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  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 41) October 21

    10/21/2011 5:04:45 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 71 replies
    Free Republic | 10-21-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. We have had the first frost of Fall this morning in East Central Mississippi. It will warm up into the 70s the next few days and possibly even up to 80s by Tuesday. Not much gardening will be going on for me until next Spring. I hope all your Fall gardens prosper. 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...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 40) October 14

    10/14/2011 5:20:03 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 71 replies
    Free Republic | 10-14-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. The October weather here in East Central Mississippi has been nothing but amazing this past week. We have had a few rainy days that have helped keep my compost pile moist as I am still working on building it up. It is satisfying to see the steam rise from it when I give it a turn on these cool mornings. 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...
  • Olive Garden Responce

    10/13/2011 6:59:26 PM PDT · by satan69 · 46 replies
    email from Presiden of Olive Garden | 10/13/2011 | self
    Dear Guest: We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company we take responsibility for that and we regret it. We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it doesn’t happen again. Like all Americans we have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and everything it symbolizes. In fact, we periodically provide...
  • The Race to Grow the One-Ton Pumpkin

    10/08/2011 9:57:39 PM PDT · by FritzG · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 05 Oct 2011 | Julia Scott
    EARLY one morning about a month ago, Don Young peeled the floral bedsheets off the giant pumpkins growing in his backyard. Tiptoeing around the jungly vines, he carefully checked for holes. Then, bending his ear down over the nearest gourd, which was as high as his gut and wider than a truck tire, he gave it a solid smack and listened intently, like a doctor with a stethoscope. “This one’s thumping pretty good,” he said with a grin. Mr. Young is one of a number of amateur gardeners whose heart’s desire is to raise a pumpkin bigger than anybody else’s....
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 39) October 7

    10/07/2011 5:03:50 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 88 replies
    Free Republic | 10-07-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. Wow the first week of October! The garden has been officially put to rest and my compost pile has been tilled into the garden and is now depleted. It’s going to need a lot of leaves, grass clippings and other plant materials to build it back up for next years garden. The leaves on the trees here in East Central Mississippi have awhile yet before they turn color and start to fall in quantity so I am letting about half of my grass clippings turn brown before adding them to the compost pile and mixing them with...
  • Caption Michelle harvesting her garden

    10/06/2011 9:51:17 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 43 replies
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama holds a piece of green onion as she conducts the fall harvest with local students in the White House Kitchen Garden in Washington, October 5, 2011 U.S. first lady Michelle Obama eats a pizza made with vegetables harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden.
  • Peace and Tranquility – Pictures of an English Garden…

    10/03/2011 9:37:10 AM PDT · by sussex · 9 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 03/10/11 | The Aged P
    "…if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden…" These days on the cusp between September and October have been gloriously sunny and warm so it seemed appropriate for us to take a wander around nearby Sheffield Park. With grassy slopes, peaceful lakes and sweeping trees it’s a fitting memorial to the genius of Lancelot “Capability” Brown who originally laid it out 250 years ago.
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 38) September 30

    09/30/2011 5:02:33 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 116 replies
    Free Republic | 9-30-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. Fall is in the air here in East Central Mississippi on this last day of September. It has been beautiful weather for cleaning up outside and taking care of the yard. Our daytime temperatures have been in the 70s with an occasional bump up into the 80s and the overnight lows are ranging from the 40s to the 60s. While I am waiting for Spring to arrive I will be occupied by continuing to hone my skills at home brewing. If you are a gardener or you are just starting out and are in need of advice...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 37) September 23

    09/23/2011 7:28:24 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 76 replies · 2+ views
    Free Republic | 9-23-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. I am getting a late start posting the thread this morning. Cleaned up my garden plot and will be tilling in some of my compost and wheat straw when the soil dries out a little more. I put a bail of straw around the base of my Fig trees in the hopes the straw will help them through the winter. 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...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 36) September 16

    09/16/2011 5:18:08 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 144 replies
    Free Republic | 09-16-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. It has been another beautiful week here in East Central Mississippi we have had moderate daytime temperatures with cool nights. Perfect weather to get out and do some garden and yard clean up. My Fig trees have finished producing and it is time to winterize them with a thick layer of straw. All my of the pears have been picked and either canned or eaten. My vegetable garden is basically through producing except for a few Jalapenos that are still hanging on and still producing large peppers. My Beer brewing experiment is still progressing nicely with 6...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 35) September 9

