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Old 08.04.2020, 13:17
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They'll all become edible.
Yeah. No. I just hope they will not smell tasty for outside parasites.
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Old 08.04.2020, 13:40
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They destroyed all of their plants because they were not allowed to sell them.. what a shame!
I never saw a reply to this and am very curious. Why the need to destroy plants?
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Old 08.04.2020, 16:02
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I never saw a reply to this and am very curious. Why the need to destroy plants?
Makes no sense at all, specially as most people do not buy/plant before mid May.
So if they did, they threw a tantrum and probably now will demand the government (read taxpayer) to replace the money.

Normally I can't hold back on flowers until May. And so far they all made it through the entire season (okay, touch wood for this one). The veggies, which I only started last year, I waited until mid May like a good girl and will again this year.

Landi has a queue now! (That's a pretty cool system actually, who invented that, I wonder). Of 20 minutes. But I guess I have to wait until after Easter to go wild on flowers in order not to have the poor plants get stuck in the post over the holidays.
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Old 09.04.2020, 14:15
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Crazy. I've never seen anything like this: a queue just to get into the online shop!



I might wait, but I have a feeling that even if I do, the delivery window will be "2 - 3 weeks"
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Old 09.04.2020, 14:26
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Crazy. I've never seen anything like this: a queue just to get into the online shop!



I might wait, but I have a feeling that even if I do, the delivery window will be "2 - 3 weeks"
Hubby did that yesterday afternoon and is off to collect his order this afternoon.
I suppose it will depend on what you’re ordering.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I ordered compost and some plants from Landi. To collect, the deliver was closed. They only thing in stock that I can collect is the compost. Plants all out of stock. So what you order you may not get
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Old 09.04.2020, 16:10
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Last few years, taken an interest in edible plants, and edible weeds. Time to put to the test - nettles, ground elder or goutweed and so many more happily growing here. Garanteed bio, no chemicals anywhere near.
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Old 09.04.2020, 16:21
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Last few years, taken an interest in edible plants, and edible weeds. Time to put to the test - nettles, ground elder or goutweed and so many more happily growing here. Garanteed bio, no chemicals anywhere near.
What do you do with ground elder? We have shedloads of that.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Eat the young leaves like spinach.

I am so so sorry if they came with my plants btw.
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Old 09.04.2020, 16:24
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Eat the young leaves like spinach.

I am so so sorry if they came with my plants btw.
I think they probably did but don’t worry about it, the beautiful plants more than make up for it.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

''The young translucent leaves are best for salads. The slightly older leaves can be cooked like spinach, but when the leaves become course and papery they are best left on the plant.

If you have a patch of Ground Elder keep cutting it back and young fresh leaves will grow back in no time.

Once Ground Elder flowers it becomes a mild laxative, a diuretic and a soporific so it is best not eaten once the flowers appear or one could fall asleep and wake up in all sorts of trouble!''
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Old 09.04.2020, 17:34
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Continuing the the reported destroying of plants. I was in the Landi in Schwyz today. All their plants are intact but gated off so you can buy orchids, dog & cat food, horse & cow gear, cleaning things, baking things, kindling, booze, fruit & veg....

And in the Coop in the Seewen Centre I found punnets of lettuce seedlings (albeit looking quite feeble) and pots of herbs....but none of the usual flowers or potted plants that they usually carry in the supermarket.

Happy Easter all!
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Many of the garden centres are now equipped to sell and offer delivery or pick up. Some of the smaller ones you can order by telephone. So I would try a local garden centre.

I am glad I have some extra fertilizer and some other materials left over from last year.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

What I haven't got - will just have to wait ...
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Old 11.04.2020, 20:06
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I'm a happy girl:



Granted, it is for one hour per day, and I need to have three things (ID, garden buch and my French Attestation form), but.... GARDEN ACCESS!




Anyone want to do a rain dance now? It is dry as a bone there
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Old 11.04.2020, 22:54
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The weather has been so nice, but we really do need some rain.
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Old 12.04.2020, 12:20
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I'm a happy girl .....
Good news, indeed. I'm pleased for you.

I wanted to plant old breeds of tomatoes this year. A friend was gonna take me along to where she buys hers. She ended up ordering them this year but when I went on that website, they said they no longer deliver.
Yesterday I woke up to a sms, her telling me she will give me an "Ochsenherz" and a "schwarzer Prinz" (I won't try to translate those tomato plant names ) from her order.
How lovely is that! It should be in the smile thread but it fits your "I'm a happy girl" here better.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I read an article in "20 Minuten" yesterday. It's about the situation with seeds and seedlings which shouldn't be sold in offline stores at the moment: https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/st...diert-20611509

Someone has created a petition asking for a permission to sell them. If you would like to sign it, here are the links:
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For many people urban gardening is a therapy even in their regular life. In my very humble opinion it was not a good idea to prohibit the stores from selling seeds, seedlings and plants...
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Good news, indeed. I'm pleased for you.

I wanted to plant old breeds of tomatoes this year. A friend was gonna take me along to where she buys hers. She ended up ordering them this year but when I went on that website, they said they no longer deliver.
Yesterday I woke up to a sms, her telling me she will give me an "Ochsenherz" and a "schwarzer Prinz" (I won't try to translate those tomato plant names ) from her order.
How lovely is that! It should be in the smile thread but it fits your "I'm a happy girl" here better.
Heirloom tomatoes - an ox heart, actually a very pretty, heart shaped red tomato and a black prince - a dark, dark red, almost black round tomato.

Good luck with them.....I’ve never had much success with tomatoes.
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I wanted to plant old breeds of tomatoes this year.
If you need another source of seeds, I have some very old heirlooms that originally came from Poland about 15 years ago. I always have trouble growing them to really good, nice fruit. So I've been taking the ones that DO form and save the seeds. No idea what the status of the seeds really are, but if you want, I can send you some to give it a shot.
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