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Fortunately, nothing too close right now. The firefighters are getting all the little spots out quickly. The Thomas Fire nearly two years ago was way too close for comfort. We got two warnings to prepare to evacuate (though we never had to because the wind changed). We really can't relax on this until we get a couple of inches of rain, but none is forecast. Looks like it will be in the 90s again next week, too. Hope there are no more strong winds. I do worry about friends who are closer.

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Janey - are you near any of the areas that are dealing with wildfires?

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Darn, I had hoped to plant sugar snap peas this week (one of the reasons I garden), but it has been in the high nineties every day with wind warnings (and possible power shut off) Thursday and Friday.

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Different climates, different expectations. It is staying in the 70s and 80s here, so I am planting beans and peas along with radishes and beets. Some volunteer lettuce and onions are coming up, too.

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Me too, I get tired of the garden around September. Yesterday used the last of the zucchini in a salad, a chocolate cake, and 4 loaves of zucchini bread. Today processing pumpkins to freeze the pulp. Still have some green tomatoes ripening and winter squash. The snow finished the swiss chard.

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Definitely glad to be done with the garden for this year. Too much else going on at the moment.
We just have a little bit of fence and some fence posts to pull and then it is completely done. After harvesting the last of the veggies and pulling the top fence and posts, we left it for the deer, who DID come in and help themselves to the plants. The next day the bean plants were basically gone. I'm sure they also were eating the other plants, like the sunflowers and tomato plants too.
We ended up with 2 bushels of winter squash, about equal amounts of spaghetti squash and butternut squash. Not too many tomatoes, some beans, and 1 last pumpkin. Also cut the sunflower heads and went through the corn and got a bushel full between the 2 to feed to the squirrels in our yard. Just emptied the whole bushel under a tree and let them feast.

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Sounds like you are a bit relieved. In my year round climate there is always something to feel badly about not accomplishing in the garden. We used to get freezes here 30+ years ago, now there is sometimes a freeze warning, but if my basil is still alive I'm pretty sure it didn't freeze.

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I could always plant a Fall crop at home, though we've got too many projects we're trying to get done at the moment so maybe next year. We usually plant some things at home anyway, but didn't this year since we knew we didn't have time to take care of all of it.
I do have some garlic heads that are sprouting, so I need to find a place to plant them that isn't going to be renovated in the Spring!
October 15th is the average first frost date in this area, so they figure the gardens should be done then (they usually are). Some years the weather has been very warm, and if we ask, the park district is willing to let us stay longer. Most of our stuff is about done anyway, so for us it's time to put the garden to bed.

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Sounds fair, park district wants everyone out before it snows so if they have a big mess to clean up they can do it more easily. Plus it is probably easier for you to get your stuff before it snows. Doesn't give you a chance at a fall crop though.

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Still above freezing here, getting in the mid 40s at night. But since we rent the garden plots from the park district, they say we need to be out by October 15th. So we are pulling everything this weekend. Picking any tomatoes that may still ripen, harvesting the butternut and spaghetti squash, picking any remaining green beans, pulling cages, taking down the fencing. Leaving the plants, as the deer will then go in once the fence is down and will eat everything we leave

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Most of the garden froze, we have had snow but the Swiss Chard just keeps growing. Amazing.

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I'm planting fall veggies, radishes are sprouting, beets ... ? and some green beans. It is so nice to finally have some cooler weather so it is nice to be outside.

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Not much left. Pumpkins, winter squash, zucchini and green tomatoes with snow coming in this weekend. Planted scilla bulbs yesterday ( covered with chicken wire so cats don't dig. Aussie shepherd liked it and lay down on it). Also planted cone flowers (perennials) in my wine bottle planters and will cover with 5 gallon buckets this weekend. May do the same for my raspberry bushes.

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Picking the garden today. Found another large zucchini I missed the other day, couple of cucumbers and tomatoes. This season has been weird for tomatoes. I wasn't sure I was going to get any. I have 3 plants producing and I got 19 tomatoes today.

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The tomato hornworms found me again. I really hate those things!

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Grasshoppers-must have been another hatch and oh do the love hot weather. Started my anti grasshopper-winterizing process yesterday, Pulled up my pallets after clearing the dill and cilantro stalks the hoppers left behind. Pulled up the tires not growing anything and rolled them to the edge. Have a decent crop of tomatoes and zucchini, pumpkins, some winter squash and cucumbers.This is the time of year I am ready to be done. And since I am basically rebooting my garden for next year to get rid emoticon emoticon of hoppers, I have a lot of work to do. emoticon

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Had a good crop of tomatoes. A few peppers. Lots of fresh basil, no zucchini. The zucchini just gave us leaves, lots of flowers but no zucchini

