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  •  not recommended... unless you get seeds (17+ / 0-)

    specifically for your region. Your typical Lowes, whatever, sell mixes that include things you may not want growing or won't grow. It's a big issue here in North FL where DOT and counties are trying to increase roadside plantings. I think the DOT has figured it out with help from FL Native Plant Societies. Counties just need to stop mowing at critical times (spring and fall blooming).

    Anyways - I'd start out in your yard with an annual rye over winter to build up the soil and then go to legumes (wild peas, many to chose from) in the spring.

    "As long as Unicorns roam the earth, evil can never harm the pure of heart."

    by PHScott on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 06:57:32 AM PST

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    •  That Intelligent Input. Why I Love This Place (14+ / 0-)

      I get all my seeds and plant from my local "feed" store, that has been around since 1887. In the small rural town that store, Ace Hardware sells seeds to farmers. Feed for their animals. They also sell stuff to a casual gardner like myself.

      I don't know where they get their garden plants, you know the ones already started. But in the two years I've had my garden I've bought some from them and from Lowes.

      Not only are their plants like half the price, they get the same love and care as the Lowes plants in my gardenand they always produce and fair far better.

      The ones at Lowes look "nicer" when I first buy them, but once in the ground the differrence over time is night and day.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 07:10:22 AM PST

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