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    Garden 2017

    Pretty weak start... But it is early February, Garden shot Garlic, Edible Chrysanthemums, Spinach, Parris Island cos & Golden acre Cabbage, Nyogus Tomato in the pot.

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    A weak start in the garden is better than no start!
    We still have at least 8 more weeks until the soil warms up enough to start planting.
    Otherwise the seeds or cuttings just stall out.
    Did you plant your garlic last fall or just now?
    And I see the good old tornado shelter. Texas?

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    Wife doesn't usually start plants but DIL starts enough to supply more than just what her and we need for the garden, does sell some as she has a small green house that she'll move her plants to in a month or so, when it warms enough... Was over there a couple weeks ago and noticed she already has plants up. Asked my son what she had planted, he doesn't have a clue. Our garlic looks pretty good - fall planted as usual. Other than cleaning mine off a bit a while back, not doing much this time of year, other than dreaming about what we'll plant this year.
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    Oct-Nov garlic planted, spinach, lettuce, edible chrysanthemum breaking ground to about 1/2 in
    chives turning green coming back from winter dead, technically about 7 more weeks till official planting time
    for most spring/summer stuff. storm shelter on the lone prairie of Ks.
    Thank you George for your astute insight...

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    Just planted a flat of broccoli, cabbage cauliflower, kale and brussel sprouts. Gonna plant them in a part of the garden that gets a bit of shade (damn neighbor's tree) so hopefully they will be ok.

    Bought myself a little cold frame and I need to put it together so the seed tray can stay outside. Have to protest them from my dogs - the problem with giving the dogs garden scraps is that they go root them out of the garden themselves.

    Tomatoes can wait - I have volunteers pop after it heats up in May that usually out perform my early starts!
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    Turned my compost pile today.

    Got some Jerusalem artichokes bulbs I dug from a old bed to plant where the compost pile is now. Plan to move most of the pile into the garden then mix some dirt into the remaining compost, plant the bulbs in that.

    I've already pruned the blueberries, the blackberries and most of the black raspberries. Fruit trees yet to do.

    This warm weather we've been having has been to nice, afraid the fruit trees will bud out and freeze their tender buds off if we get a cold blast.

    Honey bees are already finding plants (weeds), with flowers. I think they also gather tree sap.
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    Good news is the spinach and Lettuce and Edible Chrysanthemum are big enough to eat

    everything else I up a couple of inches. Bad news is my camera has turned up missing so no more pictures

    for a while until I win the lottery and can afford a new one
    Thank you George for your astute insight...

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    No planting here...
    Here's today's weather forecast:

    .Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight MDT /1 am
    CDT/ tonight...

    * snow accumulation of 6 to 14 inches...with locally higher
    amounts possible in northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska
    south and east of a Trenton Nebraska to Goodland Kansas line. 2
    to 5 inches will be possible in far eastern Colorado.

    * Timing...worst conditions this morning. Snow and blowing snow
    end from the west to the east this afternoon and evening.

    * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts around 60 mph.

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    We're looking at a very wet week ahead. Most everything we need to plant right now is already in. Good news is, does not look like we'll be getting any more frosts - until maybe fall.
    "You have to prepare to die to really understand how to live".

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinalcracker View Post
    No planting here...
    Here's today's weather forecast:

    .Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight MDT /1 am
    CDT/ tonight...

    * snow accumulation of 6 to 14 inches...with locally higher
    amounts possible in northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska
    south and east of a Trenton Nebraska to Goodland Kansas line. 2
    to 5 inches will be possible in far eastern Colorado.

    * Timing...worst conditions this morning. Snow and blowing snow
    end from the west to the east this afternoon and evening.

    * Winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts around 60 mph.
    On and off light rain possible mixing with snow later, but temps around 38 tonight w/30 or so winds so we should be pretty good
    east of you.
    Thank you George for your astute insight...

    "Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac...War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."

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    Kale is doing great, but nights are still cool. What I'm enjoying now are berries. Red raspberries are really producing, black raspberries are just starting to ripen, as are the blueberries. Strawberries, at least the kind we grow, are done for this year. Wife did set out, (split the patch), several new plants, she informed me, they will need daily watering. We need rain, big water tank is half empty - pumping well water for most garden plants, tank is for berry bushes - until empty, then switch over to well water.

    Out in the orchard, cherry trees are loaded and turning red, apples not doing so great, pears okay, peaches really look good so far. I see wild mulberries are ripening. one bush in the chicken lot dropping berries for the chickens.

    Bee yard is settled in. Number one hive is really cranking, #s 2&3, (new-bees - new caught swarms), are settled in and growing, far as I can tell, I stay out of the hives, unless it looks like something going on that needs checked.

    Here's a little video, watch CaliKim29 tell you how to grow your tomatoes, works on other plants as well, under 6 minutes.


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    Want your maters to grow big an healthy piss on em yo! Cukes don't like it though..
    Corn yes piss on em and make em grow.

    And it's free fertilizer to boot well minus what you spent on beer to promote the production of said fertilizer.
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    Just Sayin

    Daily Pickings Aug. 15 2017.jpg Have a nice day and keep stackin
    Thank you George for your astute insight...

    "Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac...War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it."

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