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  • flowerweaver 17 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
  • Tralamander 14 Apr 2014
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    Back (properly this time)

    Crassula perfoliata var. heterotricha , Colutea x media 'Copper Beauty' , Dioscorea elephantipes #1 , Agave...
    :) Hello, I’m actually doing lots of gardening stuff now, so I’ll be a lot more active on here at last. Apparently I hadn’t logged a milestone for 10 months! I’m sorry, Folia! Updating all the changes in my plantings will take a while, I’m sure, but in the meantime I...
    Sunny 11°C / 52°F
  • xan 15 Apr 2014
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    • 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
  • xan 12 Apr 2014
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    100 Haiku- Forty-three

    Ideas garden
    My own Pandora, running the risk of fortune and an open box My daughter was born 25 years ago today, also on a Palm Sunday. This haiku is inspired by the following poem, written for her by her brother on the occasion of her high school reunion. Pandora said, "my ancient hangups ...
    Overcast 18°C / 64°F
  • PlantyHamchuk 15 Apr 2014
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    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
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    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
  • Granners 13 Apr 2014
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    Soil temperature

    So…how do you know what the soil temperature is? I am going to plant Blue Lake Pole Beans and I read the reason many beans never break ground is because they are planted when the soil is too cold. I suppose a soil thermometer would work but I didn’t know there was such a thing out t...
  • xan 14 Apr 2014
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    • 2

    100 Haiku- Forty-five

    Ideas garden and Iris, reblooming
    A late spring snow storm covered new flowers in white I shrug and put on boots
    Partly Cloudy -1°C / 30°F
  • PlantyHamchuk 14 Apr 2014
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    Spring rain/snow/ice

    Have been carefully collecting old clear juice containers for cloches, now have up to 5 – unfortunately could use far more than that for tonight. So far, looks like we might go down to 22F tonight and 24F tomorrow night. The highs have been unusually warm, upper 70s to low 80s so it has tak...
    Light Rain 15°C / 59°F

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