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Have you ever sprouted [turnip](crop) from seed? These seeds are the same size as [mustard](crop) seeds. I planted them Friday night. I had to take the lid off my tabletop greenhouse today (Monday morning) so they wouldn't hit it! They're 2 inches tall already. And, shockingly, two [tomato](c...
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State of the Spring Garden
Finally some seasonably warm weather. The peas are shooting up rather quickly. The [lettuce](crop) has sprouted. Beets are up. [Turnip](crop) are getting their second set of leaves so I will be thinning them out this week. [Radish](crop) going strong. And I believe I saw the [Swiss Chard](cro...
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Chiles, chiles, and more chiles
I finally found the seed packets I ordered from [Made in New Mexico](http://www.madeinnewmexico.com/chile-chili-pods-powders-seeds.html) last fall, and have started jiffy-pots of Big Jim, Hatch Green, NuMex Joe Parker, and Chimayó [chiles](crop). Basically , I want to be able to make chili ve...
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Another week, another heap of things planted
I really should've got started on winter planting sooner, I think. Everything in the garden is in a lull right now. Although people near me are still blogging about the last of their crops from summer, all we have still going are some chillis and some [basil](crop). Lots of things died off in ...
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So far I'm getting worried about my berry bushes. They aren't doing anything and I'm wondering if they're just too damp at the roots.
I've started seeds for several kinds of pepper and one kind of tomatillo. Also, horehound and catmint in pots. My alpine strawberry seeds have finally germinated, and I have tiny wee seedling popping up in peat pots!
I originally wanted to do this yesterday but it rained in the morning so that kinda put a damper on things. So I did it all today instead! A bunch of the seeds I wintersowed in the milk jugs and soda bottles were getting crowded so it was time to move them to their bigger (permanent) container...
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I HAVE SPROUTS! I'm way too excited about this for somebody my age. There are a *lot* of beets coming up. In fact, way more sprouts than seeds I planted?? Do "[beet](crop) seeds" actually each have more than one seed in them? Am I going to have to figure out how to thin them earlier than I ...
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All the seeds I ordered this year have shown up. I've got seeds for 7 kinds of dye plants, though I won't be planting all of those. Some of them get too big for the space I'm allocated. I got Burpee's heirloom seeds for [summer squash](crop), purple-top white globe [turnip](crop)s, chioggia [...
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I was meant to be working on paperwork type stuff today, but instead I went outside and did violence to a couple of ugly shrubs and dealt with the huge sprawling mess of our alleged "compost" pile. Before: ![Messy shrubs and a big spreading heap of garden refuse](http://farm9.staticflickr.c...
My Garden to date...
I currently use my wordpress blog to record what is happening with my garden, including progress pictures. For a back dated view, [visit my blog](http://nitasniche.wordpress.com/tag/garden/ "Nita's Niche"). The whole blog includes food posts too. I currently work/grow out of pots and I'm...
Best place to buy seeds?
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?