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  • Planting seeds in summer

    ... in a new raised perennial bed. Is it too late to plant seeds directly in the ground? If I do will they grow very large or flower this year? I live in Central Texas and high temps are in the 90's. More

  • Planting Perennial plants..

    ...light frost (just in case)? They come from mature plantings.. More

  • companion planting

    What is the scoop on companion planting? Does it work? Can you list who like whom and who dislikes whom? More

  • Moist/shady area planting suggestions?

    I have a tiny strip of planting bed next to my front walkway, right up against the foundation of my house that gets pretty much no direct sunlight, and stays fairly damp because of it. I've always been at a loss for what to plant there. I'm a HUGE hosta… More


    ...nue my garden for years to come by extracting and planting their seeds. Specifically, the tomato and cilantro tree, but a general… More

  • Growing upside down tomatoes.

    ...s a lot of babble from commercial interests about growing tomatoes upside down. Mostly about supplying the containers. There are few convincing pictures on the internet, so I… More

  • Planting a Perennial Garden

    I am going tp plant a Perennial garden along side my shed that is 17' 4" by 3' I only have a Lilly and 10 Red Firecrackers and would like to know what else would look beautiful in with these plants? It is on the South-side of my shed where… More

  • Need a positive ID before planting

    I bought this today at a small nursery and the tag says it's a bleeding heart, but unless it's a new variety that I've never seen before I don't beleive it is. It was cheap and I like the foilage so I bought it anyway. I wondering now if it… More

  • Planting under Walnut trees?

    ...ve just found this forum and would love advice on plants to grow under my english walnut trees. The only plants that grow well so far are daylily and bleeding heart along with spring bulbs like grape hyacinth,daffodils and bluebells. Help a newbie out...please! :D Thanks More

  • planting in summer

    ...nyone have any ideas about what seeds I can still plant this late in the year? I have @ 1 acre disced up in a field and I want to put *something* there. I live in Courtland, AL which is zone 7. I also am pretty determined to… More

  • Companion Planting

    Does anybody utilize companion planting? And have you had success or failure? Im thinking of doing all companion planting this year. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance Kris More

  • Planting Irises

    ...o care for them and how long it takes for them to grow? More

  • container planting??

    ...er. i'm am going to grow vegetables. is container planting suitable for a vegetable garden? my container is about 2 feet by 8 feet and 1 foot deep. is this going to be difficult? More

  • Planting in Sand

    ...orthern Michigan and it's on a beach. I'd like to grow wild flowers along the edge but it needs to be able to grow in sand. Any ideas? More

  • Growing lavender from seeds

    Im new at planting "from scratch", I know lavender requires a pot with well drainage but just to get it to sprout can I put it in a jar..kinda make my own small green house? More

  • Whatcha Growing This Year?

    ...pers in the ground right now, and I'm planning on planting squash, beans, and some more hot peppers, as soon as I get rid of a pesky groundhog.:mad: More

  • planting pototoes

    ... need to make sure I get the right stuff! So, I'm growing them in tires, and forgot what they like for soil.… More

  • planting under grass

    ...e no clue what I'm doing. (I'm actually okay with perennials and such, but I haven't started messing around with bulbs/tubers.) One of the things I'm most unclear on is whether bulbs can be planted under… More

  • Late Planting

    ...d it is almost Haloween ! Is it too late to plant perennials? If so, how can I preserve them over the winter so I can plant them in the spring? More

  • Question about perennials and mulch

    ...r a couple of reasons. First because I'm not done planting but second because I'm worried it will prevent my perennials from spreading. I want them to spread and fill out the areas they're planted in. For most of my plants this… More

  • Rate your new perennials

    ... would be fun to share what we thought of our new perennials/biennials. Because they are perennial(biennial), include those that you planted 2-3 years ago as well: My faves: Crocasimia Lucifer, 2nd year- gorgeous foliage, fabulous red blooms that hummers love, didn't bloom until second year, but worth… More

  • 9.00 planting and seed growing table

    :D I just wanted to show off! I went to the thrift store here on post ( Army Base, Fort Campbell ) one day a week they offer a free shopping for 15 minutes. You can take one large item a carry out that will not fit in a bag… More

  • mint planting??

    Okay folks, WHEN can I plant mint and expect it to survive? So by NEXT summer at least I can start clipping for my iced tea? I live in NW GA, north of Atlanta, zone 7 -- zone 7A if we must be specific. Our winters do commonly dip to… More


    ...ind of fertilizer should I use? How do I go about planting the potatoe? How long should I wait before checking for potatoes? More

  • Advice on Thinning Out Bulbs and Planting New Ones

    ...e and I planted some Lilies. The Lilies have been growing and blooming nicely these past two summers. We just recently bought a bunch of bulbs from Lowes, some Crocus, Narcissus, Allium and Fritillaria Imperialis.… More

  • Shady/moist planting suggestions?

    I have a tiny strip of planting bed next to my front walkway, right up against the foundation of my house that gets pretty much no direct sunlight, and stays fairly damp because of it. I've always been at a loss for what to plant there. I'm a HUGE hosta… More

  • What kind of "TOMATO PLANTS" are you planting?

    ... see what kind of tomato plants everyone else are growing this year. Last 2 years I planted 444 and they are a nice tomato. Doesn't have so much acid in it and they are nice in size. As a matter of fact, last… More

  • Planting flowers in Singapore

    ...hlias and zinnias as well as a few other types of plant in Singapore. They are plants of Mexican origins so I suppose they might survive in a tropical country (or so I hope). Most of the data online didn't mention Singapore's zone, but… More

  • Growing garlic

    I really enjoy this website but it is interfering with getting anything done these days! There is so much good information that I just keep reading and reading and hours later I'm still reading! You all are great resources and I find myself continuely chucking outloud at many of the… More

  • Special Seeds Biennials and Perennials

    One seed I am looking forward to planting in the upcoming season is the Candy Mountain Foxglove! It is a hardy biennial. http://www.tmseeds.com/product/4471.html Most digitalis have downward facing flowers. This variety has flowers that face upward! Their fields of foxglove photos looks lovely too. Apparenty this comes in one color… More

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