    09/09/2011 5:02:47 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 122 replies
    Free Republic | 9-9-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. It has been beautiful weather here in East Central Mississippi. We received about 3 inches of rain out of TS Lee on Monday and the daytime highs have been in the mid to high 80s with overnight lows in the 50s. It is 50 right now. This is quite cool for this time of year for us. My garden is basically done for the year. I bottled my first batch of beer yesterday, 30 quarts. Now it is wait for two weeks and maybe up to a couple of months, while it conditions, until it is ready...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 34) September 2

    09/02/2011 5:25:52 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 103 replies
    Free Republic | 09-02-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. I Hope all is well with you, your gardens and your endeavors. To make saving your prized tomato seeds easier than ever try using some Oxy-Clean. Oxy-Clean? Yep the same stuff that Billy Mays pushed in all those TV commercials! Thanks to Freeper “who knows what evil?” for the heads up on this easy to do technique. Here is a link to a web page that describes the procedure - Saving Tomato Seeds Now how easy is that? If you are a gardener or you are just starting out and are in need of advice or just...
  • Man finds $150,000 in garden

    09/01/2011 6:32:32 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/31/2011 | By Claudine Zap
    As the old saw goes, money doesn't grow on trees. But sometimes it sprouts up in the garden. An unemployed man in northern Illinois was out working in his backyard when he came across some serious green: bags filled with $150,000 cash. Wayne Sabaj was headed to pick some broccoli to go with his roast. The carpenter spotted duffel bags that looked like trash by the peppers -- but they turned out to be a cash crop: stacks of $20 bills that added up to about $150,000. The 49-year-old, who is living with his dad, did not exactly jump for...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 33) August 26

    08/26/2011 10:14:53 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 227 replies
    Free Republic | 8-26-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon gardeners. I hope all of you in the path of Irene heed the warnings and please stay safe! Not much gong on garden wise here in East Central Mississippi. I am just waiting to see how a few paste tomatoes do. And while I am waiting I decided to use some of my pears to make preserves. I am using the recipe I posted on last weeks thread, which calls for a little activity and a lot of waiting. I will be doing the final canning step this morning. This recipe may be way to sweet for my...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 32) August 19

    08/19/2011 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 203 replies
    Free Republic | 08-19-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. Weather has been great here in East Central Mississippi but my garden is basically done for the season. I do have some paste tomatoes coming along just fine and hope they produce before the first frost. They have a good chance to produce because the first frost around here is usually in late October or early November. 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...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 31) August 12

    08/12/2011 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 160 replies
    Free Republic | 08-12-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. There is not much garden news to report from East Central Mississippi this morning. I am just trying to keep everything watered and alive and picking a couple of peppers and a zucchini every once in awhile. 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. I hope all your gardens are flourishing.
  • Oak Park Woman Faces 93-Days in Jail For Planting Vegetable Garden

    08/06/2011 3:22:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    MyFoxDetroit ^ | ALEXIS WILEY
    "The price of organic food is kind of through the roof," said Julie Bass. So, why not grow your own? However, Bass' garden is a little unique because it's in her front yard. "We thought it'd be really cool to do it so the neighbors could see. The kids love it. The kids from the neighborhood all come and help," she said. UPDATE: Story becomes internet sensation around the world, click here.>> Bass' cool garden has landed her in hot water with the City of Oak Park. Code enforcement gave her a warning, then a ticket and now she's been...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 30) August 5

    08/05/2011 5:38:05 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 154 replies
    Free Republic | 08*05*2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. I transplanted 10 young paste tomato plants into my garden last Friday and wouldn’t you it, the heat gets turned up again. The area of my garden where I planted them gets shade from about 3pm on but I am having to supplying them shade from late morning until then. So far they are doing ok. I hope they survive. My pepper plants are doing well and producing nicely and I may get another round of zuke production. I got a very nice hard rain yesterday evening. Probably about 1/2 inch. If you are a gardener or...
  • corn type worm problems south florida

    07/29/2011 7:56:18 PM PDT · by satan69 · 18 replies
    self | today | me
    last falls corn crop had a lot of worm damage. It didn't come in through the silk. They seem to have bored right into the side of the corn.. I lost 50% of my crop to the worms.. When the corn was ripe I was very sad to see so many of the worms in the corn eating away... They attacked the sweet yellow corn more then the white corn. I sprayed and sprayed every week but the worms still got in.. Looked like the bored into the center of the ears as most had a hole in them... Any...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2011 (Vol. 29) July 29

    07/29/2011 5:22:39 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 271 replies
    7-29-2011 | Red_Devil 232
    Good morning gardeners. This past week here in East Central Mississippi has been great, weather wise. There have been numerous and very beneficial pop-up T-storms almost every day, which have helped keep the temperatures down and my garden watered. I hope TS Don will give some relief to those of you in drought stricken Texas. Forecasts are for it to dissipate in about 36 to 48 hours after landfall. 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....