Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old 24-12-2018, 12:27 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,733
Default all through the house...

it smells like cookies again.

not that i need to eat any more...

hope everyone has a great holiday and enjoys
the time with themselves, friends, family, and
even strangers.

i guess the veggie gardens and other
edibles are mostly sleeping for the winter?


songbird

  #2   Report Post  
Old 24-12-2018, 01:30 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Sep 2012
Posts: 645
Default all through the house...

On 12/23/2018 6:27 PM, songbird wrote:
it smells like cookies again.

not that i need to eat any more...

hope everyone has a great holiday and enjoys
the time with themselves, friends, family, and
even strangers.

i guess the veggie gardens and other
edibles are mostly sleeping for the winter?


songbird


I'll be pulling some green onions for salad tomorrow . Everything else
is finished except a couple of volunteer bok choi .

--
Snag
Yes , I'm old
and crochety - and armed .
Get outta my woods !

  #3   Report Post  
Old 24-12-2018, 03:27 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,733
Default all through the house...

Terry Coombs wrote:
....
I'll be pulling some green onions for salad tomorrow . Everything else
is finished except a couple of volunteer bok choi .


it has been cold at night enough here to
freeze the ground, but not much snow is
out there at the moment. some snow forecast
for Christmas day.

won't be any volunteer anything out there
now unless i want to dig for them and, well,
i sure don't...


songbird
  #4   Report Post  
Old 24-12-2018, 12:12 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Dec 2018
Posts: 1
Default all through the house...

wrote:
....
If I understand correctly, mousies are stirring in–though not all
through–the house.


recently trapped 16 mices and 1 northern short tailed
shrew from around the foundation outside the house. no
chewing noises since then. alas, still not sure where
they are getting in, will likely have to scope that to
find it when the weather gets warmer.


As a rule, I'd be well into the gardening year:
Picking "Little Marvel" little green garden peas, cropping mustard
turnip and spinach "greens", admiring the progress of two or three
varieties of carrots and anticipating transplanting onions next month.
Unfortunately, I enjoyed mild cerebellar stroke in early August which
has rendered my body's left side "notional", as my wife describes it,
making tool use highly problemmatical and learning to walk again a real
adventure. February or early March generally is starting time for
spring-summer "warm season" veggies and maybe by then the old body will
be a little more cooperative.


there's 3-4 more months here before i'll be doing much
outside other than shovelling when it comes down enough.
my leg is still healing - it is now in the slightly acheing
and itchy healing stage. i went through this with my arm
too. i just hope to not have any slips or falls that
wrench it.

be careful down there. i know what it is like to face-
plant into the edge of a wheelbarrow or the many other
wonders of clutzyness. tripping on hoses seems to also
be a thing - one uncle did that last fall and broke his
arm - another uncle fell on the way to the doctors
office and broke both of his arms plus a nasty head
wound...

i won't get into the other long stories of family
and friends lately - it's been almost a constant circus.

the phone company says it might have our line fixed by
this afternoon, etc.

sorting beans in bed may be safe, maybe...


merry hohoho,



songbird
  #5   Report Post  
Old 25-12-2018, 10:16 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2012
Posts: 168
Default all through the house...

In article
songbird writes:
it smells like cookies again.


Ours just smells like ham. Between weight (me) and diabetes (wife),
we don't make many cookies anymore.

i guess the veggie gardens and other
edibles are mostly sleeping for the winter?


Mine is in stealth mode. I have seed catalogs, and need to get my
orders figured out. I start the tomato seeds in February, so the
time is getting close. I need to remember not to start other things
that soon. Last year, my basil was beautiful a month before last
frost, but barely alive by planting time (planting thyme?).

First indecisive choice -- bush or pole green beans?

If I get spring under control this year, I hope to have a better
year. Last year, I procrastinated, and the weeds got ahead of me.

--
Drew Lawson For it's not the fall, but landing,
That will alter your social standing


  #6   Report Post  
Old 27-12-2018, 05:25 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,733
Default all through the house...

Drew Lawson wrote:
songbird writes:
it smells like cookies again.


Ours just smells like ham. Between weight (me) and diabetes (wife),
we don't make many cookies anymore.


i've cut back on a lot of sugar the past few
years and feel a lot better for it too.

just can't keep Mom from baking...


i guess the veggie gardens and other
edibles are mostly sleeping for the winter?


Mine is in stealth mode. I have seed catalogs, and need to get my
orders figured out. I start the tomato seeds in February, so the
time is getting close. I need to remember not to start other things
that soon. Last year, my basil was beautiful a month before last
frost, but barely alive by planting time (planting thyme?).

