Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 49) December 16
Posted on 12/16/2011 5:47:03 AM PST by Red_Devil 232
Good morning gardeners. I hope all of you are doing well and wish you a Merry Christmas. Todays thread will be the last one I post as the host of the gardening thread. Thankfully the thread will continue to be posted by Freeper JustaDumbBlonde. Not only is she is a very experienced gardener, she and her husband run a large acreage family farm growing corn, cotton, wheat, soybeans and various other crops. Her large kitchen garden is so successful she has set up a roadside stand to sell her produce. I am confident the Gardening Thread will be in very competent hands. She gardens and farms in Northeast Louisiana and has been a member of the gardening thread since Freepers gardengirl and Gabz started the original thread in January 2008.
It has been my great pleasure to host and post this thread every week for the last couple of years. I actually learned to garden from this thread and have enjoyed my garden and reading the posts and meeting new Friends on this thread every week. I will continue to read and post on the thread if I think I can add to the conversation. I hope all of you have very successful gardens next year.
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.
Weekly Gardening Thread
Thank you for everything you have done, Red Devil 232. I miss you already but Justadumbblonde is a wonderful person and can certainly take on a challenge! I hope your move is easy as pie and your wife loves her new job and location. The two of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you!
Once again, many thanks!!
Although I am a newcomer to gardening and this thread, I enjoy it very much! That you for your efforts. I wish you health, happiness and peace, and a very Merry Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year (I celebrate them all! LOL)
Thanks for operating the garden thread all this time. This thread has motivated me and taught me a lot about gardening. I had all but given up on gardening fresh veggies till I discovered this thread. I hope you do well in your move and your wife’s job works out well for both of you. I also hope that you can find time to chime in here when time allows. Good luck!
definitely want to stay on this thread! Although I don’t post a lot I sure would love to develop the art of gardening!
Thanks for all you have done RD. Look forward to seeing you back on this thread when you get settled. And a big thanks to JDB for picking up the list. One of the best threads on FR. Good luck and God Bless. Merry Christmas everyone.
ah ha...... so you are here too! LOL.
Polly waving good morning to LTOS!
You’ve made a good choice for your replacement. She will do a good job.
Please keep me on the ping list, as I need all the help I can get.
You will sell your home lickety brindle and find a fine home with acreage. I know you’re the kind of people who make lemonaid when given lemons. We’ll be awaiting your new found home and how your preparing your new garden site.
Please keep us informed.
I hate wild turkeys. We have a group of about 20+ coming to our garden every day for the corn my spouse tosses out for them. With pickings getting slim in the wild, the ate off all the leaves and growing points off the plants in my big sedum bed and are scratching the heck out of my hen and chicken theme garden. I don’t know if they’re eating them yet. Now, with snow on the ground and more difficult foraging, they’re scratching through the snow to the lawn. They’re also attacking some planted pots I have set high. We finally covered those with netting in the hope to discourage them. I wish turkey season was open. I’d be tempted to get a tag and also encourage 20 or so of my friends to do likewise.
By the way this Christmas Eve when my family comes over for dinner I'll be serving Fresh sliced vined ripened tomatoes.
This past summer I had several tomatoes planted in "Global" double 5 gallon buckets. one of them is a determinate Carolina Gold. I brought it in this fall and now it sits in front of a sliding glass door that faces South. It is doing great with several good tomatoes hanging on it with new ones setting on.
SOUTH FL PICTURE UPDATE:
the first picture is a triple bud super steak, It sure is ugly....
South FL Note on Picture:
The Triple Bud weights about 3 lbs!
Thank you for all your efforts the last few years. Everybody on this thread has taught me so much. Just because you are moving, I hope it won’t keep you away from this thread. Just because you don’t have an active garden at the moment doesn’t mean you can’t participate. After all, those of us in northern climes don’t have active gardens for much of the year.
JADB will do a magnificent job — just look at her pictures!
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I’m gonna try this. Need more thermal mass in the greenhouse anyhow. ;-)
Good luck with the move RD.
Thanks RD for posting this thread. It’s a fun little stop on the FR road every week. Hope your new digs allow you to have a garden.
All - I swear you learn something new all the time gardening. We had a low of 7 degrees one morning last week. Some snow on the ground, but I still figured the greens would be dead. They aren’t. Beat down some but still kicking. Even got some lettuce still.
Looks like maybe salad for Christmas.
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