Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 51 DECEMBER 20, 2013
Posted on 12/20/2013 10:03:22 AM PST by greeneyes
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It would be a great day to get some gardening chores done, check on all the covered plants etc. However, we have a daughter who is preparting to move out of state, and trying to wrap up finishing her wood floors, along with sorting and packing up stuff in boxes to move.
Our grand daughter's used trailer has been delivered to replace the one that burned, and needs painting etc prior to their moving in. She is expecting a baby boy in January, has 2 daughters, and is feeling a bit overwhelmed. So family duty calls. I wanted to get the thread posted before I left, so that it wouldn't be late posting.
I'll be back later, to turn 10lbs of ground beef into chili bricks, and catch up with all that I have missed this week and today.
Hope all is well with you. Have a great weekend, and God Bless.
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The rebel tobacco plant. Cigarette included for scale.
We're getting some rain here, and will get more tonight. The temps are in the mid 60s and my fall plants are loving it. I've got the cold frame open.
Next year, I'll be adding some height to my cold frame. It's too shallow for some of the stuff I'm growing. My broccoli is bumping up against the top of it when it's closed.
What garden, eheheh. Actually some arugula I keep covered and a parsley plant are the lone survivors at this point. Raked up a whole bunch of leaves and mowed it all down finely into mulch. have a few seeds started as an experiment in the east window. Got the 2 compost pails full and pruned back the crepe myrtle trees. Always something to do.. Merry Christmas all.
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This tobacco plant popped up in my fall potting soil, and I've kept it inside to see what it would do. Now is not the right time of year to grow tobacco, but the plant doesn't seem to care.
That photo was taken today.
My sage plant is still thriving, despite being covered with 12 inches of snow at one point.
Didn’t know sage was so hardy. My rosemary is covered by leaves and a plastic border. Only the top needles got cold burnt. I’m using discarded storm door pane glass over some greens but not this past week its been warmer. Even so some plants are just more cold hardy than others. I’m loving still picking some remaining salad greens here in late December. Appreciate all the shared knowledge and tips from the WGT.
Rosemary dies outside here in Massachusetts during the winter. Sage usually goes dormant, but this plant is in a container on our south-facing deck. All of my other container-raised sage plants have died in winter, but this one is hanging on for its third or fourth winter.
Fresh salad leaves in December? Heavenly!
Sage can make it through a NYS winter.
Rosemary can’t although I was surprised at the low temps it can survive.
It got down to 19 one night earlier in the fall and I expected that to be the end of it and it was still alive.
I dug it up and brought it in before we got buried in snow.
And right now, that’s where my garden is.
Holy smokes /johnny I didn’t mention I also cover with glass a small section of cilantro from seed back in late Sept. Surprised it made it through the cold snap here in DFW. Will be tickled green if it makes it to spring.
Speaking of sage last October I was in Denver area and I walked by this bush in a shopping center with blue blooms —looked like sage. Some of it bolted and I grabbed a few seed pods. Its one of my experiment seedlings going on now and I hope to plant it in spring. Hope to share a pic of it should it make it because I’m not 100% certain its sage—that’s the fun of experimenting with seeds.
Yes, it is fun experimenting with seeds. We’ve brought back lots of different seeds on our walks around the area, and spread them over parts of our property. It works quite well. I’ll be interested in seeing what becomes of your seedlings. Take pictures, if you can!
Mark for later.
Needless to say, I have declared WAR on rodents--traps and poison. Nasty buggers.
NATURALLY, some FReeper is going to tell me ALL ABOUT the dog who eats onions or some such thing. Never fails.
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