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What did you do in the garden today? 2020
#405845 May 11th, 2020 at 04:33 AM
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Let's fill it up..... grin


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I just got a mandarin orange tree and a blueberry bush planted, and got my seeds started for carrots, peppers, romaine lettuce, and butter lettuce.

We just had a couple of random 90 degree days, but it'll be only in the 70s for the rest of the month so I can till some land to plant the starts later.


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Sounds good, the kids planted mandarin seeds over Christmas...we have one that sprouted.


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Today I bought and planted flowers for my large pot on my front porch. Then while buying the flowers (did you know that wearing a mask fogs up your glasses?). I found herbs. All I bought was sage. But good luck for me, there were 2 plants in the pot. So now I have one outside, and one inside. Yay for Carol. I was in and out pretty quickly, and there were not many people at the nursery, which was nice...I was easily able to keep more than 6 ft. away from other people.


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Any chance of sharing some pics in the 'Blooming Fine' thread? grin


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If I can figure out how to get the photos from my tablet to the site, I sure will.


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I cut sod to expand my veggie garden today.


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Oh how wonderful...I am so happy for you !


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Junie, do you use sage in your Thanksgiving stuffing? I've never grown or cooked with sage.

I've been eating radishes and lettuce out of the garden but it's supposed to warm up and what's left will bolt. I have a few squash and tomato plants coming up but it's been cold. Supposed to get very hot very quickly though. Not so sure that's a good thing.

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I love sage in my stuffing; it just doesn't taste the same without... But I don't think I've used it in much else...

Our weather has already teetered; a week of 85-90 followed by two weeks of 60-70 and heavy rain.


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Yes, I use sage in my dressing..would not make it without it.

Try this...I buy turkey legs, wrap them in bacon and tuck sage leaves under the bacon rashers..then baste them with the sage flavored bacon fat that drips into your pan. It is yummy. I do it with chicken legs too.

I really can't think of other things right now but I must use it a lot, I seem to run thru a fair amok over the course of the winter.

Yes, I am worried about the weather as wel!...it is wear your sweater here for a few days the in the mid 80's for a while and then we have a storm and then we begin again.
My basil and sage is barely coming up so as I said, I bought the sage plant.


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I shoveled and raked out snow...does that count? lol


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86° today with no breeze. Hot! I pulled up some of the older lettuce and put it in the compost pile and pulled up some for a salad. It's going to bolt soon. Also pulled up most of the radishes. We had a nice salad for dinner.

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86*...wow, it is 32*F here this morning lol

Yesterday, I broke up the clumps from hand tilling the garden. I really need to get a small tiller...these bones aren't getting any younger.


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I had a small tiller once. Do you have a resell it site where you live, Sunny. I think it would be a good purchase. New or used.


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I have been searching the used sites for a few years Junie, and I just can't justify $600 for a new one. They are so expensive here.

I might just rent one each spring starting next year, there is a place by DD's where they rent it for $50 for a day. I can afford the $50 but not the $600.

Yesterday I put in my new birdhouse on a post, fertilized the lilacs and mulched the last of the beds(I need 2 more bags of mulch though). I have my potatoes chitting as well, slow and steady.


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Wow ! That is a lot for a small tiller..and yes, $50.00 to rent one is doable. Plus you would not have to store it or have the upkeep.

I have a question: what kind of mulch do you put on your beds..I am assuming your flower beds..right ?? I am looking for some type of mulch for my blackberries.. I have read that shredded pine bark is ok...


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I picked up my Sun Joe TJ600E Tiller [amzn.to] for $85; they have all sorts of models below $600 [amzn.to], why so much for your big tiller?


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I need a larger gas tiller, those little ones would never work here James.

I use mulched cedar for my beds and berries. The bugs don't like cedar.


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My little tiller won't work. I'm going to have to take it to a small engine repair place I guess but it might cost more to repair it than to buy a new one.

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I hope you get another Sheri, our ground packs so hard after the Winter's snow that those little tillers would burn out trying to dig.

I will be breaking up clumps today in my veggie garden and adding my compost. Maybe next year I'll prepare and rent a tiller for the day...the rental shop is closed due to the Covid virus.


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We had a horrible storm last night and a tree went down. What a mess.

Today I planted cucumbers, bolita beans, and okra. Tomorrow if it's not too hot after church, it was 86° today, I'll finish planting the beans, plant black eyed peas and get rid of some weeds that showed up since we had 5 inches of rain since Monday. BUT the ground is still dry. Go figure.

Almost forgot. I saw a YouTube video from someone called Alabama Gardener who swears that wrapping the stem of squash in foil will keep the SVB out so I'm gonna try that.

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Well, we put in one full field of oats....that counts as gardening for the horses lol


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Yesterday I got all the clumps out of the veggie garden so it is now ready to be planted. potatoes can be planted here at the end of the month once they have grown their eyes....GG and I also composted and fertilized the blueberries and raspberries. We also moved a few strawberries around that grew to close to the edge.

DH said that this Fall we are going to move the kids swing so that I can expand my garden to double it's size....if so, I will definitely have to get a tiller next year thumbup


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Oh how wonderful for you, Sunny !
I still miss my dad's huge garden. Plus over the years he would add smaller garden sites dedicated to such as asparagus, redicio, and other lettuces. It was grand. He would plant and mom would can. Wel, gorgeous help her make tomato juice. He drank a lot over the winter months. He had built her shelves in the cellar to store but all.
I think they put in beets just so they could pickle some for me. shewinks
In the 10 years since he has been gone, it has grown into a nice grassy yard area. badday

Today I will put a few more potatoes out in my last big pot. The potatoes I bought a week ago must not have been treated as they are growing eyes galore. I am taking the nicest eyed to plant.


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