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Weekly Garden Thread - July 4-10, 2020
July 4, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes

Posted on 07/04/2020 6:46:40 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

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.

If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located.

This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked.

It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table Recipes, Preserving, Good Living - there is no telling where it will go - and that is part of the fun and interest. Jump in and join us! Send a Private Message to Diana in Wisconsin if you'd like to be added to our New & Improved Ping List.

NOTE: This is a once a week Ping List. We do post to the thread during the week. Links to related articles and discussions which might be of interest to Gardeners are welcomed any time!


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: ag; food; gardening; hobbies
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1 posted on 07/04/2020 6:46:40 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: 4everontheRight; Augie; Aevery_Freeman; ApplegateRanch; ArtDodger; AloneInMass; ...

2 posted on 07/04/2020 6:49:11 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I have teeny tiny beans on my Bush 274.


3 posted on 07/04/2020 6:51:02 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Ya gotta start somewhere! :)


4 posted on 07/04/2020 6:57:57 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: All

I am hot-footing it this morning. It’s 9am and already 80 degrees - heading to 94 for this Independence Day!

I have until about 10am before the sun hits my main garden, so I’m going out to water right away.

That may be all I get accomplished outside today. Seems like a day well-suited to Air Conditioned indoor chores.

I dried laundry on the line yesterday - with the heat it took about 20 minutes for things to dry!

My garden IS looking lovely now that things are popping. I’ll post some pictures later and count that as another ‘indoor chore.’ ;)

Beau and six of our thirteen dogs went Up Nort’ Friday for Bear Training season. You can chase them around, but no shooting for now, and you make sure your trails are mowed and all of your bait stumps are filled with yummy stale donuts and leftover fish fry oil. Yumsters! (I should put that recipe on the Monthly Food Thread, LOL!)

I saw a few Fireworks from the front porch last night. A huge RED spider-y one which are my favorites. All family events have been cancelled on BOTH sides of the family, so I don’t have any food to prep, so that’s actually kind of a nice change of pace for me. Beau hates Mexican food, so I will survive on Tacos and Enchiladas and Taco Salad while he’s away this week. I’ll MAKE the sacrifice of NOT cooking THREE full meals a day. ;)

I’m ‘officially’ on VACATION! YAY!


5 posted on 07/04/2020 7:07:20 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Love Mt Rushmore!! Best President eva!


6 posted on 07/04/2020 7:33:02 AM PDT by Track9 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi’ite since 632 AD)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Greetings from southern New Hampshire, and Happy Fourth of July!

Our four “New Hires” have integrated into the flock. The little one who was apparently trampled by the flock in a panic, finally crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, last week. It never recovered from the incident.

Anyway, I need to do a bill-count, but I believe we are at 28, now!

I need to start the tillers and see about clearing some beds. I will need to whack the weeds, first.


7 posted on 07/04/2020 7:36:40 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (We live on a tax farm as free-range humans!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Good Morning All. Normally the Bender family gathers here on the 4th of July for a cookout of grilled local Oysters, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs but Lady Bender said “enough” so everyone is on their own. Most of the Fourth festivities have been cancelled here Benderville is experiencing some of the nicest gardening weather in the 65 years I have lived here.

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8 posted on 07/04/2020 7:38:13 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

No ripe tomatoes by the 4th of july but my wife’s widely dispersed garden is yielding lots of zukes and kukes.

When they start to come in, it will be tomatoes three meals a day.

(She doesn’t preserve)


9 posted on 07/04/2020 7:38:44 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: tubebender

Grilled oysters?

Don’t they slip through the grill cracks?


10 posted on 07/04/2020 7:39:34 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Corn is as high as an elephant’s eye?”

Or

“Knee high by the Fourth of July?”


11 posted on 07/04/2020 7:52:46 AM PDT by dakine
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To: tubebender
We grilled oysters & shrimp & burgers every 4th when I lived on the GOM. Miss so many things about that area! Sadly, we're only grilling steak here this year. Sniff. 😁
I have been able to pick 1 zucchini so far & let me tell you, after 3 years of fighting squash worms, drought & floods, it's the prettiest zucchini I've ever seen!!!
12 posted on 07/04/2020 8:18:44 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......)
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To: bert

You grill them in the shell until they open a bit then you use a Oyster knife to open them while wearing a heavy glove on one hand...


13 posted on 07/04/2020 8:30:43 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Hi Diana

I am starting to think more like a gardner now.

We have had a few cool days here along the coast south of Boston, and in my new 4x4 garden I planted some radishes and the seed package said spring and fall planting but I think the cooler weather will help them out. -Tom

14 posted on 07/04/2020 8:43:05 AM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: 4everontheRight
Our new neighbors have spent the past several months cleaning up the property that has been a rental. 3.5 acres was overgrown with berries, trees, out buildings etc and now they will tackle restoring the 125 year old farm house. She has planted a small garden...

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15 posted on 07/04/2020 8:51:51 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: 4everontheRight

>>I lived on the GOM.<<<
What is a GOM?


16 posted on 07/04/2020 8:53:43 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

they sound like good neighbors. Happy 4th to all!


17 posted on 07/04/2020 9:12:08 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future.)
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To: MomwithHope
Another neighbor posing for me...

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18 posted on 07/04/2020 9:24:33 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

What a perfect shot. We have a lot of deer strolling through too.


19 posted on 07/04/2020 9:28:41 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Oh, my. A local garden center has hand painted their garden gnomes a “dark skin color”, smh. I should call to ask if they have any Asian or Hispanic gnomes.


20 posted on 07/04/2020 9:30:40 AM PDT by bgill
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