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Kris - posted on 12/20/2008 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Please don\'t be shy! Lets start sharing or asking questions!\r\n\r\nThanks for joining!\r\n\r\nKris

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Caroline - posted on 01/31/2009

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hello Kris, nice of you to leave the welcome note for me. You have asked for some tips,so here we go, dont know if they will help too much as i live in southern spain and it as you can imagine gets quite hot so one of my missions each gardening year is to find even more innovative ways to keep plants watered.

maybe this could be used for gardenenrs who are away on hols etc....

cut the bottom off a litre or litre and half bottle, heat up a needle over a cigarette lighter until redhot and pierce holes in the cap, push the cap end of the bottle into the ground or pot near the plant and fill will water, you may need to stake the bottle to stop it falling over, the water will trickle away merrily straight to the roots of the plant.

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Bev - posted on 06/20/2012

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I found that growing Tickleme Plant in my classroom to be a fun way to excited kids about plants, science and nature. The TickleMe Plant will close its leaves and lower its branches when Tickled.
See video http://www.ticklemeplant.com

Jenny - posted on 02/03/2010

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Hi I'm a newly self employed gardener, any other mums trying to make a living as a gardener??? I worked for somebody else up until the end of my 2nd trimester then got too big! Now my daughter is nearly 2 and has started nursery I've started up on my own!

Rochelle - posted on 05/26/2009

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Also, remember that you don't have to do it all in one day. If you can get some friends to help with each step, it will eventually get done.

Arryn - posted on 05/17/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

Hi everyone. I'm new here and really glad that there's a gardening group. I'm fairly new to gardening. I had one when I was a kid and nothing grew because I forgot to water it. My husband and I are working on a veggie garden this year as we just bought our first home. My only problem is that we have to dig our garden out with all hand tools and we're planning on a pretty large garden. My husband is a truck driver but he's home every night. He keeps using the excuse that he's too tired to dig but what about the weekends? We have a 2 yr old that I run after all day or I'd do it myself. We have plants growing in pots all over the place so we need to get them in the "big" garden. Any ideas on how to get him motivated to start the garden?



Oh...I feel your pain....is there anyway you could enlist someone with a rotatiller for an hour or so???  Then you will need to haul in some top soil.  A lot of work but totally worth the effort.  Your husband will be glad when he is eating all of the goodies from the garden later on this summer!! 

Samantha - posted on 05/06/2009

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Hi everyone. I'm new here and really glad that there's a gardening group. I'm fairly new to gardening. I had one when I was a kid and nothing grew because I forgot to water it. My husband and I are working on a veggie garden this year as we just bought our first home. My only problem is that we have to dig our garden out with all hand tools and we're planning on a pretty large garden. My husband is a truck driver but he's home every night. He keeps using the excuse that he's too tired to dig but what about the weekends? We have a 2 yr old that I run after all day or I'd do it myself. We have plants growing in pots all over the place so we need to get them in the "big" garden. Any ideas on how to get him motivated to start the garden?

Maureen - posted on 04/01/2009

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i do both chris but have decided that it better if its pretty and ediable hence the buleberry and salvia hedge.  waiting for my frangapani plants to flower as everyone else have had their and mine ,1 covered in leaves and the other starting seem all i might get as it quiet late in the season. have just brought daffodils elicheer and dailias to put in .  then the fruit tree are next for winter planting  got my winter veg in of luttuce ,broadbeans , cabbage ,cucumber carrots ,leeks and onions , have potato to stick in .



i love those tulips are stunning and orientail lillies kim, the are beautiful  it`s a little to warm to grow them here to other parts of nz  the grow well i`d have to stick my bulbs in the fridge for six mth to get an out come not worth the effort.



 happy gardening girls.

Maureen - posted on 04/01/2009

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i do both chris but have decided that it better if its pretty and ediable hence the buleberry and salvia hedge.  waiting for my frangapani plants to flower as everyone else have had their and mine ,1 covered in leaves and the other starting seem all i might get as it quiet late in the season. have just brought daffodils elicheer and dailias to put in .  then the fruit tree are next for winter planting  got my winter veg in of luttuce ,broadbeans , cabbage ,cucumber carrots ,leeks and onions , have potato to stick in .



i love those tulips are stunning and orientail lillies kim, the are beautiful  it`s a little to warm to grow them here to other parts of nz  the grow well i`d have to stick my bulbs in the fridge for six mth to get an out come not worth the effort.



 happy gardening girls.

Kim - posted on 03/20/2009

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Hi, new to the com. I do very little veggie gardening (small yard) but I do lots of flower gardening. Any other flower gardeners out there?

Maureen - posted on 03/05/2009

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hey  girls i`,m new to COM , am very excited there a gardening part . i live in new zealand with my two sons and canadian hubby .



 we`ve just gone in to autum here not that the seasons are very defined here like you have at home  i`ve just finised harvesting my beefsteak toms and have the corm and cherry toms still on the go my cucumbers ae still growing too,



 mu strawberry are comming to the blast flowers now and have got heaps of runners for summer later in the year .



my potato are next to come out nand i`ll plant 5 varietys this winter i`ve planted winter veg leeks , spring onions , beets ,beetroot ,and have few other brasccicas to go in , maybe over the weekened if the rain stops.



 some fruit trees to plant out for the following season can`t wait  as the planting slow herea and the planning starts.



very excited for you all planting out you spring flowers and veg over their as winter can also be too long !!



lookfor to hearing from you and see maybe a few pics of your gardens ;



maureen



 

Kris - posted on 01/26/2009

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Hi Melissa! 



I wish I knew more about snow peas.  I will see what I can find out.  I ordered some stawberries and just waiting for the season to start.  I am getting very excited about spring time.  Hopefully I can get them going!   Maybe someone else out there knows about snow peas?



 

Melissa - posted on 01/26/2009

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Thanks for the greet Kris! I do have a question - I planted 3 young snowpea plants in a pot, they are close together but i've put chicken wire behind the pot for them to climb up on, only im not getting too much snowpeas growing? Is it possible to crowd them out? I have had a couple (the kids keep on pinching them! Not that that's a bad thing!) but i thought they should bare lots?



Anyhow, i am just a beginner! We've harvested some strawberries, snowpeas and cherry tomatoes (it's all very exciting!) I'm waiting on my husband to finish our stone walls to finally start up my organic garden.



Hope your enjoying your new year and i hope to hear from you soon. Thanks



Melissa

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