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Kelowna weather says chance of snow and lows of -3C this week so yesterday I dug up and stored the canna lilies indoors and cut back the passiflora and put it back into the greenhouse for the winter. Shredded about 100 zinnias. Still seeing a few honey bees so I think I'll leave the wildflower garden alone. I always know when winter is coming when my quail walk up to me wanting food. When it gets really cold and snow on the ground they go crazy for an apple cut in half.
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My cannas dried up one year and I had to chuck them all.
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Well that's it for my last basil plant. It was left out on the balcony two nights ago, temperatures got down to close to 0C.

I gotta admit it had a great run.
I bought it back in June, $4.99 at Superstore and split it three ways. I gave the other two away, they were also doing great last week.
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DANSPEED wrote: Oct 24th, 2023, 1:43 am Kelowna weather says chance of snow and lows of -3C this week so yesterday I dug up and stored the canna lilies indoors and cut back the passiflora and put it back into the greenhouse for the winter. Shredded about 100 zinnias. Still seeing a few honey bees so I think I'll leave the wildflower garden alone. I always know when winter is coming when my quail walk up to me wanting food. When it gets really cold and snow on the ground they go crazy for an apple cut in half.
At our place, winter is officially coming when I find one of these clinging on to the house somewhere. I always take a picture of them to mark the day. This one was on the handle of a roll up shed door Oct 17 with some leaves that kept it so camouflaged I almost missed it.
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Pretty much over now. I'm going to dig those leeks today, no sense in leaving them in. Once the ground unfreezes that is.
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Green beans

I take it back what I said before

Frozen, without blanching, dumped into boiling salted water, drained, butter-salt-pepper added, over the heat once again to steam off excess water, stirring constantly….they are good. Not as perfect as fresh, but good enough for winter eating.
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Catsumi wrote: Oct 27th, 2023, 6:26 pm Green beans

I take it back what I said before

Frozen, without blanching, dumped into boiling salted water, drained, butter-salt-pepper added, over the heat once again to steam off excess water, stirring constantly….they are good. Not as perfect as fresh, but good enough for winter eating.
I finally had ours - agreed.
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Great pic 77TA! I found one on a cold and windy late night fall walk once and put it in my greenhouse. Don't know what happened to it but I'm sure it thought my greenhouse was much better than freezing to death on the sidewalk.

Speaking of freezing, the frost pretty much finished the wildflower garden and irises. I've been busy removing dead iris foliage. They say petunias won't tolerate any frost at all but mine still look good for some reason.
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Are you keeping them well hydrated? Because mine are doing well too, but I'm watering them well.
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Catsumi wrote: Nov 3rd, 2023, 11:16 am IMG_5915.jpeg


Happy Birthday, Lady T!!
Aww, thanks Catsumi :D

We finished off the last of our frozen beans last night. I will consider planting extra, next year.
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Queen K wrote: Oct 29th, 2023, 6:59 am Are you keeping them well hydrated? Because mine are doing well too, but I'm watering them well.
No I shut my irrigation system off weeks ago. Yards cleaned up for the winter now, petunias included. The lawn is still growing and oddly I've got sweet peas sprouting!
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Lady tehMa wrote: Nov 3rd, 2023, 3:39 pm
Catsumi wrote: Nov 3rd, 2023, 11:16 am IMG_5915.jpeg


Happy Birthday, Lady T!!
Aww, thanks Catsumi :D

We finished off the last of our frozen beans last night. I will consider planting extra, next year.

You’re out of them already? Gasp. Come to-my place, I-have 23 single serve pkgs ready to cook in freezer. That’s why I was so concerned about making them palatable.

Next year, right?

(Darn, just updated ipad and options presented to replace typos always have a hyphen included!). Not that I don’t like hyphens, I use them a lot.
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Catsumi wrote: Nov 3rd, 2023, 5:18 pm


You’re out of them already? Gasp. Come to-my place, I-have 23 single serve pkgs ready to cook in freezer. That’s why I was so concerned about making them palatable.

Next year, right?

(Darn, just updated ipad and options presented to replace typos always have a hyphen included!). Not that I don’t like hyphens, I use them a lot.
We're a family of 4, remember. So I go through them 4 times faster. 32 single serves are 8 meals for us.
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Finally planted my garlic today. 15 red Russian and 30 Music. Fingers are crossed.
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