SparkPeople Gardening Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=39 Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy! SparkPeople Gardening Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=39 NEW: Last Letter Starts New Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x58717758 gardeninG Sat, 2 Aug 2014 07:47:33 EST AFTER HOURS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--AUG.2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x58705101 <em>235</em> HOPE EVERYONE IS ENJOYING THEIR SUMMER AND HAVING LUCK WITH WHAT EVER YOU PLANTED THIS YEAR. ARE YOU READY TO <em>236</em> THIS LAST MONTH OF THE SUMMER? Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:35:34 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAYS (DECEMBER) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x58438918 HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN DECEMBER.. THIS IS A FUN THREAD <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:41:01 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAYS (AUGUST) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x58438831 HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN AUGUST.. THIS IS A FUN THREAD <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:33:35 EST JULY FIREWORKS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x58389540 <em>283</em> LET'S START THIS MONTH ON FIRE FOR IMPROVING OUR LIFESTYLE WITH HEALTHY EATING, EXERCISE, GARDENING AND THROW SOME FUN IN THERE, TOO. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:57:23 EST JUNE DAYLILIES OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x58067875 GOOD MORNING--LOVELY ONE HERE! I HAVE LOTS OF DAYLILIES---SOME IN BUD AND SOME THAT HAVE BLOOMED---LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT THE NEW ONES ARE THAT I PLANTED---FORGOT WHAT THEY ARE---LOL <BR> JOJO, GOOD TO SEE YOUR POST. <BR> HOPEFULLY, THE HIGHER UPS WILL BE DISCUSSING GETTING RID OF THE CALENDAR/PLANNER---AT LEAST THEY ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT---WILL LET YOU KNOW IF THEY CHANGE THEIR MINDS---BUT DON'T GET YOUR HOPES UP. <BR> ON MOST OF MY TEAMS, PEOPLE RARELY USE THE DARN WALL---BU... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 06:55:14 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAYS (JULY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x57848746 HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN JULY.. THIS IS A FUN THREAD Mon, 12 May 2014 15:29:12 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAYS (JUNE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x57848736 HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN JUNE..THIS IS A FUN THREAD Mon, 12 May 2014 15:27:40 EST MayBees OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x57712088 WELCOME----ARE YOU A MAYBE PERSON HERE ON SPARK? LETS MAKE SURE WE ARE MOVING AND TRYING AS HARD AS WE CAN----AND SINCE THIS IS THE MONTH OF FLOWERS GOING IN, I THOUGHT A GOOD PLAY ON THAT WORD FOR OUR CHAT. <BR> THE WALL----A REAL BONE OF CONTENTION HERE ON SPARK---IS ON THE START UP PAGE OF THE TEAM. YOU CAN FIND THE BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS TOPIC. <BR> ALREADY WARM HERE THIS MORNING---70 AT 5 AM. <BR> HAVE A GOOD DAY! Thu, 1 May 2014 05:41:39 EST "Oh happy day" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x57555079 "Oh Happy Day" Yard work time today. been looking forward to this today all week. going to mow and trim the grass and set a new Dogwood tree I picked up at Lowes. Almost bought a tomato plant yesterday. It looked real good, but decided it may be a little bit early. Think I will wait a little longer. Still having some pretty cool weather for them. Good therapy just out among them and TOUCHING them. The scent is magical. well better shut up and get to work:) Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:04:55 EST posting mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x57538549 .25 miles Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:52:18 EST Would like to learn. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x57526244 Not sure how this works? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:22:52 EST Greetings from An Excited Sparker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x57523805 I'm so glad to be on this journey with all of you. Let's encourage each other, reach our goals, and make new friendships. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:41:46 EST Two Words - Change One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x57520060 garden - beds Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:53:37 EST What flower do you have up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x57487863 Tulips Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:24:42 EST First cutting of the grass for the summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x57469241 Cutting our grass for the first time this year. excited about making things look beautiful for the summer. can't wait to get started today:) Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:32:36 EST New to this group..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x57456751 Looking forward to gardening season............. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:13:38 EST SPARK BIRTHDAY WISHES (MAY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x57340714 HELLO TEAM, PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN THE MONTH OF MAY, I DO HAVE SOME NAMES FROM FORMER THREADS AND WILL ENTER THE LIST AT A FUTURE DATE, Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:45:28 EST SPRINGIN OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE APRIL 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x57339742 <em>235</em> TO THE NEW CHAT FOR APRIL HOPING ALL OF US ARE STARTING TO GET A TAD BIT WARMER---AND THAT THE SNOW WILL FINALLY COME TO AN END. I HAVE TULIPS COMING UP ALL OVER! <em>126</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 05:29:10 EST Hello Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x57272278 My name is Wendy and I am trying to loose weight. My husband does all the cooking and I cant loose weight. Help I need some friends and suport. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:53:00 EST Birthday greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x57192206 Thank you for wishing me a wonderful Birthday! It was! My 3rd son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons, 7 & 4, drove up from Santa Rosa, Ca. to spend a few days with us. My 2nd son and daughter-in-law and 3 granddaughters, 16,13, 11, brought a wonderful dinner: rotis,. chicken with super healthy greens for my favorite dinner, salad, and sourdough bread. My youngest granddaughter bakes amazing from scratch cupcakes: pumpkin, with piped on cream cheese frosting topped with ganache drizzle &... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:44:50 EST Pittypaws hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x57170673 I call myself pittypaws because I love all animals with paws. I live near the Blue Ridge Parkway in VA. I would like to lose 60#. I have shed 9# in about 3weeks. I love gardening but limit my efforts to flowers, etc. too many critters eat up my vegees to grow them. All this snow has slowed down any gardening efforts I have. I am a retired special ed teacher. I've been married 50 years. I love to walk my German Shepherd, Shadow. I have 5 cats of all different ages. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:40:07 EST SPARKS BURTHDAYS "APRIL" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x57153729 HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN APRIL.. I AM GOING TO CHECK THE OLDER THREAD AND SEE WHAT MEMBERS HAVE ENTERED THEIR BIRTHDAY,, THIS IS A FUN THREAD Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:26:03 EST Two words... change one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x57133862 spring - bulbs Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:48:17 EST The best garden fertiliser is liquid manure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x57042803 Anyone who has an opinion or wishes to discuss this is free to contact me! <BR> cheers Richard <em>345</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 17:09:28 EST MARCHing OVER TO THE BACKYARD FENCE--2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x56958318 LOL, JUST HAD TO DO THIS FOR OUR TOPIC THIS MONTH! AND I ALMOST FORGOT IT WAS MARCH. AND MARCHING IS GOOD EXERCISE! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:13:58 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x56906575 Hi, everyone! My name is Angie Hindle. I have been with Sparkpeople on and off for about 4 yrs. I live in North Florida. I need to use raised beds as my entire yard is sand...I am starting to build new beds in the next few weeks. One thing I like to do is buy bait worms sold for fishing and set them free in my raised beds. Happy worms!!! <BR> I have trouble growing root veges, like carrots, here. Anyone else have the same issue? <BR> Angie Hindle Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:42:51 EST Stink Bugs on Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x56731013 Hi - Anyone find any deterrents to keep the stink bugs off of their tomatoes last year? It was horrible in Ohio. I'm trying to plan for spring planting and maybe I'll have to go with fewer Tomatoes. What veges will not be bothered by these pests? Thanks! Tue, 11 Feb 2014 06:28:48 EST weight watchers drop out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x56681537 Just saying hello. I love to garden-especially now that I know how many calories it burns. Can't wait till spring-having a cold winter hear in New Jersey-lots of snow. Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:06:14 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAY WISHES (MARCH) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x56601139 HELLO EVERYONE.. THIS IS THE NEW THREAD FOR BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH,, IF YOUR BIRTHDAYT IS IN THE MONTH OF MARCH AND IS NOT LISTED BELOW, PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH ,, THIS WAY WE CAN ALL WISH EACH OTHER THE BEST OF THE DAY, (HAPPY BIRTHDAY) <BR> HERE IS A LIST TAKEN FROM OTHER BIRTHDAY THREADS THAT WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST <BR> <BR> MARCH <BR> 2 CARNEN <BR> 3 TMIEHLICH <BR> 5 LORRIN53 <BR> 9 STRINGBEAN61 <BR> 14 DJ4HEALTH <BR> 17 ROSES17 <BR> 19 PROVITO365 <BR> 1... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:34:34 EST LOVE OVER THE FENCE---Feb. 2014 Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x56598326 GOOD MORNING! GOSH, I ALMOST FORGOT IT WAS FEBRUARY. <em>129</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 05:54:36 EST Tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x56428498 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Spring is around the corner and I'm eagerly planning my garden again. I've done square foot gardening for several years and have had excellent success and pleasure except (isn't there always an exception?) for my tomatoes. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone who might be able to help me? They did well the first year in my sq.foot garden, but less so in following years (and yes, I tend to the soil!). I've tried putting them back into a larger garden area, planters, pots, and la... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:26:21 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAY WISHES (FEBRUARY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x56261822 GOOD AFTERNOON ALL THIS IS A FUN THREAD,,I HAVE STARTED THIS THREAD FOR YOU ALL TO WISH OTHERS A <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> BELOW IS A LIST OF MEMBERS THAT ENTERED THEIR DATE OF BIRTH ON FORMER THREADS, IF YOUR NAME IS NOT HERE PLEASE ENTER IT,, ALSO IF THE DATE OF BIRTH IS NOT CORRECT PLEASE ENTER THE PROPER DATE <em>247</em> <BR> NANCY <BR> <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY <BR> <BR> 2 NANAOF1BOY <BR> 4 LGARNER <BR> 4 ELIZABETH2464 <BR> 5 TUDAFD <BR> 6 ELSALOUISE <BR> 6 JOMAMART66 <BR> 7 ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:40:22 EST CHILLIN' OVER THE FENCE--JAN. 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x56156053 WELCOME TO 2014---LETS GET MOVING! WE NEED TO MAKE IT THE YEAR WE MAKE PROGRESS IN OUR GOALS---- <em>381</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:55:38 EST Anyone Doing Aquaponics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x55894661 Recently I have been reading a great deal about a new way to grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and even citrus fruit with a mini-variety tree. <BR> <BR> The thing that attracts me is that unlike hydroponics, you don't use nearly the amount of water and there is no problem with chemical build-up. <BR> <BR> Aquaponics is a closed loop way of growing plants, etc., in which you use a large fish tank, or large tub in which to grow fish (edible fish like tilapia, catfish, trout, or even fresh water... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 02:39:32 EST CANDY CASE CHAT--2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x55821358 IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR, A MERRY TIME FOR ALL----IF WE DON'T OVERSTRESS OURSELVES---SO LET'S WORK HARD ON NOT DOING THAT AND TAKE TIME TO ENJOY THIS MONTH. <em>442</em> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 06:14:27 EST Candy Case Chat--Dec. 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x55821349 i AM GOING TO RESTART THIS ONE---LOL <em>442</em> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 06:12:35 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAY WISHES(JANUARY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x55814716 <BR> THIS IS A FUN THREAD, PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH IF BORN IN THE MONTH OF "JANUARY" <BR> WE WILL BE ABLE TO WISH EACH OTHER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERE AS WELL <BR> <BR> NEXT MONTH I WILL START THE THREAD FOR "FEBRUARY" <BR> <BR> I AM LISTING THE NAMES OF MEMBERS THAT ENTERED THEIR NAMES ON PREVIOUS THREADS. IF YOUR NAME IS NOT HERE PLEASE ENTER IT WITH YOUR DATE OF BIRTH <BR> <BR> <BR> JANUARY <BR> 1 COOPQUILTLADY <BR> <BR> 2 MOM2NATURE <BR> <BR> 4 EVELYN53 <BR> MENOPAUSE... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:23:48 EST Mums the word Over the Backyard Fence--Nov. 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x55467846 Trying TO BE ORIGINAL FOR OUR NEW MONTH. LOL Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:45:46 EST new yet not... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x55329702 I'm a marathon runner and currently use My Fitness Pal. I love it but am looking for a community of weight training buddies to help with my winter off season goals. Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:15:05 EST three word phrases -- A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x55246435 All in one. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:15:54 EST Any tips for clump-forming grasses for part shade. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x55127462 I'veneverhad much luck with ornamental grasses. Wouldliketo add a few clumps to a new part-shade garden. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Gail Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:48:29 EST Falling Leaves Over the Fence Chat--Oct. 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x55095724 <em>235</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Enjoy the falling leaves and chat away! Tue, 1 Oct 2013 05:44:46 EST Tomato Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x54993521 Hello, fellow gardeners! I have had a horrible time with my tomatoes this year, especially my Amish Paste heirloom tomatoes. Most of them have gotten a fungus or something on the bottom of them as soon as they redden. It starts as a tan blotch and then turns black. I don't spray my vegetables because I'd like to grow organic. Does anyone know what this is and how to prevent it next year? Also, can I compost the tomatoes that have gotten this back into the tomato garden, or will it cause n... