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Old 02-22-2002, 02:05 PM
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Gardening?

Yessir, spring's on the way. My wife started some flower seeds in the basement this morning, and about an hour ago we received a seed order from R. H. Shumway's. We ordered some hard to find seeds from them that we couldn't find in other places. They threw in 5 experimental packs of seeds labeled "early bird garden". Tomato, cucumber, bush bean, sweet corn, and peas were included free of charge. When I saw the early tomato seeds I thought of Tom because he has such a short growing season. Can't wait!!

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Old 02-22-2002, 02:09 PM
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here (in Canada) nobodys even thinking of gardening yet. its still snowing here

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Old 02-22-2002, 02:11 PM
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Spring fever has infected me early, this year. It was actually what gave me the idea for the "Green" Gallery Challenge, and that was two months ago.

I'll get in my normal boring batch of tomatoes, peppers, carrots, etc. Last year I started planting flowers for the first time in years, even a rose bush (and I know zip about roses).

Speaking of my poor, doomed roses, what's the procedure for trimming their canes? When, why, how much, etc. I didn't trim them yet. Did I miss my chance?
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Old 02-22-2002, 03:24 PM
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The only growing we are doing is icicle farming...and a poor crop it is. Driving down the road you raise a cloud of dust even though the ground is frozen. Probably wait a couple of weeks before planting the Watermelons.....Tom
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Old 02-22-2002, 09:21 PM
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Our growing season is coming to an end now. It's too hot to grow things in the summer. The sun would fry them. My grapefruit and lemon trees are so full I don't know what to do about all the fruit.
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Old 02-22-2002, 11:30 PM
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Make gallons of squash with them!! I have an excellent (and dead easy) recipe if you need one!
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Old 02-23-2002, 07:06 AM
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Dj, Package 'em up and sell the to North Dakota, just tell'em they're Oranges and double the price...they'll never notice a thing...Tom
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Old 02-23-2002, 09:56 AM
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Doug,
I'm no gardener, but the Phoenix area has a really good "Gardener Guy" on TV with a website.

"Prune roses when they are dormant, usually January or February" (for central Arizona)

his website has some tips on pruning:

http://www.gardenguy.com/learn/rose/pruning.html
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Old 02-23-2002, 10:02 AM
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I'm not sure what squash is but heck, I'll give it a try. E-mail it to me.

Tom
Funny you should say that, the lemons look just like oranges. You may have something there.
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Old 02-24-2002, 03:10 AM
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Squash = cordial. Sorry, don't know what you Americans call it!!!

I'll just post it here if that's okay - then others can try it out too.

Finely grate & squeeze 6 lemons. Put the grated rind and juice in a mixing bowl and add 2 1/2 pints of boiling water + 2 oz. Citric acid + 2 lb white sugar. Stir well until all the sugar's dissolved. Leave overnight. Dilute to taste!

This is a very refreshing drink.
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