Saturday Gardening And Puttering Thread [KT]

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Hello, gardeners, putterers and those who are just looking out the window. Above is part of the winter harvest that Wee Kreek Farm Girl is enjoying in the low desert of Arizona.

Here is today's harvest. Lots of Serranos and hot lemon peppers which are currently fermenting into this recipe and the very first daikon radish and it is a beauty. It is ready for roasting in the oven in about 20 minutes. I read an article about roasted daikons which started me wanting to grow them. It was delicious raw as well. It would be fantastic in a salad. Very easy to grow like a regular radish, not as hot, and a little more juicy. Can't wait to taste it roasted. Just need a nice deep pot or bed.

This was a Minowase Daikon, it wasn't hot, it was very, I want to say luscious, very tender and had a lot of water in it, probably because we have had so much rain, but it was almost like an apple in the amount of juice in the root. Roasted up really nicely, almost became sweet. It was true to the back of the package which said "This Japanese culinary favorite grows long, thick, crisp white roots with mild, sweet flavor." I will look for a hotter variety as well because I like a bit of heat too.

Also a picture of Wiley,who you featured in today's gardening thread. He stole my butternut squash off the vine. He is truly a garden dog.

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Love Wiley the Garden Dog.

Backyard Woods Through the Seasons

Cumberland Astro has sent us something really special:

Attached over these two emails are 12 photos showing the woods in my backyard on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau, taken from the same vantage point through four seasons. Fall color was less spectacular than normal this year, but the sequence of photos are still fun, as the trees go through their annual life cycle.

Here we go with the photos in sequence:

4/05/2019

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4/12/2019

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4/21/2019

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4/27/2019

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5/11/2019

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7/27/2019

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9/29/2019

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10/27/2019

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11/02/2019

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11/09/2019

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11/16/2019

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12/02/2019

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Wow. I am impressed.

Weather

It doesn't snow very often where Larro lives, but when it does, he takes some pictures:

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And sets up a snow gauge, sort of.

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Admirale's Mate sent in an image of the moon with a moonbow. From his daughter's camera. Nice.

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Technology

Here is a very expensive robot planter that throws tantrums if you don't water it. It can walk between sunlight and shadow.

Old-time puttering

From Hank Curmudgeon, an incredible 1897 hardware store in Kansas.

If you would like to send information and/or photos for the Saturday Gardening Thread, the address is:

ktinthegarden
at g mail dot com

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1 Thought we fofgot about this threada moment

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 01:46 PM (ZCEU2)

2 wow such empties

Posted by: Oldcat at January 11, 2020 01:49 PM (eoQWY)

3 Thinking of bringing my tractor battery as I am giving up any leaf collection and grass cutting until March. I think letting it sit out to freeze all winter has to be counterproductive.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 01:49 PM (ZCEU2)

4 Garden Thread!!

Not at the farm this week, so my farm-fu is weak.

Posted by: Weasel at January 11, 2020 01:51 PM (MVjcR)

5 Nice pics today!

I want that radish!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 11, 2020 01:52 PM (CjFDo)

6 Hello gardeners and craftsmen. I'm collecting the loose bark from trees and dead limbs I had the professional take down for mulch in the raised tree row bed. This is reminding me why I don't go all in on gardening and landscaping. Too much work and cuts into the time to ride and care for the horses.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 11, 2020 01:53 PM (n4y+3)

7 My keyboard stopped typing and started beeping. Yeeeeee. Sorry I'm so late.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at January 11, 2020 01:53 PM (BVQ+1)

8 Hmmm, giving house plants spider legs so they can demand water?

Nope. No, no, no, HELL NO, no, not happening, nope.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 11, 2020 01:53 PM (CVGia)

9 From the looks of that picture, you'd think CBD posted this thread?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2020 01:54 PM (2sCgy)

10 Very nice sequence of pictures of the woods. Mine looks something like that, and it's one of the real attractions of getting past 29. You get an appreciation for the rhythm of the seasons, and care less about life's former frenetic pace.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 01:55 PM (T6t7i)

11 You get an appreciation for the rhythm of the seasons, and care less about life's former frenetic pace.
Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 01:55 PM (T6t7i)

Especially if you don't have to keep feeding a career for a paycheck.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 11, 2020 01:57 PM (a4qVe)

12 Great photos. Interesting sequence of images.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at January 11, 2020 01:58 PM (7EjX1)

13 Wow, 12 inches + !

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 01:58 PM (zr5Kq)

14 The old hardware store is fantastic.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2020 01:59 PM (hzxz4)

15 71 degrees here. Grass is greening. Lots of bird activity.

