SparkPeople Gardening Team Messageboard Anyone who loves gardening and wants to combine this love with their desire to be fit and healthy! SparkPeople Gardening Team Messageboard JAN/FEB 2021--DREAM CHAT WELL, I THINK WE ARE ALL DREAMING OF OUR GARDENS AND WHAT WE WILL PLANT THIS YEAR. HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY SEED CATALOGS YET? I HAVE GOTTEN THEM ONLINE ALREADY BUT I LIKE ONE IN MY HANDS MUCH BETTER. <BR> NANCY, I GUESS MAYBE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS IT IS DIFFERENT---I THINK THE APARTMENT COMPLEXES HAVE TO DO THEIRS AND NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE TO DO THEIRS. BUT THE CITY IS NOT GOOD ABOUT PLOWING OUR STREETS---JUST THE SNOW EMERGENCY ONES. <BR> MARSI, AFTER RUINING THE FINISH ON ONE OF MY GOOD CAKE PAN... Fri, 1 Jan 2021 06:35:37 EST mileage 9.59 miles Mon, 14 Dec 2020 19:39:22 EST Thanksgiving I am thinking Thanksgiving will be different for all of us this year. My children will be home with their partners and the saddest though is not being able to sit and enjoying a meal with my mom at her nursing home. For us...we will have a turkey dinner...I will bring mom a plate the next day..and I will set out the window and watch her enjoy it, hopefully that day she will be having a good day and that will be our Thanksgiving. I know on Thanksgiving another family member will be at the wi... Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:20:31 EST NOV/DEC EVENTS CHAT 2020 I FORGOT! LOL <BR> EVELYN, CRAZY THAT IT IS SO WARM THERE AND IT WAS SO CHILLY HERE YESTERDAY. BUT THIS IS WEATHER I LIKE. I REMEMBER HALLOWEEN BEING COLD WHEN GROWING UP. <BR> MARSI, GLAD YOU ENJOYED YOUR BIRTHDAY AND GOT PAMPERED A BIT. DID YOU GET ANY TREATERS LAST NIGHT? WE DIDN'T BUT WE DIDN'T TURN ON ANY LIGHTS ANYHOW. OUR CITY SAID NO TO IT BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS BUT PLACES DID HOLD THINGS FOR THE KIDS FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS. <BR> NANCY, GOOD FOR YOU IN GETTING THOSE WALKS IN. I HIBERNA... Sun, 1 Nov 2020 06:25:55 EST HARVEST CHAT SEPT./OCT. 2020 GOSH, IT IS SEPTEMBER ALREADY! BE GLAD WHEN THE WEATHER STAYED IN THE AUTUMN MODE. <BR> MARSI, GLAD YOU ARE ENJOYING GOOD WEATHER FOR THE MOST PART. ESP. FOR YOUR WALKS. GLAD THE KIDS ENJOYED THE STIR FRY. WHAT ARE YOU HARVESTING IN YOUR GARDEN? <BR> NANCY, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FRIEND AND SORRY NO ONE LET YOU KNOW. I WOULD LOVE TO NEED A LONG SLEEVE TOP ON AND PANTS. IT WAS FAIRLY DECENT YESTERDAY BUT NOT COOL, BUT THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS COMING BACK FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THEN DE... Tue, 1 Sep 2020 06:20:03 EST GROWTH IN THE GARDEN CHAT--JULY/AUG. 2020 NANCY, NICE OF YOU TO BUY ONE. BOTH MINE HAVE COME FROM THE CLEARANCE SECTION OF LOWE'S SO I AM HAPPY THEY ARE BOTH BLOOMING SO NICELY THIS YEAR EVEN WITH NOT MUCH RAIN. THEY DO LIKE WATER. <BR> MARSI, WOOHOO TO FIRST TOMATOES ---I NOW HAVE QUITE A FEW ON MY GRAPE TOMATO PLANT AND THE OLDEST ONE IS FINALLY TURNING COLOR. WE PICKED A COIUPLE MORE CUCUMBERS LAST NIGHT AND I COULD HAVE PICKED ANOTHER SQUASH BUT DECIDED TO WAIT UNTIL TODAY SO IT WILL BE FRESH WHEN I USE IT. WE ALSO HAVE ANO... Wed, 1 Jul 2020 09:18:44 EST CHANGES OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--MAY/JUNE 2020 WELCOME TO THE NEW CHAT---SURE HOPE THE CHANGES WE SEE ARE NOT ONLY IN OUR GARDENS BUT IN OUR LIVES AS WELL. I AM READY FOR SOME GOOD NEWS! <BR> JOANNE, GOOD TO GET PREPARED. I HOPE TO GET THE BEDS ALL READY TO PLANT THIS WEEKEND---IT IS AFTERALL MAY NOW! <BR> EVELYN, SO GLAD YOU HAVE HELP <BR> NANCY, I AM NOT SURPRISED YOUR SUGARS HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE PLACE. BETWEEN THE WEATHER AND ALL THIS MESS WE ARE DEALING WITH, IT HAS NOT BEEN A GOOD TIME FOR ANY OF US. <BR> LOTS OF WIND AND RAIN ... Fri, 1 May 2020 06:51:42 EST MARCH/APRIL SIGNS OF SPRING CHAT 2020 I ALMOST FORGOT IT WAS A NEW MONTH----LOL <BR> JOANNE, SOUNDS LIKE THE WINTER DOLDRUMS HAVE HIT YOU. DID THE GARDENING CATALOGS HELP? WINTER CAN BE DEPRESSING IF THE WEATHER IS YUCKY. <BR> JOHNSON, ENJOY THE POINTS. I THINK THEY ARE BLOWING THE VIRUS NEWS WAY OUT OF PROPORTION. <BR> NANCY, HOPEFULLY THE VISITING NURSE CAN BE ARRANGED SO SHE CAN GO HOME BUT MAYBE SHE WILL JUST HAVE TO GO FOR A FEW MORE DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL UNTIL IT IS ARRANGED. I AM SURE SHE ONLY HEARD WHAT SHE WANTED TO HEAR ... Sun, 1 Mar 2020 07:11:04 EST Aero Gardens I haven't gardened in several years - location &amp; life got in the way. I downsized in mid 2018 to a condo so it's still not possible &amp; I miss it. Saturday I dug out my Aero Garden from storage where it's been since 2017 and planted some basil, oregano &amp; thyme. It's only been 2 days and I find myself going over to it to see if anything has sprouted yet <em>20</em> I guess I didn't realize just how much I missed growing things (houseplants are just not the same). <BR> <BR> Does ... Mon, 17 Feb 2020 07:36:33 EST NEW MEMBERS PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELJ (INACTIVE) <em>227</em> THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED Wed, 1 Jan 