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Glad E Olah
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2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:57 am

Beginning to plant in my garden now that the weather has improved some. We are about 3 maybe 4 weeks behind.

Friday one son prepared the area for the potatoes.

Later the other son and I planted them.

We also planted lettuce. I must purchase more lettuce seed.

We had a nice rain last night so this will help seeds and potatoes sprout.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Snowden on Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:03 pm

I used to enjoy gardening. My brother and I had the job of weeding the garden -- it was about half an acre, so it kept us busy. This was during the Great Depression. It was a great time to grow up in the country. Our mother was raised on a farm, and she taught us how to garden. This is the first year my brother hasn't put in his garden; he's 86. My oldest and dearest buddy.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:12 pm

There is still time for him to plant. If he is not well just a few things will boost his spirits!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Snowden on Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:06 pm

@Glad E Olah wrote:There is still time for him to plant. If he is not well just a few things will boost his spirits!

No; he's just not up to it this year, Glad. Besides, the wild animals are the ones who do the harvesting. He didn't mind that, but it is time for him to stop.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:06 pm

I understand.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:59 pm

Someone recently said I am not spending enough time here in the SATW......well today was a busy day in the garden.

Raking and hoeing for one thing.

Then the planting of 8 broccoli, 8 green cabbage, 4 purple cabbage plants.

Sowing of lettuce, spinach, radish seeds.

Watering what was planted.

Grands came over and planted onions.

Hoeing more areas getting ready for beets, cucumbers, beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers (when the time is right).

Cooking a nice meal of roast beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and wilted lettuce.

Cleaned up the kitchen.

Did a load of towels.

Yep, I was not here much today.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:36 am

@Glad E Olah wrote:today was a busy day in the garden.

Raking and hoeing for one thing.

Then the planting of 8 broccoli, 8 green cabbage, 4 purple cabbage plants.

Sowing of lettuce, spinach, radish seeds.

Watering what was planted.

Grands came over and planted onions.

Hoeing more areas getting ready for beets, cucumbers, beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers (when the time is right).

Cooking a nice meal of roast beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and wilted lettuce.

Cleaned up the kitchen.

Did a load of towels.

Yep, I was not here much today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIuotFZnBtk
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:01 am

You're spending plenty of time here, Glad! Just look at the pictures of your garden in the background here!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:35 am

@lightfootfan wrote:You're spending plenty of time here, Glad! Just look at the pictures of your garden in the background here!

Sorry LFF but that is not my garden. As mentioned in another thread I will post a background of my garden when possible.

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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:37 am

Nice song ISHY but didn't see any garden pictures in it.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Snowden on Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:40 am

I am really enjoying the music, ISH. I'll bookmark this page -- they are real musicians. Just beautiful.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:58 am

Gee Glad, the weather must be very Springy.
It's way too frost chancey for setting out plants
here. I did plant a row of Snap peas this morning.
They tolerate cool.

Snowden, has your brother considered container gardening?
Just a few for tomatoes, lettuces, etc?

Sweet / sad violin music, Ishey.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:59 pm

Joyous, the cabbage and brocoli will be ok if we get a hard freeze I will put covers over them overnight.

It is far to early for peppers and tomatoes.

I may sow beets in a few days. Should today but I am completely too tired.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:16 pm

@joyous wrote: Sweet / sad violin music, Ishey.
It was to go with Gladness' woes.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:29 pm

@ISH wrote:
@joyous wrote: Sweet / sad violin music, Ishey.
It was to go with Gladness' woes.

Gladness is always glad with no woes.....(she only wishes)
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:28 pm

Glad, that was quite nice of Ishey.
I think we're all getting tired. Perhaps because we're ? shall I say Mature?
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:42 am

I am, for some reason, suddenly reminded of a TV programme I wanna watch today. It's all about ancient ruins.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by margie52501 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:17 am

That's great that you're keeping busy Glad. I'm so proud of you and your garden. Keep up the good work my friend. Hugs, Margie
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:10 am

Yes. Better you than me, Glad. No more gardening for me after we move.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:23 am

Does anyone know the real reason I garden?
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:27 am

@Glad E Olah wrote:Does anyone know the real reason I garden?
It gives you a chance to mess.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:43 am

@ISH wrote:
@Glad E Olah wrote:Does anyone know the real reason I garden?
It gives you a chance to mess.


