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  1. Jeremy Cohen

    Jeremy Cohen New Seed

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    Hello! My name is Jeremy Cohen, I'm a photographer turned gardener from Portland. I'm really looking forward to getting a good garden next year. This year I had the hardest time starting plants from seeds, and the few things I did get to grow were eaten by slugs! I've gardened off and on for a few years, doing container gardens as we were living in an apartment.
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to GardenStew Jeremy! :stew1::stew2:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi Jeremy so glad you've found us.
     
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    @Jeremy Cohen …. is our new seed on the block… Portland has a unique growing season. I enjoy the variety of plants grown here. Hope to see some pictures of your beautiful garden … other pics very interested in photography too… have you taken any recent fall pics so far this season has exhibited magnificent colors. Please share… Fingers crossed that El Niño with bring kinder weather this winter.
     



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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi Jeremy, welcome to Gardenstew. Seeds and photography... a lot of us have different experiences with seeds but we all like pictures.:)

    Jerry
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome to Garden Stew @Jeremy Cohen !

    Yes, those slugs can be a challenge! Don't let them get you down - some Sluggo will help. I sprinkle it around my susceptible plants from the start, then regularly as needed.

    Containers growing is great, isn't it? They make gardening a lot more accessible.

    What do you think was your challenge starting seeds? What were you growing? Did you use seed starting medium? A warming mat? Or plant in the ground?

    I'm a little way north of you, up in rural Battle Ground, WA.

    Glad to see you here. Any questions to ask or progress to share, just chime in. Some describe their daily updates here -

    https://www.gardenstew.com/threads/what-have-you-done-today-in-the-garden.31810/page-566#post-424587

    or in separate posts.
     
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    Willowisp0801 In Flower

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    Hello Jeremy, good luck with your planting next year. Maybe this will give you a little levity with the slugs. Almost Live was a weekly show we used to watch in the 80s or 90s in Washington State. Sluggy was their skit. Bill Nye, the science guy was also big on this show.

     
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    I used to have a lot of trouble with snails and slugs but not anymore. I don't know why there's a lot around but i encourage the hedgehogs in my garden. I don't put anything down because of the birds and hedgehogs even the ones that supposed to be alright, those nematodes for slugs didn't help either.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Hi Jeremy :wave:
    Welcome to GardenStew from Southern Ontario!
     
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    MIKE ALLEN Seedling

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    Plenty of advice here. Ask away.
     
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    Welcome from the Interior mountains of British Columbia, Canada. I'm happy that you found the Stew. :)
     
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