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Table Talk: April 14

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p(blue).(Editor's note: This chat is over, but the transcript is available to read here. And join Kim for another Table Talk chat soon.)

On Thursday, April 14, at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET, Kim O'Donnel welcomes Amy Pennington to the chat. Amy, author of Urban Pantry, has just published her second book, Apartment Gardening, and she's ready to discuss any and all questions you might have about growing food. 

(Or bring cooking questions; two of Amy's recipes, for Carrot-Coconut Milk Soup and Steeping Fruit, were recently featured on Culinate.)

[%image reference-image float=left width=300 caption="Amy Pennington"]Kim, a trained chef, journalist, and [/books/collections/allbooks/themeatloversmeatlesscookbook "cookbook author,"] hosts the one-hour Table Talk chats a couple of times each month. Sign up below to receive an email reminder of next week's chat.

See you Thursday, right here.

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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row158613786" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158613786">Coming up at the top of the hour: Edible gardening with author Amy Pennington. Join us!<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158619368" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158619368">Hey Folks! Really excited to have Amy Pennington back for another chat. As you may know, she's the author of Urban Pantry, and just this month launched a new book, Apartment Gardening. Amy is on hand for the next hour to dish up trips and tricks for spring planting, no matter how limited your growing space is.  Let's roll! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158619442" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158619442">SO happy this chat is back and awesome to have Amy on again!  Congrats on the new book Amy; it's definitely something I'm interested in.  Here in DC spring is finally here.  It's been raining practically every day, but today is 70 and sunny.  Currently, I am jonesing for my farmer's market to start back up - it had by this time last year, but a scheduled start date has not yet been posted this year, so I'm not sure what's going on.  Other than that, waiting till the end of the month to start up my balcony garden - cherry tomatoes and herbs. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158619857" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158619857">Hey Lizka, it's been a soggy early start to spring here in Seattle too. I have spinach and kale seedlings in containers outside & waiting patiently for the sun to appear...Amy what do you have growing at this point in the season? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620026" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620026">Kim, how is YOUR garden this year? <br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620062" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620062">Thank you for having me back! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620211" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620211">Hi Lizka - thanks! The book just came out, so I hope it is good timing. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620273" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620273">Seattle is cold cold cold - I kind of hate it </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620377" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620377">Well, I've got these two big ole pots with arugula & kale seedlings, crossing fingers. And I just bought some parsley seeds...mint looks dead from last year, but will it come back?<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620511" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620511">lizka, jealous you have a balcony! all i can get is a sunny window that i have to protect from 3.5 & 15 mo old curious fingers. though 3.5 yo is totally into growing things. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620615" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620615">All of my herbs are back for the year - thyme, tarragon, lovage, mint, lemon balm </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620784" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620784">Will mint come back or is it possible that it died from all of that water over the winter?<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620806" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620806">I'm here! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620899" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620899">Hey Jeanne! Are you growing anything new this spring? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158620937" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158620937">amy, wondering about potting/repotting little plants indoors. what are good edible plants to do only indoors (and that wouldn't be an issue if my beans got into them by accident?) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621026" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621026">Mint should come back - with vigor! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621149" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621149">Ah mint - I have my plant (in about 6-7in pot) from last year which I cut back hard at the end of the season and now it has long leggy tendrils.  If I actually want mint leaves this season, I'm guessing I should get a new plant, right? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621277" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621277">I also started a pot of arugula about three weeks ago. Those are about 3" tall now<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621466" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621466">Amy my arugula seedlings are about half that size but they are coming up. Please sun baby, please... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621519" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621519">I get a slow start every time spring is so cold and dreary like this spring has been.  We had hail yesterday!  I usually do lettuce, but haven't started that yet. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621772" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621772">Yes, spring has not been kind in Seattle. Patience is a virtue!<br/><br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621803" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621803">And you shouldn't forget to water </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621804" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621804">My herbs really took a beating this winter. Normally my rosemary sticks it out but it doesn't have a green needle anywhere.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158621917" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158621917">Oh, Jeanne has a big ol garden! Is your asparagus up?<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622170" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622170">Okay, give us the scoop: 5 plants you can put in containers for spring.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622183" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622183">Rosemary does die in cold winters often<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622264" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622264">check the main stem for any green nodes of new growth </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622291" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622291">Thyme is just starting to come on </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622453" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622453">Oh good to know, Amy. Although I'm seeing some shades of green on stem...And my thyme looks dreadful </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622496" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622496">Hi Amy!  