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Thread: Are you looking through your seed catalogs yet?

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    I have a short stack of six seed catalogs and a couple of perennial plant catalogs all vying for my attention.

    Have you given any thought to your garden yet?

    Even if it's still totally snow-covered?

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    I'm thinking about starting to plan for some new roses for my flower beds that need to be completely redug, etc. Good weather for that now for most of us....thinking about, not doing yet. LOL

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    Lol, I just got my first 4 seed catalogs today! I admit I have been drooling over them! Dont the fresh veggies look SO good right now?!

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    no it doesnt have enough quilting supplies in it LOL

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    Oh yes, took a walk yesterday, surveying the snow covered wildflower patch. Organized some seeds today. Was thinking about how soon I could start some seeds inside. If the ground thaws out enough this week end, I'm gonna dig up some fresh horseradish to use in sauce for rueben sandwiches on new years. I've got a smoke tree that needs to be trimmed. Might get that done tomarrow afternoon. Gonna get up to almost 60.

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    We'll be buried here until April...so I don't tend to think about my gardens until at least the end of February. But we don't plant until mid May

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    I only look through them now for quilt ideas LOL no place to plant flowers here :D:D:D

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    Oh, I remember those days when I used to study the seed catalogs that came between Christmas and New Years! When I lived in Upstate NY, I used to start all my flowers and veggies from seed and lived for the catalogs to arrive. Now that I live in AZ (Tucson area) and gardening is not as much of an option, I have adopted quilting as my main hobby. But, I still miss the large-scale gardening, starting plants, and getting my hands in the soil! Have fun and enjoy the little sprouts!

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    Well, I got my Vesey's today.. and it was great. Unfortunately, I live in tropical south florida... so most of the stuff will not survive the high heat or the bugs. Instead of growing the huge garden I'd love to do... I grow in containers on the back patio - about a 8'x 16' patch with Roses, cherry or grape tomatoes, beans, broccoli, cukes, marigolds, lettuces and peppers. lol Although I do wish I could get a 'rotary cutter replacement blade' tree to grow.. I haven't found one in the seed catalogs yet. Maybe someday! lol

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    Yes - my first seed catelog came today and I did check it out after looking at the Clotilde catelog that also came today.

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    We just ordered our flower seeds yesterday - we will start sowing in seed trays end February.

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    No, DD is the gardener here. Must have inherited it from Mom because I hate gardening. Plant a few flowers that come back every year and forget it. DH likes to plant a vegetable garden but then he wants me to take care of the weeding, hoeing, harvesting and canning. I had so much of that as a child I don't want to do it anymore. We had such a big family that dad used an 8 row field planter to plant sweet corn and green beans. He'd plant 8 rows of each, wait two weeks and plant 8 more of each and then two weeks later he planted 8 more. That along with all the other things that mom and us kids planted our gardens were huge. Then there was also grandma's garden to help with. . . . .

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    Just received two in the mail the other day! Too much company right this minute - will start looking through them in a couple of days!

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    Oh, yes, I am...drooling over them, in fact. My DH built me a seed starting system too!!! it has two 24x48" shelves with lighting! oh glory--I will be planting parsnips (last year was first time for them and delicious does not start to describe them). As always, tomatoes--cherry, roma, and for salad. Lettuces galore, including arugula. Peas, green beans, zucchini, beets, nasturtium, and more. Then, the flower beds, perennial and for baskets. I keep telling our Mother Earth to sleep well and be ready for spring!

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    I got the Burpee catalog. I am saving it for next week.

    Leafing through the seed catalogs and dreaming of spring-- that's one of my methods of coping with winter blahs. Quilting is another of my methods. Seems that I respond with joy to the pops of color that both fabrics and gardens give me.

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    It's raining and mid 50's here this morning! was just sitting out in my garage with the doors up looking at 1 of my gardens and several areas that I have flowers. I have 3 garden areas( live in country ) so I get to grow whatever comes to mine. Am cutting down on flowers this year.Still love the prennials but getting away from pots/ beds of flowers everywhere. It is working me to death. I just got my strawberrys and aspargus strawed 2 wks ago. Have been studying a Jungs Catalog way to much.lol Quilts r wonderful but gardening first love.

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    Definitely!!!!

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    Already planning. Going to do square foot gardening this year! :-)

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    I started looking through the catalog, but I went into brain-lock because I didn't know what I wanted to plant.

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    I love having a garden, (have always had one) but two years ago the deer ate everything. They even ate the tomatoes just as they were getting big, but still green. They'll even eat my flowers by the house. Last year we seeded the garden over, after 30 years, because it wasn't worth fighing the deer. I must say the venison is pretty tasty.

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    those danged deer. This week, they ate my holly bushes. Deer, according to what I was told, do not eat holly. Right. BEcause of them, I have fenced my veggie garden. I did learn they do not eat pumpkin, butternut squash, or zucchini, so those I can grow outside the fenced area. I also grow my berries outside the fence though sometimes the birds get them. They also leave most herbs alone.

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    Also==I love Seeds of Change out of New Mexico. They reduce their carbon footprint on the Earth which adds to my happiness!

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    I got 4 in the mail the other day...and I already am makin out my orders! I am tossing old seed, and replacing some.
    I start with lettuce under lights in January!

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    I seem to get a new one every other day and can't wait to start them in a couple months. And I still have room for more perennials and trees so the planning process is always going... in between quilt planning, knitting, scrapbooking, ancestry, oh and some parenting in there too :)

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    Does anyone know some good gadening blogs / sites? The ones I find r either way to simple or way to advanced?

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