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Offline Irons

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #280 on: May 10, 2021, 10:55:54 PM »
I have my mint in a metal double sink planted at ground level. I noted only last week that some had escaped and soon will be on the rampage.

Monty Don's dog, Nigel is sorely missed. A four legged TV star. Nellie is lovely but she hasn't the charisma of Nigel.   
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« Reply #281 on: May 11, 2021, 03:43:38 AM »
I have my mint in a metal double sink planted at ground level. I noted only last week that some had escaped and soon will be on the rampage.

Monty Don's dog, Nigel is sorely missed. A four legged TV star. Nellie is lovely but she hasn't the charisma of Nigel.

It's mounted a daring escape from prison, has it?  :laugh: :laugh: Well, if mine tries the same it will meet with a dour reception: stone patio pavers.

We miss Nige, too.  He seemed the canine equivalent of Monty. Love that show, calm, informative, tranquil, kindly.  Beechgrove tries hard but just can't compare...
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« Reply #282 on: May 11, 2021, 05:50:46 AM »
It's mounted a daring escape from prison, has it?  :laugh: :laugh: Well, if mine tries the same it will meet with a dour reception: stone patio pavers.

We miss Nige, too.  He seemed the canine equivalent of Monty. Love that show, calm, informative, tranquil, kindly.  Beechgrove tries hard but just can't compare...

I find it mind-blowing that someone from your part of the world watches Beechgrove. Next you will be telling me you listen to Gardeners Question Time on BBC Radio 4. :laugh:
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« Reply #283 on: May 11, 2021, 07:33:15 AM »
I find it mind-blowing that someone from your part of the world watches Beechgrove. Next you will be telling me you listen to Gardeners Question Time on BBC Radio 4. :laugh:

No, no mind-blowing, please - it's quite simple, my wife and I subscribe to the BritBox.  And in fact, I have listened to the Gardeners' Question Time on my Kindle, which is quite good, but I'm always compelled to move over to BBC3; your classical programming is way more venturesome and varied than ours.  We are also fond of the Shipping Forecast on 4. 
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« Reply #284 on: May 11, 2021, 10:47:22 AM »
... but I revile ticks and if they all burnt in hell I'd be a happy man. 


I'm not sure hellfire is strong enough to destroy the nasty critters!  :o  :)

I've been taking some of the tomato and cucumber plants I started from seed outside this week to harden them off, anxiously awaiting a stretch of warm enough weather to get them in the ground.
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« Reply #285 on: May 11, 2021, 11:21:17 AM »
  We are also fond of the Shipping Forecast on 4.

You may have to be British to appreciate this


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« Reply #286 on: May 12, 2021, 06:28:08 AM »
No, no mind-blowing, please - it's quite simple, my wife and I subscribe to the BritBox.  And in fact, I have listened to the Gardeners' Question Time on my Kindle, which is quite good, but I'm always compelled to move over to BBC3; your classical programming is way more venturesome and varied than ours.  We are also fond of the Shipping Forecast on 4.

A late friend who had not the slightest interest in gardening listened religiously to Gardeners Question Time . I asked him why but never got a satisfactory reply.

It is not that you are able to watch Beechgrove, more that actually you do!
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« Reply #287 on: May 12, 2021, 06:35:55 AM »
I'm not sure hellfire is strong enough to destroy the nasty critters!  :o  :)

I've been taking some of the tomato and cucumber plants I started from seed outside this week to harden them off, anxiously awaiting a stretch of warm enough weather to get them in the ground.

A good tip I picked up recently, never subject tomato plants to less then 10 degrees. I lost two cucumber plants last week planted in growbags in a greenhouse. Coldest Spring night-time temperatures on record here.
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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #288 on: May 12, 2021, 09:25:05 AM »
I have my mint in a metal double sink planted at ground level. I noted only last week that some had escaped and soon will be on the rampage.

