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Best place to buy seeds?   8

Posted by fireandhemlock in Growing Stuff on April 08, 2013 at 09:39"

Where do you buy your seeds? I live in Melbourne and I'm wondering where the best places to find heirloom seeds are? Farmer's market? Local nursery?
Growing Status

Posted by black_hound on April 07, 2013 at 19:27" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 22:09

I have been concerned about my pea planting because we had some unseasonably cold weather after I planted them. But I see a few sprouts from the Cascadia and Mammoth Melting [snap pea](crop)s. The Green Arrow shelling [peas](crop) have no sprouts so I replanted them today. [Turnip](crop)s... Read more
snap pea turnip radish beet
Trying Again   4

Posted by melannen on April 06, 2013 at 21:45"

I am a terrible gardener but every year around this time I get a bee in my bonnet anyway, so I have tried again! (I am also the world's laziest gardener, which doesn't help.) We've had late frosts (and snows!) this year, so since today finally felt like spring, I put in some dollar-store... Read more

Posted by inkstone on April 06, 2013 at 17:29" and edited at April 06, 2013 at 17:31

Warm weather has arrived! Our spring has been unseasonably cool here, which was a marked change from last year when it was unseasonably warm! I looked at my gardening log from last year and I had happy tomato seedlings I'd wintersown in milkjugs already separated out and transplanted into red... Read more

Posted by oakandsage on April 06, 2013 at 00:40" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 22:11

Yay, seeds arrived. Gonna go on a planting binge tomorrow. Especially since tomorrow is tomato day! Got: Golden [purslane](crop) [Watercress](crop) Yard long [bean](crop) Blackeye [pea](crop) Charentais [melon](crop) [Cantaloupe](crop) (Minnesota Midget) Shelling pea (I ran... Read more
purslane watercress bean pea melon cantaloupe tomato cauliflower
I want to grow food!   3

Posted by Serene on April 04, 2013 at 13:39"

Okay, I've had some failed gardening attempts in the past, but this year I'm going to try again, but in containers this time. (The community garden across the street from me has too little sun, so I'm going to put containers in the sunniest spots around my house, which is yardless.) If you... Read more
I suppose I should write something here

Posted by Phazel on April 04, 2013 at 07:01" and edited at April 04, 2013 at 07:03

I just want to say hi to everyone who is checking out the site. Thanks for joining and helping to make Growstuff happen! Once the weather is right here in Melbourne and everything is a bit more settled, I have plans to start using the site for gardening myself. As a mostly indoorsy... Read more
Recent rains   2

Posted by sesmith on April 04, 2013 at 00:58" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 22:11

The garden (not just the edible portion but the lot of it) has really been exploding recently thanks to the rain and my seedlings are starting to look like identifiable seedlings instead of teeny tiny leaves. Took some photos today and they're up on Flickr. We're got the [golden... Read more
bok choy
New features: logged out homepage, private messages, sun/shade data, and some smaller fixes   2

Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on April 03, 2013 at 00:15"

We just made another production push including the following features: - **improved logged-out homepage:** if you visit the homepage when you are signed out, you will now see a more dynamic page with community content on it, rather than the static page that was previously there. - **privates... Read more
A couple of minor UI things   1

Posted by Meg in Growstuff Feedback & Support on March 31, 2013 at 13:10"

The site is looking lovely! It's really exciting to be playing around with it. I noticed just a couple of very minor issues that might be worth modifying. Apologies if these are already listed in the tracker and I missed them. First, when I initially set up my account and went to edit my... Read more
Uses for lemon peel   7

Posted by Skud in Sustainable Living on March 30, 2013 at 02:20"

I've recently seen a couple of interesting ideas for using lemon peel and I thought I'd post them here and see if anyone has others. 1. Peel the lemons with a fruit-peeler (i.e. into thin strips, avoiding pith) and then dry them in the oven on a low heat. Put the dried peels in a jar and use... Read more
Rhubarb in containers

Posted by Skud in Growing Stuff on March 29, 2013 at 00:45" and edited at May 26, 2019 at 22:13

I've got some [rhubarb](crop) seedlings which I hope to plant out in containers. Does anyone have much experience with this? Any particular tips? I know rhubarb's meant to be a heavy feeder so I'm wondering particularly how to keep it happy in that regard. I've also heard it's a good companion... Read more

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