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Message 1237416 - Posted: 26 May 2012, 16:50:08 UTC

The lilacs and apple blossoms have
come out the earlest ever this year.
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Message 1237505 - Posted: 26 May 2012, 18:56:20 UTC

I have to wait till next weekend to start my garden. I wanted to start yesterday, but since our temps dropped so low, with snow and hail falling, it wouldn't be a good idea to start it yet. LOL So with 80F+ temps for this next week and weekend, the garden will be started! So far we have decided on those little yellow cherry type tomatoes, some beefsteak tomatoes, and roma's. Also some carrots, cucumber, zucchini, and pumpkins. Nice mix of veggies for this year.
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Message 1238186 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 18:30:03 UTC

We had three frost calls in the last week, but we missed all of them.
Lots of work in the yard to-day.

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Message 1238204 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 19:17:36 UTC - in response to Message 1238186.

We had three frost calls in the last week, but we missed all of them.
Lots of work in the yard to-day.

Starting them off early I see, supposed to be good exercise from what I've heard on the TV News.
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Message 1238268 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 22:01:07 UTC

I just have some pots outside my front door. This year I am growing strawberries and mint to have with my Pimms and lemonade.

I've also planted some catnip for kitty, but she doesn't seem to know what to do with it.
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Message 1238275 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 22:17:40 UTC

I've also planted some catnip for kitty, but she doesn't seem to know what to do with it.

Eva, Zsa Zsa, Stinky Lou and Spawnie would be happy to give your kitty some pointers. We brought home a little fresh catnip for the four of them yesterday and an orgy ensued.

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Message 1238304 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 0:09:49 UTC

MMPH, I thought Spawnie didn't like to come in the house.
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Message 1247544 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 18:49:07 UTC

Yesterday, I thought the heat had cooked my cantalope and two peppers. They perked up today.
When it is not a 100+ anymore, I have to finish my drip set up.
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Message 1249622 - Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 21:20:14 UTC

Just harvested them and now I am going to consume them.

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Message 1249632 - Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 21:31:14 UTC
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Will they be OK as they seem nearly a year old ....

Or was that last years crop?

Red currants?

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Message 1249640 - Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 21:42:27 UTC - in response to Message 1249632.

Will they be OK as they seem nearly a year old ....

Or was that last years crop?


Hi Chris! LOL! You beat me to it:)

(That almost looks like a bowl of fresh red pepper. Whatever those berries are, they're tiny!)

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Message 1249647 - Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 21:49:49 UTC

Hey Alex, me 'ol mate, how are you doing? Hope you are well :-) I also think she grows cherry tomatoes but they look a bit small to me.

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Message 1249703 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 0:46:59 UTC

LOL, you guys. I don't bother to correct the time. I go by my posting time here.
Yes Chris red currants about within three hours from harvest, cleaning, adding sugar, drooling while it does it's bit.
I have to say, they were delicious.
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Message 1250047 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 17:43:57 UTC - in response to Message 1233496.

Mmmmm. Compost.


If you are a worm I guess;)
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Message 1273121 - Posted: 19 Aug 2012, 23:38:11 UTC

Mystery zucchini - please help me identify...

This zucchini started as a tiny nursery plant and I threw away the tag.
It grows the most delicious zucchini I've every planted!
The leaves are huge. The squash are ridged. Is it some sort of heirloom?
Can anyone identify this one for me?
I want to plant the same variety next year.




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Message 1273131 - Posted: 19 Aug 2012, 23:59:57 UTC

That's a mighty fine looking garden! But I'm afraid that I'm only able to identify zucchini after it's been battered and fried.

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Message 1273132 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 0:01:12 UTC - in response to Message 1273131.

That's a mighty fine looking garden! But I'm afraid that I'm only able to identify zucchini after it's been battered and fried.


Or baked into a cake?

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Message 1273133 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 0:05:01 UTC - in response to Message 1273132.

That's a mighty fine looking garden! But I'm afraid that I'm only able to identify zucchini after it's been battered and fried.


Or baked into a cake?


Yes. please... er, I mean, yes, that too!

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Message 1273134 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 0:08:31 UTC

I make a decent zucchini cake, but sometimes to get my nieces or nephews to try it I have to call it "Auntie Angela's Cake Of Green Mystery".

Once they decide they like it, then I tell them what is in it. It is all in how you spin it...

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Message 1273145 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 1:32:45 UTC - in response to Message 1273134.

I make a decent zucchini cake, but sometimes to get my nieces or nephews to try it I have to call it "Auntie Angela's Cake Of Green Mystery".

Once they decide they like it, then I tell them what is in it. It is all in how you spin it...

Yep, then they can't say Ewww! yuck...
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