Veggies 2013

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 Hi All,

Just a placeholder for this years growing experiments outside in the garden, self watering containers, cold frame and anything else I think might be interesting. I had a rough year last year with my health so I and am looking forward to a productive (well, at least interesting) growing time this year. I hope Gisette can help me relearn how to post pictures. Just ordered seeds today of some new veggie varieties I am excited to try this year.....

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Wow, Beth - what variety is
Wow, Beth - what variety is your bug-proof cabbage?  Or did row cover accomplish this magic feat?!? My senposai and baby choi look like cabbage skeletons from the dratted cabbage white caterpillars... So I try growing them in autumn, for that aphid-encrusted effect...

Good to hear from you, and that the garden's going well! It's a long wait for mid-size tomatoes up here. Final frosting after Memorial Day this year. (Usually Mother's Day is several weeks past last frost, and perfectly safe.)

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 Had to post that I picked
 Had to post that I picked the first picolino cucumber today and was very pleased! Thin skin, not bitter and no seeds. Planted in a self watering container this variety has only female flowers. Bonus was a couple of heads of cabbage from the main garden. Gift plants from a friend, have never harvested a bug free cabbage before! Had coleslaw tonight. Enjoying the garden so far. Cold frame lettuce was great but an early hot spell made them bolt too early. Now we need tomatoes!

 

 

 

 

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Wow, very extra early, for

Wow, very extra early, for tomatoes and peppers! 

Yes, I tried two small cantaloupes for containers, the Minnesota Midget, and Gurney's Little Sweet. The Gurney's worked much better. Here, it's a race against powdery mildew to harvest a ripe cantaloupe. I think the midget lost that race. But the Gurney's delivered pretty good ripe melons from a pot on the driveway. Good luck!

The cukes sound great. There's another variety called Iznik that sounds similar to that. I almost bought, and would love to try, but I don't need them right now. Hope to hear how your picolino do.

Glad a prescription helped get you back gardening!

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 Yup, prescription has made

 Yup, prescription has made me feel much better. Finally ready to get back to gardening. Can't wait to grow a cuc I just ordered from Pinetree called picolino. Supposed to be 4" thin skinned cucs. All female flower and parthenocarpic (for benefit of everyone - means will set fruit without pollination). That means I can put it under floating row cover in the garden or grow it inside. We'll see. Also ordered Minnesota midget cantelope for the self watering container. 3' vines and mini cantelopes. Gisette didn't you try these? 

Heirloom watermelon called Small Shining Light from Seed Savers Exchange - just had to try it. Individual sized. Sounds good. Some other cool sounding peppers, too. Now I just need to figure out where everything is going.

I will be starting seeds tomorrow -extra early tomatoes, peppers and herbs.

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 Yay, Beth, back to

 Yay, Beth, back to gardening! I hope this means the health & mobility are doing better!

I hope so, too, on the pictures... First clue:  Firefox is not working well on this site these days, and I need to get around to fixing that. Use Chrome... 

I've been ordering seeds today.  Trying two new varieties of pepper this year, in search of the carmen pepper experience, ripening quicker. 

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