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Lady tehMa wrote: May 13th, 2022, 9:36 am bb49 - will you miss it? Are you doing any container gardening?

In other news - did you see the white on the mountains this morning? :200:
Oh yes, we'll miss it.
Various types of squash.
Pumpkins for the kids.
Potatoes.
Green beans.
Blueberries.
Rhubarb that's been in our family since at least the '50s.
Etc.

Next year I'll sign up for a community garden. There's a couple near us and we'll get growing some herbs on the balcony.

And we have this.
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Don’t wait until next year to sign up bb49. There is a wait list so best to get on it asap.
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Catsumi wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:41 pm Don’t wait until next year to sign up bb49. There is a wait list so best to get on it asap.
I need to get thru this next week first, and dark clouds are forming.
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bb49 wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:30 pm we'll get growing some herbs on the balcony.
Will the strata allow you to grow anything other than flowers on the balcony?
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oneh2obabe wrote: May 13th, 2022, 9:13 pm
bb49 wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:30 pm we'll get growing some herbs on the balcony.
Will the strata allow you to grow anything other than flowers on the balcony?
I sure hope so.
Top floor, corner unit so not too visible to nosey people.
We'll grow herbs, but not that smelly stuff.
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bb49 wrote: May 13th, 2022, 7:30 pm Oh yes, we'll miss it.
Various types of squash.
Pumpkins for the kids.
Potatoes.
Green beans.
Blueberries.
Rhubarb that's been in our family since at least the '50s.
Etc.

Next year I'll sign up for a community garden. There's a couple near us and we'll get growing some herbs on the balcony.

And we have this.
20220513_192803.jpg
That's amazing! I have a rhubarb that belonged to an elderly neighbour - Mrs. Larsen. I think of her from time to time when I harvest.

That is a pretty neat little indoor setup, too :)

I'm going to the Greenery today, going to get my Mom's day baskets from the kids - they gave me a gift certificate so I can choose what I want. Plus, well, plants. :biggrin:
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Scored some nice Blanket Flowers today. And some Rose Food for practically nothing. Gave away lots of plants and Grape Hyacinyth bulbs. Which exceed their limits. Ahhh gardening, where you get done a quarter of what you set out to do, all day.
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While I was pulling up some radishes today to go into salad, I noticed that even though it is bloody cold for mid-May, the Dreaded Earwigs are awake and hungry. :cuss: They’ve been nipping at not just the leaves but at tops of radish bulbs too. In normal times all my radishes would be pulled up but cold has delayed their maturity, a lot.

In the meantime my zuc seedings are up (2 leafs), green beans at bend-over stage and first cuc seedling made its appearannce. Lettuce plants booming along at 7 leaf stage. Lightly cropped scallion tops for the salad.

This cold weather needs a kick in the azzz. Be gone. It’s almost June!
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Queen K wrote: May 14th, 2022, 4:51 pm Scored some nice Blanket Flowers today. And some Rose Food for practically nothing. Gave away lots of plants and Grape Hyacinth bulbs. Which exceed their limits. Ahhh gardening, where you get done a quarter of what you set out to do, all day.
Isn't that the truth!!

I have planted some more spinach, beets, and kohlrabi. I am trying celeriac for the first time as well. Cukes, squash, peppers & tomatoes are on the deck, hardening off. Next weekend will be the Big Plant and I am stocking up on pain killers & muscle relaxants :admin:

The shade baskets I picked up as my Mom's Day gift:
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I really love the baskets the Greenery has.
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^^ looks good. Very attractive baskets Lady T
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Catsumi wrote: Yesterday, 6:48 pm ^^ looks good. Very attractive baskets Lady T
Thanks, Cat :)

It was SO hard to choose. I used to get red/white begonia baskets. Then I started getting begonia baskets with bronze leafed/yellow flowers. This year I wandered the aisles for quite some time before I found these. I have done the Fuschia baskets before, but the begonias seem to do better in the spot they hang. I was quite tempted to go with their mixed shade baskets - but they are more expensive and only available online this year. Maybe next year :130:

In other news, I set some beans to soak and I should probably get those in the ground soon :/
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