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acemom wrote:
Onion sets can go in when it is chilly..... my chives (still indoors in a pot) are blooming.
A little cold at night here lately for tomatoes so far.
If you wish to share Poofguy I have a couple of things he could help me with in the yard.....




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AZGman wrote:

grass grows; must cut grass



Neighbor has her plants in. It is cold here. I didn't even do the dirt yet.
The neighbor just put in a bunch of pots. Just black ones other plants come in. She mixes in some new dirt every year and sticks in her plants.

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I don't know how well you can see these. They're the tomato plants.




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Wow, pooflady, that's a lot of tomatoes!!
Do you can them?



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acemom wrote:Wow, pooflady, that's a lot of tomatoes!!
Do you can them?



Yes.



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pooflady wrote:I don't know how well you can see these. They're the tomato plants.




Staked and caged?

Where are my stakes?

I have only one thing to say.

I did less than an hour of physical work on that garden today and ......
GARDENING S U ... K S!!!

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pooflady wrote:I don't know how well you can see these. They're the tomato plants.




Staked and caged?

Where are my stakes?

I have only one thing to say.

I did less than an hour of physical work on that garden today and ......
GARDENING S U ... K S!!!

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dontwantaname wrote:

Staked and caged?

Where are my stakes?

I have only one thing to say.

I did less than an hour of physical work on that garden today and ......
GARDENING S U ... K S!!!



RUN LITTLE TOMATO PLANTS! RUN! BE FREE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

Dname, if you don't like gardening, why do it?



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RUN LITTLE TOMATO PLANTS! RUN! BE FREE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

Dname, if you don't like gardening, why do it?



LOL - Staked and caged so they'll grow big and strong.

I hate gardening. If anything ever happens to husband, though, I'd have to grow a few tomato plants just for eating. Nothing you buy tastes the same.



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pooflady wrote:

LOL - Staked and caged so they'll grow big and strong.

I hate gardening. If anything ever happens to husband, though, I'd have to grow a few tomato plants just for eating. Nothing you buy tastes the same.


Lucky me. I don't like tomatoes.



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daj59 wrote:
Lucky me. I don't like tomatoes.


I agree with pooflady. Homegrown tomatoes are the best, yum.
I don't grow them any more, but we have a Farmer's Market here twice a week, so I can get them there.



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acemom wrote:
I agree with pooflady. Homegrown tomatoes are the best, yum.
I don't grow them any more, but we have a Farmer's Market here twice a week, so I can get them there.



Yeah, we have a couple farmer's markets, but they pick them too soon. Kind of orangey. Mine have to be red red before I pick them.



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It worked! I finished the garden because I posted the pictures of it just sitting there undone!
Did it yesterday.

before


And after....I still need a few more plants, but now it is easy.


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dontwantaname wrote:It worked! I finished the garden because I posted the pictures of it just sitting there undone!
Did it yesterday.

before


And after....I still need a few more plants, but now it is easy.




uh.
It looks like you just planted them in the pots.
Which I would have done anyhow.



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acemom wrote:

uh.
It looks like you just planted them in the pots.
Which I would have done anyhow.



I think the pots are her neighbor's.



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acemom wrote:

uh.
It looks like you just planted them in the pots.
Which I would have done anyhow.



My neighbor has the pots.
I'm in the dirt.

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... or to ask someone if they would please fill my pickup to the rim with poop. On purpose.

I won't pay for it though. Not with so many places giving it away... (And she begged me to come back for another load ... I didn't. 1,500 pounds was enough.)

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... or to ask someone if they would please fill my pickup to the rim with poop. On purpose.

I won't pay for it though. Not with so many places giving it away... (And she begged me to come back for another load ... I didn't. 1,500 pounds was enough.)


Can you come over next year and turn the soil? It is just an itty bitty garden! You won't even notice.

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dontwantaname wrote:
Can you come over next year and turn the soil? It is just an itty bitty garden! You won't even notice.



Heh. I brought the monster tiller over to son's house to do one of his gardens this year.

- Put ramps on truck (3 minutes)
- Haul tiller up ramp (2 minutes)
- Strap it down (5 minutes)
- Drive to son's house (15 minutes)
- Put ramps on truck (3 minutes)
- Un-strap tiller (2 minutes)
- Unload tiller (2 minutes)

- Till garden (30 seconds)

- Haul tiller up ramp (2 minutes)
- Strap it down (5 minutes)
- Drive back home (15 minutes)
- Put ramps on truck (3 minutes)
- Un-strap tiller (2 minutes)
- Unload tiller (2 minutes)

Oy!

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gwp wrote:

Heh. I brought the monster tiller over to son's house to do one of his gardens this year.

- Put ramps on truck (3 minutes)
- Haul tiller up ramp (2 minutes)
- Strap it down (5 minutes)
- Drive to son's house (15 minutes)
- Put ramps on truck (3 minutes)
- Un-strap tiller (2 minutes)
- Unload tiller (2 minutes)

- Till garden (30 seconds)

- Haul tiller up ramp (2 minutes)
- Strap it down (5 minutes)
- Drive back home (15 minutes)
- Put ramps on truck (3 minutes)
- Un-strap tiller (2 minutes)
- Unload tiller (2 minutes)

Oy!



yeah, that is the problem. Even renting the tiny tiller seems a waste. UNTIL you try to do it by hand!