Actually, I don't have asparagus (yet). I think during our last chat, I was thinking of turning some of my other veggie sapce into asparagus.  Haven't done it yet! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622638" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622638">5 plants for spring: Forellenschluss lettuce, mint, thyme, mache &  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622691" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622691">thinking about a good 5th one ........ - PEAS! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622708" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622708">duh </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622791" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622791">Really, peas in a container? Wow. Hear that folks? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622891" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622891">Now is it too late to get these plants into pots -- or is there still time? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622933" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622933">how 'bout 5 plants for indoors only? please, pretty please? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158622974" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158622974">My artichoke bit the dust this winter.  Sigh. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623082" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623082">Wow Jeanne, you had an artichoke plant? Did it ever produce? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623138" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623138">Amy:  Ooo, I love that lettuce!  So good.  I love planting many types of lettuce. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623188" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623188">Alison - what do you mean by "repot indoors"?<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623434" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623434">Peas are great for right now, and they are shallow rooted plants so do well in containers </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623478" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623478">I don't think I've ever had the pleasure of Forellenschluss lettuce (boy that's a mouthful)... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623662" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim C.:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623662">Hi everyone! The idea of peas in a container sounds great. The question of pea weevils came up recently on a Culinate post about shelling peas. If you know anything about how to avoid or treat those, Amy, please tell. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim C.</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623673" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623673">I may have to step on that. Love the idea of growing some peas -- and having pea shoots for salad! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158623802" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158623802">A large round terra cotta pot is typically about 16" across and that can hold 5 or 6 vines - though that is planting quite dense. And will need to be fertilized in a few weeks with a nice mix of nitrogren (Particularly if you want to saute vines) and phosphorus </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624069" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624069">forellenschluss is a speckled romaine - it is the lettuce on the cover of Apartment Gardening - the new book. Gorgeous stuff </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624125" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624125">Great tip. That may be my weekend project.  At this point in the season, do you recommend indoor seedlings or go straight into pots.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624338" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:12</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624338">Oh, lovely! That pot isn't even very big! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:12&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624395" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624395">i have had little "starter kits" that i've found good for getting my beans (kids) interested in growing. but a lot of them seem to have to be repotted quickly, and often outdoors, vice ones we can keep growing indoors (we don't even have a balcony) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624532" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624532">Amy - also about my mint, should I do some pruning of the tendrils so that a few will get big and strong to produce or do I just let it go? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624656" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624656">The thing about peas is that it's always so much fuss to get them trained up on the trellis, etc.  And then you get a tiny amount for the fuss.  My husband is a pea lover, but I gave up on them.  I'm a wus. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624730" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624730">Indoor seedlings are really good for either either a 1) an experiment 2) kids 3)people with large gardens<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624840" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624840">Gotcha. Just go for the gusto, in other words... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624898" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624898">I love all of the speckled lettuces.  They are pretty and so yummy! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158624972" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:14</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158624972">For anyone growing in an apartment, I am assuming space is limited, so I wouldn't bother with a start tray. Just grab from a nursery or seed direct and watch it grow<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:14&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625241" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625241">Jeanne - peas will train themselves up a little teepee in a pot - they just need early support and then BOOM<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625268" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625268">I'm loving the idea of those lettuces, too. How soon can we have salad? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625355" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625355">I'm a major fan of square foot gardening.  You can cram a whole lot into a small space. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625392" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625392">Lizka - is your mint just coming up? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625572" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625572">Mint is SO vigorous you could cut back and it would grow back. Are you growing in a pot? And what do you mean by "tendrils"?<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625686" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625686">Amy: OK, I will try peas again.  My husband thanks you! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625791" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625791">Jeanne, think of the risotto you can make! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625862" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625862">Alison - ok I understand. So.........growing indoors (although everyone loves to tell you different) is a challenge.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625909" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625909">So, let's talk about growing INDOORS for a minute </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158625944" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158625944">Yes, PLEASE.... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626053" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626053">Plants need light, plain and simple. Lots of indoor spaces do not allow for much light. A southern facing window is best. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626150" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626150">It's actually been growing for many months inside; I kept having to cut it back over the winter because it kept coming in the long tendrils.  Now it's outside so I've just been letting it go. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626233" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626233">Also, you can grow potatoes in a large pot.  I did that one summer when I was living in my apartment.  Then I had friends over for potatoes.  They laughed at me. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626315" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626315">because the earths axis makes us tip in a way that south-facing windows provide the most sun. if you only have north facing - either a) forget it or b) you need grow lights<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626467" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626467">Alison - how is your sun? Do you have light in the windows all day? (even ambient?)<br/><br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626518" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626518">Jeanne, I saw an amazing potato garden in a trash can last summer.  Quite inspiring.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626586" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626586">Yes, growing in a pot - about 6-7in.  Tendrils = very LONG, very skinny - only tiny little growths on them. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626740" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:18</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626740">MMMmmmm - I wonder what mint variety you have<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:18&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626784" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626784">if you can share a pic, that would be rad </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626884" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626884">yay! thank you. i assumed it was difficult. we happen to have some really good south facing windows with pretty decent light all day - reflects off the building (one of which starts at the floor), but i find that at some point, stuff outgrows its teeny tiny plants. i'd honestly settle for herbs. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158626975" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158626975">mint doesn't "tendril" so I'm having a hard time visualizing. Sounds like maybe the stem is long, but just has a few green nodes/buds? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627077" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627077">Not sure what variety and am at work right now, so can't share a picture. :( </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627080" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627080">Alison - great </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627145" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627145">Ok, so YES - you can not grow food like that in small 5" pots </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627161" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627161">that would be teeny tiny pots. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627208" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627208">When I lived in an apartment, there was landscaping around the building.  I asked the superintendent if I could use some to plant veggies.  He said yes.  So, I culitvated a little plot in a corner.  The other tenants would come out and cherr me on. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627312" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:20</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627312">Contrary to what everyone tells you, of course. By growing in a very small container, you inhibit the root structure of a plant and therefore, its ability to grow. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:20&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627555" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627555">Now, sometimes, it doesn't really matter, b/c you don't need a LOT of a plant - as in the case of windowsill herb pots - basil, thyme, chives - we see these ideas/kits often in the marketplace </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627595" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627595">Amy, if I've learned anything from you, it's to use a larger pot for growing than assumed. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627655" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627655">LARGER POTS! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627660" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627660">we're working on that, jeanne. i happen to be on the board, and there's some community interest in a garden, but doubt it'll take off this year </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627782" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627782">Amy, you've got some really cool ideas for planters in your book...can you share? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627832" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627832">Yes, long stem (just keeps growing and growing) and very tiny if any growths of the stems.  I wonder how is it supposed to support the growths when the stems keep growing and growing, taking all the energy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158627944" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:22</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158627944">It is really a challenge, as media and even experts need to tell a story and they pitch this idea around like "it's easy! no space? no problem!" but it really isn't true for those of us that REALLY want to grow something and produce food<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:22&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628485" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628485">Such a good point, Amy.  It's a serious buzzkill if your herb pots don't produce alll b/c of pot size... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628518" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628518">OK, Lizka - let me think about this for a minute. It is my inclination to say just leave it be. When you prune a plant, you're basically cutting off the energy to the outer reaches and redirecting energy.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628527" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628527">but is a bigger pot always better? and the herb kits...well, do those ever need to be replanted into bigger pots? based on what you're typing, i'm guessing yes? is there a point at which we need to find someone to adopt them into an outdoor garden? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628600" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628600">so to summarize, i can grow a few herbs, but probably not any "food." on target? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628657" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628657">But...it is also spring, so I think you should just leave it for awhile and see - let the plant do it's thing </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628733" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628733">Hi Alison - yes and no </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628765" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628765">to make a non-food leap, but to help me understand, why do houseplants work (for the most part) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158628829" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158628829">Bigger pots just allow a plant to come to full maturity </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629007" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629007">Yeah, that's been what I've been doing ever since I put it outside - just leave it.  