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  • flowerweaver 18 Apr 2014
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    Late freeze, historical find, and chayote sprouting

    The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of gardening and creative activities, problem solving and other oddities that I’m behind documenting it in Folia. I’ll have to write some catch-up journals; this one is for this week. Unbelievably, the storm that brought many northern gardeners...
    Partly Cloudy 25°C / 77°F
  • SneIrish 20 Apr 2014
    • 7
    • 9

    I am back again...

    Rhodie garden , Corner garden , and Vegetable & Fruit garden
    and it certainly has been a while! Yikes! I had no idea how busy my life could get once I was single again and starting to do things to take care of myself. Classes, a very part time job in addition to my full time one, and lots of social activities. Phew! Last year while going through those diff...
    Clear 13°C / 55°F
  • xan 21 Apr 2014
    • 6
    • 5

    Easter Sunday

    Narnia garden , Tulips- "Dordogne" under gate Budding, Tulips- "Fringed Elegance" New Patio Budding, Tulips...
    I spent Easter weekend in some major clean up— got the Wagon Wheel, Narnia, and the patio cleaned up. I’m realizing that Narnia really really really wants to have about a million tulips. By fall I should know if I’m staying in the house and that is definitely going to be my divo...
    Mostly Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
  • redloon 18 Apr 2014
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    Harvesting: First ever Napa cabbage & first of the year carrots

    Rugosa rose 'Fru Dagmar Hastrup' Flowering, Coral Honeysuckle Flowering, Kale 'Redbor' Harvesting, Carrot '...
    Harvested my first-ever Napa cabbage today, along with the first carrots of 2014, more kale and peas, and another round of purple sprouting broccoli sprouts. (Oddly, only one of our five purple sprouting broccoli plants is producing sprouts. That one has been producing for at least a couple of w...
    Overcast 16°C / 61°F
  • xan 16 Apr 2014
    • 6
    • 3

    Chilly seedlings

    Seed Starting 2014 garden
    Seedlings were slow to start and have been stuck at a half inch for more than 2 weeks, so I moved the whole set up out of the freezing cold basement (no radiators down there, so it’s stuck at about 52F, like a cave). It’s a complete and utter jerry-rig. If I hear a loud crash, that w...
    Scattered Clouds 3°C / 37°F
  • PlantyHamchuk 15 Apr 2014
    • 3
    • 5

    Unscathed! Time to plant more onion.

    We only spent 3 hours around 26F last night – a few things look damaged (a couple of Hostas, the peach tree blooms [peach tree is very young so blooms don’t matter this year except for pretty]) – but everything else looks about like it did yesterday. Considering the panic from t...
    Clear 13°C / 55°F
  • halhurst 16 Apr 2014
    • 4
    • 3

    Quail Springs Visit part III- chickens and ducks.

    At Quail Springs, Brenton led many of the tours. Knowledgeable in most of the aspects of the functioning of this permaculture farm, he is happy to share what he knows on many subjects. The only difficulty is getting a question heard, in the press of people who are curious about everything about ...
    Clear 17°C / 63°F
  • PlantyHamchuk 20 Apr 2014
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    • 2

    Easter Sunday - land clearing, pumpkin thoughts, and amazing farm nearby

    Managed to clear out some land heading westward, past the tiki bar, figuring out the path for some trails, where to put some cleared brush. Then I overheated horribly despite taking many breaks in the shade drinking cool water. Indoors tonight realized that the pumpkins we bought for Halloween de...
    Clear 6°C / 43°F
  • flowerweaver 21 Apr 2014
    • 4
    • 2

    Monsoon, beans sprouting, and a shoulder adjustment

    Clematis 'Diana's Delight' Blooming, Bean (Bush) 'Brightstone' Sprouting, and Bean (Bush) 'Appaloosa' Sprou...
    Yesterday it rained lightly all day—a veritable monsoon these days—giving us a quarter inch and bringing the 2014 rain total to 1-1/2 inches. At this rate we are looking at 6" this year, except it rarely rains in the summer. Unless it floods. Which might be nice, if it’s a ...
    Mostly Cloudy 22°C / 72°F

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