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Old 10-03-2017, 12:50 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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Looks like we're going to get a few days of rain starting today. The
rain will be good for our gardens as we have had some sporadic light
rains this spring. Temperatures are warming almost daily and the spring
garden is doing well so far.

We're harvesting the fall garden daily, lots of good sized carrots,
beets are done as are most of the fall plantings. Still have lots of
very tasty lettuces and other greens and we've been eating them daily.
Tilly Dawg can't understand why we're eating something that's not meat,
she's tried a taste or two of greens and just makes a face and goes off
sneezing. G

The kumquat tree has been fertilized and today I will fertilize the fig
and the pear trees. Local ag agent says it's time so will do it if I
don't get rained on to much. I hope that sprinkling small amounts of the
proper fertilizer will give us a bigger fruit harvest later on.

Will also get out between rain clouds and use the fertilizer slinger to
spread gypsum again. I do that every other year as the gypsum helps to
dissolve the clay under our lawn and gardens. We don't usually fertilize
the lawn as it grows wild anyway so we just mow once a week. Doesn't
take more than an hour to mow and trim as we have a very small lot.
Getting to old to live on a big property anymore without having to hire
someone to do the job.

Dear wife catches up to me in age every May, she will hit 77 this year
and I will, hopefully, hit 78 in September. I've finally hit geezer
time, got my handicap license plates two weeks ago. I was totally
surprised that getting those plates cost me fifty cents, thought it
would be a lot more than that. Now I don't have to hang the handicap tag
on the mirror anymore. G

We harvested the last of the leeks and the big green onions, both are
tasty and we have chopped and vacuum bagged several bags for later use
in soups, gumbos, and other such dishes. Beats buying onions as our soil
is not good for bulbing onions.

George
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:15 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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George Shirley wrote:
Looks like we're going to get a few days of rain starting today. The
rain will be good for our gardens as we have had some sporadic light
rains this spring. Temperatures are warming almost daily and the
spring garden is doing well so far.


George

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We're looking at near-freezing tonight and Monday and hard freezes
tomorrow , Sunday , and Tuesday . I sure wish expletive deleted Mother
Nature would get her expletive deleted together . It's been warm enough
here for all the early fruit trees to blossom , my peach is starting to leaf
out , the redbuds and a lot of other stuff out in the woods is blooming .
This is not good for the bees ... they're already in expansion mode for the
spring flow , which may be messed up now .
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:16 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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On 3/10/2017 12:15 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
George Shirley wrote:
Looks like we're going to get a few days of rain starting today. The
rain will be good for our gardens as we have had some sporadic light
rains this spring. Temperatures are warming almost daily and the
spring garden is doing well so far.


George

---


We're looking at near-freezing tonight and Monday and hard freezes
tomorrow , Sunday , and Tuesday . I sure wish expletive deleted Mother
Nature would get her expletive deleted together . It's been warm enough
here for all the early fruit trees to blossom , my peach is starting to leaf
out , the redbuds and a lot of other stuff out in the woods is blooming .
This is not good for the bees ... they're already in expansion mode for the
spring flow , which may be messed up now .

That's why we stay in this part of Texas, freezing is not something we
like. The fig tree looks to be ready to start making figs, the pear tree
has just barely started to put on new leaves, and the kumquat has
replaced all the frozen leaves already. Should be blooming to before
long and the pear tree needs to start soon.

The fruit trees have had about three years of growth so I'm giving them
a little fertilizer this spring. Will be fertilizing the pear and the
fig as the kumquat got it's very small amount. I want the roots to get
busy and dig a little deeper and farther out from the trunks. Will get
around to fertilizing the grass in the front yard before long too.
That's all the goodies they get in a year.

Now I've got another problem, whomever built this house used cheap half
inch pine to separate the concrete on the driveway. I'm going to be
putting in either plastic or cedar to replace the crappy pine there. Not
a big job but it appears that the builder of this house and several
others just like it in this subdivision did sloppy work. Some of us
might want to sue the builder but he's already gone bankrupt so that's
not in our future.

Otherwise the world for us is pretty good, grocery store nearby, doctors
and dentist's just down the road a little bit, our kids, grands, and
great grands come by frequently and we know where they live and when
they make dinner. G

George expecting some more rain tonight or tomorrow
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:42 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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George Shirley wrote:
On 3/10/2017 12:15 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:
George Shirley wrote:
Looks like we're going to get a few days of rain starting today. The
rain will be good for our gardens as we have had some sporadic light
rains this spring. Temperatures are warming almost daily and the
spring garden is doing well so far.


George

---


We're looking at near-freezing tonight and Monday and hard freezes
tomorrow , Sunday , and Tuesday . I sure wish expletive deleted
Mother Nature would get her expletive deleted together . It's
been warm enough here for all the early fruit trees to blossom , my
peach is starting to leaf out , the redbuds and a lot of other stuff
out in the woods is blooming . This is not good for the bees ...
they're already in expansion mode for the spring flow , which may be
messed up now .

