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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/12 20:52:32 (permalink)
Almost ready to plant. Got my seeds and the gardens are turned over. Made a small green house out of 2 old sliding doors and a heat lamp. It got up to 82 in it today. Moved plants out into it .

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/13 18:49:03 (permalink)
Well **** I miscalculated and I fried most of my plants in the mini greenhouse. They made it through the frost, but when I got home it was 90 plus in there . I now have a fan and can vent the ends during the day. I have seeds to sprout in there now (cokes, Zuks etc etc. that grow fast.

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/13 19:03:45 (permalink)
I got a pretty good jump on it today. Got all my hills in of various plants. Oldest thinks she's Iron Chef Kat Cora. She wanted 4 different kinds of squashes. Did couple dozen peppers, 3 packs a beans and eggplants. With the stuff I put in earlier, only thing left are all the tomatoes.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/14 19:07:29 (permalink)
So I decided to clip my roosters spurs and nails to save the hens some grief and the largest spur split. It was a bloody mess...... super glue and "quick stop " clotter got the job done.

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/14 19:16:17 (permalink)
So far aside from the garlic planting last fall, my garden is non existent. I have a bunch of plants in pots but still haven't gotten my beds done. Fishing has gotten in the way. I'm nursing them for another 2 weeks.

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/14 21:17:13 (permalink)
Those plants will keep, HT. I'd keep ontop of those Hawgs as long as I could too. Good luck. 👍
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/15 17:37:49 (permalink)
Got it in today. I even had help🤯🤯. Here's to everyone having a plentiful harvest. 🤞🤞🍻🥃
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/16 16:45:39 (permalink)
Garden is non existent. My seed plants are hurting because I've been living on boat. Wife has been maintaining the farm, not so much the garden.
1 more week and I'll get done with this fishing thing.

"whats that smell like fish oh baby" .. J. Kaukonen
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/16 18:47:17 (permalink)
Back garden is in. Its just taters and beans. Strawberry patch prepped for this years plants. Last year's look good. Slowly it's coming together. 1 more week and a week off for finishing up and hopefully wet a line

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/17 11:17:47 (permalink)
Looks like a good planting/pool opening week here in western PA.  Would have have had it done this weekend if I wasn't out of town....
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/17 11:26:19 (permalink)
Had an 18/36 inground put in at my old house-  put it in when the kids were little and it lasted through grandkids- after which it became a lot of work and $$  for little use.
Good things can have a lifespan and one of the happiest moments of moving to where I am now was saying goodbye to that pool.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/17 12:54:10 (permalink)
That's one thing I never caved on. With all the construction, pouring all the concrete around it and upkeep you're looking at major expense. THEN after your kids move on and nobody swims in it, you're stuck with a $100k+ hole in the back yard. No thanks. We have a Pearson Park membership that runs us $300per year for the whole family. This summer, the middle girl is lifeguarding at The New Wilmington pool so we can go there also.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/17 14:06:02 (permalink)
Other than maintenance (and pretty cheap doing the BBB method), not much outlay here.  Pool was already here (16' x 32' IG) when we moved in.  I wouldn't have paid to have one put in.  The best kind of neighbor to have, is one that has a pool....ask me how I know......
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/17 14:32:31 (permalink)
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Other than maintenance (and pretty cheap doing the BBB method), not much outlay here.  Pool was already here (16' x 32' IG) when we moved in.  I wouldn't have paid to have one put in.  The best kind of neighbor to have, is one that has a pool....ask me how I know......


I wonder 🙄🤣🤣. Another draw back is, there's always those one or two kids that you can't stand, that always end up over the house and in the pool. Lmao.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/17 17:02:35 (permalink)
Tilled up a 4 foot by 200 yard wild flower garden and planted it today.

Fruit trees are fertilized, but need sprayed (sprayer quit holding pressure.

