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January 20, 2012


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Laura K.

I just moved to Kentucky from a much colder climate. The land here hasn't been worked in quite some time so I know it gonna take a lot of work, but I'm looking forward to growing things I couldn't grow in zone3. Namely,sweet potatoes, melons, tomatoes and peppers. I also want to plant some herbs-peppermint,oregano and thyme, to name a few. Also want to plant all different kinds of lettuce (I love all the colors) and I want corn.

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Great tips for gardening. I'll do what is posted here and hopefully my garden would look good and beautiful.


I'm going to plant Romaine Lettuce, Cabbage, Onions and Tomatoes. I am going to try my hand at planting peas this year.


I love the wheelbarrow idea! I have an old one out in the barn. I'm going to try to grow different varieties of lettuce in it this year.


I am planning on a separate herb garden this year. I want to grow rosemary, chives, basil etc,
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I'm going to plant Grandpa Ott's morning glories, heirloom tomatoes, and heirloom lettuces. I'm very excited to try a variety of mixed gourds (also heirloom of course). This will be the first I'm going to plant heirlooms!


I plant a nice variety of vegetables and melons, but this year I plan to include at least onions, cilantro, kale, and oregano. For the past couple of years, the only greens have been Romaine lettuce and the herbs have been sage and rosemary. I want to venture out more with growing greens and herbs instead of buying so many from the grocery store!


I love drinking tea, so this spring I'll be adding peppermint and chamomile to the potted plant vegetable garden on my balcony. You'd be surprised how much you can grow in a small space!

Ann Michel

Hi Rosemary -- I have planted my first blueberry this fall, and am looking forward to finding a different variety to plant this spring, so they can fertilize and make lovely berries. We have veggie garden in our yard, overcrowded, and my husband has found a large plot in Seattle where he can garden and sure with the land owner. He will try to focus on things which can stand a little neglect -- corn, taters, onions, leeks, and keep the fragile things in our yard -- lettuces, maters, peas, etc. We would love to try your greens and lettuces!
Thank you, Ann


Ooops, I knew I misspelled wheelbarrow...in fact I changed it from the correct spelling because I pronounce it wheelbarrel...so much for phonics! :} Thanks for the correction Suzanne!
I would fill that aquarium with water, plants and fish, exactly what it is intended for...you will love it! Orrrr, it would make a beautiful Terrarium!
After all, this is a garden blog not a fish blog!! :)

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