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:17:57 EST BEGINNING OF FALL AT THE BACKYARD FENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x54738718 I AM STARTING THE NEW THREAD FOR THE MONTH AND YES FALL IS AROUND THE CORNER, <BR> START PLANNING FOR YOUR FALL FLOWERS IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE GOOD WEATHER FOR THEM... IF I WAS STILL AT THE HOUSE MY CHRYSANTHEMUMS. WOULD BE IN FULL BLOOM AND WHAT BEAUTIFUL COLORS I WOULD HAVE <BR> <BR> KIM GREAT NEWS ON YOUR FOOT BUT GOODNESS IT SOUNDS PAINFUL <BR> <BR> WE HAD A LOT OF RAIN LAST EVENING BUT IT IS BEAUTIFUL TODAY <BR> TAKE CARE ALL AND ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND. <BR> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 11:34:38 EST Steaming Aug. Over the Backyard Fence--2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x54349623 <em>235</em> TO THE NEW CHAT! <BR> JOY, HOPE THE VERTIGO DOES NOT LAST 3 DAYS FOR YOU. <BR> HARD TO BELIEVE AUGUST IS HERE---JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS LEFT OF MY SUMMER BREAK. HAVE A GOOD DAY! RAIN IN THE FORECAST FOR HERE TODAY---GLAD OF IT SO I DON'T HAVE TO WATER! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 06:17:11 EST Daylilies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x54309339 Does anyone know of a source for blue daylilies? I saw one on the "HomeTalk" site and it was gorgeous. I'd sure like to know where to get one. <BR> <BR> Also was there an answer to 'what to do with those kind of hen and chicks after they bloom?' Mine look pretty dead once the bloom is finished and I have a lot of them! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Donna Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:20:01 EST Back on the horse, looking for friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x54189245 Hi Everyone! <BR> I am giving this "living healthy" business another shot. Problem is, I don't stay with it very long. I tend to become bored easily with exercise and eating healthy. I need your motivational tips! Please add me!! Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:12:19 EST when is the best time to divide day lillies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x54065726 when is the best time? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:43:47 EST when is the best time to divide black eyed susies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x54065717 I'm curious as to when I should divide them? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:43:19 EST did you know shasta daisies attract fly's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x53995140 The other day we had about 15 flies in our home I was like what the heck is going on? Sure we'd have the occasional fly in the house but omg it was like they were coming out of the woodwork! <BR> It made me think of Amityville horror when the flies are in the house hahahaha I was freaking out and then I went out the next morning and saw the two shasta plants (one right near my doorway) full of flies and said to my husband omg look at this!!!!! <BR> So now when we call the dog we don't leave ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:59:14 EST SPARKLING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE---JULY 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x53955730 GOOD MORNING! HAPPY CANADA DAY TO OUR FRIENDS UP NORTH! HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 07:48:50 EST Charcoal Briquettes in Compost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x53819567 I am just wondering because I have heard that ash is good for your garden. Are used charcoal briquettes with the ash from BBQ safe to put in your composter? Is is carcinogenic? Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:16:12 EST OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--JUNE 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x53556817 GOOD MORNING! SURE IS HOT! HOPE EVERYONE IS BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL TODAY---IT IS SATURDAY---HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD WEEKEND! <BR> NANCY--SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THAT NEIGHBOR. <BR> YES, I HAVE HAD TO GO OUT TO WATER MY PLANTS TOO. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 07:03:18 EST New Poster to teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x53377702 rnmaryann, age 56, live in Minnesota. 2 knee replacements, allergic to the world, but my brain is pretty sure I am 34. Fri, 17 May 2013 14:04:26 EST Its so pretty today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x53221266 Waiting for it to cool down so I can water the thirsty tomatoes and pepper plants. Herb garden coming along slowly. I wish I wasn't sick today - wanted to start the green onions, radishes, and lettuce bar. But tomorrow is another day, maybe I won't be. (drinking liquids to flush out my system) Sat, 4 May 2013 21:10:17 EST How do I get rid of Grackles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x53207010 This is the second year in a row that these loud, piggish birds have come around and now we just found a mama robin dead and the grackles have been fighting with the robins. I'm so sad about this poor little mama bird dying because of this big ugly bird. <BR> what can we do to detour this bird from coming around? we have no feeders out except for hummingbirds. Fri, 3 May 2013 14:58:30 EST MAY FLOWERS CHAT ROOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x53173470 GOOD MORNING ALL, YES ANOTHER MONTH HAS FLOWN BY, APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS SO LET'S GO TEAM AND GET THE GARDENS AND FLOWER BEDS ON THE GO Wed, 1 May 2013 00:34:53 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS DECEMBER "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043235 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN DECEMBER, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR DECEMBER GARDENING MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 20 Apr 2013 15:00:40 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS NOVEMBER "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043226 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN NOVEMBER, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR NOVEMBER GARDENING MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:59:26 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS OCTOBER "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043193 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN OCTOBER, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR OCTOBER BIRTHDAY MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY <BR> <BR> MY BIRTHDAY IS OCTOBER 11TH Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:56:05 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS SEPTEMBER "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043175 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN SEPTEMBER, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR SEPTEMBER GARDENING MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:54:22 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS AUGUST "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043161 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN AUGUST, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR AUGUST GARDENING MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:53:01 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS JULY "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043150 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN JULY, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR JULY GARDENING MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:51:41 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS JUNE "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043138 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN JUNE, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR JUNE GARDENING MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:50:31 EST SPARK BIRTHDAYS MAY "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x53043127 HELLO TEAM. PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN MAY, OTHERWISE PLEASE WISH OUR MAY GARDENING MEMBERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU CAN POST YOUR BIRTHDAY IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:48:48 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x52911127 Hi Everyone! Just introducing myself. :) <BR> Building Lasagna gardens non-stop for 5 days now and trying to get all my gardens built before Spring is over. Busy Busy Busy! <BR> Hoping to learn alot from you all! <em>30</em> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:55:18 EST Help with rabbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x52908900 I grow green beans every year and had no problems until last year when every last plant was eaten before it could even flower. I'm thinking it's rabbits. Does anyone have a good solution for this? I have never used pesticides on my plants and don't want to start, but I have to do something! Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:17:33 EST APRIL BIRTHDAYS "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x52773180 THE MONTH OF APRIL HAS ARRIVED AND IT IS TIME TO WISH ALL APRIL BABIES A <em>383</em> <BR> ENTER THE DATE OF YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO WISH EACH OTHER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:32:00 EST APRIL OVER THE RAINBOW CHAT--2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x52772526 THOUGHT I WOULD CHANGE THE BACKYARD FENCE TO THE RAINBOW SINCE APRIL IS KNOWN AS THE SHOWER MONTH----ENJOY! <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>437</em> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:40:13 EST lettuce? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x52729181 One more question lol. I am ready to get my lettuce seeds planted and to get to eating fresh salads mmmm. I have three potential options for this little garden. First I have a large kitty litter box (plastic) that has never been used. I thought about filling it with soil and compost, planting lettuce and chives and putting it under my grow light that is in a window thst gets a ton of afternoon sunlight. <BR> Next option is a part of flower bed in the front yard that gets morning light b... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:37:08 EST moles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x52729102 Ok we have a significant mole issue in our backyard....and it is under our garden bed and the surrounding area. So my question is how will this impact my garden later in the season and if it is gonna be a problem, how do I get rid of them? I dont normally grow any root veggies. <BR> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:30:38 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x52667286 Hi there, I just came across your team and glad I did with the spring planting season coming on. Noone else I know seems quite as excited about gardening and fresh produce as I do lol, so I will be asking alot of questions probably. <BR> My great grandmother taught me to garden when I was a toddler along with cooking, baking, canning, preserving, sewing, and all those old traditional ways. I am very interested in modern homesteading and would love to start growing some fruit in our backya... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 01:46:18 EST What plants do you think must be pre sprouted? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x52660498 Hi, I was just wondering what plants everyone always buys pre-sprouted (like at a store in a pot)? I personally alays get my tomatoes, peppers, and alot of the times squash and zuccini plants pre sprouted. Have never had much luck seed planting tomatoes and peppers. I definitly seed plant lettuces and other leafy greens. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:36:49 EST Whats growing in your spring garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x52660455 I live in Western NC and am getting ready to plant our early spring veggie garden. Got spinach greens, broccoli, broccili rabe, *maybe* carrots, kale, spagetti squash, bok choy, and head cabbage so far. Then going to make a mini salad gaerden in a planter box on the porch with varieties of lettuces (bibb is my favorite), radishes, chives, and then a tommy toe tomatoe plant in a container later in the season. What is everyone else planting now????? Sat, 23 Mar 2013 13:33:09 EST Hike & Bike Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x52472741 I would like to join the walking group. I live close enough to the hike & bike trail, that use to be the B & O Railroad, in Parkton, MD to walk to the trail. I'm 75 yrs. old and new to the computer. I have tried several times to join this group because I walk at least, 3 miles 5 days a week. I have not been able to do this even following the instructions I find on here. I'm hoping this message will get me to where I can log in my miles per week. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:03:38 EST MARCHING OVER TO THE BACKYARD FENCE--2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x52334829 HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR NEW TITLE---AND LETS GET SOME MARCHING DONE SO WE ARE READY FOR PLANTING SEASON----IT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER <BR> PENNY, HOPE THAT TAKES CARE OF YOUR PROBLEM <BR> PEARL, OUR WEATHER STARTS TO COOL DOWN SOME BY THE END OF AUGUST BUT WE DO HAVE SOME WARM WEATHER IN SEPTEMBER <BR> JOY, A POOL IS NICE BUT ALL THE WORK IS A PAIN---UNLESS YOU PUT IN A GROUND POOL AND HIRE A CUTE POOL BOY <em>211</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 05:58:15 EST MARCH BIRTHDAYS 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x52333549 HELLO TEAM. WE ARE STARTING ANOTHER MONTH, IF YOU WERE BORN IN THE MONTH OF MARCH PLEASE LET US KNOW ON WHAT DATE YOU WERE BORN <em>247</em> NANCY Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:35:14 EST Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x52183369 Hi, I started using this website about a month ago. it's been very challenging, but I guess I shouldn't be surprised since I've been trying to lost weight repeatedly since I was in college. I succeeded a few times. I know I eat for emotional reasons and I have continued to gain since the early 90's. I now need to lose at least 65 pounds. I set my first goal at 20 pounds to give me a goal that seemed possibly reachable. I plan to reset my goal if I reach the first goal. It's been very he... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:11:33 EST 02/04 - 3.1 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x51990337 in 51 minutes Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:07:28 EST 02/04 - 3.1 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x51990281 in 51 minutes Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:03:19 EST TIME TO PROTECT YOUR PLANTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x51937719 HI TEAM. <BR> FALL IS HERE AND TIME TO GET YOUR FLOWER GARDENS READY FOR THE COLD WEATHER THAT IS AROUND THE CORNER <BR> ALTHOUGH A LOT OF FLOWERS ARE PERENNIAL THERE ARE WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. TELL US WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO PROTECT YOUR PRIZE FLOWERS AND SHRUBS <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 2 Feb 2013 00:00:56 EST LOVING TO CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--FEB 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x51917374 WELCOME TO THE CHAT FOR FEBRUARY---OUR MONTH OF LOVE! <em>129</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:31:16 EST FEBRUARY "2013" BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x51899455 PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY,, Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:46:58 EST Goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x51756738 Never have I joined a forum that said not to post any new topics. I believe since I am new and that the first mail I got was more about posting new topics than welcoming me, that this team is just not for me. I wish you all the best of luck. <BR> <BR> Eat Lite to Be Lite and Enjoy <BR> Zach Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:55:37 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x51747246 Howdy y'all from the Texas Panhandle. O.k. o.k. I know its cliche but how else should a Texan say hi, lol? Anyways, my name is Zach, and this will be my second year of growing a vegetable garden. I had some good luck last year and am looking forward to a good year again. <BR> <BR> I am married to a wonderful God fearing woman, and we have two awesome boys. Nicholas my stepson, is 16 years old and Asher my newest is 18 months. We attend an Assembly of God church in our town, and we try t... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:41:18 EST Hello!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x51450617 Hi there, I am Michelle. I signed up w/ SP back in 2007, but never really started. I am ready to make changes now and looking forward to meeting more people for support. I have tried this weight loss thing on my own for the past few years and have not been successful. So I am taking the advice I give to others, "if what you are doing is not bringing positive results, try something new".... <BR> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:53:29 EST 2013 Ask the Experts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x51416295 HAPPY NEW YEAR GARDENING TEAM! <BR> We are starting a new Ask the Experts for 2013. <BR> This is the place to ask your gardening questions and get them answered. <BR> <BR> I and several other team members are Master Gardeners and are more than willing to do our best to help you out with your gardening problems. We also have a lot of team members with a lot of experience in gardening who can help out with the answers to any of your questions. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to post any garden qu... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:24:46 EST "2013" Virtual Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x51415841 HAPPY NEW YEAR! <BR> We are starting a new virtual walk with the new year. <BR> Our grand total for last year was 10202.miles so lets see if we can beat that total with a goal of 11,000 miles for 2013. <BR> <BR> Starting today please post all the miles you walk this year on this topic <BR> <BR> We left off at Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada and are now heading to Edmonton Alberta Canada 326.3 miles away. <BR> <BR> Happy walking!!!!! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:58:45 EST "2013" SPARKS JANUARY BIRTHDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x51414283 THIS IS A FUN THREAD, PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH IF BORN IN THE MONTH OF "JANUARY" <BR> WE WILL BE ABLE TO WISH EACH OTHER A HAPPY BIRTHDAY HERE AS WELL <BR> <BR> NEXT MONTH I WILL START THE THREAD FOR "FEBRUARY" <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TISHLANGDON <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MSELAINE88 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY <em>247</em> NANCY Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:27:47 EST THE GAZEBO "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x51406074 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE <BR> MAY THIS YEAR BRING YOU ALL PEACE AND GOOD HEALTH AS WELL MUCH SUCCESS ON YOUR JOURNEY AND IN YOUR GARDENS (OF COURSE WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO PLAN OUR GARDENS AS WE DO HAVE TO WAIT TILL SPRING <em>246</em> NANCY Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:11:42 EST 2013 HUDDLE BOARD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x51404903 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.. LETS ALL HAVE A GREAT YEAR AND HUDDLE TOGETHER <em>247</em> NANCY Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:11:52 EST DOWN TO EARTH SECRETS "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x51404773 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. <BR> I AM STARTING THE NEW THREAD FOR THE YEAR "2013" <BR> PLEASE CONTINUE ALL CONVERSATIONS HERE <em>247</em> NANCY Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:00:39 EST new members "2013" introduce yourself here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x51404735 HELLO AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM,PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE AND TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF,, WE HAVE DIFFERENT THREADS FOR DIFFERENT THINGS.. OUR MAIN CHAT IS ALWAYS THE FIRST STICKY SUBJECT, COME AND JOIN US AND MEET THE TEAM., YOU MAY CONTACT ANY OF THE LEADERS AT ANY TIME SHOULD YOU NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING <em>247</em> NANCY Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:56:24 EST PLEASE read this before posting "2013" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x51404663 <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE,, <BR> <BR> THIS IS A READ THREAD ONLY <BR> <BR> <BR> WELCOME to the gardening team. I am sure you will enjoy your time here with us, After you have read this thread come and introduce yourself to the team using the thread new members "2013" this thread is found directly beneath the one you are reading on the main gardening page, <BR> <BR> we ask that you DO NOT CREATE any new topics as there are far too many al... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:49:23 EST JAN. 2013 MOVING AND SHAKING CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x51404489 FIGURE WE ALL NEED TO SHAKE THE DUST OF 2012 OFF AND GET MOVING AND SHAKING THIS MONTH SO THAT WE ARE IN SHAPE WHEN IT GETS TO REAL GARDENING TIME FOR MOST OF US---AND THOSE IN WARM WEATHER CLIMATES, KEEP US GOING WITH YOUR TALK OF GROWING THINGS WHILE WE HIBERNATE IN THE COLD STATES. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:35:19 EST TALKING TO SANTA OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x51032945 HO HO HO---LET SANTA KNOW WHAT YOU WANT RIGHT HERE! <em>334</em> AND SHARE ALL YOUR LATEST NEWS WITH YOUR GARDENING FRIENDS RIGHT HERE! Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:51:31 EST Brussel Sprouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x50918865 Hello all. I planted brussel sprouts last winter and they got Huge but no sprouts formed. Instead these very leafy open clusters form and a new branch develops from these. What am I doing wrong? Advice from expert brussel sprout grower is very welcome and Happy Thanksgiving! Wed, 21 Nov 2012 16:38:04 EST Thanksgiving (the forgotten holiday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x50848548 Thanksgiving is almost here.Every year they start pushing X-mas earlier and earlier.Its so commercialized and money driven. Have we forgotten about Thansgiving because it doesnt involve gifts???What are you thankful for this year my spark friends?? Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:29:53 EST Just saying hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x50840066 I have been around a while but never took the time to say hello. I love flower gardening and vegetable gardening. I hope to have an organic plot some day so I can grow my own healthy foods and can them, so I can have them all winter as well. I struggle with good food choices so if I have LOTS of them around it will be more convenient than the bad ones. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:18:30 EST High Liver Enzymes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x50821176 I have been diagnosed with High Liver Enzymes by my general doctor who referred me to a GI specialist. The GI specialist said I need to lose weight. I am 6'1 and 281 pounds <BR> <BR> I checked the web-site and could not find a Forum or Help with this condition. Does anyone know of a good place to start? Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:46:16 EST Election Day in the USA. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x50712356 Are you voting today??? Make your voice heard,every vote counts.Happy Election Day!!! Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:17:22 EST Gobbling Over the Backyard Fence Nov. 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x50639603 GOOD MORNING ALL YOU <em>429</em> OUT THERE---GOT TO GET MOVING THIS MORNING AND ENJOY THE CRISP FALL AIR! <BR> NANCY, GLAD THAT SCAB IS COMING OFF---IT PROBABLY LOOKS A BIT RED UNDER IT BUT GET THE DOCTOR TO GLANCE AT IT ANYHOW. <BR> WILSON, CAN YOU STAY AWAY FROM THE CANDY? <BR> WE ONLY HAD 6 TREATERS LAST NIGHT---SO WE HAVE LOTS OF CANDY---MEANT TO BRING SOME TODAY TO GIVE TO SOME KIDS BUT FORGOT. <BR> HAVE A GREAT START TO NOVEMBER! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:30:18 EST Jewelsrealm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x50617500 Hi all - just ready to get going on this journey to lose some weight and stay healthy. Day 1 feeling a little overwhelmed but ready to give this site a try! I need to lose about 30 lbs in a healthy way. I lack motivation, but need to get moving before things really get out of hand! Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:29:00 EST one is all, all is one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x50595077 What can I say you are not experiancing also. I hurt my back many years ago and gained over 150 pounds. As my weight went up, my self esteem went down. <BR> I then received a shock and discovered this sight. I discovered I have diabetes, the month before my brother died in a diabetic coma. <BR> Time to loose weight, control my diabetes and improve my health <BR> But easier said then done, as it is with all of us Mon, 29 Oct 2012 04:28:05 EST powhatan40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x50539754 hi to you all, I am just trying to get it all under control Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:03:09 EST Herbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x50512542 I love to grow herbs. I only got a few but eventually I would like my garden full of them. <BR> <BR> Would like to know what to do with my parsley, It's only small and in a border. Should I leave it alone and would it be ok in the winter? <BR> <BR> Our weather in Ireland is not like the US it tends to be mild. We normally get frost or wet snow. I also planted some basil out in the border and it's ruined by recent heavy rain. There are only just stalks left. I don't know weather to leave i... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:15:06 EST Outdoor/indoor decorating tips 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x50488797 I Turn my gardens into places for Christmas and Autumn decorating and love to decorate for the holidays---thought we could post things we do and decorating tips to make it easier. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:31:19 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x50456740 Newbie here. Just joined. <BR> <BR> I love herbs and one day I would like to have my garden full of herbs. Just love the smell of them and I use them in my cooking too. <BR> <BR> So far I brought 4 herbs and I know 2 herbs didn't work well with our weather ( Ireland ) : Sage and Basil. I am keeping them inside. I got 2 herbs growing in my border parsley and rosemary. <BR> <BR> However, with the Rosermary I didn't realise that you have to cut it back only half way, Only found out months lat... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:56:33 EST Fall 2012 Challeng ---clean up time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x50185672 Okay, most of us are now in the Autumn season and have lots of leaves falling and beds to clean out so that we are ready for next spring. Some of us will plant bulbs, winter pansies, and mums. Some will be decorating for fun. And those down under are just starting out their gardens for their Spring. Post how you are coming along with these activities here. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:34:19 EST CLEAN-UP TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x50185485 Here on LI the leaves are just beginning to change. Starting to clean up the flowers of summer. Can I cut the dead clematis leaves off the fence now? In the spring i'll cut the stems down for better growth. I'll also add a little lime now and they'll take off in the spring! <em>146</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:25:39 EST Falling Leaves Over the Backyard Fence--Oct. 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x50183675 GOOD MORNING! WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT. HOPE YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL COLORS FALLING UPON YOUR GROUND. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 05:54:20 EST Holding back on water for Fall color. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x50040532 Hi, I remember reading somewhere to hold off on watering trees and shrubs so that you will get fall color. Has anyone every heard this? I always thought it was the temperature. <em>213</em> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:54:44 EST What to do? Peter Rabbit is hungry. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x49998987 4 x 4 box #1 is filled and planted with dill, basil, scallions, garlic, chives, cabbage, spinach, turnips, carrots, and a couple of other things that escape me right now. Most things are still seeds in the ground, or just sprouting. But the cabbage is up and running the 5K. <BR> <BR> When I returned from dinner with Mom, Peter rabbit was sitting 4 feet away from it, holding a large pear in its paws. I should have know those pears were destined for rabbits to chew them. I had to cook them in ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 20:21:05 EST What gardening tasks have you set for yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x49917269 Check in and list 3 (or more) tasks you plan to do in your gardens the rest of September. <BR> <BR> For me, <BR> 1. Finish mixing Mel's mix for 2 more 4 X 4 beds. <BR> 2. Plant the 4 raised beds. <BR> 3. Protect the beds from rabbits!! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:08:59 EST clematis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x49841684 Now that all my clematis ( jackmanii) have bloomed, can i cut all dead vines off the fence? I also have General Sokorski clematis all over the fence. Or should I wait until spring. Right now they are so unsightly. <BR> Thank You Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:28:45 EST SEPT. CHANGING SEASONS OVER BACKYARD FENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x49718130 <em>235</em> TO THE SEPT, 2012 CHAT. <BR> GLAD THE TIME FOR THE SEASON IS SOON UPON IT---I FOR ONE AM TIRED OF THIS HEAT AND HUMIDITY. <BR> JOY, LOL, HOPE YOUR LITTLE FORAY WITH WINE LAST NIGHT ENABLES YOU TO GET SOME GOOD REST TODAY. <BR> <em>192</em> WAS GOOD TO ME THIS MORNING--DOWN 2 POUNDS FROM TUESDAY. <BR> LET'S GET MOVING! Sat, 1 Sep 2012 07:19:52 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x49680414 Looking forward to getting to talk to you all and follow through with this new journey! Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:19:18 EST sometimes ya just cant save them all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x49642235 didnt make it in here yesterday cause i was tryin to save a pup i'd delivered... we couldnt get it past the gaspin part and never did... we tried... i know if my friend sheri could have willed that little fella back to life she would have... and now the first tear comes... guess i was just too tired yesterday after sittin up with buffett all night... and three difficult births... i sure miss peyton when he's gone... and i could really tell i was in a weakend state... i asked her to ge... