Weekly Gardening Thread
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South FL GARDEN PICTURE UPDATE:
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.
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.
Freezing temps here in Central Missouri have my garden chores down to cleanup, mulching and waiting for spring.
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
Best wishes and a Merry Christmas to you and your wife!
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.
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.
You and your wife need to follow your heart>
You may end up loving it.
Transitions and moving are the pits though.
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!
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!
LOTS OF SEED CATALOGS!
Perfect for the winter weather...