2022 Gardening

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  1. Marie Mallery

    Marie Mallery Veteran Member
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    I took some pictures today of a few plants we have and thought we could use a thread for this years gardening.
     
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    It's way too early to think about gardening here yet. But I can feel the earth stirring. The sap is rising in my maple tree so spring is on the way.
     
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    Way too early here of course, but I have celery planted into soil blocks and awaiting germination. Nothing else yet. Potting soil order arrives around mid-month.
     
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    I am shopping Aerogardens (and similar hydroponic systems) on Amazon; does that count as 2022 gardening start ? My mung bean sprouts were tall enough to take the lid off of the seed tray and I put them near the little Aerogarden so they can get light and turn into micro greens now.
    These are about 5 days old and just starting to get color. Now that the lid is off and they are getting light, they should start really greening up.

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  5. Marie Mallery

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    I would think so. And those are looking like they are really taking off. I have some in the freezer I need to try. I'm sure they are still good.
     
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    I'm not planning on gardening this year, if I do it'll just be a couple of pots, I did want to mention I took a rare shopping trip today to the dollar store they had seed packets 4/$1. I picked up for my grandkids some radish, carrots, and summer squash seed.
     
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    Our first end-of-frost-risk day here is Mother's Day. I don't know if I'll mess with anything this year. I've only tried once since moving here and there are so many critters it's really not worth messing with. And I don't can.
     
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    We are only 6 weeks to autumn, we’ve had a very cool summer think we’ve had 2 days over 40 c ( just over the 100f )
    I planted tomatoes I’d grown from seed they did really well growth wise , produced lots of tomatoes but it didn’t seem to matter what I treated them with along with lots of valuable advise from members @Don Alaska ( I bought stuff recommended although I had to order it ) so one day I was sitting on our verandah looking at the sad tomatoes so I dragged the green bin up to the raised garden bed and filled the bin with the tomato bushes ….I’ve replaced them after testing and treating the soil with a late season tomatoes so let’s hope I have better luck this time
     
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    Good that your teaching the grandkids to plant.
     
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    What has come in so far for you this year?

    We had a tomato plant branch break from weight.
    Here is what we got from it after a few days in sunny window ceil.

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    We have some squash, peppers tomatoes, etc, coming up now. Our banana tree is doing good too. But it cost on cold nights.
     
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    That tomato is beautiful. I can taste it. ;)

    How do you grow tomatoes in the winter? Even in Florida? I didn't know that was possible.
     
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    THE HARD WAY!! Should have waited another few weeks to start them ,it cost too much to heat greenhouse but this year ha been unusually warm.
    Now hubby is using it against me since I want to take a trip next month, lol. He said we'll lose everything to the heat.
     
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    I have all four aerogardens filled with seeds, and some had baby plants large enough to transplant into containers, so I did that today and then replanted more seeds in the aerogarden.
    I have been able to harvest a few green leaves for my salads, but they really aren’t large enough for that yet.
    The little tomato starts that I bought at Home Depot are really growing, and I transplanted them into a larger container, and by the time they have outgrown this one, I should be able to move them outside into permanent containers.

    I was at the Dollar Store to get the new container and some planting soil and when I looked at the seeds, they had the most gorgeous tomato that i have ever seen !
    It is called an Atomic Grape Tomato, and it has the brightest colors, so I bought some seeds and just put some in the aerogarden to sprout tonight. Here is a picture and information about these gorgeous and amazing tomatoes.

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    Wow that is something else. Good luck sprouting them and can't wait to see them grow and produce.
     
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