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:53:53 EST blueberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x49563102 My blueberries finally grew this year. I was so happy to have fresh ones instead of store bought. I think mine taste better Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:54:49 EST Tulips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x49551510 I have always wanted to plant tulips. It is probably the only thing I have never planted! They are on sale now and I finally did order. Any expert tulip planting and keeping gopher out advice would be helpful. <em>334</em> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:30:25 EST intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x49510124 I am new to posting so sorry if i messed this up. I love gardening and have a few gardens to control, I always have something to do out there. I have a lot of fun gardening, I always say its my happy place. Good luck to all Sat, 18 Aug 2012 02:45:49 EST I think I can......I think I can http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x49397730 I can't believe I joined SP the first week in March........in 2009, and I'm just now posting to introduce myself!!! My name is Paula, and, obviously, I procrastinate!!!! So, the desire of my heart is to be healthy and well. The last 10 years or so, I've been gaining more and more weight, and have not been able to lose it. My brothers used to say I was too thin. I'm 5'8, and always weighed 120 until I turned 35. Since then, well, I've almost doubled my size. I always try to eat rig... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:00:19 EST Baking Soda & Vinegar to Clean a Birdbath? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x49370185 I swore I read somewhere that you can use vinegar and baking soda to clean a birdbath. i can't seem to find it on the web. A friend of mine has to scrub her birdbath everyday because of the green slime and I mentioned it to her. Now i need to back up my words! <BR> <BR> Any help would be appreciated! Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:33:46 EST AUGUST 2012 OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x49249177 <em>235</em> TO THE NEW CHAT FOR AUGUST--LET'S MAKE AUGUST AN AWESOME ONE! <em>381</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:24:47 EST KEEP ON TRYING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x49166060 HELLO.. I AM NEW AND IN NEED TO LOOSE WEIGHT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.. SAME PROBLEMS.. JUST NEED PRAYER AND FRIENDS.. tAKE CARE IN CHRIST JANE Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:24:21 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x49028514 I've been away for a while but now I am back with a vengeance. I am cooking up some fresh green beans from my garden. Some potatoes and a small piece of fruit for dinner. With a side salad. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:42:51 EST Removing Century Plants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x49026662 We moved into our current home 12 years ago, and one of the reasons we bought this home is that previous owner(s) had made flower gardens on the east side of the house, plus the north and south sides of the house back to the fence, which was at the very rear of the house. The back yard was similarly gardened and had a Rose of Sharon that was about 4 feet tall. <BR> <BR> One of the things that gave the house curb appeal was a very large Century plant growing on the southeast corner - in full ... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:22:42 EST Here I Go - Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48936334 I'm hoping Spark People with give me th spark I need to lose 50 pounds by next March. I started Weight Watchers several times but lose interest after a few weeks. I lost 35 pounds back in 2006 but have gained it back. This time, I want to finish and keep it off. My biggest challenge is exercise - I already get up at 5 am to go to work, and I have a twelve-hour day every week day. Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated! Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:25:44 EST Huge black birds/crows http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48878261 I have never had this problem before and I'm stumped. I have these huge black birds that are tearing my garden apart. They are eating my tomatoes before they get a chance to ripen. I have put pie tins out and that worked for about a week and now they are back and worse than ever. Would fake snakes work? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> MJ Sun, 8 Jul 2012 04:02:09 EST MsPat5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48829616 Hi, I'm new, but I'm starting to like what I see here at SparkPeople! That ST Challenge pulled me in!! I've gotta break this habit! I just retired from Teaching and now its time for ME!! Wed, 4 Jul 2012 20:18:36 EST Dear God let me stick at it this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48802692 Hi everyone. I'm Gerri from Cork and I'm a serial dieter. :) I've lost and gained so often in the past. I'm joining SparkPeople to try and give myself the motivation to stay the course this time. <BR> <BR> I'm undergoing treatment for a hyperactive thyroid but I didn't lose any weight. I have an increased appetite instead, but I'm worried as my thyroid will eventually by underactive after treatment. So I want to lose two stone. If I can hover around/ maintain 12 stone I'll be happy. It's a ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 00:44:05 EST JULY. LET'S CHAT OVER THE BACK YARD FENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48769111 WELL HERE WE ARE THE FIRST OF JULY AND THIS IS OUR NEW THREAD FOR THE MONTH,, <BR> WAS QUITE HOT HERE ON SATURDAY AND WE ARE HEADED FOR ANOTHER HOT ONE TODAY,, IT IS A HOLIDAY HERE IN CANADA TODAY SO HAPPY CANADA DAY TO ALL MY CANADIAN FRIENDS.. CELEBRATE BUT BEHAVE YOURSELVES AT THE SAME TIME <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE <em>246</em> NANCY Sun, 1 Jul 2012 00:14:39 EST Southern Heat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48762242 Hello. all. I am loving this journey of being a new gardener, even with recent challenges like black spots on my Hydrangeas, and dealing with aphids and mold on my Zinnias. I am thinking ahead to next year and I wanted to know about any annuals that are good for the heat and humidity in the south. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 13:01:54 EST Meet and Greet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48744755 Hello sparkers! I'm April, 36 year old Florida mama to four amazing kiddos. I've joined spark to have a place to share success, trials and errors and also where I can get a kick in the butt when needed. I've learned in adulthood that I have definite ADHD that tries to get in my way of tasks and goals that I really do want to complete. From housekeep to family schedules, and me time. With four children ranging from 1-12 finding time for me is hard. I wan something, need something that is all m... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:08:41 EST Meet and Greet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48744734 Hello sparkers! I'm April, 36 year old Florida mama to four amazing kiddos. I've joined spark to have a place to share and success, trials and errors and also where I can get a kick in the butt when needed. I've learned in adulthood that I have definite ADHD that tries to get in my way of tasks and goals that I really do want to complete. From housekeep to family schedules, and me time. With four children ranging from 1-12 finding time for me is hard. I wan something, need something that is a... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:07:35 EST Does anyone know how to get rid of slugs and comfr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48721804 I been trying for years to get rid of both slugs/ snails and comfrey out of my garden and have no luck. I have many times picked up the slugs by hand but I dont know where they come from but as many as I find and kill, they just lay more babies and I find them even deep in the soil when I dig! They do the most damage in my strawberry bed to the point of getting rid of the strawberries totally! For I wont eat a single strawberry if I see a slug on it for fear of eating those baby slugs! (... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:35:59 EST On the long, rough, lonely road. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48716594 Hi! My name is Dawn. I am a 38 yr, old, 240 lb. wife, & mother of 3, a type 2 diabetic, & pretty much alone in this journey. I'm hopeing 2 meet other people who can understand what it's like 2 be doing this as the only diabetic in the family. It is not easy buying & preparing meals for people who don't have diabetes, when you do. It also isn't cheap, but I am working on it! That is my favorite thing to say. I'm working on it! That is why I am here. Hope to hear from you. Luv n hugs to you al... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:35:59 EST just starting out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48600228 I joined this site to help support my mom in her weight loss, and to help keep myself living a healthy life style. I love being active and am always interested in learning of new things to try. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:10:13 EST Desperate in Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48576517 Hi, I love to garden and it seems that all of our neighbors cats like our flower beds too. How can we keep peace with our neighbors. They do not leave a pleasant smell!!!!! <em>198</em> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:05:38 EST garden therapy and happiness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48543403 Hi,,my name is Bobbie.but am Precioustime2 on Spark..I have just rejoined after a long time off..I have a huge challenge with my weight gain.. and daily coping w/ my husband and his pancreatic cancer.....Gardening is the one thing that helps me w/ everything....it is hope, work, growth and beauty and new life..all the things I am working towards having..It was covering my hydrangea bushes when a very early Northeast Spring came and they were budding which turned into a heavy frost..we covered... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 20:19:07 EST nut grass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48542474 Is there any non chemical way I can git rid of this? We tried all last year to get rid of the nut grass by digging it up and throwing it away. It is still there and spreading to other parts of the yard where it never was before. I even did try round up on a few areas it didn't seem to work. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:31:23 EST Counting gardening as exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48534255 I am wondering if you can count mowing the lawn and other yard/gardening work as exercise on the SP trackers? Some days the yard needs so much work I don't have time to do my exercise videos. I do a lot of sweating but the pace is probably not as aerobic. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:38:12 EST New landscape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48528059 Hi. My husband and I built a new home about 1 1/2 yrs ago and have been slowly working on landscaping it. We live in the Florida panhandle zone 8. We have a pretty large bed near the front door, full sun. Does anyone have suggestions for some perenials to put here? Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:52:29 EST New to SP and this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48527607 Hi, everyone! I am so glad to have found SP and have this fun way to stay motivated and learning from each other. I need to lose close to 50 lbs and I know this will take some time so it is great to have some friends to make the journey with. I love gardening but am not an expert so I also look forward to getting some help here too! I am really excited about this opportunity. Thanks ya'll. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:13:01 EST Ground Squirrels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48497716 I came home from work today to find two ground squirrels sitting in the middle of my potted basil plant eating it down to the to the dirt! What can I do to get rid of them? I've tried moth balls and liquid fence. <BR> <BR> Help! Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:15:43 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48495319 Hi...I'm Kelly. I love to garden and am excited to be a part of this group. I look forward to sharing and getting some great garden ideas. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:53:11 EST Hi everyone, another newbie here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48472365 Heya everyone, another newbie here, been lurking for a while and was not sure about posting etc. However, I am so glad to have found Spark People and want to join in instead of hiding on the sidelines as usual. <BR> So here goes! Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:39:21 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48465478 I am new to the "team".I am the most miserable that I have ever been.Weighing more now than ever. Feeling like there is no hope but somewhere when I read the sucess stories I can feel a glimmer of hope. I am an emotional eater which I have already realized,mostly out of boredom or loneliness. It is the only thing I can "controlled" which is funny because it is the worse thing,so out of control that I am ashamed of myself and hate to go anywhere but yet realize I have missed so much. Am lookin... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:46:50 EST Tackling depression and anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48450790 I have resolved to get my life back on track. This is a very hard thing to do considering I need to lose around 100 lbs while struggling with severe anxiety (sometimes I can't even leave the house) and depression. My life has gotten away from me somehow, but I am determined to get it back! I know it will be hard, but I also know that it will be worth it. I want to heal myself from within with diet and exercise. Not that I am against medication, it's just not for me. Has anyone else gone throu... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:57:55 EST sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48449611 Wrong place. <em>247</em> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 17:03:38 EST New flower bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x48446775 Hi everyone, I have a plant bed in the middle of my yard, there were roses there . I had to remove them because roses don't like overhead water. We do not want to rework the sprinklers. Any ideas about plants I could put there would be appreciated. I hate looking at that big barren spot. I have no more ideas. By the way I live in Southern California. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:09:02 EST Carrie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48418252 Hi, I am new to this site but love it so far. I am confused on how to use it yet, so any help would be appreciated. The other day a pop up came up showing all the calories for any restaurant. I can't seem to find it again. Any suggestions? Thu, 7 Jun 2012 12:51:37 EST Hi my name is Ivy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48343111 I am new to this forum and I am not able to reply to mail or verify my e-mail..can someone help me. Please. Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:08:40 EST Want to be fabulous at 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48341445 Hi, my name is Debrah. I've been on a transformation plan for a year now. I've lost about 50 lbs. Want to lose about 20 more and get healthy and toned for the next phase of my life. Glad to find a place with lots of info and inspiration. Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:19:17 EST 40 somethings with 25-49 pounds to loose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48330921 Hi, I'm new to the Forum..my name is Ivy Lee and I started my weight lose in December after becoming ill and having nose bleeds..little did I know my blood pressure was out of control from my bad eating, stress and no exercise. We lose 22 family members in 2006-2007, then My dad, Sister-n-law, Uncle to cancer 3 years ago..I have been so depressed and not able to cope very well with life. I feel I am getting better. Thank God I had a Dr. who cared and seen what was going on. I can say she sa... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 19:04:44 EST how many different types of flowers do u have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48328064 I have 46 different types of flowers, bushes and trees in my garden. My garden was made by my husband although I designed it ,he has put all the hard work in because I have fibromyalgia and lyme and can't get out much, so he made me this beautiful paradise in our backyard for me... <BR> I call it my "LOVE GARDEN" because it took a lot of love from my husbands hard work and love for me to make it the sanctuary it is! <BR> LOVE THAT MAN OF MINE! <em>220</em> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 14:25:48 EST SUMMER GARDENING MINUTES CHALLENGE 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x48321264 WELCOME TO A NEW CHALLENGE---ONE THAT REALLY FITS OUR TEAM----LETS KEEP TRACK OF HOW MANY MINUTES WE GARDEN EACH WEEK---YOU CAN DO THIS DAILY, OVER SEVERAL DAYS , WEEKLY, ETC. We all know that gardening is great exercise plus we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor---whether by eating our fresh veggies or just by admiring our lovely flowers and yards. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 06:43:42 EST JUNE WEDDING BELLS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48321226 JUNE SEEMS TO BE A BUSY MONTH FOR WEDDINGS SO A NICE THOUGHT FOR OUR CHAT THIS MONTH. SO LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT FLOWERS WE HAD AT OUR WEDDINGS OR ONES WE HAVE ATTENDED. AND OF COURSE, EVERYTHING ELSE UNDER THE <em>67</em> ---LOL Fri, 1 Jun 2012 06:40:16 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48316097 Hi there. I'm Emily. I joined the site today. I'm hoping to live a healthier lifestyle (duh). I'm aiming to lose weight before going back to school after the summer break, but also live better while living in a college setting. <BR> I'm excited to join the site, and I hope to get used to it quickly! Thu, 31 May 2012 20:45:30 EST 5 yrs my Peonies were mad, but not anymore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48294805 Okay 5 yrs ago we bought 2 plants of Peonies, I had to move one of them and it got extremely upset with me. I watched it for years just grow a few leaves never a bud, a girl at a nursery told me to just take it out of the ground because they don't like to be moved and it wouldn't ever come back. <BR> Well, I believe if you have love and hope in your heart miracles do happen so I left it in the ground for 5 yrs. <BR> WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This year was the year it finally said sh... Wed, 30 May 2012 13:40:07 EST For my grand babys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48294371 My name is Judy I'm 59 and obese, I have several medical problems.I'm doing this becuse I wan't to spend time with my 7 grand kids and be abel to do things with them.Also for my self I don't like being sick and I pick up every thing.I would like to talk to others and draw from there strength.I work as a diatary aid in our hospital.I would like to work another 2 years.I love my flower gardens 13 in all. We have a large yard so I have to get well.I do the work my self with a hand from my hubby.... Wed, 30 May 2012 13:05:21 EST Howdy Y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48255901 I quit smoking a few years ago...and now I'm weighin' in at 208. That's not so bad tho ' cuz mid Feb. I was weighin' in at 220. Tryin' to get down to 145ish. Hopin' that'll lower my blood pressure & cholesterol & maybe even take some pressure off these arthritic bones. Sun, 27 May 2012 22:25:42 EST Hi..so excited to join you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48239355 I am a 56 year old Grandma with enthusiasm for life. Only it was getting so I couldn't keep up with the kids and grandkids. So excited to learn more about this program and to actually have support to keep me going and to set new goals. I have currently lost 62 lbs and am at a plateau right now. My name is Danielle Jacobson and I am from Northern Utah. Sat, 26 May 2012 13:42:28 EST It's time for a new beginning. Starting NOW!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48229625 Hi Everyone!!! If life begins at 50 then I'm almost there. LOL!!! A week until the big day!!! I need to make some life style changes. Beginning with my weight. I have RA ( Rheumatoid Arthritis ) and I am not letting it control me anymore. It's time to take back my life and that has to start with my attitude. I've lost 8 pounds in 10 days and have a possitive out look. (NOW) Looking for friends to share the journrey with. Good Luck to you all. Sadina. Fri, 25 May 2012 18:01:16 EST Hello From SC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48213148 Hello team :) I am new to SparkPeople this month and just started gardening this Spring. My love of gardening just hit me out of nowhere. I know its a blessing from God. I appreciate all of His creation even more! All of my "babies" are doing good. I had some Marigolds die because I planted them in pots with Salvias, and their big pretty leaves blocked all of their sun, oopsie! I have Petunias, Marigolds, and Snapdragons in a spot along the neighbors fence in our backyard. I have started Zinn... Thu, 24 May 2012 13:36:05 EST cherry trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48165508 I finally got the gophers under control, now I have bunnies but I can handle them. I finally have cherries on my trees and the birds are already there. I'll use all ideas except harming anything, I can't do that. I have never had so many problems. First the weather and now every insect and animal is coming to my yard. Anyway Ideas about keeping some fruit for myself would be helpful. Thanks Mon, 21 May 2012 10:40:49 EST gophers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48094198 Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know. I used the solar gadget and whirligigs and I did get rid of the gophers before they got at my new plants. Thanks again. Jackie <em>304</em> Wed, 16 May 2012 11:03:09 EST Cutestuf47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48067474 Hi, I am a 64 yr old, married 44 yrs, Grandmother of four ages 17, 14, 13 & 4. I have battled weight problems my entire life-being told I was fat and put on diet pills that were prescribed for my teenage sister at age 11. I was taught early my value was based on my looks most especially my size. Lucky for me I have a pretty face. "You have such a pretty face and would be so pretty if you would only lose weight." My goals at this point in my life after yrs of therapy is a happy, heathy and ... Mon, 14 May 2012 19:31:31 EST veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x48058326 so excited!! i have eggplant, tomato, and green pepper 'fruiting'. can hardly wait til ready to pick! Mon, 14 May 2012 08:42:53 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x48053832 Hi everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople. I just signed up tonight. I'm a 22 year old Army wife, mother of two four-legged furballs, and trying to expand our family by TWO feet now! My husband and I have been together for three and a half years, and in those years, I have gained around 70 lbs and went up 9-10 pant sizes. I can't believe I'm admitting this. I finally got to the point where I was disgusted with myself when looking in the mirror. It was affecting my self-confidence, my sex lif... Sun, 13 May 2012 22:01:03 EST Rabbits in my strawberries! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47998806 I was out in my strawberry patch today, picking the handful of ripe berries, when I noticed a clump of dried grass. I didn't think anything of it and reached for the clump of grass. Boy was I surprised with I felt fur and it moved! I looked again and discovered it's a nest of baby rabbits. Right in the middle of my strawberries! Any thoughts of how to get rid of the rabbits (no killing involved, and no chemicals - I prefer organic methods)? And how to keep them from coming back? Wed, 9 May 2012 23:35:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47953996 I am new and I love to plant herbs. Total beginner. I just grew some Thyme,Corriander,Sage and Chives. I also brought some Lavender and Strawberries ok they are not herbs but I love Strawberries. My DD has also just planted some Cress seeds today. <BR> <BR> I would like to know if it is ok to plant ( the ones that I mentioned ) the herbs in clumps becuase I read afterwards that I was supposed to thin them out? I only got a small border. Mon, 7 May 2012 11:32:25 EST gophers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47924726 I am being over run with gophers, I have tried everything and need new tricks, HELP! Sat, 5 May 2012 12:07:07 EST excited but a slow starter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47857912 I am a homemaker with an amazing husband and 6 incredible kids. Off and on for 12 years I have been pregnant and nursing and now am needing to get in shape and loose some baby weight. But I want to be able to run with my kids, play soccer, swim, and hike. Basically be ready for any impromptu moment with my family. I would love to learn to ride a unicycle and buzz around with my Hubby. It is also hard to find exercise time without feeling guilty when my kids need me. <BR> So far I think ... Tue, 1 May 2012 12:14:13 EST MAYPOLE OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE CHAT 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47852126 GOOD MORNING! WELL, MAY IS HERE---ANYONE DANCING AROUND THE MAYPOLE TODAY---SAD WE NO LONGER DO THAT CUSTOM. HAVE A GOOD DAY! Tue, 1 May 2012 06:16:29 EST New to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47834602 Looking forward to getting to know everyone! I am a 3rd year Gardner who still has a ton to learn but I'm loving every minute of it. Live in Ohio on a dairy goat farm and am trying to gain a healthier lifestyle through growing most of our own food. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 08:07:30 EST Ready for the challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47828076 Hi! Just found out that I am insulin resistant pre-diabetic. My doctor put me on Metformin and I am ready to get my weight loss journey started. Looking forward to being on Coach Nicole's team for the 4 week boot camp challenge. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 20:18:58 EST Do i REALLY love gardening? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47808286 Hi All, <BR> I just joined the team. I think I may love the idea of gardening betetr than the reality of gardening. I have bad knees so squatting an kneeling are not great activities, But I have a little kneeler pad that you can flip over into a seat. <BR> <BR> I have a small raised bed and lots of border areas. I plant flowere in the borders and my raised bed is full of weeds after last summer's failed tomato crop. I'm going to try tomatoes again-LOVE 'em. and Basil for sure. Not sure wha... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:13:02 EST how do u cover your plants for a freeze? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47787420 I of course planted some new plants when it was warm out a few weeks ago now we're expecting it to go down to the 20's... how exactly do i cover the plants?????????? Fri, 27 Apr 2012 06:52:58 EST Hello Everyone! **waves** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47764319 I'm Rita and I've joined Spark People because I need to lose weight. I don't have much of a support team here at home so I'm hoping to build one through the internet. I've got a little farm and am trying to grow organic veggies and eat healthier but it's just baby steps. TINY baby steps. And I'm an emotional eater with a stressful job so that doesn't help either. My goal is to become lean, green and serene! Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:53:55 EST Hello Everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47742391 Well, I am posting this message as I have am over weight and need to lose some weight and am looking for a support system. I do know how to eat good foods, but my problem is that I have a eating "spell" at night and go on a binge every night finding foods to eat. I live with my mom and she does eat well, but she does eat some snacks and that is my problem. I am so frustrated with this issue, I need some help and some suggestions. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:57:40 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47724825 I am Elizabeth and am needing to get my eating right back in check so made a page! I also like gardening though I do not have a lot of it going on. Considering doing some containers this year in addition to maintaining the plants I already have around my yard. It is just a beautiful spring day here in Washington and a good day to get started! Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:57:41 EST Hello, I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47699115 Hi, my name is Gillmae, I'm 58 years old, I live in England, and I have been overweight all my life, even as a baby I was very chubby. Many many times I've tried diets over the years, but never managed to lose the weight and keep it off. I've decided to take it very slowly this time and just cut out come of the hightest calorie items and see if I can make a life change rather than go on a diet only to slip into bad habits again when I come off it. <BR> <BR> I've been married for 40 year... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 05:01:04 EST Rabbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47670387 Any advice on how to keep rabbits out of the garden? Yesterday I had one run from our porch and through the fence. My garden is along the fence. :( Appreciate all suggestions. :) Fri, 20 Apr 2012 07:49:33 EST Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47662649 I have five hot peppers going from seeds. I am going to start some tomato from seed today. I got Roma & Snack Attack Tomato seeds. My Roma tomato seeds took off I have 36 plants I am keeping 10 plants for us. I giving 26 away to my Daughter-in-law for her garden. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:27:53 EST So Cool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47648418 There is a tiny pepper on one of my pepper plants and LOTS of blooms! My jalapeno has little either blooms or peppers on it as well! Also I have one blackcurrant swirl datura seedling up, hoping more follow in the next few days. Going to do them like I'm doing the Ballerina mix, just let em grow and not bother them other than to water them, I know they like moist soil. My miniature rose is blooming it's butt off as well. Life is good in the garden! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok I tried to get this ... