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My garden is up and running . Just planted my peas on Saturday so of course now I want to plant everything but I have to hold off for a few more weeks at least .
I was just reading up on them last week and they seem to be a good (early) crop that likes and does well planting with some cooler temperatures. Did you go with a bush or pole type? I could have got them in the ground around here if the soil wasn't so damp and cold, which could cause the seeds to rot. I'm going to hold off a few weeks untill the ground temperature raises somewhat especially since they are calling for rain here on Thursady evening into Friday.

This year, I really want to look at some different things to plant that do well but don't eat up all the garden space. I built and planted a nice size strawberry raised bed last year and I really can't wait to see if they survived the winter...
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I have pole type and I have them planted with a trellis for them to climb.The problem I have with growing peas is keeping the family out of them as soon as they are ready they are out there eating them right off the vine. My favorite thing to grow has always been pumpkins i'm not sure why but ever since I was a kid I have grown pumpkins.
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Just got started here yesterday. We suffered a late unseasonable hard freeze and frost earlier this week, and I'm told another one predicted for next week. So, even though I usually have more out by now, I'm holding off for another week. Glad I didn't spend $$$ already like so many around here and lost everything. So... patience....
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Trying something new this year growing potatoes in a barrel. Start potatoes in bottom of barrel and as they grow you keep adding soil potatoes will form throughout the barrel supposed to produce big yeilds of potatoes .Time will tell but so far so good.Anyone else trying anything new this year ?
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We cleaned and upcycled our old barbecue grill and turned it into a planter. It has some black petunias, purple petunias, white impatiens, and a flossflower. It looks pretty cute.

We also planted some purple onions, and I'm hoping to get a tomato plant soon, and possibly some sweet and/or banana peppers.

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We are trying potatoes plated under straw this year, looks good so far. Also our Asparagus is finally getting large enough to harvest, been a 3 year deal.
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[DoubleA]We are trying potatoes plated under straw this year, looks good so far. Also our Asparagus is finally getting large enough to harvest, been a 3 year deal.]


I tried that last year,the plants grew well but the straw was attracting snakes and i'm no fan of snakes!!!!!
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My garden is under way! It's coooold this morning but I was just out back inspecting my makeshift bunny trap (well, deterrent!) because someone's been snitching my strawberries!! So far, so good. My pumpkins are sprouting up, which always excites me!!! Reminds me of fall! I planted them a few different places this year and I'm going to try to train them up on a teepee-type contraption on the tree out front. We'll see how that goes! Otherwise, got some blueberries coming along, lettuce, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, etc... oh, and some corn! I grow it specifically to harvest the stalks for harvest decorating!
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I know its only January but my thoughts are already turning towards my garden. The catalogs are rolling in and i'm itching to get started. Anyone else gearing up for their spring gardens?
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