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   Flaming Sword  these look really interesting. Especially for Birdsnest https://www.facebook.com/1831221320461012/videos/18312270671
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April 9 at 15:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  I had to do some cleanup yard work one day this past week and found that four of my roses were killed by the two 16 degree nights we had last month. I laughed to a friend that George Jones's old hit "It's been a good year for the roses" kept going through my head, although it's been a bad year for MY roses. I sprinkled epsom salts around them just in case Lazarus might rise, but I am not hopeful.
March 12 at 09:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good news! The epsom salts brought the roses I thought were goners back to life. There is new growth all over all of them. Hooray!
March 20 at 16:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  We have 3 roses w/seemingly winter kill - Epsom salts as a cure is new, do tell ... please, said nicely : )
March 30 at 21:53 EST .

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   StormCnter  Aw, Mei. Am I ever other than "nicely"? How much nicer can it get than epsom salts for roses advice from Martha Stewart? I've treated mine with ES for years. But only a couple of times per season.
http://www.marthastewart.com/267752/epso
m-salts-for-roses
April 1 at 10:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  Gee Storm it was my 'please' that was said nicely not an implication of yours not being so [chuckle]; thanks for the link. Not a MS fan but maybe I should reconsider.
April 6 at 02:58 EST .

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   MeiDei  An interesting source for unusual African Violets - ck out their on-line store & selection of Russian/Ukranian AVs.
http://www.lyndonlyon.com/index.htm
February 26 at 14:14 EST .

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   StormCnter  It seems Spring has arrived, or at least has inserted a foot in the Winter door. My jonquils are blooming, the Redbuds down in the pasture are lovely. Out at the ranch (far west Texas ), the Mountain Laurels are gorgeous. With Mountain Laurel, it grows wild at the head of the draws where there is moisture and a person can smell them before seeing them. The blooms' fragrance is like grape bubble gum.
February 15 at 07:00 EST .

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   MeiDei  Looking for help here - I buy my garlic already peeled & boxed. I have several cloves with strong root systems showing & it's killing me to cut them off before using. Supposedly these get planted in the Fall, we're entering Spring - any suggestions?
February 6 at 09:23 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I would just go ahead and plant it. What the heck?? My garlic, planted in Oct. is just now above ground.
February 8 at 07:06 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Bought some onion sets today. Will plant them at the appropriate time. If I wait too long they will dry out in WalMart because no one cares how live plants etc are treated. Maddening.
January 29 at 16:58 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Onion sets planted. Beet seed planted. Now just need to start some cole crop seed inside.
February 21 at 19:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest  They are starting to break ground....
March 3 at 16:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have browsed this website and found many offerings not available from other seed companies; besides veggies & flowers the have spices & teas, plants & supplies and seem reasonably priced. http://www.superseeds.com/
January 25 at 11:11 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I just requested a catalog. My friend threatened me about getting one so she doesn't have to loan me hers. She wants to order some seeds and we can order together to save shipping.
January 29 at 17:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  Have we been composting wrong? An interesting, informative & humorous video to consider.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9OhxKlrWwc
January 21 at 23:25 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  fascinating, the 2004 hurricanes took all my live oaks, but my brothers maple tree blows all it's leaves to my yard and I just bought a new blower/vac, trouble is- no garden, I kill
plastic plants.
January 22 at 16:18 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Yesterday since it was so warm and the ground was good and wet, I decided to spend some time pulling weed stalks out of the garden. Plus I needed the exercise. I spent a couple of hours clearing them out of a 50' square area. Two big piles to burn if it ever dries out. I still have weeds(dead ) to pull and add to the pile but I just needed to get the tall stuff pulled up. I would love to be ready for plowing by early Spring, but time will tell. It's a big area and that was just a drop in the bucket. I do have Swiss Chard coming up, it's about 4" tall. I should harvest some and eat it.
January 13 at 07:35 EST .

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   MeiDei  Did the Swiss Chard reseed itself or did you plant it during the Fall?
January 14 at 02:01 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I planted the remaining seeds I had. Just because. I pucked some of the leaves to eat in a salad. Not tender but still edible and delicious. Very dark green. As soon as the length of daylight gets to 10 hours I can look forward to the chard growing faster.
January 14 at 19:55 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I have a bundle of "Garden Porn". It has been coming into my mailbox in droves. I have looked through some of it, but I am not jazzed yet. Last year was such a disappointment, in many ways.
January 5 at 18:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have no doubt your inspiration and "Can do" attitude will light up come balmier weather ; ) For now just keep cookin' and warm [smile].
January 11 at 14:25 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Still no Burpee catalog. Bet my post office put it in someone else's box. I ordered lots of seed last year. Wasted a lot if time and money as it turned out. Live and learn. Not sure how I am going to cope with seed starting this year. My space has shrunk. I had to bring parrots in the house so they could be warmer. Instead of heating 2 spaces now we are all cozy together. And loud. No more peace and quiet. But I am not stressed about whether they are safe and warm.
January 14 at 20:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  Would winter sowing in milk jugs, ala Kevin Lee James, be something you could do? His method is outside the house.
IIRC he lists veggies best suited & time frames -
http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2016/0
1/your-2016-winter-sowing-project/
January 15 at 07:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  here's his latest about seed sowing in the snow
http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2012/1
1/winter-sowing-101-6/
January 15 at 14:49 EST .

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