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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Bsuds » Mar 15th, 2017, 10:06 am

Jflem1983 wrote:I grew it in my boot room . Which has many windows . I grew it in 2 large pots . If u search online ginger likes room temperature . Flat bottom shallow pots . Lots of light . It is a pretty plant . Looks like bamboo . Go buy some ginger soak it overnight . Put it in dirt and wait two weeks . It will sprout


What I have found on several websites is use a 12" deep pot and full/partial shade. An east or south facing window works well.

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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Jflem1983 » Mar 15th, 2017, 10:13 am

Well what can I say . I grew mine in full sun all summer
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Jflem1983 » Mar 15th, 2017, 10:35 am

Add to that I can't afford air conditioning. I'm sure it was well over 100 Fahrenheit in there many days
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby just popping in » Mar 15th, 2017, 3:44 pm

Anyone interested, Honey Nut Cheerios is offering free wildflower seeds to "Bring Back The Bees":

https://bringbackthebees.ca/Contest/Index

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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby rose123 » Mar 16th, 2017, 8:36 pm

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to be joining you for the new growing season! I just moved to Kelowna from the coast and have big plans for a great big garden! My true love is vegetable/food growing but I plan to grow many flowers and herbs as well. I have sooo many seeds! Looking forward to turning all this lawn into garden. We have only a .21 acre lot but I know we'll get lots growing on it. I have had seeds started in my basement since January. Spring can't come soon enough in this corner of the world!
Nice to virtually meet you all!

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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 17th, 2017, 9:32 am

rose123 wrote:Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to be joining you for the new growing season! I just moved to Kelowna from the coast and have big plans for a great big garden! My true love is vegetable/food growing but I plan to grow many flowers and herbs as well. I have sooo many seeds! Looking forward to turning all this lawn into garden. We have only a .21 acre lot but I know we'll get lots growing on it. I have had seeds started in my basement since January. Spring can't come soon enough in this corner of the world!
Nice to virtually meet you all!


Welcome, rose123!

What area of the coast are you from? What zone are you used to planting in? The Kelowna area is about a 5, mostly.
Check your soil all over your yard, you may have different types on one plot - we do. I'm in Rutland and we have a good topsoil, rock and sand, and then clay deposits. I have to amend each spot differently.

Historically we don't plant out of doors until the May long weekenend, it's rare to get frost after that (though it has happened). I believe you can plant cold weather plants before that, and I know of some people who have done well with hoop houses/greenhouses/cloches to protect from frost. Last year was an early spring, this year not so much.

Bman is our go-to with garden questions, Queen K is also quite knowledgeable.
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Lady tehMa » Mar 17th, 2017, 9:36 am

Jflem1983 wrote:Honestly if u have a window that gets good sun it will grow easy . In one season u will have a year's worth of ginger


My options are: teenage son's bedroom (south facing, but won't happen), kitchen over the sink (south facing, partially shaded by the deck, no ledge for plants), dining area (south facing but fully shaded by deck), basement laundry/storage/catch-all room (south facing, currently have a few plants sitting on the deep freeze, but my rack for hanging clothes to dry is above that).

The other windows are north facing and get shade most of the day. We have a small late-60's/early 70's bi-level.
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby just popping in » Mar 17th, 2017, 10:36 am

Bsuds wrote:This could be the answer to not a lot of space in your yards for growing.

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/2071 ... ighborhood


Rose123: I think this is a great idea that Bsuds suggested!
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Mar 17th, 2017, 8:24 pm

Should peas go in soon? :135:
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Jflem1983 » Mar 18th, 2017, 7:13 am

Certainly peas are an early season plant . It is still cold at night tho
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Mar 18th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Don't kill spiders. Put them outside in the roses, they'll go after aphids and such.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/15/health/sp ... index.html
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Queen K » Mar 18th, 2017, 5:34 pm

Just stating the obvious, it's gardening weather!

Yahoooo, I came in to get a drink and just could not resist. Rhubarb is up! Garlic is all up! And many rescue bulbs have made it through the transplant and Winter stages. Yahooooo!
Our saddest days are when we add up our losses, and losses seem to be our saddest when we lose our best. Proud to be a "Leaf-licker" and I know who else is too. **smiles**

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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby flamingfingers » Mar 18th, 2017, 6:28 pm

Mesclun I planted in a bucket on my too-shady balcony is up!!! I hope it amounts to LOTS of greens!!
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Bpeep » Mar 19th, 2017, 7:49 am

Last day of winter!
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Re: Gardening 2017: Fruits, Veggies, Flowers

Postby Jflem1983 » Mar 19th, 2017, 8:14 am

Ice on the puddles not planting season yet
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