Monty Don's dog, Nigel is sorely missed. A four legged TV star. Nellie is lovely but she hasn't the charisma of Nigel.


It's mounted a daring escape from prison, has it?  :laugh: :laugh: Well, if mine tries the same it will meet with a dour reception: stone patio pavers.

We miss Nige, too.  He seemed the canine equivalent of Monty. Love that show, calm, informative, tranquil, kindly.  Beechgrove tries hard but just can't compare...
My lemon balm (which is in the mint family) tried to take over too.   :)

Ticks and mosquitos could both disappear as far as I'm concerned; they're both spreaders of diseases.

Making some headway in the garden.  I must admit, though, that my quads and hamstrings are feeling the effects of so much squatting!   ::)  Rather glad that I didn't get a delivery of more plants today as I've spent a good chunk of the day trying to order parts for my old (but very good) multi cutter.  Boy are replacement parts expensive!  Plenty of other work to do in the meantime (plants arriving next Wednesday), but I'll miss not having the use of my string trimmer in the meantime.

As a side note:  I swore that I wouldn't grow cucumbers again as it was a battle against pests and disease, but I gave in and order one plant of a vining type.  Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #289 on: May 13, 2021, 02:40:40 AM »
A good tip I picked up recently, never subject tomato plants to less then 10 degrees. I lost two cucumber plants last week planted in growbags in a greenhouse. Coldest Spring night-time temperatures on record here.

Yes, nighttime temperatures around here have been hovering around a low of 50 degrees F. (10 C.), so I was a bit worried about leaving my tomato and cucumber plants out overnight. Luckily, they look fine this morning.
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Re: GMG Green Thumb Club
« Reply #290 on: May 13, 2021, 03:44:16 AM »
A good tip I picked up recently, never subject tomato plants to less then 10 degrees. I lost two cucumber plants last week planted in growbags in a greenhouse. Coldest Spring night-time temperatures on record here.
Sorry to hear that Irons.  The weather has been all over the place between late winter and early spring.  It seems to be calming down now.  Gorgeous day here a day or two ago:  sunny and in the 60's; I was in heaven!  :)

I've done o.k. lately re plants.  I picked up a 4-pack of shishito peppers last Sunday and they've been doing fine sitting out on my front porch (24 hours).  I need to pot up two of them and then find somebody who will take the other too as they are quite prolific!

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« Reply #291 on: May 13, 2021, 06:28:02 AM »
Sorry to hear that Irons.  The weather has been all over the place between late winter and early spring.  It seems to be calming down now.  Gorgeous day here a day or two ago:  sunny and in the 60's; I was in heaven!  :)

I've done o.k. lately re plants.  I picked up a 4-pack of shishito peppers last Sunday and they've been doing fine sitting out on my front porch (24 hours).  I need to pot up two of them and then find somebody who will take the other too as they are quite prolific!

We seem to follow you PD for weather I have noticed, so here's hoping. Planted in modules today Ishikura spring onions. I planted out yesterday the first batch I sowed early in the year.
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« Reply #292 on: Today at 04:56:56 AM »
We seem to follow you PD for weather I have noticed, so here's hoping. Planted in modules today Ishikura spring onions. I planted out yesterday the first batch I sowed early in the year.
Interesting!  Well, it's been lovely here lately....so, good weather thoughts your way!  Must admit, I was beat after yesterday's efforts outside.  More to do before Wednesday when I'll be (hopefully) receiving a bunch of plants.  I prepped some pots yesterday working in some compost, a bit more potting soil, etc.  More to get ready today plus need to work a couple of beds over the next few days.  Decided to put a couple of tomato plants directly into a bed and try, once again, to figure out a way to keep chipmunks from getting at them.  They are so small and so crafty!  ::)  Do you have any special tricks for keeping them from biting into your just-ripening tomatoes?  Also, I'm wanting to organize my garden tools and pots better..lots of projects!

Happy gardening!

PD