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Post  Emily49 5/4/2020, 9:10 pm

The weather has been so nice! How is everyone's garden plans coming along? I'm looking forward to doing some planting in a few days.  I have some baby toms eagerly waiting to breathe the fresh air.  
A few days ago I finished with the spring seeds, hopefully I wasn't too late. Peas, lettuce, carrots, radish, etc.

I tested the pH in my soil today and have some amending to do I think.  

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Post  AtlantaMarie 5/5/2020, 7:49 am

Hi Emily. I don't think I've had the chance to welcome you from Atlanta, GA... So, welcome!
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Post  countrynaturals 5/5/2020, 10:05 am

Welcome, Emily!

So far, so good, here in Northern California. All of my spring plants are in and so are most of my summer starts. I just finished planting the rest of my summer seeds. Today I'll be working on fixing up my irrigation system from last year.
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Post  olivia.walter 5/5/2020, 12:12 pm

I let me eagerness get the best of me... planted herbs, tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers last weekend because it was 70 degrees and oh so gorgeous. Now it's looking like we'll have a frost Saturday night into mother's day. Why oh why didn't stick to the age old adage... Sad
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Post  countrynaturals 5/5/2020, 12:33 pm

olivia.walter wrote:I let me eagerness get the best of me... planted herbs, tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers last weekend because it was 70 degrees and oh so gorgeous. Now it's looking like we'll have a frost Saturday night into mother's day. Why oh why didn't stick to the age old adage... Sad
Been there, done that. Embarassed
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Post  Emily49 5/5/2020, 1:25 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:Hi Emily.  I don't think I've had the chance to welcome you from Atlanta, GA...  So, welcome!
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Post  Emily49 5/5/2020, 1:27 pm

olivia.walter wrote:I let me eagerness get the best of me... planted herbs, tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers last weekend because it was 70 degrees and oh so gorgeous. Now it's looking like we'll have a frost Saturday night into mother's day. Why oh why didn't stick to the age old adage... Sad

Oh yes, it's oh so hard to resist! I do have peas in, they should be ok. What herbs do you grow?
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Post  olivia.walter 5/5/2020, 2:20 pm

Emily49 wrote:
olivia.walter wrote:I let me eagerness get the best of me... planted herbs, tomatoes, peas, and cucumbers last weekend because it was 70 degrees and oh so gorgeous. Now it's looking like we'll have a frost Saturday night into mother's day. Why oh why didn't stick to the age old adage... Sad

Oh yes, it's oh so hard to resist! I do have peas in, they should be ok. What herbs do you grow?

A lot of basil (I love pesto), rosemary, oregano, sage (that lived outside all winter), peppermint, lemon balm, catnip, thyme, and nasturtium although that's not an herb...  

I'm hoping with the frost cover I have and an additional tarp, hopefully things will be okay.
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Post  Emily49 5/6/2020, 2:48 pm

I have had mint in for years, I'm thinking to take it out of the SFG and give it its own pot because I'm tired of fighting with it. 
I tried "cat grass" this year, which I guess is just oats.  I haven't tried it with my cat yet. 
I started oregano an it is growing.so.slowly   Still only has its first real leaves.  I don't think it will be ready to go outside next week.  
I think I'm going to start some lavender. I had some at my old house and still have seeds. 
I actually have seeds for a ton of herbs, but can never decide where I want my "herb garden" to be, so it just doesn't happen.
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Post  OhioGardener 5/6/2020, 6:02 pm

Emily49 wrote:I have had mint in for years, I'm thinking to take it out of the SFG and give it its own pot because I'm tired of fighting with it. 
I tried "cat grass" this year, which I guess is just oats.  I haven't tried it with my cat yet. 
I started oregano an it is growing.so.slowly   Still only has its first real leaves.  I don't think it will be ready to go outside next week. 

Remember that Oregano is a member of the Mint family and spreads wildly by both root and seed.  Just a couple days ago I spent the afternoon digging out approximately 3,000 plus or minus Oregano plants that had taken over the entire fence row where the herbs are. there is just a small patch of them now to provide the fresh cuttings we will need.

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Post  Mikesgardn 5/6/2020, 7:57 pm

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Emily49 wrote:I have had mint in for years, I'm thinking to take it out of the SFG and give it its own pot because I'm tired of fighting with it. 
I tried "cat grass" this year, which I guess is just oats.  I haven't tried it with my cat yet. 
I started oregano an it is growing.so.slowly   Still only has its first real leaves.  I don't think it will be ready to go outside next week. 

