Cottage Gardening forum: Springing into 2016 chat #11

 
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patrob
Sep 26, 2016 10:29 AM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
I am also hosting my regular seed swap in the Wish List Seed Swap Cubit.

Several piggies have been regulars for many years, even when it was on Gardenweb, and several others joined last year for the first time. All of you are invited.

Some noticed activity in the cubit a few weeks ago when I started updating for this year and signed up, but no one is late to the party.

The Wish List Swap moves at a snail's pace in the early stages to allow plenty of time to post and peruse wish lists, fill seed packets, and still enjoy the holidays or work the extra hours required during that time of the year.

Sign up continues until Dec. 5, and seeds are to be mailed to me by Jan. 17. I'll mail back by Feb. 3.

If it sounds like a swap you would enjoy, look it over. We'd love to have you join us!

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Imagestarlight1153
Sep 29, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Patrob.... Glad to see you up to doing your swap again this year. Thumbs up It's a good one to join folks.

I debated and debated whether to try and do the piggy swap this year, but still having to many health issues and had not once but twice major flooding outside but mainly inside my home. I know some of my health issues are from still fighting mold issues and I up to the top of my head with having to go through and toss out five rooms and try to still remove carpets and replace walls and everything else. Told Rick I can really feel for those folks that totally underwater and having to start over.

With the flooding, I lost alot of my seed. Had boxes and boxes loaded with seed and by the time I discovered the flooding and tried to get it stopped so much was ruined. Mainly just have what I saved this year which wasn't much since I couldn't do normal gardening. Heat, drought and health. I feel like I went to sleep and woke up old. Hilarious!

Good news, there will be a piggy swap next year and I will have lots of new fresh seed for it as I rebuilding my collections. So be prepared. This piggie been eating alot of bacon and by the time next year rolls around, well I'll be as seed fat as a pig. Rolling on the floor laughing

Sad news... I'll miss all your smiling joking faces and funny picture posts. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Group hug

I am thinking about taking what little bit I have saved of fresh seed this year and joining Patrob's swap. Glad you posted the link to it Patrob. Smiling

Joseph Awesome looking squashes. So many and such diversity. Now I want a squash casserole bad. Smiling

Andi I sure do hope you find a good place to land and can have your gardens and home without any problems. Packing and moving is rough on the body and your plants. Watch out about them storage units. Don't know about up North but down here, they have auctions all the time. Folks get a month or so behuind and the storage places go to court and get paper and next thing you know all your stuff sold and gone and they don't have to tell you about it and down here it legal. I would hate to see you loose everything. Just be careful ok?

Hope everybody else is doing ok. Finally fall here for a couple of days. Leaves starting to fall, plants dying back, weeds and grass all dying up and seeing patches of ground where before it was just all weeds. Actually had to get a quilt out last night. Was a shock to go from it still being in 80's and 90's at 2 in the morning down to 65F. Sure feels good even it only for a few days. Gonan sing that " Oh what a relief it is song." Whistling Hilarious!

patrob
Sep 29, 2016 7:35 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
We'd love to have you in the Wish List Swap this year, Ella. I'm sure I can fatten your package to help prep for next year's Piggy Swap. You mentioned bacon, and now I am craving bacon. Sticking tongue out

As much absolute fun as the Piggy Swap is for all us Piggies, I am glad you are taking this year off. I identify with your statement about waking up old. The last few years have taken a lot out of me that I am doubtful I will get back. There's just too much that needs doing, and I am years behind on most of it. Every time somethings breaks or quits working or starts leaking, I get really depressed.

The hint of fall this week has been wonderful! Maybe cooler days will help all of us feel better.

I think a lot of the Piggies will be checking in here and posting more as we move into fall and winter. I check this thread often and try to keep up with what is going on with whom. Once a Piggy, always a Piggy! Thumbs up
Deebie
Sep 30, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
It's good to hear from you Ella and like Patrob said, we're glad that you're taking more time to recuperate from the flooding and resulting health issues. Group hug We can all celebrate our return to the Piggy Swap next year. Thumbs up

Patrob, I'm going to check out your swap. Lord knows that I don't need anymore seeds. Maybe I will just peek and send you some for the swap. Blinking

Nice haul of squashes Joseph. Thumbs up

Arlene thanks for the warm thought. I'm so sorry that you lost much of your plants to the drought. I can imagine that you feel a slight sense of relief, as you've worked very hard growing things to sell at the market. I often wondered how you did it all. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise for you, to give you a chance to rest and regroup. Shrug!
Weedwhacker
Sep 30, 2016 12:26 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Ella said: "Good news, there will be a piggy swap next year and I will have lots of new fresh seed for it as I rebuilding my collections. So be prepared. This piggie been eating alot of bacon and by the time next year rolls around, well I'll be as seed fat as a pig."

Hurray! I swore off seed swapping this year because i just had too many other irons in the fire, but next year I will be more than ready for another Piggy Swap!

Terribly sorry to hear about you losing so much of your saved seed, though, Ella -- so much flooding all over the country this year Crying . Take good care of yourself Group hug
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagejoseph
Oct 2, 2016 11:10 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
This flower is part of my project to develop promiscuously pollinating tomatoes. Wee Ha! That's a great shape for a promiscuous flower.

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Curing some squash in the greenhouse.

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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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Imagestarlight1153
Oct 3, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Joseph

I am so glad your getting your extended stigma's on your tomatoes. I thought you Sat when I was watching my tv programs. Think it was from the tv show Real Green that they had about some states now for the first time putting bees on the endangered list. The bee population has been declining for years and will only get worse as the years go by until people change things.