That's why we stay in this part of Texas, freezing is not something we
like. The fig tree looks to be ready to start making figs, the pear
tree has just barely started to put on new leaves, and the kumquat has
replaced all the frozen leaves already. Should be blooming to before
long and the pear tree needs to start soon.


Ow , dammit , quit rubbing !

The fruit trees have had about three years of growth so I'm giving
them a little fertilizer this spring. Will be fertilizing the pear
and the fig as the kumquat got it's very small amount. I want the
roots to get busy and dig a little deeper and farther out from the
trunks. Will get around to fertilizing the grass in the front yard
before long too. That's all the goodies they get in a year.


This is the 3rd year for our trees , I fed 'em a little last year . I'll be
feeding them more this year . Except for the North Star dwarf cherry ,
that's 2 trees now , both died . I may try a different pie cherry , got 2
sweet cherries but prefer a pie cherry for , well pies ad cobblers .

Now I've got another problem, whomever built this house used cheap
half inch pine to separate the concrete on the driveway. I'm going to
be putting in either plastic or cedar to replace the crappy pine
there. Not a big job but it appears that the builder of this house
and several others just like it in this subdivision did sloppy work.
Some of us might want to sue the builder but he's already gone
bankrupt so that's not in our future.


Have you considered redwood ?


Otherwise the world for us is pretty good, grocery store nearby,
doctors and dentist's just down the road a little bit, our kids,
grands, and great grands come by frequently and we know where they
live and when they make dinner. G

George expecting some more rain tonight or tomorrow


Town's 11 miles away for us , I try to combine trips . Yesterday the wife
had an early (fasting) Dr app't , so while she was there I picked up some
onion sets and a sparky plug for the tiller (still dead) . Then took her to
breakfast at the local eatery then on to the local small-chain-market for
their meat sale . Ribeyes cut and packaged to order for under $4 a pound
(but you hadda buy the whole strip - mine was 20 lbs) ... and similar deals
on other stuff . We keep our freezer stocked with their sales ...
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:30 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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In article ,
"Terry Coombs" wrote:

We're looking at near-freezing tonight and Monday and hard freezes
tomorrow , Sunday , and Tuesday . I sure wish expletive deleted Mother
Nature would get her expletive deleted together .


It's only her fault if you're into the denial of science. Global warming
leads to erratic weather, not "warmer" weather (other than the average.)
Erratic weather is both warmer and colder than average, erratically,
with a sight edge to warmer that makes the average move. It's the
instability that makes growing food hard, not the shift in the average.

But enough people are ignorant dupes of Russian and GOP propaganda that
at least one country will be going backwards as fast as possible, and if
Mother Nature chooses to kill us off, well, that is her usual manner
with troublemakers. When she gets her expletive deleted together we'll
all be fertilizer and food for the cockroaches that will inherit the
earth.

Was 60 a few days ago, teens now, Crap-ton of snow due on Tuesday (bare
ground right now) and if I get any fruit at all this year, it will be a
surprise. Last year was a complete washout from 80's in March and
freezes in April. The freezes in April are not the problem - our last
frost date is in May. It's the too warm, too early that kills things.
We're also starting to see tornados, which used to be quite unheard of
in this area.

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Old 11-03-2017, 10:50 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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On Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:50:50 -0600, George Shirley
wrote:

Looks like we're going to get a few days of rain starting today. The
rain will be good for our gardens as we have had some sporadic light
rains this spring. Temperatures are warming almost daily and the spring
garden is doing well so far.

We're harvesting the fall garden daily, lots of good sized carrots,
beets are done as are most of the fall plantings. Still have lots of
very tasty lettuces and other greens and we've been eating them daily.
Tilly Dawg can't understand why we're eating something that's not meat,
she's tried a taste or two of greens and just makes a face and goes off
sneezing. G

The kumquat tree has been fertilized and today I will fertilize the fig
and the pear trees. Local ag agent says it's time so will do it if I
don't get rained on to much. I hope that sprinkling small amounts of the
proper fertilizer will give us a bigger fruit harvest later on.

Will also get out between rain clouds and use the fertilizer slinger to
spread gypsum again. I do that every other year as the gypsum helps to
dissolve the clay under our lawn and gardens. We don't usually fertilize
the lawn as it grows wild anyway so we just mow once a week. Doesn't
take more than an hour to mow and trim as we have a very small lot.
Getting to old to live on a big property anymore without having to hire
someone to do the job.

