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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. Jan 10, 2018
    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    I direct seed squash. Started plants don't give any benefit here. They take to long to get over the transplant shock. The seeds will catch up and pass them if put in the ground at the same time. Hasn't mattered if it's the ground or raised bed. Squash does very well here.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Almost Self-Reliant

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    My tomatoes may not be first but there's plenty of them :) where I live I have to start tomatoes & peppers indoors i'll probably get the started next week.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2018
    Hinotori

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    Seed catalogs are bad enough, but today I got this. I guess I might be planting some of these seeds. 20180110_221658.jpg
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    I got mine yesterday! Not ordering... But so tempting!
     
  5. Jan 12, 2018
    Mini Horses

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    Look at those eyelashes!!!! You need some of those. :lol:
    Heck, I've already got enough to butcher, stop the crow.

    Last summer I mentioned that I had one who was really aggressive -- pretty boy, but! -- and was going to put him in a stew pot. Before long, my GrD & DD "want him". Hmmm, he's got a great coop...could hold about 20 hens!....outside run, etc. So, I find it was only to prevent the pot. Now, I can't mention how many are here & their fate. :idunno :he Yep, they buy and eat chicken. Probably wouldn't eat if I had raised etc. Sheesh!

    Next pot of chick-n-dmplgs will be a surpise. :lol:
     
  6. Jan 14, 2018 at 12:04 AM
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    I looked at my broccoli and there's a tiny little crown growing! Yay - maybe in a week or so it will be ready to harvest!
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2018 at 12:06 PM
    sumi

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    This milder weather we're getting at the moment is drawing me out to the future garden and thinking about what I need to do still. Like get the final cleaning done, plan out the vegetable beds, chicken area, lawn… plant my poor roses.
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2018 at 3:54 PM
    sumi

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    My roses got planted out finally! :) And DS found something cool in the backyard just now, part of a stone pipe. I wonder how old this is?

    IMG_20180114_153538.jpg IMG_20180114_154022.jpg
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2018 at 5:17 PM
    Beekissed

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    That's so cool!! Is there anywhere you could take it and get it dated for how old it is? I
     
  10. Jan 14, 2018 at 5:44 PM
    sumi

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    I am going to ask an Irish friend of mine if there is anyone or anywhere local that may have a look at it and tell us about it. If it's really old, or otherwise special, I may give it to a museum, otherwise I'll keep it.
     
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