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Re: 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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