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What did you do in the garden today...May 2015?
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Today I am picking up my compost...I so wish we could make our own but we do not get a long enough warm season for it to 'cook'.


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Well at least you can buy it. I guess be thankful for that.

Sadly all that I did was ask my husband to plant my 1 remaining living tomato plant. And I will be shocked if he does.


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I transplanted the tomatoes from the pretend green house to the raised beds and transplanted the squash to the straw bales. I covered the potatoes with more dirt.

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Thanks for all the details, Sheri, it is really good to hear. It makes me smile.


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I bought my compost yesterday...and my tomato and cucumber plants. I usually start my own but with 'little hands' helping me lately...the seeds seem to get dug up.


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
I bought my compost yesterday...and my tomato and cucumber plants. I usually start my own but with 'little hands' helping me lately...the seeds seem to get dug up.


Sorry that makes me laugh. I van just see her doing that.


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I planted one package in little pots and she 'checks' them to see if they are still there....I have given up. lol Buying plants just seemed like a better idea.


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Grandgirl saved seeds from a Spartan apple a few months ago, we put them in the fridge in wet paper for two months....and when we opened it yesterday they have sprouted. We planted them in little pots to start, I do hope they grow.

We also planted up a package of Lupine seeds in an egg carton...she has been making her mom buy her seeds from the corner store when she has a sleepover. lol

Today we will start a hanging pot of morning glories...I am so happy to have a garden buddy grin


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It makes me so happy that your little one loves to garden so.
It makes me smile to hear of your garden stories. I really love the stories.


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We put the compost in the garden rows and seeded up some bare patches of grass. I also removed a dead rose bush..I lose something every year.


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Do not feel bad. Rod says we lost a rose of Sharon we bought. I guess it just happens. He thinks we should start a bush from our sandcherrt bush ( bush with redish leaves that has pinkish little flowers on the early spring.)


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I love those sandcherry bushes, I had one but one year I lost a lot of shrubs and that was one of them.

As shrubs die I have not been replacing them..I just divide and plant a perennial in it's place.

Today we planted our potato seeds...we only did 34. I'd rather have my garden space for things I can preserve up for Winter.


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Well, when I am home, I will read when we can take cuttings and we are going to try to grow other such bushes in the back of our property, as that bush seems to like the area.


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Great idea.

I spent the day giving my lawn it's first mow and weed wacking of the season....my helper steered the lawn tractor for me. No straight lines to be seen anywhere lol


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers


I spent the day giving my lawn it's first mow and weed wacking of the season....my helper steered the lawn tractor for me. No straight lines to be seen anywhere lol


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Who needs straight lines?


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I just planted my oak tree whip I ordered....it looks so small and pathetic. I am hoping it takes...the only oak trees I've ever seen around here are at a local hospital.


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What kind of oak is it?


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Originally Posted by Tina
What kind of oak is it?


Yes, I too would like to know what kind it is.


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Amen I am pretty much finished in that garden here.
Between frost , an no show person to plow
an dying to get the plants off the porch.....Its been a real circus.. Oh we had a holiday too an I did 8 or 9 tombstones an visitations in 2 cemetarys more than once.. It was sort of peaceful in the warm sun an reliving memories.. Just a slow casual walk............. Gave me a chance to ride the convertible of late hubbys.

Hope Carol an Grem an Bill will soon be ok , Cindy too. clap


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Sounds like a nice day Dodge.

It is a red oak..I am so excited to see it grow. I planted it in the front of my house. grin



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Rain today Glad I am caught up.
need to do stray tomatos an potted plants
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Sunny: A red oak YAY ! Perhaps late next fall you could put some kind of reinforcement around it so the snow & ice of next winter does not harm it.

Dodge: have fun with your plants.

When you all have some free time, come by and do my yard maintance. I did get my big flower bed done before I fell (except for the 7 annuals I had planned on putting in.)
Well now it is 3 weeks overdue for a good weeding.

I had the mulch bought for the beds in back that are up against the house. That will not get done.
My garden is a weed patch. Thankfully I have the 2 tomato plants that Rod put in my half barrel, and some early stuff I had already put in in my planters.


Soon I will have Rod help me put up my hummingbird feeders. 😸


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I plan to make a wooden structure to cover the oak for a few Winters.

I have been hardening off my plants. So far I bought 4 chocolate cherry tomatoes, 6 Marketmore cukes, one watermelon(grandgirl insisted) and a few annuals. I also have a pot of morning glories starting to sprout and an egg carton full of lupines. The apple seeds have taken as well.

I need to buy a few more veggies tomorrow...all my seeds are bought and waiting as well.


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I would be so very happy if you all would keep posting of the progress of your gardens (flower & veggie).
I would truly love to live vicariously thru you guys this year, OK ??


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Lots of blossoms on the tomatoes already.
Onions about foot tall.
Lettuce finally is up..(First try was not)
celery up an going
broccoli ok
All my flowers seem to be very robust this time. Mostly purple .
Peonies are finally opening...2 of them did die??
White is fine an so is red.
Rhodendren is gorgous this time, Purple.


It all adds up to work an weedin
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Wow....I have to wait until the full moon has passed to plant, we are still getting frost.


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Thanks Dodge.

I just looked at the bit I have planted...
I can barely see 1 of my tomato plants over the rim of the barrel. I told Rod to plant them deeper than the dirt line of the pot I bought them in....I think he must have gotten over-zealous in his plantings. but not to worry, they will be more sturdy this way.
My spinach & my onions are doing well, but the lettuce is small yet. We had onions yesterday with lunch. I use the tops in scrambles eggs...I can harldy wait.

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Today I bought two pepper plants and a few petunias. grin


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My husband bought me a standing dandelion weeder...there will be no lawn left lol

Mind you GG wanted to know why she couldn't play on the new 'pogo' stick. haha


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My neighbors have a man with a truck sprayer come 2 times a year to spray the dandylines an they have none.......I just mow mine they are all over the cow pasture anyways.

Some folks make dandeline wine.


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I am with Sunny.
if we were to get rid of the dandelions there would be little lawn left.
We had such a beautiful lawn. BUT DH stopped with the fertilizer for the new grass & the clover & the dandelions took over. egad

Sunny: YAY for your new "tool".


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My garden is pitiful. We've already had blazing heat, lots of dry wind, and a few night time cold snaps. Not sure we'll get much this year.

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OH my, Sheri/ I am so very sorry to hear that. kissie


Rod tells me I have 1 small green tomato already. YAY me !!!


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Sorry an odd Sheri .......rest of us are swamped with water.
Seems like everything is growing. However the stupid black birds are chewing off the marigold for me.
Makes one angry


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oh my, Barb--I am so sad to hear that. egad


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Sorry about the weather Sheri...time to make a scarecrow Dodge thumbup

Junie, a tomato already..I am jealous.

I am putting in my garden today grin


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