Recent content by Prairie Rose

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    Official TEG Poll: What Are Your Plans For 2021?

    I am not going to start anything major in the garden this year, too much going on in other places of my life. My main goals are to stay on top of what i already have, and fill in the holes! Trying to create a hummingbird and bee friendly garden.
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    Garlic question

    Hi all, long time no see! Quick question, still haven't managed to make it to plant my garlic this fall. I have had several frosts, but the ground isn't frozen yet. I should have tomorrow off, still safe to plant it?
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    2020 shortages

    We had a shelf in the back room of canning jars at the grocery store i work at, and it has been there for five or six years. Whoever force-shipped them to us knows nothing about canning...they're all narrow mouth quarts. We moved some this year, but not enough to get rid of everything. We are...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Still working on cleaning up here, but it goes slow. Today I planted a shrub rose I picked up on clearance last week, moved some more mulch between my garden beds, and planted some bulbs. It frosted a few days ago, so I have a tray of clippings from my favorite summer annuals in the kitchen to...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Today i actually got a chance to work out in the garden for the first time in a good month, at least. Harvested the pumpkin and squash, pulled the vines, weeded some of the vegetable beds, piled all of the beans into the center of their bed to allow the last round of beans to continue drying...
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    This is Luke

    So sorry for your loss, but incredibly grateful your friend is no longer suffering more than he has to.
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    Duck's New Ragtag garden, Version 2020

    Thanks! Didn't get to watch it cause I closed tonight, but thanks for the link!
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    Duck's New Ragtag garden, Version 2020

    Yes to the link, please, ducks!
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    Question for Bee Keepers

    Maybe you are in a nectar dearth? Old beekeeping mentor used to tell me that you can tell when bees need fed when you put out a saucer of sugar water and they find it within two hours. It's getting closer to winter, and they are getting more desperate for food before it gets too cold for them...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Harvested a dozen watermelon, and the last two zucchini. There were a few other baby ones on the plant, but it has gotten powdery mildew, so I pulled the plant, along with the remaining watermelon vines. Topped off the pumpkins and the butternut squash. Emptied the flowerpots of all the...
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    What Did You Learn This Garden Season?

    I learned I need to automate more of the everyday chores. As much as I find it relaxing to stand out there and water or weed, when work and chores and weather get in the way, I can't actually force myself to go out and do things. Having it set up so things get taken care of automatically no...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I started topping off the fall squash vines and the tomatoes. About six weeks from frost, I would rather everything already there ripen instead of letting the plants put so much energy into more fruit that never has a chance.
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I went out and picked a mess of green beans, cooked them with new potatoes for supper. Have melons ripening, pumpkins and squash just about ripe. My zucchini and cucumber have powdery mildew on them, so will cut them out of the garden on my next day off. It is so hot here I am looking forward...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Honeybees or other bees? My actual honeybees don't really come out of their hive. They're still in there, population healthy, plenty of food...but you never see them actually leave or enter their hive. It's just...strange. That aside, in the past few weeks all of the other bee populations...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I watered the more vulnerable plants today, and pulled some weeds. Was going to rip out all of my tomatoes after all the hornworm damage and a groundhog eating off everything right as it started to turn, but they are recovering nicely. I will top them off next week so the remaining tomatoes...