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1 posted on 12/09/2011 6:08:39 AM PST by Red_Devil 232
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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.

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2 posted on 12/09/2011 6:10:15 AM 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

South FL GARDEN PICTURE UPDATE:

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4 posted on 12/09/2011 6:31:53 AM PST by satan69 (garden)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Managed to get one more picking of salad before the real cold temps hit. Eating on it like crazy, I figure the more vitamins I can consume before winter the better.

Got the garlic and winter onions planted and the plastic tunnel put together. I tamped them in pretty good this time to see if I can avoid them pushing out when the ground freezes. Nice hard rain the next day so I’m hoping that will work.

The garden is done for this year, now it’s time to crack open the catalogs and see what new wonders await.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 6:43:26 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
The broccoli and cauliflower are starting to form heads. Cabbage is also starting to tighten its leaves.
9 posted on 12/09/2011 7:13:01 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
If you need me to take the ping list, I could, if it was agreeable to the other members of the list. You've always done such a great job and I appreciate all of your efforts more than you'll ever know.

The prospect of having y'all join us as Louisianans is exciting, but the Marshall Tx area is beautiful and I know you'll find it suitable. There are several small towns out that way that will make a nice home, but there are a few towns east of Shreveport that would make nice hometowns too. Great gardening soil out that way in the piney woods. Known for growing the finest of peaches and other fruits.

10 posted on 12/09/2011 7:56:13 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Freezing temps here in Central Missouri have my garden chores down to cleanup, mulching and waiting for spring.


11 posted on 12/09/2011 8:31:09 AM PST by Augie
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To: Red_Devil 232

Oh, wow....great for your wife, but know how you feel...having moved about 10 times (major) in 25 years....and planted gardens from OREGON to Saskatchewan...it’s challenging, but having family close should be helpful. I look forward to these threads (don’t post much)....will miss your postings...but, look forward to new ones.

On another note....it’s 24 degrees here in Western Oregon this a.m......bbrrrr


12 posted on 12/09/2011 8:31:58 AM PST by goodnesswins (Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine....)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Best wishes and a Merry Christmas to you and your wife!


13 posted on 12/09/2011 9:38:32 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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Congratulations on your wife’s new challenge and I can imagine how it affects you and your routine there in Meridian. Does Wal-Mart offer any extended relocation programs like buying you out of your home and helping you find a acceptable place in the new work area? I must say that these weekly garden threads are the highlight of my week and by far the most enjoyable.

On the local scene we have had several days of frost with overnight temps 5 to 8 degrees lower than average. Not much damage that isn’t expected at season end. The Garlic is all up and we will take the bird netting off soon unlike last year when we waited too long as we stripped off a lot of growth on the plants but no damage done as we had a great crop. The Raspberries are still producing but the birds are keeping them from going to waste.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 9:41:33 AM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: Red_Devil 232; All

Greetings from Missouri. We are totally overcast at 36 degrees and on our way to 16 tonight. A gray day for sure. This thread does indeed always bring a little feeling of sunshine to my world.

Congratulations to your wife, but she’s got to find a place with a little gardening space, or at least a big deck for global buckets - right? Smart to live in Texas. Has that region had any rainfall?

Winter garden is full of lettuce. Indoor garden has a couple of cherry tomatoes and a lemon ready for harvest, one serving of spinach left, and several new ones are growing. Basil is going to have to be harvested - It is totally over running it’s container.

Have a great weekend everyone. God Bless.


15 posted on 12/09/2011 10:05:58 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

You and your wife need to follow your heart>


19 posted on 12/09/2011 10:27:34 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Red_Devil 232

You may end up loving it.

Transitions and moving are the pits though.


29 posted on 12/09/2011 1:00:16 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Red_Devil 232

SOUTH FL GARDEN PIC, 2nd UPDATE!

We dump our extra veggies at our church by a large oak tree. These are the eggplants I added this morning from the garden. Hard to get rid of all this stuff when it comes in all at one time. The Rednecks out here share a lot of great stuff they grow. One day I drove by the church and there were 50 watermellon dumped out there, Wow were they sweet!

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35 posted on 12/09/2011 2:23:49 PM PST by satan69 (garden)
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To: Red_Devil 232

South FL Gardening Pictures!

I worked for 2 hrs this morning in the Garden, Feeling funny so I am going to stop for the day, Sorta warm today in South FL... I found these while out playing in the Garden.. The Green one is a Burpee Original Hubbard. Yes it’s really that big and it was hiding under the leafs. I am in the garden every day but I missed these!

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45 posted on 12/10/2011 8:44:47 AM PST by satan69 (garden)
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To: Red_Devil 232

LOTS OF SEED CATALOGS!
Perfect for the winter weather...
ENJOY

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54 posted on 12/11/2011 4:04:55 PM PST by satan69 (garden)
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