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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 17, 2018 4:05 PM CST
Another New Year and time to talk about our 2018 Veggie Gardens!!
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 18, 2018 8:44 AM CST
Well, I spent a few hours making out orders yesterday....I would have bought more, but I'm running out of space & money! Here's my veggie list: beans Jade & Gold Crop, beets Golden & Vulture, carrots Romance & Maverick, pickling cukes Boston, National, Eureka, & Pioneer, eggplant Slim Jim, lettuce Ice Queen & Merveille de Quatre Saisons, peas Sabre, basil & dill. I'm not starting any toms or peppers this year...getting lazy, I'll just buy them at WFF. For flowers I ordered cosmos, marigolds, glads, & dahlias...also 3 hostas, June....I'm digging out an old peony garden...too shady now, & am planting the hostas with others that I've already planted. Oh, also ordered purple & lavender Queen Anne's lace....can't wait to see how they turn out!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 18, 2018 9:58 AM CST
Seems like a nice veggie list to me and plenty of seeds to plant out. I don't blame you for not wanting to start your own peppers and tomatoes. It is a lot of work to start them and so much easier just to buy starts.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 18, 2018 5:44 PM CST
Forgot I also bought seeds for yellow squash & zucchini....tomorrow I'm headed to Ocean State to see what they have ....pkts are supposed to be 40% off.....
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 19, 2018 1:40 PM CST
I never get out to the local nurseries this early to check the seed selections. I really should as things might not be so picked over and I might have a better selection.

The bad part of buying seeds on line is that no one place has everything wanted so one ends up with multiple shipping charges. Grumbling
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 19, 2018 3:34 PM CST
Those shipping charges add up! I bought flower seeds at Ocean State...cosmos, marigolds, zinnias...also some basil....
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 19, 2018 3:42 PM CST
RobinD said:Those shipping charges add up! I bought flower seeds at Ocean State...cosmos, marigolds, zinnias...also some basil....


Yes, those shipping charges are annoying when you have to pay a bunch of them. I wouldn't mind if I could get everything at once from one place but that is never how it turns out.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 20, 2018 5:41 AM CST

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Don't forget Christmas tree shops for seeds.. if you have one near .. besides HD and lowes.. walmart
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 20, 2018 8:02 AM CST
Walmart's & Lowe's are the closest to me, although both are 30 min. away......I'm always on the lookout for interesting dahlias!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 21, 2018 6:14 AM CST

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Been buying some dahlias from Ramonna .. in Maine .. on facebook .. she has some nice stuff
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 21, 2018 3:53 PM CST
Sounds good.....will take a look.....is there a special address I need?
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 22, 2018 4:49 AM CST

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Hopefully this link works
https://www.facebook.com/group...

Faraway flowers
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 22, 2018 8:29 AM CST
Thank you....have ordered lilies from them in the past!
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Jan 26, 2018 3:32 PM CST

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Seed catalogs are coming in fast and furious now... They don't really make narrowing things down an easier. Seems I see 3 or 4 new things I'd like to try while searching if they have the stuff I already know I want....
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 26, 2018 6:13 PM CST
I usually order seeds for a new veggie & a new flower...new to me, that is....this year I ordered seed for Slim Jim eggplant which I've never grown, & for Dara, a Queen Anne's Lace in shades of pink & purple.
Name: Tommy
Hudson Valley of N.Y.
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tommyr
Feb 2, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Started some sweet Spanish onion seeds 3 days ago.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Feb 2, 2018 10:39 AM CST
March 1st I start my tomato and pepper plants from seed. Been doing that for a few years now.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Feb 2, 2018 2:58 PM CST
I'll be starting the eggplant the 1st of March......not starting anything else....all direct seed....will buy the tomatoes & peppers......WFF has a great assortment around the middle of May.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Feb 2, 2018 3:04 PM CST
RobinD said:I'll be starting the eggplant the 1st of March......not starting anything else....all direct seed....will buy the tomatoes & peppers......WFF has a great assortment around the middle of May.


I have some eggplant seeds to start also. Never tried to start eggplant before.

But I REALLY have a lot of pepper seeds. I went nuts late last spring ordering pepper seeds. I can't possibly start all those seeds as I don't have the room to plant that many peppers.

Still the peppers were fabulous last year. I am looking forward to growing the Japanese peppers again. Both the ones I had last season and some new to me ones.

And I am also especially excited about the Lunchbox pepper seeds.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Feb 3, 2018 8:04 AM CST
I liked the lunchbox ones as they were small...just right for a salad. I'm hoping WFF has the Japanese peppers this year, I'd like to try some.

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