Posted by: Mrs. JTB at January 11, 2020 02:00 PM (7EjX1)

16 Is that a daikon radish in your pocket, or...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 02:00 PM (NWiLs)

17 Here in south Louisiana we rarely get a hard freeze but my tropicals, mostly hard to find/rare cane begonias, do need protection every now and then during "winter". I have so many this year (~200) that I put the effort into creating a 12X12 temporary greenhouse shelter for them on the back patio with a heavy duty pop up canopy completely covered with commercial grade plastic sheeting, securely attached all around. Shelving on three sides.

They've thrived through the cold evenings we've had, cozy with their heater and 24/7 fan, even an expensive grow light.

Last night the winds came. The greenhouse was on the roof of the house when I woke up. I've lost about half of my plants. Yet, I endeavor to persevere. I will save what I can and keep on going. It's what we do.

Love the photo essay of the changing seasons above. Very nice!

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:02 PM (2GPSc)

18 My korean go says da ikon is never hot unless you make kimchi out of it.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2020 02:04 PM (xl9L+)

19 76 and sunny in the OBX water is to cold for swimming or it would feel like September here.

The joggers are out in force and dressed like it is summer and this is mostly a good thing

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 11, 2020 02:07 PM (B06Zw)

20 Gorgeous woods! One of the attractions of moving from the suburbs to a "bedroom community" aka unsophisticated township was that I lost track of seasons. Cement is either wet, dry, or covered.

That daikon radish is perfect! I wonder if I could grow them in a potato bag of if they need more ground.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 02:08 PM (/+bwe)

21 I don't miss snow, hope I can say that in a months time.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 02:09 PM (ZCEU2)

22 Check out Kitazawa Seed Co. for lots and lots of asian radish selections (including spicy ones) as well as other asian veggies. I have never ordered from them but they have a good rep. Probably will order this Spring.

Posted by: lauraw at January 11, 2020 02:10 PM (/NTv1)

23 I know how to grow a green onion out of a yellow onion.

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 02:11 PM (zr5Kq)

24 one of the quiet ones, I am sorry about your greenhouse. Glad you saved some plants.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 02:12 PM (/+bwe)

25 Just looked up the prospects of el Nino this year, seems to be a level year so far. In the east those years usually give us wetter but warmer winter but then our biggest snow storms often come from that.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 02:14 PM (ZCEU2)

26 Big V, I miss OBX terribly. What I wouldn't give to bite into a fresh, cinnamon Duck Donut right now.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 11, 2020 02:14 PM (I99aF)

27 From Idaho's Treasure Valley: We did have enough snow overnight that last Sunday, our neighbor's toddlers made a snowman - but it melted by afternoon. And we're back to having no snow on the ground.

Husband and I believe in leaving Christmas lights up only till Twelfth Night, so took the tree and all the outdoor lights down on the 7th.

We've been working on cutting down the last clumps of Siberian Iris leaves and bunchgrass stems. One more batch and that will be done - this assumes we don't get the piles of snow they keep predicting (yet it never arrives). We did try to rake up and shred some silver maple and linden leaves, but wet leaves clog the shredder, and husband kept cutting his hand on the blades while unclogging it, so we gave up and put some of the leaves on the compost without shredding. We'll leave the rest for mulching, or for dry weather.

Mulching will have to wait a while... we took the old riding mower to the dealer for a checkup. Turned out to need a new engine, which was about 2/3 the cost of a new riding mower... so we put down a deposit on a new one (our deposit covers the labor put into the old machine, plus a bit), and we'll get it in March when the factory sends more stock to the dealer.

