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40niner

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2006 4:41:34 AM

My garden is not fairing well at all! It is very dry and the veggies are smaller in size then this time last year. Tomatoes have black spot on them. What is yours like?
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Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:28:33 PM

Hummingbirds are here. Time to plant. Still windy, though.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 7:13:14 PM

Decided to eat some old potatoes for dinner, plant rest.

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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 3:28:59 PM

trugas sprinkle some used coffee grounds around the plants where the snails are, thy don't like the feel of the grounds, hope this helps

RasOne - your post was really nice, very enjoyable to hear about the chickadee, I love those little cuties

Baron62nd - keep us posted how the taters are doing Yukon gold are one of my fav, I love the buttery taste

TxJeans - keep us posted on what you planted next!

Hugs to everyone, Happy Gardening!!!!! TOL!!!!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:44:40 AM

Snails everywhere. Baby plants are their feeding ground.
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RasOne
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:27:13 AM

Waiting for everything to warm up more.

One of the Bleeding Hearts has 1 inch high sprouts!! and the Rhubarb is just starting to break thru.

And of course the weeds seem to be sprouting everywhere.

Took the snowblower off the Garden Tractor and attached the tiller. I'll wait a few more weeks for everything to dry up more then I will till the garden.

Easter Sunday was a BEAUTIFUL day! Got up to 74 degrees! The birds were singing their hearts out, especially a male cardinal! A pair of chickadees were making a nest hole in an old rotten poplar stump. Spring is here finally after a long hard cold and snowy winter! I can hardly wait to get into the garden.

[Edited by: RasOne at 4/21/2014 9:27:54 AM EST]
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reichera
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:47:23 AM

It isn't yet. Still waiting for these little frost incidents end for the year.
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:55:08 PM

Bought my seeds and plants yesterday, planted Yukon Gold potatoes.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 11:21:17 AM

His words were true...
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 11:37:43 PM

Harvested the last of the lettuce, and radishes. Carrots are struggling as is the spinach. A few tomatoes are on the patio, and one is starting to ripen. Pepper plants are starting to look like peppers plants.

Need to clean the lettuce boxes and decide what to try next.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:55:59 PM

Gloria, you are right. I would go a step farther, take all these men at the top, throw them in a room and FEED their companies' food to them! I bet they would not touch it with a ten foot fork. You and I know it will be the lowest men in the companies who shall get axed. The men on top get more raises because of higher yields. How they squeezed more out from less land, is their dirty secrets.

Gas Buddies, as you go to celebrate, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday may you and your loved ones be Blessed all year around.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:26:26 PM

goldrose1 - yes they were the type from the store, I lucked out, a bag had a tear in it at my local grocery store and I pointed it out to them and they said I could have it, the frost did kill some of the beans but not all of them

I also have some radishes coming up and some marigolds, great for pest protection, next week I am on my way to the Organic nursery to get my tomato plants, I discovered the latest thing the commercial growers are doing is adding a chemical to the seeds to help prevent attacks from bugs, well if it is in the plant and we are eating the food form that plant we are also eating the chemical , yuck! Also I read on the CDC site, DDT was banned in this country in 1972 but it is still being manufactured here in the USA and sold to other countries to use for pest control, gee no wonder we have all the crazy diseases and sicknesses in this country, we are getting so much food form other countries now and it is okay for them to spray DDT on the food, makes no sense what so ever!!! I am so upset with our food sources and the Big Chemical companies who own most of the commercial farms now! Sadly I have to eat and can only grown so much for me!
Wishing all my Buddies a Blessed & Happy Easter !!!
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:53:33 AM

still building the soil...I understand adding baking soda will make tomatoes taste sweeter
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:50:37 AM

As you celebrate, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday may you and your loved ones be Blessed all year around.
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zippy3231
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:57:54 PM

To much rain. Not god at all
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:27:14 PM

Time to empty the plant sacks and decide what next to think about trying to grow...
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dakine
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:34:20 AM

My vegetables are growing well. Can't wait to see if the white corn produces sweet kernels.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:33:14 AM

Been couple days of snow. 18 last night.

glorioussnookie, Inspired by your cardboard+ amending. Thinking to do that also. Were those beans from a bag in the food aisle?
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:30:24 PM

Good afternoon Gardening Buddies!!!

I tried to post yesterday but it wouldn't let me !!!

MusicTeacher - Thank you for the gorgeous pictures!! Turned my gloomy rainy day into a sunny one! Looking forward to more, you not only are an excellent gardener you are a Fabulous Photographer!

Still waiting here in Northwest, TN to plant, we had frost last night , the ground needs to warm up a lot before I will put my tomatoes out, I do have some beans coming up in an area I was amending, had rock hard orange clay and added cardboard, veggie scraps and some dried pinto beans , was surprised the beans are doing really well, they will be turned under to add nitrogen to the ground, I am so ready to plant wish it would warm up!

49er _ Sad to hear it snowed again and is so very cold!!!!

