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Weekly Gardening Thread 2009 Vol.2 May 22
FreeRepublic | 5-22-2009 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 05/22/2009 4:17:16 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232

This is the second edition of the 2009 Weekly Gardening Thread. If you are a gardener or an aspiring gardener please stop in from time to time during the next week and share your experiences. Last weeks thread was a great success. Thanks to all who participated!


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: garden; gardening; weekly
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Weekly Gardening Thread

Memorial Day is Monday, May 25 it is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies. 
                             Moina Michael

Moina Michael, author of the poem above, adopted the custom of wearing a red poppy in memory of the sacrifices of war and also as a symbol of keeping the faith.

So buy a poppy, then grow some poppies. They are easy to grow and will self-sow so that each year you will have gorgeous poppies in your garden, or where ever the wind has blown the seed.


1 posted on 05/22/2009 4:17:17 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; gardengirl; girlangler; SunkenCiv; HungarianGypsy; Gabz; billhilly; Alkhin; ...
Ping to the Weekly Gardening Ping List.

I hope all of you will stop by.

This is typically a low volume ping list. Once a week for the thread and every once in a while for other FR threads posted that might be of interest.

If you would like to be added to or removed from the list please let me know by FreepMail or by posting to me.

2 posted on 05/22/2009 4:18:11 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me to your ping list...


3 posted on 05/22/2009 4:21:06 AM PDT by alisasny (It's the oxymoronical existence of the average liberal moron that astounds anyone with a brain.)
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To: alisasny

You have been added.


4 posted on 05/22/2009 4:22:12 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me to your list. Thanks!


5 posted on 05/22/2009 4:22:39 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: fleagle

You are added.


6 posted on 05/22/2009 4:25:20 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please also add me.

We have about 40 hundred gazillion million daylilies that I need to split again. If any Freepers want some and will reimburse postage, I’ll be happy to share.


7 posted on 05/22/2009 4:25:22 AM PDT by LuLuLuLu (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Checked on the garden yesterday. Radishes are done and will be harvested today. Chard outer leaves are ready enough for a small app type dish, squash blossoms stuffed with cheese will be the other app. Eggplant needs insecticidal soap applied, but rain is here.

Tomatoes, beans and peppers are all in bloom or forming small fruit. Herb garden is kicking.


8 posted on 05/22/2009 4:26:09 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me :)
First time gardner, I need all the tips I can get!


9 posted on 05/22/2009 4:26:53 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Have been eating fantastic tomato sandwiches on white bread with mayo, salt, & pepper for over a month now. Great crop this year in Florida.


10 posted on 05/22/2009 4:28:53 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: LuLuLuLu
You are added. Wow that is certianly a lot of daylilies!


11 posted on 05/22/2009 4:29:56 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: mosaicwolf

LOL I thought hubby was weird after I started tomatoes inside and he said the same thing. I’ll have to try those!


12 posted on 05/22/2009 4:30:45 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: AirForceMom

Added. You have found the right place to get a lot of advice and help. I am a newbie to gardening also.


13 posted on 05/22/2009 4:33:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: LuLuLuLu

Do those need full sun?
I love those but have never tried planting any for fear of my black thumb. I’m trying to improve on my growing skills.


14 posted on 05/22/2009 4:34:02 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: mosaicwolf
I know you folks don't get a great deal of rain in Florida, how often and how much do you water your tomatoes?
15 posted on 05/22/2009 4:35:31 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum - MARSOC DAD)
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To: doodad

Can I come to your house for dinner? I LOVE squash blossoms!

I’ll wash dishes.


16 posted on 05/22/2009 4:35:54 AM PDT by LuLuLuLu (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
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17 posted on 05/22/2009 4:36:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Good morning!!!

Your Logo is AWESOME!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 05/22/2009 4:50:44 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: doodad
We have had a couple of zukes already and a few strawberries. My eggplants needed the soap treatment last week, they are doing great! Peppers, tomatoes and cukes doing great!
19 posted on 05/22/2009 4:51:19 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: AirForceMom

AFM, they are happy in full sun, but will do OK in shade.

They’re quite hardy here in SW Ohio — you can’t kill ‘em.


20 posted on 05/22/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT by LuLuLuLu (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own.)
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