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The gardens are producing so many volunteer pansies right now I can hardly keep up with finding and moving them.

The petunias you seek may be at Kal Lake Garden Center, I bought some there last year at the end of the year was shocked at how well they went into Fall. Same look as the city's planters too.
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I put some pole bean seeds in water to soak prior to planting this afternoon, then *bleep* happened and they didn't get planted.
Any suggestions as to leaving them to soak until tomorrow morning? Is that too long?
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I would think it's too long but the only way to find out is take half out and keep half in and plant tomorrow. :biggrin:
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Babba, your pole bean seeds will be fine soaking until tomorrow morning. The worst that can happen is they start to sprout (plant carefully so not to disturb the sprout) or the very odd one will go darker and feel mushy but I doubt that if it's fresh seed....
Good luck with the pole beans - they are so good and tasty when young pods I eat them right off the vine!!! Yumm.
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I agree as I’ve let bean seeds soak for a couple of days, no harm done. They really have a thick skin

My radishes are ready to start pulling up and the green onions are also ready for snipping. I visited the garden and watered today, the first time since April 22. Things really coming along…carrots sprouted up nicely but am unsure if I really see parsley yet. Probably not, they are so slow
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Thanks. They're going in the ground tomorrow. A bit earlier then the norm. These are seeds that I kept from last year's crop.
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If I were you, I’d plant them a little deeper than normal to avoid frost burn …who knows with this crazy weather?
Last year you could easily have gotten away with it since we had the dreaded ‘heat dome’.


I’m going to wait a bit longer with bean and cuc planting as my plot has no wind or frost protection.


Let us know how your beans do, ok?
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I am digging up and replanting garlic. I plant garlic for eating. But I also plant it for pest control. And to help different plants. And suddenly I'm swimming in the stuff. I need to dig them up and separate them where they've come up too close together (which is apparently most of the time!) Last year I didn't harvest until much later in the year and I missed a bunch in the ground. I also find it hard to dismiss the babies which come from when I miss scapes and they go to seed. I've given a bunch away to my MIL and SIL, and a friend is getting some.

I will still have extra though. Does anyone want some?

Food garden prep is coming along, but slowly. Work has picked up and so I don't have as much time to pop out and take care of it. Plus, motivation is low. I have some pea volunteers I replanted, hope they do okay.
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Love the taste but alas can no longer eat Garlic chives. Someone will want them!

Ahead of me lies the unenviable task of removing dozens of sunflower seedlings. It goes fast but it's also heartbreaking. And I've learned about giving stuff away on the internet for free, somethings are best just pulled out and composted.
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Gardening newbie here for a second year of attempting to grow stuff. I had success with tomatillos and jalapenos last year, so I am planning on growing those again. But I am adding some tomatoes to my plans this year.

I know it is still kind of cool at night. When is a good time to plant them? My daughter already has hers outdoors, but hers are protected on her deck while mine will be in a garden bed.
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SuperMom wrote: May 3rd, 2024, 11:31 am Gardening newbie here for a second year of attempting to grow stuff. I had success with tomatillos and jalapenos last year, so I am planning on growing those again. But I am adding some tomatoes to my plans this year.

I know it is still kind of cool at night. When is a good time to plant them? My daughter already has hers outdoors, but hers are protected on her deck while mine will be in a garden bed.
Wait, be patient for putting toms in bed. We’ll let you know when time is right, so keep checking here regularly.
If you were growing cool crops, like peas, lettuce, onions and even carrots, do it now.

I use a metal, separating tea ball, plugged full of bay leaf, dried chilli skins, garlic, sage etc and place it in soups and stews. Some may like to eat that stuff…. I don’t. But I do like the flavours imparted to food
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Yesterday I transplanted tomatoes my friend started for me, from one big pot to many small seedling pots ( 3 inches I think?). They look SO sad :( Usually, he does it for me, so I haven't had to fret about transplant shock, I get them when they're ready to go into the ground.

I also visited the Greenery yesterday and got a bunch of plants ahead of the rush. Currently, I have them zipped up in my small deck greenhouse. Hoping they'll harden off in there okay as I have no space indoors :/
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Balcony planters are almost filled up.
Chives, lemon thyme, parsley, rosemary. All nice and close for the head chef. :up:
All that's left to buy is a pot of basil, next time I'm at Superstore, $3.99. It'll be split up and spread out and hopfully I'll end up with 4 or 5 healthy plants.
One planter has radicchio growing in it but it will be transplanted into our garden.
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^^^^

Lovely, good job

Am I the only one eating radishes and onion tops?
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I'm late, only just planted radishes yesterday. Well, daikon were planted 2 days ago.
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