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I'm glad to hear that you were able to get some produce, even after the locust plague overran your garden!
We've been dealing with saturated soil. Lost 2 tomato plants due to roots rotting in the compacted heavy clay soil that doesn't drain well (don't have much control on how they prepare the garden plots, we just use our tiller on it afterwards and have to hope for the best some years). Lost one before that but no idea what the reason was. At least it doesn't appear to be caused by disease, since that happened one year and it continued to spread through the tomato rows until we lost half the plants. We also lost 2 eggplants, probably for the same reason.
Hubby has been tending the garden, since I'm trying to get things done at home. We are getting zucchini and yellow summer squash now (have to keep reminding him that you pick zucchini when they are the size of large cucumbers, NOT clubs! Club size is fine for using it in breads and other recipes like that, but they need to be smaller when serving as a vegetable). Tomatoes are starting to come in, as are the beans. We also lost most of the beans earlier, not sure if it was all the rain, or maybe disease spread by the wet conditions, so we had to replant those too.
AND the sweet corn is finally ready, so we will probably have sweet corn for dinner almost every night

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Update: I have gotten lots of zucchini and cucumbers. Amazed that squash and bean plants recover after being stripped by grasshoppers so I do have some winter squash and pumpkins. Picked the Swiss Chard really hard the other day of all the grasshopper eaten leaves hoping this will encourage more growth. Tomatoes so-so. Mowed the grass around the garden today and cut down the Holly Hocks. Garden area looks better. Grasshoppers did not like me. A grasshopper or 2 got in to the house and lived on my Eureka palm before I realized they were there and why the dirt (grasshopper poop) was on the floor. So now I check my house plants every day.

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All this rain has once again pretty much tanked our long hot pepper plants. By now we usually have picked about 30 gallons. Again, not close. Our zucchini died off after a nice crop so more seeds are planted. Tomatoes have been great Herbs doing well, too.

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Picked my first zucchini and green beans yesterday. Amazed I have any beans as the grasshoppers have done a number on them. Not sure what is going on with my tomatoes. I have blossoms. I have picked some cherry tomatoes but see no tomatoes growing on the regular vines. Succumbed to Neem Oil for Grasshoppers. Seems to have helped. It rained last night and is supposed to be 96 today. That will let me know if I am getting ahead of them.

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I feel I am growing grasshoppers. Picked the rest of the carrots as they had eaten the tops. Lots more peas. Sprayed a second time and waiting to see what it does. Watered well yesterday before spraying. No rain expected until tomorrow night.

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Yum! We have yet to pick anything from our garden. The extremely wet Spring meant planting was delayed a month. Guess I need to remind myself to visit the farmers market this weekend for some fresh local produce!

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First cherry tomatoes -golden nuggets-picked this morning. One for eac of us, so good.

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Another thunderstorm last night and violent. At least we didn't get hail. Almost an inch in 3 days which is awesome for Montana. Picked carrots yesterday. I planted early and they are big and beautiful. Picked chard and kale yesterday. My friend came and got the bags as well as lettuce. Also more peas so I will be picking every day. Today I must also get the strawberries. My other big crop. Grasshoppers. This year I have little ones and they are everywhere. I do not like to use chemicals. Any thought. I sprayed with a Ti oil mixture. Today I may try garlic and red pepper flakes.

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No I do not. The Swiss Chard, Kale and spinach are grown for a friend-she freezes them. My husband can not eat dark leafy greens because of the oxalate content which causes him kidney stones.

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Do you freeze that leafy bounty?

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Summer is here. Got to 88 degrees today and the humidity is still around 40%-odd for Montana. Radishes cleared. Lettuce picked today and cleared. Oh the earwigs because it has been wetter than normal. Picked enough peas for dinner. Watering everything because even though we have been getting rain, it dries out fast. Tomorrow-picking chard, spinach, kale, cilantro. I grew two kinds of kale this year red and blue. the blue does better than the red. Cilantro and dill blooming. Over 12000 steps today. The glory of gardening. emoticon

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The garden is popping. I will pull the rest of the radishes today and pick the rest of the lettuce today. New problem is little grasshoppers. They were feeding on my Holly Hocks which was fine but they have started to move on to the leaf plants like lettuce, Swiss Chard. I sprayed some ti oil yesterday hoping it will work. If not I will make some garlic red pepper spray. The heat and the rain has everything growing. Picking peas and strawberries-late this year. Beans are blooming and starting to vine. My grape also started to vine. Still some cat problems but not as many. Hail storm broke some of my forks. Carrots and tomatoes growing fast. I am so impatient for fresh produce from my garden.


