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Seed catalog time!!!
« on: February 08, 2014, 09:04:14 pm »
Anyone else excited by this?  The catalogs are arriving, and I'm going overboard planning my garden.  So far, I have Cook's Garden and Seed Savers Exchange.  Burpee and Richter's should be here any day now.

So, what will you grow?   I'm eyeing up lemon cukes and purple pod peas.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 10:50:39 pm »
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Anyone else excited by this?  The catalogs are arriving, and I'm going overboard planning my garden.  So far, I have Cook's Garden and Seed Savers Exchange.  Burpee and Richter's should be here any day now.

So, what will you grow?   I'm eyeing up lemon cukes and purple pod peas.

Yes yes yes! I have Harris and Burpee and I want them ALLLLLL. I want tomatoes and peppers and carrots and beans and maybe spinach!!!!111
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Re: Seed catalog time!!!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 12:29:51 am »
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Anyone else excited by this?  The catalogs are arriving, and I'm going overboard planning my garden.  So far, I have Cook's Garden and Seed Savers Exchange.  Burpee and Richter's should be here any day now.

So, what will you grow?   I'm eyeing up lemon cukes and purple pod peas.


Lemon cukes are a huge favorite here.  They do well with our cool nights and don't usually need hand-pollinating.  They're also heirlooms, so you can collect the seeds.

I tend to grow my "usuals", but last year I got very attached to Sun Gold cherry tomatoes.  They're hybrids, but delicious and reliable hereabouts.

I'll probably check out a few new varieties of cabbage family veggies (turnips, radish, kale, and the like), but I'm not sure which yet.

Brina

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 03:52:04 am »
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Anyone else excited by this?  The catalogs are arriving, and I'm going overboard planning my garden.  So far, I have Cook's Garden and Seed Savers Exchange.  Burpee and Richter's should be here any day now.

So, what will you grow?   I'm eyeing up lemon cukes and purple pod peas.

I don't get seed catalogues, but I've already been to the garden centre to see what's going on there,  and I'm getting excited.  This year I have a vegetable patch at the end of my garden! Not being a seasoned gardener, I'm not entirely sure what would work in the soil there,  but I'm going to try some things out. I want to grow rhubarb and potatoes and runner beans!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 12:04:32 pm »
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Anyone else excited by this?  The catalogs are arriving, and I'm going overboard planning my garden.  So far, I have Cook's Garden and Seed Savers Exchange.  Burpee and Richter's should be here any day now.

So, what will you grow?   I'm eyeing up lemon cukes and purple pod peas.

 
I can't wait for seed catalogue time! I have Seed Savers Exchange and actually had to put it down because I was going wild marking what I want to grow.

Sadly, I may not be able to grow much, if anything, this year because I may need to pot up what I do grow. Idk yet; it's rather early in the year and, with 14 inches of snow currently, kinda hard to believe spring will be here anytime soon.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 06:35:42 pm »
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Yes yes yes! I have Harris and Burpee and I want them ALLLLLL. I want tomatoes and peppers and carrots and beans and maybe spinach!!!!111

I want to try raised beds and trellising this year.  So excited!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2014, 06:38:02 pm »
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Lemon cukes are a huge favorite here.  They do well with our cool nights and don't usually need hand-pollinating.  They're also heirlooms, so you can collect the seeds.

I tend to grow my "usuals", but last year I got very attached to Sun Gold cherry tomatoes.  They're hybrids, but delicious and reliable hereabouts.

I'll probably check out a few new varieties of cabbage family veggies (turnips, radish, kale, and the like), but I'm not sure which yet.

Brina

What's the flavor like on lemon cukes?  I've not eaten one, but I am a cucumber addict.

Have you seen/grown the black kale?  It looks interesting.
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 06:40:12 pm »
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I don't get seed catalogues, but I've already been to the garden centre to see what's going on there,  and I'm getting excited.  This year I have a vegetable patch at the end of my garden! Not being a seasoned gardener, I'm not entirely sure what would work in the soil there,  but I'm going to try some things out. I want to grow rhubarb and potatoes and runner beans!

When you get the first one, you'll be hooked.

I've heard great things about growing potatoes in barrels or trash bins and was thinking of doing that this year.
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 06:43:53 pm »
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So, what will you grow?   I'm eyeing up lemon cukes and purple pod peas.

