Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread (Happy Easter!) Vol. 14, April 6, 2012
Posted on 04/06/2012 9:30:28 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde
Good morning, FRiends and fellow gardeners! The weather has cooled-down a bit, the sun is shining and my grandgirls have been here all week. I am one happy blonde today.
It rained again 2 and 3 days ago, so I haven't even disked up the garden spot yet, but that will get done Monday.
All of the fruit trees and bushes that I've planted are doing very well and the regular rains have been perfect to keep them moist and off to a great start! Some of the raspberries that I planted were established plants, and some were bare-root canes. Many of the canes have come alive with new growth, and the others are showing buds this morning.
A visit to the apiary this morning showed a good buildup of comb and honey stores. They say that the Spring following a drought will yield little honey flow, and half of my hives are going along with that. The other half is building comb and producing honey like crazy, so I don't know what to think.
For those of you traveling for the weekend, I wish you a safe trip! And I wish each and every one of you a blessed Easter. Enjoy!
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Previous weeks' threads:
Weekly Gardening Thread (Catalog Fever) Vol. 1 Jan 6, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Seeds) Vol. 2, January 13, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 3, January 20, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (U.S. Hardiness Zones) Supplemental Vol. 1
Weekly Gardening Thread (Soil Types) Vol. 4, January 27, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Vacation) Vol. 5, February 03, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Vacation) Vol. 6, February 10, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Vacation?) Vol. 7, February 17, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Home Sweet Home) Vol. 8, February 24, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Soil Structure Part 1) Vol. 9, March 2, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Transplanting Tomatoes) Vol. 10, March 9, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread (Useful Links) Vol. 11, March 16, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread -- Vol. 12, March 23, 2012
Weekly Gardening Thread -- Vol. 13, March 31, 2012
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Bought four bunches of green/spring onions at the supermarket. Stuck ‘em in the ground. They’re doing fine. North Shore of Ohio.
Good Friday good morning to you! Everything here is a month early (that is according to the “official” weather peoooooooople.) I suppose I should start thinking about the garden. It seems odd to have to pull weeds before the taxes are due...but just to be sure that we are still in WI, a freeze is forecast for tonight.
PS — there is another thread started. But, yours is prettier.
Home garden coming along nicely - 12 of 14 raised beds planted - everything but 1 type of watermelon up and happy.
This is a bit of a tangent, but it is garden related and it is Good Friday.
I am raising $500 to help a small Christian orphanage in Pakistan start a chicken farm and vegetable garden - so they can feed and support themselves.
The Facebook page is: Love and Hope Christian Orphanage.
50 X $10 buys 50 chickens and everything they need to make this dream a reality.
You can buy a chicken via PayPal: email@example.com.
18 chickens raised so far - only 32 to go.
The same wish to you all my FReeper Gardening freiends.
My daughter and I travelled to southwest Florida yesterday to spend Easter with my Dad and Aunt.. It is absolutely beautiful here, but like so many other places they are dry, dry, dry!
Happy Easter all.
Dear (Not)JustaDumbBlonde :)
Kindly add me to the gardening ping list.
I am starting my first ever garden this year, 100 sq ‘.
It’s going great so far but I’m kind of scared!
Well, silly me! I didn’t think to check for a thread before I started one! Oops.
We have been drying some of the gorgeous spring flower blooms in the garden for later use in craft projects - cards, bookmarks, etc. What we are using to dry the flowers is the 'Microfleur' Flower Press Kit for Microwave Ovens. It works very well - you can dry flowers in minutes rather than weeks. We have been quite pleased ..... here's a link:
One of the gardeners got itchy for the thread and started it. I presumed they had been in touch with you and were given the ok. So I provided a ping to the thread.
Boerner Botannical Gardens, Milwaukee
A very blessed Easter to you and to the rest of the gardeners!
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