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Old 09-05-2009, 09:18 PM
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I learned to give up on planting and let things die when it will not cool down below 100 for 2 months + or rain. I just pulled my pots under the trees and watered them forever and watched my cactus and aloes grow. THEY SURVIVED. THey are my friends.
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BarefootGardener View Post:
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

The rate your going , it will be full by Halloween......
You got spunk. Go girl.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:46 AM
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I learned that


the little fluffy white things that fell out of the trees are, in fact, what are known as mealybugs, and destroy. Everything. I. Love.

Seriously.

I also learned that when renting homes, container gardening for vegetables and beloved plants may be best-there was bacteria in the soil that caused bacterial cankers on my tomatoes (didn't make it), it was too low down in the only bed I could put my squash in and they got destroyed by powdery mildew and aphids, and moles destroyed much of what I planted.

Best lesson was that some of the best things in life are free-or are worth postage, a little bit of work, and some root-tone. And that, like BarefootGardener said, there are some very generous people in the world, and I think a lot of them are gardeners.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:05 AM
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I learn that Bananas trees, under the correct conditions can grow enormous
in a couple of months. I wish there was a growing Banana Tree to post, oh well
I'll settle for a flower.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:34 AM
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I learned that powdery mildew on squash can be controled with milk diluted to 30% and sprayed on the plants.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:54 AM
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Thanks I will copy that down for next year milk to prevent mildew.

and Missq
2 years ago, i planted a banana tree it was huge. Base was really huge.
But winter killed it dead.

It also suprised me.

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Old 09-06-2009, 03:04 PM
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Bail,
I'm so sorry to hear that.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:22 PM
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You guys do live a bit north of the mason dixie line. Definitely not close to any known Banana Republic. I would imagine a banana's death was a forgone conclusion unless it was growing in a quite sizable greenhouse.
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:23 PM
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I live in zone 5............Winter wonderland.

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Old 09-06-2009, 03:24 PM
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What I learned from my garden


I learned that every year there will be a spot or two that I will not get to. It has taken me afew years not to sweat it and know there is always next year. I appreciate what I have been able to get to this year and appreciate its beauty the results of my labor. I find I can apply this to other areas of my life. I consider my garden a wonderful teacher for all areas of my life. Thank you garden
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:34 PM
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I've learned that even though there are some really strange people in the world the people on plants swap are the best. I've made great friends and great trades. I feel I was blessed the day I stumbled on to PS.

I've learned I can grow a brug in a pot I can actually get in and out of the greenhouse and get it to bloom too.
I just learned that some banana plants are hardier then others and you can winter them over by wrapping its base with house hold insulation. I'm going to get one next spring.

Not about gardening but I learned that getting your house remodeled is a maddening experience at best. Will it ever end?!
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:13 PM
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I've learned that every year I think it's the last year I'll be able to care for this much garden, but I always buy more and although my beds need more weeding and attention, I'm still out there trying to make my world beautiful, and looking forward to the flower that was not there yesterday.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:42 PM
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Beavercreek,
Think about it for a minute......That gardening spirit which hits you each year, is what makes you go for another ..
Ole mom nature keeps calling us to try something more and more.
Were cleaning the air and were feeding the birds ,bees, and anything else that needs the beauty.

Keep on gardening ........
Good exercise too.

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Old 09-06-2009, 07:57 PM
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I know you are right Bali. It's my worn out old body that creeks and groans that makes me want to quit, along with all the "grass and weeds that love enriched soil and grow faster than the flowers". LOL That's another thing I've learned. It's still worth the challange though. Love watching all your successes and pictures.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:04 PM
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You bet your booties it is.

Good conversation pieces also huh?

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