Gardening

One year I grew scarlet runner pole beans and I had a string going across the garden to support them. I also planted purple morning glory seeds with the beans. The beans had an orangish red flower along with the purple glories was gorgeous!! They got along just fine. smiling smiley

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We plant those scarlet runners. Hubby makes a teepee with poles and they grow up the poles. Very pretty.
I have had several people make comments about this summer being colder nd rainy. What grows good in that weather? not much.... peas? say beets please!! lol
It seems to me beets grow in any conditions.

How cold and rainy? We grow plenty and don't have hot summers. Some things don't do well like melons. Corn isn't consistent.

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I did a search and saw lettuce was #1. I have never been able to grow lettuce but will give it another try. Will definitely try beets and get a tomato plant.
One of my pepper k-cup plants sprouted. I'm growing poblano and mini peppers.

@heather shops wrote:

Peppers take longer...may be 2 weeks. It will be worth it. Peppers are my favorite to grow!!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Good for you Honny!!!!!!! Now is the hard part (for me anyways)... If you water seedlings too much they die. If you don't water enough they die. It's a really good thing you have a mister. perfect. You are a natural Honny.smiling smiley
The lady that runs the community garden suggested I grow greens, carrots, potatoes and lettuce for cooler weather!!
heather,
Honny is a true success story gardener. About 2-3 years ago she declared that she always killed plants. But she got some encouragement here and, if I recall, from her mother, and seems to have become an avid gardener. And, of course, a very good one !

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Cool weather crops that don't mind rainy weather: Lettuces, spinach, peas, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, tatsoi, radishes
@heather shops wrote:

The lady that runs the community garden suggested I grow greens, carrots, potatoes and lettuce for cooler weather!!

How cool is cool? In central Alberta we grow tomatoes, very well. They don't always ripen on the vine but even ripened indoors in September, they taste so much better than store bought. Tomatoes and peas are the things I grow that actually save me money.
These are truly seedlings. They are tall and skinny. I am waiting for them to thicken up. The plan is to transplant them in April.

@heather shops wrote:

Good for you Honny!!!!!!! Now is the hard part (for me anyways)... If you water seedlings too much they die. If you don't water enough they die. It's a really good thing you have a mister. perfect. You are a natural Honny.smiling smiley

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Thank you wales! I got so much advice here. I'm not a good gardener yet, but that is my goal.

@walesmaven wrote:

heather,
Honny is a true success story gardener. About 2-3 years ago she declared that she always killed plants. But she got some encouragement here and, if I recall, from her mother, and seems to have become an avid gardener. And, of course, a very good one !

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I heard it will be 65 in July, but time will tell. I am still going to grow tomatoes and pepps too. smiling smiley Last year we broke a record for heat.
My seedlings are still skinny. They are in the windowsill.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
If they don't get enough sun, you can leave a lamp on them. I tried a plant grow lite bulb and they all burned up. A regular light bulb will work. You can leave the lamp by the plants and leave it on all the time. If they don't get enough light they will grow tall and spindly. Plant food (diluted to sky blue... mild solution) is safe for seedlings. You GO Girl. smiling smiley
@HonnyBrown wrote:

My seedlings are still skinny. They are in the windowsill.

When you transplant your tomatoes into the ground, place the root ball at one end of a small trench. Then lay the plant on its side with part of the stem inside the trench. Roots will grow out of the stem into the soil giving you a much more robust root system and a less spindly plant above ground.
I watered the 2 tomato and 1 bell pepper seedling and some succulents on Sunday. I made a weak solution of Miracle Gro and diluted it. Put the water in a big bowl and set the plants in. I let them drink to their leisure.

When I placed the k-cups back in the windowsill, I accidentally pulled one of the tomato seedlings out.

@heather shops wrote:

If they don't get enough sun, you can leave a lamp on them. I tried a plant grow lite bulb and they all burned up. A regular light bulb will work. You can leave the lamp by the plants and leave it on all the time. If they don't get enough light they will grow tall and spindly. Plant food (diluted to sky blue... mild solution) is safe for seedlings. You GO Girl. smiling smiley

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
You can plant more seeds. smiling smiley And if it comes out ..if it isn't broken from the root, stick it back in the dirt....
Depending on the plant, pinching off the tops encourages fullness. With seedlings, I pinch off the growth above the first set of true leaves. As the plant grows, I continue pinching periodically. It works very well with tomatoes and basil, preventing them from being too leggy. I also remove seedlings, leaving only one per pot after they get a certain height. That promotes root growth.
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