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well i was in their garden dept yesterday looking for some plant markers..found them..as i was all out....


and they had some absolutely beautiful Elliot Blueberries, completely budded out in large pots for $10 each..they were lovely..i bought 2..

not like i really needed any more blueberry plants..but

HI MY NAME IS BRENDA AND I AM A PLANTAHOLIC

I can't resist a beautiful food plant when i see one.

OK so I just need to stay out of the stores until like December !!

I also bought about a dozen more packets of seeds..on top of the several dozen i already have ....good grief
 
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"Brenda" wrote:HI MY NAME IS BRENDA AND I AM A PLANTAHOLIC



It's OK, this is normal around here. 

For plant markers, vinyl mini blinds do the job nicely.  I just this moment grabbed one out of the neighbors garbage.  Old tenant moved out, they are cleaning up the place.  Cut them with scissors any length you like.  I use a chop saw, gets the job done in a flash.

I dropped a couple hundred bucks on seeds.  Stores carry them seasonally around here, stop selling them in about another month.  I grabbed one of everything, handy to have around if I need them.  Have a bunch of bags to go through to clean the OP seed saved from prior seasons.  They get planted first.
 
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yeah our stores aren't very good at carrying open pollinate or heirloom seeds, i do have some, and some of my tender crops are op..but a lot of my seeds are not..which is disappoiniting..i have to buy them mail order..

i still hope to get some grain seeds..but maybe i'm a little late this year..maybe next year.

i'm having a $ problem right now..not enough to sprea around
 
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Ken Peavey wrote:

For plant markers, vinyl mini blinds do the job nicely.  I just this moment grabbed one out of the neighbors garbage.  Old tenant moved out, they are cleaning up the place.  Cut them with scissors any length you like.  I use a chop saw, gets the job done in a flash.



Great to know - Thanks Ken!
 
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yeah i always used to use blinds..but don't happen to have any  at the moment (that aren't hung at a window)
 
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i find myself leaving the store with seed packets all the time. specially at the end of the season when there 50-75% off.

i am a plantaholic too 
 
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i love all the forum friends..as i have been receiving seeds (and sending seeds out) in the mail now for two weeks..last week i got 2 kinds of squash, sweet basil and marigold seeds, and today i got 2 kinds of winter squash, luffa, cucumber and mixed color sunflower seeds in the mail..oh i love love love surprises !!
 
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and they had some absolutely beautiful Elliot Blueberries, completely budded out in large pots for $10 each..they were lovely..i bought 2..



Have you determined what type of bug, with no natural predators in this part of the world, was imported with the plants?
 
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hmmmm...not sure i have that clear..unless it was the buying bug.

today home depot had 1/2 off on their seeds and i spent $15 buying any seeds i felt would benefit my garden..for spring, summer and fall..
 
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