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Old 09-05-2009, 01:17 PM
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SmileWhat did you learn from gardening 2009?


1. I DID LEARN THAT THE BLIGHT CAN WIPE OUT THE TOMATOES IN 3 DAYS.
iT DID IN PENNSYLVANIA......

TELL ME YOUR LESSONS.
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:20 PM
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2. I just recently learned that stink bugs will destroy your plants and your entire garden if you don't get rid of them immediately...and they can also get inside your house if your do not get them destroyed!

http://www.pestworldforkids.org/stinkbugs.html
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:54 PM
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I learned that no matter how hard u try to rid your plants of japanese beatles u may as well give up & just let them run the cycle. You can't win
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:44 PM
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I was reminded of something I already knew...MOTHER NATURE IS BOSS!! It was a bad summer here...cold...late into the year we were having frosts, days with no sun...cool wet nights...all gave me fits trying to ripen tomatoes and peppers. So I was reminded that no matter how long you garden, no matter how much you think you know...MOTHER NATURE IS STILL THE BOSS!

The good news is this...There is always next year!! (Yes, I am a Cubbie fan too..that is our mantra as well.)
Eat Local, Grow Organic!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:00 PM
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Stink bugs, japanese beetles, crazy weather , blight all added up to a bad garden.........

Now we have stink bugs but not to a large extent.
Beetles galore, crazy weather indeed......It is so crazy my Forthysia bushes are in bloom right now .....They think it is spring........Snow ball bush has one bloom.

Yep......theres always 2 maro, or 2010
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:45 PM
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I have learned what nice people hang out here and what wonderful plants they trade me in exchange for so little. I am humbled.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:58 PM
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Your such a cutie Barefoot..........

One azalea looks good , one still limping.
Impatient.. splendid.. I am bringing in that one.

2 weeks on my cutting try now , azalea.. ?/

I hate to look at them.

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Old 09-05-2009, 08:19 PM
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I have the same luck with the other pair of azaleas in that batch-one is doing great, I don't think the other will make it. I have a whole new batch layered and I'm counting on dozens of new plants next spring. I have these reblooming white 'snowball' azaleas--gorgeous--I'm going to try them next.

See, Bali's on my list of really special plant pals!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:29 PM
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I have learned that I am a glutten when it comes to plants I have so many my greenhouse is going be bursting at the seams this year!!!! That is a great testament to the wonderful people here on plant swap and how truly generous they are with the things they have growing in their gardens. I have made some really great friends here in the last yr and I am truly blessed to know you all!!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:33 PM
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Your doing well regardless .. I know a floral place that grows plants and they were unable to root azaleas ..
You got talent there......I am watering the azalea daily..In the 80 here and they do get tucked out.......
Question.........do you grow onions from seed?

I did this year, right now they are a decent size , even tho I started a bit late.
My greenhouse friend gave me seeds and they worked.

Now I read you have to buy the seed fresh yearly.

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Old 09-05-2009, 08:46 PM
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mickey_rose,

It takes one to know one.....I agree 100%......my flower beds are all around me now. 4 sides of the house and more.. Folks are amazed at my collection of different types of flowers never seen in our area..
It pays to swap and makes for an enjoyable summer ......And peace of mind as well.

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I have learned that I am a glutten when it comes to plants I have so many my greenhouse is going be bursting at the seams this year!!!! That is a great testament to the wonderful people here on plant swap and how truly generous they are with the things they have growing in their gardens. I have made some really great friends here in the last yr and I am truly blessed to know you all!!!!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:47 PM
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I leaned that rolly polly bugs will kill plants. I've always thought they were beneficial as earth movers and maybe they are but they will kill plants at the root if you have too many.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:08 PM
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Bali, I've never tried onions from seeds. We always did onion sets. And at this point I am growing nothing edible. May have a couple of tomato plants. But I'm like our friend MR and am a bit obsessed. I wonder how long it will take my new greenhouse to get filled up. Let's say I get it installed by 10/15. 12x12. Do you think I can fill it by Thanksgiving? LOL
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:09 PM
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I learned that eggplant plants will not produce food if you continuously mow them over.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:09 PM
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I have learned that I am a glutten when it comes to plants I have so many my greenhouse is going be bursting at the seams this year!!!! That is a great testament to the wonderful people here on plant swap and how truly generous they are with the things they have growing in their gardens. I have made some really great friends here in the last yr and I am truly blessed to know you all!!!!
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