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  •  20th should work for us (4+ / 0-)
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    davehouck, Captain Sham, randallt, DawnN

    At the rate he's growing, Jaco will be the size of a pony by then!

    My garden's off to a slow start this year. I started several varieties of heirloom tomatoes from seed in March and have had them outside for a couple of weeks. They're growing, but barely -- they need more love from the sun. Aside of that I'll probably keep it to a few pepper plants from the farmer's market and lots of dill, cilantro, and basil from seed.

    SD is into exotic and ornamental plants, so we also have an assortment of palms, bamboo, citrus and avocado trees. I'd be happy to host a weekend thread with more on what we're growing and how, what dates do you need?

    My tie dyeing has suffered the same stagnating fate as the tomatoes in the cool weather. I still haven't opened my Etsy shop because the sun won't stay out long enough for me to photograph my inventory. Tomorrow's forecast is promising, which is good because I have a batch of hearts to dye for a benefit and a few more 4/20 shirts to do.

    We'll try again on the group tie dye thing in July, and I will make it into at least one picture ;)

     I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by SteelerGrrl on Sat May 11, 2013 at 12:54:15 PM PDT

    •  Thanks! I'll kosmail you about hosting (3+ / 0-)
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      I have a box on the deck with mint, which was there when I moved here nine years ago and is still thriving.  I have two or three other boxes that I can make use of though, and basil sounds very interesting; it's something I use a lot.  I would love to plant some seeds for herbs I frequently use in the kitchen.

      Love one another

      by davehouck on Sat May 11, 2013 at 01:14:43 PM PDT

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      •  Basil is easy peasy (3+ / 0-)
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        to grow from seed. I even don't bother starting it indoors, just sow in cells after danger of frost (you still have time) and transplant to containers or beds when seedlings have two sets of "true" leaves. You can get a head start by purchasing basil plants, but once the weather warms up, it grows so fast it's hardly worth it spending $2-3 or more apiece.

        I also grow dill and cilantro in containers. Dill hates to be transplanted and cilantro bolts quickly, so you have to plant every 2-3 weeks to keep it fresh.

         I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

        by SteelerGrrl on Sat May 11, 2013 at 02:17:14 PM PDT

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