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post #1 of 20
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Well my Chives & Mint  have showed themselves and Parsley came back this year ...incredibly ...It is the most gorgeous day today ..26 degrees  WOW  what a great Easter wknd
I've been out digging in the Garden most of the day 

Everything will have to wait until after the May 24 wknd to get serious about planting seeds.....we may still experiance frost
Tulips and Daffodills are pushing through at the front of the house
What's going on in your Garden's?
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post #2 of 20
I have oranges, grapefruits, meyer lemons and tangerines, figs, blackberries and bay leaves.

I really want to start growing more herbs though. Rosemary, thyme, cilantro, parsley, basil, sage, tarragon.... now that would be nice to have all of those handy at all times when cooking!
post #3 of 20
Goodness, where to start.

Spring bulbs in the address bed are all up and in bloom. Flowring quince is leafed out and budding. Jonquils have been in bloom for about a week. Hostas are pushing up, as are the echinacea.

In the herb bed, mint, chives, oregano, and tarragon have all popped and are growing nicely. Sage is starting to show new growth. New parsley is hardening off, and will be planted soon as I finish rebuilding the herb garden.

Figs should have been uncovered, but I'm running behind. Will definately get to that this weekend.

English peas, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts are all planted. Lettuce seedlings need to be.

Inside I have tomatoes, peppers, thyme, and basil all started. Sweet potatoes are putting forth slips like there's no tomorrow.

I know I'm leaving something out.

It was in the 80s F here today, about 25 degrees higher than normal. Trying to make up for the unusual cold we had all winter, I reckon.
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post #4 of 20
Still cool here in Ohio just east of Cleveland and the spring flowers are not blooming yet but I did notice the chives are up ;o)
post #5 of 20
In my garden in Northern CA I have tiny radishes, even tinier parsley, cilantro and arugula. Lots of sorrel (perennial), and still some leftover lettuce.
Inside in several small pots small tomatoes and zucchini. They have to wait at least 6 weeks before they can join the rest of the gang.
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post #6 of 20
Right now I have Greek Oregano, Basil, Creole Tomatoes, Beefsteak Tomatoes, Rosemary, Thyme, Parsly, Chives and Cucumbers and thats about all that will be done this year. I won't be here to enjoy any of it tho, leaving next week to go cross country to care for best friend of 42 years who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness...........already lost too many this year, 2010 is not turning out to be a good year.
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Mattie - Sorry to hear it.  The plants will take care of themselves.  Get a boy scout to come water them for you.....It's better to see your friend.  Take Care.
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post #8 of 20

thyme, rosemary, currents, apples, plums, onions, rubarb, peas, green beans, yellow squash and blackberries.  is our first year with the blackberries, hopefully they will do well.  the currents make a great addition to homemade blueberry jam.  most of the fruit we use for jam or pie filling to be canned for winter and the herbs we dry and store. 

post #9 of 20
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I am still waiting patiently up here in Ontario.....
                                                                 little frost has hit us ....but I did spot my Onions and Garlic and I knew my Mint would be all over the place again as well as the Lemon Balm ...they just don't give up!......living in the North you appreciate these little nuances....I wish I had all the lushness sometimes as the south to have fruit growing in my backyard all season...You Guys are so fortunate!

Gypsy

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post #10 of 20
nothing growing in utah yet either but we start it all inside then plant it when its warm enough, its nice especially since it usually snows into may here
post #11 of 20
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 I am so jealous about the PLUMS!   after all they are my favourite!  I do have Blackberries ,Blueberries,Strawberries,Raspberries  all waiting  in my garden.........Rhubarb too which I love to stew  and serve  over homeade Vanilla Bean Ice-cream...

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thyme, rosemary, currents, apples, plums, onions, rubarb, peas, green beans, yellow squash and blackberries.  is our first year with the blackberries, hopefully they will do well.  the currents make a great addition to homemade blueberry jam.  most of the fruit we use for jam or pie filling to be canned for winter and the herbs we dry and store. 

