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    Talking Seeds! :D

    FINALLY got my summer seed order today... trying to get an early start on my container garden this year! i have the moonflower seeds soaking overnight (they should have been in weeks ago... they take FOREVER to bloom where i live)... tomorrow they'll be the first to be planted!

    other than my moonflowers, i'm putting cucumbers, eggplant, tomatoes, radishes, peas (yes peas! they made a container-variety pea! THRILLED!) and mesclun mix, as well as assorted herbs, in containers, and i'm going to clandestinely plant some zukes in my mom's front garden because there's no way on earth they can be tamed to containers. most of these will be purchased as plants from my local garden center but i figured i'd mess with seeds on a few weird varieties that i didn't feel like searching for... anybody know how early you can plant zucchini and cucumber indoors? i'm in zone 7 (borderline 6). i'm debating whether or not to germinate my basil inside as well... basil tends to get all drunken and wimpy if it gets too big in the transplant pots.

    anyway... i was just excited, i had to share i've been waiting for these seeds for 2+ weeks now, i guess there's some added inspection/regulation/bureaucracy regarding seed transport across state borders?

    anybody else starting garden seeds for this season?
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

    ~a friend's observation of my CP's

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    I was returning home last weekend with packets of seeds, some picked myself from botanical gardens, to start in flats, to find that my mother had seen fit to occupy the entire spare shelfroom with the flats for girlscouts. She pointedly told me tat since i did not live there this time of year, i had no say in what goes on there. Of course that ignores the fact that i own the lights and shelfs in question. But its for girlscouts, not for her, so i cant really complain...

    *sigh


    you cant argue against a bunch of plants for girlscouts
    that makes no logic

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    That's why I'm gonna give all of my plants away when I go to college

    I'd say it's fine to start things inside now. I'm not a farmer, though.

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    JLAP- i grow all my plants at college, i just don't have many i have my own car here though and i move myself in an out at the beginning and end of the year, so it's my job to cram the plants (and the gerbil) into the car in lieu of somebody who would actually give me gas money... i'm strange like that. i managed to cram 10 moonflower pots into a windowsill germination tray, once those get going i guess i'll switch them out for the other plants. my parents will love me when i get home with a carload of plants
    "Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."

    ~a friend's observation of my CP's

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    Heather, you're a lot like me - tropical fish, gardening, and cp's. I never attempted a moonflower, but morning glories are one of my favorites, right up there with pansys and johnny jumpups and bearded iris and gladiolas and lily of the valley and crocus and roses and.... Also got into berries, dwarf fruit trees, and vegetables.

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    Whenever you get a yard, you should grow some brugmansia. The flowers are intoxicating and a foot long. Smell great at night.

    Gardenia and Jasmine rock too. I like flowers that make you want to pass out, they are so strong.


    Down here Ipomoea are roadside weeds

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    Are you sure they are Ipomaea and not that bindweed stuff?

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    Absolutely. Different leaves and flowers.

    I know my morning glories

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