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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 04-17-2003 02:15

I just wanted to know if any of you guys are going to be doing any planting this year? I am looking to put in a little garden myself. Just some small stuff like Leaf Lettuce, some marigolds, Anise, and some chamomile for my tea. Maybe some other things too but I have not decided yet. I am looking to start in with some herbs.

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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 02:44

Well, my wife and I are planning on moving out of the city this summer, and my wife wants to grow herbs on the porch of our new place. Not sure if that's considered gardening, but it's a heck of an improvement over what we've got now...

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 02:51

My landlady does so much gardening that the place already looks like a jungle. I am going to see if she is agreeable to me dedicating an insignificant portion of the backyard for growing a small crop of medicinal herb.

I'm just not much into vegetables, having always considered them to be a lesser food.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 04-17-2003 03:34

where I live now, I don't have much room for gardening...a couple of 3x5 foot flower boxes and whatever I can fit in pots on the patio (I rent, can't change anything =( )

I always do a good assortment of herbs though, and some simple flowers, sometimes some tomatoes and peppers (they do great hanging upside down through a hole in the bottom of a standard hanging planter).

gotta have at least basil, oregano, marjoram, parsley, cilantro, thyme, chives, maybe some rosemary, sage, dill...

it's such a joy to be able to walk out back and pick what you need to cook with =) Or hang out on the patio reading with a beer and the amazing's therapy

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Raleigh, NC
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 04-17-2003 03:36

you could always plant some psycosilocybin.... errr i mean marijuana.. no! i mean... i mean! uhh *runs away*

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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 04-17-2003 03:43

Wolfen: Yep I'm currently in the finalish stages of reducing my back garden to bare earth and rebuilding it from the ground up - should be very nice when its odne and I'll be ordering some plants tomorrow


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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: columbus, ohio, usa
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 05:36

I love to garden. My bulbs are coming up nicely. Don't have the full sun needed for vegetables though my wife and I are going to try basil this year.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive; C:
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 05:42

it depends whether I'm in the mood or not. Sometimes I do love planting bulbs then I'd get tired and stop, so I hate it.

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-17-2003 11:13
I just wanted to know if any of you guys are going to be doing any planting this year?

I will be planting my ass firmly in my chair and a beer firmly in my fist.

Although now that you bring up the subject, maybe I should grow some flowers or something out on my porch. Might be fun.

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: lala-land
Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 11:42

Really got into gardening the last 2 years, mainly flowers and few herbs since for some reason the dog decided to join the rabbits and eat the veggies before they are ready.


Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 04-17-2003 11:43

Planning on doing the herb thing on the window sill...I really enjoy gardening...just don't have an actual garden to do it in.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-17-2003 15:08

My mum and I have this big vegetable and herb garden going...mmmmmmmm

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 16:23

I'm lucky to have a landlord who doesn't care if we beautify his property. Just a small apartment, but we've turned the small plot below our front windows into a flower garden. Our first Siberean Iris bloomed yesterday! It's so beautiful! And we've got another iris in bud, it'll probably bloom this weekend sometime. We've got lots of day lilies, and canta lilies (they are so huge and beautiful!), a couple of varieties of irises, some black-eyed susans, mums, and dianthus out there just waiting to bloom... With all the rain we've had, my daffodils and tulips didn't make it this year.
We've also got some spearmint taking over the area under our stairs. (boy, that stuff will grow anywhere!) and some herbs (chives, oregano, thyme, rosemary, chocolate mint) in boxes on the porch. We're entertaining thoughts of doing some container gardening to have some fresh veggies this summer... better get started I guess, if we want them to produce this year!

I love flowers and herbs. When we finally get a house, we plan on turning the backyard into a veritable paradise of gardens... My cats like "salad", so I can't grow plants inside, or even have cut flowers in the house! Those sneaky little guys wait until we're gone and then devastate whatever they can get to! I was really happy that James decided to give me flowers outside instead. And even happier that the landlord let him!

Bodhi - Cell 617

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Bipolar (III) Inmate

Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 04-17-2003 17:01

We plant vegetables every year. Our garden is actually two beds, each about 5ft x 12 ft.
I love playin' in the dirt and I love eating fresh vegetables.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: wales
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 04-17-2003 17:20

oh god, well i got over excited about gardening as the weather report said the last sunny day before the weekend. SO out came the paint, turfed the earth planted flowers and it was very pretty. Except at the end of the day, i couldn't move! Poor axle was looking after me for days. A trip to the chirpractor helped and cost an arm and a leg. A very expensive day all in all. Gardening over rated and best left for the aunties to do.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 04-17-2003 18:09

Gardening, lets see... does that include any work done in the garden ? or just the planting of flowers ?

I will presume the first option.

The past few days as Pink has pointed out have been glorious, and as the weekend is not looking too good, it was time to catch up on things. Pink decided to jump in head first and do the green fingers routine and injured herself, couldnt walk for days, so muggins here helped nurse her back to health.

We have recently just built a deck out the back garden and there were a few little things that needed finishing. Digging up a small patch of scrubland and turning it into something a little less of an eyesore, a few planters to be built from the leftover decking board and a little work to the front of the house.

All in all, looking good now, and the addition of deck furniture has made a great difference, so summer, here we come !!

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Greensboro, NC USA
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 04-17-2003 18:25

It's all hard work in the beginning, but maintaining a garden takes significantly less work than starting one does. And besides, the more you get out and play in it, the more endurance you'll build up for it. So take a break, Pink, get your stamina back, and get back out there! You'll thank yourself for it later!
(I was only fortunate in that I married a man who loves yard work and gardening, and doesn't really want my help at it. So I just get to enjoy the fruits of his lucky can you get?)

mmm...fresh veggies...

Bodhi - Cell 617

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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 04-18-2003 04:07

I adore trees... but I have a little basil herb plant that I am nurturing and a jade tree that I planted 21 years ago and its still only a foot and a half high. It is so so healthy and good for the soul to be close to plants...


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