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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 10:40 AM
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20. You organic? If not, try pretreating with Preen. Otherwise...
...if you are organic like we are, try planting your flower seed after the ground is good and warm, and then covering the area with a thin layer of wheat straw to shade back the weeds and give the flowers a running start.

Another organic idea that works real good but takes planning: When your flowers are done, cover the area with a weighted tarp or black plastic and leave it that way all winter. Take the cover off a few days before you intend to plant flowers to warm the soil.

Do that a few seasons, you'll kill back most weeds.
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  -DU gardeners: Whatcha planting? jswordy  May-20-05 10:02 AM   #0 
  - I just planted a jasmine vine  CatWoman   May-20-05 10:04 AM   #1 
  - Oh me too: HIBISCUS RULES!  jswordy   May-20-05 10:11 AM   #8 
  - Hi, Biscus!  bertha katzenengel   May-20-05 10:34 AM   #18 
     - I had two jasmine vines  CatWoman   May-20-05 10:42 AM   #24 
        - Hmm.... Might have to get some planters for under the bedroom window  bertha katzenengel   May-20-05 10:44 AM   #28 
  - I rent, but I'm doing a 5-gallon bucket salsa garden  Don Claybrook   May-20-05 10:07 AM   #2 
  - My wife has all our salad greens in small containers by the kitchen door.  jswordy   May-20-05 10:13 AM   #10 
  - I live in a condo with a patio  demnan   May-20-05 10:07 AM   #3 
  - ROMAS RULE! I just love 'em. If you get a chance, do just one...  jswordy   May-20-05 10:14 AM   #11 
  - Mostly what you have planted  TNDemo   May-20-05 10:09 AM   #4 
  - I'm in southern middle TN!  jswordy   May-20-05 10:20 AM   #12 
     - Have you ever visited The Farm in Summertown?  TNDemo   May-20-05 11:22 AM   #38 
        - Folks from The Farm used to work on my FIL's plac.  jswordy   May-20-05 11:42 AM   #40 
  - Not gonna answer  Feathered Fish   May-20-05 10:10 AM   #5 
  - ours:  ret5hd   May-20-05 10:10 AM   #6 
  - Mmmm....way too late here for onions, radish, chard, tho.  jswordy   May-20-05 10:26 AM   #13 
  - Just got some in, will finish the rest this week..hopefully.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   May-20-05 10:10 AM   #7 
  - Maybe your garden center has pumpkin sets?  jswordy   May-20-05 10:29 AM   #15 
     - Thanks, I'll have to check that out.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   May-20-05 10:40 AM   #21 
        - I'm thinking PIE, myself! Mmmmm! n/t  jswordy   May-20-05 10:41 AM   #22 
           - Oh BTW...  jswordy   May-20-05 10:42 AM   #25 
  - Yum... Now *that* is what I call a garden!  Prag   May-20-05 10:12 AM   #9 
  - Ever grill them?  jswordy   May-20-05 10:28 AM   #14 
     - Sounds TASTY!  Prag   May-20-05 10:31 AM   #16 
        - Try grilling 'em. A new way to use 'em up!  jswordy   May-20-05 10:35 AM   #19 
  - I'm growing weeds.. Darned things always outpace my flower seed! *sobbing*  GreenPartyVoter   May-20-05 10:31 AM   #17 
  - You organic? If not, try pretreating with Preen. Otherwise...  jswordy   May-20-05 10:40 AM   #20 
     - I've been thinking of doing cedar chips, but the reason I held back  GreenPartyVoter   May-20-05 10:43 AM   #26 
        - Well, if you buy the plants...  jswordy   May-20-05 10:45 AM   #29 
           - I could do that. I think I might do the chips, though because they  GreenPartyVoter   May-20-05 10:53 AM   #32 
  - Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes  jandrok   May-20-05 10:42 AM   #23 
  - Delightful! I grow the 100 Cherries cuz...  jswordy   May-20-05 10:44 AM   #27 
     - Yeah, the cherry tomatoes are GREAT!  jandrok   May-20-05 10:55 AM   #33 
        - Heh...dang, ya stole my warm-weather braggin' rights!  jswordy   May-20-05 11:04 AM   #34 
           - Yeah. We planted quite a while ago.  jandrok   May-20-05 11:36 AM   #39 
              - Yep, I get to do two cycles, too...just a bit shorter season.  jswordy   May-20-05 11:46 AM   #41 
  - "white widow feminized"  jukes   May-20-05 10:46 AM   #30 
  - I did that thing in my late teens. Have you tried...  jswordy   May-20-05 11:08 AM   #36 
  - 1 lone sweet green pepper plant  donsu   May-20-05 10:47 AM   #31 
  - Ya just can't get that green off yer thumb! Good for you! n/t  jswordy   May-20-05 11:09 AM   #37 
  - My borhter once grew "tomato plants"  underpants   May-20-05 11:07 AM   #35 
  - Rocks, apparently  TrogL   May-20-05 11:50 AM   #42 
  - Everything you mentioned except for the brussel sprouts  Lone_Star_Dem   May-20-05 11:58 AM   #43 
 

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