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    Quotes and thoughts for the day

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    Weather Where You Are

    "If Zeta continues on its projected path, it will be the fifth named storm to make landfall in Louisiana this year, which is the most since hurricane record-keeping began in 1851, according to Barry Keim, Louisiana's state climatologist." NOLA . com Zeta, Eta, Theta ... ? History both...
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    What are You Eating from the Garden?

    Lunch was the usual, tomato soup. This time, it was with shallots, onions, and garlic sauteed with the bacon. Also added, mushrooms from the store. I have had mushrooms from the garden before. That was when the morels began to show up in early spring after I'd had a garden in the same place for...
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    Weather Where You Are

    Several overnight low records for the day in the vicinity. It was 15°f here but almost doesn't count for a morning low since it was about 12:01 AM and was 21° by the time I made it out to the lazyboy. Quite hazy, which disappointed me when I went out to view the stars - what stars?! The BIG US...
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    New member introduction

    Welcome, RoyJonesBiv :frow. What plants are you interested in growing, crazy and not crazy? What crazy and not crazy ways are you interested in growing them? Steve
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    Freeze Drying?

    What has worked for you? What examples are out there in the market? I thought that I could learn something about it on the Cooperative Extension websites but, after I'd looked at 3, realized that they had given no examples or information for the person at home. There are 5 coolers in my...
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    Garden humor thread..

    @Dirtmechanic probably yelled, "HEY, you!" The horse answered, "Sure. But, until you bring me some, I'm eating these roses."
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    Murder Hornets

    @Collector , DW sets her potted plants outdoors every spring. They may stay a few weeks in the greenhouse during Autumn but, this time of year, in they come! And, in come those tiny gnats. Like @flowerbug , you have probably seen them when there is a calm day and they show up and can be seen...
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    What makes You an "Easy" Gardener?

    YAY for GWR!
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    Murder Hornets

    Sheesh! Well, I'm not gonna believe that we have turned any corners just yet! Typical of 2020, a fungus gnat showed up here in the South Window right in front of my face as I was reading this...
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    What are You Eating from the Garden?

    I don't know about growing leeks through the winter, @ducks4you . They were one of those vegetables that I had no idea that I could grow because I didnt know anyone around here that grew them. Like parsnips, I associated them with the UK - you know, those pictures of British gardeners with...
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    What are You Eating from the Garden?

    Oh, that doesn't sound slow to me, @Trish Stretton ! I'm trying to think ... One month after your spring equinox? Oh, that environment must be like Florida. Maybe chilly at times? Maybe Orlando, you know - Disney World ;)? I don't remember ever eating leeks from my garden early in the season...
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    Garden humor thread..

    Are you guys still 🐎-ing around?
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    AMKuska's 2020 Garden

    The flowers must be the most fragile part of nearly any plant. We are told that our own bodies fight off potential infections on a daily basis. Symptoms may be unnoticed or minor. We understand that this is happening with all life forms - every one. It's a Zoo out there! Well, it's more than...
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    What Did You Do In The Garden?

    Dug the parsnips and carrots. Quite a contrast, although neither had such a wonderful year. This was a new location for them. The carrots were terribly forked. The soil in that bed isn't all that rocky. In fact, they did much, much better in the rocks, last year. The parsnips were large and...
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    Giant Pink Banana Squash PIE!

    I have a recipe copied for Pumpkin Apple Cider Bread. It's a yeast bread and I have never tried it. DW likes potato and carrot breads but I find the potato bread almost the same as white wheat bread - that is okay. Carrots add color but not much more - that is okay. The apple cider with the...
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    In October, 80 years ago: "We all want to help one another; human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another... But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls..." "The way of life can be...
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    weed id, how many do you have in your yard/gardens?

    I still feel guilty about teasing @Hattie the Hen. She deliberately grew salsify. For the table ... I can't figure out where one could find something to eat on the skinny plants. What I suspect might be true is that it grows much larger in the UK. Steve
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    Garden humor thread..

    Nicker, @PhilaGardener :D @ducks4you 's unbridled enthusiasm for taking out burdock has everything to do with her horses' demands regarding burrs in their manes, tails, under the saddle, etc. Now, if this subject gets off without a hitch, it may be difficult to rein in. Steve