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Article: Gardening Mistakes as Teachers: forgetting what I've ordered

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cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2009
3:08 PM

Post #6256006

One of my biggest mistakes, and I still make it now and then, is to order bulbs or plants and forget I ordered them. They show up and I'm not ready to plant them. Using my blog here on Dave's has helped.
kentstar
Ravenna, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2009
8:13 AM

Post #6274082

I keep a spread sheet of plants on my computer. That way I don't forget. Of course, if I forget to put it in the spread sheet... lol

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cedar18
Lula, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 16, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #6276840

Very nice article - good to remind us to share our mistakes instead of burying them. :)

cathy4, I am using DG's journal and blog more and more and have always had the same problem about ordering plants. A few years ago I forced myself to write down on the order blank where I planned on putting said purchases. It has helped a lot when those boxes of bulbs arrive and you think, who in the dickens ordered all these?

Kenstar, I guess I'm using DG journal as a spreadsheet for that purpose. For my seeds this year, I used the location field in the DG journal to note where I planned on putting all the, hopefully many, little plants.

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