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January Jump-Start (Garden Dream and Plan Thread)

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by treerooted, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Mar 7, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    speaking of ttrees.....spring is HERE!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    WooHoo! We've got blooms coming on around here too!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Nice... I know spring is right around the corner but it ain't jumped up in my neck of the woods yet.
     
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    IMG_20180302_094513.jpg IMG_20180306_121619.jpg IMG_20180302_094305.jpg IMG_20180301_164448.jpg IMG_20180227_082017.jpg Very cool information on the walnut tree @Chic Rustler , thanks! I am chronically low in iodine and have hashimotos disease. So I'm glad to find that information! Thanks for the resource. I think we even have that book around here somewhere... If not, I do have a library card.
    And spring is here too :)
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Very pretty - spring is awesome. Supposed to get down to 33 tonight and 26 tommorow night the 30 the next night. I hope this will be the last of below freezing for us here in the Ozarks. Got warm over the weekend and I heard frogs croaking and even a few crickets chirping. It's been a long time since I've heard that and became hopeful... But I just took my wife's dog out and it was silent out there again :(
     
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    48 tonight, then 36, 31, and 28 expected the next 3 nights, and we usually have frost any time the expected is 41 or below... Maybe this will be the last:idunno
     
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    :th
     
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    Cranberries...high in iodine, as well as plain yogurt, milk, navy beans, cod fish and of course, some dried seaweeds are huge. If you need that increase in your foods.

    I find it interesting to see how the "bad" in some plants can be used for the "good". We just have to know what the bad is and how bad it can be. I mean black walnuts are tasty.:)

    SPRING --- ahhhh yes, the illusive Spring. We had way above normal temps in Feb, now some of the cooler stuff is threatening again. Like milkmansdaughter, some colder than necessary nights :p There was a little layer of ice on some of the water tubs yesterday. Right now, 2AM & it's 44 outside, some drizzle going on. It's supposed to move thru this AM. We are having 50's all week.

    My plum tree was in full bloom in Feb. Hope that the fruit was set BEFORE the heavy winds last weekend. If so, I may get some fruit this year. :clap Last year blooms, then freeze, then storms, then no fruit.

    Spring time brings LOTS of eggs!!! Customers need to buy more :lol: I am loaded with beautiful eggs right now. So many that hard boiled will be on those girls menu today. Did set eggs under a broody hen yesterday. Goat kids & chicks coming end of March!

    I hope I can till a little garden area this weekend.....want to get cooler crops out -- peas, cabbage, etc. Would give me some hope to see them growing!
     
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    Spring can definitely hurry up and come for us. I loved the snow, until last week lol, but I'm getting tired of being cold now. I'm looking at the backyard and thinking and planning again. It's time!
     
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    Well it's snowing outside and here I am growing tomatoes seedlings inside. Winter just keeps hanging around I think I might have sowed seeds a little early. The weather is so hard to guess...

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