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What Are You Gardening Today?
June 7, 2011
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mamajhk
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Sounds like an excellent plan to me.

June 7, 2011
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We finally finished planting our vegetable garden today, hubby is the one armed bandit do to his arm surgery so I was the grunt, knight it was fun and the weather was finally sunny today, we have not seen the sun for a week.  Beans, tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, already had potatoes and carrots started.  It was hard work, the hubby was quite bossy about where he wanted things to do. laugh

June 8, 2011
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Hi everyone, I am back after taking a brief hiatus..Life has been crazy since springs arrival..As you know I have had lot's of baby goats being born..And trying to take care gardening, life etc.. 

Most of the garden's are planted. Over the weekend between open houses, my grandsons second birthday party, remodeling the porch etc..I finished planting my tomatoes, peppers,.Pole beans, Okra, Black eyed peas and summer squash ! Two 50 foot long rows of potatoes. The watermelon is planted. The GH is in full swing now..The Pumpkin patch is only 1/4 planted, but will finish this week. The hubby is still planting corn..

Harvesting radish, and some lettuce..Peas will be ready soon..The broccoli and collard greens are looking good. I mulched between rows with straw/hay this morning. The cukes are up, along w/winter and summer squash..Hope the chickens stay out of the garden..

Between battling frosts, freezes, hail, winds, rain, drought cold and now heat..I am glad to say I am almost done..

I hope we have no more frosts or freeze warnings as all heat loving plants are planted and the Cherry trees are loaded w/cherries..

Time for an iced tea..We have had temps in the 90's w/heat index of 103..It is either cold then hot..No real spring temps!

June 9, 2011
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Hi, our garden this year is late for us.  Our higher altitude and crazy weather slowed us down.  We have had our cool weather crops in for some time.  The spuds are up, too.  We are using more starts this year, just so we can get the jump on things.  Most is planted, planting flowers in the yard and garden.  There is only two of us, but we have two gardens going.  Canning extra to share with our daughter and family.  This is our first week of blue sky and warm days.  Feels so good!

June 9, 2011
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happy-flowerAs usual, I purchased to many tomato plants, so I put cherry tomatoes into big planters and put them on the patio along with cilantro and jalapeno peppers--a salsa "garden' --in pots!

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

June 9, 2011
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happy-flowerAs usual, I purchased to many tomato plants, so I put cherry tomatoes into big planters and put them on the patio along with cilantro and jalapeno peppers--a salsa "garden' --in pots!

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

June 10, 2011
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Well, I had big plans to finish up planting the garden today, all the things that need direct-sown.  My neighbor is watching my DD all afternoon and I was all set to go, but we just got drenched by a sudden pop-up thunderstorm.  I am bummed out!  Guess I'll have to spend the afternoon inside, cleaning instead... confused  This year has been tough!  I've never had such trouble trying to get my garden in.  This is the latest I've ever been.  ladybug

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do , do it with thy might…

(Ecc. 9:10a)

November 1, 2011
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Wow, it's been awhile since anyone has posted on this thread! Today I am digging up my dahlias, cannas and glads. I love my dahlias! In the cellar they go until early next spring. I could have done this job last week but we've just been so busy with the seed store and work!

Sheryl - sherylgallant.blogspot.com - providence-acres.blogspot.com

"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."  - 1 Thes. 4:11

November 5, 2011
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Runningtrails, thought by now you would be not able to work in the soil, thinking it is so much colder there.  We have been in the low 20's and today it is rain and snow.  Our garden has been manured and tilled twice.  So it awaits till next spring.  Except for houseplants our gardening is so over for the year.  We did get our garlic in.  The only thing going on during winter will be pruning our fruit trees.  We will be sitting by the fire enjoying all the fruits of our labors from summer.  and lol, looking forward to the new seed catalogs. 

November 6, 2011
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Garden work is officially over as of today...It's snowing BIG TIME

November 6, 2011
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Keep us posted!!!!  Dig out the mittens and find the snow shovels!

Located in N.E. Ohio

November 6, 2011
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Just moving a few wheel barrowsful of mulch from the driveway to the back gardens.

November 6, 2011
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Beautiful day here. DS7 and I went and bought a flat of pansies to plant. Just couldn't take looking at that bare flower bed any longer. He was keen to do it, so I was happy to encourage him. He did a lot of the work, too, and stayed with it 'till the end. Neither of my other 2 boys (now grown) ever did this. It was delightful and now it looks like someone lives here! happy-flower

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November 6, 2011
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This is my season for cool crops....

I have cabbage, broccoli, kohlrabi, spinach, radishes & carrots growing.  Been pulling a few radishes & planted more the other day.  My bell peppers are just now really putting out.  It was too hot all summer for them to do anything.

The tomato plants are still going and have a few small tomatoes set...they "might" get ripe.  When I pull those plants I'll set out my keeper onions that I have started in the green house.

I might even have some cabbage ready by Christmas.

If I learned something today, the day wasn't a waste!

November 11, 2011
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This morning I made a new raised bed, 4x4', by my other beds. I put down the frame on the grass, then cardboard, then garden clippings and leaves and a dead hanging plant. I found a worm and threw him in too! Everything will break down all winter and then be ready for soil, compost, and plants in the spring.

I make all my gardens this way, it's so much easier than rototilling or digging. You do it in layers, starting with cardboard or layers of newspapers. This will smother the grass and weeds.

Then put in peat, compost, bagged garden soil, garden clippings, leaves, dying houseplants or hanging plants and their dirt, kitchen peelings, coffee grounds, and anything else you have that will decompose and make the soil better. Not in any particular order.

I read about this method years ago in a book by Patricia Lanza called "Lasagna Gardening". It really works! My sister and niece also do it this way. We make our own compost too, which is great for the gardens.

Does anyone else here do this?

Remember, if it rains on your picnic it's also raining on your garden!

November 11, 2011
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I haven't tried it but I've read about it and it makes sense.  I might have to try it on a couple spots.

Located in N.E. Ohio

November 11, 2011
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Periodically I get the local arborist to dump a truck load of shredded tree trimmings in my yard and I wheel barrow them where i want them. The storage pile always rots down and the worms work the humus into the soil. I have the blackest soil in my gardens that you can find. That soil is moved around to wherever I need some  fill in soil.

November 11, 2011
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If you want Ross you can move some over here but that would be a LONG walk!

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first."  ~Mark Twain

November 11, 2011
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Understanding the arborist's need is part of how this works. If you see a crew working in your neighborhood and stop to talk They almost always are glad to have a place close by where they can dispose of their load.  Those trucks cost nearly a dollar per mile to run.  I always spread a large tarp and secure the corners with stones or bricks or even shovelsful of dirt. They are happy to give it to you.

Sometimes when they are taking down whole trees I also ask if they can save me a chunk for a chopping block. They always accommodate me.

November 11, 2011
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Mkae sure that you know just what they, the tree crew has been trimming.  Sometimes it is brush removal.    Our neighbor got some poison oak in with the brush and ended up having some of it re-seed on his place.  He wasn't too happy. 

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