We shredded and pressed the *last* of our apples for cider. Whew. Now comes the fun task of cleaning the garage floor of all the congealed bits of apple and the dried cider...

Getting close to time to inventory all the seeds we have left. I was visiting a girlfriend last night, and I plan to share some with her if she needs/wants them. Plus I can drop off some old Territorial Seed Co. catalogs with her, and see if she fancies any of the oddities that caught my eye - red or purple carrots, and Miner's Lettuce (that grew wild in my California yard!).

And for those who read last week's sleep-deprived scribble: husband and I went with 4 of our smallbore students to the Idaho State Junior Olympics qualifying event. Every one of them earned at least one medal in smallbore or air rifle, and they came home with 2 golds, 2 silvers, and 2 bronzes in total. Two of them shot high enough air rifle scores that they are automatically qualified to go to the National Junior Olympics! (I brag about them because they are *much* better shots than me.)

Posted by: Pat* at January 11, 2020 02:14 PM (2pX/F)

28 I ordered a paper pot maker, Clyde's seed starter guide, and a locally-made seed planter (because tiny seeds + bad eyesight = hilarity)

I think my gardening is done for the season except tge actual work of clearing and prepping. It's raining cats and dogs now with ice storms to begin thus evening, so no gardening today.

Wish I had a garden dog to jeep me company. That robotic planter actually appeals to me.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 02:16 PM (/+bwe)

29 "The Old Hardware Store" still has its own facebook page. It's in Halstead, which is...to the NNW of Wichita.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2020 02:17 PM (Y9zp1)

30 Thanks, NaughtyPine. I think I am still in relative shock. I've lived here all of my life and am pretty realistic in my expectations of what the weather may bring and I do my best to prepare accordingly. The only thing I could have done differently was to anchor the greenhouse but as it is/was on cement that wasn't an option.

The good news is that for the next ten days we should be having balmy weather, with highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's to 60's so they should be ok, at least for the foreseeable future.

One was a lovingly-tended rooted cutting of a very rare plant that sells for $150. It looks to be a goner. Many others, similarly.

At least there was no roof damage but the greenhouse is a tangled mess. I'll get some friends over today and see if we can salvage it.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:20 PM (2GPSc)

31 My mini greenhouse so far has survived some wind storms so hopefully March will start plants in it.
68 degrees here, breezy and getting cloudy.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 02:20 PM (ZCEU2)

32 I was getting the stuff off our enclosed front porch to haul back down to the seedling area in the basement. But the grow lights were missing. Nothing else, not the cords, or timer. It is not a locked area, but the SIL is almost always here and often on the porch to smoke.

So, I had to purchase new lights. Fortunately the prices on these are dropping fast. I have three new lights, twice as bright as the old ones, for about 2/3 the cost. One of them came with tinted glasses, and it's not really a bad idea, because these suckers are really really bright. Looking directly at them is painful.

I am starting seeds today for a couple of gifted grow boxes that will feature herbs and perhaps an attempt at bonsai tomatoes and peppers. I am growing some of the NMSU Chile lab varieties this year including some of the pretty ornamental peppers.

https://tinyurl.com/NMSU-Chile-Seeds

Excellent pre-garden post, KT!

Posted by: Gordon at January 11, 2020 02:21 PM (d9ptO)

33 I wish hardware stores were still like that. You could find anything you needed, rather than having to drive all over Hell's Half-Acre.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 11, 2020 02:23 PM (rvWat)

34 I think letting it sit out to freeze all winter has to be counterproductive.

If you keep it on a tender, it would have to get to -70 (and that's C!) to freeze. Even if you just charge it and disconnect, it would have to get ungodly cold. I think you're around here somewhere, we've never had one freeze in 45 years and we have many batteries.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2020 02:26 PM (Y9zp1)

35 Chasm,

There are fewer and fewer. They get beaten out by the generic Ace or TruValu with the generic Hillman bolt display instead of all that woodwork. Location, location, and the folks that still own them are usually past 65, and have no one to pass it to.

Posted by: Gordon at January 11, 2020 02:27 PM (d9ptO)

36 I finally have a postage stamp-sized patch of dirt to cultivate, so I just ordered a bunch of flower seeds from Whatcom:

https://seedrack.com/gothic.html

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 02:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

37 30 what is it made of?

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 02:27 PM (ZCEU2)

38 north dakota state 28 - james madison 13, 4th quarter.

and james madison was actually favored by like 4.5 over 8 times national champion ndsu. no matter how good the dukes are, you had to figure the smart money was on the bisons!

Posted by: mjc at January 11, 2020 02:29 PM (Pg+x7)

39 I could ride my bike to Duck Donuts, never been there.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 02:29 PM (ZCEU2)

40 ... btw, they grow lots of plants in north dakota, too.

Posted by: mjc at January 11, 2020 02:30 PM (Pg+x7)

41 My battery won't freeze, but every day any battery loses a percentage of power not used, and cold makes that a bigger percentage is my theory. Never tried it before but no difference here or out there won't hurt it either.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 02:33 PM (ZCEU2)

42 Skip, it's one of those pop up canopies you see at craft fairs, etc. One of the higher-end ones, with steel legs and ribs. 10' tall with a spread on each side of about 12'. I covered it side to side and over the top with a double layer of plastic sheeting, all sides. Attached the double thickness sheeting top to bottom on each leg with zip ties, with extra sheeting on the bottom, anchored with bricks all around.

Because of potential expense and knowing that it was on a large patio protected on three sides, I felt it would be sufficient to ride out a mild winter. This year I had more tender rotting cuttings than I've had previously, therefore the need for protection.

This storm that came through, though ...local reports have carports, roofs, and patio awnings down all over. It was a helluva storm, not usual for these parts. (Well, except during hurricane season, which it's not.)

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:35 PM (2GPSc)

43 One was a lovingly-tended rooted cutting of a very rare plant that sells for $150. It looks to be a goner. Many others, similarly.

At least there was no roof damage but the greenhouse is a tangled mess. I'll get some friends over today and see if we can salvage it.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:20 PM (2GPSc)

Will you replace the rare plant? Get another cutting?

My area has very high winds, so much so that "lee side" is an important consideration for fences, parking cars, etc. An oldtimer says it might be because of the delta and its natural updraft. But the wind in this particular front is stronger than usual. My siding and roof are flexing right now.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 02:37 PM (/+bwe)

44 I finally have a postage stamp-sized patch of dirt to cultivate, so I just ordered a bunch of flower seeds from Whatcom:

https://seedrack.com/gothic.html

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

I had so much fun a couple years ago growing everything from seed. Successfully! More chard and tomatoes than I knew what to do with, but my favorite of all was butter lettuce. It's very easy to grow and wonderful to have in fresh salads every day. Spoiled me, it did.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:38 PM (2GPSc)

45 I wish hardware stores were still like that. You
could find anything you needed, rather than having to drive all over
Hell's Half-Acre.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 11, 2020 02:23 PM (rvWat)


My first proper job in high school was at a hardware store that had served the local community for ages - back when Los Altos CA was a tiny little orchard town. Rancho Hardware. I worked for the new-ish owners, who eventually took over the flower shop and post office - so this thing was lo-o-o-ng. I had literally considered roller skates.

We were seriously full service, and had every nut, screw, washer, toilet part, pain, BBQ, kitchen, you name it. The only thing we didn't have was lumber. Even after I left years later the signs I had made were still up, if I close my eyes I can still see where everything is.

The closest thing we have is a local Ace/Lumber yard, but it's a far cry from the giant bins where you could weigh out how many nails you needed. But at least they greet you at the door and ask if you need assistance. Service. Every time I walk into a Home Depot I ask myself why I'm there after 10 minutes of aimless wandering and trying to find where an item is on my phone.

