debra kazalski

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Hello from Canada

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 20:35

hello johngreen,i am from long island n.y, it is a balmy -12 here ,with a blanket of snow that has not gone for a month now. i cannot wait for spring weather but have started toms, peppers and eggplant on heat mats in the garage.i have sown seeds of cold weather veg and perenial flowers in plastic milk jugs they are all out in the snow,i hope this works its been soooo cold this winter.


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 18:50

hi all ,I live 1 mile from the beach. can I collect seaweed let it dry out and make a powder out of it .I do that with egg shells and its great in the tomato garden, I grind them up in an old coffee grinder


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 23:33

thank you Frank.The climate on long island is alot like the english ,we are right off the atlantic also.We get high winds and the temps are milder than the northern parts of n.y.thanks again


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 18:20

hi all, the only type of grit i can get close to my home is grit for chickens or grit for pidgens they told me they were tiny bits of oyster shells and such, would this do. thanks debra


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:37

Thank you all so much for the info ,now lets see if I can buy grit somewhere here on long island.this should be a task considering no one here seems  to get their hands in the earth.  The britts are great gardeners, all have a passion,as I do for gardening.Thanks all


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 00:53

I use leaf mold to mulch my beds,it is well composted .I was wondering what is grit exactly.I was watching carol Klein on gardeners world and when she sets seeds of astrantia out to germinate she used grit to cover them,I am guessing they need light and the cold to germinate.I am in u.s and have not heard that term ,is it vermiculite?I dont think I am on the right site,but thought someone might know .I do want to winter sow a few differt seeds and would like to put them out in Jan.Thanks

Primula - growing from seed

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 19:27

I have just ordered seeds from I ordered primula and dierama pulcherrium also geranium phaeum samobor.I am going to start all of these by the winter sowing method, in gallon milk jugs left out all winter to make little greenhouses,since i do not have a cold frame.Has any one grown dierama from seed ,if so can you let me know what to expect ,and if it grows and forms corms can you lift them to store for the next season.This will be my garden experiment for this coming season

New nieghbours, new fence and eye-saws

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 04:41

I know how you feel.the house next to me was sold 6 months ago. my new neighbors have plowed every shrub and taken down almost every tree. I never saw into any yards til now,I can see clear through 2 backyards I live on long island in the u.s,I guess this happens everywhere,I would put up some lattice fencing and you will have some privacy until you plant.

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 21:12

I have sown artichokes ,snap dragon, sweet pea,poppies , they are all doing good so far.I will put them under cover in march and then move on to the toms and warmercrops

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:57

HI David its Debra will be needing your advice soon.It is almost time to start my sweet peas.May I add that your advice was always given most graciously,speedy and helpful. Will speak soon!

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