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Gardeners: get your seeds early this year.

Wet weather that made a poor growing season last year could result in a shortage of seeds in the spring.

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Just got my heirloom seeds. 19 different tomatoes, red atomic carrots,a bunch of hot peppers. growing your own food is wonderful.

I got my little windowsill greenhouses ready to plant seeds,

Then checked with the Farmer's Almanac and realized I should wait a week or so to plant above ground crops. I still am uncertain that this matters?
Any input on planting by the moon?

I can only do a small plot

Due to my current location.
But I'll be planting something.
A few tomatoes, onions, maybe peppers.
Sounds like a salsa garden.

I know there are other fish to fry right now.
But there are also seeds to plant!

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It was pretty bad

My property here is very moist anyway, and my tomato's and peppers did very poorly, many didn't come up at all.
I'll have to construct some raised beds if I'm to get anything growing well at my new diggs here.
Do you have any recommendations for heirloom variety seeds that you have ordered from?
I have a much smaller .5 acre yard now.
Some idea's on companion gardening would be of interest :)

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I use

Beefsteak, Brandywine and Cherokee Purple tomatoes. California Wonder and Chocolate Bellpeppers. Baker Creek Farms has a wonderful collection. I also use Botanical Interest seeds. Go online but also order their catalog for some varieties are missing from each. I am also doing hot peppers,shallots, white onions, purple onions melons, cucumbers, corn, snow peas, speckle butter beans, field peas, asparagus, strawberries and blueberries. My garden is not very big(80x100) but I do a few raised beds here and there on my place.

I am hoping the weather works for me this year as it did last. I intend to re-coup more seed this year.

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Thank-you

I'm bookmarking this thread for reference =D

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I don't have any recommendations

But I know others do!
My dad had the same problem.
He said everything came up, then it just sat there.
Not dying, yet not really growing. It was just too damp.

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyhlNY0y1k

Tomatoes and peppers are tropical plants, need hot

My dad had trouble with his in the garden.

But he has four or five fig trees and he harvested about a bushel here in Mid-Michigan. He grows them on the south side of his brick house in huge pots. Over-winters the pruned plants in the garage.

The difference betwee fresh figs and dried is like the difference between plum and prune or grape and raisin. Yum.

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Thanks for the site, looks like other pertinent info also.

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Thank you . . .

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Already purchased and planted 2 weeks ago.

Starting to get a few sprouts in the greenhouse already.

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Thanks,

I will.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

You're welcome!

And a little bump, for others to be alerted.
If you grow your own food. this is worth knowing about.

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGyhlNY0y1k