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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 3, 2012 9:32 AM CST

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My pot ghetto is almost gone! I have a few more winter sown things, 2 Clematis, an Agastache I rooted, some Liatris, a Blue Moon Wisteria, 5 Heleniums I rooted, a few Red Hot Pokers. Oh my. The pot ghetto is worse than I thought! Rolling on the floor laughing

How is your pot ghetto shaping up?
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 4, 2012 5:27 AM CST
Mine too, Clint. I waited long enough. Then I fell a couple of weeks ago, hurt my hand. Can't dig. So my husband couldn't stand the milk jugs on the deck any longer so he planted several for me yesterday- lobelia cardinalis, helenium, penstemon. The only jug left on my deck are hardy sempervivums. If I plant them into beds at this small stage, they'll disappear, I'm sure.

Though the hardy semps were among my first sprouts, they're still tiny.

Karen
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 4, 2012 6:36 AM CST
I am so far down in the Ghetto, you just don't want to know! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 4, 2012 7:37 AM CST

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LOL. I'm still planting seeds. Rolling on the floor laughing
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virginiarose
Jun 4, 2012 10:18 AM CST
You are never going to get out of the ghetto that way! nodding You are just addicted. Hilarious!
Susan

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Name: jennifer
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flowersrjen
Jun 4, 2012 12:12 PM CST
Pot ghetto Rolling on the floor laughing ...gotta tell the hubby that one, he gets crazy with all my pots, swap was a few weeks ago(came home with 42 plants) and I haven't gotten everything planted yet(also had a coleus and a bluestone order come in Green Grin! )and between the heat wave and the rain...sheesh.......I also have started seeds in sandwich baggies which are covering the kitchen windowsill currently
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 4, 2012 12:32 PM CST
"Pot ghetto!" Love it! Rolling on the floor laughing The whole upper part of my garden is a pot ghetto.....and the rest of it is a weed patch! Rolling my eyes.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 4, 2012 12:40 PM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing It makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 4, 2012 2:08 PM CST
My breeze way is so ghetto that I am tripping over pots! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

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springcolor
Jun 4, 2012 5:46 PM CST
I have been working so hard at making mine smaller. What the heck was I thinking!! Whistling Blinking
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gardengus
Jun 4, 2012 5:57 PM CST
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Well most things out of the greenhouse and on the cooler shelves
only 8 wintersown pots to go
another 30+ homeless plants to find a place for on the north side shelves.
and yes I too am still starting seeds I just found - 4 flats

My goal date is always July 1st because we go away for several days and I don't want to pay someone to water
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 4, 2012 6:36 PM CST
I don't even want to count 'em; too depressing. Like springcolor said, "what the heck was I thinking?" Confused
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 4, 2012 7:18 PM CST
Too much is too much! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jun 4, 2012 9:22 PM CST
Your pot ghetto looks ever so much tidier than mine! And mine are either drowning in the rain we're having or drying up and trying to die where I have them sheltered from the rain! Just can't win! Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Jun 4, 2012 9:30 PM CST
Ok yeah,Susan, yours is so NOT ghetto, more like a condo association, LOL
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jun 4, 2012 9:32 PM CST

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Susan - Love the neat pot ghetto. I'm thinking of using whiskey barrels and putting the plants in there so they look planted. LOL.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 5, 2012 2:43 AM CST
That is too funny! Wait a minute I have a whiskey barrel but I think I need 20! I spent all day Saturday planting bulbs so at least I don't have refrigerator ghetto anymore! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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ge1836
Jun 5, 2012 3:29 AM CST
Love "Pot Ghetto" I had a small one by comparison to all you winter sowers. I am down to 3 plants from 20.
I gave away many to GF and DD#3
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Jun 5, 2012 4:30 AM CST
Yes, the pot ghetto is kinda nice, except some of the pots dry out real fast and it's a constant job watering them, today's pot ghetto is tomorrows garden! Or next months garden in my case. Hilarious! Hilarious!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 5, 2012 4:48 AM CST
I can't keep up to the constant watering, and I don't want to either.

I plant out my wintersown stuff asap in spring. Plunk and run mode takes over, wherever there's a spot in a bed. Seedlings get transplanted as soon as they're big enough for me to handle- like a set or two of true leaves. In the spring weather, the rain takes care of watering, and the cool weather lets them establish easily. Once the hot weather is here, they need constant watering, protection from hot sun. It's a pain. Long term survival of my seedlings is absolutely best if planted in April or early May.

Karen

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