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Offline Diane CBPFC

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Veggie gardens
« on: April 06, 2020, 09:33:30 AM »
They are being called crisis gardens these days, but have been called other things in the past like Victory gardens. It is good to return to the soil in times of trouble and I think this is also a case of keeping entertained at home if this goes on all summer, Canadians are buying in their seed early this year.  The two big Canadian mail seed sellers are having super high demand - one is not taking on new customers and the other is saying orders will be late and could be short items.

I was so pleased to be able to pick up seed potatoes in my local grocery shop on Friday. We still have snow hip high in some places, so gardening is a ways off for me yet, but it was something I was looking forward to all winter, even before gardening trended so I'm glad I still will be able to do that.
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Offline Mince

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Re: Veggie gardens
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 10:18:15 AM »
We're growing a few things. I'm in charge of the red onions and wifey is in charge of everything else.

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Veggie gardens
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 11:03:55 AM »
Last year, my wife planted a variety of vegetables. I'd love to say it produced a bumper crop....

Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: Veggie gardens
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 04:44:58 PM »
Yes, some of the gardening things can cost more than buying the produce at the store - I bought a strawberry hanging basket for $15 and probably got about $2 worth of strawberries from it.  But it was nice to look at.

My potatoes did well last year I had enough to keep us in spuds for five months and that was giving about 1/3 of them away. This year we are looking into sorting out some cold storage so then I could keep more and even save my own seed potatoes. 
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Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: Veggie gardens
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 04:49:16 PM »
We're growing a few things. I'm in charge of the red onions and wifey is in charge of everything else.

I should put my hubby in charge of something.
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Offline Tarquin Thunderthighs lll

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Re: Veggie gardens
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 05:38:22 PM »
I grow my own penicillin.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 06:26:55 PM by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll »
I apologise, in advance.

Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: Veggie gardens
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2020, 06:59:07 PM »
I grow my own penicillin.

That could come in handy  (y) (y)
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad