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        03-22-2013, 03:19 PM
    I've just spent the past hour shovelling snow. The feed pans had disappeared beneath the snow so part of my labors was to dig them out today. I tie them to the fence so they pretty much stay put. It was nice to spend some time with the horses in the glorious sunshine. A snow bank built up in front of the pasture gate so I've been working on that. The hay man comes this weekend. The snow is sticking to the shovel so I'll WD it before I go back out.
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        03-22-2013, 03:39 PM
    Oh man, that's a lot of snow. Sending sunshine your way saddlebag :)
        03-22-2013, 04:22 PM
    You are going to have quite the garden!

    A few weeks ago I started planting my veggies indoors. Hopefully I will be able to move them outside once the weather gets warmer. I've just upgraded them from their tiny planters to red plastic cups. Fingers crossed they do well! :)
        03-22-2013, 04:33 PM
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    Good for you!
    There is nothing like eating home grown veggies.

    I grow my tomatoes in grow bags but, I cut holes in the bottom of the bags standing the bag on a large flower pot filled with rotted manure and stand that in a bucket filled with water. Tomatoes love water and by keeping the roots in water makes for softer skins.

    Tomatoes, unless the bush variety, need to have their 'armpits' picked. This is when they start growing there is a a new shoot starting where the first shoot leaves the main stem, these need picking off for a strong plant.

    Cucumbers do not like to much water.

    Another tip is if you get greenfly plant some marigolds in the same bags as this deters the fly.
        03-22-2013, 08:06 PM
    Saddlebag We still have snow on the ground... our garden plants have taken over our kitchen table. *sigh*
        03-22-2013, 09:39 PM
    I just paid for my half of a 6ft by 8ft greenhouse! I talked my mother in law into pitching in the other half since it will reside on her property!

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        03-23-2013, 04:16 AM
    I was bored at work this week and started some popcorn. The kernels had a great starter root today after only two days. A couple have even produced a leaf. I love how fast popcorn grows.
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        03-23-2013, 09:13 AM
    Thank you fox, ill try to remember that!! Having the cucumbers outside in fl means sometimes they will get VERY wet, but im thinking maybe cutting out the bottom of their pots and putting a 1/4in netting ball on the bottom of them? Like a roomier root ball? That way they'll drain well....
    Whats greenfly?

    I had no idea you could grow popcorn!!!! I am going to have to try that!!!
        03-23-2013, 02:17 PM
    These are what our plants look like right now -

    And this is what it looks like outside my place right now Differences in three years...
        03-25-2013, 08:16 AM
    they look so healthy!!

    Mine started wilting saturday afternoon, got too hot for some of them, so I moved em under our ficus hedge a little and watered em some and they perked up ;) alex was unimpressed with how worried I got lol.

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