Weekly Gardening Thread
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My garden is doing well with the 1.75” rain we got. I may try to get the onions into the ground today if I have time.
My gardening is pretty much over for this year. Did get some garlic in the pots but we dont care for greens so didnt plant any. Since I have to use buried pots since all we have is sand its just pulling the pot dropping in some compost and put the pot back in and Im ready for next year. Might seem tedious to some but it goes rather quickly.
In central Jersey, between the rain and the warm temps, we’re having a re-bloom of some early summer flowers.
Lady Bender did her usual masterful job on the Turkey and Fixins. Guests were my daughter and her husband and their son and his girlfriend (this is new). Her daughter is now married and went to his parents home in NE Calif near the border. Our son and his wife traditionally spend this week in Portland Ore shopping, going to shows and exhibits.
I have many things to be Thankful including the fact my daughter got me my Fotki account back. I assumed it was a password error but she spotted the problem within seconds. My account name had gotten corrupted and there was never a reason to change my passwords.
I made a quick pass through the garden yesterday and noticed about 90% of my 7 varieties of Garlic are up with several at 100%. My cover crop of Red Oats is also sprouting but I don’t see the Austrian Field Peas yet. We still have a few Raspberries producing in our patch so I had a few. The temp in the compost piles show they are still active but they are darn soggy from the rains even though they are covered.
Good afternoon. It is another glorious day in Missouri. Shirt sleeve weather and beautiful sunshine. I got in my morning walk early before breakfast.
It was a great feast yesterday, all the usual plus everyone brought 1 new dish to try. Every space on my kitchen counters and buffet were full. My granny would have said we have enough food to feed Cox’s army. I have no idea who Cox is. LOL.
Probably going to bag a few leaves outdoors, and plant some more pots of herbs and spinach for indoor garden. Not doing the Black Friday shopping. No money, and I don’t like crazy crowds.LOL.
Everyone have a great Holiday weekend. God Bless.
Winter wheat is finally under snow cover.
Chickens are up to 5-7 eggs/day.
Venison has been harvested, processed and frozen.
Ready for garden catalogs.
Does anyone know when to pick them?? Also some leaves are turning yellow, should I fertilize??
The lime tree did not set any fruit this year.
It seems that all of our older hens are now laying as we got 11 chicken eggs and three duck eggs...a maximum effort! The five Maran pullets are now integrated into the flock, and while not exactly bosom buddies, are accepted. Barb cleaned the kitchen and took down the crate and we are no longer infested with "house chickens"!
Having a four-day weekend is nice. Now to wrap up the outside chores while the weather holds.
From a neighbor.....Florida avocado Lula variety. Better than Hass. Plus small red finger banana. That banana stalk was full of red bananas but a lot got eaten
Bananas in my yard. Maybe ready in 4-6 weeks
SOUTH FL GARDEN PICTURE UPDATE:
It has stuck in my mind that you have said before that you were with electric service for 2 weeks after Katrina. I dont know if you have an all electric home or if you have gas, but if you have gas, this is an interesting link that I post here. If you are electric, please disregard.
The beauty of converting a generator to LP is not having to get in those lines to fill a bunch of gas cans every day or two, or having them sitting around as a fire hazard. Tap into a gas line, run a flex line and presto!
Just a thought.