But what is good and what I think of when I see your project of extended stigma's is that if it should get to a critical point of not having any pollinators around at least with your project they plants have a better chance of being pollinated just from the wind or hand manipulation to fertilize them. Your project is actually a very smart move whether folks realize it or not.

Keep up with your experimenting. Thumbs up
ImageSorellina
Oct 8, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Ciao all-

We had a cooler than normal spring here in Ontario. Two seconds into June, we had significantly above normal temps and no rain. It equated to me getting the edibles planted late and the ornamentals didn't have much of a chance. I did manage to plant some zinnias and Alana's Hatsu Arashi morning glories, but not much else. It's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, but the freezer is stuffed to the gills with peppers, rhubarb, and beans plus the fridge crispers are also at capacity. Both dehydrators are maxed out with paprikas and Thai peppers. My dining table is covered in cases of full canning jars. Of course, it's also seed-saving time, so I've got about 30 paper plates of tomato seeds to package. It's nuts around here.

Patricia, I'm so glad you feel well enough to hold the WLOMWL 2.0 version. I think I should be in good shape to start sorting seeds before American Thanksgiving. This weekend will be the start of serious dry seed-saving and pulling spent plants. Do let me know what the cut-off is for seed age. I won't have a ton of ornamental seed from this year, but I have a large mountain from last year if that's ok.

Oh, Alana, your Aribibi Gusano peppers were a huge hit. Too hot for you, I know, but I accidentally over-sowed and had lots of takers for the plants. The kids' vet, the mailman, random people on our street who stop to take photos of the pepper plants have also gotten pods. It takes the two of us about 4 hours to do a comprehensive harvest every week of all the peppers. Thanks again!

Ella, do stay safe from Matthew heading your way!

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Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
ImageRickCorey
Oct 10, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
critterologist wrote:I have a tomato variety I refer to as "Friendship." I got it from my friend Theresa -- nice round red meaty sweet tomato, lovely for canning or eating fresh. For a couple of years, I saved seeds and shared them back with her, so I was calling it Theresa's tomato, and her family was calling it Jill's tomato. I was chatting about this tomato on the tomato forum at DOG and was SO excited when I found what Theresa thought was the original seed packet in her mom's stash! I eagerly reported that I now knew the name of this great tomato whose seed I'd been sharing -- "Pomodoro!!" DrCarolyn gently informed me that "pomodoro" means "tomato" in Italian. Rolling on the floor laughing


>> DrCarolyn gently informed me that "pomodoro" means "tomato" in Italian. Rolling on the floor laughing

I've been ordering from Franchi lately ("Seeds of Italy") and I love the photography and language on their packets. Words like "mangiatutto" ("Eat it all") and "Pisello Rampicante Gigante Svizzero" (big Swiss Pole Pea).

Then I saw some words that REALLY sounded delicious: "busta termosaldata". Sounds like something a gourmet chef would fight for.

"heat-sealed envelope"

Bon appetit!


poisondartfrog
Oct 10, 2016 2:27 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
Beautiful peppers, Julianna!
Imagewildflowers
Oct 10, 2016 4:41 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Nice harvest, Julianna.
ImageArleneB
Oct 10, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Then I saw some words that REALLY sounded delicious: "busta termosaldata". Sounds like something a gourmet chef would fight for.

"heat-sealed envelope"
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagewildflowers
Oct 11, 2016 7:25 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Rolling on the floor laughing
Weedwhacker
Oct 12, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Rick... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

What other language could make "heat-sealed envelope" sound so darned tasty?!
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
ImageSorellina
Oct 19, 2016 6:12 AM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Ciao all-

Rick, you're so funny. Mario Batali gets the honour (and most likely a healthy helping of stress) to cook for President Obama and the Italian Prime Minister at the last Obama State Dinner. Exciting, but I wouldn't trade places with him!

I'm finally caught up with the kitchen stuff for a while, hopefully long enough to get the garden mostly squared away for the season. Today's the last warm day for at least a week. I've got dry seeds to harvest and masses of herbs to dry. There are tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, tomatillos, and beans, of course, but in much more manageable numbers.

I took a photo of the Sumac tree yesterday. We were getting fierce winds and I wasn't sure the leaves would live another day. Duane hates it because the roots are invasive and nasty, but doesn't it look lovely?!

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Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
ImageArleneB
Oct 19, 2016 6:34 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
My mother just sent me a gallon zip lock bag half full of parsnip seeds so if anyone wants some, cmail me. Parsnip seeds need to be fresh but they should still be good this spring and into next fall. I always plant mine in fall and over winter them.
Imagewildflowers
Oct 20, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
How nice Arlene! Smiling

Pretty Sumac tree, I love their fall color! Thumbs up
ImageAndi
Oct 30, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I found a new home. I am moving about 30 miles south to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton. I found a nice apartment in a converted church built in 1909. It has hardwood floors, trim and built in cabinets and closets. I'll have economical gas fired hot water radiator heat. It will be more comfortable and no dusty moldy ducts. No mold in sight, not even in the basement. I will have a small fenced in yard for my roses and flowers. I think I will join one of the nearby community gardens to meet people and grow vegetables. Best of all, I am near three excellent hospitals and a block from the bus line. I can also walk to a large library, shops, cafes .... Civilization.

I'll be moving in mid November. Still working out the details of that ordeal. Will be clearing leaves and digging up plants today unless it starts raining. We had our first frost earlier this week.
poisondartfrog
Oct 30, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
I hope you will be comfortable there, Andi. Smiling
ImageAndi
Oct 30, 2016 11:15 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
It will be a change, hopefully for the better.

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