 
I've never managed to keep a plant alive its natural season since I was a kid with a pot of strawberries, but I saw this DIY greenhouse and I kind of want to try my hand at something! (But I probably won't manage it until next year.)
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 06:43:57 pm »
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I can't wait for seed catalogue time! I have Seed Savers Exchange and actually had to put it down because I was going wild marking what I want to grow.

Sadly, I may not be able to grow much, if anything, this year because I may need to pot up what I do grow. Idk yet; it's rather early in the year and, with 14 inches of snow currently, kinda hard to believe spring will be here anytime soon.

Don't you LOVE the little blossom bags for seed saving?????  So cute!

I keep looking at the herbs and wanting them ALL.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 11:18:09 pm »
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What's the flavor like on lemon cukes?  I've not eaten one, but I am a cucumber addict.

Sweet, mild, and fragrant.  They're not great for pickling, but wonderful fresh.  They frequently don't make it out of my garden/greenhouse.  I just rub off the spikes (yeah, they're a little spiky but not viciously so, and the spikes come off readily) and eat them like an apple.  Make sure to pick them before they turn yellow, though.  They're best while green.  Fortunately my chickens love when I forget to pick in a timely fashion.

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Have you seen/grown the black kale?  It looks interesting.

Yup.  It's okay in the fall, but it's dynamite in the spring if you can overwinter it (and in all but the coldest climates you can, with a little protection).  It has the best, tenderest, sweetest flowering tops in the spring.  Like broccolini, only even more flower-licious (especially if you get 'em just before they bloom).

Last year I made a flowering kale tart for a Game of Thrones premiere party at a friend's house (called it "Spring is Coming").  It was a major hit.

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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2014, 04:01:01 am »
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When you get the first one, you'll be hooked.

I've heard great things about growing potatoes in barrels or trash bins and was thinking of doing that this year.

After my dreadful experience two years ago,  where I tried to grow several things in large boxes and barrels and then we had flooding and everything ended up in a foot of water and died, I can't rely on the weather enough to do this. Will be putting everything in the vegetable patch and hoping for the best! (This is all dependent on me finding a 'garden helper',  though. I can't do much alone,  alas.)
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2014, 02:02:16 am »
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I've heard great things about growing potatoes in barrels or trash bins and was thinking of doing that this year.

 
My mom and I totally did this a few years ago, and I tell ya it did work really well! It was also much easier come harvest time than the sifting-through-the-ground-with-a-pitchfork party that normally goes on. My mother and I have been experimenting for a while with different ways that I can try and take the garden with me since I live in an apartment. This year I am going to do a barrel of potatoes on my own; I moved to a new apartment and I finally have some outdoor space which I will take full advantage of. I am already planning an herb garden of pots.
 
I try all the time to keep herbs alive in pots inside, and they usually do pretty well for about 1-2 months. Then they will start looking a bit sad, and then die swiftly. :( I am hoping that having a place for them outside will keep them happy the whole season, and then once it starts getting cold I will just let them die instead of trying to keep them alive inside since I have had no luck with it. (And because it just gets too difficult trying to put them places my cat can't eat them.)

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 03:06:52 am »
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Anyone else excited by this?  The catalogs are arriving, and I'm going overboard planning my garden.  So far, I have Cook's Garden and Seed Savers Exchange.  Burpee and Richter's should be here any day now.

So, what will you grow?   I'm eyeing up lemon cukes and purple pod peas.



Gardening seems very overwhelming to me :( I thought I'd try it though. I will probably end up buying a few tomato plants, maybe strawberries too. I think potatoes sound relatively easy, so I'll end up trying those as well. The one thing I'd really like to grow is watermelon. It would be completely awesome to have one, that's actually good, whenever I want.

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2014, 04:39:59 am »
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I'll probably check out a few new varieties of cabbage family veggies (turnips, radish, kale, and the like), but I'm not sure which yet.


Tip from the land of the habitual kale eaters: kale will taste better after it's dealt with frost. Something with the enzyme response to the cold. You can fake it by tossing it in the freezer overnight after harvesting, but there are a lot of people here who will just not eat curly kale until after we've had the first frost of winter.

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