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Ah, Gypsy, I know whatcha mean.  I've had to suppress my jealousy a few times reading about the abundant (and often growing wild) foods and herbs in the warmer climes.  Here in southern Ontario the fruit trees I put in last fall are all leafing... which had me panicking last friday when we dipped down to -7    Happily they seemed to have survived.  The plums are just barely starting to blossom.

I have four varieties of peppers and three of tomatoes sprouted in trays all over my kitchen table.  I tried again to grow rosemary (I always kill the poor little plants I bring home from the nursery) and so far there is one little sprout... and I'm not sure it's not some random weed that snuck in through the seeding medium.

The peas, beans, and spinach seed I saved from last year are waiting patiently for May 24 to roll around.  I lucked out huge when by bro-in-law dropped off a 'display model' rototiller that was donated to the re-store he manages. (they can't stock stuff with combustables in em, like fuel, so I am helping 'dispose' of it )  Now, after a year of living here, I know where to put my gardens.  I have high hopes for this season.
post #13 of 20
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I've been pulling in a ton of swiss card, arugula and radishes are out of control !

 

Onions...can you believe it ...we are experiencing the rain and sun like no tomorrow!

My Zucchini is already coming around and boy do I have my eye on those flowers

 

tomatoes from seed are surfacing ....it's an early year here in Ontario

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I have oranges, grapefruits, meyer lemons and tangerines, figs, blackberries and bay leaves.

I really want to start growing more herbs though. Rosemary, thyme, cilantro, parsley, basil, sage, tarragon.... now that would be nice to have all of those handy at all times when cooking!

 

It's good to read an old post like that - because now my backyard also features rosemary, thyme, mint and lemongrass!

post #15 of 20

I've got

 

Apples

Pears

Plums

Gooseberries

Peaches

Red/black/white currants

Runner Beans

French beans

Peppers (capsicums)

Tomatoes

Strawberries

Raspberries

Loganberrie

Blackberries

Blueberries

 

Herbs:  parsely, mint, sage, chives, thyme, oregano - and a few more!

 

post #16 of 20
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Oh Ishbel I am in envy!

 

It all sounds so wonderful!

 Besides the earlier posted veggies....I have sugar snap peas, red peppers, banana peppers,chives,parsley, basil, oregano thyme....My dill is not doing that well Someone came and picked all my berries!!!!! We are out in the country and I think people just take liberties!...It might have been the kids down the way ...hmmmm

I don't know if it's all the rain but thank-god were getting it now cause weather reports are saying Ontario is in for 2 months of hot dry heat!

 

Happy Gardening to all Green Thumbs out there...I will post a pick in my humble garden when everything is ripe

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post #17 of 20

That is a nice selection Ishbel.  We tried peppers last year with no luck.

 

This year we planted a pear tree

 

We have 3 apple trees, 9 blueberry bushes, 57 strawberry plants, peas, broccoli, several varieties of spinach, carrots, beets (from last year), zucchini and butternut squash.

 

Herbs: parsley, thyme, chives, rosemary

 

This is our second year to have a garden

post #18 of 20

The gully out back gave me a pleasant surprise this year... yards and yards of raspberry canes!

post #19 of 20

Our garden has mostly moss and slugs right now :)

 

Pacific northwest has been a hard spring; cold and very wet:

Gov. Gregoire requests farm disaster assistance for 29 Washington counties

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2010

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today, while on her “Feeding Washington” tour of Eastern Washington, announced she has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to designate 29 counties in Washington as farm disaster areas due to weather-related losses to agricultural producers. The damage was the result of extreme weather conditions throughout the spring, including severe cold, high winds and excessive rains.

 

 

And Oregon looks to be next with a disasterous cherry crop, strawberries, and some stone fruit.

post #20 of 20

I don't have anything in my garden because it has limited space so I just buy all the stuffs I need for cooking..

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