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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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To: Red_Devil 232

It’s a fignomenon!!! Congratulations!


151 posted on 05/23/2009 8:59:54 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: HiramQuick
“that ten pound bag of potatoes cost me 50 bucks to grow”

Ah, but those $50 potatoes taste sooooooo much better. :-)

152 posted on 05/23/2009 9:02:03 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Gabz
Wow! I missed your post about the seeds yesterday. If you find a few of the seeds I would like to get them.

The Acorn and Zucchini squash are the only squash my wife will eat. Matter of fact she saved some Acorn seeds from one she bought at the grocery store and gave them to me to plant. I told her I did not think they would produce. But what do I know?

Anybody know?

153 posted on 05/23/2009 9:34:26 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.


154 posted on 05/23/2009 12:33:00 PM PDT by grannie9 (Of all the things I've ever lost,...I miss my mind the most.)
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To: grannie9

Youy have been added


155 posted on 05/23/2009 12:49:57 PM 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

I have some 4th of July tomato seeds that I probably won’t use this year. PM me if you want me to send you a pinch of seeds in the mail. Thank you for your service too, on this Memorial Day!


156 posted on 05/24/2009 5:32:31 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: Red_Devil 232; All
I was wondering if anyone knows what my mystery flowers are. I found these in the middle of the yard this morning where nothing like them had grown before.

They branch from a single stem about 3 inches tall with no leaves that I can see. The flowers are about an inch in diameter. I live in southern michigan if that helps.

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157 posted on 05/25/2009 2:08:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Marsh Bellflower?

Look at number 61 to the left of the page here...

http://www.carsoncity.k12.mi.us/~hsstudent/wildflowers/


158 posted on 05/25/2009 2:33:26 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Marsh Bellflower is definitely the closest I’ve seen. It is growing less than 20 feet from the lake. The stem looks similar too.

I find all kinds of wildflowers during my wanderings that I don’t recognize.


159 posted on 05/25/2009 2:38:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: cripplecreek

Star of Bethlehem

160 posted on 05/25/2009 2:50:36 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: bert

I think you may be right.


161 posted on 05/25/2009 3:13:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Will you please add me to your ping list?

I have nothing to contribute, but I would love to lurk & learn from others.

Thank you.


162 posted on 05/27/2009 8:53:41 PM PDT by Califreak (Stammer Lee, TOTUS and Beltway Bob have turned 1600 into a circus)
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To: MtnClimber
"Everything in the fruit and nut tree category is atleast zone 4 tolerant for winter temps, but I am trying for zone 3 and 2 varieties since my previous zone 4 trees got wiped out a few years ago."


If you're having trouble finding some, St Lawrence Nursery carries a lot of super-cold-hardy fruit trees. Its at http://www.sln.potsdam.ny.us/
163 posted on 05/27/2009 9:49:35 PM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run...Country folks CAN survive!!! -Hank Jr.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

” The Acorn and Zucchini squash are the only squash my wife will eat. Matter of fact she saved some Acorn seeds from one she bought at the grocery store and gave them to me to plant. I told her I did not think they would produce. But what do I know?

Anybody know? “

They will grow, and most likely will produce. They may not be exactly like the parent plant, they could be better or they could be worse. You could even get a different quality squash from each seed. But, its fun! I’ve got a few citrus seedlings I’m growing from seeds I got out of store-bought fruit.


164 posted on 05/27/2009 9:58:11 PM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run...Country folks CAN survive!!! -Hank Jr.)
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To: Califreak

YOU HAVE

ADDED

165 posted on 05/27/2009 11:49:35 PM 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

Thank you!

: )


166 posted on 05/28/2009 6:41:22 AM PDT by Califreak (Stammer Lee, TOTUS and Beltway Bob have turned 1600 into a circus)
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To: Ellendra

Thanks for the link to St Lawrence Nursery! Too late to order for this year, but I have it bookmarked.


167 posted on 05/28/2009 8:42:07 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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