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Old 03-27-2008, 12:31 AM
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Default Calling all gardeners....

Are you getting a hankerin for those fresh maters, sweet corn, cuckes and squash from the garden? It won't be too much longer before we need to start workin the dirt and gettin it ready.
Those mater slices from the local burger joint are pretty pathetic too!!

Stuck my Garlic in the ground last week(forgot to do last Fall)will be smaller cloves, oh well.
Keep watchin for the horseradish to break through anyday, hopefully.


What all do you folks grow?

I bet Frank has a great garden.....
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I spotted the first few leaves of the crocus the other day.....Only in the plowed areas of my driveway....our ground is not frozen so spring will be on schedule even though we got hammered this winter with snow. This is the first year I had to dig a 6 x 6ft hole in the snow to reach my compost pile and low and behold the worms were just hanging out at the top of the pile.

Snow is going fast, we lost about 6" yesterday and some of our summer birds have started to return.

P-willows (funny the forum won't let me write the full name - LOL) are in bloom and a few of our quaking aspen have broken bud.

It will be a few months before I can wrap my mouth around a mater....

Funny you should bring up garlic, I just found a bag of it in the greenhouse from last fall's sorting and it made it thought the winter in an unheated GH.....Still good and not sprouting yet like my other stored garlic is....Hmmmm, new technique???

I've got a plastic hoop house set up inside the greenhouse (why heat all of it if your only using 1/4th? Inside the plastic is Dahlias, Cannas, Begonias, Crocosmias and Colocasia (elephant ears).

Any day now I will start some of my annual vines and potted plants.

In about a month, the GH gets inundated with thousands of annuals shipped from several different states throughout New England.

This is like the best of both worlds....Get to talk dirt and fishing....Scheet!
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Hi to all,

fyshstykr, you would be so wrong if you thought I had a garden. My wife and I are famous for killing plants of all kinds. We hate yard work and any thing that has to do with it. Our house here is Florida is our first house with grass for more than 30 years. Yard work just keeps me from fishing, hunting or romance.

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I spotted the first few leaves of the crocus the other day.....Only in the plowed areas of my driveway....our ground is not frozen so spring will be on schedule even though we got hammered this winter with snow. This is the first year I had to dig a 6 x 6ft hole in the snow to reach my compost pile and low and behold the worms were just hanging out at the top of the pile.

Snow is going fast, we lost about 6" yesterday and some of our summer birds have started to return.

P-willows (funny the forum won't let me write the full name - LOL) are in bloom and a few of our quaking aspen have broken bud.

It will be a few months before I can wrap my mouth around a mater....

Funny you should bring up garlic, I just found a bag of it in the greenhouse from last fall's sorting and it made it thought the winter in an unheated GH.....Still good and not sprouting yet like my other stored garlic is....Hmmmm, new technique???

I've got a plastic hoop house set up inside the greenhouse (why heat all of it if your only using 1/4th? Inside the plastic is Dahlias, Cannas, Begonias, Crocosmias and Colocasia (elephant ears).

Any day now I will start some of my annual vines and potted plants.

In about a month, the GH gets inundated with thousands of annuals shipped from several different states throughout New England.

This is like the best of both worlds....Get to talk dirt and fishing....Scheet!

I can look out the front window and see our white and purple crocus bloomin, the Tulips are about 5" tall and we had a skiff of wet snow this morning.

I would love to have a green house, maybe someday. Bet it's awsome when everything get's growin.

Give the new Garlic growing method a try, you may be onto something.

Kinda fun talkin dirty with ya FlyGal........ lol
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fyshstykr, you would be so wrong if you thought I had a garden. My wife and I are famous for killing plants of all kinds. We hate yard work and any thing that has to do with it. Our house here is Florida is our first house with grass for more than 30 years. Yard work just keeps me from fishing, hunting or romance.

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That really surprises me Frank. So your a lover not a gardener, that's not a bad thing buddy.
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I would have guessed Frank for a gardener as well, but I agree with his mindset on yard work. I'd be fine with a "garden home" with no yard, but I get overruled in my house.

I do occasionally attempt an herb garden though. Question for those with the green thumbs: aside from separate plantings, is there a way to have fresh herbs ready to go year round? Every thing I planted last year grew fairly quickly, but died out before I got to use much of it.
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Oh and I forgot to post a song fshstrykr reminded me of. Its from Guy Clark's "Keepers" album.

YouTube - Homegrown Tomatoes by Guy Clark
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That's a classic Cliff.
"Only two things in life that money can't buy, that's true love and homegrown tomatoes."
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BC, only thing in addition you can do is grow more naturalized perennial herbs. I would think it's your summer season that slows down with herb production. Best to find native or naturalized plants that can take the summers in TX.

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Kinda fun talkin dirty with ya FlyGal........ lol



My greenhouse is a small one, 9 x 15, by May I usually don't have to supply heat during the night so I leave the door open and the hummingbirds have taken to spending the night as well as all day in the Ghouse. They are funny things, one min they are curious about you and the other they want you OUT.....

So once it gets really going, I loose ownership of it....
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