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What did you do in the garden today?

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by Beekissed, May 9, 2017.

  1. Nov 13, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    To late... Covered in (unforcasted) snow.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Ohhhhhh, that changes things a bit. Well, hope they make it!
     
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    baymule

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    I haven't hit stride with a winter garden yet. Everything freezes.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    May still be ok -- the snow will insulate against colder temps, wind, etc. Remember, when freeze hits FL they spray some things to cover in ice, to preserve them. But, if they make it, i'd throw straw on them.
     
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    Hinotori

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    Snow is a good thing to keep them from getting too cold. Might be time to concider sauerkraut.

    Next year root cellar. With cabbage that means digging up the plant and storing it. Just shake off the dirt.

    Or you can do pits in the garden. It takes well to that. That's how grandpa always stored it when mom was growing up.
     
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    Hinotori

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    I ordered a double head UV plant light for my lemon verbena and lemongrass since they had to come inside. It stopped the leaf drop on the verbena. I'll order another one soon. It only uses around 12 watts so cheap to run.

    I gathered more plantain for lotion. That is usually growing year round. Mom has been reminding me to collect cottonwood buds come February. Dried ones are $100 a pound on Amazon marketplace. Mom wants to surprise her friend who's been looking for some. No trees where she is.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Got my green bean seeds for next year. My wife & 4 year old granddaughter helped me, which was awesome help.

    Dried beans we shelled
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    Seeds for next year
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    frustratedearthmother

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    CrealCritter

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    More seed saving. 3 coffee cans of cornflowers and short and tall sunflowers.

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    CrealCritter

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    Can you talk a little about your low tunnel experices. I'm going to try and get a jump start this spring.
     

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