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Old 06-14-2009, 03:53 PM   #41
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Thanks Munky - I might try a couple of the mentioned actions (especially like the Vaseline one as they make me feel like this) . It would be funny to watch both the squirrels and the raccoons slowly sliding back down to the ground

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LOL!!! Get a video.Post it on You Tube.That would be hilarious.

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Old 06-14-2009, 05:19 PM   #42
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Alas, I have no video camera, and my phone has only a very cheap vga camera. Last picture I took with it was of an obviously very fuzzy spotted brown thing in the "needed to be cut grass" thing that I labeled "baby doe". Almost ran over her/him on the garden tractor. They don't move unless you poke them as momma said "DON'T MOVE". At least deer babies listen. What do our kids do? They'd be down the road looking for mischievous activities after ten minutes.

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Old 06-14-2009, 06:49 PM   #43
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jake just re-potted my basil! flowered, my oops!
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jake just re-potted my basil! flowered, my oops!
On the bright side,they didn't die.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:56 PM   #45
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had carrots from garden, night before last. my gosh they were very sweet and so tender it only took one minute in the micro. wish i had planted more. getting ready to resow some of the kinds of seeds i had left over. however got two new varieties of lettuce to try. hop it doesn't get to hot before i can harvest some.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #46
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had carrots from garden, night before last. my gosh they were very sweet and so tender it only took one minute in the micro. wish i had planted more. getting ready to resow some of the kinds of seeds i had left over. however got two new varieties of lettuce to try. hop it doesn't get to hot before i can harvest some.
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What's your secret to growing carrots? I started the seeds indoors,and nothing happened.
I have to resow most of the corn I planted.Only a few sprouted.It's been 2 months.The lates showed up,but the earlies never did.Dunno what happened there.I'd blame the dog but he doesn't have thumbs. :)

Tomatoes haven't disappointed me,should have some ripe enough for picking in a week or so.I plan on making sundried tomatoes,and bruchetta toppings..
Everything else was planted in the ground,so far so good.I'm looking forward to the cucumbers,making all the relishes I want.Canning my own squash.Peppers,nice summer projects.

Is it too late in the season to plant lettuce? I picked a nice spot for them.It will have indirect light all day,the house should block most of the wind,they might have a chance.

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:54 AM   #47
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We ate our first cherry tomatoes this weekend. The herbs were very slow to take off, but seem to be doing well.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:30 AM   #48
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Babe,
What's your secret to growing carrots? I started the seeds indoors,and nothing happened.
I have to resow most of the corn I planted.Only a few sprouted.It's been 2 months.The lates showed up,but the earlies never did.Dunno what happened there.I'd blame the dog but he doesn't have thumbs. :)

Is it too late in the season to plant lettuce? I picked a nice spot for them.It will have indirect light all day,the house should block most of the wind,they might have a chance.

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Munky, we grow several hundred pounds of carrots each year. We sow them right in the garden, in firmly compacted soil...dh rototills first, then tromphs the row by walking back and forth, then runs the seeder machine and finally re-tromphs over the rows of seeds. It takes up to three weeks for the seed to germinate and the seeds need moisture every day. If it does not rain during that three weeks, I hand water the seed rows in the evenings, so the seeds are moist all night and into the next day.

We also are planting something in the garden up until November. The second planting of spinach has been thinned, just planted black eyed peas last week, will plant bush beans this week, if the soil drys out. I would try the lettuce, just may work, if it does not get too hot.

Another tip, on spinach. Even though my first planting is going to seed, the leaves growing on the flower stalk are just as tender and tasty as on younger plants. You can't harvest a huge amount of leaves, but they are perfectly delightful leaves to eat.

We just replanted corn also. I think our problem was old seed. We should be able to tell in a week how well the second planting went.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:31 PM   #49
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Babe,
What's your secret to growing carrots? I started the seeds indoors,and nothing happened.
I have to resow most of the corn I planted.Only a few sprouted.It's been 2 months.The lates showed up,but the earlies never did.Dunno what happened there.I'd blame the dog but he doesn't have thumbs. :)

Tomatoes haven't disappointed me,should have some ripe enough for picking in a week or so.I plan on making sundried tomatoes,and bruchetta toppings..
Everything else was planted in the ground,so far so good.I'm looking forward to the cucumbers,making all the relishes I want.Canning my own squash.Peppers,nice summer projects.

Is it too late in the season to plant lettuce? I picked a nice spot for them.It will have indirect light all day,the house should block most of the wind,they might have a chance.

Munky.
no secret just planted them in a large pot. not a huge crop but enough for me.
tomatoes , specially , small yellow pears shaped are doing well. one squash just plain died. have to clue why. i am going to give the lettuce a go. not much lost money wise if it doesn't do well, in part sun in long narrow pots. basil bolted so cut it back and will see. we have not had much sun this month so everything seems to be slow.
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Thank you both for the help.I'll see about finding a spot for the carrots, and try again.

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