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johan  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

What flowers are on your list? I got my seeds for the allotment garden this year two weeks ago, but ended up just going with vegetables.

applewood  ·  220 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They're a few I got off the list from my state's Department of Natural Resources. Next week I'm gonna call some nurseries and see who carries what.

What's an allotment garden? Does your government give you free seeds?

johan  ·  219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I’ve got a list of nurseries that carries North American native seeds that I got from a visiting professor so let me know and I will dump it on you.

Wikipedia tells me it’s called a ”community garden” in North America, it’s basically a plot of land that has been subdivided into smaller plots for individuals to grow their own food for a small fee. It’s great if you live in a small apartment but still wish to do some gardening. The city provides water and a spot to dump garden refuse but everything else you might need like seeds etc you have to buy yourself, or barter from your neighbours. I got some strawberry seedlings last year in exchange for a wheelbarrow of horse manure from my Italian neighbour (I also got to borrow the wheelbarrow from him).

applewood  ·  219 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    wheelbarrow of horse manure

That's legit hard core. :)

Thanks for the offer of the list. I might take you up on that.