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:55:51 EST Indoor Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47607866 Hello Everyone!! I live in an apartment with no balcony or outdoor space, so all of the gardening I do has to been inside. I have several large south facing windows (as well as several west facing windows). Some of the plants I have grown that have done well inside are: oregano, basil, lemongrass, lavender, aloe vera, celery, a mahogany tree and a pine tree. I tried growing tomatoes indoors but so far I have been unable to get them to produce fruit. I have also just started growing a lemon tr... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 11:47:06 EST Butterfl es/moths in my Apple Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47598146 I live in S.E. Michigan. Walked outside this afternoon and noticed these things in my apple tree. The tree is flowering and very full. Not sure if they are butterflies or moths. They are pretty fast and hid behind the apple blossoms. I did post a picture here, but kinda hard to see. The are about the size of a 50 cent piece. Black with some orange and trimmed in brown/tan. Any ideas why this is happening? Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:35:46 EST A new day, a new strategy, a new me :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47576520 Good morning, I found Sparkpeople yesterday while surfing the internet and was hesitant to try it, but here I am and am going to work on following this program, the strategies I've read make sense, I'm 61 soon to be 62 and have battled weight all my life, up down up down. I know I feel so much better when I'm even close to the weight I should be. So thanks for being here. <BR> <BR> Debbie Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:56:53 EST Gardening is challenging but good exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47570740 I am a stroke survivor with left side paralysis who manages to garden with raised beds. I love it as a form of meditative exercise I am back after 2 years and a summer of absence while in hospital with a broken leg.. I am getting ready to put compost on the beds and set up a new cold frame for the seedlings i started in the basement in March <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 22:22:22 EST Nurse wants to move toward Epic health! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47507851 Hi to all of you! I hope you are having a blessed Easter season. I am in a season of wanting to improve. And if I can encourage others as well...Super! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:47:25 EST Mosquitos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47480875 This year we have had a lot of rain. My two rain barrels and bird bath stay full all the time. Not complaining on all the water but we also have a lot of mosquitos this year. Big big big ones! I have been looking for a mosquito killer but can't find any. Does anyone have a recommendation for a homemade remedy to rid our yard of them? Sun, 8 Apr 2012 10:30:08 EST SEEDING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47423196 I had a new cement driveway installed and have lots of bare patches. Can I seed now and still put down my step 1 lawn fertilizer and weed killer or should i wait in between application of seed and fertilizer? Wed, 4 Apr 2012 11:53:33 EST SEEDING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47418646 I had some driveway cement work done and there are patches of soil that need seeding. Can I seed and still put down my Step one fertilizer with weed control? Wed, 4 Apr 2012 07:21:26 EST Hi, IM Angela and Im a Food Addict! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47416526 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Im a food addict that has got to learn to eat to live instead of living to eat. I had surgery the 1st of March and am still recovering with significant pain so Im having to learn alot. <BR> <BR> Im hoping that SP can help me through everything. Itll be great to meet new people too! Wed, 4 Apr 2012 00:12:48 EST Hi! I'm Jovita http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47409886 I'm new to this online weightloss program. I'm a former marathon runner/runner in general. I have recently put on 10lbs due to new medicine. I would like to get back to my goal weight of 127-130. That's where I am the best weight for my build (5'2' and muscular). I do not have a problem with fitness, but I tend to like easy stuff for meals. Any help with meal plans or even fitness plans I have not tried yet would be great! Thanks! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:53:43 EST New but glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47375625 Hi, my name is Suzanne. I am a mother of three and just started gardening about 2 years ago. My first attempt was a bust except for the massive amounts of basil and tomatoes the raccoons seemed to love. Plan on growing the veggies I love, we will see <em>30</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:23:49 EST LUPE001 Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47368262 Hello Sparkspeople, I am 42 yrs old and my goal is to lose 10-15 pounds and getting toned, fit and eating healthy. My eating habits are awful. I dont drink water, I am a sugar freak and I love big cups of coffee with milk. I dont exercise; actually I am scheduled to meet up with a gym rep Wednesday. My goal is to go to the gym at least 4 days per week. I know at first it is going to be hard to go because for me it is better to go with a friend. I dont know, maybe its me. It motivates me. <B... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:37:46 EST APRIL SHOWERS 2012 OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47361502 WELCOME TO THE NEW MONTH AND THE NEW CHAT. <em>257</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:17:46 EST PINE NEEDLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47336926 MY NEIGHBOR HAS HUGE PINE TREES THAT DROP SO MANY NEEDLES THAT I DECIDED TO TRY AN EXPERIMENT. SLUGS EAT MY HOSTAS SO INSTEAD OF USING SLUG KILLER I SURROUNDED THE PLANTS WITH THE PINE NEEDLES. SLUGS DON'T LIKE THE SCRATCHY NEEDLES AND THEY LEAVE MY HOSTAS ALONE!! TRY IT. <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:41:50 EST irrigation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47332664 Have you used the drip irrigation? I have a garden at the bottom of my yard- about 100 feet from the faucet in the front of my house. I want to shallow bury a hose down to the bottom and put in drip irrigation (tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, cucumber, watermelon, and squash). <BR> <BR> Also, to keep safe from late frost I put leaves mixed with pine needles over all the plants- is that too acidic for the plants to have some pine needles? Less than half and half. <BR> <BR> Getting back ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:50:59 EST Ideas for Oragano http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x47331887 I am receiving a lot of Oragano in my csa (friends with the farmer) and besides drying it for future recipes I don't know hat to do ith it. Any ideas? Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:09:04 EST Hoping to keep well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47286773 Hi fellow 'Sparkies' <BR> tried this site a few years ago for a few months and drifted off. Recently having had an abnormal result on my kidney function Sparkworld was the one place I knew where I can hope to control my protein intake, also check potassium, sodium and other elements I must avoid or curtail. I remembered before that when I used Sparkpeople my diet was erring on the protein side and the thing is even bread contains it, especially oat bread, trying to be healthy needs rethinking... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:36:25 EST Garlic Leaves? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20520x39x47243228 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm growing garlic and trimmed down the leaves (not scapes*, that's different). They have a wonderful garlicy smell and I was wondering if anyone has ideas, or receipes of how to use them It seems a waste to toss them!! <BR> <BR> *The scapes are the stems with the flowers, these are just the leaves to which I'm referring. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:41:15 EST Introducing my self .... Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47208396 Hi, Just getting started here on the site. I have been to many tracking sites in the past. I was told that this one is hands down AWESOME! I haven't really did much in efforts to change my lifestyle as of yet. But building the plan is i guess the first step! <BR> I do have a lot I need to improve on in my own life. So I"m excited and a bit dreadful.. I remember how hard new things like this is hard to start and I also remember how i felt when i did this last time! <BR> I do want that feel... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:59:10 EST Woohoo! A brand new start!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47206148 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My goal was to lose 67 pounds when I signed up here a month ago today. Well, I am thrilled to see I have lost 9.3 lbs as of today!!! I must admit I did some backsliding but then I just got motivated again the next day. I'll keep drinking that water and building exercise into my day! I love the exercise programs shown on this site plus Chef Meg's wonderful recipes. I think this is a fantastic resource and I look forward to this journey and cheering on fellow 'tr... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:00:25 EST Hi my name is Pam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47185585 Hi my name is Pam, I live with my mom and we have a three tier flower garden, so far our daffodils are blooming, and our lilies and hyacinths are coming up! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 21:58:01 EST clematis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47154213 Good morning. Since the weather has been so warm, my Jackmani clematis is starting to bud. Can I cut the old wood off now so it will spread more? Not sure how much to cut. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:26:55 EST Lavender plant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x47154140 Hi, I just bought myself a Lavender plant. I'm not sure what variety it is but from pics on the net, I think I have a Lavendula Intermedia. <BR> <BR> So, how do I care for it, must it be in the fierce Malaysian sunlight? In the shade? How often must I water it? Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:21:24 EST Weird weather and so tempted to plant now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x47113534 I'm in charlotte NC and it's 85 here today. We are zone 7 and out last frost date is April 15 or so. I have my beds already to go, and I am so so tempted to start planting :) Fri, 16 Mar 2012 17:30:24 EST Hello everyone out there. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47094994 I would like to connect with people that are serious about weight loss, T.O.P.S, and becoming a healthier person; both physically and mentally. I am excited about this website. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:11:58 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47071967 Hello - I'm new here. Working on A Better Me!! Bring my BP down and keeping a positive outlook. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:05:14 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47040296 I am new to Spark People, new to Spark Teams and boards and new to Gardening. Actually, not quite "new to gardening" Just new to keeping things alive! I love flowers and want to add color to my yard. I also would like to attempt a veggie garden or container gardening. Last years attempt provided my family with 1 cucumber and 2 tomatoes! Not quite enough to keep us fed, but I was none the less excited...haha. I am looking for tips/suggestions for ALL of my new areas of adventure...Thank... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:17:12 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x47008713 Hi I'm new to sparkpeople. I am a single parent and a college student and I didn't really prioritize my weight during the last few years... gaining about a hundred pounds so far...... I'm hoping that I can finally get serious about my weight loss and keep myself motivated enough to have some real results... My overall goal is to lose between 100-140 pounds by June of next year... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:15:25 EST I've Got A Garden! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x46918480 Assessing what I have left I have: <BR> Three pots of Begonia <BR> A pot of Hawarthia <BR> I think my Norfolk Pine may survive <BR> My Bletilla Orchid is AWESOME <BR> Mother's Christmas Cacti <BR> I bought a yellow miniature rose <BR> My Bottlebrush is doing great <BR> My Persimmon is doing great <BR> Mother's pear and peach trees are faring <BR> Fig tree is leafed and already bearing <BR> <BR> <BR> (sigh) <BR> <BR> <BR> So I have things to care for and of course will get more stuff as ti... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 14:37:49 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46912042 My name is Yazmira or Yaz as everyone calls me. I am brand new to gardening. I just got a house and want to start making it my own but I know NOTHING about plants or flowers, so this is going to be interesting. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:39:14 EST Robin Stull, a new vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46848061 Hello! I am the mother of four boys. I work as a cardiac nurse one night a week, and spend the rest of my time raising my active family. My husband was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and cholesterol, and has a high risk for diabetes. I researched what I could do to help, as he is only 34. I knew the answer couldn't just be medicine. I read the China Study by T. Colin Campbell, and discoverved I could reverse his conditions by eating a whole foods plant based diet. So, now ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:10:24 EST Grandma D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46845351 I have 10 grand children that I need to keep up with. One little feller is in a wheel chair...so we do a lot of lifting. This winter, I and my spouse have gained weight...and become more "out of shape" I notice I tire easily and perhaps I am discouraged, cause a 1000 piece puzzle if my hobby. HELP!!!! We need a gentle fun way to get moving. And what is it with bread? I am craving toast and jam. Maybe this is a comfort food? My mother gave me toast and jam with green tea when I was "u... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:54:51 EST MARCH OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE---2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x46841996 <em>235</em> TO THE MARCH CHAT ROOM---LET'S GET <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <em>206</em> <em>182</em> <em>57</em> <em>342</em> <em>215</em> MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT -----THAT IS ME PLAYING DRILL SARGENT FOR OUR MARCH INTO THIS MONTH----LOL <BR> WILSON, TELL HIM TO GET OFF HIS DUFF AND USE THE SNOW BLOWER OR YOU WILL BE USING IT YOURSELF---BET THAT MAKES HIM MOVE----LOL <BR> JOY, SURE HOPE YOU ARE FEELING MORE CHIPPER TODAY---WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET TO 70 TODAY HERE---THEN... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 06:19:02 EST Aloha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46798468 You know I've only been Sparking for a week now and I cant tell you how great this whole place is. With that, I'm dying to get my hands dirty!!! Where I live we should be in coats and boots right now. But this year has been a big tease for spring time. Cant wait to meet you all!! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:08:36 EST Aloha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46798424 You know I've only been Sparking for a week now and I cant tell you how great this whole place is. With that, I'm dying to get my hands dirty!!! Where I live we should be in coats and boots right now. But this year has been a big tease for spring time. Cant wait to meet you all!! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:04:53 EST Aloha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46798357 You know I've only been Sparking for a week now and I cant tell you how great this whole place is. With that, I'm dying to get my hands dirty!!! Where I live we should be in coats and boots right now. But this year has been a big tease for spring time. Cant wait to meet you all!! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:58:13 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46738610 Hello my name is Susan. I'm new to the team as well as the site. I love to garden and wish I didn't have to work so I could spend most of my day tending our vegetable garden and my flower beds. I live in southwestern Missouri now but was raised in Nebraska. Quite a big difference in soil types. Anyway, glad to be here and hope to make some friends along the way. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:26:24 EST lwisey looking forward to the new me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46730905 Hi ! My name is Linda , I hope this program works for me !!!!!! very excited. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:29:29 EST Hello from Lisa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46730156 I live in Kansas on a micro farm of 7 arces. I really enjoy vegetable gardening. It is a great hobby and a wonderful form of exercise. I have a blog about my garden and try to share information and progress. <link>boisdarcgarden.blogspot.com </link> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:38:59 EST Pleased to meet you............... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46673547 Hi, i'm Lou and this is all very new to me. Sparkpeople was recommended to me by a friend and I thought I would try it out!! I am at my heaviest weight ever and I really have to do something about it NOW!!! I would love to have lost 4 stone by this time next year and what better way to do it............ for all you guys to see :) The thought of going to Weight Watchers or Slimming World (other weight loss groups are available) is just a nightmare for me, I know it works for a lot of people b... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 09:31:37 EST Looking for Gardening Guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46587996 I just joined today! I am a 40 year old male and I stumbled upon this site while reading an article on Yahoo about a couple that lost 285 lbs. It peeked my interest since I myself had been dieting since the beginning of the year. I love the calorie tracker, since that is what I had been doing by reading labels and pen and paper, but this is so much easier. My wife and I have been talking about growing a garden for quite some time, but now seems the time since we are both trying to live a h... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:56:09 EST Hi All, need some help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46507344 Hi all, found this site when looking for some weight loss tips. <BR> I have heard before that not eating enough will make you gain weight, is this true? <BR> I have done the food tracker for yesterday and today and I am averaging about 800 calories short of my daily allowance, (today I am onto my 2nd glass of wine and am still well under). Is this bad? Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:37:59 EST I so want to be a healthier me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46502381 Hi my name is Judi and I am enormously unhealthy or you could say unwell. I understand some of that is not weight related, yet wonder if good health would make a difference in these disease's. So wish me luck because I really need some good luck for once. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 12:43:47 EST I need to lose about 65 pounds...I am motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46484009 Hello I have been on Sparkpeople before but have never been this motivated. I am a mother of two daughters. They are 19 and 21, so it is now time for me...I am very motivated right now...I believe it is time for me to feel healthier and more fit. My big question this week is "How long did it take for You to start losing weight at a steady rate and can you give me some examples of how your first few weeks went as far as numbers"...Thanks Much Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:25:30 EST This is the Year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46422840 Hi! My name is Linda and I'm from San Antonio,TX. I'm new to the whole gardening experience but I love to be outdoors with nature. I was inspired by one of my missionary trips where a pastor's wife started her own garden in Kansas. I wanted to try to have a small vegtable garden this year. Planned on having all sorts of veggies but I planted seeds 3 weeks ago but only a few started growing. I think it was still to cold. I'm going to try to start tomatoe seeds indoors to start them out and ... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 22:49:14 EST A STONGER ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46407648 I AM SHERRIE A 55 YEAR OLD FEMALE THAT HAS TAKEN GOOD CARE OF MYSELF FOR MOST OF MY LIFE.I JUST HAD OPEN HEART SURGERY FOR A BAD VALVE (EVERYTHING ELSE WAS EXCELLENT) AND AM READY TO START A WORK OUT PROGRAM FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 23:34:32 EST Getting rid of poke weed plan before spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x46392471 Hi... I have a poke weed plant growing in my yard. I didn't know what it was until someone told me. I actually like it, especially when the berries grew on there... it hung over the bird bath, so it made the perfect spot for the birds to eat and drink. However, it is aggressive and I don't have that much space in the area that it has grown. I want to change the scenery. <BR> <BR> My question is: can I just cut it down and try to dig as much of the root out as possible... If it tries to... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 03:18:29 EST Think Spring!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46382577 Hello from Ontario Canada... My name is Debbie, and I am soooo looking forward to the 2012 planting season... There isn't anything better than going to the garden and picking fresh green beans and digging potatoes... Although we have a few months to go to get there... I'm just getting to put my seed order in to start the seeds in my basement... great fun!!! <BR> <BR> I must say that I've enjoying reading thru the blogs... I wish I'd started "Sparking" sooner!!! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 13:47:56 EST Glorene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46380666 Hi Everyone! My name is Glorene, I'm a 48 year old woman who is currently about 30 lbs over weight. I want to look good and feel good about myself again. I also want to get active again. I currently went back to college so it makes getting active a bit difficult while trying to take care a home and studies. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:07:05 EST Sorry a little late.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46352745 I actually joined Spark People a couple weeks ago, but have not sent an introduction message. I am married to a Certified Executive Chef and I have a beautiful daughter. <BR> I graduated in Psychology and recently left my job. I decorate cakes and enjoy making candy, cookies, and recently dove into bread making. <BR> I am ready to take this journey and would love all the support I can get! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 00:28:31 EST CHAT---LOVE OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE---2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x46351019 SINCE FEBRUARY HAS VALENTINE'S DAY I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD START FOR OUR NEW MONTH---ENJOY---AND SEE YOU TOMORROW. <em>247</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:30:24 EST Hello to Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46329928 My name is Jim. I feel a little awkward, but I feel I must do something to lose weight. My age is against me, and my health is starting to go down hill a little. I'm retired military and exercise & weight control was an every day occurance at one time. For some reason ( since retiring), I've lost that drive to care for myself. So I am looking to Sparkpeople, and hopefully, from of these support groups a tiring soldier back into resembling a person of the past. Please help if possible. I need... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 21:05:26 EST 2012 Ask the Expert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5350x39x46288160 We have moved this to a new location so we can keep it at the top---Please ask your questions here. Thanks! Sat, 28 Jan 2012 13:32:40 EST A Gardening Option for Every Level of Involvement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x46269727 Now, if you don't want to set up, plant, water and weed in your own garden, you don't have to! This L.A. Company will do it all for you <BR> <BR> And you thought all of us here were weird! <em>20</em> <link>www.smdp.com/Articles-local-news-c-2<BR>012-01-04-73230.113116-Urban-farming-t<BR>aking-root-in-Santa-Monica.html </link> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:27:21 EST The Bulbs Are In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x46256600 Hi All! <BR> I am soo happy about getting my bulbs planted to get ready for Easter. <BR> Here in Southern California, I bought the bulbs in fall but put them in the fridge for a few months and now they are planted. <BR> I got gladiolas, Hyacinths (the ones from last year are already popped up), Dutch Iris, and Daffodils. There was plenty of freesias from last year already out but not blooming yet too. <BR> There were also some flower that doubled up at the bulbs. I think these ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:44:15 EST Herbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x46229073 My aim this year is to have a nerb raised border. I know that Mint,Rosemary and Lavendar can look after themselves whatever the soil and weather conditions. They just need to be pruned back once in a while. Are there any other manageable herbs that I can plant? Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:12:53 EST Hi! New Here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46228161 HI! I'm from County Clare, Ireland. I haven't done any gardening in ages. Not because I'm lazy it's because of the weather. It had been raining allmost all winter. I would love to grow a herb garden. It's my dream. I got a raised border in our front garden, The only herb I got is Rosemary. Others are just shrubs. One day I will make my dream come true.It's just getting out there and doing it. <BR> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:06:47 EST bcfun66 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46075926 Hi everyone, I am looking forward to having a way to be held accountable as I reach my goals. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:58:47 EST Hello from Chicago http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46048005 Hello All, <BR> <BR> I was so excited to find this group! I'm not a gardner by any stretch of the imagination I'm what you would call a lazy gardner wanna be. I have a raised bed in the backyard from the previous owners of this house and my husband and I continue to plant tomatoes and herbs every year but Id like to branch out and try a few new things. I look forward to learning lots from you all. <BR> <BR> Lisa Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:12:39 EST hello from Ontario CDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x46027053 A big hello from Ontario CDA. We finally have snow. <BR> My indoor plants are starting a new growth session. The African violets are blooming up a storm. <BR> <BR> Just two more months and I can start my seeds under the grow lights. This year I am focusing on gourds. I save pumpkin, squash and pepper seeds throughout the winter and then plant them outside after two weeks under lights after hardening off. <BR> <BR> There are so many new things to experiment with. <BR> <BR> Regards, <BR> ... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:24:01 EST Hi from Pittsburgh, PA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45988587 My name is Jon and I have been vegetable gardening since I was 12 (32 years now) and have started flower gardening fice years ago. I grow all my plants indoors for my gardens and will be starting flowers in about 2 weeks (they will be flowering by mother's day- at least that's the goal :). I am thrilled to be part of this group and I am looking forward to learning lots of tips - NAMELY- how do I get rid of those stink bugs that killed by tomato plants last year :D Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:59:30 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45943470 Hello! My name is Susan. I'm a married mother of three adult-age (doesn't mean they always act like adults) children. I'm unemployed at the moment, but need to find a job - quick - to help pay for all the remodeling/redecorating we just finished in our house. After 30-some-odd years away from school, I completed my Bachelor's Degree in May 2011!! I am now trying to catch up on all the "just for fun" reading I missed while I was in school. My husband and I enjoy cooking, and we like to ... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:17:04 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45937371 Hello. <BR> I finally decided it is time to make a change. No longer happy with how I feel or look. <BR> <BR> I've been using this for a week now, and taking it slow. I started by tracking EVERYTHING I've eaten and doing something (anything exercise-wise) for at least 10 minutes a day. <BR> I'm surprised how well this is going so far. (I caught myself doing a stretching exercise while pumping gas the other day and again today when doing dishes) <BR> I'm making small steps toward a healthi... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:59:19 EST Hello from Fort Worth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45900389 Hello all you lovely gardeners. <BR> I'm so glad I found this site. I'm looking forward to working outside in my herb and veggie gardens. I planted a fig tree last year, and picked about 2 edible figs. Hopefully this summer it's even bigger and yields more figs. I hope to meet other women that live in this area to share plants, ideas, suggestions, etc. Have a great day! RC Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:44:31 EST Not Dead Yet from Diabetes and Heart Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45859419 But doing well after a rough year. Dr.'s improved me with Rx and a pacemaker or sorts. <BR> I'm 70#s overweight.... just turned 60 and now ready to face the truth. <BR> Since I'm on Injectable insulin, my Dr says it will be very hard to loose weight... which is very true. <BR> I got a bike for Christmas and live in a riding friendly neighborhood. So excited about that... but if feels like starting over. <BR> I eat a healthy diet... but not good enough to loose the weight. One of the problems ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:07:18 EST Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45853546 So much to do and so little time. Gardening, cooking, running a business, wife, mother, daughter, sibling, dog, cat, desert tortoise, fish. The positive attitude of everyone in SP is appreciated. My favorite saying is Health is Wealth. