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Unread 03-01-2003, 11:30 AM   #1
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Speaking of Gardening!!!

Alas in a couple weeks i get to fire up the ol greenhouse.
Time to start listing your favorites for in the garden people(and tips and hints for growing them.
Favorite new tomato variety for me in the last few years-
Julieete hybrid grape tomato-all the sweetness of the mini cherries without the cracking after a rainfall

Favorite carrot-chantenay
Favorite Beet -cylindra we pickle most of ours and these are great because the slices are uniform in size
Favorite Pea-Sugar Snap
Favorite radish-French Breakfast
Favorite Corn-Illini super sweet,Northern extra sweet,and Honey and pearl
Favorite wax bean-Rocdor
Favorite Green bean -Blue lake
Favorite winter Squash- Buttercup
Favorite summer squash-Patty pan

Favorite perrenial Flower-Siberian Iris
Favorite annual Flower-Cosmos
Favorite bulb flower -Dahlia dinnerplate variety

I'm game to try a few new things for this year,any ideas??
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Unread 03-01-2003, 11:32 AM   #2
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Here's an idea, post some pictures of your greenhouse! Inside and out, if you please.
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Favorite shade perennial: Double impatiens. Looks like little roses....

Favorite perennial...just one? Hostas, all shapes, sizes and colors. Then astilbes...then irises...I can't wait to have a flower garden again....
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Unread 03-01-2003, 12:22 PM   #4
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We started our garden about 6 weeks ago. Planted romaine lettuce and mixed greens, corn, sequoia strawberries, cilantro, black oil sunflower and basil.... crows ate the corn and sunflower as it sprouted
A few weeks later we planted bare root red flame seedless grapes, perlette thompson seedless grapes, thornless boysenberries, red rasberries, blueberries and olallie berries, red, green and yellow bell peppers, jalapenos, serano peppers, anaheim peppers, big boy tomato, healthkick tomato.... high in lycopene, roma tomatoes and cherry tomatoes.... forget what variety... getting ready to plant some carrots and greenbeans and stuff this weekend.... love gardening....
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But Todd we're in MINNEESNOWTAH

Garden...favorite vegtables...now...

I'll just settle for no ice and snow on the roads so I can take my big blue motorcycle out!
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Well, I've never been much good at farming.

I might try a couple tomato plants again. I grew some a couple falls ago, but right before they ripened we had a freeze. Turned me off on farming for a couple years.

Cami,

I love impatiens of any kind. The doubles are really neat.

Karen,

Boysenberries. Haven't had those since I was a kid. Didn't even know they grew as far south as Southern Cal.
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Unread 03-01-2003, 02:59 PM   #7
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Your right Collen, and its snowing right now!! But i like to have fresh tomatoes in mid july and in order to do that up here,i start mine in early march,transfer them to the greenhouse after they sprout and fire up the old woodstove.By the time i put them in the garden( i keep enough for 2 plantings) its mid may and they have flowers on them.If they dont get frosted out i have early july tomatoes if they get frosted out then my second planting goes in june 1st and i have to wait till late july!!
My radishes and peas get planted as soon as the frost is outa the ground and i ussually am eating them by late may sometimes earlier(peas around mid june)
A greenhouse is the only way to go up here in the arctic!!
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Unread 03-01-2003, 03:04 PM   #8
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Just for you John... a little Boysenberry history...
Boysenberry - Loganberry x dewberry. Discovered by Rudolph Boysen in California in 1920
In the midst of the Great Depression, Walter Knott bred this famous Boysenberry plant (a hybrid of three cane berries; loganberry, raspberry and blackberry) and sold fruit on a small roadside berry stand.

It was not until the 1930s that Walter became associated with the "boysenberry" which would became the family trademark. Nearby, Anaheim Parks Superintendent Rudolph Boysen had experimented with a new strain of berry but the plants kept dying on the vine. Walter took the scraggly plants, nurtured them to health and named the new berry - a cross between a loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry - after its originator. Today, all boysenberries in the world can trace their roots to Knott's Berry Farm.
Knott's Berry Farm, located in Buena Park, CA, is about 30 minutes west of Riverside.
I'm not sure who developed the thornless variety we have growing in our yard, but they are doing great! Buds already!
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Unread 03-01-2003, 05:28 PM   #9
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Shush Karen i might have to hate you, i just got 2 inches of snow and the weatherdude says 17 below zero tonight.
green buds grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Unread 03-01-2003, 05:30 PM   #10
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Don't hate me Todd... there's a lot of stuff that won't grow here because it doesn't get cold enough....
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Very enlightening, Karen. I had forgotten about Logan Berries, too.

About time for a trip to the Coast, I guess. Hell I may have even forgotten how to speak proper English.
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Unread 03-01-2003, 08:50 PM   #12
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Here, Todd, git the whole damn garden started today!
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Unread 03-02-2003, 09:33 AM   #13
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Yes CX i love that greenhouse.its bigger than mine and far pertier but mine only cost me 500.00!!!(which is about right considering i use it about 2.5 months a year!!)
Can you imagine what it would cost to heat that thing when its 15 below at night.I think i'll do my starts indoors and move em out l8er
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Unread 03-02-2003, 04:57 PM   #14
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Todd, I cant show this thread to Kathleen yet. She doesn't have a greenhouse except for the plastic wrapped screen porch. It has an electric heater in it, one of those things looks like a radiator but has oil in it. Keeps the porch at 40 even when we got down around 10.
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Unread 03-02-2003, 04:59 PM   #15
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So flatfloor, do you engage in farmin' out there on that island?

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