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dontwantaname wrote:

yeah, that is the problem. Even renting the tiny tiller seems a waste. UNTIL you try to do it by hand!


Find a couple of teenagers and pay them what it would cost to rent the tiller.

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Find a couple of teenagers and pay them what it would cost to rent the tiller.



pfff, the days of teenagers doing manual labor around here are over. Or the do a awful job and want to get paid, like with the snow.

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Anyone know what this flower is? I got it for Mother's day.



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We bought a boat load (ok, a little vw load) of plants today & started planting. My husband signed us up to be on a garden tour in two weeks & we have a bunch of weeds to get rid of, a hedge to tame, grapes & wisteria to train, trim & beat with a machete, and mulching to do. I wanted to kill him for signing us up, but at least he finally started my herb garden.
This was taken a few weeks ago before things really started taking off.


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I have one tomato plant and one tomato on it. My first endeavor at a garden.
Will be my last, it certainly amused neighbors and all my friends.

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On the bright side Lantanas are great.the eternal rain every day has brought in an abundance of weeds.

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I planted my first garden this year. I always thought it would be too hard since I live in Las Vegas, but I came across this method of gardening called square foot gardening. It has worked out pretty well.


4-14-07 - I started out 2 Roma tomato plants and 2 strawberry plants. Then we planted 16 corn seeds, 16 radish seeds, 16 carrot seeds, 32 sweet pea seeds, 4 green bean seeds, 4 yellow squash seeds, 4 peanut seeds


4/21/07 - We added 2 more strawberry plants


5/10/07 - Our garden was growing, but my 3 yr old wanted to pick something from it so we planted some snapdragons for her.


5/22/07 - We harvested our radishes and made a pasta dish with them and olive oil and Romano cheese. Our tomatoes were creeping into other veggies squares so they had to be caged.


6/10/07 - Our garden was getting burnt so we put up an umbrella. Now comes the fun part....trying to keep them alive through 105+ temps.

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thelutes wrote:I planted my first garden this year. I always thought it would be too hard since I live in Las Vegas, but I came across this method of gardening called square foot gardening. It has worked out pretty well.


4-14-07 - I started out 2 Roma tomato plants and 2 strawberry plants. Then we planted 16 corn seeds, 16 radish seeds, 16 carrot seeds, 32 sweet pea seeds, 4 green bean seeds, 4 yellow squash seeds, 4 peanut seeds


4/21/07 - We added 2 more strawberry plants


5/10/07 - Our garden was growing, but my 3 yr old wanted to pick something from it so we planted some snapdragons for her.


5/22/07 - We harvested our radishes and made a pasta dish with them and olive oil and Romano cheese. Our tomatoes were creeping into other veggies squares so they had to be caged.


6/10/07 - Our garden was getting burnt so we put up an umbrella. Now comes the fun part....trying to keep them alive through 105+ temps.



Do you have the book?
I started out doing that too, I still block it off in 2 foot squares in my mind.

You did seeds, I have to try that!
Watch those strawberries, they spread. They will be all over the yard!

Corn! I have never gotten an ear of corn. Squirrels always eat it before it even forms.

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There is no need to have the time and date stamp on your digital photos, it stores that information when you take the picture. right click on the picture, select properties, then the details tab.

Still single, can't imagine why.

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FenStar wrote:There is no need to have the time and date stamp on your digital photos, it stores that information when you take the picture. right click on the picture, select properties, then the details tab.



Fen, who are you talking to? I still like the date on the photo. I don't know how to do it.

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thelutes wrote:I planted my first garden this year. I always thought it would be too hard since I live in Las Vegas, but I came across this method of gardening called square foot gardening. It has worked out pretty well.

Now comes the fun part....trying to keep them alive through 105+ temps.



Looks good so far, but fighting those high temps is going to be a lot of work. Good luck!



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dontwantaname wrote:

Fen, who are you talking to? I still like the date on the photo. I don't know how to do it.



Yeah, I want the date there, too, so I don't have to write it on.



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dontwantaname wrote:

Fen, who are you talking to? I still like the date on the photo. I don't know how to do it.


He is talking to me and being a first class twit.

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He is talking to me and being a first class twit.



Well, at least he is talking to someone.
First class twit? Better than an ordinary twit.

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dontwantaname wrote:

Well, at least he is talking to someone.
First class twit? Better than an ordinary twit.


Yea, he gets more leg room.



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dontwantaname wrote:

Do you have the book?
I started out doing that too, I still block it off in 2 foot squares in my mind.

You did seeds, I have to try that!
Watch those strawberries, they spread. They will be all over the yard!

Corn! I have never gotten an ear of corn. Squirrels always eat it before it even forms.



No, I don't have the book. I heard about it from a friend and then got some info from this web site http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

I have four friends who also started a square foot garden this year and one of them checked the book out from the library. If we had any questions we called her to look it up.

The strawberries did put out runners and I just redirected them to the same square. I am thinking about transplanting them to a strawberry tower.
http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/2003/archives/2003/in_the_garden/herbs,_fruit_and_vegetables/strawberry_tower

I have 3 ears of corn started right now and no squirrels so here's hoping

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pooflady wrote:

Looks good so far, but fighting those high temps is going to be a lot of work. Good luck!



This is what the sun has done to my blue lake green beans.....

A little on the crispy side

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thelutes wrote:
I have 3 ears of corn started right now and no squirrels so here's hoping



That's because they're only in the reconnaissance phase at the moment.




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