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 01:46:13 EST I am Starting again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45832806 Hi all! I love my family, church, gardening,my chickens, my dog, cat, turtle, and myself. I spent New Years night overnight in the Critical Decision Unit at our area hospital because they thought i was having a heart attack. <em>198</em> Thank Goodness it was just anxiety! My heart is actually very healthy for being so out of shape and overweight. But it woke me up with a jolt and I will not live in fear of it again! <em>306</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 02:46:17 EST COME AND HUDDLE "2012" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x45778252 I AM STARTING THIS THREAD FOR THE YEAR 2012 <BR> I HAVE HUDDLED HERE ON THIS FINE MONDAY EVENING <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Mon, 2 Jan 2012 18:19:19 EST Main Message Board Forume http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45740599 Hi,my name is Dora,I'm 61 yeaes old.I have many health problems,sleep apnea,acid reflux,Diabetes 2,nerve damage,muscles and back problems.Over the years I have lose weight,but these last 10 Ifind I take it off ,2 years later it;s back on.I find it harder to lose weight,because of my health problems,of which I have others not mentioned.This is the first time I have come on line about my health issues.I need to lose 25 - 30 pounds,or I will need to go back on diabete and high blood pressure pil... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 05:32:50 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR OVER THE FENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45739262 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE,,HERE IS YOUR NEW CHAT THREAD FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY HOPE EVERYONE HAS SUCCESS ON THE JOURNEY THAT WE ARE ALL TRAVELING TOGETHER <BR> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>55</em> <em>192</em> <em>247</em> NANCY Sun, 1 Jan 2012 01:16:34 EST THE GAZEBO "2012" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45736391 I AM STARTING THE "2012" THREAD AND WANT TO WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR AND MAY OUR JOURNEY BE A GREAT ONE <em>306</em> <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 31 Dec 2011 20:49:22 EST "2012" VIRTUAL WALK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3258x39x45733262 Welcome to Virtual Walk 2012. <BR> We reach our last destination of the 2011 version just a little while ago with a total milage of 8080.1 miles! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to all those who contributed to this great total! <BR> <BR> Our goal for 2012 is 10,000 miles! With your help we can make this. <BR> <BR> That goal will be broken down in to shorter segments by our traveling to various destinations. <BR> Just record the distance you walk or run on this topic. I will total it up and let... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:33:18 EST "2012" ASK THE EX-PERT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45730410 Welcome to 2012 gardeners! <BR> We are starting a new Ask the Ex-pert topic for the new year. <BR> Please use this thread rather than the 2011 thread. <BR> I would like to remind all of you that you do not need to be an over all gardening expert to help out other gardeners with their questions. If you have experience similar situations to what someone is asking about please feel free to comment on the question. <BR> Most of us have experience in at least certain areas of gardening so pleas... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:10:05 EST Life is Ahead of Us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45722815 Life is a journey and I'm starting this part of it again (weight loss and fitness). At 52 I want to look for life ahead instead of spending time in regret over various choices and dynamics including weight gain and self-made health crisis. I'm a wife, mother of 5, and teacher. I love the outdoors and hope to find some buddies to come alongside on this health quest. I want to run in a 10K before the year is out and lose weight and emotional baggage at the same time! Looking forward. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 23:51:47 EST 2bmoore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45715045 Hello, I live in Texas , have 3 dogs ,one cat , I like to garden but I am clearly doing something wrong because most everything dies ,and I have a weight problem that I have spent waaayy to much time bemoaning without doing anything about it ...I thought I would give this a whirl and see if it might help motivate me to lose the weight I hate so much. So far not real thrilled with the suggested meals , lol so I will be trying to recreate them the best I can...I don't do tofu and I do not wan... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:58:43 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45673982 It's been two years since my last post. My weight is 209, my goal is 150. I need a buddy. I live in Ridgeville which is about 90 miles northeast of Indianapolis. I'm a LPN and I work for St. Vincent Hospital in Winchester, In. I had lap band surgery in May and have lost 50.5 pounds since. Lap band surgery is not a fix all it is help, which is exactly what I wanted. I hope to make lots of new friends here. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:44:10 EST Hi first time member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45657051 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Lindsay and I just wanted to say hi. I have joined this group because I need help loosing a lot of weight. I use to be a very active person but as a result of two children and a bad car accident that lead to some pretty invasive surgery on my neck I weight way too much. I also have really no will power against food and I am tired of looking and feeling terrible. So any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to getting to know you. <BR> Cheers L... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:01:08 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45532382 I love working in my yard. The weather isn't that good right now but as soon as we get a little better weather I will be outside. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 01:56:15 EST Inspired by balcony vegetable gardener http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45452605 Hello I am feeling inspired to get my garden up and running. I listened to an early morning radio show today and they made reference to a woman who is a national celebrity and who has made a vegetable garden work on a balcony. I looked up her blog and wow, it looks fantastic. <BR> <BR> I went out and planted my hearting lettuces and tomorrow will buy some cherry tomatoes. I did a bit of reading and my silverbeet ( a bit like spinach) will work fine in a large pot, <BR> <BR> I am going to b... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 07:28:23 EST A Balcony View http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45393098 Hello I want to Garden, I want to grow some lettuce and herbs perhaps some cherry tomotoes, I have a small balcony and have just set up some pots ready to plant lettuce for the australian summer and salad season. I also like silverbeet but have not grown this in pots before and am not sure how deep the roots need for space. <BR> <BR> I recently joined SP and am finding my way through this amazing web of wonderful information. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Dec 2011 02:34:49 EST Hey there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45361891 I just thought that I would drop in, and say hi to everyone, and to tell you all that I am very excited about the journey that I am headed on! :D Sun, 4 Dec 2011 03:05:12 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45333157 Hello everyone, <BR> This is my first message on Sparkspeople. I have never really utilized my sparks page and I joined it last year. I am hoping to reach my weight goal in the next 12 months and meet some encouraging people along the way. My weight is affecting my health both physically and emotionally and no diet that I try seems to work for my lifestyle. I am married with 3 children, 2 of which are adults now. Fri, 2 Dec 2011 01:42:43 EST CHAT--UNDER THE MISTLETOE AT THE BACKYARD FENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45316818 WELL, THIS IS THE SEASON FOR MANY HOLIDAYS---LET ME BE THE FIRST TO WISH ONE AND ALL A MERRY SEASON. <em>460</em> <BR> NANCY POSTED ON NOVEMBER'S CHAT THAT THE SURGERY WENT WELL AND THE DOCTOR THINKS IT LOOKS GOOD. <BR> HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD DAY---AND FIND SOMEONE TO KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE---LOL Thu, 1 Dec 2011 05:20:26 EST Butterfly Mother http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45306994 This is my first post on the Garden Team and I find it really refreshing. I am a member of many other teams and we discuss our "problems" hypothyroidism, weight, etc which is all good BUT Gardening is so uplifting. <BR> <BR> I do have to brag though I'm in South Florida so I never have to stop gardening! July is real tough due to the heat but there's always my butterfly bushes to take care of. <BR> <BR> Speaking of have any of you "raised" a butterfly? It is an awesome "retirement" hobby ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:27:41 EST inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45293348 Hi ,does anyone have ideas for to decorate outside for the holiday that are coming,i.e, holly balls to hang up etc. <em>304</em> <em>188</em> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:06:08 EST My chilli plants are doing soooo well!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x45151287 And it's all thanks to my Mom, for fertilizing them religiously and the refreshing rain we've been having, as I don't always remember to water the plants! <BR> <BR> We don't even have to buy bird's eye chillies anymore as my plants supply all the bird's eye chillies we need! Those 3 plants bear chilies abundantly, and it's flowering all the time like crazy! Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:34:32 EST flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x45120986 Hi I am excited to join this team. I love my garden. I would love to keep flowers that I do not have to water every time I turn around.I love having a veggies garden too. I have three beautiful children.. two girls and one boy. We are a Jewish family and we work together side by side trying to keep house and the garden looking nice. <BR> We attend Shabbat services each week and we at times help out at the Synagogue in the warm weather with the garden that is there..I am so happy... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 03:19:39 EST Indoor plants and Bonsai http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44947469 I am training Elm (Zelcova),Fiscus,Fukien Tea,and Ivy bonsais'.This is my second year at this attempt.I will see if they will survive this winter here in zone 3-4.(indoors).It can get pretty dry in the house so I have been spritzing them lightly with warm water. <BR> Anybody else have bonsai? <BR> I tried to grow moss,but it didn't survive.I wanted to create a small bun moss garden in a pot. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 12:59:22 EST TOO LATE TO PRUNE HOLLY BUSHES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44919174 MY HUSBAND IS OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW TRIMMING THE EUNONYMES BUSHES. CAN HE TRIM THE HOLLIES ? I SAY NOT NOW BECAUSE ALL THE BERRIES ARE IN BLOOM. IS IT TOO LATE TO TRIM THEM? Fri, 4 Nov 2011 13:30:39 EST potting soil suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44917908 I'm trying to build an herb garden through container gardening and wondered what the best potting soil I could get was to insure a healthy plant, free of fungus gnats. Fri, 4 Nov 2011 11:53:59 EST begonias http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44907759 Hi does anyone know how to grow the giant begonias,for next summer <BR> many thanks <em>125</em> Thu, 3 Nov 2011 19:42:11 EST NOVEMBER AT THE BACKYARD FENCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44859522 OK NO MORE TRYING TO JUMP THE FENCE SINCE WE DID NOT SUCCEED. <BR> <BR> IT IS THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER AND GARDENING IS OVER AND DONE WITH FOR THE MOST OF US ANYWAY (MYSELF IT NEVER STARTED THIS YEAR) AND I MISSED IT <BR> <BR> TAKE CARE ALL AND REMEMBER WE ARE HERE FOR EACH OTHER <BR> <em>247</em> NANCY Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:58:09 EST A Team Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44846302 Which is better for you: Single Traing or Cross Training? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:19:41 EST TODAY'S CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44773523 WHAT DO yOU THINK ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE? <BR> <BR> "The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” <BR> <BR> God Bless, Vic. <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:34:21 EST newbe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x44754564 Hi i am a new member,i have just completing my winter tubs and baskets with winter cherry ornamental cabbages and yellow and red peppers they are ornamental too,i also add my winter pansies that seem to last through to summer,it must be the scottish weather that obtains pansies long,can anyone suggest any unusual winter plant <BR> <em>246</em> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:02:04 EST maryhill12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x44737206 H everyone,thank-you for the support that i have received,since joining sparkpeople,i hope to achieve my weight loss dream,it has to be now the right time,o by the way this is my 50th birthday,so it it is the begining of my journey. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:46:28 EST Hello! From from kansas city Kansas..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x44667999 Just joined...very new to this! Is anyone out there from KCK? Piper? Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:55:36 EST Raking the yard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x44627368 Who's raking your leaves,as kids we always loved to rake the yard so that we could dive into them.Had so much fun then,but much smaller. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:56:52 EST Any Ontarians out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x44540324 Hi all, I'm in the process to have the RNY surgery here in Ontario. I've passed the Social Worker and Doctor, now just waiting to see the Nutritionist next month and hopefully get approved to see the Surgeon at that point! On one hand I can't believe how long this process here takes compared to the States, but on the other I guess it's a good thing because they're very thorough. It looks like it'll take almost a year from my first orientation class until surgery, assuming all goes well. <BR> ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:10:28 EST My new friends ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x39x44518965 Hello all, just a quick note to introduce myself. My name is Janice and live in Las Vegas, NV. I live with my husband, Chris, we have been married for 25 yrs now and love it. We have 5 cats and they keep us entertained all the time. I have fun w/ my gardening, I have grown lettuce and carrots so far, along w/ tomatos, not alot of luck w/ tomatoes, but about to pull some carrots. They are the carnival carrots, which is the different colored carrots. More color on my plate makes eating mo... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:23:32 EST Who Has A birthday In October? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x39x44488892 Let us know! Sat, 8 Oct 2011 10:45:44 EST