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    18 May 2019
    It’s Chicago. It won’t be reliably warm til mid June. I know this and yet somehow I’m taken by surprise every damn year. I turned the furnace off 3 days ago then turned it back on this morning when I woke up and it was under 60º ...

    Seed Starting 2019 garden

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    17 May 2019
    I have been clearing the garden and mulching constantly this whole week. We ordered palates of organic soil conditioner and mulch. Three palates in total. I have been trying to collect all the planters that are good and discarding the ones that...

    Sunny 29°C / 85°F
  • 17 May 2019
    CANE MULCH: - is very dusty - wear a mask OR cut a hole in the plastic and insert a hose to dampen the dust before applying.

  • 17 May 2019
    These (4) sunflowers are growing.

    Sunflower Mongolian Giant Growing and Back of the Barn garden

    29°C / 85°F
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    16 May 2019
    On May 16th a packet of Cosmos ‘Tip Top Picotee’ trail seeds from Gardener’s World mag arrived for me! I was caught quite by surprise as I had applied for them at least 6 weeks earlier, perhaps more! I have been a subscriber to the Gardener&...

    Cosmos 'Tip Top Picotee' trail seeds 2019 , Cosmos 'Tip Top Picotee' trail seeds 2019 ,...

    Partly Sunny 18°C / 64°F
  • 18 May 2019
    https://growingandgathering.com/getting-rid-black-sooty-mould/ WHAT IS BLACK SOOTY MOULD? Most common in citrus trees, black sooty mould is as it sounds. A horrible black, sooty like mould that coats the leaves and branches of a plant, making them...

  • 12 May 2019
    This took much longer than I expected, particularly as early weather was warm. Maybe too warm? They finally leafed out during a cool rainy spell.

    apple graft 'porter's perfection' Showing True Leaves and apple graft 'newton pippin' S...

  • 20 May 2019
    been cold this weeeek end 45 sunday sold last of veggies made 180.00 this year not great but had less perannuals bringing stuff in virgina bluebells are about to bloom bulbs are in flower mode ready to take down greenhouse down

    7°C / 45°F