First indecisive choice -- bush or pole green beans?


how long of a season do you have? pole beans tend to
run later and longer. and do you have a place for them
to climb?

i was told this morning that i need to grow white navy
beans. yuck. lol but yep, i'll grow some for next year.


If I get spring under control this year, I hope to have a better
year. Last year, I procrastinated, and the weeds got ahead of me.


if you can find chunks of cardboard to smother them with
that can help keep things easier.


songbird
  #7   Report Post  
Old 30-12-2018, 02:53 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Dec 2009
Posts: 214
Default all through the house...

On Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 5:16:50 PM UTC-5, Drew Lawson wrote:

If I get spring under control this year, I hope to have a better
year. Last year, I procrastinated, and the weeds got ahead of me.

--
Drew Lawson For it's not the fall, but landing,
That will alter your social standing


My wife covered the garden rows with landscape fabric this week to minimize the weed problems in the spring. I had pulled up the tomato cages and pea fences for the winter to make way for the fabric.


She pulled what we believe are the last few parsnips and carrots out of the garden this morning. However, there are seed trays on the grow table in the laundry room already. When they sprout and grow a bit, she'll move them out to the greenhouse.


Paul
  #8   Report Post  
Old 31-12-2018, 02:57 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2012
Posts: 168
Default all through the house...

In article
songbird writes:
Drew Lawson wrote:


just can't keep Mom from baking...


I have the urge, but keep resisting.

The grandchildren just don't eat enough bad stuff.

First indecisive choice -- bush or pole green beans?


how long of a season do you have? pole beans tend to
run later and longer. and do you have a place for them
to climb?


I have oodles of re-mesh (6x6 inch wire) towers, from when I was
still trialing tomato varieties. But bush were what I first grew
way back when. I have the debate between emotional and practical.

We have a pretty long season -- Ohio -- April/May through October.

i was told this morning that i need to grow white navy
beans. yuck. lol but yep, i'll grow some for next year.


With you there. But maybe coked with enough bacon . . . .

If I get spring under control this year, I hope to have a better
year. Last year, I procrastinated, and the weeds got ahead of me.


if you can find chunks of cardboard to smother them with
that can help keep things easier.


I have free mulch from the recycling center (ground brush/branches).
Based on the current view of the yard, they have way too much mulch.
But I have to actually invest the effort to do it TODAY.

Most of this year, I thought I'd do it next week, next week, next
week . . . .

I think I've learned my lesson. We'll find out in April/May whether
I did.

--
|Drew Lawson | If you're not part of the solution |
| | you're part of the precipitate. |
  #9   Report Post  
Old 31-12-2018, 03:01 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Mar 2012
Posts: 168
Default all through the house...

In article
Pavel314 writes:
When they sprout and grow a bit, she'll move them out to the
greenhouse.


I've wanted a greenhouse since circa 1972.

Maybe someday.


--
Drew Lawson | Pass the tea and sympathy
| for he good old days are dead
| Let's raise a toast to those
| who best survived the life they led
  #10   Report Post  
Old 01-01-2019, 03:46 AM posted to rec.gardens.edible
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Dec 2009
Posts: 214
Default all through the house...

On Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 10:01:14 PM UTC-5, Drew Lawson wrote:
In article
Pavel314 writes:
When they sprout and grow a bit, she'll move them out to the
greenhouse.


I've wanted a greenhouse since circa 1972.

Maybe someday.


--
Drew Lawson | Pass the tea and sympathy
| for he good old days are dead
| Let's raise a toast to those
| who best survived the life they led


We started with an 8' x 10' greenhouse kit. It had an aluminum frame and double-walled polycarbonate panels. Unfortunately, the panels tended to blow off in a high wind. The next year, I built a sturdy 10' x 14' frame of 2x4's attached to the south side of the house. I got some polycarb roof panels from a nearby supplier and used the thinner panels from the kit for the side walls. It's held up well for the past ten years.

Paul


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
all through the gardens songbird[_2_] Edible Gardening 9 26-12-2014 11:05 PM
Dendrobium bigibbum house in Full Flower - bigibbum house.JPG [1/1] Graham Corbin Orchid Photos 12 23-04-2007 10:02 AM
who did Quincy shout through all the weavers? We can't converse lemons unless Walt will daily creep afterwards I. J. Guiliani United Kingdom 0 01-09-2005 03:22 PM
almost no outer pens through the sharp barn were dreaming between the light house Greasy Great Girlfriend United Kingdom 0 01-09-2005 02:49 PM
all empty bowls on the lean plain were seeking through the rural room Oscar United Kingdom 0 23-07-2005 02:14 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017