Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread - December 12-18, 2020
Posted on 12/12/2020 7:15:19 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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Hello to all -
Still dry as a bone in California with temps in the 70s where I am, meaning almost daily watering. My drip system gave up the ghost and needs to be either fixed or scrapped.
Send us rain, please!
Other than that, my winter garden is always more colorful than my summer garden. I am planting cyclamen, roses and pansies.
It was here too until last night. Figures I hauled 4 buckets of water to water my garlic. Then the rain started last night and will last all day today - west Michigan.
Kingfisher - it took the photographer six years and over 700,000 attempts to get his perfect shot!
WOW! That is impressive! Thanks for sharing that. :)
This past week here in Central Missouri was warm and dry for the most part. A front rolled in off the plains yesterday and brought some badly needed rainfall.
My garlic is finally starting to peek through the soil. Lots of kale and collards still to harvest. Still need to finish the fall cleanup.
Seed catalogs are starting to appear in the mailbox.
I took delivery of another 25 ton of 3x6 crushed limestone for the pond. This is all going below the waterline. Every single piece will have to be hand-tossed. I’m not particularly looking forward to the task, but I do need the exercise.
Good Morning! :-)
I had a fall Sunday night and this morning finally got my glasses adjusted at Wal Mart. It may have been the wrong day to visit the super store since it was “Shop with a Cop” day.
About 80 or 90 little kids, five or six local cops, sheriff’s deputies, etc were helping contain the sprawl. What a madhouse !
Top of the Morning to you and thank you!
Beautiful day in Kentucky. Getting outside to enjoy.
Oh, No! Hope you recover quickly from your fall...and from Walmart!
I’ve helped with Toys for Tots in the past - I know the, ‘madhouse’ of which you speak! ;)
I’m throwing in the towel on greenhouse growing for the year. I’ve got a number of heads of lettuce to harvest today - when I get motivated to suit up and do some more shoveling later. We’ve gotten about 4” so far and more on the way through this afternoon. The heavy, WET stuff. Ugh! Beau has gone into Madison to help shovel out the wealthy ladies of Shorewood Hills. (Good tippers!)
I have lettuces started under lights, as well as some spinach that was already started in 6-packs, but I moved that in last week. Another batch of sprouts will be in the works later today.
It’s like a Snow Cave in the greenhouse - kind of fun, actually.
The birds were convinced they were STARVING, so I cleaned the snow off the feeders and re-filled them, and they’re all happy, now. Had to talk the Beagle into going outside this morning for his ‘Potty Break’ in the snow. He’s such a spoiled brat - but aren’t we all? However, after many years of Army Life, I GREATLY APPRECIATE indoor plumbing, LOL!
Pictures in a bit of our newest addition to the Menagerie - ‘Weber’ (yes, as in grill!), our beef steer.
I laughed a little too hard at this one...
Wow! As a photographer I must say, not only is this a great shot but the photographer who took it must be the most persistent person on the planet to try so hard and for so long.
Did no yard work this week. First time ever in CT
Took a few hours to sharpen chain saw chain. & service/clean
Gave wood stove a good workout
Rain steady. Green lawn, 50F
Totally obsessed! I don’t think I’d be able to take another picture of a bird again, much less a kingfisher!
Anybody ever heard of Magnum Carrots. I use to get the pelletized seed but then they stopped carrying that variety. Best I ever grew. Minus 30 tonight, time to order seed and get away from the depressive fraudulent elections. I haven’t felt this way since JFK was killed.
I have not been in our garden for several days. I hope to talk our son into mulching our Garlic with rice hulls tomorrow. Tonight is the annual Christmas Truckers Parade here in Eureka and I’m not going but our daughter and hubby are there
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