What have you done today in the Garden?

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  1. Growingpains

    Growingpains Young Pine

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    Sjoerd, sorry about early frost. We're getting things done for once before frost hits.
    The Charity tomato patch/ some were delivered,(as was lots of lettuce). However, one neighbor has a grandson just about one and 1/4 years.
    He loves veggies and since some of the tomatoes are small, I asked
    her to teach him to pick his own. He calls them apples.
    I may not do the paper bag due to fast ripening.
     
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    Thanks Growing, I See how it works. What a cute story about your little neighbour. I can see why he would call them apples at that age. It seems a good idea to encourage him to pick his own, as it gives him contact with the natural world and acquaints him with where food comes from.
     
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    Sjoerd, another thing I asked his Grandma to do is encourage him to wash the tomato before eating. There is nothing in our garden to fear, but if he learns to eat straight from the vine here, it could carry over
    to not so anti-pesticide food.
     
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    Too right, Growing. You are smart.
     



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    Sjoerd, of course I had to like that post! :like:
     
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    I cut out hackberry sprouts from the flower gardens today. Hackberrys spread like wildfire, and are just about as beneficial. They are a useless tree that drop limbs and strew little hackberry seeds all over.
    I also pulled the last of the cucumber vines and while doing that, tickled cat tummies!
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Sounds like quite a job MG.

    I watered the fall down seeds in the garden today. Peas are up and doing well.

    Planted lettuce today.
     
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    Well done, Cayu. What kinds of seeds have you?
    Are "fall down seeds", seeds that have been produced by this summers' plants?
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Oops. 'fall down seeds' were meant to be 'fall sown seeds'.:. Arugula, kale, swiss chard & now lettuce.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Ahhhhh....gotcha Cayu.
    You guys are going to eat well this winter, aren't you?
    I'll tell you--I really do like Swiss chard.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Our ground hog at home loves it too!
     
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    What rascals they are, Cayu.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    I'll say! I alternate between wanting to fry his little butt off to thinking he is rather cute in a very pudgy way.
     
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    Ha, ha, ha-- I have heard that folks can eat those marmot-like characters. No wait one--I believe that I have actually eaten that beast down south somewhere. As I recall it was a sort of greasy meat. I could be all wrong about this though.
     
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    He looks like he is all belly!
     
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