Prayers up for all our Freepers in the areas affected by the storm.
Have a great week end. God Bless..
Pinging the List.
2nd crop of potatoes are growing strong. I just picked some tomatoes, and pulled some of the 3rd crop of radishes.
Lettuce is failing, but hey, not everything works well.
Now I know what’s been happening to my green beans. The fall crop started out good but then it started disappearing. Hubby was sitting out one evening and saw a couple yearlings stop by for dinner. He just watched them without shooing them away.
I put up 2 quart baggies of sliced bell peppers yesterday.
Don't forget to vote - and vote like your life depends on it (it does).
What!!!! A Non-Political thread. Sounds like complete manure to me.
Just getting my seed order together for next spring. With the economy looking like it might crash no matter who is elected, I’m ordering early this season. (and expanding the garden)
Please add me to the list....
Love it that you’re still getting tomatoes. That will be me next year! We’re building 24x28 sun room onto the west side of our house. The foundation is poured and the forms were stripped yesterday. I expect all of the floor joists will be in place when I get home this evening. WooHoo!
I’m hoping to clean up the tomato vines and get my garlic planted this weekend.
Last week I went to Mississippi (Wed. Thur. and Fri.) to check on my house and property and mow the lawn. Every thing is fine and in good shape. I did bring back a couple of big garbage bags full of lawn cuttings and leaves for my raised bed. Beautiful weather. My wife says that I can’t go back until hurricane season is over. Every time I have gone back a hurricane has hit the U.S. - They seam to know where I am and follow me except for Sandy! Prayers up for all the people in the northeast and in it’s path.
I got my sweet potatoes dug, my guess is around 200 lbs. I still have lots of clean up left in the garden before the ground freezes solid.
I ran across this story and wondered if you had seen it. I do not know if this is any where near you as cats hunt. The drought may have forced some animals to seek new territory to hunt.
Greetings from western PA. It finally stopped raining after a week of hurricane Sandy’s effects. My cabbage plants both green and purple look glorious with the raindrops glimmering on their leaves. My marigolds do well in the mix of 40’s temps and rain. However it’s supposed to drop to just above freezing tonight so I brought my potted plants of marigolds inside. It will go back up to 50 degrees by Wed and I’ll set them back outside. I try to keep them going every year as long as I can, then harvest the flowers for storage for planting in the spring. Marigolds don’t do well inside with the furnace on, so I eventually cut the stalks and put them in a vase for decoration and to dry out.
If it don’t rain tonight I will dig sweet potatoes and turnips tomorrow. Still a few carrots coming up. Otherwise garden is ready to be put to rest
We are working hard to finish our back porch remodeling job. It had been enclosed by the previous owner into a storage room and had a roof leak that rotted the plywood siding walls. Lovie wanted a screened porch, so I ripped out the outer load bearing wall and rebuilt it, along with an end wall that has the rear entrance storm door. It's finally down to the painting, then the screening. This porch is where we will move all the container plants to for winter. Last year, when it was a falling down storage room, we hung (2)48" grow light fixtures connected to a timer that gave the plants 12hrs of light automatically every day. Our plants survived the winter in better condition than ever and because of that, they had a great year this year outdoors. We will use staple on plastic sheeting for wind resistance and may place an electric heater in the on real cold nights. Over the course of this project, I had to learn some basic brick laying skills, move and add new electric outlets(dealing with HOT wires) insulate the ceiling, and stretching screen yet to come. Before and after photos will be posted after I am finished, shortly, I hope.