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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Bpeep » Feb 2nd, 2018, 7:45 pm

I can steer you straight on your Bolivian rainbow.
They're an awesome plant.
It's actually a perennial, planted outdoors in Canada tho it's an annual.
I assume yours is indoors right now.
Gonna be breaking dormancy any time now.
Get it in a southern window.
Don't give it any fertilyzer yet.
Keep it moist and let it slightly dry between waters, but not continually dry.
Full sun .
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Feb 24th, 2018, 8:15 am

:200: Penticton is having a Seedy Saturday already!

Wish it wasn't snowing, I would drive down just to make it a day drive. But that would not be stopping those of you down South of Kelowna.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 24th, 2018, 9:59 am

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Feb 24th, 2018, 10:00 am

March 1 is the beginning of Yard Waste pick-up.

It is amazing how people abuse this service. Putting in things that should not be in there. Plastic, rocks, and all kinds of stuff that is routinely found and has to be dug out. Absolutely disgusting.

Anyways, here it is again.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Feb 24th, 2018, 10:42 pm

This year I am putting irrigation in my garden beds. So, of course, the snow won't go. :swear:
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Feb 25th, 2018, 12:04 am

It will, it will! 2 more weeks is all it is going to take.

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Catsumi » Feb 25th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Definition of "resilient": a robin still singing in a snowstorm that has no end in sight.

Sigh

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 6th, 2018, 7:56 am

The Greenery is open now - I am torn about going in. I want to, but I can't buy anything until it warms up some . . .
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 9th, 2018, 11:12 pm

I caved. Two double primulas, one miniature yellow rose that smells like heaven . . .
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Mar 10th, 2018, 7:33 am

You're braver than I am.

I do have all manners of bulbs coming up and 25 Snowdrops have been blooming for a long time now. I lifted leaves out of the gardens and found large earthworms underneath.

This year my goal is early peas. When is too early for peas? I hear they like the cold, well, is it too cold now? :135:
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby pbear » Mar 10th, 2018, 9:41 am

You can do the peas now I would think. I found it wasn’t so much the cold as how wet the soil was in the cold. Really soaking wet soil and very cold overnight temperatures always caused uneven growth.
I’m SO jealous you can see your soil. I still have over a foot of snow everywhere. My small dogs still can’t see over the drifts. I’m sure it will disappear eventually but waiting is hard.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Mar 10th, 2018, 9:44 am

I still have to lift a great many leaves out of the gardens yet. Right now they are so wet and heavy I am hoping todays sun will dry them a bit.

I plan to have a good pea crop this year instead of suffering from indecision.
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Mar 10th, 2018, 9:46 am

Tomorrow is Sunday and it's abit confusing but Seedy Saturday ON Sunday is March 11/18 :sunshine:

I plan to be there with bells on. Spend way too much as per usual and not care .

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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 10th, 2018, 11:38 am

Queen K wrote:Tomorrow is Sunday and it's abit confusing but Seedy Saturday ON Sunday is March 11/18 :sunshine:

I plan to be there with bells on. Spend way too much as per usual and not care .

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I will see you there!
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Re: Gardening 2018

Postby Queen K » Mar 10th, 2018, 11:43 am

It's going to be epic.

Slootman? You reading this? You'd love it.
Pbear, you going to be there?
Bman?
Jflem?

Anyone else? Maybe castanetters should wear yellow and have a secret sign and all meet up for a coffee later. haha!
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