Northeast Gardening forum: Gardening.....2017

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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 18, 2017 8:57 AM CST
I sent away my plant and seed orders yesterday....the only new variety I chose was a purple podded snap pea called Sugar Magnolia...it was in Pinetree Seed catalog. I hope we get more rain for this growing season, but I did order plants that were drought tolerant, such as penstemon & salvias....always the optimist!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jan 18, 2017 11:10 AM CST
I planted those Sugar Magnolia peas last fall. You should love them!!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 18, 2017 11:11 AM CST
I have not ordered anything new as yet.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 19, 2017 8:33 AM CST
I wasn't sure if those were the same ones you planted, Rita...happy to know that they are. I didn't order a whole lot of stuff....not enough room in the perennial beds, but I did order lots of flower seeds for the veggie garden!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 19, 2017 10:53 AM CST
A package of mixed seeds in the mail from the Sierra Club arrived yesterday & no I don't want to join.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 19, 2017 3:29 PM CST
I have seeds to order yet but don't want to go crazy because I have many already from last year still.

Today I did order cellpacks to use for my tomato and pepper seed starting. The ones I used last year are too small!!
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 20, 2017 7:45 AM CST
I usually use quite large containers to start my seeds.....when I was in Walmart's the other day, I looked for seed starting medium, but they were redoing the gardening dept., & nothing was on the shelves yet...bummer.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 20, 2017 10:40 AM CST
I bought my seed starter medium last fall exactly so that I would not have to be looking for it in winter when the local places don't have it!!
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 21, 2017 9:03 AM CST
Great idea....wish I had done so as well! There is a new Ocean State in the town where I grocery shop, so maybe I can check there....they usually have seeds at good prices......
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 21, 2017 9:53 AM CST
I have a few more seeds I'm waiting on and a big trade coming. I got a big bag of promix in the fall so I should be good for dirt. The feed store has it cheap enough if I need more.

I am doing quite a few milkweeds this year and a few others that will get started inside, the rest gets winter sowed in jugs.

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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 22, 2017 11:02 AM CST
Good for you, Ronnie...the monarchs really need the milkweed.....I'm lucky I have plenty of the wild ones on the property. I have 4 pkgs of sweet peas....I'd like to winter sow them, but not sure if they would survive.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 22, 2017 11:25 AM CST
Don't know anything about growing sweet peas. I should try as they are so beautiful and smell so sweet.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 23, 2017 9:23 AM CST
They just need support to climb.....I have a trellis against the garage, but I also have a trellis for my clems....maybe I can mix them together.......

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