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Weekly Gardening Thread 2011 (Vol. 51) December 30
Free Republic | December 30, 2011 | JustaDumbBlonde

Posted on 12/30/2011 8:33:35 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: garden; gardening
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To: greeneyes; Diana in Wisconsin

Glad that your weather is nice! I have no idea on the rosemary, but hopefully will let us know ... I have 5 brown plants myself. I’m fairly certain that there is a lady up north that can give us some info.


61 posted on 12/30/2011 2:22:58 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Redleg Duke
"See my facebook for pictures!"

I'd love to, but I don't know how you're listed! :)

62 posted on 12/30/2011 2:25:21 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Just give some to your husband on his Hot Cakes and if he survives then it is safe to share...


63 posted on 12/30/2011 2:28:03 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: MtnClimber

Oh my ... your house is really stout to stand up to that kind of wind and snow! Stay safe and warm!


64 posted on 12/30/2011 2:28:18 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Jim Robinson
On behalf of the gardening gaggle, thank you for allowing us to gather in this wonderful place each Friday! Wishing you the Happiest of New Years, continued blessings from God, the best health possible, and a good dose of prosperity. Photobucket
65 posted on 12/30/2011 2:39:12 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: tubebender

Oh, I think it’s safe. I just don’t want to do anything to make it unsafe.


66 posted on 12/30/2011 2:41:28 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; All

My First Wife is absorbed in a few 2012 Seed Catalogs…

1 - Burpee
2 - Vessey’s
3 - Pine Tree
4 - Harris
5 - Johnny’s
6 - Gurney’s
7 - HPS
8 - Twilley
9 - Park
10 - Vermont Bean Seed
11 - Totally Tomatoes
12 - Thompson Morgan
13 - Stokes
14 - Gardens Alive
15 - Territorial Seed*
16 - Green World**
17 - Stark Bros**
18 - White Flower Farm**

* 2012 hasn’t arrived yet
** Trees & Plants

We have cut back drastically in the vegetable department but Lady Bender starts lots of annual flower seeds.
There was a time when we maintained 2 large veggie gardens, one here on the coast and one 70 miles NE in a warmer drier climate...


67 posted on 12/30/2011 3:11:05 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

Happy New Year!

Asking for Zone 8 recommendations for “large” fruit cherry tomatoes. Getting ready next week to plant my flats under grow lights. Expect to repot mid to end of February for transplanting about 15 March.

This year I’m concentrating on tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet and hot peppers. Gonna try again with last year’s failed crops: squash, eggplant and pole beans.

Best to all,
R.


68 posted on 12/30/2011 3:24:30 PM PST by Racehorse (Always preach the Gospel . . . . Use words if necessary.)
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To: Racehorse
That's easy ... Husky Cherry Red ... can't be beat for hardiness, great tasting fruit, and exceptional production even in heat. I plant 2 of these every year, and we can hardly keep up with eating (and I eat my share while out in the garden). I am Zone 8 too.
69 posted on 12/30/2011 3:29:48 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

I have done alot of reinforcing. A big pine tree in my neighbors yard was blown over.


70 posted on 12/30/2011 3:35:52 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

Just in from the chilly North!

I am glad to be home amongst my mango and avocado trees! :-)


71 posted on 12/30/2011 3:37:46 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Arrowhead1952

Congratulations on your retirement!


72 posted on 12/30/2011 3:44:29 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I have stored opened syrup in the fridge for better than a year - no problem. If you were to just decant it into smaller bottles and give some away, it should be fine as long as they pop it into the fridge.

Otherwise I suggest you contact a maple syrup “farm”, there are lots of small ones in NY and Vermont, and they should be able to advise.


73 posted on 12/30/2011 4:42:33 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There are some varieties that are supposed to be hardy up to zone 5. I’m planning to test one of those next year. I love rosemary.


74 posted on 12/30/2011 4:51:19 PM PST by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde

A fellow FReeper and her daughter need our Prayers and perhaps a ping out to your list JADB? Please read post #280 for the latest update on Judith Anne...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2826075/posts?page=1#1


75 posted on 12/30/2011 5:06:21 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: afraidfortherepublic

Thank you for the info on rosemary. This is the first year I’ve had rosemary bushes and I didn’t know how they would fare. A couple of years ago I had a cilantro plant that survived almost the entire winter. It was about 4 ft. tall when it finally expired.


76 posted on 12/30/2011 5:26:11 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: tillacum

Please post photos of the stained glass project. I know it will be beautiful!


77 posted on 12/30/2011 5:28:18 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: left that other site

Welcome back South! Happy New Year to you!


78 posted on 12/30/2011 5:33:23 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Ladysforest

Excellent suggestions. Thanks.


79 posted on 12/30/2011 6:40:20 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If there’s scum on top, skim it off, then bring the rest to a boil and can it like it was jelly.


80 posted on 12/30/2011 6:56:24 PM PST by Ellendra ("It's astounding how often people mistake their own stupidity for a lack of fairness." --Thunt)
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