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  1. SeanLI

    SeanLI New Seed

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    Hello there fellow horticulturalists. My name is Sean from Long Island, New York.

    Zone 7B.

    I finally took the plunge and started gardening this year. And my word, what a mess!

    Blight, aphids, not enough sun, too much rain, shade everywhere.

    Hopefully we'll make it through this :)

    God bless.

    Sean from LI
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Sean just imagine your satisfaction when the mess has been cleared and you see the first sprouts appear from the seeds you've planted. That's what gets you hooked and makes you into a gardener. Well, at least, it did for me!!

    Welcome to The Stew from Scotland.
     
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    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Sean, welcome to the wonderful world of gardening! We all have set-backs in weather, with insects, and sometimes just plain stubborn seeds! But we soldier on and eventually harvest, which is one of the best feelings in the world.
    Please keep us updated on your progress, ask any questions you may have, and just enjoy the Stew!
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Hi there and welcome from Texas ! Lets not talk about the weather ! MG and I are debating about learning to scuba dive just to get to our gardens !
     
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  6. SeanLI

    SeanLI New Seed

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes :)
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Hi Sean! :wave:
    Welcome to GardenStew from Southern Ontario!
     
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    Doghouse Riley In Flower

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    Hi Sean and welcome.

    Here in North-West England, we haven't seen rain in over a week! As a county we have a lot of rain in the year, but a couple of weeks of sun can bring a hosepipe ban!
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Sean and a hearty welcome to the world of gardening and GardenStew! :smt039
     
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    Logan Young Pine

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    Hello Sean and welcome to GS
    Take your time over things to do
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Blight, aphids, not enough sun, too much rain, shade everywhere.

    Ha ! Are you sure you are not in Texas ? Welcome to the gardening world !
     
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    DianneWoollie In Flower

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    Hello Sean,
    It is all go in the garden here trying to keep plants watered mainly and we get so many varied temps here of late you never know what your getting next..Well know storms on there way but that is normal with our sudden 35 degrees..bring down the rain I say..no wind though that is a wrecker...We realise that different areas have different strong plants...go for them at first and you will be more successful, which will have a knock on affect for you..some payback for your hard work.....water somewhere in the garden is to me essential..whether a wild life pond..small works well so no big deal to establish one... and you will be surprised how that liven's up the interest to do more......
     
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    SeanLI New Seed

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    Thanks for the suggestion. In my case, standing water where I live leads to mosquitos and their associated dangers. West Nile virus has become a concern in the New York area the past few years/ decade.

    https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/west_nile_virus/
     
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    Welcome aboard!!
     
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    Dirtmechanic In Flower

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    Hehe Welcome! You sound right on time!
     
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