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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #75 on: Mar 04, 2011, 04:58:28 PM »
Ok, it's not that type of calendar.  That's ok.  I figured out hot to make a calendar page in Excel and it looks really cool. 

I planted the second wave of radishes so I'm in good shape and I have it on the calendar that the third group of radishes go in the ground on the 18th of March.

Of course before that group of radishes go in the ground I'll be planting the romaine lettuce. 

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #76 on: Mar 04, 2011, 07:37:24 PM »
is romaine your favorite lettuce?  I planted red leaf and butter.

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« Reply #77 on: Mar 05, 2011, 07:59:37 AM »
Yes it is my favorite lettuce.  I have several other types to try as well.  But I want to start with my favorite. 

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #78 on: Mar 05, 2011, 04:27:11 PM »
I went to the farmers market today and bought some red leaf and butter lettuce.  Love fresh lettuce.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #79 on: Mar 05, 2011, 05:21:11 PM »
I got romaine hearts while I was at the grocery store.  I guess we were both on the hunt for fresh lettuce.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #80 on: Mar 16, 2011, 03:15:27 PM »
Well today I planted the last of the white radishes for this year and I bought 16 heads of romaine lettuce for the veggie bed and got them all planted.  I had to plant the over flow into the swiss chard row since it wasn't doing anything.  The radishes from the first planting have started to sprout.  I'm excited about that. 

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #81 on: Mar 16, 2011, 03:17:42 PM »
The radishes, lettuce and peas have sprouted.  Johnny tilled up the new garden spot today and tilled up the old spot to plant sunflowers.   Good idea.  If it's warm this weekend I'll plant potatoes.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #82 on: Mar 16, 2011, 03:22:13 PM »
I don't plan on planting my sunflowers until 15 April.  They are going in the front foundation beds around the windows.  I have the shorter teddy bear sunflowers to try.  I think they are going to look great but we will see.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #83 on: Mar 16, 2011, 08:21:20 PM »
I have some type of short sunflowers that come back every year.  Wonder if they're teddy bear.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #84 on: Mar 17, 2011, 07:03:56 AM »
I don't plan on planting my sunflowers until 15 April.  They are going in the front foundation beds around the windows.  I have the shorter teddy bear sunflowers to try.  I think they are going to look great but we will see.

I would love to plant here by April 15th......we cant here until May 24th.....make sure to take some pics ok.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #85 on: Mar 17, 2011, 10:42:15 AM »
I will definitely take pictures.  Just remind me because I forget when the time comes.  Just call me Sieve for Brains.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #86 on: Mar 17, 2011, 11:40:00 AM »
How Not to Take Pictures of my Romaine


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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #87 on: Mar 17, 2011, 12:10:44 PM »
I like this picture. It gives me a bigger idea of what you are doing as you talk about it.
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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #88 on: Mar 17, 2011, 07:00:42 PM »
I like this picture. It gives me a bigger idea of what you are doing as you talk about it.
Agreed. And its looking pretty darn good
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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #89 on: Mar 17, 2011, 08:05:14 PM »
you've accomplished so much.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #90 on: Mar 17, 2011, 10:19:54 PM »
I've still got two tiers to plant.  I haven't quite decided what I'm going to plant in them yet.  something good.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #91 on: Mar 17, 2011, 10:25:58 PM »
all veggies are good tammy, but my vote would be squash and beans or peas :BigGrin:
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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #92 on: Mar 18, 2011, 07:29:05 AM »
Nice space, Tammy....well done!

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #93 on: Mar 18, 2011, 08:23:37 AM »
I've been thinking about squash.  Thanks Penny.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #94 on: Mar 18, 2011, 08:24:51 PM »
Do you freeze or can veges because if you do beans would be better than squash.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #95 on: Mar 19, 2011, 08:28:59 AM »
I have the equipment but haven't done it by myself yet.  And I'm not sure I'm up to it.

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« Reply #96 on: Mar 19, 2011, 11:20:11 AM »
I was just thinking for one person that's a big space for squash because as you know squash plants produce so many for so long and I've never canned or frozen either.  Guess people have but not me.  Love squash.  Green beans on the other hand can be used in lots of different recipes, don't seem to make as much for so long and can either be frozen or canned.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #97 on: Mar 19, 2011, 06:53:17 PM »
Today I put out red potatoes, onions, more lettuce. carrots and beets.  Hope it's not too late for carrots and beets.  And someone gave Johnny 6 Better Boy tomato plants that are already about 10 inches tall so I planted them too.  We'll see what happens with them.  I've never put out tomatoes this early and I have no idea where he bought them that there so big already.  They're in Bonnie cups.

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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #98 on: Mar 19, 2011, 07:19:06 PM »
squash freezes very well.  i usually cut it into bite sized chunks, and freeze a meal per bag.  toss it frozen into stir fry or whatever i am cooking, or steam it frozen.  the guys do not complain.  but honestly, you could put in one or two squash plants (i'd do a yellow and a zuc. and a butternut or acorn) then the rest of the space in beans/peas.  that's just me.

sheri let me know how the garden goes.  i'm getting the guys on board.  matthew is almost ready.  almost.  scott doesn't like gardening.  he lied when we got married.
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Re: 2011 Veggie Garden
« Reply #99 on: Mar 19, 2011, 07:25:56 PM »
Tell Scott "naughty, naughty" but I understand why he did it.  He couldn't stand the thought of loosing you to a gardener.  Men are like that, yeah they are.

That sounds like a good idea spliting up the space between a couple of different squashes and some beans.  I do like yellow and acorn squashes.