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Name: Richard Jasztal
Hudson, FL 34667 (Zone 9b)
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Jaszman
Jun 1, 2018 6:41 PM CST
I am a amputee from a traffic accident 6 yrs ago. I have struggled with things to keep me occupied and busy as I was a very active person one day and early retired without legs the next. I have fought with depression and pain since my accident, but have in the last 2 years started to turn a corner on the depression, and the pain I am suffering has subsided without medication (thank god). I have taken up computers (recreationally) and have recently decided to take up container gardening (in my northern facing Florida room). My Dad was a great gardener all his life and unfortunately I never learned very much from him as I was always too busy with work and my life. Even more unfortunately he passed away 2 years ago and I no longer have that WWII font of wisdom to go to. Which brings me to my point of joining this forum. I was hoping to get help for my problems from some of you expert gardeners (like my Dad). I have started growing some vegetables in 3 containers, and some of the Wife's flowers (orchids and lilies) in another. I would like to post some pictures of what is happening to them to find a way to fix the problems, but I first need to learn where to post in order to get the help I need. Is there a vegetable and tomato section, or an orchid section I can look to for help. Thanks Rich
Name: Tara
Jacksonville, Fl. (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jun 1, 2018 6:58 PM CST
Yes, yes, yes!!! So glad that you found the BEST gardening community ever!!! Welcome!
I'm posting from my phone and I haven't been able to figure out how to copy and paste from here, but if you go to the homepage and look at the forums list, we have a great veggie and fruits forum, and a superb orchids forum as well! Jump right in! The friendliest and most knowledgeable folks around! Have fun and again... Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Jun 1, 2018 6:58 PM CST
Welcome! Yes , there is a fruit & vegetable forum, and an Orchids forum. There is also a container gardening forum. If you go to the top of the home page you will see Community. Scroll through the lists of forums and I'll bet you find other forums that interest you as well. Any you choose to watch you can click on Watch on the right side of the page.
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Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
Jun 1, 2018 7:03 PM CST
Welcome!!! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

Everyone is very nice here and always willing to help!!! This site has a lot to offer and is a lot of fun.

Glad you found us!!!

😀

Mindi
Name: Tara
Jacksonville, Fl. (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jun 1, 2018 7:10 PM CST
Hi again Rich!
If you start here in the Welcome forum, you'll be able to find your way around... https://garden.org/forums/view...
Trish has some great stickie threads that will tell you all you need to know about this site! Thumbs up Just click on the link...

So glad you found us!
Again, Welcome! and have fun!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Jun 1, 2018 9:02 PM CST

Moderator

You can access that Community tab from any page you are on, not just the Home page. Welcome!
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joannakat
Jun 1, 2018 9:23 PM CST
@Jaszman, welcome!!! Welcome! It is one of the best gardening forums ever!

Please also check out the Ideas forum and please post some of your ideas there when you are ready. There've been a lot of questions in various places about how to get to plants when you have to sit, i.e., if you're in a wheelchair or just plain old have bad knees. Here's a link to that one: https://garden.org/forums/view...

I love your username. Are you into music too?

Again, Welcome!
AKA Joey.
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jun 1, 2018 9:25 PM CST
Oh, and be sure to check out the Not a Raffle Raffle (the NARR!) It's so much fun and such great prizes. Here's a link to the one that was in May. I think there'll be another in June.
https://garden.org/ideas/view/...
AKA Joey.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Jun 1, 2018 11:05 PM CST
Welcome @Jaszman! Have fun exploring all the different forums and threads here.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Jun 2, 2018 3:52 PM CST
Welcome! Plants can be addictive in a good way. I got really hooked on gardening when I stayed home with kids, as there was always something I could do in the yard.
Houseplants forum
https://garden.org/forums/view...
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 2, 2018 4:42 PM CST
Welcome. Welcome! Thumbs up
There is also a Florida Gardening Forum you can check out when you have time.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Richard Jasztal
Hudson, FL 34667 (Zone 9b)
You can't be right if your not.
Vegetable Grower
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Jaszman
Jun 2, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your kind word and good advice. I will read thru the knowledge base as I am a reader anyhow. I'm sure I found the right place on this forum.

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