Sowing Planting and Growing

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I enjoy spending my time in the garden in the summer months among the different varieties of flowers and vegetables that I grow.

In the depths of Winter

When all is bleak and cold in the garden, my mind drifts to thoughts the summer sun and all the things that I am going to grow in the garden this season.

The garden, sometimes looking bleak and sparse in the winter looks quite picturesque when covered in a blanket of snow.

Sowing

Around January and February each year, I think about what I would like in my garden, during the summer and autumn months in terms of flowers and vegetables.. I then think about sowing the seeds indoors and then outdoors in the greenhouse during March and April.
I have already previously thought about spring, and have some spring bulbs planted indoors eg, daffodils and also some seeds sown indoors eg sweetpeas.

Hyacinths

Hyacinths are interesting to see growing in their hyacinth jars too. These are growing in proper glass hyacinth jars, in the past I have made my own from cutting down small clear plastic bottles.

Propagating Schefflera

I love to increase my stock of houseplants when I can. These are some schefflera that I propagated during the Summer/Autumn 2011 by a process known as air-layering

Rewards

The rewards of all this preparation is that you get a lovely looking garden and a supply of fresh salads

An Array of Different Flowers

Colourful marigolds are shown growing here in a tub. The bright sunny yellow flowers cheer up any garden and the red centres are a delight to the eye

Radish

Radish are a good crop to grow and go well with summer salads. Here are some just pulled up from the trough in which they were growing

More Garden Views

runner bean trough
http://i713.photobucket.com/albums/ww132/richardpeeej/peaandbeantrough.jpg?t=1248649677

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Flowers, Growing, Marigold, Pots, Richardpeeej, Trough, Tub, Vegetables

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I enjoy playing the guitar, gardening, writing poems, doing a bit of cooking and catching up with my good friends on the net

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author avatar richardpeeej
17th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Johnny for your quick moderation of my page...

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author avatar Songbird B
17th Feb 2012 (#)

Another really wonderful Star Page my friend! Loved the photos and this article, and it heartens me to think that Spring is not so far away now and colour will be back out in the garden once more.. Inspirational and informative page with your links..Great work Rich..\0/x

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author avatar richardpeeej
17th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you so much Bev for your visit to my new page and for your continued support. Spring is a lovely time of year for us gardeners to get planting again my friend :-)

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Richard so lovely! And I had never heard of naughty marigolds before haha! Lilly's are my thing. This is beautiful my friend.

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author avatar richardpeeej
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Melissa Yes the Naughty Marietta's are quite colourful and look stunning in a group in the garden. I love lillies too..

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author avatar Denise O
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Richard, I have awful allergies so the only flowers I am able to see are the ones y'all share. I do brave the elements for veggies though. I hitting the nursery Sunday, it is for sure planting time. Great star page Richard. Great information on getting ready for your garden. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar richardpeeej
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Sorry to hear about your allergies for flowers Sheila, but so glad you enjoy growing veg at your nusery. Thank you always for your lovely comments.

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author avatar ittech
18th Feb 2012 (#)

interesting writing again . Thnx for sharing .

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author avatar richardpeeej
18th Feb 2012 (#)

You're welcome ittech and thank you for your visit to my page.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
18th Feb 2012 (#)

wow, great way of planting them... now i know also what they look like

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author avatar richardpeeej
18th Feb 2012 (#)

I like to grow a few things indoors cowboy as they are easier to keep an eye on this time of year. It also gives them a flying start in the garden too..

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author avatar krrymarie
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Lovely article I bet your garden looks lovely in the summer.
I am so not green fingered!!!

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author avatar richardpeeej
19th Feb 2012 (#)

Thanks so much for your kind words Kerry I do like to get the garden planted with plenty of flowers and veg. I have made a start on seed sowing already ;-)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Feb 2012 (#)

so beautiful, so fabulous..oh oh oh how I envy you having a garden...thank you thank you for filling my eyes and my heart with joy

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author avatar richardpeeej
19th Feb 2012 (#)

Yes cnwriter I do feel fortunate in having a garden even though it is quite small really. It is big enough to sit out there and grow a few things. Thank you for your support my friend.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Such a brilliant star page. You do exactly what I do in the garden. Great stuff. Wish I'd pipped you to the post. I would love to write a similar article. But I MUST wait until yours isn't too fresh in my mind!!
P.S. Great pix too.

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author avatar richardpeeej
19th Feb 2012 (#)

It is so good that you do similar to me in the garden Sheila. We will have to compare notes my friend. Looking forward to reading your article too when you write one..

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author avatar Buzz
19th Feb 2012 (#)

O the joys of gardening. Sad that the tropical climate like ours can't seem to make these flowers and veggies thrive. You've been harvesting stars lately, my friend. Congrats!

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author avatar richardpeeej
19th Feb 2012 (#)

Haha thank you Buzz. There are many things that you can grow in your tropical climate, such as chillies, tomatoes, cucumbers...have a look at this link my friend:- http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/tropical-vegetables.html

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Feb 2012 (#)

A gardener I am not, but my wife will appreciate your hard work and the planning you put in to reap the just rewards. Thanks for an uplifting post and the pictures to show for your efforts, Richard - siva

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author avatar richardpeeej
19th Feb 2012 (#)

Well thank you Siva I am sure that your wife has so much pleasure, as I do, in growing things. Glad you liked my post my friend, I so appreciate your visit,

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author avatar Delicia Powers
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Lovely page, amazing pictures and information thanks Richard!-:0)

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author avatar richardpeeej
21st Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you so much Delicia I am so glad you found my page so informative

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author avatar NancyG in TN
21st Feb 2012 (#)

very good, loved the photos!

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author avatar richardpeeej
21st Feb 2012 (#)

So glad you liked the photos Nancy, thank you for your visit to my page :-)

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