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MTRANCHWOMAN - I'm so sorry to hear about the freezer! (I know, I'm late to the party)

I'm surprised at the citrus peel idea for repelling cats - my boyfriend's cats love to nibble on the Meyer lemon in the living room window (but I guess they eat leaves and stems and flowers, not the peel of the fruit).
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I've had no luck this year. My outdoor space is a sunny, well-drained plot at my school that my principal and a number of students are really excited about planting. But last year from April to June my after school time was required to be spent on preparing for the state exams so we never got anything into the ground. (I think my principal didn't understand the timing issues when she bought me a bunch of seeds and tools to get the garden started.)
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So this year I figured I'd be mandated to spend my spring afternoons on test prep again, but if we started things early enough indoors they could be large enough to compete with the weeds once we set them out. Started dozens of things in little newspaper pots back in February. But new problem: I don't have any shelving of any kind in my classroom this year. The only horizontal surfaces are teacher and student desks, floor, and the long thin lighting fixtures holding the fluorescent lights about a foot below the ceiling. So I lined the pots up along the light fixtures, they got gentle bottom heat during the school day and meh ambient light, but they were looking okay. emoticon Until April vacation. I thought they'd be okay if I watered them well in the couple of days before we left because the lights wouldn't be on. Didn't want to put plastic sheeting over them and have them sweat onto the electrical fixtures below. Turns out, they did some repairs to the room and had the lights on all week and all the little seedling were fried by the time I got back.
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Not sure what to try next year. The school day will be longer - just fifteen more minutes to the end of the teacher day, so it will be harder for my principal to require me to do test prep after school.
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Good to know! Glad it's working so far.

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Finished planting my forks and replanting vegetables the cats had dug up. Seems to be working. Used almost the whole box of 500 forks. Cheap fix.

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I hope the forks work for you.

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I have tried citrus peal, moth balls which you can't use with vegetables, ti oil, cayenne, regular pepper, protecting the young plants with ground staples-nothing worked so we shall see how this does.

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Have you ever tried citrus peels? Supposedly that is supposed to repel cats. I haven't tried them but since at least one of the neighbor's cats seems to think the mulch around my house is her litter box, I may have to do something. I've seen recipes for cat repellent that use things like cayenne, but I don't want to use anything that might somehow get in their eyes and cause pain, so I don't want to try that one.
I also read that vinegar may help, and since the main area they are using is under the eaves, maybe I wouldn't have to reapply it so often. I'd try the forks if they were going in the backyard, but this is the front corner of the house nearest to the front door, and there aren't any plants to hide the forks from view.

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I have used the forks in the garden to keep our cats from digging, and it worked for me.

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Today I planted forks-trying this as cat deterrence. Hoping it works because nothing else has.

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We've planted pole beans among the corn rows before. The bean vines actually help strengthen the corn against strong winds, as well as provide nitrogen to help feed the corn.

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I did this with pole beans as the cor n provides a climbing place.

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Growing some sweet corn for the first time, planted some bush beans with it, hoping the corn will give the beans some protection from the wind.

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2 days of 80-90 degrees and my radishes are starting to get woody. Today rain, much cooler, I hope it slows the process.

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Havenít planted anything as it has been too wet... but I think my son is wanting to get some of his plants into the ground soon!!

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When we first bought our house, I wanted to be sure to have some vegetables. So I was growing a couple of tomato plants in pots until we could move in. That was the end of July and they did fine, even being transplanted into the ground so late and while they were quite large! I'm sure everything will be fine. It isn't that late, and the warmer soil temps should help them grow fast!

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6/3/19 6:43 A

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Well it is June 3. The things I plant in pots are doing great.potatoes peppers kohlrabi kale lettuce onions I am trying tomatoes this year. Today I will put a few things in my regular garden . It only has 3 rows. For tomatoes cucumbers eggplant green beans and flowers. I have never planted so late hope I have veg by mid july. Happy Garding Carmela

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Sounds great! All I'm growing at the moment are weeds! I do have the tomatoes and eggplant in pots, but ground is still too wet to work.
In my area, this year is officially the wettest May since they started keeping records back in the 1880s, and it is also officially the 2nd wettest Spring on record! So the ground is saturated, we have standing water in our back yard (I don't know if mosquito dunks are organic, but tempted to buy some and put them in the water in our yard to keep mosquito larva from turning to adults as they are going to be horrid this year!), and there's another possibility of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. We need at least a week of no rain before the ground is dry enough to work so we can plant!

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Picked my first big bunch of radishes. My husband is very happy.

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Good rain last night. Radishes doubled in size. Repotted my herbs-oh were they root bound. Planting indoor seedlings out today. Going up to 80 degrees in a couple of days and nights stay in the 50s. I have my house back.

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I just ,lost a freezer and lost all my frozen pumpkin puree as well as plum, chokecherry puree for jam. We eat everything except the pumpkin fresh too.

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Right now all I'm growing is weeds and wheat (sprouting from the straw we used to keep the weeds down and hold in moisture last year). Too wet to plant, and today we're getting snow and rain mixed! I do plan on planting more of a variety this year - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, carrots, spinach, lettuce, corn, pumpkins, cucumbers, zucchini, onions, green and wax beans, maybe peas. Haven't decided what else. Our aim this year is to eat it all fresh and not to preserve any except for the zucchini and pumpkin, as we're hoping to move in the next year or so and are trying to empty the freezer and canning jars.

