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Post by Farmfresh on Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Yes that will work. I have used it before for pole beans and it is quite strong.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:52 pm

Thanks FF, I'm glad to hear it will work.
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Post by Harvey_Birdman on Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:39 am

Please keep us updated on the stuff from Gurney's. I was going to order from them, but got some poor reviews.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:44 am

I'll let you know how they are when they arrive and as they grow.
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Post by Harvey_Birdman on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:26 am

Thank you. I plan on adding more trees over the next few years, and they a much cheaper than anywhere else. I am hoping they are great.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:36 am

I didn't order trees, I ordered a Goji berry bush and Hanson's bush cherries. I've had good luck with trees purchased locally from big box stores. The only reason I ordered trees online was for specific varieties.
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Post by 12acrehome on Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:17 am

both of my Goji bushes are doing good. One is much more budded out than the other. I think the "slower one" might need some pruning to help it along next year.

This one was accidentally mowed last year, and I was afraid it wouldn't make it. As you can see it is doing just fine.




The slow one here was the one that produced some tiny berries last year...the same year both of these were planted




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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:32 am

They both look good. Smile
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Post by 12acrehome on Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:42 am

remember they like lots of lime and a high pH


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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:48 am

Thanks, I'll have to remember that when I pot them up.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:17 am

My ds planted my raspberries this afternoon and I got the plastic on the other hoophouse frame. Now I've got 2 beds covered and ready for planting. I'm going to get some of my cool season crop seeds started tomorrow.
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Post by Farmfresh on Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:19 pm

I am still trying to get my onions planted. Sounds like your garden project is really moving along well this year.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:47 pm

I've still got white onions to plant, the red ones were missed last Fall so I split them and replanted most of them. I still have about 5 to split that should give me another 20 or so. I'm going to dedicate a bed to the rest of the onions and add the leeks and shallots (I bought seeds for starting them). It's a smaller bed, maybe 3'x4',I had originally set it up for strawberries but changed my mind and grew my zucchini there last year.
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I got my shallots, leeks, carrots, celery, kohlrabi, turnips, rutabaga, and parsnips seeds planted today. I'm hurting badly but I forced myself to get them planted as we are supposed to get rain for the next 2-3 days. I also found 2 new little metal rakes at Aldi for $3 each. They are actually kids garden tools, but they are perfect for my raised beds.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:30 pm

I received my Goji bush and my Hansen's cherry bushes last week, on April 3rd. They are small and will take a good amount of time before they mature enough to produce any fruit. One of the cherry bushes had damaged roots, it's main root was bent during shipping and actually broke completely off when I unpacked it. I'll have to see if it will grow. I'm NOT thrilled with the condition of the plants I received and probably won't waste my time or money ordering from Gurney's again. Sad

I don't care for the packaging materials that their seeds are packed in either. They are in thin uncoated paper envelopes that are difficult to open and cannot be resealed.

The rose bush was of decent quality and size for the price, but the other live plants did not meet my expectations. With that said, I'll update their growth during this year. If I have time today and it isn't raining I'll take some pictures of the plants I received so I have a base to judge their growth against.
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Post by 12acrehome on Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:26 pm

sorry to hear you are not satisfied with the plants. Hopefully they will grow and do fine despite the damage

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Post by Farmfresh on Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:16 pm

You might also send those pictures and a letter to Gurney explaining your disappointment. Maybe they will stand behind their products. ??
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:49 pm

I didn't think to take a picture of the broken roots and I've already planted them.
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Post by Harvey_Birdman on Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:42 am

Sorry to hear this I was hoping they would be great. I was planing on ordering from them next year. I guess I will stick with Stark Bro's.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:54 am

Stark Bros is definitely a better choice Chad.
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These are my cherry bushes, sorry they are hard to see.


These are my Goji berries, the one in the middle with the green on it is the one I bought at Meijer. Unfortunately the cold has done a number on that one. Sad The one on the right is the one I received from Gurney's.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:43 am

I bought some Yukon Gold and Red Northland seed potatoes this morning at Menard's. They are 5# bags and were on sale 2/$9. I'm going to grow them in my homemade grow bags that I sewed out of heavyweight landscape fabric.

I also picked up new 16" pots to transplant my blueberries and Goji berries into because I can't seem to get my ground acidic enough for them. I'm also going to plant some strawberries in a couple more pots.

I was out checking the yard this morning after the storm and spotted the tips of some of my asparagus peeking out of the ground.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:36 am

My ds helped me get the trellis netting up on the canopy frame for the morning glories and moonflowers to climb up and over.
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Post by Farmfresh on Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:50 am

That should provide a lot of nice shade this summer.
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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:01 pm

I sure hope it does. I'm planning to plant one bucket at each of the six legs of the canopy frame so there should be plenty of vines. Wink
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