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From:conscientiablue
Date:July 13th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
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randomly our leaf lettuce is a perennial. do you mean vegetable or flower gardens?
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From:kirillian
Date:July 13th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
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I was actually looking for both. Gardening here is taking some getting used to, but our flowers are doing the best of anything. Our vegatables are just plain embarrasing. ;-)
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From:conscientiablue
Date:July 14th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
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I dunno. we make rows of dirt, kinda shaped like a shortcake kinda like this: ^-^ and put a long hole about half an inch deep, put the seeds in, and water if it hasn't for a while. the - part of ^-^ routs the water to the seeds, everything pretty much comes up. quality of dirt will factor in... once in a while we'll have a fire in the winter on our garden, or we'll spread ashes there. we also have a compost pile.... we keep a coffee can in the kitchen for salad extras, cobs, or whatever that we take out to the pile, our grass clippings go on, and it all sits there, becoming compost. if the dirt is low for somereason we shovel some out from the bottom of the pile. They have those seeds that are specifically for Alaska... they're probably a sure bet.

randomly the unicolored dianthus came back too. for perrenials, trollius is probably my favorite... it'd probably grow the best in direct sunlight. also, those big ferns, about 5 feet accross are great for the north side. I tend to go for perennials, except for the baskets, for flowers... for better flowerage the next year. Lobelia is a nice filler, I even had a basket that was only lobelia. I like the dark purple, almost blue variety.
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