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SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER–HANG IN THERE   2 comments



I don’t care what the calendar says because as far as I am concerned it is SPRING!! This happens to me every year–I walk into the Dollar Tree in January and there are the displays of planters, bags of soil and hundreds and hundreds of seed packets selling 4 for a Dollar! I approach the rack telling myself I will only get 4 and I won‘t get vegetables because of the disaster the last year and the first thing I pick up are a packet of radish seeds BUT it does say ’good for container growing’! And then a few here and a few there and before I know it I have 16 packets of seeds!!

Between the last post and this I think you have a pretty good idea that I love to grow things!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYpgctRKNTQ&feature=youtu.be

In this slideshow–mainly because the pictures aren’t clear but wait until the flowers grow!–are, in the following order:

#1 Gladiolas, Bachelor Button, Petunias, Cosmos and California Poppy (to be planted this weekend.)

#2 Sweet William      #3 Forget Me Not        #4 Wildflower mix and Rose Queen

#5 Snapdragon          #6 Cosmos                    #7 Cosmos and Forget Me Not

#8 Radishes, Basil, Chives, Oregano, Cilantro, Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Dill, etc.

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Posted March 5, 2015 by greatmartin in PLANTS

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SPRING IS COMING!   Leave a comment


In January I was reading about the snow falling on the northeast (and it still is!) but when I went to the Dollar Tree store they already had the shelves filled with planters, soil, garden gloves, packages of seeds 4 for a dollar from flowers, to herbs to veggies and fruits! Yep I started buying.

For those of you who were here last year you might remember the disaster I had trying to grow veggies, like beets, so this time I decided to go for the packages that were specifically marked ‘for containers’ and I just stuck to radishes to experiment with. Along the way I picked up a herb garden starter kit of basil, chives, dill and parsley and since I don’t know the meaning of moderation I also got packs of  lavender, cilantro, sage, oregano and thyme.

I goofed, already, with the starter kit by putting in too much water one day but a few greens are coming up. I will have to thin out the radishes which was something I didn’t do with the beets last year. I am open to any and all suggestions from those of you who know what to do! :O)

I also threw in the latest picture of the sweet potato vine that is doing great!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiFY3bQBMAI&feature=youtu.be

Posted March 4, 2015 by greatmartin in PLANTING

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UPDATE ON GROWING VEGGIES AND HAPPY EASTER   Leave a comment

It has been a little over 3 weeks since I bought 4 packets of seeds at The Dollar Tree, brought them home and planted them. I really didn’t know if the radishes, squash, peas and string beans would grow enough to produce anything but I would be happy with greens!!! They might possibly also become attractive vines since I vaguely remember peas or beans make a vine.

 

I was sort of taken aback with in just 2-3 days I shoots sprouting in the pots! I have kept the radishes on the sill in the apartment and the other 3 out on the walkway. I do know I should probably ’thin’ out the plants but I haven’t the slightest idea how to start do that!

The peas and string beans really seem to be growing but the radishes and squash I am not too sure of–in any case I am keeping them all out on the walkway and will keep you up to date!

TO ALL THOSE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU

A HAPPY EASTER

Posted April 20, 2014 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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IF IT IS A WEEK LATER IT MUST BE SUNDAY!   Leave a comment

It all started the last week of March–I got some packets of seeds from The Dollar Tree store—4 packets for a $1–today I added two more pots and the last of the seeds–in the bottom left picture if you look closely at the far right pot in the corner you will see some buds–the blooming marigolds are in the apartment and every day a few new buds show up as do a few more flowers–still waiting to see what happens with the turnips and beets–will see next Sunday!!!

Posted April 14, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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THEY SAY A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS…   Leave a comment


AND I WON’T EVEN POST THEM–THE WORDS I MEAN!

Posted April 7, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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ALL IT TAKES IS A SEED!!!!!   Leave a comment

Posted April 1, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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Posted April 1, 2013 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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