Seed Catalogs
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 9 years ago
Ah, nothing to get you through the cold days of January like browsing a seed catalog and pretending you, too, can grow plants that look like the ones in the pictures.

So, to get some warm weather discussion going, which catalogs do you prefer? Classics like "Burpee's." Market gardener like "Johnny's Seeds?"

What plants do you want to attempt this year you have never managed to grow successfully? I keep wanting to try Love-Lies-Bleeding again, if I can ever clean out a flower bed for it. Even my hollyhocks are being done in by the $#)@* bindweed.
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Posted by David Schott (+17044) 9 years ago
My daffodils are two inches out of the ground but you can hardly see them with the snow we're getting.
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Posted by MTgal (+140) 9 years ago
I'm planning a big gardening project this spring. Any tips on getting rid of the "bind weed"?
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 9 years ago
Nuclear explosives? If I had a solution, I would have a decent garden. I know it laughs at Round-Up. Really. You can hear the roots chuckling down in the dirt as you spray.

Okay, maybe not that bad, but it is resistant to removal short of a bomb.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
Paraquat + diesel fuel = dead Convolvulus arvensis
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 9 years ago
Yes, but can you plant tomatoes afterwards?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17317) 9 years ago
What plants do you want to attempt this year you have never managed to grow successfully?


Willie Nelson
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Posted by Rita Mulkey George (+14) 9 years ago
Banvel Herbicide applied in the fall
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Posted by MTgal (+140) 9 years ago
When is the best time to plant? Coming here from the mountains, it was a risk planting prior to July 4!
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Posted by Maryann McDaniel (+249) 9 years ago
If we get through the spring and summer without a drought here in Texas, maybe my garden and my husband's citrus will survive. We got two beautiful and tasty oranges a couple weeks ago. The deer (we live in the forest it seems on a now nearly dry lake) ate all my okra, tomatoes, herbs, limes and lemons. Actually, if we get through the summer and fall without a repeat of the early September 2011 Tri-County fire in Waller, Montgomery, and Grimes Counties which required us to evacuate for 10 days we will be happy. I think I am not gonna even worry about a garden this year!
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1904) 9 years ago
Even though I haven't bought anything from a seed catalog in years, I still recieve Gurney's very year. All those lush but unrealistic pictures help beat the post-holiday blues.
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Posted by teen (+93) 9 years ago
If your new to the area, here is some data from the extension services....it gives you somewhat of a time line for freeze/thaw by county~
http://www.mtmastergardener.org/oldGG/mtclimate.asp

Miles City has the longest growing season in the state as well, so depending on where you are coming from, that is good news for gardening!
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 9 years ago
Anytime after May 15 is pretty safe! The daring with well-protected gardens put on hardy plants even earlier. However, tomatoes and peppers sulk if the weather is too cool and corn rots.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14950) 9 years ago
According to my mother, potatoes MUST be planted on good Friday, on an empty stomach (fasting... slowing if you ask me) before you go to church.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1916) 9 years ago
My father said this, too. He never planted potatoes. I remember in Belgrade one year, a friend tried to plant his Good Friday potatoes and the ground was frozen so hard, he couldn't dig a hole with a pickaxe. May work in Ireland but not western Montana.
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