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Weekly Gardening Thread 2011 (Vol. 50) December 23
JustaDumbBlonde | December 23, 2011 | JustaDumbBlonde

Posted on 12/23/2011 8:55:36 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde

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TOPICS: Food; Gardening; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gardening
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To: Red_Devil 232
We've actually got flooding in the area today. It has rained steady for the best part of 2 days. Our pond out back went over the spillway today, up from about 4 feet low.

We've got a house full of grandchildren with new toys, 4 dogs and they can't get outside. Can you spell i-n-s-a-n-e? I love it.

101 posted on 12/26/2011 6:44:22 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Darth Reardon

I’m not seeing your photo, just an angelfire box. Is it just me?


102 posted on 12/26/2011 6:45:50 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Same here on the rain. It is still coming down good. Cashmere just can’t stand being in the house when the rain is coming down. She just ran outside to walk around in a down pour and will be pawing at the door to come in soon. My wife says she does it to get the towel rub down to dry her off. I am beginning to believe it!


103 posted on 12/26/2011 7:24:31 PM PST 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

Believe it ... I’ve got a dog that gets wet for the rub down with the towel. My oldest dog, a maltese mix, goes out and rolls in leaves and dirt so that I will brush him before he comes in. He loves to be brushed and he’ll do it several times a day if I don’t watch him closely. :)


104 posted on 12/26/2011 7:58:48 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Gardens are where you find them and I found this one on Humboldt Bay (better known as Bender Bay) a few days ago...


105 posted on 12/26/2011 8:13:08 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

Nice find! Send sunshine SE please!


106 posted on 12/26/2011 10:18:52 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: who knows what evil?

The tomatoes initially grow upward, then gradually fall over and the main stalk grows straight down, so almost all of the force is down and the roots are being pulled down into the pot, not up or to the side. When growing tomatoes, I was instructed to only use a couple pots on a stack due to the plant size, and to only put two plants per pot since the roots need a lot of room (I did sneak a couple habanero plants in with the tomatoes as a gift for the squirrels).

Haven't had any issues with breakage on the tomatoes (I do lose some pepper branches, but I think the squirrels may cause some of those). The spot in the picture where you can see a branch broken off was almost certainly done by me. I have to get out there just about every day and remove the sickly leaves and branches. I'm trying varieties which claim to be resistant to this, that, and the other virus, but so far I just have to keep them trimmed up.

The top of the highest pot is just under five feet, FWIW.

107 posted on 12/27/2011 8:19:26 AM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I’m not sure why you don’t see it and I do. It’s the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where Calvin builds a snowman with the base on the hood of his dad’s car, the chest and head spread on the ground, and three other snowmen looking on with mouths gaping in horror.

Calvin did a lot of twisted things with snowmen.


108 posted on 12/27/2011 8:25:24 AM PST by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Darth Reardon
I did sneak a couple habanero plants in with the tomatoes as a gift for the squirrels.

You're too kind. :-)

Appreciate the info on the Verti-Gro...may have to give it a 'test run' with mid-size tomatoes; just to see how it works out.

109 posted on 12/27/2011 11:19:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: trisham; Nepeta

I’m a little late, but..
“You will NEVER defeat Bok Choy!”

The Bok Choy will take over.
Cincinnati is doomed.
];-)


110 posted on 12/27/2011 1:52:20 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

:)


111 posted on 12/27/2011 2:00:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Do you think you could teach me how to open a feed sack if I came and stayed 2 weeks with you??????????


112 posted on 12/27/2011 4:13:09 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender

That would be an affirmative, sir!


113 posted on 12/27/2011 5:53:12 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Darth Reardon
One of my favorite snowman cartoons:

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114 posted on 12/27/2011 5:58:38 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

THAT’S JUST NOT RIGHT!!!!!


115 posted on 12/27/2011 6:00:40 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
For our Texas FRiends...


116 posted on 12/27/2011 6:04:46 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: tubebender
Prolly not, but I have a twisted sense of humor. :)

I caught 5 nice big mouth bass today. They always go to bitin' when there is a flood of new water and they can lay in the grass that is freshly submerged.

117 posted on 12/27/2011 6:04:49 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I’ve known the ‘secret’ behind (zing!) the vanilla soft serve cone for years, and I STILL love ‘em...


118 posted on 12/27/2011 6:05:05 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

[rim shot] LOL!


119 posted on 12/27/2011 6:07:48 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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120 posted on 12/27/2011 6:11:25 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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