Pard, Good to hear form you here, sad to hear you have so much snow on the ground!!!Hugs and Love to all!!!
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reichera
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:30:18 PM

Waiting for the last chance of frost to plant it.
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:40:02 AM

Survived the rain and the dogs
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 8:57:19 PM

It snowed again today. Too soon to plant yet.
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:54:20 AM

First large rain today, hoping that it holds up.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:14:32 AM

Covered in three inches of snow.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:12:43 AM

Need to get peas in...
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:21:18 PM

Music Teacher spring cactus is very nice. You may be busy but looking at these pictures you must spend a lot of time in your garden. Here, snowed again only for an hour. It is -5 c with windchill feels like -14 c.
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 8:08:37 AM

Got the potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and squash planted this week.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:39:34 AM

Good Evening, everyone! ♪ Thankfully Springtime here in Southern California continues to bring on lots of blooms. Here are some pictures that I took today of our spring cactus from our garden, brought into our living room center table:

Spring Cactus Plant in Full Bloom!

Macro Close Up of Spring Cactus Flower.

Macro Close Up of Spring Cactus Flower Blooming.

Cluster of Spring Cactus Flowers.

Yes, the joys of gardening! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thank you 40niner, gloriousnookie, and others who √ed out and commented on my previous garden pictures. I will share more as my garden progresses this year.

Happy gardening!
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:10:51 PM

I shall share a memory of my first real garden , I lived in Bellflower, CA, it was in 1981, the area behind my house was owned by the city as the power lines were there and they said we could garden there,I bought a brand new Troy Bilt Tiller, well that tiller being self propelled and me being a rebel young 26 year old decided to have a bit of fun, I took the tiller out back, started it and set the throttle and let it dig boy did it ever go and beings I wasn't holding on, okay I couldn't help myself , the rows were really wiggly hehe!
I did use it correctly after having the fun and got some really good veggies but my son who was 9 years old at the time sure outdid me, his veggies which he planted all by himself,( I just used the tiller to dig for him) sure grew better than mine hehe!
He still has a very green thumb, mine gets a bit greener every year hehe!

Hugs to all, hope you all got a chuckle out of this hehe!
God Bless you all!
TOL!!! Gloria

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 4/11/2014 3:11:27 PM EST]
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 3:07:03 PM

still dreaming
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:19:18 AM

Good sized artichokes coming and got the beans planted. Tiny tomato sets and an eggplant all are in ground.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 10:12:44 AM

still partly covered in snow
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dakine
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:21:13 AM

So far, so good.
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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:20:31 AM

Lots of things (Bougainvilla, Hibiscus, Lemon Tree, Giant Philodendron) froze and look yucky, but the deep red Wave Petunias around my mailbox and in three large hanging baskets have re-seeded themselves.

They look great.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 9:08:58 AM

So far the lawn grass is growing fine around it, will be tilling-up soil soon, my plant supplier is 1/8th mile away, I don't plan a seed hot-bed this year, downsizing the garden(weather unstable). Bee's ~%~~~~>>%<< ??

Gardening costs have risen dramatically even the DIYer feels the pinch! And my tools are paid for >> the Hoe, shovel, cart, plow, rake, tiller, stakes, hose, sprayer, fencing, ties, twine, ground cover, Yes the animal life is waiting/wanting to help me reduce the produce later! dontuknow?
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 8:35:19 AM

Great
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navy1954
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:21:48 AM

Have to move out of the apartment first.
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MopedTime
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:38:14 AM

Not good...yet! I haven't started anything garden-wise.
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:48:17 AM

Have not started it yet
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 11:00:18 PM

How about sharing a memory of your first garden?

Gloria again you are right air and without calories, you are good to us.



[Edited by: 40niner at 4/9/2014 11:02:23 PM EST]
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:22:07 PM

prior yard person neglected since '09 when girlfriend died. No one to tell him what to do in his own yard...

Cut back overgrown bushes so away from upper deck and stairs. Found someone to clean and restain deck.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:17:56 PM

1 green onion,
1 radish,
lots of lettuce.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 3:32:06 PM

40niner I was so sorry to hear you had some of that nasty white stuff falling, it is still chilly here! I sure hope we don't go from winter right into summer as happened in prior years when we had cold temps this late into April! Hugs my Buddy! Have a surprise on the counter for your enjoyment and everyone's, yeppers fresh plastic flowers right form my closet hehe, oh but the cinnamon rolls are fresh from my oven and if you forget about the calories that are in them I heard they don't count hehe
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:47:13 AM

still building soil...may try something new ths year...concrete blocks
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hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:35:00 AM

Just got dirt in the new boxes
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:23:53 AM

It snowed again today, huge snow flakes which melted as they hit the ground. To cold to melt the piles of snow.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:23:14 PM

Music T. like your roses, you sure do have two green thumbs.
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:57:16 PM

Roses should bloom soon, wife just moved a fern from pot to shady spot at end of yard. All very nice.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 2:26:57 PM

MusicTeacher - the Roses are gorgeous!!!!! The Orchid is beyond words to describe the beauty!!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!!

I have started amending my garden getting it ready, the ground is till way to cold, the poor plants would just sit there with chilly roots and that ends up being hard on the poor plant so I shall wait until the warmth settles in for a longer period of time, usually after April 20th we are safe from any freezes!

Happy Gardening to all my buddies!

God Bless you all!
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 12:48:38 PM

Thankfully my springtime garden is already in full bloom. Here is a picture from yesterday in My Rose Garden!

This morning I took these pictures of my peloric cymbidium orchid:

Full View of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid.

View of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid's Spike.

Macro #1 of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid.

Macro #2 of Peloric Cymbidium Orchid.

I thank God my garden is off to a great start this spring season!
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cv
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:35:37 AM

All ready for planting in a few weeks.
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