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Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:55 PM

Raised beds would probably be best, but they like lots of water and sun. We plant straight into the garden with seeds as they aren't crazy about being transplanted. It can be done, but it sets them back some. Some seed houses call our area zone 1b, others call it zone2b, whatever it is we can crowd lots of zone3 stuff with pretty good success. Good luck.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:49 AM

I got a Gurney's seed catalog yesterday boy are seeds $$$ http://gurneys.com/   They have some neat seeds but I think I'll go back  to Rohrer's Seeds http://www.rohrerseeds.com/  they seem cheaper and I've have pretty good luck with them , Al



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:14 AM

For watermelons, we have good luck with Vista; earliest cantelope are usually Early Alaska and Fastbreak, but for something really nice, try Passport, a type of honeydew. It matures a pale greenish white with the sweetest, juiciest green flesh. Ours get to about 3 lbs. and are a real treat.We always try something different every year--- 2012 was sweet poatoes ! They took care, and cost about five times as much than if we had just gone to the store and bought them, but tasted great, and hey, we grew sweet potatoes!!!! Wonder what we should try this year, any ideas?

Thanks for this info. I'll see if we can get some to try this summer. It was a dry summer here last year. We almost got ripe melons but a frost got them. This year I'll use a mini hoop house over them to extend the growing season and keep the soil warmer. 


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:54 PM

The hoop house is a heck of a good idea, they really help if you have a problem with the wind whipping the baby vines around too



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:07 PM

I got a Gurney's seed catalog yesterday boy are seeds $$$ http://gurneys.com/   They have some neat seeds but I think I'll go back  to Rohrer's Seeds http://www.rohrerseeds.com/  they seem cheaper and I've have pretty good luck with them , Al

Got my Gurney catalog today, less than an hour after placing an online order to them for Blueberry bushes.  I got 4 "Top Hat Patio" bushes, and one "Dwarf Northblue" for a cross pollinator.  These will be put in large plastic (15+gl) tubs.  I love blueberries, so have high hopes for these.


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 10:42 AM

I got a Gurney's seed catalog yesterday boy are seeds $$$ http://gurneys.com/   They have some neat seeds but I think I'll go back  to Rohrer's Seeds http://www.rohrerseeds.com/  they seem cheaper and I've have pretty good luck with them , Al

 

Wow, that Rohrer Seeds place cut the cost of my seed order in half and I was able to get more types of seed... Seems like all of the others have to high qty of seeds for me. I don't need 300 kale seeds.


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Posted February 06, 2013 - 06:13 PM

I got my third order today, this one from Southern Exposure. 

http://www.southernexposure.com/

I got popcorn and two types of Peppers, all new to me.

I have peanuts on backorder.  Southern Exposure has one of the shorter days to maturity peanuts, and it worked for me last year, so I bought much more this year.

 

I also order from Baker Creek http://rareseeds.com/  I got eggplant to try for the first time.


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