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  1. Daniel W

    Daniel W Young Pine

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    It's nice to see an active gardening forum with gardeners from around the world.

    I live in Pacific Northwest, maritime climate, US. The vegetable and fruit garden supplies meals every day, although most of it is for the love of gardening.

    This time of year, we are collecting beg piles of leaves from around town for mulch and leaf mould. I'm building new raised beds, so that next year's work will be easier on my body and less strenuous. There is also work to be done on the pathways, then winter pruning.

    I've been reading online catalogs, picking varieties for next year. We also have lots of seeds saved from favorite, well adapted open pollinated varieties.

    It would be nice to read what others do and take a virtual look at other people's gardens and talk about what we grow and how we do it.

    Happy Gardening!
    Daniel
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  3. Logan

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    Hello Daniel and welcome to GS
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    Hello Daniel! Warm welcome from the cold, wet coast of northwest Norway. I haven't done much vegetable gardening yet, just peas and carrots to teach our children that eating requires work. And of course that vegetables taste good and are fun to grow. We have a few berry bushes, an old plum tree and apple tree, but have plans for potatoes and maybe squash and pumpkins next summer.

    I'm looking forward to stewing with you!
     
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    Daniel W Young Pine

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    Thank you for the nice welcome.
    Droopy, I imagine your cool weather would make it hard to grow some things. I watched the mystery series "Shetland" which I imagine to be similar. Lots of moss there and chilly weather!
     
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  6. Droopy

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    Nah, I can't be certain of the similarities since I've never been to Shetland (bucket list item though). We're a little ways into a fjord, there's not a lot of sea salt reaching us, even on very stormy days, and I imagine that Shetland has more wind but milder climate. Our climate is challenging, that's true, but because it's unstable. We never know what we're gonna get and that goes for every season. What I do know is we can't grow sweet potatoes because they require three months of sunshine in summer, and we might get like three weeks but spread out over four months.
     
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    Hello Daniel. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi Daniel welcome to Gardenstew from Chelmsford, MA.

    Jerry
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Welcome to our forums from Scotland.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    HI Daniel :wave:
    Welcome to GardenStew from Southern Ontario!
     
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    Lovely to have you on board Daniel - from the ''Garden'' of Kent UK.
    Afraid the Kent ''garden'' is getting very over built on at the moment, but NOT on our patch. We prefer to garden. My department is the perennial flowers and shrubs, and I have been planting a few more trees.
     
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    Welcome to the forums @Daniel W :)

    Cactus, veg and wild flower department here :D
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Daniel, my welcome to you is a bit late, but still heartfelt! We are in central Texas on a small farm. I really enjoyed your photos of holiday cacti!
     
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    Hi there and welcome from NE Texas! Currently I am stuck with gardens in pots ! However for years we had two big gardens and have grown vegetables for most of my life ! Alas ,,age eventually gets to you !
     

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