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January 17th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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I think I've heard a couple of you ladies talking about gardening. Is anyone else planning already? Do you have a particular company you like to buy from?

My seed guides have started to come in and the preveiw of the fall fair book was just sent to me, so I'm in planning mode to see what I can buy and from where. Spring is just 61 days away!!!
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January 17th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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I am not a gardener at all. I kill basically everything (a gift passed down from my mom and her mom). But I love that Spring is only 61 days away!!!
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January 17th, 2013, 09:27 AM
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We're still working on getting whatever the people that owned this house before us had planted OUT! We've dug down a whole foot and these awful vine things keep coming back. Then we'll plant some bushes and maybe a few flowers...no idea what though! DH also plans to start his vegetable garden in the backyard this year. No concrete plans though, just ideas so far
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January 17th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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My mom and I do a large vegetable garden every year. I just received my West Coast Seed book, I'm waiting for Vesey's and Stokes. I do a few flowers around the house, but those I just buy whatever I can find on sale at Home Depot or Lowes, our vegetable garden is a little different.
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January 17th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Last year was my first with a garden!

This year I will have a newborn hopefully when planting needs to happen (I'm due May 21)

I still want to get stuff in, but I think I'll buy those tomato and pepper plants already partly grown!

Where do you get these seed magazines?

I did want to try GMO free seeds, but I don't know where to get them, and I've heard that the yields really stink with them too!
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January 17th, 2013, 10:32 AM
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Yes!!!

I got a seed catalogue a couple weeks ago and a spring bulb one just came yesterday. I buy from several different sources.
I have a list floating around in my mind of things I'm considering. I'll write it down and decide exactly what I want soon.
I had DD in August so I didn't take on any big changes last growing season but this year, look out! Our flower beds are getting an overhaul; I'm getting rid of a bunch of stuff that came with the house which isn't to my taste. I also plan to double our vegetable garden and I'd like to get the compost heap fenced in so it's less heapish.
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January 17th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Where do you get these seed magazines?

I did want to try GMO free seeds, but I don't know where to get them, and I've heard that the yields really stink with them too!

You don't have cookies turned on (whiney message aside, this is stokes)
Veseys

here are a couple to get you started. you just sign up for them, they're free.

all the vendors i've bought seeds from say they don't sell gmo's (i have yet to come across labelled gmo seeds, myself) but many do sell hybrids. if you're looking to collect your own seed, look for heirloom varieties
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January 17th, 2013, 10:58 AM
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West Coast Seeds is mainly heirloom, open pollinated and untreated seeds. They are based out of Delta BC

Organic Seeds (Canada), certified organic heirloom, vegetable, herb and flower seeds - West Coast Seeds
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January 17th, 2013, 01:52 PM
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I haven't done much in a couple of years, but I'm hoping to plan a vegetable garden this year!
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January 17th, 2013, 04:22 PM
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I got a GC to William Dam and I will probably buy from them again, I also like to buy from Baker Creek in the US.

Hawthorn Farms has some interesting veg varieties and I have ordered from Cottage Gardener in the past. The past few years I have had a thing for columbine's and I have been ordering from Touchwood Plants in the UK.

I have quite a lot of seeds left from last year though and I also saved a lot of the flower seeds.

This year I am really trying to limit my spending to $100 or less on seeds.
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January 17th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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LOL! Good luck with your budget.
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January 18th, 2013, 07:45 PM
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I buy from a couple places, and I have planned my garden

1. Cauliflower / broccoli
2. carrots
3.carrots
4. corn
5. corn
6. corn
7. tomatos
8. beans
9. beans
10. beans
11. peas
12. peas
13. peas
14. cucumbers
15. cucumbers
16. onions
17. onions
18. onions
19. onions
20 green peppers / peppers
200ish hill potatos
21 pumpkins
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January 18th, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Well aren't you organized!

We have a few things that we grow every year, in no particular order we grow:

Rubarb
Asparagus
Onions (green, dutch set and spanish, sometimes red)
Peppers (green, red and 2 kinds of hot)
Tomatos (beefsteak and cherry)
Beens (green and yellow)
Radishes
Lettus (leaf and head)
Salsify
Peas
Beets
Carrots
Cabbage
Vegetable Marrow
Swiss Chard
Pumpkins (pie and field)
Potatoes (red and white)
Turnip
Watermellon
Glads
Sunflowers (yes these and the glads go in the vegetable garden, don't ask why, it's like a family tradition)

Sometimes we also plant:

Cucumbers
Squash of assorted varieties
Gourds
Corn and or popcorn
Dill
Broccoli
Calliflower
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January 18th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Would you guys like a subforum on gardening set up? Where tips and tricks, sales, pictures, etc. can be posted? There are quite a few of you that have a lot going on! I'll only request it if people will actually use it though.
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January 19th, 2013, 06:57 PM
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I would participate in that, Jess.

You have 20 rows, Chrystal? What area is your garden? Mine is about 5500 sq feet.

Over the past few years I have tried growing a lot of different things and I am learning what I grow best and I plan on sticking with that.

But it doesn't seem consistent. I failed at growing carrots for about 4 years and then this year I did fantastically. There is a big learning curve with gardening.
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January 19th, 2013, 08:38 PM
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its about 150feet x about 50 feet, and yes 20+ rows then potato hills
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