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Post  Chopper on 1/9/2011, 11:42 pm

After a killer winter (yes, I am being facetious Very Happy ) of a fair amount of rain and a few frosts it looks like Spring has arrived. How do I know?

The strawberries are starting to come in:

And the roses are going crazy:


And the rest of the garden:
Broccoli - waiting for enough for one meal

Cabbage - something is sharing it with me, but the damage isn't too bad.

The main bed right now

Gorgeous garlic

Lovely Romaine

Slow growing celery

Sugar snaps - so far I have gotten one - but they sure look nice

Old fashioned peas - have had a few meals from these



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Re: Spring is Here

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/10/2011, 12:01 am

cutesie green with envy
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How did I miss this?

Post  ander217 on 1/10/2011, 9:19 am

How did I miss this thread until now? These are the photos I've been looking for!

Thank you, Chopper, for giving us hope that Spring springs eternal. (Or something like that.)

thankyou
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Re: Spring is Here

Post  Odd Duck on 1/10/2011, 2:11 pm

Oh, man! Strawberries already!

:GREEN:


My strawberry plants won't go in until next week, then I wait . . . . . . .

Oh, well, next year will be a great year for strawberries!

My broccoli is doing well, though! Along with a few others, but I certainly couldn't live off my garden right now.

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Ditto

Post  trustinhart on 1/10/2011, 2:34 pm

Ditto Furbalsmom
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/10/2011, 3:21 pm

Awesome that you have such a growing season over there. I don't know what I'd do if my winter was from Thanksgiving to New Year's...lol.

Now, for a more serious question.....how many squares does my money tree require in my sfg? I am hoping the fertile soil produces a bumper crop this year.
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Post  quill33 on 1/10/2011, 4:03 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote: cutesie green with envy

precisely!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/10/2011, 4:06 pm

BBG If you are talking about Money Plant, (Money Tree) also known as Silver Dollar Plant,
final spacing should be about 1 per square foor, as the sowing directions say thin to 12 - 15 inches apart.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/10/2011, 5:21 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote:BBG If you are talking about Money Plant, (Money Tree) also known as Silver Dollar Plant,
final spacing should be about 1 per square foor, as the sowing directions say thin to 12 - 15 inches apart.


Oh, no, I was being completely sarcastic. I was talking about that fictional money tree that supposedly drops it's blooms every time a kid asks his parents for something. Well, that's how it worked in our house.

I hear, if you find one, it's as big as an oak. And, I also hear it blooms year round with monthly bursts right around the time your bills are due. If anyone ever sees one, please take a picture and make sure I get some seeds. I'm sure it grows well in MM.
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Re: Spring is Here

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/10/2011, 5:46 pm

Ya got me Embarassed

When you find one, make sure you save enough seeds for the rest of us. lol!
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Post  middlemamma on 1/10/2011, 7:41 pm

Chopper....super jealous....But then I think I won't be so jealous this summer when you are baking and I am enjoying beautiful Northwest Summer!! nanana
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Re: Spring is Here

Post  Odd Duck on 1/12/2011, 12:30 pm

@middlemamma wrote:Chopper....super jealous....But then I think I won't be so jealous this summer when you are baking and I am enjoying beautiful Northwest Summer!!

Hmmmph, I'm jealous AND I'll get to bake! Somehow not fair at all! Mad

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Post  Dunkinjean on 1/12/2011, 9:19 pm

Chopper,

I am speechless! I love your garden. I am soooooo jealous.
We just got another 8" of snow here in Central Jersey yesterday so it will be awhile for spring to arrive....

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