Nope it gives me less time to mess.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Snowden on Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:21 am

I think you garden because you love nature. Planting things you can eat later saves money and, best of all, guarantees that what you are eating is truly good for you. Gardening, I believe, is a time for worship, too. Quiet time to simply glorify God by creating in His name. Does that sound silly? It sounds just right to me. There's a kind of 'being part of God's creation' in gardening.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:04 pm

To be close to Nature?
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Snowden

Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Snowden on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:30 pm

Yes, LFF -- close to Nature and working with it.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:58 pm

@ISH wrote:I am, for some reason, suddenly reminded of a TV programme I wanna watch today. It's all about ancient ruins.

Nothing personal, I hope?
Ishey?
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:20 pm

@joyous wrote:
@ISH wrote:I am, for some reason, suddenly reminded of a TV programme I wanna watch today. It's all about ancient ruins.

Nothing personal, I hope?
Ishey?
Say what you are implying.
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Snowden

Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Snowden on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:06 pm

She means did you help build them, ISH.
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ISH
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:38 pm

She's in!
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Glad E Olah
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:32 pm

We had to cover the cabbage and broccoli plants....freeze tonight.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Actually Ishey, I wondered if you were implying something regarding me.

plane

May have to fly over and thump a Welshman on his head.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:47 pm

@joyous wrote:Actually Ishey, I wondered if you were implying something regarding me.

plane

May have to fly over and thump a Welshman on his head.
Don't you know ISH is innocent?
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lightfootfan
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:32 pm

Do you have warmer temperatures tonight, Glad?
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Glad E Olah
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:10 pm

Suppose to be down to about 37 tonight.

The cabbage and broccoli look good so far.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:28 am

On Thursday we planted:

Peas
Carrots
Beets
Spinach (more)
Lettuce (more)
Kale
Swiss Chard


In a week or so maybe the beans can be planted along with squash, cucumbers, okra, tomatoes and peppers. It is starting to be warmer except for a few cold nights when we need to cover plants.

Cabbage and broccoli growing nicely. Will get a picture soon.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:31 am

Work! Work! Work!flower
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by ISH on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:18 am

She has these red jeans she wants to fit into...I do hope they are the stretch variety. They'll be forced to.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:50 am

No ISHY only one pair of red jeans.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:00 pm

Remember Ishey, vegetables aren't fattening.

I planted a few Kennebec potatoes today.
Lettuce is up. I think I see peas peeping up.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:03 pm

I had carrots, peas, and green beans for supper- vegetable soup.
What kind of veggies would grow in a container on a shaded balcony?
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:05 pm

Lightfoot, you could grow spinach, lettuces, radishes,
even tomatoes, green beans, salad onions. Tiny cucumbers.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:13 pm

Thank you, joyous!
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:21 pm

Are you settled into the new digs?
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by lightfootfan on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:45 pm

@joyous wrote:Are you settled into the new digs?

Pretty much! Went back to the old homestead to check things out. Dug up some Peonies, Yarrow, Columbine, and Poppies that Mary will plant in her daughter's yard, a couple of miles from us.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:49 pm

Lightfoot, I wish you many years of happiness in the new home.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:45 pm

Hope to hear you have a little container garden LFF. It would be good for you to do this.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:24 pm

Good evening everyone!

What a day this has been!

The granddaughters were out of school today so they were here and we planted and planted and planted garden...only taking a break for lunch.

Tomatoes and peppers plants. There will be enough tomatoes to feed an army if they all make it.

Each girl planted their little section with cucumbers, beans, lettuce, spinach, and radishes.

What will still need to be planted will be squash and okra. Also sweet potatoes. Corn does not do well for me so will skip that. I also need to plant some herbs as well.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:16 pm

Sounds great, Glad.
I'm glad your granddaughters still enjoy gardening.
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:00 pm

Thanks Joyous.

Today my oldest son and I planted lima beans, okra and squash (zucchini and yellow)
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Re: 2014 Gardening

Post by joyous on Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Glad, you're WAY ahead of me. Today I did no gardening at all.
Tomorrow will be different, I hope. mrchair

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