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Weekly Garden Thread - January 9-15, 2021
January 9, 2021 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes

Posted on 01/09/2021 6:55:59 AM PST 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 a 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: food; garden; gardening; hobbies
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1 posted on 01/09/2021 6:55:59 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: 4everontheRight; Augie; Aevery_Freeman; ApplegateRanch; ArtDodger; AloneInMass; ...

2 posted on 01/09/2021 6:58:12 AM PST 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

One fishing boat cruised by our place this morning.

30 degrees...


3 posted on 01/09/2021 6:59:39 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Good morning! :-)


4 posted on 01/09/2021 7:04:19 AM PST by left that other site (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isaiah 7:9))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hello everyone from cold west Michigan. At least it is sunny!


5 posted on 01/09/2021 7:13:47 AM PST by MomwithHope (Forever grateful to all our patriots, past, present and future.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Good morning 🌄 and thank you.


6 posted on 01/09/2021 7:26:09 AM PST by TianaHighrider (God bless President Trump. Prayers for PDJT and his loyal supporters.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

LOVE the coffee💖


7 posted on 01/09/2021 7:27:22 AM PST by TianaHighrider (God bless President Trump. Prayers for PDJT and his loyal supporters.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ordered my butternut squash seeds yesterday. Ordered 60 seeds..let’s see....Each vine will produce about 9 squash. You do the math. LOL


8 posted on 01/09/2021 7:28:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

This is always such a great thread. Thank you so much Diana.


9 posted on 01/09/2021 7:29:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The past week has brought us nothing but unremarkable weather here in Central Missouri.

The kale and collards are starting to look a little rough, but there’s still a bumper crop out there waiting its turn in the kitchen.

I finished the new fuel tank for Pops’ little Massey yesterday. All that’s left to do is put it in the tractor, connect all of the plumbing, add fuel, and see if it will start and run. I’m going to be very happy to get that thing out of my shop so I can get on to something else.

Thinking I might try to work a couple more dead trees into firewood this weekend, or maybe just chopped and dropped. My bones haven’t told me yet today how ambitious I’m going be so that’s still up in the air. lol


10 posted on 01/09/2021 7:31:59 AM PST by Augie
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Aerial view of a Fira, Greece perched high on a volcanic precipice.
Ancient switchback path leads to the small port below.
11 posted on 01/09/2021 7:37:45 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hai! Just waiting for a jump ride back to Seattle. Hope you’re doing fine - be safe!


12 posted on 01/09/2021 7:45:27 AM PST by SkyDancer (Remember Ashli Babbitt!)
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To: All
For the winter months, I plan on using this format to keep myself on track each week:

Saturday - Main Post & Welcome for the week, general discussion

Sunday - anything goes!

Monday - Discussion Topic from the big list we made at the end of Summer, with a second PING to all

Tuesday - Gardening Book Recommendations

Wednesday - You Tube Video or Web Page recommendation

Thursday - Vegetables

Friday - Flowers

None of this is set in stone, and if anyone has suggestions, I'm open to them. This seemed to be a good way to cover the HUGE list of topics we wanted to discuss when we're not all busy in our gardens.

13 posted on 01/09/2021 7:47:47 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set. )
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To: LibWhacker; Oshkalaboomboom

Just LOOK at the color of that water! Unreal!

Also - I want the house at the top right of the ‘hill’ with the pool! ;)

Oh, wait, that’s Oshkalaboomboom’s ‘Winter Quarters.’ ;)


14 posted on 01/09/2021 7:51:34 AM PST 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

Some guys you don't want to meet in your garden!
15 posted on 01/09/2021 7:53:10 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Don't know if this is real, but who wouldn't want this garden?
16 posted on 01/09/2021 8:20:15 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Greetings from southern New Hampshire, where the boss has the garden catalogs open and I am updating to the new Drip Works Garden Planner.

The planner doesn’t run well on my iPad. I will try my laptop this evening.

Yesterday, I ran shore power to the RV and ran the self-leveling routine. It worked fine and now, with the crockery totes transferred to the belly box, we are set for spring. As soon as the soil warms, I will use my John Deere 318 and loader to prepare the screen room area for the platform.

I am planning on building at least one hoop house for one of our 4’ by 8’ planter beds. Hope to get some performance data and get a small start on spring.

Hydroponics is next in line.


17 posted on 01/09/2021 8:28:20 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Who the hell would throw shit at a fan?)
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To: Ellendra; All

18 posted on 01/09/2021 8:29:01 AM PST 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 hope all of you are able to have gardens like these someday! =>

How Does the Hamptons Garden Grow? With a Lot of Paid Help.

19 posted on 01/09/2021 8:50:10 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ha, love that!


20 posted on 01/09/2021 8:52:23 AM PST by LibWhacker
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