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Weekly Garden Thread - May 2-8, 2020
May 2, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes

Posted on 05/03/2020 6:55:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

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1 posted on 05/03/2020 6:55:54 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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2 posted on 05/03/2020 6:57:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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3 posted on 05/03/2020 6:57:28 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: All

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry for the double post! Computer Burped, LOL! :)


4 posted on 05/03/2020 7:01:52 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOL. It’s gardening season. Any serious gardener might just work from sunup to sundown. Eat supper and then post to the internet.

I planted some ends off of onions today—experiment to see what if anything will grow. Have decided to plant wheat in dixie small cups to transplant, rather than try to sow directly and then thin.


5 posted on 05/03/2020 7:02:56 PM PDT by greeneyes ( Moderation In Pursuit of Justice is NO Virtue--LET FREEDOM RING)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Lucky me ... a lot of the “signs” remind me of my grandma’s ;-)


6 posted on 05/03/2020 7:03:02 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

BTTT!!!


7 posted on 05/03/2020 7:09:11 PM PDT by musicman (The future is just a collection of successive nows.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m a raspberry lover, so I bought a raspberry plant from Lowes this morning. What’s the best fertilizer for this fellow before planting. I have both bags of compost and holly tone fertilizer.

Thank you.


8 posted on 05/03/2020 7:14:57 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
See what we were predicted to have: Warm April Expected for Many Americans, but Could Start Cooler for Some [Near- or above-average temperatures are anticipated from the Southwest to the Northeast and South.]

Toms started from seed 3-6 weeks ago are slowly growing but I have no place to plant them yet here in MA. Almost freezing temps yet predicted, which are about 10 degrees colder than last year at this time. But thank God for what we have. Better than up North for warmth.

https://whdh.com/weather-blog/another-day-in-the-70s/

Plants from seed, waiting to plant in about 2 weeks, glory to God:

1.FromSeed-5-02-

2.FromSeed-5-02-

Plot facing West: Plot_5-02-

9 posted on 05/03/2020 7:18:50 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: Cloverfarm

Grandmas! My favorite subject!

I was blessed with two AMAZING Grandmas. My Mom was a Country Girl, my Dad was a City Slicker.

From my Mother’s Mom I learned how to sew, mend, wash laundry properly, cook, raise small livestock (chickens, goats) bake bread and grow vegetables.

From my Father’s Mom, I learned to have good Table Manners, how to dress up and act like a ‘Lady’ when need be (using the right FORK at the table, etc.), how to crochet and knit, to love Broadway theater (Musicals!) and classic movies and ART of all kinds, and how to grow award-winning flowers.

Both of them loved to read, so that was also a shared love between me and both of them.

(My Mom was, and still is (at 83!), a voracious reader. :)


10 posted on 05/03/2020 7:18:59 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: sergeantdave

First of all, Raspberries like their roots to be close to the topsoil - so don’t plant them too deep. You can mulch to control weeds, but lightly. If raspberries are planted too deep, (or have too much mulch piled on top) you’ll get big canes and lots of leaves, but little fruit. FULL Sun 8-10 hours a day.

Secondly, a 10-10-10 fertilizer is best for Raspberries. If anything, the middle number can be higher for better fruit production. Of your two choices, I would go with the compost - Hollytone is too acidic for raspberries. Add that to blueberries, evergreens or hydrangea.

Good luck to you and your new ‘little one,’ Sergeant Dave! :)


11 posted on 05/03/2020 7:26:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: daniel1212

Your seedlings are looking GOOD! :) I love how you make the most of what you have available to you.


12 posted on 05/03/2020 7:27:32 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This thread is non-political respite.

That is what I like here


13 posted on 05/03/2020 7:28:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife; greeneyes

Greeneyes designed it that way. I’m just carrying her torch!


14 posted on 05/03/2020 7:29:59 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hi Diana,
Did not realize how much work can go into gardening.
Tomatoes were planted 2 weeks ago in raised bed. Tried but failed to grow chile peppers from seed. I think the egg carton was too small. One day I forgot to water. Oh well. Planted new ones Friday in the cartons that the petunia’s come in covered it in plastic wrap. We will see. Bought 6 strawberry plants. They are fine now, but they hate the Texas heat. Same with the blueberries. I am exhausted.


15 posted on 05/03/2020 7:30:30 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Q sent me)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

12 and 17!


16 posted on 05/03/2020 7:36:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Greeneyes designed it that way. I’m just carrying her torch!
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You are doing a darn good job!!! However, I must point out that Red Devil is the one that designed it that way-I merely carried the torch for a while.

Keep up the good work. Love all the pics and witty posters you make. Very much improved.


17 posted on 05/03/2020 7:40:24 PM PDT by greeneyes ( Moderation In Pursuit of Justice is NO Virtue--LET FREEDOM RING)
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To: greeneyes

Garden

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18 posted on 05/03/2020 8:15:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; sergeantdave

Raspberries like an acidic soil, and a sandy loam.

Warm, but not hot. Six hours of sun is plenty.

Same with all berries.

https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/fruits/growing-berries-zl0z0905zhyd


19 posted on 05/03/2020 8:28:13 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Things have been going gangbusters here. My chives are in full bloom. Using the pretty purple Pom poms to garnish omlettes and Gibson cocktails, and I have some steeping for chive vinegar.

I tried the kitchen scrap thing with a head of Boston lettuce. I have a nice four inch plant going. I have room for one more in that container, so in a few weeks I might not need to buy lettuce anymore. I seeded arugula there and should be ready for the first harvest this week.

I counted 25 buds on the lavender plant and should be able to harvest those in about 10 days.

The mint has finally returned. My thyme plants and sage look great. Surprised at how well the tarragon is doing.

My only mishap has been transplanting some lemon verbena from the kitchen windowsill to the outdoor containers. It’s showing some signs of life still, but may need to be replaced.


20 posted on 05/03/2020 8:30:44 PM PDT by PrincessB
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