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    Quote Originally Posted by janetta View Post
    It's not too late to start! Or even grow a tomato or two in pots.. :>
    I've saved seeds before and plan to this year as well. I'm pretty sure last years seeds will do just fine- just keep them in a cool, dry and dark place!
    I do have a few things in pots and still have the flower beds. It's the big veggie garden I can't do this year. I'm selling my house so most likely will move before harvest! So I raked the garden smooth and threw down a ton of grass seed. And also last year it was so hard on me, doing the big garden. At the new house I'll make raised garden beds, better suited to my disabilities.
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    i don't exactly save my seeds on purpose... they drop during the summer and they germinate the next spring.. i haven't had to plant a morning glory for three years now, or little violas.. they pop up every year in the strangest places - usually in the lawn, so i transplant them to the garden before the psycho lawnmower man (dh) comes along and takes them down


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrsb07 View Post
    I do have a few things in pots and still have the flower beds. It's the big veggie garden I can't do this year. I'm selling my house so most likely will move before harvest! So I raked the garden smooth and threw down a ton of grass seed. And also last year it was so hard on me, doing the big garden. At the new house I'll make raised garden beds, better suited to my disabilities.
    We're thinking of moving soon as well- so I haven't really invested the $$ to build a super pretty raised bed garden (I would like to!) so I too am waiting until the move to really go full throttle gardening

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    Has anyone had experience with the plant (weed) Snow on the mountain? ( Gout weed) I don't want to have much inside grass to cut, so was thinking of planting a bunch of these. I've read they're very invasive plants, but my neighbours are far except the loosers next door but they have no say in anything lol, they will be booted anyways. I saw some at a seniors place and really like it. They say you can cut them right over with a lawn mower and they keep coming back. Hard to get rid of. Does anyone know if one plant will spread like crazy or do I need more? I can get a bunch for free. Any info would be wonderfull!! Thanks
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    By inside grass I meant inside my bush line. Around my ponds, around my hedged in rocked garden beds etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJays View Post
    i don't exactly save my seeds on purpose... they drop during the summer and they germinate the next spring.. i haven't had to plant a morning glory for three years now, or little violas.. they pop up every year in the strangest places - usually in the lawn, so i transplant them to the garden before the psycho lawnmower man (dh) comes along and takes them down


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    I can't even go outside today, man those misquitos are wicked out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janetta View Post
    It's not too late to start! Or even grow a tomato or two in pots.. :>
    I've saved seeds before and plan to this year as well. I'm pretty sure last years seeds will do just fine- just keep them in a cool, dry and dark place!
    I've used tomato seeds from a packet that were almost 10 years ago they germinated and grew into tomato plants that grew lots of tomatoes.Even tomato seeds that have been through a dog's body will germinate.
    Last edited by Poirot; Tue, Jun 21st, 2011 at 03:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recessionisnotfun View Post
    Has anyone had experience with the plant (weed) Snow on the mountain? ( Gout weed) I don't want to have much inside grass to cut, so was thinking of planting a bunch of these. I've read they're very invasive plants, but my neighbours are far except the loosers next door but they have no say in anything lol, they will be booted anyways. I saw some at a seniors place and really like it. They say you can cut them right over with a lawn mower and they keep coming back. Hard to get rid of. Does anyone know if one plant will spread like crazy or do I need more? I can get a bunch for free. Any info would be wonderfull!! Thanks
    I believe it is a poisonous plant, so I dont know if you'd want it in your lawn if you have pets. The sap of the plant can cause skin irritations, so I dont know how that would work if you were going to mow it. Mine is about 10 inches high, I have just a bit in the garden, but if you cut it, you would just be cutting the leaves off and leaving the stems?
    Maybe Im thinking of a different plant though.
    What about mosses. Those would be a nice soft low growing groundcover, and some bloom flowers.
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    I have goutweed all alone the south side of my house. Very little sun and rain and still does well! Great filler and looks nice all the time. Not too many weeds grow there either! I have heard it spreads like crazy as well mine was there when I moved in 13 years ago ans it still looks great! It is house, goutweed side walk. I find it spreads but not oo crazy. Last year I had to dig it all out to raise the soil bu the house and replant what I could. Looks pretty good but still has not filled in like it was. If it is free take what you can!!! Also once established it - I do not ever water mine and it does not get much rain where it is. If you wnat to add a bit of color or texture to the area - I have had daylilies with mine and it looks nice. Had to move them though because they were blocking the sidewalk!

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    well we picked up must have been at least 75 gouts today. Just planted them in clumps, around one of the ponds, too many to do singlely. The lady gave me trees, chives, lamb ears, flowers, a whole bloody truck full and wants me to come back for more. I was floored to say the least. We drove away with literally hundreds of dollars worth of free plants. That just never happens!
    Also dug up a bunch of choke cherry trees, now they were almost impossible, such a root tanglement. Told my husband to stop before he killed himself.
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    I just made my week 5 progress post!

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    I do have a question for you guys!

    Something keeps eating my bean plants!!! Anyone have ideas how to stop this?? I don't want to loose these.

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    I was across the street chatting with my neighbor last night. Her and her husband are the best neighbors any one could ask for, they're just really nice. She had just "cleaned" up her flower beds and gave me a bunch of perennials and bulbs, a couple tomato plants and some pansies. Yay! They have the nicest gardens and a lot of my perennials came from her over the years. Gotta love free plants!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lua View Post
    Something keeps eating my bean plants!!! Anyone have ideas how to stop this?? I don't want to loose these.
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    oh wow!!!! Thank you for posting that
    My gout weeds don't look to well They are just laying there lol, all that work digging
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