Plan your garden now.

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    I mean it. I know it is several months until it's time to sew, so this is prime planning time.

    Anyone here grow their own gardens?
     
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    Sometimes. I kinda took last year off, maybe will pick it up again this Spring.
     
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    Giving up knitting?
     
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    Yes. I will be starting some tomatoes in about another week or two even though I have very mixed results growing them from seed.
     
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    Some of my relations do that but it's too much work for me, plus I'm not home enough to nurse them along. I'll get seedlings.

    That's one thing I generally grow whether I have a garden tilled or not. Last year I kept 'em in pots. They did well.
     
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    I have been trying to grow tomatoes in pots since I was a kid. They just never do as well as in the ground for me. On the seedlings, it has been hit or miss. I have been doing it since I was about 12 and I have only had one year where they did super from seedling. I keep a good routine of care, but some years they are doing well and in the matter of a few days I will lose almost every one. Not sure what it is unless it is because I do not use a warming pad under them.
     
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    Lose them to what? Fungus? Just failure to thrive?

    I never use any kind of warming pad. I just make sure they get enough water, re-pot into bigger containers as they need, and fertilize them. Tomato Tone is a good product. They seem to like fish emulsion too.
     
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    Yes and there is no 'time to sew'. You plant gardens all year round.
     
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    No clue. They just start keeling over.
     
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    Potatoes, cabbage and peanuts produce the most calories per 100 sq. feet of garden space of common crops, but corn and dried beans produce the most calories per pound, so plan your gardens accordingly.
     

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