Thanks, for the opinion, Amy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629110" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629110">Some plants, you don't really NEED them to come to full maturity. Lovage, an herb, is a great example of this. At full maturity in the ground, it can easily grow to 5 feet! but I only need a few tablespoons now and again, so.............a pot is perfect. Only gets 10" high. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629393" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629393">That is why you often see herb/windowsill kits - because really..............how many chives can one family use? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629457" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629457">Alison - bigger pots don't need to be that much bigger for herbs.  Yes, bigger will be better, but for your purposes, just look for medium size pots. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629483" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629483">So can we talk dirt? What's your rec for mix/fertilizer and such, partic. if you don't have compost pile handy... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629545" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629545">would love love love to have lovage. it's a traditional romanian flavor (my in-laws), and crazy difficult to find in stores </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629550" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629550">So a small pot works and is "productive" for our needs. But if you let that plant grow outside, it is a whole other beast! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629796" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629796">Kim: don't forget that you can buy compost in bags (at least here in Seattle) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629797" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629797">Alison - for houseplants - just to wrap your head around it, we often don't want them to get big and produce. They are what they are. They don't "grow" persay, we just keep them alive. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158629961" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158629961">Kim - for pots, a potting mix is crucial. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630027" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630027">Jeanne, yep, I'm good on that front. I guess what I want to know is, how much compost to potting mix... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630047" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630047">It is lighter in weight & drains well </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630107" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630107">my dear husband's going to roll his eyes, but i'm going to march over to our local nursery next week and get a few medium-small pots to keep a few herbs alive ;-) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630218" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630218">Right on, Alison!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630262" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630262">btw, this is great! really helpful! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630314" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630314">I have the same potting soil in my pots from years ago - can't even recall how long - and ever year, I simply amend with a top dressing of compost from the store. one bag will last all season. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630531" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630531">That is such a helpful tip, Amy. I prob. overdid it w/ the compost recently... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630681" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630681">johnson's, here i come (for you dc folks!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630741" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630741">Keep us updated Alison - this is how I started too, just have fun and if something dies, oh well, live and learn. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630755" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630755">Alison - go check out Apartment Gardening on <a href="http://amazon.com" target="blank" >amazon.com</a> - not for a sales pitch (promise!) but b/c there is a long narrow pot on the cover that would be PERFECT for a windowsill. Buy in plastic and spraypaint if you like. JUST MAKE SURE you have a long tray of some kind under it for catching water! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158630934" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158630934">Well, you have to think about WHY you're adding stuff to your pots, you know? Like..........why did you add compost? <br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631061" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631061">Probably b/c it always sounds like such a great idea and everyone sings the praises of compost! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631087" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631087">i'm looking at the cover right now -- and she's right -- great size. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631244" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631244">Amy, I guess I was thinking it would enrich the soil, blah blah blah.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631324" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631324">will do...and now...to find a windowsill. 1952 modern luxury buildings apparently didn't really come with them </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631362" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631362">But, really, compost helps hold in moisture (awesome for potted plants that tend to dry out quickly) and also adds some nutrients. So a little sprinkling around the plants base each time a new start is coming up is perfect. Then you can fork it in as time goes on. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631725" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631725">Okay, cool. Now how often to fertilize? You always talk of nitrogen and phosphorus... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631906" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631906">Alison - you can build a shelf just under your window that folds down over winter<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158631996" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158631996">oooh! so i should be composting my houseplants, too - or rather, adding compost to the pot? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632061" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632061">It does enrich the soil, for sure </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632291" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:32</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632291">and compost is a GREAT thing for potted plants. I have had friends change out their soil and stuff, and that is not super necessary (at least for a couple of years) if you amend with compost </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:32&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632428" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632428">Fertilizing - the evasive gardening trick!<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632519" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632519">So, fertilizer is hard, because it depends on both the plant and the start. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632525" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632525">Please enlighten us, wise one... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632592" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632592">As a general rule of thumb.........OH STOP!<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632769" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632769">You're the dirt diva! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632816" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632816">I'm like you, Amy.  I have several plants (including a rose) that have been in pots for years and I just top dress w/compost each year. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158632863" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158632863">So....fertilizer </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633004" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633004">in general, as a rule of thumb, after a few weeks of a plant being in a pot (right about when it has 3 or 4 sets of leaves) I will fertilize </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633171" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633171">For leafy greens, I use about a teaspoon of nitrogen-heavy fert in small pots and about a tablespoon in large pots<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633187" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633187">and that is it! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633270" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633270">Really? That's it? Coffee grounds, ever? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633375" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633375">unless the plant starts showing signs of stress in some way - leaves change color, doesn't grow much, etc - then I try and address the specific issues </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633412" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633412">sounds like i need to go get me some compost. (if i'm adding herbs to the house, no way we'll have room for compost pile) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633428" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633428">yeah, totally - you can add coffee grinds! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633459" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633459">Can I just say that I "fertilze" with tons of compost and chicken manure?  That's it.  Roses, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633576" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633576">And then how often do you fertilize? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633608" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633608">what do the grinds do? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633826" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:36</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633826">Coffee grinds are a nitrogen-rich fertilizer </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:36&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158633944" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158633944">So, they add some nutrients AND have the added bonus of slug barrier if anyone has pots on the ground </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634024" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634024">that would be me... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634034" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634034">Just once, Kim. I fertilize once and then watch the plants </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634186" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634186">And then if they're not progressing, add more? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634260" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634260">I fancy myself a pioneer gal w/no access to fancy-schmancy fertilizers.  That, and I got tired of mixing my organic fertilizer mix each year.  I just fertilize in late winter/early spring and then in mid summer.  Or not.  Whatever I get to. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634375" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634375">well, then...coffee at home in the morning, here i come! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634445" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634445">once we're done w/ fertilizing, can we talk a little about watering? i always get frustrated w/ my MIL for what i think is overwatering plants, but hers seem to be flourishing and mine seems to be, well, alive </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634474" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634474">Jeanne - I use chicken manure and compost, too. Nearly exclusively, but potted plants get extra phosphorus from me if it is a fruiting plant </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634581" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634581">Also, you can usually get spent coffee grounds from stores like Starbucks.  Just ask. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158634907" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158634907">My neighbor is the king of coffee grounds.  He knows when all of the cafes in the area put them out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158635157" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158635157">i'm saving 'em all from now on! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158635535" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158635535">Alison, you won't need many. We're talking 1 or 2 pots of coffee and you'll be good. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158635537" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158635537">Amy, you touch on nitrogen, phosporus and potassium for fertilizers. Do you need a mix of all 3 or is 1 out of 3 okay? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158635607" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158635607">so is there any trick to repotting things? i've heard rumors about some plants being sensitive, etc. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158635725" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158635725">I'm having server issues<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158635802" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158635802">sorry for the long delay!<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158635833" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158635833">No worries!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636019" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636019">We are talking about growing in pots, now, just to be clear </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636055" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636055">So, I don't often mix 3 in one </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636147" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636147">fertilizers, you mean? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636185" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636185">Because different fertilizer/nutrients are used for different reasons. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636526" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636526">So, I don't need to dump a bunch of nitrogen in a tomato plant pot, lets say, because I don't WANT vigorous green growth, I want fruit, so I would lay low on the nitrogen and beef up the phosphorus </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636678" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636678">on the other hand, if I'm growing peas, let's say, for pea vines, I wouldn't lay low on phosphorus and beef up on nitrogen, so the greens are good and strong </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636703" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636703">make sense?