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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:36 PM

Garden Centers reporting they are considered essential

My local garden centers in Connecticut are reporting that they are considered essential and would remain open in a lockdown/stay at home order.

Oh thank God!

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Reply Garden Centers reporting they are considered essential (Original post)
NutmegYankee Mar 20 OP
rampartc Mar 20 #1
Chainfire Mar 20 #2
Canoe52 Mar 20 #3
33taw Mar 20 #4
NJCher Mar 20 #5
Backseat Driver Mar 20 #6
NutmegYankee Mar 20 #8
zeusdogmom Mar 20 #9
33taw Mar 20 #10
wryter2000 Mar 20 #7
spinbaby Mar 22 #11

Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:39 PM

1. absolutely. if this is a war i need a victory garden.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:40 PM

2. I couldn't make it a day

without my petunias.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:48 PM

3. We just made up our list of what seeds to buy, heading to the storetoday.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:52 PM

4. Having a vegetable garden could be essential.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 03:55 PM

5. slackers, all of you!

I'm already eating out of my garden: Four different kinds of kale, three different kinds of lettuces, not to mention spinach and arugula.

Scallions. Garlic.

A full complement of herbs: sage, rosemary, tarragon, parsley, thyme, cilantro, and a small pot of basil in the house.

There's probably more but I can't think of it all.

On edit: also shallots, chives, and the most beautiful, full-size leeks.

I have a full pot of celery I was able to over winter in my greenhouse.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:01 PM

6. I'm in Central Ohio. Is it too early to plant peas in my

north 40 inches so they'll be done when tomatoes need to be in?

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Response to NJCher (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:11 PM

8. Not the same climate.

I have tomato seedlings just popping but even with Wall O Water jackets early May is my planned planting time. We bounced off a low of 18 just last week so lettuce isnít safe to plant yet.

I use lights in the basement until then.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:29 PM

9. I have edible stuff here, too, here in central Ohio.

Overwintered with only a light frost cover. The curly kale and three baseball size heads of broccoli in deck pots look awesome. Kale tastes great. Letting the broccoli grow a little more before they become lunch. Checked the two raised beds I planted late last summer, enjoyed all fall and winter, and covered when it got cold. OMG the self seeded arugula looks incredible. Leaf lettuce is a little weary looking but there is salad there. Ditto the scallions. So glad I have had these all fall and winter. Currently waaay to wet to plant - we hit the 2 inch mark today on already overly saturated ground. I know I will fondly look back at all of this rain come the hot drought months of mid to late summer, but right a little less rain and more sunshine would be nice. We gardeners are never satisfied 😊

Started all of my transplant seeds today and yesterday. Understand supplies are hard to come by and some stores are limiting 4 seed packets per family. Think there are a lot of people attempting to start seeds this year.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:02 PM

10. Still getting snow in central WI. The ground is frozen, but thawing. Planting in May.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:01 PM

7. I hope so!

I have my plant starts, but I'm going to need potting soil.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2020, 03:48 PM

11. I don't know if they are in Pennsylvania

I just ordered a bunch of flower seeds for the cottage garden on the assumption that garden centers would not be open. Fortunately, I have a good variety of established perennials.

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