Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 7 FEBRUARUY 15, 2013
Posted on 02/15/2013 10:46:41 AM PST by greeneyes
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Have most of my seeds and plants ordered, received, or stored, but will still be ordering some from the sales catalogs as they come in.
Lemon tree is blooming again, and the fragrance is very nice. I'll be leaving shortly for a meeting, but will be reading and posting later on.
Have a great weekend. God Bless.
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I’ve been staying busy working on Mrs. Augie’s new sun room. Progress is slow but steady. I’m grouting the floor tile now. I do need to take a break from that this weekend to prune my orchard trees. Will be happy when warm weather gets here. Winter time makes me grouchy.
I did have to transplant my first batch of Roma tomatoes into their 16oz containers only 11 days into starting them. I started the second batch when I transplanted.
Usually, I start tomatoes every 2 weeks for 6 weeks, in case I get caught by a late freeze after I set them out, I'll have backups ready.
Kids are supposed to come over this weekend to help me get a couple of truckloads of the free mulch for the garden.
I'm ready for spring to really show up so I can start moving some of this jungle into the ground. ;)
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Also, a question: What time of year is the best to transplant a well established, medium large huckleberry bush?
The ground is not frozen. The plants are currently dormant, but will leaf out soon. Specifically, is it OK to transplant them now?
I wound up making notes during it.
Good morning all. We had to put down our beautiful Golden Retriever a week ago. We are still mourning.
OK, I live in moderate Maryland. My poor neglected lawn has both bare spots and weeds. When should I put down the pre-emergent weedicide and when should I put down seeds?
We found this place online and plan to check it out in person in the morning. It’s specialty is plant varieties that grow well in the Houston area.
We lost one of ours in Oct. '12. He was a close companion each day, the other one is not as personable.
Oh My! I feel for your loss! It is such a hard decision and a very emotional thing to do. A faithful friend and companion is hard to loose. I know you will have good and fond memories of your Golden. Be safe.
Pre-emerge is exactly what it says - it works by preventing germination - so you don’t want to apply that until your grass seed has been incorporated and is off to a good start.
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As you know, I don't know jack about what I'm doing, so went inside the wire, found a guy who works there, and said “Think small.” Said I wanted bags of potting soil I could carry since I have no man. I got bags of 16 qt size and I can lift them.
Now, two or so years ago, I read about growing a plant using the bag of potting soil for the container. Punch a few holes in the bottom of bag for drainage, then cut the top side away enough to get your plant into the soil and there is the pot (bag) with plant planted.
I expect to hear growls from you guys about growing a plant that way, but I'm doing it anyway to see if it works. I'll put the bag up on a table so I won't have to bend to the ground for a while. I'll start two of the Romas in one bag and pick the better one after they grow some. I have pots for the other tomato plants and will put them on a table for the time being.
Told the man worker I wanted a thingy with little cups in it to start seeds. He took me to those and the only one there will start 70 seeds. That's overkill size but got it. I'll get the tobacco seeds in there by end of today.
I've got a long planter attached to a brick wall at waist high and would like lettuce and onion planted in that. Didn't get plants for that but need to. Question: Do I get lettuce seed and onion seed or buy the plants?
If I can keep these plants off the ground, I won't have to get the graduated water fed thing and that's a fair amount of money saved.
Question: Can I grow garlic? Is that seed or plant?
On the brighter side, I got my PINK Ruger 22LR rifle and it's on my PINK marble top coffee table. May just leave it there as a conversation piece and to send a message to anyone coming to see me. Only friends are allowed in this house. Everyone else gets killed by my Ruger 38 special when they think that pink rifle is all I have.
I have gotten small cases to hold 50 cartridges of the various weapons I have so I can get access to the extra ammo fast. For the rest of the boxes of ammo, I got two ammo cases, about the size of the military ammo cases except these are heavy duty plastic with pictures of ZOMBIES on the front. I also got moisture control packets to put in those boxes. One box has the large rifle and shotgun ammo in it. The other one has the boxes of handgun and LR 22 ammo in it.
See, I'm protecting my plants outside :o) can't get to the small garden unless one first goes through the gun field. :o)
My wife wants to do the master gardening course, but it is not available in the evenings. The ext office says they have no demand for evening courses due to most of those taking the course being retired.
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