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ImageArleneB
May 3, 2016 5:50 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I am so glad your greenhouse stood the test. What a mess if it hadn't.

Yesterday I planted the two Chocolate Cosmos seedlings I had started. I needed to get them in the ground because I will be absent for four days and the person staying here does not water plants. So actually, I am scrambling to get as many root bound seedlings in the ground as possible.

I had a surprise today! I was checking on a clematis vine my daughter grew for me and lo and behold, there is a corkscrew vine growing from a root from last year! I had no idea it could winter over! I am so excited because I wasn't able to save any seeds because I had planted it too late and they never matured.
Imagejoseph
May 3, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
Um... Er.... Ah.... The ground was frozen by the time I finished putting up the greenhouse, so I haven't cemented it to the ground yet. That's on my list of things to do. I drove posts into the ground, and nailed the greenhouse to the posts. This summer I intend to install a more permanent anchor.

I tilled my fields yesterday, and got serious about planting today. Corn planting day is Thursday. Today I planted seed crops: kohlrabi, beets, turnips, sunflowers. I planted the tomatoes and beans for the frost tolerant trial. They went into the ground a month early.

The favas are flowering. Thanks to whomever sent the crimson-flowered.

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Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
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ImageAndi
May 4, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
The crimson fava is beautiful!

it is rainy and cold here. It may be nicer this weekend. At least it isn't snowing....
Imagewildflowers
May 4, 2016 6:28 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
lovely crimson fava. Thumbs up

So much rain here it's like a rain forest and that is not a complaint. Smiling

still behind putting things in the ground. not sure what will be growing or making seeds this year. No worries.
FAITH over fear!

ImageAndi
May 7, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Cold and rainy here, too. It should be warmer and sunny next week. I have a fire in the fireplace. Winston the pug is sitting in front of the heater telling me to turn it on.

Saw the first hummingbird of the season yesterday. I like watching them at the feeder outside my window. I have more feeders to hang now that they are back! Other than forsythia and a few flowering trees, no tmuch is blooming for the hummingbirds. They probably appreciate the feeders!
Weedwhacker
May 7, 2016 6:02 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
I saw my first hummingbird this morning!

Beautiful day today, but kind of a cool breeze coming our way from Lake Michigan. I did get about half of my pepper plants potted up (I did 70 plants today, will probably have about 130 when it's all over -- not all for me, I share with my 2 brothers-in-law, and of course have to have some replacements for the plants that meet an early demise...).

Still several weeks away from being able to put tender plants out in the garden and it's getting pretty crowded in the greenhouse and under my indoor lights! Blinking
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Mindy03
May 8, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Hi everyone finally got a chance to sort of catch up with you all here. Life has been a roller coaster since October for me.

Just wanted to wish all the plant moms Happy Mother's Day
Imagecritterologist
May 10, 2016 11:01 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Mindy, hope things smooth out soon! Roller coasters are only fun at amusement parks, not so much in real life.

Hummer's, Mother's Day, planting out...

Could we have a new thread for spring/summer please?

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, everybody!! (I figure we all celebrated -- either by being moms or having moms. Special hugs to those who are missing their moms.)
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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Imagejoseph
May 16, 2016 6:59 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
I guess the amount of celebration might depend on one's experience with mothers...

Three sweet potatoes seeds have germinated for me! Thirteen days ago I planted about 20 to 28 seeds.

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Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
ImageAndi
May 16, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I agree Joseph. I don't celebrate M day. We don't speak - for good reason.

Sweet potato seedlings are something to celebrate. I am glad they are beginning to germinate for you.
Mindy03
May 17, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
If your plants are thriving under your tender loving care then you are a great plant mom so celebrate.

Jill things are in a holding pattern right now. One area has improved the other two are in an about to go down phase.
First we got a call in Mid October that a dear friend was not expected to live the week. She's still with us but not doing good..
Then in Mid November one of my sisters ended up in the hospital needing blood. She kept ending up in there every month for the same reason butt as home for Thanksgiving and came to the family CHristmas gathering. But inFebruary she made the decision to stop all medicines for her condition because they weren't helping and made her worse. She is currently in the restless phase that hospice tells us happens just before they pass on.
Then in Mid December we got news another sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, she found it in time and just had the breast removed and is doing great.
Then in March my husband had an accident that resulted in a shattered knee and a fractured head. He has healed greate and is now back to work full time. Being a stubborn man who hates not being able to move around he was walking as soon as they gave him a leg brace and crtuches before his surgery to repair his knee. He got the staples out of his knee two weeks after the surgery. Still some things he can't do yet but he's continuing to work on strengthening his knee. So proud of him.
Imagejoseph
May 17, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

I really like who I am today, therefore, anything that contributed to who I am... should be celebrated?
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
Imagewildflowers
May 19, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I looked and saw that we can start threads so started a new one for us ~ http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/84053/

Hope that was okay. Smiling
FAITH over fear!

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