Posted by: clutch cargo at January 11, 2020 02:43 PM (Z1ykJ)

46 My korean go says da ikon is never hot unless you make kimchi out of it.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 11, 2020 02:04 PM (xl9L+)



That radish would soon be kimchee if it belonged to me.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 11, 2020 02:43 PM (1g7ch)

47 Eris, if you haven't seen them in person yet, you will love those black hollyhocks. I hope they come up for you. The only other one I've had were tge penny blacks, but mine came up dark purple.

Is this your first garden?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 02:44 PM (/+bwe)

48 I could ride my bike to Duck Donuts, never been there.
Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 02:29 PM

Are you in NC or VA? I understand Duck Donuts is all over VA nowadays.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 11, 2020 02:45 PM (I99aF)

49 Yeah, the wide variety available in seed form just blows away garden centers, although they are offering more and more heirlooms.

I love the anticipation of waiting for seeds to sprout. I also love neighbors' reaction to seeing a grow light in my house.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 02:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

50 Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 02:44 PM (/+bwe)

Naughty, it's my first in a long, long while, and I am very jazzed. I was inspired by Kat von D's garden:

https://www.revelist.com/bloggers/kat-von-d-black-garden/8318

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 02:48 PM (Dc2NZ)

51 Will you replace the rare plant? Get another cutting?

It's the begonia Brevirimosa, given to me by a local begoniaphile lady I've been friends with for 30 years. Very rare. I know she'll replace it next time I see her. They take forever to root though; this one was started about 3 months ago and had finally put out two new leaves. I also had two begonia maculata Wightii at 3' - 4' tall, broken now but with intact root systems that will be ok.

My staghorns look to be ok, and my black ripple and mickey mouse taro/colocasias will be fine also. Most of my large mother plant cane begonias are mangled but will produce well once spring arrives. I started about a hundred cuttings of Seven Sisters roses from some long canes that were given to me a couple of months ago, and they're mostly ok.

The clean up and salvaging is gonna be a bear.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:48 PM (2GPSc)

52 Hot lemon peppers ! Why don't I know about these?

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2020 02:48 PM (B7KlG)

53 I also love neighbors' reaction to seeing a grow light in my house.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 02:45 PM

I was considering getting a grow light for seedlings, but if I even walked into a hydroponic store in the area, the gossip would start. Never mind that everyone and their granny (ESPECIALLY GRANNY) is growing "medicinal" marijuana. But the terrariums with lights are getting cheaper.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 02:50 PM (/+bwe)

54 Eris did you see my message? Or did I send it to myself..lmao!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 02:50 PM (dUJdY)

55 My winter harvest will be icicles, Should be fully grown by tomorrow morning.

Not much taste to them though.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 11, 2020 02:51 PM (d6Ksn)

56 I bought me some of those super-hot pepper strains- Ghost Pepper and Carolina Reaper. I know that they are much too hot to consider actually eating one, but I would like to pickle some. They would make a great display, And may even make a good spicy medium for infusing other things.
Thoughts?

Posted by: Cluebat at January 11, 2020 02:51 PM (S8ld5)

57 Thoughts?
Posted by: Cluebat at January 11, 2020 02:51 PM (S8ld5)


Vodka.

For chunky bloody mary.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 11, 2020 02:53 PM (1g7ch)

58 Daikon are very good in soups also. My wife likes them grated and eats it with steak.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 11, 2020 02:53 PM (Hx/1L)

59 I was considering getting a grow light for seedlings, but if I even walked into a hydroponic store in the area, the gossip would start. Never mind that everyone and their granny (ESPECIALLY GRANNY) is growing "medicinal" marijuana. But the terrariums with lights are getting cheaper.
Posted by: NaughtyPine

I hit the jackpot on a grow light from FB marketplace. $25 for a HydroFarm grow light with the bulb that goes for nearly $500. What a score!

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:54 PM (2GPSc)

60 Not much taste to them though.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 11, 2020 02:51 PM

Roll 'em in Pixy Stix dust.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 11, 2020 02:56 PM (I99aF)

61 Naughty, it's my first in a long, long while, and I am very jazzed. I was inspired by Kat von D's garden:

https://www.revelist.com/bloggers/kat-von-d-black-garden/8318
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 02:48 PM

Very nice. The chalked labels are a great touch, since they seemed to be a main feature in "serious" gardens of turn of last century.

