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  1. Zeedman

    Weather Where You Are

    Another drencher here, a couple inches since this morning. I can't really complain though; the same front which went through today was stalled over NW Wisconsin for days. We are way above average for the year AGAIN... but at least there have been some longer dry spells, and a chance to get a few...
  2. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    The rain still held off, but it was so muggy that DW & I didn't get as much done as we'd hoped. Still working on the home plots. Planted Moringa, "Thailand" bitter melon, and "Pizza Crossed" pepper, all from transplants. Also planted the first of the beans, a 40' row of "Emerite". That is...
  3. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    The storms today somehow missed us, so we were able to finish planting the remaining peppers & tomatoes on the home plots, and closed up the fencing around those areas. Gave some pepper plants to the neighbors too. Also planted four plants of the Zuccetta Rampicante, which will be trained to the...
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    Snake ALERT !

    Only garter snakes on my property. Considering that I am suburban, I welcome them as a sign that my area is not fully urbanized - yet. I have nothing against them, they don't bite, and must eat something more troublesome. I wish I had lizards too, like the ones that lived in the rock pile when...
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    Snake ALERT !

    Now if it had found a way in, that might have been really entertaining. :ep I've come across bull snakes a couple times in the wild. They are not poisonous, but they certainly let you know they are not happy - in no uncertain terms. One coiled up like a rattler & buzzed its rail against the...
  6. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    (added emphasis mine) It may come to that here too, judging by the extended forecast... chances of rain & storms every day for the next week. At least it looks like it will be dry during the day tomorrow, guess I'd better get in as many of the transplants as possible. I won't be direct-seeding...
  7. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Most of the garden is still wet from the deluge, but I planted a few peppers today. The sole Beaver Dam survivor went into a pot, and four Taltos peppers at the garden's edge, where I could reach in without compacting the soil. A small beginning, but at least the garden has officially started...
  8. Zeedman

    Weather Where You Are

    That dam break made the national news - it looks bad. The reporter was broadcasting from Midland, was that area flooded?
  9. Zeedman

    Discombobulated

    Whoopeee! :weee(ow)... :ya (ow)... :old
  10. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I love those big buckets; we have 6 of them, and they will all be in use once the garden gets going. Could even use more of them, actually. They are good for storing the cut-off soybeans for final drying, because mice can't climb the sides. @digitS' , it sounds like you could use a couple...
  11. Zeedman

    Weather Where You Are

    Pretty soaked here as well; about 4" locally, with many communities more than that. The weather forecaster really missed the mark on that one, we were only forecast for about 1.5"... but the storm slowed down, and basically parked over the Upper Midwest. Not a pounding rain though, the soil...
  12. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    It is fortunate that I was able to till all of the gardens to 6" depth Friday & Saturday, because we had about 4" of rain since then. It was a slow soaking rain, which doesn't appear to have broken down the surface structure; so when/if it dries, it should still be OK for planting. I had...
  13. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Behind my rural garden, there is a very large "wild" garlic patch. I only noticed it a few years ago, when the grass wasn't tall yet & all of the scapes were held high. It turns out that all of the bulbils I cut off & threw out of the garden (and into tall grass) actually took, and after years...
  14. Zeedman

    Questions about well water tests

    I agree with @Ridgerunner - follow through on getting the well professionally tested before going any further. You want to be sure the well is safe before hooking up to the house. Home water tests are much like home soil tests - inaccurate, and incomplete. A professional will be able to test for...
  15. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    I've seen walking onions, but wandering garlic? What's next, triffids???:ep
  16. Zeedman

    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    If I planted bush beans that closely in my climate, I would have serious problems with diseases & rodents. I've never been a big fan of tight spacing... as @flowerbug mentioned, you have more plants per square foot (and use proportionally more seed) but get less per plant. Some of my own...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Wow! I hope you are able to post a photo when blooming starts... it should be spectacular.
  18. Zeedman

    Cucumbers starting

    That might be the one. Although calling it a "yardlong bean" might be a stretch - literally. :lol: Most of the pods in the photo are over-mature & fully inflated; you can just see a small, immature pod in the background. If it were not for the pod inflation (a trait I associate with yardlongs) I...
  19. Zeedman

    Shut down effects

    Hmmm... that might explain why they are out of hand sanitizer too...
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    Discombobulated

    Well said. Ditto.
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