<br/><br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636737" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636737">So, when you plant, do a little research on which fertilizer is best for which species... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636892" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636892">(an on another note, if I were growing strictly for pea vines, I would go about it a completely different way - more on that in an upcoming blog) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636924" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:44</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636924">Well, yes and now </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:44&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158636947" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158636947">Yes and no, rather </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158637403" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158637403">As a rule of thumb, Nitrogen supports leafy green growth in plants </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158637560" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158637560">Phosphorus promotes both fruiting and flowering </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158637676" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158637676">Hear that, folks? Take note, post it on the fridge! I know I am. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158637685" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158637685">(and also lends a hand in strong roots growth and sometimes disease fighting) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158637798" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158637798">And Alison, coffee grounds offer the nitrogen... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158637917" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158637917">Also, there are reputable organic fertilizer blends that are designed for each different use: veggies, flowers, greens,e tc. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638014" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638014">Potassium is a all around general nutrient - makes healthy cell walls and increases resistance to weather and disease </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638230" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638230">So.................you don't decide based on plant 'species', as you mentioned, Kim. You decide fertilizer based on how YOU WANT the plant to grow. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638501" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638501">Gotcha.  This human could use some potassium... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638561" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638561">so i can use those bananas my beans never ate on my plants? ;-) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638703" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638703">Jeanne, they do sell those fertilizers, but I tend not to like them. They are always too heavy on one thing and not enough of another and here is the thing..................if your plant/pot doesn't use and absorb the nutrients - IT GETS WASHED AWAY </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638805" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638805">VERY helpful (on fertilizing) - thanks Amy.  I wrote it down too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638811" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638811">And for those of us in Seattle who complain about seaweed in Lake Washington............guess what? Nitrogen, baby. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158638954" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158638954">Good source of potassium for those plants?? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639004" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639004">Amy: true.  I usually only buy one for roses and then I use it quite sparingly.  Side dressing. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639299" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639299">kelp<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639386" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639386">Kelp meal - you can buy at most nurseries (or harvest your own!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639424" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639424">Excellent! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639520" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639520">I should also note, that potassium is an AWESOME fertilizer to add to your plants<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639689" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639689">So recap: LARGER pots, plenty of sun (and a prayer), good potting mix & a layer of compost, a wee bit of fertilizer --what else? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639762" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639762">So many people used to go to the beach and drag home the seaweed for their gardens.  I'm not sure if they let you do that much anymore.  Unless you live on the beach.  Ahem, Ms. O'Donnel. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639811" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639811">so with a teaspoon or tablespoon of fertilizer (N or P) I add a heaping tablespoon of kelp for Potassium. It is hard to over fertilize with potassium (K) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639931" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639931">Ah, yes. Come by and we'll harvest some seaweed! I never thought to do that... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158639967" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Lizka </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Lizka :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158639967">Awesome chat today.  Thanks all - I gotta run to a meeting. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Lizka </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640013" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640013">You also need LIGHT and WATER </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640074" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640074">You need permits to harvest, I believe. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640100" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640100">I forgot the water. Of course.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640127" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640127">Ciao, Lizka! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640197" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640197">Keep me posted on your mint and send pics - I'm so curious! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640328" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640328">I know I'm feeling inspired to plant some more. Who's planting this weekend? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640446" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640446">Amy, what are you secrets for finding cheap pots? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640517" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640517">I am in the process of hardening off starts - my little apartment looks like a place that has plants </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640554" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640554">I can't think of the name </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640580" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640580">ATRIUM! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640731" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640731">an atrium isn't such a bad thing to be... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640765" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640765">Cheap pots - we have a good asparagus season in Wa. I go around to restaurants and take the crappy wooden crates they pack asparagus in </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640943" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640943">And I also like using plastic pots - they are cheap, light, and I spray paint them big bold colors for a little visual oomph </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158640982" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158640982">Helps in winter when everything is d.e.a.d. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641116" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641116">Spray painting pots is a grand idea.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641137" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641137">I'm going to clean up the veggie garden this weekend.  Get it into fertile shape! :) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641193" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641193">I'm here! Not planting this weekend (because, you know, we're going to have more rain), but staking out the garden plot. Kale, beans, all kinds of herbs, and we'll be buying tomato plants. Going to line up a delivery of mushroom compost for May, then will be borrowing the neighbor's rototiller. (whew!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641234" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641234">An easy project - great for kids, too - (hint, hint Alison) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641334" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641334">Erin, you are BUSY! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641363" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641363">Erin, where do you live? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641379" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641379">me me me! [raises hand a la welcome back kotter] but have to wait til next week. methinks symbolism of easter = good time for planting </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641718" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641718">Alison, Easter/Passover are wonderfully symbolic times to plant anew. Yes! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641753" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641753">Alison: Ooo, Ooo, Ooo.  LOL! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641763" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641763">I am going to stress out about all of my gardens this weekend! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641817" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641817">definitely - my 3.5 yo loves arty things as much as she loves cooking (side to kim - broke new veggie ground with liking vegan butternut squash soup last night!) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641917" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641917">Bravo, Alison!  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641933" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641933">Weather is not cooperating with a May 18th dinner I'm growing for - bah. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158641952" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158641952">I live in Central PA - today is the first sunny day in weeks. Been out in the sun, just wrangled 2 down for naps... time for me to grab some chow! I've been waiting for our daffodills to bloom. Maybe tomorrow when... it'll be cold and raining yet again. Can't wait to get my toes into the dirt! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642081" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642081">Ah, ok - good for you </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642142" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642142">We can't put out tomatoes until after Memorial Day in Seattle </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642292" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642292">Spring has not been kind to most parts of the country, fyi. I know it's been warm in parts of the southeast, but the temps are wildly fluctuating and everyone I talk to says rain, rain, rain.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642454" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642454">yes, mother nature has surprises in store, still, i'm sure<br/> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642493" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642493">Amy, please share link to your blog, etc & all the deets! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642555" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642555">That is why it is good to understand what plants require to produce as you like and make best choices </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642598" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Erin </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Erin :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642598">The rain is good for the watershed, that's what I keep telling myself. It'll turn around, soon. Thanks for the chat! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Erin </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642632" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642632">oh, and your "cauliflower pick up sticks," which even have my picky MIL liking things she doesn't know are in there (if i told her there was cinnamon + other spices, she'd never eat) </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642659" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642659">Amy Pennington - <a href="http://www.gogogreengarden.com" target="blank" >www.gogogreengarden.com</a>! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642863" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642863">Now go and buy Amy's new book, y'all. It's a cute little thing that can fit into your purse. I've bent mine up already, dog-earing it like mad. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642899" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From alisoncsmith </span><span class="nocommentfrom">alisoncsmith :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642899">can't wait to read the blog, amy! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">alisoncsmith </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158642961" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158642961">thanks, all! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158643095" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158643095">Hope it helped and Alison - keep me posted. I would love to hear about your success/failures, etc. Drop me an email </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158643115" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158643115">Next week: Easter & Passover mash up and anything else on your mind...til then! Thanks to Amy for popping by & sharing her wisdom, YET AGAIN. You the best.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158643176" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158643176">Kim, thank you for another lovely chat! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158643179" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158643179">Thank you so much, Amy!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158643258" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">amypennington:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158643258">Ciao all </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">amypennington</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row158643298" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt158643298">And thank you, Kim! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday April 14, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>

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