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Re: peppers/what's everyone ordering?


I just saw a picture of red milkweed while browsing - what a lovely plant!
Another must-check source to add to my list   <big grin>

Libby

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?


> Yes, SSE does tomato & pepper transplants also some of the prairie
> native plants. Looking seriously at some of that red milkweed. Very
> reasonable and they always arrive here in fantastic shape. I like doing
> business w/ these people.
>
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date:  Sun, 15 Feb 2004 13:54:52 -0500
>
> >> I didn't realize Seed Savers Exchange dealt in plants also?
> >Libby,
> >that was just a guess on my part, as that's all I could come up with on a
> >ggole off SSE Tomatoes.  Maybe Pam will fill us in.
> >
> >Your method of planting is sort of like putting the cart before the
horse,
> >but I understand.  I don't always know which plant will go where and I
often
> >end up playing musical beds.  Gotta move this over here, so I can put
that
> >in its place.
> >
> >>  Mattock ... is my most-used "gardening" tool.
> >Ow! That does sound like a lot of work.  Consider raised beds.
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >----- Original Message ----- 
> >From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 1:23 PM
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >
> >
> >> Yup, it would be the beginning of October, and, mostly because of work
and
> >> work-related travel, plus some other weekend activities through summer,
I
> >> rarely make it.  Amazing how well they manage to do since I usually
don't
> >> get them off to the best start in a timely fashion.  Last year I only
had
> >1
> >> left unplanted - sadly, that was a major accomplishment!  (It's
> >> overwintering in the garage, repotted.)  You wouldn't think 40 or so
> >plants,
> >> plus a bunch of seed-started annuals,  would be that tough to get
planted,
> >> but I have to create the garden beds as I go for most of them, except
the
> >> annuals.  So it takes me much longer than you might otherwise think -
and
> >> than I like!  Mattock (cross between a pickax and an axe) is my
most-used
> >> "gardening" tool.
> >>
> >> Occasionally I have managed to get a bed started the previous fall.
Most
> >> often not.  Time just flies by too fast.  I probably will be skidding
> >> broadside at the end of my journey, and most likely be 5 minutes late
to
> >> boot ;-)   Speaking of which, great poem, zem!
> >>
> >> DH wonders why I bother gardening since I don't have a lot of time for
it.
> >> I am thankful this group will never ask that question.  As to the other
> >> question of why I acquire plants I don't know if I'll be able to plant
> >when
> >> I should, well, I can't plant what I don't have, so this gives me
goals,
> >and
> >> gets me small steps closer to what I want the yard to be.
> >>
> >> So, long explanation for a remark that was mostly teasing myself.
> >>
> >> I didn't realize Seed Savers Exchange dealt in plants also?
> >>
> >> Libby
> >> MD zone 6
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 11:52 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >>
> >>
> >> > > okay, my mind is not translating acronyms this morning.  SSE?
> >> > maybe:
> >> > Seed Savers Exchange ?
> >> >
> >> > > The real question is if I receive them in April/May, can I get
> >> everything
> >> > in
> >> > > the ground before frost. My goal is by July this year.
> >> > In the ground before frost?  That would be something like October,
> >> wouldn't
> >> > it?  Surely you can manage that.
> >> >
> >> > Kitty
> >> >
> >> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> > From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> >> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> > Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 10:36 AM
> >> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > > okay, my mind is not translating acronyms this morning.  SSE?
> >> > >
> >> > > I'm putting together seed orders for JL Hudson and Pinetree -
> >vegetables
> >> > and
> >> > > flowers.  Finished my awfully long wishlist yesterday, need to
narrow
> >it
> >> > > down to something a tad more practical today.  I ordered some
plants
> >> last
> >> > > month from Crownsville and Bluestone for the butterfly/hummer/bee
> >> garden.
> >> > > In fact it's a good thing you all reminded me, because I need to
save
> >> the
> >> > > space I had in mind for these guys.
> >> > > From Bluestone (online ordering is too easy, especially when stuff
is
> >on
> >> > > sale!):
> >> > > Syringa meyeri Palibin,
> >> > > Weigela Aurea,
> >> > > Lavander Lady,
> >> > > Kniphofia uvaria Flamenco,
> >> > > Aster Frikartii Wonder of  Staffia,
> >> > > Lonerica japonica Purpurea,
> >> > > and a couple of mums.
> >> > > From Crownsville, a couple more Achilleas, Astilbe (which I've
never
> >> grown
> >> > > and didn't even like until I saw some beauties last summer - I'm
going
> >> to
> >> > > try a little grouping of 'Etna', 'Peach Blossom', and 'August
Light'
> >to
> >> > see
> >> > > if I can grow them and when the varieties bloom), another nepeta,
> >> Heuchera
> >> > > 'Raspberry Ice' (thank you list for that discussion), Lantana 'Miss
> >> Huff',
> >> > > phlox, and a couple salvias.
> >> > >
> >> > > The real question is if I receive them in April/May, can I get
> >> everything
> >> > in
> >> > > the ground before frost. My goal is by July this year.  I'm not
> >> currently
> >> > > having to be on the road for work, so we'll see!
> >> > >
> >> > > Much of the snow and ice is gone here thanks to a few days in the
> >40s -
> >> > > light snow forecast for midweek though.  We'll see about that, too!
> >> > >
> >> > > Libby
> >> > > MD zone 6
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > several different phlox.
> >> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> > > From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> > > Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 8:19 PM
> >> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] peppers/what's everyone ordering?
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > > I do have lots of local sources but they don't have the heirloom
> >> > > > varieties I need and the seed starting is not a sure thing. For
15
> >> bucks
> >> > > > - I can have what I want, when I want it. The locals have the
> >standard
> >> > > > peppers that quit producing in July & Auguust because of the
heat.
> >> These
> >> > > > Italiam heirlooms produce non-stop. And the one smaller Polish
> >> heirloom
> >> > > > produces incredible amounts of pppers, even in big pots! I can't
> >> afford
> >> > > > to water things that don't produce for two months. The Quadrato
Asti
> >> > > > Giallos, Jimmy Nardellos and Buran peppers produce - even when
it's
> >in
> >> > > > the 90's and 100's every day. That is what I need here.
> >> > > >
> >> > > > they are fantastic!!
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
> >> > > > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >> > > > From: Cersgarden@aol.com
> >> > > > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> > > > Date:  Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:59:08 EST
> >> > > >
> >> > > > >In a message dated 2/12/04 7:58:38 PM, gardenqueen@gbronline.com
> >> > writes:
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > ><< Well I ordered my pepper transplants from SSE today. >>
> >> > > > >
> >> > > > >Pam, don't you have garden centers near that you can purchase
> >plants
> >> > from
> >> > > > >avoiding shipping.  Also, peppers are very easy to start from
seed
> >> > which
> >> > > I will
> >> > > > >do but I will not start them till March.
> >> > > > >    I only order plant material that is not available locally
due
> >to
> >> > the
> >> > > cost.
> >> > > > >        Ceres
> >> > > > >
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> >> > > > --
> >> > > > Pam Evans
> >> > > > Kemp TX/zone 8A
> >> > > >
> >> > > >
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