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Old 13-02-2005, 03:02 PM
 
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Every year my wife says, "It's too EARLY to be putting out
plants." And every year I want to start as early as I can. :-)

This year I've got a new spot, very sunny and protected, and
I'm ready to put in a first few plants--maybe a few tomatos,
an eggplant and a pepper or two.

I've learned that it's VERY hard to get plants for planting,
this time of year. Does anybody know of a place that already
has tomatos and other plants for sale? Thanks!


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Old 13-02-2005, 03:26 PM
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With tomatoes and peppers, putting them out early really doesn't help.
If anything, the transplants will fair poorly and fail to thrive.
You're better off waiting until the first of May for those hot weather
plants. Their roots need warm soil to thrive.

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Old 13-02-2005, 08:49 PM
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If you are impatient, you might want to start your own seedlings, that way
they are ready at planting time.


Jo

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Every year my wife says, "It's too EARLY to be putting out
plants." And every year I want to start as early as I can. :-)

This year I've got a new spot, very sunny and protected, and
I'm ready to put in a first few plants--maybe a few tomatos,
an eggplant and a pepper or two.

I've learned that it's VERY hard to get plants for planting,
this time of year. Does anybody know of a place that already
has tomatos and other plants for sale? Thanks!


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Jo wrote:
If you are impatient, you might want to start your own seedlings, that way
they are ready at planting time.


Ladies, I SAID it, I *KNOW* it's "too early."

I ASKED if anybody knew of a place in the area that has
plants already. I have a very protected place with
south exposure and want to put some plants in containers.

I did NOT ask if anybody thought it was too early to plant.



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Old 14-02-2005, 03:03 PM
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Well, even the gardening group has hotheads. I personally would not
help anyone who immediately resorts to SHOUTING and sarcasm when
people are kind enough to respond with reasonable comments to an
unreasonable question.

Since you're so smart, you should know that you're not likely to find
any hot weather plants in mid-February.

Sue


On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:22:40 +0000 (UTC), wrote:

Jo wrote:
If you are impatient, you might want to start your own seedlings, that way
they are ready at planting time.


Ladies, I SAID it, I *KNOW* it's "too early."

I ASKED if anybody knew of a place in the area that has
plants already. I have a very protected place with
south exposure and want to put some plants in containers.

I did NOT ask if anybody thought it was too early to plant.



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Old 14-02-2005, 04:59 PM
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On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, Siouxzi wrote:

Well, even the gardening group has hotheads.


Thank goodness they are so few on this newsgroup! Reminds me of an
interchange I had at Durham's Barnes Supply when it was still a pretty
down-home farm supply place. As I was writing a check, I asked if they
needed to my driver's license. They replied "No, thank you. We find that
people who turn the earth have good souls."

Surely anybody who is so filled with poison that they have to spew it in
such a peaceful newsgroup as this one won't get much joy out of gardening
and won't remain a gardener for long.

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Because there were none, I offered another suggestion.
But if you insist, my grandmother said there are some plants available
near her.
It is quite a drive to Gainesville Florida but then you wouldn't have to
wait.

Good luck in the gardening,

Jo


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Jo wrote:
If you are impatient, you might want to start your own seedlings, that

way
they are ready at planting time.


Ladies, I SAID it, I *KNOW* it's "too early."

I ASKED if anybody knew of a place in the area that has
plants already. I have a very protected place with
south exposure and want to put some plants in containers.

I did NOT ask if anybody thought it was too early to plant.



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"Donna Maroni" wrote in message
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On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, Siouxzi wrote:

Well, even the gardening group has hotheads.


Thank goodness they are so few on this newsgroup! Reminds me of an
interchange I had at Durham's Barnes Supply when it was still a pretty
down-home farm supply place. As I was writing a check, I asked if they
needed to my driver's license. They replied "No, thank you. We find

that
people who turn the earth have good souls."

Surely anybody who is so filled with poison that they have to spew it in
such a peaceful newsgroup as this one won't get much joy out of

gardening
and won't remain a gardener for long.




Very nice thought.

Jo



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Jo wrote:
But if you insist, my grandmother said there are some plants available
It is quite a drive to Gainesville Florida but then you wouldn't have to


Thank you, Jo. I'm now thinking about making a sort of
greenhouse in the spot I had in mind; I may well try
driving south until I find plants.

Originally I was thinking of just putting a few containers
on the deck on the south side of our house--we had a large
maple removed last year and suddenly there's much more sun
in that area.

Now it occurs to me that it wouldn't be that hard to cobble
a sort of greenhouse there, up against the house for warmth.
Suddenly I'm very eager to give this a try!


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I'm now thinking about making a sort of
greenhouse in the spot I had in mind; I may well try
driving south until I find plants.




Here is a link to posts on early tomatoes.

http://www.wishes2send.com/re/go.php?id=1054

(Lady gardeners can be quite full of themselves, can't they?)

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Old 16-02-2005, 03:55 PM
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Jo wrote:
But if you insist, my grandmother said there are some plants available
It is quite a drive to Gainesville Florida but then you wouldn't have

to

Thank you, Jo. I'm now thinking about making a sort of
greenhouse in the spot I had in mind; I may well try
driving south until I find plants.

Originally I was thinking of just putting a few containers
on the deck on the south side of our house--we had a large
maple removed last year and suddenly there's much more sun
in that area.

Now it occurs to me that it wouldn't be that hard to cobble
a sort of greenhouse there, up against the house for warmth.
Suddenly I'm very eager to give this a try!


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I have set up a greenhouse in my kitchen for now. I have a huge window.
It makes it easier being I can only sit a few hours to do the pots and I
put them on a plastic greenhouse that I got at home depot for about 70
dollars. It is just shelves with a plastic form fitted cover on it that
zips up the side.
A real greenhouse is next year I hope.
Also doing my own seedlings ensures they are organically grown.

Jo



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On 2005-02-14, wrote:
Jo wrote:
If you are impatient, you might want to start your own seedlings, that way
they are ready at planting time.


Ladies, I SAID it, I *KNOW* it's "too early."

I ASKED if anybody knew of a place in the area that has
plants already. I have a very protected place with
south exposure and want to put some plants in containers.

I did NOT ask if anybody thought it was too early to plant.



No I don't know. Why would someone stock plants when it's too early to
plant them?

You might try mail order or a drive to SC or GA since their planting
seasons are about 4 weeks ahead of ours.


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