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Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 1st, 2018, 12:38 pm

What plans do you have for the year?

I was given a hoop-house for Christmas, so I think I will start with that this year. Although I'm not entirely sure what to plant. Suggestions?

I was also given a garden journal and a book on when to plant. :biggrin:

Also, start planning for your local Seedy Saturdays!
https://www.seeds.ca/events

Kelowna Seedy Sunday

Sunday March 11, 2018 10 to 3
Apple Room at the Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
Kelowna, BC

An opportunity to buy or trade seeds and purchase plants.
Network with locals who love to garden. Participate in
garden related workshops. For more information:
FaceBook.com/KelownaSeedySunday

Admission $2. Kids free. Free parking.

Contact: [email protected]


Vernon Seedy Saturday

Saturday March 17, 2018 10 to 3
Vernon Recreation Centre 3310 37th Ave
Vernon, BC

Join us to celebrate seeds, gardening, bees, local food and community.

-Locally grown heirloom seeds, starts, plants and garden products
-Locally produced food, honey and more.
-Free community seed exchange
-Educational displays
-Children's activities
-Inspiring speakers

Admission is by donation ($2 suggestion)

Follow our event page to keep up-to-date with details - https://www.facebook.com/events/515852132118194/

Contact: [email protected]


I didn't see one for Penticton on the list, it could be that perhaps it hasn't been planned yet?
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 1st, 2018, 1:08 pm

Gonna grow some more ginger this year. Have had asparagus growimg on a window sill for 2 years. This being the third year i will plant them outside. Planted some garlic before it snowed.
Gonna grow another jalepeno crop.
Been eating home made hot sauce for 3 months already. So easy. So tasty.
Been stockpiling dirt. Gonna make all my gardens deeper this spring.
Strawberry patch was looking good before the snow flew.
Probably gonna start some stuff inside in febuary or march.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Bman » Jan 1st, 2018, 5:50 pm

I'll be doing my usual nonsense, too much of everything.
This will be the first pressing of the pinot noir this year.
I may put in a batch of one of the jersey varieties of asparagus in a spot that I've determined ideal for it.

And I'll continue to be in my perpetual search of the perfect tomatoe.
I've been searching forever. I'm good at growing them, I just want particular attributes that I just can't find.
Maybe those attributes aren't even in a tomatoe.

I picked strawberries last year till the end of november.

Another 8 weeks or so and all this nonsense is over.
Doesn't sound too long away when ya say it like that.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Jan 1st, 2018, 5:56 pm

This year I'm going to forgo peppers and go with more cool plants, like cukes and peas.

My raised beds are freed up from too many June Bearing strawberries and I plan to see what Slootman buys so I can trade seeds.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 1st, 2018, 6:00 pm

Anyone tried growing peanuts ?
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Jan 1st, 2018, 6:02 pm

I haven't, but don't they need high heat? Or is there a variety that tolerates our zone? :135:
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 1st, 2018, 6:04 pm

Queen K wrote:I haven't, but don't they need high heat? Or is there a variety that tolerates our zone? :135:



They are grown at vernon apparently. At least u can get seeds that are sold as being from vernon. Called virginia peanuts or something like that i believe.
They are supposedly easily grown in sand. Witch i have lots of. But i tried last year and it didnt work out
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 1st, 2018, 6:21 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Anyone tried growing peanuts ?


My Dad did, he even got his picture in the news paper for it. That was back when Jimmy Carter was president.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby JLives » Jan 1st, 2018, 6:29 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Anyone tried growing peanuts ?

I tried last year but they never grew. I'll have to try again this year. I wonder if they do well in containers.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Jflem1983 » Jan 1st, 2018, 6:32 pm

JLives wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:Anyone tried growing peanuts ?

I tried last year but they never grew. I'll have to try again this year. I wonder if they do well in containers.



Mine didnt grow either
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 1st, 2018, 6:43 pm

I need to get my gardens back up and going. We built a new garage late 2016 where our raised beds were. I need to get my raised beds put back together. I also need to re-landscape my back yard since the construction. Between running my business and then my injury nothing got done last year. This year I will have a lot more time to get out in my yard.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Bman » Jan 1st, 2018, 7:36 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Anyone tried growing peanuts ?

I have.
They're a legume.

Jimmy Carter was a peanut farmer.
Not that it means anything. Lol

Peanuts are easy to grow but not really worthwhile unless you grow lots.
They're like cotton.
Fun to grow, but if ya need a new pair of jeans...
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Re: Gardening 2018

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Jan 1st, 2018, 8:38 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Anyone tried growing peanuts ?


I have, in my raised beds. I forgot about them and then dug up about a double handful of them at year end - but that was a couple of years ago.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 2nd, 2018, 9:33 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Anyone tried growing peanuts ?

Located in Armstrong and offers a wide variety of nuts, baking ingredients, confections, etc. Friends and I place an order, split the cost and divvy up the items accordingly.
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