Those black pansies would make a great accent. I like the black lilies, but I chose burgundy because all the background (fence, siding) is grey. Even the ghost fern ended up being really gray.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 03:01 PM (/+bwe)

62 I'm in Pa, even worked a couple days at my Duck.

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 03:04 PM (ZCEU2)

63 By the end of the day I should be able to harvest, ohh...I don't know...maybe 100 bushels of white, powdery H2O off of my driveway and deck.

Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at January 11, 2020 03:06 PM (377Zs)

64 Moonlight nasturtiums (buttery yellow) and Vesuvius nasturtiums (soft orange) are gorgeous along a fence line they can climb. Prolific bloomers all summer.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 03:08 PM (2GPSc)

65 @57
Hair of the dog. Hellhound, that is.
That would make quite the dare.

Posted by: Cluebat at January 11, 2020 03:09 PM (S8ld5)

66 That storm front is blowing through UA (Upper Alabama) right now. Wind, rain, tornado warnings. May have been actual tornados in the next two towns over.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 11, 2020 03:09 PM (qyH+l)

67 ^^ "Cumberland Hunter"

Please call POOL KINGS and get a frikken AMAZING pool in that their backward yard dude.

I'd come by and and remove the cocktail umbrellas from the deep end and the chicks from the "Shallow end" CPR guaranteed..Chicks Properly Rogered.

What's the Ganja Harvest like back there?

Posted by: saf at January 11, 2020 03:12 PM (5IHGB)

68 Don't lick the toads, saf.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 03:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

69 We had a really dry August-September, otherwise there'd have been much better color. (And part of my lawn wouldn't have been dead in those pictures.) Thanks KT.

Posted by: Cumberland Astro at January 11, 2020 03:13 PM (d9Cw3)

70 Daikon Radish seems female friendly,but hold the Hot Peppers.

Posted by: saf at January 11, 2020 03:14 PM (5IHGB)

71 Moonlight nasturtiums (buttery yellow) and Vesuvius nasturtiums (soft orange) are gorgeous along a fence line they can climb. Prolific bloomers all summer.
Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 03:08 PM

I am not going to look them up. Otherwise, I will end up with an even bigger hodgepodge of plants than I normally do!

I just finished ordering daikon seeds because of the featured photo. Ha ha! The farmers are starting to grow them, but regular radish, carrots, and parsnips win out.



Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 11, 2020 03:18 PM (/+bwe)

72 one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:02 PM

Ow! Sorry to hear about your greenhouse losses to the wind.

I love the pale yellow nasturtiums, with peachy ones and the really dark, almost black ones. They are not a good choice in our climate, though. Fantastic in Southern California near the coast.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at January 11, 2020 03:28 PM (BVQ+1)

73 Cumberland Astro at January 11, 2020 03:13 PM

Loved the photos. 4/27 is my favorite.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at January 11, 2020 03:31 PM (BVQ+1)

74 Doggeh likes butternut squash!

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 03:31 PM (SyWbj)

75 Once I made a sliced diakon and strawberry salad. I think it included a little red onion. Pretty good.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at January 11, 2020 03:32 PM (BVQ+1)

76 That is a real high-tech snow gauge, too.

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at January 11, 2020 03:35 PM (BVQ+1)

77 I saw a red fox trotting down our street at 9:27 a.m. the other day. They are the bosses of us now.

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 03:38 PM (tt3kE)

78 Wee Kreek Farm Girl's peppers look great to me. Might be too hot when fermented in that recipe. Serranos, anyway. How hot are the hot lemon peppers?

Posted by: KTbarthedoor at January 11, 2020 03:38 PM (BVQ+1)

79 Oooh, I love nasturtiums. They do so well in poor soil and bloom on and on. After that, they simply reseed themselves. What's not to like?

Not doing a garden this year, not even in containers-- too many other tasks at hand.

Don't know if I'll even bother with flower planters (okay, who am I kidding?!), but they will be few if any.

