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post #381 of 616 Old 05-11-2013, 09:16 AM
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My tomato and cucumber seedling are almost two inches tall and I wonder if I will ever get them in the ground as we are still getting frost at night. I was thinking back to when one horse arrived, it was an easter weekend and the ground was already fairly dry with pleasant temps. And now I'm seeing fine snow.
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post #382 of 616 Old 05-11-2013, 05:43 PM
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may 11th and it snowed gardening in my backyard yet :(
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post #383 of 616 Old 05-12-2013, 02:16 PM
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Happy Mother's day to our gardening Moms and Grandmoms!

Some more stray roses ended up finding my place.
I guess the first two strays sent invitations to all their stray brothers and sisters.

So for Mother's Day I'm reading up on the care and feeding of roses. This week I'll start making them a new home.
Great... more mouths to feed and things to take care of.

Sorry you all got snow up north. It's calling for a hard frost tonight and tomorrow night, so I'll be out throwing sheets over everything....
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post #384 of 616 Old 05-13-2013, 09:25 AM
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Look at what I found in the garden this morning!! I guess the daffs have quit sulking!

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post #385 of 616 Old 05-13-2013, 10:45 AM
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Mother's Day has passed so it's theoretically okay to plant here!

DH started up the Rototiller and got a few passes done, then helped me finish it. All new tines and it was CRAZY that thing would hit a tough spot and take off dragging a 6'2" 200lb big ol' guy behind it. Beets are in, three 200' strips of weedblock are down and I gave up for the day since I had horses to feed/barn to clean.

DH and I are ticked though, no more than 20mins after we finished up and parked the rototiller out in the driveway median to clean off the mud, the neighbor send their KIDS over to borrow it. Ok, whatever... I cleaned it up, re-assembled it, hubby and I loaded it onto our flatbed trailer (it probably weighs 200lbs), hooked it to their truck and sent them home.

Hubby's boss asks to borrow it (good friend, I babysit his kids and we loan all sorts of farm stuff back and forth), so I told him I'd drop it by figuring that when the neighbors brought it back it'd already be loaded so I'd just swap to my truck and then drop off trailer + rototiller across town. WRONG! Neighbors brought it back without so much as a peep, unloaded it and dumped it in the dirt in front of the house and left. No thank you, no here's it back, no where would you like it, just dumped and ran!

Hubby was asleep so I go digging in the shed for ramps and find the neighbors who had also "borrowed" 20 alfalfa bales during our Spring blizzard, never replaced those either!!
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Oh I'd be ticked too! People are so inconsiderate! Sheesh!

Any of you ever planted a beneficial bug blend flower mix?
I got nadda for Mother's Day... SO, I decided I'm going to buy myself flowers!
Oh darn right? (I'm also shopping for a good bread maker, LOL! Brands?)
Gurney'sŪ Beneficial Bug Blend
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post #387 of 616 Old 05-13-2013, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyGap View Post
I got nadda for Mother's Day... SO, I decided I'm going to buy myself flowers!
Oh darn right? (I'm also shopping for a good bread maker, LOL! Brands?)
Gurney'sŪ Beneficial Bug Blend
Well, at least when you shop for yourself you never have to worry about getting something you don't want.
(I'm an expert at that! LOL)

Actually this is the first year in a while that I did get something....that I didn't have to buy for myself.
A good friend took munchkin shopping and he picked out a cute little birdbath and a little teacup houseplant pot for me, with a cute little card that sings when you open it (my first singing card )
Corny, but very cute... until he started dancing to it. LOL

Breadman and Zojirushi are the brands I would look for.
They both make a horizontal shaped loaf, which I prefer over the upright, and give you good options on both type and on bread size- (1, 1 1/2, or 2 lb loaves)

Sunbeam from Walmart also turns out a decent product, but is an upright model and I'm not sure you can do much size wise with it.
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post #388 of 616 Old 05-13-2013, 02:40 PM
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I really like my Breadman Pro - very easy to use which is important for me - and easy to clean
I've never had much joy with sowing flower seeds direct into the garden - I think the bugs eat them. I grow them in the little plastic seed tray pots in a cold frame and then plant them out when they're bigger.
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post #389 of 616 Old 05-14-2013, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Delfina View Post
Mother's Day has passed so it's theoretically okay to plant here!
That's the rule I've always followed too. Got my veg garden in on mother's day, still have a bit to do but for the most part it's done. Still have to plant marigolds around the garden, trying to do all heirlooms and go organic so the marigolds, hot wire (and the .22 most likely) are my pest deterrent plan. Then there will be two more plantings of corn staggered so I don't go crazy (all said I will have 45 - 50 ft rows) - will be putting a lot in the freezer and veggie soup to can, then DD will sell the excess to family to add to her college savings account.

She plans to do the same with the excess eggs from her new 'girls'. Though with the eggs, she has begged to save half and spend half. I agreed, as long as she does all of the work. She has a long list of things she just has to have out of the american girl catalog and this mama refuses to spend that kind of money on ridiculous things (like a $250 sail boat!) so she has to fund that hobby herself.
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post #390 of 616 Old 05-14-2013, 08:53 AM
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45 - 50 ft rows? You opening a corn maze?
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