Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread - February 22-29, 2020
Posted on 02/22/2020 8:47:50 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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I am in Georgia and going to plant some Buckwheat for my bees. I know that it is too early to plant outside so I will plant some of them indoors.
I am also going to burn about a quarter of an acre to clear the land for the future growth of buckwheat in the spring.
After I burn the ground cover, can I put my chicken compost on the ground to its way in and then wait until late next month to till it in and then plant the Buckwheat?
Gardening is on hold & pretty much everything else .... totally engrossed in Iron Dog Snow Machine race ... been going on all week & everyone is exhausted from following the race (lots of index fingers worn out hitting the ‘refresh’ button on GPS tracking. Today is the last day - big finish at Big Lake. Race started with 29 sleds, down to 13 at the start this morning ... one breakdown, one crash ... now 11. Another sled is pinging ‘zero’ (the Canadians, doggone it - they’ve become fan faves & family members flew in to be at the finish waiting for them).
Icy creeks, two sleds caught on fire, illness, crashes, mechanicals, ‘moose menace’ .... if they lose any more sleds today, the entire remaining field will end up in the top ten!
Iron Dog Thread
I see there are just a few replies so far on the thread, so I'll say "hi" to one of my favorite people.
This big cat loves fresh air, gardens, and DJT.
.... sounds a little like the Dems.
All: Help needed. Got a Totally Tomatoes catalog. Never started tomatoes from seed, understand the gist. Have inside sunroom - can start tomatoes from seed. Overwhelmed by choices... Any hints/suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks...
“...can I put my chicken compost on the ground to work its way in and then wait until late next month to till it in and then plant the Buckwheat?”
Depends upon how ‘fresh’ that chicken compost is. I never used any unless it had aged for at least a year. It’s SO acidic, and will burn anything it touches if it’s too fresh.
If it’s been aged for a year, then I see no problem with your plan. :)
‘Totally Tomatoes’ belongs to Jung Seed, the company I worked for for 10 years.
Your FIRST decision should be to decide how many plants you want, which types of plants and how much room you have.
Give me some more details and I’ll recommend some varieties for you to try that I’ve grown myself through the years. :)
I’m moving slowly, today. Beau was sick with a cold earlier in the week and has been kind enough to give it to me! I’m working on breaking my last sleep-record of 72 hours in a three day period from the last time I was sick.
Nothing major. I don’t get sick often, but when I do, I’m down for the count for a number of days. :(
Five duck boxes waiting for occupants.
One pair of woodies sighted in our cove.
Come on, ladies !
I like Roma for a meaty tomato for cooking (sauces ). Big Boy or Better Boy for large tomato slices.
If I had to choose one, it would be Roma.
Butterscotch Toffee Cookies
BATTER Blend/beat 2 eggs, 1/2 c canola oil; gradually add pkg butter pecan cake mix; mix well.
Fold in 10 oz butterscotch chips, 8 oz milk chocolate English toffee bits. Drop tbl batter 2" apart
on greased sheetpan. Bake golden 350 deg 10-12 min. Cool a min; liftoff to wire racks.
VARY Use chopped pecans, toffee bits, pkg butterscotch pudding.
Aw, sorry you got a cold!
Hey, at least it will be warm this weekend.
Picked up a pretty pink orchid at Home Depot this week. I have 3 now. One of them (deep pink) I’ve had a few years and it is re-blooming again. They sure are easy to keep. The yellow one is really neat. HD had the same yellow variety this week.
Sounds like tons of fun...
If this weather continues Feb will be the 4th driest month ever recorded here on the Calif coast near the Oregon border...
It’s been a blast!! Last night up late .... waiting for the last 4 teams to come in. The ‘fan fair’ is long over so the locals have turned out (30 + vehicles at last count, mostly trucks, half an hour ago) & lined the ‘chute’ with their vehicles, lights on. Homemade signs, cow bells, people whooping it up ... I think these last 4 teams are going to get a louder, more excited ‘welcome home’ than the first 7!!
Oh wow - somebody brought fireworks!!! This is going to be fantastic!
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