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/17 17:11:49 (permalink)
I had a 16x32' above ground Doughboy installed in the mid to late 90's.  Now that the kids are gone it gets little use but hope to give my first grandchild swimming lessons this summer.  My chocolate Lab goes for a swim everyday.  Lol
 
Speaking of guests, invited or not, my wife came home from work some years ago to find my neighbor's mother and her grandkids (2) poolside.  The nerve of her to come onto my property uninvited frosts my shorts to this day.  Probably a good thing my wife caught them because I wouldn't have been so diplomatic.  The good lord only knows how many times they availed themselves of that pool.       
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/18 09:32:56 (permalink)
When we go away on vacation, our neighbors that water our stuff and take care of the pool have free reign in the pool and can pick whatever they can eat....  
 
Otherwise, we like being around when others are here in the pool.  It's all about the liability for me....especially if young kids are involved.  If it wasn't for that possibility, I really wouldn't mind more people making use of it on hot days, as long as they clean up after themselves and take care of things.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/18 10:56:52 (permalink)
“It’s just a Baby Ruth.”

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/18 14:07:37 (permalink)
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“It’s just a Baby Ruth.”


Caddie Day 1:00 to 1:15.

Oh man, thats a classic!!
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/18 20:01:47 (permalink)
 A distant relative owned the golf course (Rolling Hills, Davie Florida) where Caddy Shack was filmed.  Back in the day it was one of Joe Namath's watering holes.  I'm told that Namath was at times a real jerk   One particular episode my distant relative told Broadway Joe to stop pouring his drinks on the bar.  Namath didn't listen so my relative threw him out.  True story.  Lol 
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/19 06:34:29 (permalink)
From what I’ve read, they really destroyed the course while filming.

“A pond and a pool. The pond would be good for you.”

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/19 10:56:51 (permalink)
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From what I’ve read, they really destroyed the course while filming.

“A pond and a pool. The pond would be good for you.”



I heard that they had big problems with gophers there that were already destroying the course.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/19 17:08:44 (permalink)
My sister in law lives across the street in Forest Ridge. I did play there a few times with my brother in law in the early/mid 80's.  It was in pretty nice shape back then.  It is now called Grand Oaks Golf Club.        
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/20 22:03:34 (permalink)
Very dry here for this time of year. Will get stuff put in next week. it should be cooler. Have been feeling fair so hopefully I can make good time

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/21 08:15:21 (permalink)
I have some kind of critter getting in a digging up plants for the last 2 nights in a row. Looks like it's coming from underneath my plastic. Maybe moles? They've killed a couple eggplants and dug up one hill. Any suggestions on what and how to get rid of them. I'm not seeing any tracks or prints anywhere so it has to be something small.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/21 09:17:46 (permalink)
Put a trail camera on them. A guess would be skunks

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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/21 09:28:37 (permalink)
Moles and voles are bad in my hood.....sticky trap for rats/mice, but screen its view from above so you don't trap birds on it.  Or, I have used mouse traps baited with peanut butter....the "mole traps" with the spikes, you place on the runs in the yard you can see, I never had ANY luck with those.  
 
Or, you can get yourself an outside cat....but then you are doing more harm then good with the local birds....but your rodents will be gone....
 
Or, grab yourself a 6 pack, a comfy chair, a good headlamp and light and a quality BB gun and sit outside on a nice night taking in the stars....if nothing else, you'll enjoy the peace and quiet and get a nice buzz!
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/21 15:16:47 (permalink)
I never considered a skunk. Kinda makes sense. I'm going to get some kind of plastic fencing, like a snow fence kinda deal. I have fence posts already up that I strung my 25lb mono around for the deer. Maybe a 1 or 2 ft high barrier around the bottom is in order. I'll keep yinz posted. Btw, somekinda weather huh. Snow and frost 2 weeks ago now its 80s everyday. Get them sprinklers out.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/21 18:15:00 (permalink)
For a skunk its likely  a better idea than the chair, 6 pack  and bb gun.
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Re: The garden thread 2021/05/22 14:15:57 (permalink)
If it is a skunk it's doing you a favor by eating the grubs.  If you decide to shoot the critter be ready because it will spray dead or alive.  Lol  
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