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T.J.
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« on: February 03, 2012, 08:57:27 PM »

well the seed catalogs are starting to come in i was wondering what everyone is going to plant this year?

i am going to plant about 7 acres of the following :

Peppers - jalapeno,cayenne,bell,Anaheim,Tabasco,Serrano,banana,habanero,& i finally found some peter pepper seeds!
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melons - musk melon & watermelon
squash
cucumber
green beans
cow peas
peanut
blackberry
raspberry
blueberry

and probably a few more odds&ends
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 09:12:54 PM »

This is my first year in a LONG time to *NOT* have a garden.  I do have my regular herbs still growing... (Borage, mint, dill, etc) - but I'm remodeling my house so that I can sell it at the end of the year & move out to east Texas - so no time this year for the garden unfortunately.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 11:34:10 PM »

Homebrew and gourds.

Gourds will die if you tend them and homebrew will work itself.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 01:04:32 AM »

Food Wise:
This year I was planning to increase the size of the blueberry patch, especially since I found a nursery that sells the plants 5' tall sometimes.

I'm also hopefully germinating seeds to High Bush Cranberry, which isn't a cranberry but they look the same.

Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Peppers are usual.

Flower Wise, assuming I can grow them from seed, I'm adding:
Purple Milkweed, which is the complement to Butterflyweed no one seems to be growing.

Poke Milkweed, which grows in full shade. More milkweeds for the Monarchs the better.

Amsonia, which more people should really grow.

White False Indigo, really more of a bumblebee plant. 

Aconitum uncinatum, our native monkshood which is a low growing vine more people should plant. They grow in damp shade and flower in late summer. Monarchs love the flowers.

Nodding Onion

and a patch of Sunflowers.

Landscaping Wise:

Rhododendron austrinum 'Millie Mac'
http://droyster.fatcow.com/Royster_Gardens/Native%20Azalea%20Pages/austrinumMM.htm

Sweet Bay Magnolia

So far...
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 08:32:28 AM »

As someone with tons of blueberries, plant those boogers now.   Don't wait until spring.     
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 11:08:46 AM »

Dadgum!  Thanks for reminding me about the gourds!  I DO need to put out my loofah seeds - the bees LOVE the blooms!
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 09:26:14 PM »

Strictly organic gardening here and lets see my list of plants:
tomatoes
bell peppers
banana peppers
jalapeno pepper
spinach
carrots
beets
yellow squash
white squash
zuchini
okra
red beans
butter beans
green beans
brussel sprouts
swiss chard
burpless cucumbers
parsley
and I think that about covers it!  grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 12:00:19 PM »

I already have 6 acres of alfalfa planted, and will be planting 2 acres of yellow sweet clover next to that.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 08:00:12 PM »

Corn
Squash
Peppers
black berries
maters
sunflowers
borage
basil
mint
onions

I think thats about it, just built a new house and still have alot of work, planning, and planting to do.  I will be getting some grapes and fruit trees next year.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 08:57:02 PM »

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Gourds will die if you tend them

Oh no, Iddee, why is that?  The vines I planted last year all died out (it was very hot and dry), and I have a lot more growing now.

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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 09:09:53 PM »

Planted four grape vines, some apple and peach trees. Planting four more blueberry plants. Probably will wait to late summer to put in about 6 acres of Will clover that I tried last year to see how it did in another patch and was impressed how it is looking going into spring. Garden will have to wait for next season, with all the other projects going on there is no way that I will have any time for it.
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