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What To Do Today?

Let us know what you have been doing in the garden lately plus the tips and tricks to making it work.

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Comment by Kelly Ronayne on September 19, 2010 at 10:16pm
Got overexcited in the herb section of the garden shop today... planted yarrow, winter mint, lemon balm, wild thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, feverfew and garlic chives, as well as some rather late strawberries. Next weekend: another layer of compost, potatoes and a gazillion seeds for summer.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 19, 2010 at 2:43pm
I like to use the water that gets cleaned from the bottom on my plants. I sometimes throw it into the compost if my timing is off and the plants don't need it. Also the goo in the filter goes into the compost.
Comment by Tony Lucas on September 18, 2010 at 2:54pm
You are sooo right Margaret. so behind is where she is left. yes it was a marvel last year this year is better to come.
As for fish you can use the tank water to fertilise your plants it does real wunders.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 18, 2010 at 2:21pm
From what I have heard Kali, the weather there turned cold and wet. Our spring was like that this year. Fall however looks as though it is going to be hot and dry. Go figure!
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 18, 2010 at 2:19pm
Lynda it looks like you are getting the spirit of bounty! Poor possum will have to get creative if they want dinner this year! The herbs sound great.
Comment by Margaret Beers Oliver on September 18, 2010 at 2:17pm
I know that you will have your bountiful harvest too! l think we should leave her behind and get on with it!
20 buckets of butter beans is a lot! Your garden must be a real wonder.
I got the lights for the winter indoor garden today and will install them tomorrow. I am hoping to make something aquaponic before spring for the experience. What else are pet gold fish good for besides lowering the stress level.
Comment by Tony Lucas on September 18, 2010 at 1:52pm
Thanks margaret- yes it is the best revenge and we are definately ready to move on and live the lifestyle we ahve always wanted she was one for talking the walk but not walking the talk - Im the opposite, bout 20 buckets Butterbeans went to waste last year as she was too wrapped in teh computer and her little friend to process them well this year is gonna be a lot different, me and the boys are looking foreward to a bountiful harvest.
Comment by Lynda Wood on September 18, 2010 at 1:26pm
oops herbs, not herns!!
Comment by Lynda Wood on September 18, 2010 at 1:26pm
hubby is off to the hardware shop this very minute, to get rolls of wire, I'm so excited! POSSUM PROOFING! this year WE will eat well, not the wildlife (sorry possums, but you broke the agreement re sharing!!)
My herns are already netted in pots outside the dining room door, but now we have broad beans lettuce spinach carrots an on and on to go in, oooh and the solitary heirloom rhubarb that survived last year, yay yay yay!
Comment by Kali on September 18, 2010 at 12:28pm
Hail has holed my new rhubarb and broadbean leaves...some wild weather this week! frustrating, because its too cold and windy to be out doing in the garden.
 

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