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April 20 Radish bed

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I start my peppers tomatoes kale eggplant and several flowers inside even start lettuce this year it is ready to go out side but between the rain and cold that has not happened yet. I hope next week will be a little warmer and not so much rain. I now plant most of my garden in pots because I have a bad back. My cucumbers are ready to go outside to early so they will go in the greenhouse. with as many other plants I can put in there. Hope everyone has a good season. Good lunk one and all. Carmela

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Celeriac, leek, rutabaga, kohlrabi, kale, spinach, chard and cilantro all planted yesterday. I am done with the outside until the end of May. transplanting seedlings today.

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Peas, beets and lettuce planted yesterday. Chilly outside but glad they are in. Today I hope to finish planting my early crops-spinach, kohlrabi, rutabaga, chard, kale and the rest of the radish patch.

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Some critter, perhaps a rabbit, ate the tops of my peas yesterday. Kale, lettuce, spinach, lettuce and radishes are safe under cloches. Today I awoke to find snow covering the ground. The joys of gardening in northern regions!*#!!

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Transplanted squash and pumpkin yesterday in to bigger pots.

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Greetings from in mid-Michigan (zone 5). I have started 2 varieties of snow peas in peat pots: Little Purple and Carouby de Maussane; they are being hardened off and will go in the ground next week.

They will join several kinds of lettuce, baby bok choy, spinach, carrots, and radishes that I planted under frost protection about 10 days ago and some kale and American Flag leeks that are ready to be transplanted.

I am growing 7 varieties of tomatoes indoors :
3 full size -- Country Taste and Genuwine both of which I've grown before with excellent taste and productivity, and Tonopah that I got as a freebie, so am trying for the first time
1 campari size -- Mountain Magic (wonderful taste and very prolific)
and 3 cherry tomatoes-- Red Pear, Yellow Pear, and SunGold (love the mix of colors, shapes, and tastes in salads). Tomatoes will be set out with frost protection in mid-May.

Last year I grew Listada de Gandia and Long Purple eggplants and did not get much of a harvest. Both have 80 day maturity and we had a cool summer. I am trying them again this year, but also adding Nadia with a shorter 67 day maturity that might be better for our shorter growing season.

I am starting only one variety of pepper this year, Golden Star, a sweet bell, and will buy some red and green bell peppers seedlings at a garden center later this month.

I have also started bachelors' buttons (mixed), morning glories (Heavenly Blue) and zinnias (Profusion mix) from seed and will add marigolds, nasturtiums, and cosmos later to plant among the veggies to attract pollinators and make bouquets in summer. I will start cucumbers and squashes later this month, and beans will get direct sown once summer heat sets in.

I amusing ideas from the work of Niki Jabbour in Nova Scotia and Elliott Coleman in Maine to increase the length of my growing season by using various kinds of frost protection. I am hoping I can stay on track for proper sowing for fall planting later in the season. I would love to hear if any other northern gardeners have managed to harvest root crops and greens during winter without big hoop houses, and if so, what advice you have.



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Started tomatoes and peppers inside yesterday. Today I hope to finally get some cold crops in the ground if it doesn't rain.

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Started cucumber, squash. melon, cabbage inside yesterday.

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Atlantic Canada. Do not know my zone but we have a very short growing season.
My yard is not that big. I have a crabapple tree and berry bushes - elderberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, black currants and blueberries. I also have some strawberries. I usually have many herbs. I do grow tomatoes, lettuce, greens, peas cucumber, and wax beans,

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North West Nevada - Zone 7 growing season is from May 3 to Sept. 30. Lots of heat and wind in our area.

I currently have onions, garlic, spinach, carrots, strawberries, chives and parsley. I will plant zucchini, pumpkin, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes at the end of April. I am also experimenting with corn this year.

I also plant lots of flowers for our honey bees - Sainfoin, borage, sunflowers, cone flowers and CA poppies.

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Montana zone 3-4. Snowed last night but gardens are ready. Early crops-carrots, radish, lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, beets, peas. End of May-squash, melon, beans, tomatoes, pumpkin.

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Texas, Zone 8b - all the basics fruits, veggies, herbs, flowers, cacti and a few fly traps. Every year I try a new veggie or fruit item and this year is the Artichoke.



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nothing yet I still have to get rid of the weeds and prepare the soil

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Inquiring minds want to know! Let's share our locations and what we are planning on growing this year (location information is so others in the same planting zones can maybe get more ideas of things to try as well, especially those who are new to gardening). Sharing the varieties also helps (I like to grow several different varieties of tomatoes, but am always looking for recommendations of new ones to try).

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