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Name: Devin LoveGreen
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lovegreen
Mar 24, 2014 1:12 PM CST
Good afternoon, I live in Zone 5B and I recently moved to a new house and I'm behind the curve on flowers and plants. Can I still plant flower bulbs this spring early? I plan on having a large garden as well and I havn't started my other plants either. How far behind am I. I do own two green houses and I can extend my growing season that way, I was wondering if I should grow those plants like peppers and tomatoes in the green houses so I can get a full harvest. I look forward to hearing back from you and I love your podcast! Keep up the great work and God bless!
Devin LoveGreen
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 24, 2014 1:16 PM CST

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Hi Devin,

Have you seen our planting calendar? Here it is for your area:

http://garden.org/apps/calendar/?q=Burr%2C+Nebraska

I'd say it's too late for spring flowing bulbs but you've got plenty of time for everything else. Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 24, 2014 1:17 PM CST
You can certainly plant the bulbs, but if these are spring bloomers, you won't have blooms this year. Starting your vegetables in the GH's is a smart move and is something I use one of my GH's for. It gives you that head-start when it is too cold to put them in the garden/pots. I have only put out my onion seedlings. I am waiting to put out my herbs, tomatoes, peppers, celery, and sweet potatoes. It looks like we will have one more good, solid freeze (27 F) and then that's it. I live in 8b.
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Name: Devin LoveGreen
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lovegreen
Mar 24, 2014 1:21 PM CST
Thank you all so much! You all rock! I can't wait to learn as much as possible from all of you here at All Things Plants! Thank You!
Devin LoveGreen
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Mar 24, 2014 1:44 PM CST

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Welcome!

I hope you share your triumphs of the coming year in our edibles forum, and/or the permaculture forum. Thumbs up
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 24, 2014 1:57 PM CST
Heck, I'd be happy if he shared photos. We love photos!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Devin LoveGreen
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lovegreen
Mar 24, 2014 3:53 PM CST
I'll take lots of photos and share them all! I plan on having a large garden with lots of different and unique types of plants, I even bought seeds from Dave's kids! After hearing how awesome they are on the podcast I knew I had to try them! I can't wait to have my food forest in the backyard and share it all with you! I'm excited just thinking about it! I can't thank you all enough for your support and words of advice! God Bless!
Devin LoveGreen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 24, 2014 4:03 PM CST
Welcome, Devin! Welcome! Love your enthusiasm! Since you have greenhouses, you might want to check out some of the information available on that forum here. Especially if you're not familiar with GH gardening. Heh, I know I learned a lot after getting my first GH. Rolling my eyes.
http://garden.org/forums/view/greenhouses/
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 24, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Devin, your excitement is contagious. Thumbs up Welcome to ATP.

What are your thoughts about vegetables in your garden? A relatively small patch can grow an amazing amount of vegetables. That's where my raised garden is - in the back yard.
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Name: Devin LoveGreen
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lovegreen
Mar 24, 2014 8:48 PM CST
Thanks! I've never grown in a greenhouse but I have grown on a sun porch before. I'm definitely looking at doing some dense plantings and doing some companion plantings. I just purchased 6 new baby chicks so I'm excited to get them out in the garden when they get older and give me eggs and then they can clean my beds and fertilize my litter. I also have a rabbit who's manure is a great fertilizer and already in great pellet form.
Devin LoveGreen

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