Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Weekly Gardening Thread 2011 (Vol. 13) April 15
Free Republic | 4-15-2011 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 04/15/2011 5:07:49 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232

Good morning gardeners. Today is NOT tax day! Y’all who file last minute can put it off until Monday the 18th. Why? In 2011, Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on April 15, a day earlier than normal, since April 16 falls on a Saturday. Emancipation Day marks the anniversary of the day that President Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act. The Act, which was "for the release of certain persons held to service or labor in the District of Columbia," freed 3,100 slaves in the District, making DC residents the "first freed" by the federal government.

Ok back to gardening. Looks like I will be getting rain today. There is a line of strong thunderstorms to the northwest and west of me. I had planed to rent a tiller today and till the garden plot. I will have to wait until the soil dries out now. Drats, another delay in planting! Some of my tomato and squash plants are begging me to get them in the soil. Received some nice seeds in the mail yesterday from Freeper Black Agnes. Thanks again. I should have the opportunity to get them into some soil and flats today!

If you are a gardener or you are just starting out and are in need of advice or just encouragement please feel free to join in and enjoy the friendly discussion. Our Freeper community is full of gardeners, each with varying interests and skill levels from Master Gardener to novice.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: garden; gardening; recipes; weekly
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 221-231 next last


Weekly Gardening Thread

gardeningtools_Full-1.jpg picture by wjb123


1 posted on 04/15/2011 5:07:52 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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 04/15/2011 5:09:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Last night my Jasmine was smelling so Sweet. It is blooming like crazy this year.


3 posted on 04/15/2011 5:14:13 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: screaminsunshine

You just have to love the aroma of Jasmine in the evening!


4 posted on 04/15/2011 5:16:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

It was great. Now my Gardenias are getting ready.


5 posted on 04/15/2011 5:17:23 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

I already have small tomatoes and the beans and peas are up. I need to do a little weeding and Miracle Grow this weekend.


6 posted on 04/15/2011 5:19:32 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Please add me to your ping list. I am a new gardener and I am planning on growing vegetables this summer. I am sure I could use your advice...thanks.


7 posted on 04/15/2011 5:19:37 AM PDT by Jessica2677 (S.O.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

How to protect your garden patch or field against radioactive fallout:

http://crisismaven.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/how-to-protect-your-garden-patch-or-field-against-radioactive-fall-out/


8 posted on 04/15/2011 5:20:17 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Weather has been nice, got almost all the spring stuff in last weekend. Did a lot of work last year tilling in lawn clippings to improve the soil and it really paid off. Looks like a rainy cool week coming up, should make stuff grow.


9 posted on 04/15/2011 5:20:22 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

General question for those who may have some suggestions. I have a few starter tomato plants ( less than 1ft and still indoors for a few more weeks) that got a little too much direct sun on them the other day. They wilted, but have come back over the past 36 hrs. The leaves are still a bit shriveled and sad looking, but the stalks look like they’re in good shape. Anything I should watch out for or do to help them along?


10 posted on 04/15/2011 5:20:22 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Good Morning.


11 posted on 04/15/2011 5:20:42 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Jessica2677
YOU HAVE BEAN

Photobucket

added to

The Weekly Gardening Ping List
space

space


12 posted on 04/15/2011 5:22:10 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: edpc

Keep them watered. Plants dry out very quickly in those small peat pots or the plastic flats.


13 posted on 04/15/2011 5:26:15 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Gabz

Hello!


14 posted on 04/15/2011 5:26:56 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Jessica2677

You can expect to get a lot of help from the many great gardeners here in FReepLand.


15 posted on 04/15/2011 5:29:26 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

Morning all.

Eats this weekend courtesy of the garden. Baby mustard, chard and collard along with lettuce and radishes a plenty.

We will be buying our transplants this weekend, plotting out the bed and ordering trellises we found online.

Lots to do.


16 posted on 04/15/2011 5:29:38 AM PDT by doodad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: edpc

They got sunburned. Are the leaves bleaching and turning white? If not they should come back fine. It’s pretty much about patience now.


17 posted on 04/15/2011 5:33:39 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

We transplanted our tomato seedlings into bigger containers. At least 50% immediately wilted and haven’t sprung back yet. I am wondering if that is common? Is it some sort of shock that we didn’t expect or is that normal? Any tomato gardening tips for someone starting from seed is greatly appreciated. Thanks gardening FRiends.


18 posted on 04/15/2011 5:34:58 AM PDT by momtothree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free Vulcan

No, the leaves are still green....they’re just limp.


19 posted on 04/15/2011 5:35:14 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Red_Devil 232

How do you get rid of wild onions?


20 posted on 04/15/2011 5:37:39 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (You go to war with the President you have Not the President you wish you had. D Rumsfeld)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 221-231 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson