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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 2, 2021 10:43 AM CST
Here is the 2021 discussion. A new year and looking forward to gardening season.

My garden is sleeping under a thick carpet of Fall leaves. Ready for Spring!!
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 2, 2021 11:00 AM CST
Happy to see this thread!
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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ElPolloDiablo
Jan 2, 2021 12:24 PM CST
I hope to be able to get Patio Baby eggplant seeds by February to start the plants. Failing that I will have to settle on Ophelia (another dwarf cultivar) since it seems easier to get here.
It will be interesting to see germination ratio on these things and If I don't manage to kill the seedlings.
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jan 2, 2021 1:04 PM CST
Another option is Pot Black.
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 2, 2021 1:05 PM CST
I ordered 6 25-gallon grow bags, they are better to fit my slope then the premium gropro containers I have, so more growing space between the fruit trees and it's sunny up in the slop too. Can't wait for this year to garden.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
Jan 2, 2021 2:00 PM CST
Thanks Rita!
Dillard, I've never heard of this eggplant. Thank you for the suggestion. It's definitely on my list!
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Jan 2, 2021 2:29 PM CST
It is in the same class as Hansel, Ophelia and Patio Baby. Main difference is shape. Hansel is a long type, Patio Baby is Egg shaped , Ophelia and Pot Black are basicly round. All four are small fruits on very compact plants and were designed for container gardening.
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
Jan 2, 2021 2:37 PM CST
I'm really looking forward to growing it. I Googled to learn more.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 2, 2021 5:51 PM CST
farmerdill said:It is in the same class as Hansel, Ophelia and Patio Baby. Main difference is shape. Hansel is a long type, Patio Baby is Egg shaped , Ophelia and Pot Black are basicly round. All four are small fruits on very compact plants and were designed for container gardening.


I love the shape and size of Patio Baby. Thumbs up
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ElPolloDiablo
Jan 3, 2021 2:22 AM CST
farmerdill said:Another option is Pot Black.
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Thanks: I have to work with what's available around here.
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 3, 2021 9:42 AM CST
If I get to it, this is what I'm going to plant for eggplant, but it's not on a high priority list.

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I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 3, 2021 10:57 AM CST
Well, I will order whatever eggplant seeds I need when I order my tomato and peppers seeds.
Houston, TX zone 9a
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Willinator
Jan 3, 2021 2:30 PM CST
Well here it is! Happy New Year to all and I am wondering what I am going to choose for this
year's selections for vegetables and herbs that I will plan on growing along with my Chili Peppers!
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 3, 2021 2:50 PM CST
I had my first sugar snap pea, it as delicious. I'm waiting a few more, enough that I can make Thai curry.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 3, 2021 8:57 PM CST
I wish I have some garden peas, I finally got some oxtails and want to do oxtail stew for my husband, one of his favorite soups. I have carrots and onions. Anyway, it will taste good, but it would be nice to have some. I decide to do more dishes with bones, they are good for your health. I read people are buying collagen pills, this is my version of collagen pills, haha.
I try to grow everything, sometime not successful.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 3, 2021 9:45 PM CST
Wow it is Two Thousand and Twnety One and it seems like Two Thousand and Twenty was just last week.

Been doing some net searching for Potatoes and Corn.
I found two places that still sell Precocious Sweet Corn , one of the few my brother had truly good things to say about.
May plant some of that but I , at this point in time, am leaning towards old school varieties that were around before I was.

Looking for potatoes, as I said earlier, tisn't what it once was with Ronniger merging with Milk Farm forming Potatoe Garden which went to the big potato farm in the sky last year.
One used to simply enter Potato Seed into a search engine and the main sellers would automatically be on the first page; now if you do not know what/or they once existed , unless you are a one who spend time doing deep searches , you may not find them.
I have found a few others but they are AAA league, not major league.
I have found 4 types I never had before and will probably get those.

Have not done hard core searching for tomatoes and squash but for tomatoes I pretty much know what I want; Squash -- no pre-requirement other than no Acorn Squash.
All vining plants will all go down South, though I may let some volunteer come up up North, and I am rather sure there will be some.

Fertilizers, and soil additives, I have not done the gallons and tens of pounds of material I used to do but as I want some thing other than foliar stuff I have had now for years and I want to see new stuff in the shed rather than ratting looking stuff that been here for years so I will do what I used to really enjoy doing and see what is out there that is not same old , same old but still affordable.
The fact that so many greenhouses and garden shops have closed turns it into mostly a computer search.

Corona Virus be damned, 2020 was one of the best gardens I have had in long time, so, it was a GREAT year and I have no great expectations for 2021. I tip my hat to you.
Name: BetNC
Henderson County, NC (Zone 7a)
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BetNC
Jan 4, 2021 6:46 PM CST
Eggplants! Y'all know about my experience growing and trying to give away eggplants. But they sure have pretty blooms! Nuff said!

Anywho, I'm here, waiting for time to start my seed. . .
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Jan 5, 2021 12:06 AM CST
One lesson I learned last year was: I want to decide where my main midsummer crops are going before putting spring crops around. Because if the tomatoes are ready to plant, but lettuce is still in the way, it's so hard for me to come to grips with. But with planning, I could have room for the young tomatos between aging lettuce in May.
Another: nobody wants my leaf lettuce., or any leafy greens.

I took notes last year and know about when the greens will bolt. I will be able to plant cucumbers along the fence where greens are now and will bolt in May.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Deborah
Southern California (Zone 10a)
Deeby
Jan 5, 2021 3:22 PM CST
Sally, nobody wants greens??? I'd be knocking on your door!
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jan 5, 2021 5:17 PM CST
Jumping the gun but I planted a small bed of Red Norland potatoes today. The moon and the weather are right. I'm just a month early. We'll see how it works out. Spring fever I think.
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch

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