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post #441 of 616 Old 06-03-2013, 12:49 PM
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That's what kids are for! I have plenty of painted rocks and there's no bird problem out here..... not quite sure WHY I have painted rocks but I do!
I know what DD is doing this week.

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post #442 of 616 Old 06-03-2013, 09:00 PM
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As tho it wasn't enough that winter hung around too long, we were hit with frost two nights in a row. I think my plantings survived as they were only a few inches tall and they are in a raise frame over a foot above the surrounding ground.
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post #443 of 616 Old 06-04-2013, 08:23 AM
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It's been a wacky spring all around! It was 87 here this time last week, and this morning... just above freezing. I'm almost afraid to see if there is damage out there.
When we had several days of hard frost 2 weeks ago I covered everything including the flowers and all survived, but didn't know last night would be so cold.
Garden is probably ok, roses and flowers... dunno if they are too happy right now.

Jaydee, you have a lovely place!
And.. as much grass to mow as I do!
If I stand still I can see it growing before my very eyes, it comes on so fast in late spring.

I'm a little behind in my plantings because I've been focusing on fixing some things around here and some landscaping.
Will post pics soon of the projects and new flowers.
(and more roses )

ETA: Love the idea of the painted rocks.... just beacuse. :)
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post #444 of 616 Old 06-04-2013, 08:48 AM
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still no garden here. Weather is crazy, cool and wet. Normally I would say I'm too late but I don't know, I might be ok IF I get it in this weekend.

My roses are doing great!
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post #445 of 616 Old 06-05-2013, 07:22 PM
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Woo hoo! Got all of my tomatoes canned (well, as many as I felt like canning - there comes a point in time where you almost get sick of tomatoes ALMOST ) and just filled up a 5 gallon horse bucket of carrots to can tomorrow. I just love opening jars of fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter!

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Anyone else enjoy canning?

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post #446 of 616 Old 06-05-2013, 08:03 PM
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WOW .. great bushels of gardens ! I just did a small small one. grass hoppers eat everything. I planted mint in my flower beds, hoped to deter mice etc, well now I have mint to pull out and curse, all it does is make me sneeze and itch, and attract bees ;( mice and bunnies nest in it.
i would liek to grow spinach and lettuce cauliflower, but it gets to hot here. spose to be 106 saturday ;( and if get humidity with it , it will be awful..
Maybe next year i can get a larger garden , may try planting in the rows between the orchard trees
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post #447 of 616 Old 06-05-2013, 10:37 PM
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I had to move a nest of bunnies from out of the middle of my carrot patch this morning - hopefully mom will find them this eve and move them somewhere else b/c I pulled up all the carrots they were nesting in.

We had a bunch of weird days this spring. We would have a week of 70's, then a freeze. Then a week of 80's then a freeze. I replanted some things three times. Lost my peas, beans and about 24 tomato plants (the latter I won't complain about) but I didn't get a single green bean and I was really wanting to can those this year.

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post #448 of 616 Old 06-06-2013, 11:53 AM
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I am so jealous of everyone who is already harvesting from their gardens. I can almost take the water walls off of my tiny tomato plants. I spent the entire day on Tuesday weaving chicken wire together with hay string to make a roof for my coop so the chickens wouldn't be able to get out and dig up my garden again. After a huge fight with a 12'x17' piece of chicken wire (Not sure who won that) the coop is secure. It looks kinda red-neck but it works! Now I've got to replant everything. I'm about 7-10 days behind where I like to be. I actually could have planted a couple of weeks early this year but if I had done that I'm sure we would have gotten a hard freeze.

So out to the garden to till the corn patch and replant everything. Good luck to everyone growing gardens this year. We may need to start a "canning" thread towards the fall :)
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post #449 of 616 Old 06-06-2013, 01:28 PM
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Ah, painting rocks. I don't have a bird problem, just everything else. I was going to paint rocks just for the fun of it - with "petroglyph" designs. mm hmm...I was going to do this after I painted the wrought iron, a chore I thought would take me a day or two at the most. Yeah, it has been two weeks now and I am still not finished w the wrought iron "project"..all those curly q's and sides - and b/c of the heat on black I can only do it in the morning and evening. I don't want to paint anything - now.

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post #450 of 616 Old 06-08-2013, 11:23 PM
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We plowed ours up today and hopefully will get plants in the ground tomorrow. I know it is way late but so many around us are just getting theirs in too.

I love to can!! I love making salsa and just tomatoes for soups. It's been a couple of years since I've put up anything. I would like to make some jelly this year as a project with my kids. We shall see
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