Posted by: JQ at January 11, 2020 03:39 PM (gP/Z3)

80 Foxes still get shot in these parts but we still raise chickens in this area.

At my sister's old place her dog got in a tussle with a pair of foxes and was not allowed to do anything to protect her dog.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 11, 2020 03:43 PM (B06Zw)

81 Nasturtiums are one of the edible flowers. They have a peppery taste, like ruchetta (roquette?)

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 03:43 PM (tt3kE)

82 I love growing Daikon radishes but this last batch were too hot. The weather was too hot and dry and I didn't water enough. I've grown this variety before and it can be sweet and juicy under the right conditions.
I have two sweet pepper seedlings and a garlic chive up! The deer will probably eat the peppers like usual but hope springs eternal.

Posted by: gingeroni at January 11, 2020 03:45 PM (/XPvv)

83 80. oh yes! I live in suburbia. The foxes walk around with attitude. They know we can't do squat to them. They have switched to raiding trash instead of eating rodents like they're supposed to.

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 03:47 PM (tt3kE)

84 The only thing I could have done differently was to anchor the greenhouse but as it is/was on cement that wasn't an option.



...
At least there was no roof damage but the greenhouse is a tangled
mess. I'll get some friends over today and see if we can salvage it.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at January 11, 2020 02:20 PM (2GPSc)Maybe you could make a base frame out of two-by-sixes, and anchor the greenhouse to it.
Sorry for your losses!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 11, 2020 03:52 PM (rCwaK)

85 I wish hardware stores were still like that. You
could find anything you needed, rather than having to drive all over
Hell's Half-Acre.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 11, 2020 02:23 PM (rvWat)

I know, right? And the creaky wood floors.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 11, 2020 03:54 PM (rCwaK)

86 Wrist-rocket and bag of skittles. Won't kill a fox but might give you some (quiet) satisfaction.

Posted by: JQ at January 11, 2020 03:55 PM (gP/Z3)

87 I have a red and blue grow light in my dining room window. It's been there for three years now. I don't think the police care. But you can get very powerful grow lights that look white for under $60 now. The LED revolution is amazing. When it says 1000 watts, the actual power used is more like 200 watts.

You can always take pictures of your indoor garden and bragpost it on Facebook. When I visit friends' houses I bring a ziplock with a wet paper towel and cuttings of rosemary, basil, parsley and sage. If they use it in cooking, great! If not, well, I needed to cut the stuff back anyway.

Both basil and sage are flowering right now.

Posted by: Gordon at January 11, 2020 03:56 PM (d9ptO)

88 Oh, and no need to go to the store. Amazon has dozens of grow lights from which to choose, and a discreet brown box!

Posted by: Gordon at January 11, 2020 03:57 PM (d9ptO)

89 I'm in Pa, even worked a couple days at my Duck.
Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 03:04 PM

Wow! They're in PA now? I can remember when there was ONE. In Duck, NC.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at January 11, 2020 04:26 PM (K0iLX)

90 Wife saw a fox in our yard this week, I see them but not to frequent early mornings

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 04:26 PM (ZCEU2)

91 KTbarthedoor, the lemon peppers can be pretty hot, a bit citrusy, but hotter than a jalapeno. This is my third batch of fermented peppers. I love them. Not too hot for me! I am going to look for a hotter variety of daikon to grow as well because I obviously like a little heat.

Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at January 11, 2020 04:39 PM (sCp90)

92 I finally have a postage stamp-sized patch of dirt to cultivate, so I just ordered a bunch of flower seeds from Whatcom:

https://seedrack.com/gothic.html

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Flowers ?

Ya can't eat flowers !

What will you do ?

(In Karl Malden's voice) What WILL you DO ?

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2020 05:03 PM (arJlL)

93 At my sister's old place her dog got in a tussle with a pair of foxes and was not allowed to do anything to protect her dog.
Posted by: Big V Caffeinated

So, the dog couldn't wear a condom ?

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2020 05:20 PM (arJlL)

94 That hardware store is 2 hours away. Not far by our standards. Hmmm.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2020 06:05 PM (u82oZ)

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