Remember that Oregano is a member of the Mint family and spreads wildly by both root and seed.  Just a couple days ago I spent the afternoon digging out approximately 3,000 plus or minus Oregano plants that had taken over the entire fence row where the herbs are. there is just a small patch of them now to provide the fresh cuttings we will need.
My wife planted a certain type of oregano as a ground cover adjacent to a stepping stone path.  It is remarkable how well it grows with no maintenance except for trimming with a weedeater.   And it smells great when you walk on it!
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Post  Emily49 5/7/2020, 11:56 am

duh, I have BASIL plants started. IDK why I said oregano, but now that you say it's a ground cover, I'm going to go put it in around my beds where I haven't gotten enough planking yet. Thanks for the idea!
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Post  OhioGardener 5/7/2020, 2:24 pm

Emily49 wrote:duh, I have BASIL plants started. IDK why I said oregano, but now that you say it's a ground cover, I'm going to go put it in around my beds where I haven't gotten enough planking yet. Thanks for the idea!

One benefit of Oregano, Emily, is that deer hate it, and won't bother it.  They not only won't eat it, but they won't walk through it unless they have to. They don't like the smell of it when it is disturbed.

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Post  countrynaturals 5/7/2020, 2:28 pm

OhioGardener wrote:One benefit of Oregano, Emily, is that deer hate it, and won't bother it.  They not only won't eat it, but they won't walk through it unless they have to. They don't like the smell of it when it is disturbed.
Good to know. Where can I order 100 lbs of oregano seeds? Razz
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Post  OhioGardener 5/7/2020, 2:40 pm

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OhioGardener wrote:One benefit of Oregano, Emily, is that deer hate it, and won't bother it.  They not only won't eat it, but they won't walk through it unless they have to. They don't like the smell of it when it is disturbed.
Good to know. Where can I order 100 lbs of oregano seeds? Razz

lol! 

Here you go, only $266.60 per pound (4,475,200 seeds)!

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Post  Emily49 5/7/2020, 3:29 pm

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Emily49 wrote:duh, I have BASIL plants started. IDK why I said oregano, but now that you say it's a ground cover, I'm going to go put it in around my beds where I haven't gotten enough planking yet. Thanks for the idea!

One benefit of Oregano, Emily, is that deer hate it, and won't bother it.  They not only won't eat it, but they won't walk through it unless they have to. They don't like the smell of it when it is disturbed.
Excellent, we have a lot of deer!
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Post  Emily49 5/7/2020, 3:33 pm

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My wife planted a certain type of oregano as a ground cover adjacent to a stepping stone path.  It is remarkable how well it grows with no maintenance except for trimming with a weedeater.   And it smells great when you walk on it!
Do you know what kind?  I have a Burpee packet that says 18" and a Ferry-Morse package that says 14-22, so I guess I don't have my ground cover here. Sad
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Post  sanderson 5/8/2020, 11:41 pm

You guys should post the same conversation in an oregano thread so the info doesn't get buried in a regional general thread. Using oregano as a ground cover and deer deterrent is interesting.

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t20973-oregano?highlight=oregano

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Post  Mikesgardn 5/10/2020, 4:10 pm

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My wife planted a certain type of oregano as a ground cover adjacent to a stepping stone path.  It is remarkable how well it grows with no maintenance except for trimming with a weedeater.   And it smells great when you walk on it!
Do you know what kind?  I have a Burpee packet that says 18" and a Ferry-Morse package that says 14-22, so I guess I don't have my ground cover here. Sad
I have to apologize for calling it oregano.  My wife corrected me.  She planted Red Creeping Thyme.
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Post  OhioGardener 5/10/2020, 4:26 pm

Mikesgardn wrote:I have to apologize for calling it oregano.  My wife corrected me.  She planted Red Creeping Thyme.

Creeping Thyme is beautiful when planted between stepping stones, and it smells so good, too!

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Post  Emily49 5/13/2020, 1:50 pm

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My wife planted a certain type of oregano as a ground cover adjacent to a stepping stone path.  It is remarkable how well it grows with no maintenance except for trimming with a weedeater.   And it smells great when you walk on it!
Do you know what kind?  I have a Burpee packet that says 18" and a Ferry-Morse package that says 14-22, so I guess I don't have my ground cover here. Sad
I have to apologize for calling it oregano.  My wife corrected me.  She planted Red Creeping Thyme.
 
LOL! starting with oregano, no basil, no thyme!  Do I hear parsley?  sage?

I checked my seeds, I don't have Thyme...
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