectly healthy without.
@mom210 (6773)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 Mar 17
I hope we can pull ours together this year. We did not do one last year the tiller was broke. Hubby worked on it a little but it is still not fixed. Good luck with your garden.
• United States
31 Mar 17
Thanks...Good luck with you r tiller.
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@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
31 Mar 17
I think we are not safe until May 1 st here. I am not sure if I want a garden or not but I am at least thinking about it.
• United States
31 Mar 17
When we lived in Jersey we planted in may
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@Corbin5 (115522)
• United States
31 Mar 17
You will have a bounty of good things to eat with that garden!!!
• United States
31 Mar 17
Yes, can't wait - of course it will be a long time for the 'maters!
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
31 Mar 17
Good luck with your future garden!
• United States
31 Mar 17
Thanks, I don't do the work I just enjoy the fruits of my husband's labor!!
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• Malaysia
3 Apr 17
Aww~ That's a lovely bag of lettuces! I bet your garden will turn out magnificent.
• United States
2 Apr 17
Ohh the salad looks so good and even better they're buy one get one. Where was the broccoli underneath?