What Are Y'all Planting Around The House This Spring..?

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  1. Poodlesrule

    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it is time to plant stuff again!


    Modest start here;
    store-bought begonias
    (I recently acknowledged my love of the plant - my late parents used to put them on family graves in the summer, so it is a childhood thing coming back!)
    a freebie heirloom tomato seed set to ground
    ditto black-eye susan seeds
    store-bought geranium, as my many-years over-wintered ones are on their last legs, but...
    geranium clippings with rooting dope applied
    next is to set some wildflower seeds where an evergreen was taken out by gypsy moths last year
    and more... TBD!

    Whatever cranks your tractor, as they say.
     
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    uwmcscott AGF Survivor Champ

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    I have my tomato and pepper plants growing under the lights from seed. Can't put any veggies in the ground here though until june at the earliest.
     
  3. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    You kidding? Time for harvesting not planting. Blueberries & squash have done well this year.
     

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    I've got mangoes and bananas growing outside my balcony in my neighborhood.
     
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    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    Two things:

    @Mickey , USDA planting zones are not for nothing

    Does not have to be "around a house", could be a deck, balcony, window box, or any old small planter.
     
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    Poodlesrule Well-Known Member

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    Well, yeah.
    How long do you think it would take for a typical large Thai city to revert to jungle?
     
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    Probably not long. I was amazed when I first came to Bangkok at how there were banana trees with bunches of fruit nestled up against the escalator to the elevated sky train system in some areas. I think 2 or 3 years after we kill ourselves off this would make great setting for Mad Max III
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    Around here it takes an abandoned house about a year to revert to jungle,
    so I'd give it about 6 months in Thailand. :)
     
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    rosemary, sage, thyme, lavender, italian parsley, oregano...


    just cooking stuff for me...
     
  10. Poodlesrule

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    From seeds?
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    We have wild Rosemary growing wild everywhere around here.
    Thanks to some industrious bird, I have a single Polk Salad plant which I'll let go to seed
    so that next year I'll have dozens!

     
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    Hopefully some weed
     
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    In the past few days,
    I put in a semi-dwarf honeycrisp apple (already have 3 dwarf honeycrisps)
    A dwarf pear,
    a full size contender peach (already have one dwarf contender peach)
    3 blackberry bushes.

    I am aiming to get as much fruit and berries, and veggies, as possible out of my postage stamp lot.
    I now have 9 fruit trees, 14 blueberries, a lot of raspberries, and just now a starter blackberry patch.
    Have made several raised beds for veggies this/last year. ( less lawn mowing, more food)
    Had a bunch of tree chips pilled up from last year, and some nice geo-fabric. Just re-fabric and re-chipped
    my back yard around most of the trees and berries.


    T-Bone's backyard.
    (I built him the fence after he was seen running from 2 coyotes under a streetlight, at night 2 years ago. I thought I heard him die that night. He turned out alive 2 days later. Thats when I started the fence.
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    Got two gardens of asparagus, one standard green variety that's 3 years old this spring, and one purple variety that's 2 years old. Growing like weeds, even out here in the gods-forsaken desert. :) Also, got the dwarf apple, nectarine, pear and plum trees, all 4 years old, so should get a lot more fruit this year, hopefully. Beyond that, lots of succulents and cacti...you know, stuff that actually grows where I live. :)
     
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    Grass! The back side of my lot was so heavily shaded, nothing would grow... I've spent hundreds on seed, fertilizer, and water over the last few years.... nothing. My neighbor thinned out a bunch of trees along the fence line this spring, and I did some trimming on mine, and the ground finally is getting some sunlight. The new grass is looking good.
     
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    Taken from the escalator to the Skytrain station in urban Bangkok. Bananas and Coconuts !

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    We go to a farm about 40 min. away the weekend before mothers day and get our annuals.
    It has become one of our married life traditions.
    We stop for a simple lunch at a pizza joint we like on the way back.

    We have scaled back to just a few potted garden vegetables - 2 tomato plants, a six pack of a sweet pepper, some basil and the usual variety of impatients, mandavilla, and / or other climbing vine, and a half dozen or so others. I prefer the new guinea impatients but we get a mix and match color contrast in several planters around our back deck.

    We tried a morning glory climbing vine around a light post out front several years ago and it damn near snapped the whole light fixture off the post.
    I had Invasion of the Body Snatcher type nightmares for a while after that.
    Creepy.
     
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    What will I plant? Let me see.
    Oh yeah my butt on my couch.
     
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    Ive been doing about 20 hours a weekend here in San Diego. We have a half acre wasteland because of my wife's animals. Not an inch of grass. Got a new tool called a rootbuster and I dug out a running bamboo I let get way too big. Need to transplant farther back in the yard . Last years Apricot is kicking preety good and the nectarine needed about 80% of the new buds knocked off. As is the little tree has about 150 fruit. The avacodo bent to the ground where the chickens ate 80% of its buds but still may have 30 fruit. It'll need a lot of proppping. Finally decided where the japanese flame maple is going. Tropical waterlillies are putting out and the paradise fish had babies over the winter. Nursing the tomato volunteers. Got more of the wife's chickens put in the back so hopefully the stuff im planting won't be eaten to the ground. Maybe I'll get time to rent a tractor and dig my BIG pond.
     
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