Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 36 SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Posted on 09/07/2012 10:09:42 AM PDT by greeneyes
The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you.
This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you wont be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnt asked.
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Hope everyone has a good fall crop. God Bless.
please add me to your list
Pinging the Garden List.
gotribe, you’ve been added to my “unofficial list”
Ellendra, and JADB, would you please add to the official garden lists?
Anyone have a source for “Sea Buckthorn” bushes?
Does anyone know anything about pruning fruit trees? We bought some bargain apple and pear tree that are leggy with no lower branches. Can they be cut back?
They can be cut back, and the way they are trimmed can have an impact on production.
Here is a link that has lots of info including “training” of fruit trees.
I don’t know anything about these, but I am sure that one of the other gardeners will have some ideas.
We are going to plant some beans, beets, spinach and lettuce for fall.
Later I will plant the winter garden. Lettuce, spinach, garlic, and onions. This will eventually be covered with row cover and straw.
In October, after the first frost, we will plant winter wheat and red clover in February.
I’ve got a tiny bit of heirloom hard white wheat seed, I’m thinking of trying a small patch inside of my garden - now that we have the deer problem largely solved. Mainly I want to try to increase my stock of seed a bit - for a “just in case” stash.
We’ve had a couple more rain showers at my place since last week. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to put out any fall garden. The grass is turning green again so I guess I’ll need to service the lawn tractor this weekend. It hasn’t been started since May so there are bound to be a few cobwebs and a mud dauber nest or two inside.
Have the hummingbirds left everywhere north? I haven’t seen any in about a week.
Yeh, We do this too. Try to have our favorite and most eaten products as heirloom seeds - just in case.
We are just now getting another rain shower today. Hope we can at least get close to normal precipitation before winter.
We do enjoy not having to mow.LOL. Only silver lining in the drought, but would gladly have mowed in exchange for rain and a good garden crop.
I couldn’t say. We don’t normally see very many for some reason. We have wrens, robins, blue jays and darned starlings.
And thank you, greeneyes, for keeping the weekly thread going! I’m afraid I’ve been losing track of time a lot lately. I was thinking it was still Thursday!
Raintree Nursery has several, they’re sometimes called seaberries.
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