Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread (Home Sweet Home) Vol. 8, February 24, 2012
Posted on 02/24/2012 7:48:38 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
Greetings from hot and sticky NE Louisiana! We set a record high yesterday at 89 degrees. I miss the mountains of Montana already. It averaged around 15 degrees while we were there and I was walking around in shirt sleeves. Without the extreme dampness, the cold is really comfortable.
I want to extend a big THANK YOU to Red Devil_232 and Ellendra for taking care of the thread in my absence. Y'all did wonderful work and I appreciate your efforts more than you will know. I had expected to be able to post the thread for the past 2 weeks, but things did not go as planned and the only internet access I had -- when I could get a signal -- was my smartphone. Trying to post a thread from that is just beyond my level of patience.
Most of you have healthy and happy plants started indoors by now. I am getting mine started this weekend, about 2 weeks later than I should have, and the anticipation is really exciting.
My short series on soil structure is coming along nicely, and I apologize that it is not ready to publish today. Structure is such an important part of growing a healthy plant. Now that vacation and some health issues are out of the way, I will be able to devote a bit more time to this endeavor that I love so much.
Let us know what you doing! I look forward to hearing from each and every one of you! Happy Gardening!
The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you.
This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked.
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Yay!!! Sounds like a yummy list! Maybe you could put a solar panel on your gardening hat for extra energy ;^)
Girl, I don’t know to this day how you do all that you do! How many/what kind of chicks are you anticipating?
I just ordered them. It’s a special project they are involved with and you get THREE hazelnut bushes for just $20.00.
This seems to be an exceptional offer to me. Thanks again for the link.
Yes. Just this past year, the cities of Cedar Park and Leander added another 78" pipeline to draw more water. The Sometimes Islands are out so far, you can walk to them.
We found the barrels on CraigsList - sturdy black plastic - used to ship pickles from India.
Olives, almonds, fig, pomegranates - so far!
You’re most welcome. I’m going to order some too.
My beets, radishes, red onions and white ones going in tomorrow, the potatoes are almost ready for the dirt, just one more day of hardening off and in they go. Peas and beans will be micowaved, iceboxed, microwaved, iceboxed and into the soil next to the potatoes. Tomatoes are loving the heating pad, and will be planted along the fence and into some pots. Gardening is exciting, especially watching the plants grow.
A couple of years ago, I bought a weeping rose and it’s FINALLY putting out new stems and leaves. It just sat there looking like a lost rose. I guess it was deciding if it would or would not be the main specimen in the flower area.
It’s nice having you back. We know you had a GREAT time in that dry Montana air.
Nice looking couple.
We had some wind, here, but it wasn’t bad. I’m putting in some lettuce between the beets and radishes tomorrow. The seeds will be soaking tonight.
Our Clemsons are resting between some damp paper towels.
We farm also. Believe it or not, I don’t remember when we sampled soil. (at changing of the guard phase from my father)
Our farms are all dry land, except for one that my brother owns.
I never soak the seeds. My black seed and butter crunch are growing like crazy. We just go out and pick what we need for a salad or burgers. I’ll be planting more in the near future to get us into late spring.
Chances of that are slim to none! LOL
Why don’t you just let her ride on the seat? That’s where Max rides. If you think that the rear seat of your truck is too narrow (I have a non-functioning F-150 — an older model) you can just place boxes (storage tubs), or coolers, on the floor in front of the seat and cover all with a cushy comforter so the dog can stretch out. We’ve taken our Max coast to coast that way. That way you don’t have the work of removing and re-installing the seat.
Liquid nitrogen is knifed-in on corn and cotton in the required amounts around 2-3 weeks post-emergence.
Thank you! If I get around to it, gonna throw some mustard and turnip seeds out this weekend. Hopefully, I’ll get my tomatoes and peppers potted this coming week.
What a gorgeous February harvest. It’s snowing here. You suck. :)
She is used to back seat crew cab area. It is one of those four door trucks and the back seat area is big and comfortable. Every once in awhile she will come up and sit in the front seat. She does not stay there long. Every time we go under an overpass she ducks her head. It is funny to watch. The back rest for the back seat does fold down and makes a nice flat area. When Aladdin was alive he grew too tall to stand comfortably on the folded down back rest so I just removed the entire seat and put their dog beds down on the floor. Made for easier entry access for them also.
I have removed the back seat once. It has never been put back in. It is kept in storage.
Thank you for the info! I can’t wait for the mail next week. We’re setting up a starter table in our basement to get a jump start on some of the seeds. Others will be sown directly into the soil. I’m going to like those best. Less hassle! :o)
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