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Too early , wayyyyy too early

February 23, 2017, 11:08 pm

My Red Haven peach tree is already making flowers ... last frost here is not for another 6 weeks , looks like I'll be keeping a close eye on the thermometer . The trees all have a (concrete rei... Read more »

Spring garden

February 23, 2017, 3:43 pm

The spring garden is doing well and we're still planting some vegetables as we clear the fall groceries. The kumquat, pear, and fig trees are all recovering nicely from a two day freeze earlier ... Read more »

It's a nice spring day

February 18, 2017, 5:32 pm

We're enjoying a nice spring day today, high temp of 80F, a nice breeze and nearly time to plant the spring garden. We're about done with our fall garden with a few cabbage and cauliflower left ... Read more »

Pruning ...

February 14, 2017, 1:59 am

I figgered I better do some , fruit trees and a couple of rose bushes being the objective . Fruit trees are 3 years old and have been really slow getting going , but this year they all (but the p... Read more »

Spring - Maybe

February 6, 2017, 6:32 pm

Noticed this morning returning from my ophthalmology appointment that the oak trees are budding up. The kumquat tree was frost bit last month and has dropped some leaves but is budding out again.... Read more »

Root Balls

February 4, 2017, 2:16 pm

I read somewhere that when you plant a (bare root) tree that you should use the same soil that came out of the hole to fill it . The reasoning was that if you use nice soil when the roots hit ... Read more »


February 1, 2017, 9:35 pm

Finally found a local store that sells citrus fertilizer, had two hard freezes in two days and the leaves and fruit froze off the kumquat tree. Had been looking locally rather than ordering on li... Read more »

Spring garden

January 24, 2017, 4:41 pm

We're looking through the seed catalogs and also going through our collection of seeds kept in the refrigerator. There's not going to be anymore black crowder peas, the seed we got last year gav... Read more »

Re: How it Is

January 18, 2017, 8:35 pm

... not sure how long it takes to nodulate... sweet potatoes are so much better (and the greens too from what i've heard). some year i have to get some sweet tater slips going and see how t... Read more »

Re: [OT] Stuck Indoors?

January 18, 2017, 5:22 pm

not too bad today, yesterday was a bit more icy out there so we didn't walk. rained a lot and the ground was frozen so we have puddles waiting to soak in. today we should be getting out for ... Read more »

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Ridding My Garden of Foxtail and Oxalis rating: 5

I spent a huge amout of time ridding my landscape of these two irritants. I sifted. I tilled. I weeded. I covered. I let the land lay farrow while it cycled through and I repeated like a good shampo... Read more »

Does rototilling kill worms? rating: 5

The soil is starting to get pretty good my garden. It use to be basic clay. Over the years I've put in a ton of manure. Now after a couple years I'm seeing a worm or two when I turn over a s... Read more »

Blueberry Propogation rating: 5

Hi, I've been exploring starting new blueberry bushes from my existing and very healthy ones. The simplest advice so far has been to make cuttings (about 6) from the new growth and stick each cutting... Read more »

Peppers, Epsom Salt rating: 5

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What is the best way to use Epsom? As a spray for the foliage or sprinkle it around the base of the plants? MJ Read more »

I hate slugs! rating: 5

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I finally caught the culprits in the act of eating my veggies and habaneros! DIEEEEEEEEEEEE slime! Besides picking them off the plants at night while juggling a flashlight, I've read of various met... Read more »

Duck manure tea? rating: 5

Okay, the ducks have their nice penned-in area until I get around to fencing in the garden proper. They have the lawn, their feed bowl, and a 4' plastic kiddie pool to splash around in...which they ... Read more »

Tomato leaves are purple and crispy rating: 5

After reading up on what causes the leaves of tomato seedlings to turn purple, I learned it was a phosphorous deficiency caused by (among other things) cool temperatures. I have heard it will go a... Read more »

Are these posionous? rating: 5

Strange question, and perhaps in the wrong place, but I work in a hospital where sometimes people eat things they shouldn't. Should this plant be removed? There is some concern it looks a bit like de... Read more »

Victoria Plum Trees rating: 5

Hi I have a number of Victoria Plum trees in my garden that are very tall the first branches start at around ten feet and are very long so it is impossible to reach the fruit. How severe a prune can... Read more »


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