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Climate in which your garden grows? Or do you throw caution to the wind & plant whatever you want with no regard to the weather? Here the climate is mostly mild, so I don't have the concerns of many of you, re: Snow, Sleet, excessive heat nor cold.
 

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I always grow things that are on the edge of their northern range, some years they do ok, but you get years like this one where most things were a write off due to the terrible summer.

I use hot beds to extend the growing season.

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Even the wind can stop plants growing, it killed off some yardlong beans I was trying to grow last year.
 
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I always look at what my neighbors are growing successfully. I will go knock on their door and ask for cuttings or seeds, depending on what the particular plant is. I have never been turned down. I figure, if they can do it so can I.
 

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Do you plant based on climate in which your garden grows?.
Of course. It would be pointless otherwise in my area.
One exception though, I must admit I planted tomatoes outside the hothouse this year. :rolleyes: Now this could end up successful or a waste of time. Depending on if there is a frost.
 
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We have mild winters and very hot summers; A lot of my plants were given to me, but a couple I purchased. I suppose I have never given any thought to their being suitable to the climate since they were sold in the climate. I summer I water a lot and in winter I cover if there's threat of a freeze.
 
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Winters in my country sometimes are pretty harsh so I have to take it into consideration when I plan what to grow in my garden. Fortunately my favourite plants are roses and they don't mind cold weather:p
 
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Winters in my country sometimes are pretty harsh so I have to take it into consideration when I plan what to grow in my garden. Fortunately my favourite plants are roses and they don't mind cold weather:p

Claudine, have you ever grown new roses from cuttings? I know there are a few different methods and different people have success with different ones. I have a few stems now that I am trying to root from a couple cuttings I salvaged when someone was pruning their roses recently.

I dipped the bottom tips in cinnamon before putting it in the soil and I have them cloched while I wait for signs of success. I check the soil moisture every few days, but I have already lost one cutting.
 
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ChanellG, yes, I did. I did it with my miniature roses a few months ago. It was extremely and surprisingly easy. All I had to do was to put cuttings into the soil. I watered them every day but only a little. With time, some of them developed roots - and now I have new, very very small miniature roses. I'm sure some of your cuttings will turn into roses too, just be patient:)
 
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Ah, patience, that most illusive virtue. I have it most of the time, lol, but it's hard to wait when it comes to my plants! I am like a little kid checking them constantly and getting excited over the least little development.
 
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Ah, patience, that most illusive virtue. I have it most of the time, lol, but it's hard to wait when it comes to my plants! I am like a little kid checking them constantly and getting excited over the least little development.

It's the same with me...I can't tell you how happy and excited I was when I noticed first leaves growing from the cuttings I planted:D . They were so tiny and so wonderful!:D
 

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Zigs, do I see carrots and some kind of beans in that middle section?

Yep, dwarf French beans & Carrots, keeps the wind off them & brings them on at a time when there is little else (Hungry gap)

Rhubarb in the end one is stuck there now, can't get a fork in to get the roots out.

However, the walls blanch the stems perfectly.

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Yep, dwarf French beans & Carrots, keeps the wind off them & brings them on at a time when there is little else (Hungry gap)

Rhubarb in the end one is stuck there now, can't get a fork in to get the roots out.

However, the walls blanch the stems perfectly.

I wondered about that last box, the leaves looked a bit like lettuce. I see the rhubarb was apparently prize winning; congrats!

@Claudine, you should have seen how excited I got yesterday to see the piece of potato I stuck in some dirt is sending out leaves, lol. Simple pleasures!
 

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I was chuffed to bits, first prize on the first time i'd entered a show:)
 
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Very exciting! I am amazed in this day and age that those shows still exist. So many people are attached to their electronic devices and living busy lives. Was the show well attended?
 

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