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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Feb 4, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Hi! It is encouraging to see you guys in the middle of garden prep, and enjoying warm weather. I am living through you up here in Minne'snow'ta. Today I am seeding lettuce and onions with the kids to plant out in April.

Perhaps someday we'll move south. I like the respite of winter, but 5 months is too long! It does give me time to read some good gardening. Oops. Right now I am enjoying "The Tao of Vegetable Gardening". By Carol Deppe.

Drastically cutting down on my seed order and trying to use the leftover seed I have. It's so hard to resist though! I only spent $22 this year. The $25 gift certificate I won from Victory Seeds helped this. I am excited to try a dwarf tomato 🍅 variety.

I will check back for more updates from Whitinger farm.

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Feb 5, 2017 5:27 PM CST Admin

Thanks, Reid!

The only thing more tempting than the seed catalogs are the swaps, evidently! I'm sorting and resorting all of the goodies Dave got and wondering how we'll ever get even half of them sown/planted this year. No worries, though- "there's always next year"!

I agree on the respite of winter. I definitely take full advantage of it here, and I've also learned to appreciate the break in the heat of summer as well. It's good to recharge.
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Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs Beekeeper
Permaculture Composter Canning and food preservation Bee Lover Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
Feb 10, 2017 8:31 PM CST
Trish it is so refreshing to see your pictures of warm weather and work in the garden. I do have my dining room almost full of seedlings under lights (way too early for us) but I just can't wait! Hilarious!

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And this is what we are dealing with!
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And after we thaw then we have the dark rain filled days til the end of June Rolling on the floor laughing
Gotta love Oregon *Blush*
@Anderwood - I was so excited to see Hurray! another Carol Deppe reader Hurray!
I have "The Resilient Gardener" and I have been planting her seeds for many years. Now I will have to get her newest book. It looks so good. Thank you so much for reminding me.
I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Feb 13, 2017 8:38 PM CST
We ordered her Sweet Meat squash from Adaptive Seeds this year. I love that company by the way! You should try them.

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