What To Do Today?


What To Do Today?

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Comment by Lesley Ramsey on November 8, 2010 at 4:10pm
I have just finished putting weepy hose in the third raised bed. This bed is now ready for plating and sowing. The first bed that I put the weepy hose into is fully planted with sweetcorn, pumpkin, beans, broccoli, yellows courgette, lettace, tomatoes and peppers. These veggies are interplanted with marigolds, cosmos and cleome. The weepy hose is making a big difference as I have always found that the raised beds dried out too quickly and watering from the top did not work.
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on November 5, 2010 at 11:29am
I meant opposite of ours...sorry for the goof! :)
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on November 5, 2010 at 11:28am
Hi Richard, Yes...it is very interesting to think you're seasons are just the opposite of yours. Also, some words are used or spelled differently...I find that fun! Thanks for your compliment on my tomatoes. The largest ones are Early Goliath, the longer one in the upper left is Classica (a sauce tomato), the yellow ones are Italian Ice (very juicy and sweet), and the tiny red ones are Jelly Bean...just delightful with a little bit of a crunch when you bite down...sort of like candy. Oh...I've never been bias about the hemisphere...I enjoy all the similarities and the differences. :)
Comment by Richard Grevers on November 5, 2010 at 10:56am
Great variety of tomatoes Gyda. It must feel strange for you with so many Southern hemisphere types on here just starting the growing season. (I'd call it a pleasant reversal of the usual hemisphere bias).
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on November 5, 2010 at 10:51am
We had wonderful tomatoes this year, but now the plants are cleaned up for the winter. Today I'll just sit here at my computer and relax a bit...time to begin planning for next summer.

Comment by Dorothy Skudder on November 4, 2010 at 4:22pm
Idont know one day jolly hot next day looking for a jumper to put on barmy weather today windows getting rubed down for painting 4 windows left then they will be all fonished
Comment by Tony Lucas on November 3, 2010 at 12:10pm
Went out and finished the pumpkin patch so its ready for plantin.
Gonna sort seeds this afternoon and figure out what the boys and Mesha and I need to put in.
Comment by Lynn on November 2, 2010 at 3:23pm
LOL! We're still in long sleeves and jersey too! It's turned cold again, and it's not been nice. We are just seeing some sun now...but yes, I do think of our South Islanders, some in the snow, some in the shaky place...and I wish you all a happy summer.
Comment by Yvonne Symons on November 2, 2010 at 2:37pm
Lyn you have had some great weather. Soon enough you will be saying you don't have enough rain. Think about us in the south island, we are still in winter clothes and plants still in their infancy. Tomatoes are but a dream at this stage.

Ah but we all have our crosses to bear. Lol
Comment by Yvonne Symons on November 2, 2010 at 2:34pm
For your tomatoes I get an old soft drink bottle and cut the bottom off, add holes to the cap and put in bedside each plant then fill it with water, that way they get what they need. Last year we used old hoses put in more holes then put them in the garden and turned the tap on, it worked well. Watering early in am is good as is mulching the garden. others may have some different ideas as well.

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