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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Nov 3rd, 2023, 10:49 pm Finally planted my garlic today. 15 red Russian and 30 Music. Fingers are crossed.
Did you cover them? My dad grew garlic but I don't remember him covering them with mulch for winter protection.
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DANSPEED wrote: Nov 4th, 2023, 12:47 pm
Babba_not_Gump wrote: Nov 3rd, 2023, 10:49 pm Finally planted my garlic today. 15 red Russian and 30 Music. Fingers are crossed.
Did you cover them? My dad grew garlic but I don't remember him covering them with mulch for winter protection.
Yes I did, a couple of inches of straw and an inch or two of leaves. Judging by the weather today, 11C, I may have gotten lucky.
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There's still some color in my garden! This poppy plant is still blooming even after a few frosts...

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Also some volunteer snapdragons don't look too bad.
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Lovely! Love California Poppies!
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Kohlrabi in Japan are the size of cantaloupes here. They make pickles out of it.
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Catsumi wrote: Nov 16th, 2023, 1:07 am LadyT
Kohlrabi in Japan are the size of cantaloupes here. They make pickles out of it.
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Really?

I knew about Daikon pickles, but not the kohlrabi
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I planted more garlic a few days ago. Very late but I'm hopeful.
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I think you should be fine, QK - it's not been super cold.

I even have violets still blooming in my lawn!
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Queen K wrote: Nov 16th, 2023, 1:39 pm I planted more garlic a few days ago. Very late but I'm hopeful.
As long as it's done before the ground freezes you will be fine.
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I should not be seeing so much growth in the gardens in December. Just saying.
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Queen K wrote: Dec 27th, 2023, 2:53 pm I should not be seeing so much growth in the gardens in December. Just saying.
Any Crocuses coming up yet ? :biggrin:
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I thought this topic was done for the year until it hit 8C today! Crazy weather! Another day like this and the snow drops will start sprouting. Usually my hamamelis (witch-hazel) are thinking about blooming soon. People don't believe me in mid January at -15C and snow on the ground when I tell them I've got flowers blooming in the garden with a heavenly scent until I show them my yellow and red hamamelis shrubs. Well actually the red variety has no smell. The seeds are amazing. Once ripe the pods snap open and forcibly eject the hard seeds up to 30 feet away! Squirrels love them.
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My snapdragons are looking mighty fine. Bulbs are forcing their way up. This is all so unnatural! :-X
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Queen K wrote: Dec 28th, 2023, 10:35 pm My snapdragons are looking mighty fine. Bulbs are forcing their way up. This is all so unnatural! :-X
I just hope buds don't decide to come out and we get -28C again. We've had so little precipitation all year. I can't remember the last good rainfall we had. ... Does anyone here know a good rain dance? [icon_lol2.gif]
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DANSPEED wrote: Dec 29th, 2023, 1:06 am Does anyone here know a good rain dance?
Apply tongue to the terminals on a 9 volt battery ? :biggrin:

But yea, still pretty dry out there.
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