Dear wife catches up to me in age every May, she will hit 77 this year
and I will, hopefully, hit 78 in September. I've finally hit geezer
time, got my handicap license plates two weeks ago. I was totally
surprised that getting those plates cost me fifty cents, thought it
would be a lot more than that. Now I don't have to hang the handicap tag
on the mirror anymore. G

We harvested the last of the leeks and the big green onions, both are
tasty and we have chopped and vacuum bagged several bags for later use
in soups, gumbos, and other such dishes. Beats buying onions as our soil
is not good for bulbing onions.

George


Hello George,
Great sounding garden and weather report. Here's the weather for our
section of the planet, copied and pasted right from the weatherman's
website. Temperatures of course are in Celsius:

Today - Local blowing snow this afternoon. Local amount 2 cm. Wind
becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 5.
Tonight - Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this evening. Low
minus 13.
Sun, 12 Mar - A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h
in the morning. High minus 5.
Night Cloudy periods. Low minus 14.
Mon, 13 Mar Cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. High minus 5.
Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. Low minus 7.
Tue, 14 Mar Cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. Blowing snow.
Windy. High minus 5.
Night Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 9.

Our short garden report:
Gerry started half a dozen different varieties of onion and some leeks
in trays last weekend. Many of them are already up.

As far as age goes, Gerry says she's only 57, that's because she
reverses the actual numbers. Unfortunately, using that system, next
month she's going to be 10 years older. Using her same system, I'll
only be turning 38 later this year . I do feel a lot older than 38!
Ross.
Southern Ontario, Canada
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:18 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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On 3/11/2017 4:50 PM, wrote:
On Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:50:50 -0600, George Shirley
wrote:

Looks like we're going to get a few days of rain starting today. The
rain will be good for our gardens as we have had some sporadic light
rains this spring. Temperatures are warming almost daily and the spring
garden is doing well so far.

We're harvesting the fall garden daily, lots of good sized carrots,
beets are done as are most of the fall plantings. Still have lots of
very tasty lettuces and other greens and we've been eating them daily.
Tilly Dawg can't understand why we're eating something that's not meat,
she's tried a taste or two of greens and just makes a face and goes off
sneezing. G

The kumquat tree has been fertilized and today I will fertilize the fig
and the pear trees. Local ag agent says it's time so will do it if I
don't get rained on to much. I hope that sprinkling small amounts of the
proper fertilizer will give us a bigger fruit harvest later on.

Will also get out between rain clouds and use the fertilizer slinger to
spread gypsum again. I do that every other year as the gypsum helps to
dissolve the clay under our lawn and gardens. We don't usually fertilize
the lawn as it grows wild anyway so we just mow once a week. Doesn't
take more than an hour to mow and trim as we have a very small lot.
Getting to old to live on a big property anymore without having to hire
someone to do the job.

Dear wife catches up to me in age every May, she will hit 77 this year
and I will, hopefully, hit 78 in September. I've finally hit geezer
time, got my handicap license plates two weeks ago. I was totally
surprised that getting those plates cost me fifty cents, thought it
would be a lot more than that. Now I don't have to hang the handicap tag
on the mirror anymore. G

We harvested the last of the leeks and the big green onions, both are
tasty and we have chopped and vacuum bagged several bags for later use
in soups, gumbos, and other such dishes. Beats buying onions as our soil
is not good for bulbing onions.

George


Hello George,
Great sounding garden and weather report. Here's the weather for our
section of the planet, copied and pasted right from the weatherman's
website. Temperatures of course are in Celsius:

Today - Local blowing snow this afternoon. Local amount 2 cm. Wind
becoming northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 this morning. High minus 5.
Tonight - Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind
northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light late this evening. Low
minus 13.
Sun, 12 Mar - A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h
in the morning. High minus 5.
Night Cloudy periods. Low minus 14.
Mon, 13 Mar Cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. High minus 5.
Night Cloudy with 60 percent chance of snow. Low minus 7.
Tue, 14 Mar Cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. Blowing snow.
Windy. High minus 5.
Night Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 9.

Our short garden report:
Gerry started half a dozen different varieties of onion and some leeks
in trays last weekend. Many of them are already up.

As far as age goes, Gerry says she's only 57, that's because she
reverses the actual numbers. Unfortunately, using that system, next
month she's going to be 10 years older. Using her same system, I'll
only be turning 38 later this year . I do feel a lot older than 38!
Ross.
Southern Ontario, Canada

I hope my 77 years gets me up to more, most of the men in family died
very early, or in their sixties. Dad made it to 71 and his brother next
to him lived to be 91. He was blind and deaf from 80 until he passed.
Most of my male family go much earlier, great grandad at about 24,
grandad at 51, most of us go by heart attack and/or diabetic problems.

I'm now driving with a handicap plate, got it last week as the doc says
get rid of the placards. G Right leg and arm are still slowly wearing
down and are smaller than the left side. Mostly strokes got me plus a
couple of heart attacks and diabetes. Thank you modern medicine.
 




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