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Peppers and tomatoes are in their little tray containers. A few marigolds as well. We ran out of seedling soil and will have to get some. The trays are out in the WeShed. I was watching this afternoon and they did get direct sunlight for a while in the window; while there are branches in front of the window, there are no leaves yet. I turned the heat in the heater closer to the planting trays up a wee bit, but kept the other heater on the other end of the Shed at the same temp. It's right around 76 degrees; I checked before I came in the house just now. I have the mister filled with water; I'd rather use a mister than a pitcher of water.

I feel better that the trays are in the WeShed instead of in the basement.
 

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Looking for some insight please. Whilst weeding my neighbours garden yesterday I found the object on the photo. There were three together, not attached to anything, about the same size and shape of an acorn but were beige in colour, very dry and had the same consistency throughout. I live in Wales in a semi rural area with some wildlife such as foxes and badgers but nothing bigger. Anyone with any ideas please.

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wondering when my rose bush will start leafing out and growing buds on it?
I'm no expert, but would imagine that, given your location, you're probably a few weeks away yet. Here, while a lot of the early stuff is showing signs of life, many of the later-blooming plants are still dormant.
 

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I'm no expert, but would imagine that, given your location, you're probably a few weeks away yet. Here, while a lot of the early stuff is showing signs of life, many of the later-blooming plants are still dormant.
N NY cat man thank you for answering my post... im just concerned that it might late bloom or something
 

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Peppers and tomatoes are in their little tray containers. A few marigolds as well. We ran out of seedling soil and will have to get some. The trays are out in the WeShed. I was watching this afternoon and they did get direct sunlight for a while in the window; while there are branches in front of the window, there are no leaves yet. I turned the heat in the heater closer to the planting trays up a wee bit, but kept the other heater on the other end of the Shed at the same temp. It's right around 76 degrees; I checked before I came in the house just now. I have the mister filled with water; I'd rather use a mister than a pitcher of water.

I feel better that the trays are in the WeShed instead of in the basement.
Sounds like things are nice and warm. That's the big hurdle now. Keep us apprised of your babies' progress.
 

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Our onions came today! All 125 of them! Rick opened the box, looked at me, and said, "OMG! How many did you order?" I ordered the least amount available. 125 onion bulblets. Guess what we're going this afternoon. I told him we could probably give some to my BIL, his sister's husband, who is an avid gardener. "No, no," he said. "We'll find room." I hope they all come up.
 

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I spoke too soon. Yesterday, the cucumbers sprouted and today they are almost 2in. tall. While out and about I got some green bean seeds and planted 6 pots. I would like to plant more, and more varieties, but then reality rears it's head and I have to curb my enthusiasm. Maybe, eventually, I can turn our entire backyard, what there is of it, anyway, into one big garden with just walking paths to get around. I would have a lot less grass to cut, at least.
 

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Our onions came today! All 125 of them! Rick opened the box, looked at me, and said, "OMG! How many did you order?" I ordered the least amount available. 125 onion bulblets. Guess what we're going this afternoon. I told him we could probably give some to my BIL, his sister's husband, who is an avid gardener. "No, no," he said. "We'll find room." I hope they all come up.
They'll come up.

And up.

And up.

[etc]
 

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47 of the 50 tomato seeds are up; some now tall enough to the point where we had to take the lid off the container. 17 of the Carmen peppers are up (out of 50) and, so far, 10 of the 50 yellow peppers broke through the soil. The marigolds have now come up as well. I had planted 4 in a regular small planter because I plan on keeping it as a house plant; all four are up. I almost peed my pants when I saw the pepper babies! I had read where they can get ornery, so I was tickled. :hyper:
 

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Everything but the green beans are up, although I had to replant the Cherry Baby tomatoes, and I have already thinned out the others. The new raised planting bed has been worked up as the ground dries, but I had to replace the powerhead for my mini tiller as the rope pull broke on the old one, and the parts cost more than replacing it.
Meanwhile, the dwarf crocus are fully up, the tulips are coming along nicely, and the fumewort are just developing blooms.
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I've never been much for gardening. I tried planting flowers when I lived in Ohio and it was such a chore I regretted it. However, I just had some loropetalum, camellias, and dwarf lilacs installed. In the process, I've been looking at all the pretty flowers and have gotten interested in fuscias. I'm wondering if I could grow them in a hanging basket on my front porch. The landscaper who installed the other plants says probably not because there would be too much sun unless I watered them a lot (2-4 gallons twice a day). Does this sound reasonable. I have no problem doing that, I'd really like to get a basket to see if I can attrack humming birds. I had a feeder in Ohio and they were so much fun. I am in growing area 7A if that helps.
 

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I've never been much for gardening. I tried planting flowers when I lived in Ohio and it was such a chore I regretted it. However, I just had some loropetalum, camellias, and dwarf lilacs installed. In the process, I've been looking at all the pretty flowers and have gotten interested in fuscias. I'm wondering if I could grow them in a hanging basket on my front porch. The landscaper who installed the other plants says probably not because there would be too much sun unless I watered them a lot (2-4 gallons twice a day). Does this sound reasonable. I have no problem doing that, I'd really like to get a basket to see if I can attrack humming birds. I had a feeder in Ohio and they were so much fun. I am in growing area 7A if that helps.
A fuscia does not like 100% sun. It prefers a shady, part sun place. And while it does like water, its roots do not. It does like humidity. I don't know what to tell you. You can try it and move it to another spot, if it doesn't do well in full sun.

A thought....could you put your fuscia on your front porch, but put it in a place closer to your house so that it's not getting all that sun?
 

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A fuscia does not like 100% sun. It prefers a shady, part sun place. And while it does like water, its roots do not. It does like humidity. I don't know what to tell you. You can try it and move it to another spot, if it doesn't do well in full sun.

A thought....could you put your fuscia on your front porch, but put it in a place closer to your house so that it's not getting all that sun?
Thanks for the advice! That was my intent to put it on the front porch where it would not be in direct sun. I'm pretty sure the landscaper didn't know where I meant to put it because we were texting and I just asked him if he thought it would do well. Probably thought I meant the areas we were working on, which is in direct sun. It definitely does get humid here in the summer. My challenge is figuring out how to hang it on the porch - without using a drill. I've considered an over the railing box.
 
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