2020 09:53:38 EST THE VIRTUAL WALK CHALLENGE HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE, <BR> WE START OUR NEW VIRTUAL WALK TODAY, LET'S JUST START BY RETURNING HOME FROM LONDON. ENGLAND, THAT TOTAL IS 3459 MILES <em>247</em> SEE YOU ALL ON THE THREAD AS WE WALK TOGETHER Wed, 1 Jan 2020 09:47:01 EST NEW DECADE-- -JAN/FEB CHAT 2020 WOW, WE START A NEW DECADE---SEEMS FUNNY TO BE OUT OF THE TEENS, DOESN'T IT? <BR> NANCY, I HOPE SHE REALIZES THAT THIS KIND OF GUY WILL ALWAYS BE CRITICAL OF ALL THINGS---GEEZ HOPE THE SNOW HAS STOPPED AND YOU ARE ABLE TO GET TO YOUR MAILBOX. YOU WOULD THINK THERE WOULD BE ONE AT YOUR BUILDING. <BR> MARCHEM---LIKED YOUR SYNOPSIS OF LAST YEAR IN YOUR POST. I THINK EACH YEAR HAS UPS AND DOWNS BUT HOPEFULLY MORE UPS. <BR> I KNOW THAT 2019 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR ME WITH TRAVELING---i ENJOYED MY... Wed, 1 Jan 2020 06:54:55 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 9 Dec 2019 14:30:06 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 2 Nov 2019 09:41:27 EST NOV/DEC HOLIDAZE CHAT 2019 WOW, NOVEMBER HAS ARRIVED! <BR> MARCHEM----HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR BIRTHDAY! I WENT AS A RED HAT LADY AND WORE MY FAVORITE HAT. THE TEACHER WAS WONDER WOMAN AND ONLY ONE OF THE KIDS WORE A COSTUME---HE HAD A CUTE SUPERMAN SHIRT WITH A CAPE ATTACHED TO THE BACK. SOME KIDS AND STAFF DRESSED UP AND SOME DIDN'T. <BR> LOTS TO DO WHEN I GET HOME TONIGHT. MOSTLY PACKING. Fri, 1 Nov 2019 06:22:01 EST SEPT/OCT HARVESTING CHAT 2019 THE SEASONS ARE CHANGING AND SO ARE WE! <BR> JOANNE, SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD DINNER. I WAS A SUB FOR 20 YEARS AND OFTEN STARTED OUT THE SCHOOL YEAR ON THE FIRST DAY AND WORKED THE LAST DAY, TOO. NOT THAT UNUSUAL BUT THEN THE TEACHER HAS TO GET THEM USED TO HER WHEN SHE COMES BACK---THAT IS WHAT SHE IS WORRIED ABOUT. I AM SURE THAT THEY HAVE GOTTEN A DECENT SUB FOR THAT POSITION. I KNOW I WAS IN GREAT DEMAND TO TAKE OVER CLASSES FOR TEACHERS AS THEY KNEW I WOULD CONTROL AND TEACH. GLAD THE PRO... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 07:33:15 EST JULY/AUGUST HOT SUMMER CHAT 2019 WELL, A NEW MONTH AND A NEW 2 MONTH CHAT! IT SURE IS HOT AND HUMID HERE ALTHOUGH TODAY WILL BE THE NICEST OF THE WEEK. <BR> NANCY, DID YOU GET YOUR KITCHEN BACK? GUESSING YOU WILL BE LIKE ME AND BE CLEANING TODAY. <BR> EVELYN, HOPE YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO WATER. WE ARE HAVING TO WATER EVERY DAY BECAUSE IT IS SO DRY HERE. <BR> MARCHEM---HOPE IT COOLS DOWN SOME BUT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE STILL ENJOYING YOUR VACATION. LOVE PLAYING MINI GOLF TOO. ENJOY THE VIEW. <BR> TODAY I START THE LIVING ROOM CL... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 07:23:02 EST MAY/JUNE PLANTING TIME CHAT 2019 GOOD MORNING! HAPPY MAY DAY! I AM ACTUALLY GOING TO A MAY DAY CELEBRATION AT THE GREENHOUSES THAT I VOLUNTEER AT. WE WILL PLANT THE ALL AMERICAN SELECT DISPLAY GARDENS---WE ARE ONLY ONE OF 2 HIGH SCHOOLS THAT ARE PART OF THIS ORGANIZATION---A GREAT HONOR FOR US. I TOOK THE DAY OFF SO I COULD GO. <BR> SORRY FOR ALL OF YOU NEEDING TO STILL HAVE TO USE YOUR WINTER COATS ON SOME DAYS. RIGHT NOW WE ARE TOO WARM. HIT OVER 80 YESTERDAY, TODAY 80, AND THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WILL BE IN HIGH 80'S---... Wed, 1 May 2019 06:26:32 EST PREPPING GARDENS MARCH/APRIL CHAT 2019 <em>441</em> TOP OF THE MORNING TO ALL OF YOU! IT'S MARCH AND TIME TO START WORKING ON THE OUTSIDE WHENEVER WE GET THE CHANCE. EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A "GARDEN", NOW IT THE TIME TO CHECK OUT YOUR POTS, CLEANING THEM OUT, AND GO EXPLORE WHAT SEEDS AND BULBS ARE IN THE STORES NOW. <BR> WHAT NEW ITEMS MIGHT YOU PLANT THIS YEAR OR ARE YOU GOING WITH TRIED AND TRUE PLANTS? <BR> NANCY, HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER TODAY. <BR> EVELYN, OF COURSE IT WILL SNOW AGAIN--LOL <BR> WE ARE ONLY GETTING A WINTRY M... Fri, 1 Mar 2019 05:48:37 EST CATALOG DREAMING JAN/FEB CHAT 2019 IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE GARDENERS START DREAMING OF WHAT WE WILL PLANT IN OUR GARDENS COME SPRING TIME. LOVE GETTING CATALOGS AND EXPLORING ALL THE OPTIONS OUT THERE. <BR> I DO RECOMMEND THE NEW AAS ORANGE TOMATO THAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR TO PURCHASE. OUR SCHOOL GARDEN IS A DISPLAY GARDEN FOR THEM AND WE SHOWCASE THE NEW PLANTS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE NEXT YEAR'S PLANTING. IT WAS VERY TASTY AND NICE AND FIRM--GREAT FOR SLICING. <BR> JOANNE AND NANCY---BEET JUICE WILL... Tue, 1 Jan 2019 06:25:30 EST HOLIDAYS OVER THE FENCE NOV/'DEC 2018 DECIDED TO MAKE THIS A 2 MONTH CHAT SINCE WE AREN'T HAVING A LOT OF PARTICIPATION. HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS ARE COMING UP SO QUICKLY ---SUMMER NEVER SEEMED LIKE IT WOULD EVER END---THINK THAT IS WHY IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE IT SHOULD BE THAT CLOSE. SOMEONE POSTED THAT THERE ARE ONLY 8 MORE FRIDAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS---OH, MY! <BR> WON'T FEEL MUCH LIKE NOVEMBER HERE ON THIS FIRST DAY---SORRY FOR THOSE HAVING SNOW. Thu, 1 Nov 2018 05:51:21 EST LEAVES FALLING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE OCT WELL, A NEW MONTH AND LOTS OF LEAVES ARE FALLING OFF THE TREES. DO YOU RAKE OR LEAVE THEM BE? <BR> wE RAKE THEM AND SWEEP THEM OFF THE DECK AND PATIO AND WALKWAYS---SOMETIMES WE MULCH SOME WITH THE LAWNMOWER WHEN NOT TOO THICK. BUT WE PUT OUT A LOT OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND FEEL THAT IT IS SAFER NOT TO HAVE BIG PILES OF LEAVES NEAR THEM. WE ALSO HAVE A COMPOST PILE THAT WE ADD A LOT OF THE LEAVES INTO THERE. <BR> NANCY, ALWAYS SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE TO BUY MORE---BUT I DO BECAUSE THEY GET STAINE... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 06:00:52 EST Grew up gardening My Mom had 7 acres of with flowers and a big vegetable garden where I would go and eat the veggies I could when I was hungry because my Mom didn't use pesticides. I would help and one time she let me make my own little flower garden. Its sad to say I killed every flower due to being a child. <BR> <BR> After I graduated from college I moved into a apartment complex where I had a patio so I got flowers. I had so many compliments so it made me so happy that I made others happy. <BR> <BR> No... Sat, 1 Sep 2018 12:39:03 EST CHANGING SEPTEMBER CHAT 2018 WELL, A NEW MONTH---HOPE WE ALL SEE SOME CHANGES TO THE WEATHER AND START COOLING DOWN SOON. <BR> WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR GARDENS AS THE SEASON CHANGES OVER TO COOLER TEMPS? DO YOU DECORATE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE FOR AUTUMN? Sat, 1 Sep 2018 07:56:44 EST Time To Trim Your Monkey! Time to trim your Monkey Grass, also known as Lirope (Le-Rye-O-Pee) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Use a mower or a weed wacker... heck you can use a hand trimmer or scissors! Yes they look healthy now because I trimmed them in March. Giving them a twice yearly haircut encourages them to stay bushy and green all winter here in Tennessee! Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:23:31 EST SHARING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE AUGUST 2018 NEW MONTH HAS ARRIVED! WHAT ARE YOU GROWING AND SHARING THIS SUMMER? <BR> EVELYN, MY DH WANTS IT A LOT COLDER THAN I DO, SO HE HAS A FAN BLOWING ON HIM PLUS THE KITCHEN SEEMS TO NOT GET AS MUCH AIR AS REST OF HOUSE AND WHEN SOMEONE COOKS IN THERE, YOU NEED A FAN. PLUS MOVING AIR FEELS BETTER WHEN IT'S SO HUMID. ON TURNING OFF A.C., SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO AIR OUT THE HOUSE. <BR> FINALLY GOT A TOMATO OFF BUT IT'S A WEIRD SHAPE. MORE CUCUMBERS GROWING AND I DO HAVE A GREEN PEPPER GROWIN... Wed, 1 Aug 2018 06:09:01 EST HOT JULY CHAT 2018 TOO HOT TO ENJOY! SURE HOPE IT ISN'T THIS HOT THE WHOLE TIME JOY IS HERE! <BR> EVERY ONE STAY HYDRATED AND FIND A COOL PLACE TO BE! Sun, 1 Jul 2018 05:57:52 EST Using Those CUCUMBERS! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm on a mission to eat or preserve all the veggies I harvest from my garden. Rather than see the cucumbers stack up on the kitchen counter, I made some awesome Cucumber Avocado Soup. So yummy! Might be the best soup I've ever eaten. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Also decided to try cucumber infused water. ... Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:24:12 EST ROSES OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE JUNE 2018 IMREITE, GOOD JOB. I STILL NEED TO PLANT MY PLANTERS BUT WANT TO PAINT TWO FIRST. <BR> NANCY, YOUR WEATHER IS THE SAME AS MINE. <BR> EVELYN, SO DO THE SEEDS PODS MAKE A BUNCH OF LITTLE TREES TO PULL UP? <BR> TAKING SCHOOL KIDS TO OCEAN CITY TODAY. DEFINITELY GOING TO GET THRASHER'S FRIES. Fri, 1 Jun 2018 05:56:37 EST TOMATOES I bought 5 tomato plants and went to buy compost to the small vegetable bed I have (I am mostly a flower gardener). The woman at the nursery told me to never, ever plant tomatoes in the same place 2 years in a row because diseases get in the soil and spread to the tomatoes the following year. Here's the problem...I now have to dig up more yard for tomatoes when I was going to use it for flowers! I am not feeling very motivated! Can I put them in pots, even if they are large varieties (Mr.... Sun, 20 May 2018 21:40:00 EST Still too early Planting season, people want to plant flowers, too early for some, put you can do pansy's, snapdragons and also plant some seeds which can tolerate the cool spring season. It maybe 70-80 out but after the frost which we may still have yet. <em>184</em> <BR> So wait until after memorial weekend before you start your major planting in Southeastern Wisconsin Tue, 1 May 2018 12:57:06 EST MAY OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2018 GOING TO REALLY START WARMING UP HERE THIS WEEK. TOO WARM ACTUALLY. <BR> NANCY, I COULD USE THAT RAIN. ALLERGIES REALLY KICKING IN WITH ALL THE POLLEN. <BR> GOING FOR A CHECK UP ON MY EYE TODAY. Tue, 1 May 2018 05:16:29 EST Anyone Tried Growing Your Own CHIA SEED? Has anyone tried growing your own CHIA? <BR> <BR> Bought a bag of Chia Seeds to eat and then started googling growing your own. (Its a SUPERFOOD like Flax Seed except it doesn't need to be ground to get the nutritional benefits.) <BR> <BR> Anyone have any experience germinating and growing your own? Looks like it will make lanky flower stalks and is a prolific self sower, so it might be best in the back of the garden. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:36:51 EST The More You Know OREGANO <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oregano - yes the easy to grow herb frequently used in Italian foods is quite good for you. I use it all the time! In fact, I use three shakes of the dried herb in the dog's meals. Recall that TV ad for a chicken producer boasting that the use of antibiotics was unnecessary since they use Oregano in the chicken's water! <BR> <BR> Oregano has been gaining popularity as a natural remedy, tho... Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:52:37 EST Good Afternoon! HI... Im a gardenerwannabe... hope its ok to pop in... <BR> I just restarted on spark... again... I gotta keep after it... hoping again, to make a ago of it.I saw Lec...cant remember the spelling post on my blog page so I followed her to here... <BR> Hugs and prayers ...for days coming forth... <BR> <BR> I need to lose about 5 pounds before my next Docs appt... end of April. I started walking the house, again... but only up to 3 miles... now back is out, lol... seems always my back or knee... Sat, 7 Apr 2018 13:00:55 EST Potatoes in Pots From Peels Visiting 81 yr old momma in FL but wanted to share pics I took before I left. Growing potatoes in pots from potato peels. Just keep adding potting mix to keep just the tips of green leaves showing. (Phone will not post pic but it should be in feed or my photos) Mon, 2 Apr 2018 09:50:43 EST APRIL FOOLING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2018 GOOD MORNING! HOPE EVERYONE HAS A PLEASANT EASTER SUNDAY. REMEMBER WHY WE HAVE THIS HOLY DAY! <BR> WEATHER HERE SHOULD BE DECENT---SORRY FOR THOSE HAVING SNOW. Sun, 1 Apr 2018 06:19:26 EST MAKE A WORD FROM A WORD LET'S TRY ANOTHER GAME <BR> SEE HOW MANY WORDS WE CAN MAKE FROM THIS ONE WORD <BR> MAYBE WE SHOULD COPY AND PASTE. SO AS WE SEE WHAT WORDS HAVE BEEN POSTED <BR> <BR> " TRANSPORTATION " <BR> <BR> TRANSPORM Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:37:13 EST HOMOPHONE - LETS DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, WORDS THAT SOUND THE SAME BUT SPELT DIFFERENTLY <BR> <BR> BEAR.. BARE Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:00:16 EST "MARCH CHAT" MARCHING TOWARDS SPRING GOOD EVENING EVERYONE, HERE IS THE NEW CHAT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH,, HOPEFULLY SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND IT IS TIME TO SHARE OUR PLANS FOR OUR GARDENS <BR> <BR> MYSELF I HOPE THE NEW LANDLORDS WILL DO SOMETHING IN THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING WITH FLOWERS, I AM SURE MY HOSTA BESIDE THE STAIRS WILL MULTIPLIED AGAIN THIS YEAR AND OF COURSE I WILL HAVE MY ROSES IN MY PLANTERS, I REALLY DO MISS MY FLOWER GARDEN BUT I KNOW THE GIRL THAT BOUGHT MY HOUSE TAKES GOOD CARE OF IT Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:36:08 EST RED ROSES BACKYARD FENCE CHAT FEBRUARY 2018 WELCOME TO FEBRUARY. <BR> HOW COME NO ONE POSTED YESTERDAY? HOPE EVERYONE IS OKAY. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 05:49:20 EST EXPERT ADVICE "2018" STARTING THE YEARLY THREAD FOR YOUR EXPERT ADVICE, REMEMBER WE DSO HAVE MASTER GARDENERS HERE TO HELP YOU OUT Tue, 2 Jan 2018 12:30:57 EST "2019" VIRTUAL WALK HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY WALKERS THT HAVE JOINED ME ON VIRTUAL WALKS. <BR> PLEASE CONTINUE TO WALK ALONG WITH US, EVERY STEP COUNTS.. I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE ARE HEADED YET.. ANY SUGGESTIONS? <BR> <BR> I HAVE WALKED 1.80 TODAY <BR> <BR> COVEGIRL HAS WALKED 2.46 MILES Mon, 1 Jan 2018 23:33:30 EST SEED CATALOG CHAT JANUARY 2018 WITH ALL THIS COLD WEATHER, WE ARE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING INTO OUR GARDENS AGAIN. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THE PARK SEED WEBSITE EMAILS. LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING A PAPER CATALOG TO BRIGHTEN MY COFFEE TABLE. <BR> STAY WARM, EVERYONE. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 06:37:51 EST HUDDLE BOARD "2019" I HUDDLES BEFORE BED SO WILL BE BACK IN THE MORNING. <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:39:25 EST TINSEL OVER the BACKYARD FENCE December 2017 Don't you just love the sparkle of the holidays? <BR> It's Friday <em>244</em> Hope everyone has a good day. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 05:45:20 EST SHARE OVER the BACKYARD FENCE November 2017 This is a good time of year to remind us to share our blessings with others. Let's share a blessing every time we post this month. <BR> I'm blessed to have plenty of food to eat. There are those who don't. Always a good thing to donate to a food bank. <BR> No tricks yesterday. We went out shopping to avoid it. There was only a couple of houses on our street with a porch light on anyhow. <BR> Have a lovely start to November. Wed, 1 Nov 2017 05:53:53 EST Potted sweet potato leaves are yellowing. <img src=""> <BR> I started growing sweet potatoes in a pot about a month ago and it's growing really fast but this week I noticed some of the leaves have started turning yellow. They don't have any weeds or bugs and I don't see any fungus so I'm not sure what's wrong. Any suggestions? Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:36:52 EST MUMS for OCTOBER CHAT 2017 Well, October has arrived and feels very Autumnal. <BR> Nancy, glad you got warm. <BR> Evelyn, enjoy the chair and the new mattress. <BR> Had a lovely day with my friends yesterday. <BR> Today I will have to catch up on chores after church. Dh has been raking leaves. Much more to come. Lol. Almost time to plant pansies here. <BR> Have a good day. Sun, 1 Oct 2017 07:32:06 EST END OF SUMMER CHAT SEPTEMBER 2017 WELCOME TO A NEW MONTH AND HOPEFULLY BETTER WEATHER FOR ALL OF US. <BR> DEB, WHAT A BUMMER---HOPE IT IS NOT EXPENSIVE TO FIX. <BR> NANCY, I KNOW, BUT IT IS A HARD START---LOL <BR> CRUZ, SURE HOPE THAT OTHER PLACE DOESN'T GET WET AND THAT YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT. THANKFULLY YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT AT YOUR HOUSE. CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE HOW THEY THINK THEY WILL GET SCHOOLS UP AND RUNNING IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, ESP. IF THEY WERE FLOODED---LOTS OF TEACHERS WILL STILL BE DEALING WITH NO PLACE TO... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 05:40:31 EST DOG DAYS AUGUST CHAT 2017 Hope we all have a bit cooler August than the rest of the summer has been <BR> Going to go see Dunkirk today. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 08:08:52 EST July Over the Backyard Fence 2017 Heading back to Pennsylvania. Going through Chicago, Yuck! Sat, 1 Jul 2017 09:18:13 EST BLOOMING JUNE CHAT 2017 NANCY, DID YOU GO TO THE ER? WE HAVE WALK IN CLINICS ALL AROUND HERE NOW THAT ONE CAN GO TO--EVEN IF THEY CAN'T HELP TOO MUCH, THEY CAN GET YOU IN TO A SPECIALIST A LOT FASTER THAN YOU NORMALLY WOULD IF YOU CALL. HOPE YOU GOT SOME RELIEF---THAT SOUNDS MISERABLE. <BR> JOANNE, HOW ARE YOUR FLOWERS DOING? <BR> EVELYN---I ENJOYED MY POOL SESSION, TOO---AND JUST PUT MY ROBE ON TO COME HOME---DEFINITELY WARMED UP YESTERDAY WITH THE SUNSHINE AND TODAY WILL BE 85---YUCK TO THAT TEMP. <BR> .MY YELL... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 07:23:21 EST PLANTING IN MAY OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--2017 FEELS MORE LIKE JULY OR AUGUST HERE THAN MAY--ANOTHER WARM ONE ON TAP. HOPE TO GET THE TOMATOES IN THE GROUND TODAY---IF THE TEMPS DROP, WE CAN WRAP THE AREA IN PLASTIC---THE BENEFIT OF DOING A RAISED BED. <BR> NANCY, I WISH I DID NEED A COAT---HATE HOT WEATHER. <BR> I GOT A COUPLE OF IMPATIENS YESTERDAY--2 COLOR FLOWERS --WHITE AND RED---INTERESTING SO I WILL ADD A POP OF COLOR IN WITH THE HOSTAS. <BR> HAVE A GOOD DAY! Mon, 1 May 2017 06:39:24 EST UMBRELLAS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE APRIL 2017 <em>257</em> HOPE YOU ALL DON'T HAVE TOO BAD OF WEATHER FOR APRIL 1ST. BE CAREFUL THAT NO ONE GETS YOU TODAY. <BR> GOING TO HAVE GD TODAY---HER DADDY IS HELPING SOMEONE MOVE SO WE GET TO ENJOY HER TODAY. HAVE A GOOD ONE! Sat, 1 Apr 2017 07:35:22 EST SPRING IS COMING CHAT, MARCH 2017 WELL, IT WILL FEEL LIKE SPRING HERE UNTIL THE FRONT COMES THRU. <BR> HOW DID YOUR MARCH START OUT---LIKE A LION OR A LAMB? MINE IS STARTING AS A LAMB BUT SINCE WINDS AND RAIN ARE FORECAST FOR LATER, IT WOULD APPEAR THAT IT WILL BE A COMBO DAY---LOL <BR> HAVE A GOOD WEDNESDAY! Wed, 1 Mar 2017 07:26:31 EST COME AND JOIN US ON THE MAIN CHAT PLEASE DO NOT START NEW TOPICS,THERE ARE ENOUGH TOPICS ALREADY,, COME AND JOIN US ON THE MAIN CHAT, IT IS ALWAYS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST AND WE CHANGE IT EVERY MONTH, THE MONTH IS ALWAYS IN THE TITLE <BR> LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THERE <em>247</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:05:47 EST FREEZING FEB CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2017 THOUGHT THIS TITLE WAS APPROPRIATE AS WE ALL HAVE STRANGE WEATHER AND ICE AND SNOW SEEMS TO BE THE THEME RIGHT NOW. <BR> BOY, THE ROAD CONDITIONS SOUNDED HORRIBLE ON THAT RIDE HOME---GLAD YOU MADE IT SAFELY. <BR> BE CAREFUL IN THE ICE AND SNOW. <BR> HAVE A GOOD DAY! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 05:47:56 EST Hello Hi, I'm Carol and new to Spark People! I have a love of gardening. I live in an urban setting (Downtown Allentown Pennsylvania) but have a wonderful yard and a wonderful man that makes my urban life easy. <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:26:55 EST Can I grow avocados in Malaysia? What variety? Any advice? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:18:40 EST Down to earth garden secrets "2017" STARTING THE NEW THREAD FOR GARDEN SECRETS Mon, 2 Jan 2017 14:31:58 EST NEW MEMBERS PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSRLF( INACTIVE) PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF Sun, 1 Jan 2017 14:04:32 EST PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE POSTING "2018" 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 "2018" 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 already. <BR> <BR> The names of the topics are just gui... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 14:02:05 EST ASK THE EXPERTS "2017" STARTING THE NEW THREAD FOR THE YEAR "2017" <BR> THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE MASTER GARDENERS HELPING OUT WITH QUESTIONS Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:58:25 EST HUDDLE BOARD "2017" I AM HUDDLING WITH THE GARDENING TEAM THIS FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR <em>247</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:55:58 EST VIRTUAL WALK "2017" HI EVERYONE THIS IS OUR NEW VIRTUAL WALK THREAD, AS CANADA IS CELEBRATING THEIR 150th BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR. I THOUGHT WE COULD WALK ACROSS CANADA. <BR> PLEASE POST YOUR MILES HERE TO GET US ON THE GO <BR> NANCY Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:48:38 EST SEED CATALOG CHAT JAN. 2017 <em>235</em> TO A NEW YEAR! <BR> IT WAS GOOD TO SEE A POST FROM JOHNSON AND JOY AT THE END OF LAST YEAR'S CHAT. <BR> JOY, COOL THAT YOU GOT SOME INFO THAT WAY FOR OUR TRIP--IS DISNEY A HINT? LOL I DO WANT TO GO BACK THERE WITH SOMEONE I CAN HAVE FUN WITH AND WHO WON'T WHINE---AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT A CHILD EITHER. <BR> SOUNDS LIKE MOST OF US SPEND THE NIGHT AT HOME. I DID HEAR THE FIREWORKS GO OFF HERE IN TOWN---I ONLY LIVE A LITTLE OVER 5 MINUTES FROM WHERE THEY WERE HAVING THE... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 07:19:00 EST TINSEL AND JOY OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE DEC 2016 <em>446</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <em>576</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:38:44 EST FEATHERS FLYING OVER THE FENCE--NOV. 2016 <em>429</em> OLD TOM DOESN'T WANT TO GIVE THEM UP BUT WE WILL CATCH HIM SOON ENOUGH AND BOY, WILL THOSE FEATHERS FLY! LOL <BR> HAVE OFF TODAY---PROBABLY A GOOD THING AS THE KIDS WILL ALL BE ON A SUGAR HIGH---LOL <BR> NANCY, CONGRATS ON BEING ALMOST DONE WITH YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. <BR> I THINK I WILL GET MY HAIR CUT AND VISIT THE NEW HOME GOODS STORE THAT OPENED WHILE I WAS AWAY---ALSO RAKE SOME LEAVES SO THEY DON'T OVERWHELM US. <BR> HAVE A GOOD START TO YOUR NOVEMBER! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 06:53:10 EST SCARECROWS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE OCT.2016 FORGOT TODAY WAS THE FIRST OF THE MONTH---LOL <BR> NANCY, I STILL DON'T NEED LONG PANTS HERE, BUT MAYBE NEXT WEEKEND. <BR> DEB, BISON IS A GREAT IDEA AS THEY ARE HARDY IN THAT COLD WEATHER AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN BISON MEAT---I HAVE HAD IT AND IT IS GOOD. THERE IS ACTUALLY A LOCAL BISON FARM IN MY AREA---THE KIDS WENT TO VISIT IT LAST YEAR----WISH I HAD GONE. <BR> KAREN, NEVER NEEDED A PUMP BEFORE---THIS IS A FIRST--THINK FROM ALL THE RAIN AT ONCE WAS THE ISSUE. i THINK... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 07:55:26 EST SEPT. LEAVES OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE 2016 GOOD MORNING! GLAD NO BUTT PRINTS IN THE CEMENT---LOL <BR> JUST HAVE TIME TO POST THIS TO START OFF A NEW MONTH---ENJOY---HOPE TO POST MORE LATER! Thu, 1 Sep 2016 06:18:35 EST Orchid advice? Greetings all! <BR> I'm not a person who GIVES advice about orchids; I'm a person who WANTS advice about orchids! I live in Suriname, which is tropical, and that is advantageous for me since I love plants and flowers but do not have a green thumb. I have received orchids for birthdays and anniversaries, and they promptly try to die after a couple of weeks. However, I then take them outside and hang them in my trees and they thrive all by themselves. I've had a couple for at least 5 or 6 years... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 15:01:04 EST HOT AUGUST OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--2016 GOOD MORNING! HOPEFULLY IT WON'T BE TOO HOT FOR AUGUST---BUT IT IS KNOWN AS THE DOG DAYS OF AUGUST FOR A REASON---JUST HOPING NOT TOO MANY! <BR> HAVE A GOOD MONDAY! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 07:45:06 EST FIREWORKS FOR JULY CHAT 2016 WE ARE OFF TO A BOOMING START---TODAY IN CANADA DAY <em>636</em> HAVE A GREAT DAY, NANCY! <BR> EV, GLAD YOU ARE DOWN TO JUST A COUPLE OF NAPS--BUT DO WHAT YOU BODY NEEDS. <BR> NANCY, GLAD YOU ARE BETTER. <BR> JOJO, YOU STILL FEEL LIKE A PIN CUSHION? <BR> PLAN ON RUNNING SOME ERRANDS TODAY--CHANCE OF RAIN---AT LEAST DH GOT THE LAWN MOWED YESTERDAY. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 07:48:50 EST Homophones - words sounds the same but different Spring / spring Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:37:16 EST Got some more flower seeds! I have already sowed my dianthus in a big deep pot. I just got some portulaca and gypsophila seeds. Says on the packet both are easy to grow. <BR> <BR> I didn't manage to get anymore asparagus seeds! Sigh! Looks like my foray into asparagus farming has come to an abrupt end! <BR> <BR> I hope my flowers grow! At least I don't have to wait too long! Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:22:39 EST JUNE OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--2016 JUNE SNUCK UP ON ME---LOL <BR> NANCY, SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THAT RIB---I THOUGHT THEY TAPED RIBS IF CRACKED--BE CAREFUL---BET THAT IS PAINFUL--SHOULD YOU BE WALKING THE DOG? MAYBE YOUR DD SHOULD TAKE HIM FOR A FEW DAYS UNTIL YOU FEEL BETTER OR DON'T YOU WANT THEM TO KNOW? I THINK YOU AND BLINDS NEED TO PART WAYS AND GET SOMETHING ELSE LIKE SHADES THAT YOU CAN DUST AND ROLL UP. <BR> DEB---HOPE IT IS A GOOD PLACE TO MOVE IT--THE CONVENIENCE OF IT BEING CLOSE BY WOULD BE THE PLUS IF YOU TRY ANY... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 05:48:59 EST New garden box My DH made me a 12'x12' garden box. Super excited to move my plants from in the house to the garden box this weekend. Wed, 18 May 2016 12:00:02 EST SPRING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE MAY 2016 GOOD MORNING---WISH IT ACTUALLY FELT MORE LIKE SPRING HERE---I THINK IT WAS WARMER IN FEB. THAN NOW---LOL <BR> NANCY, NICE JOB----THE WHITE REALLY POPS ON THAT BLANKET. <BR> DEB, ARE YOU MOVING THE CHICKEN COOP, GETTING NEW CHICKENS, OR REPURPOSING IT? <BR> NO, WE DIDN'T SELL OUT YESTERDAY BUT DID SELL A LOT---GOT SLAMMED STARTING ABOUT 10 ON---ONE GUY CAME IN AND BOUGHT 73 OF OUR GERBER DAISIES---ONE SCHOOL IS GIVING THEM AS GIFTS FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION NEXT WEEK. WE HAD MOSTLY YELLOW LE... Sun, 1 May 2016 06:00:52 EST Greenhouse I have a small 4x8 greenhouse. Yesterday it was finally warm enough in northern MN for me to put some of my little seedlings out there. I have a small electric heater just in case the nights get cold and containers of water to absorb heat from the sun during the day and provide some extra warmth at night and that is enough warmth to protect the plants during cold nights. <BR> Yesterday I put all my tomato seedlings out plus some hanging baskets that I had saved from last year, divided a... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:46 EST Seedlings I would expect most of the gardeners are south of me and may already be working outside. We are having a late cold spell and it will be mid week before I can get my greenhouse tarp on and set up for the seedlings I have been raising indoors. So far I have Early Girl Tomatoes, leeks, shallots (from seed), Copra onions, Corno di Toro peppers, marigolds and zinnias growing as weil as a few pots of green chili peppers and jalapenos I planted a day or so ago. I grow them under lights but will m... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 09:01:15 EST SHOWERING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE APRIL 2016 WELCOME TO THE NEW CHAT FOR APRIL <em>257</em> <BR> GUESS WHAT IT IS DOING HERE----YES, IT IS RAINING---GOOD START TO THE MONTH---HOPEFULLY IT WILL BRING LOTS OF MAY FLOWERS. <BR> HOPE NO ONE HAS ANY MORE SNOW----BUT KNOW A COUPLE OF YOU MIGHT---BUT FINGERS CROSSED. <BR> NANCY, GLAD YOU GOT IT DONE AND HAD ALL THE FAMILY FOR DINNER. DID THEY FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH YOUR PHONE? <BR> EVELYN, I MADE VEG BEEF SOUP YESTERDAY BUT HAVE ENOUGH LEFT OVER FOR A COUPLE OF MEALS. <BR> GOING IN... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 05:34:21 EST Perennial food gardening: The garden that keeps on I'm not sure where to post some great information (new thread) so I put it here...:} <BR> <BR> Perennial food gardening: The garden that keeps on giving <BR> <BR> Growing perennial food crops in your garden provides delicious fruit, vegetables and edible flowers year after year. The majority of food plants are annuals that produce for a single season. Perennial plants are unique because they produce several seasons of crops over many years. <BR> <BR> Benefits of growing perennial food crop... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:11:00 EST LUCKY SHAMROCK CHAT--MARCH 2016 WELCOME TO A NEW MONTH---IS YOURS COMING IN LIKE A LION OR A LAMB? <BR> DEB, I JUST TOOK THE MASTER GARDENER COURSE BUT MOST OF WHAT I KNOW I LEARNED FROM OTHERS TO START AND THEN WENT FROM THERE. I DID WORK THE GARDEN CENTER AT WALMART FOR 3 SUMMERS---NOW MY STUDENT IS IN THE HORTICULTURE PROGRAM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL SO I HAVE LEARNED SOME THINGS THERE, TOO. STILL DON'T KNOW IT ALL BUT LOVE LEARNING MORE. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A GREENHOUSE MYSELF---I THINK THE PLASTIC ONES ARE GOOD IF YOU H... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 06:11:16 EST Hello, I,m new here! I really enjoy gardening with my husband in Ontario, Canada. We have 2 large vegetable gardens, herbs in pots, and 2 small flower gardens. I am looking forward to spring and getting out in the dirt again! <BR> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 22:00:33 EST HEARTS AFIRE CHAT---FEB. 2016 WELL, IT IS A NEW MONTH, AND WILL FEEL MORE LIKE SPRING HERE THAN WINTER. HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GOOD MONDAY! Mon, 1 Feb 2016 05:43:29 EST Fingers crossed! Seeds planted! I bought a red bell pepper the other day. As I was slicing it, I decided to toss the seeds in my veggie bed to see if it can grow. <BR> <BR> Today, I was enjoying a slice of sweet yellow watermelon. This time I planted the seeds properly! <BR> <BR> I really hope I get some plants soon! Maybe a harvest a few months down the road? Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:14:51 EST NEW MEMBERS "2016" PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE <img src=""> PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AS WE WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU,, <em>247</em> NANCY Fri, 1 Jan 2016 08:45:00 EST "Please read this before posting" 2016 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 "2017" 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 already. <BR> <BR> The names of the topics are just gui... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 08:34:50 EST 2016 VIRTUAL WALK---FROM NORTH POLE TO SOUTH POLE WELCOME TO THE NEW VIRTUAL WALK---WE ARE STARTING AT THE NORTH POLE AND HEADING SOUTH----LET'S BREAK LAST YEAR'S TOTAL! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 07:59:05 EST 2016 ASK THE EXPERTS Welcome to the 2016 Ask the Experts! <BR> The Gardening team leaders would like you to ask all your gardening questions in this topic.. It gives us one place to check to be sure that your questions are being answered and it gives you one place to check if you have seen a question similar to one that you have. I am making this a "Sticky" Topic so that it will always be near the top of this forum and you can click the subscribe button to to get notices when ever someone post here. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 07:21:32 EST Down to Earth Garden Secrets2016 Looking forward to some interesting ideas for the New Year. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 07:17:01 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR "2016" JANUARY CHAT <img src="">THIS IS OUR NEW CHAT FOR THE MONTH,, HOPE YOU ALL A HAVE A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS YEAR Fri, 1 Jan 2016 00:06:46 EST POINSETTIAS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--DEC. 2015 NEW MONTH, NEW CHAT! <BR> WE HAVE SOME LOVELY POINTSETTIAS IN THE SCHOOL'S GREENHOUSES RIGHT NOW. <BR> NANCY, SORRY YOU COULD NOT GET THOSE APPOINTMENTS RESCHEDULED---BUT MAYBE YOUR SISTER AND YOU CAN GO OUT FOR LUNCH BEFORE HAND <BR> NO STUDENT YESTERDAY---HE WAS HOME SICK---HOPE HE DOESN'T COME BACK UNTIL HE IS ALL BETTER AS HE WILL BE WHINY IF NOT FEELING WELL. I DON'T DEAL WELL WITH WHINY---LOL RAINY DAY ON TAP FOR ME---BUT GLAD IT IS NOT SNOW. <BR> HAVE A GOOD TUESDAY! Tue, 1 Dec 2015 06:15:32 EST Wanting to grow asparagus from seed! I will try to get them in Malaysia first. If I can't, then I'll order them online. <BR> <BR> I really hope I can get them locally bcoz it'll be so much cheaper! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get my hands on some seeds! Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:46:00 EST NOVEMBER, DECEMBER WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE ALTHOUGH I AM LATE STARTING THIS THREAD I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA AS THE HOLIDAYS ARE CREEPING UP ON US..LETS TRY HARD EVERYONE <em>381</em> <em>386</em> NANCY Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:49:06 EST GOBBLING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE NOV. CHAT 2015 WELL, NOVEMBER HAS ARRIVED AND THANKSGIVING WILL BE COMING UP FASTER THAN WE THINK. <BR> HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT SUNDAY---MY YOUNGEST SON IS COMING OVER TODAY FOR DINNER SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 07:06:11 EST Fall weather is making my garden stop producing It makes me so sad. I loved checking the garden every day and taking care of it. Guess I need to start planning next years crops. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:20:46 EST OCTOBER OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE CHAT 2015 NOT VERY CREATIVE BUT IT WILL DO---LOL <BR> BUSY DAY AND DID NOT FEEL ALL THAT PERKY YESTERDAY---WEATHER WAS HORRID AND IT ZAPPED MY ENERGY AND MADE MY COUGH WORSE. <BR> EVELYN, WOOHOO ON THE FLOOR GOING IN! <BR> NOT GOING TO THE FARMS TODAY---STUDENT IS JUST NOT KEEPING UP AND HE HAS TESTS TOMORROW THAT HE NEEDS TO BE HERE FOR INFO SO WE ARE STAYING AT SCHOOL. WEATHER IS GOING TO BE REALLY YUCKY ANYHOW. AND NOW WE HAVE TO WATCH THE WEATHER TO SEE WHAT THE HURRICANE MIGHT DO HERE, TOO. <BR>... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 05:58:50 EST best time to trim? Can anyone let me know when is the best time to trim Crape Myrtles and how far should I cut back on them? Sat, 26 Sep 2015 11:03:53 EST SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER WEIGHT LOSS THREAD OK EVERYONE I AM REALLY GOING TO STICK TO IT AND TRY MY HARDEST TO MAKE THE <em>192</em> GO <em>55</em> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 23:11:47 EST MUMS THE WORD OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE SEPT 2015 HI EVERYONE----NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY YESTERDAY TO GET ON---HOPEFULLY MORE TIME THIS WEEK AS WE GET INTO A NORMAL SCHEDULE. <BR> NANCY, GLAD THE DOORS AND NEW HEAT UNITS ARE INSTALLED. HOW MUCH TO YOU HAVE TO PAINT. <BR> KIM, NICE TO HEAR FROM YOU---I AM GLAD SEPTEMBER IS HERE. <BR> EVELYN, BUMMER ABOUT THE CABINETS BEING DELAYED---THEY SHOULD KNOCK SOME MONEY OFF THE COST BUT BETTING THEY WON'T. <BR> MY STUDENT STARTS TODAY ---HOPEFULLY HE WILL NOT ACT TOO CHILDISH---HAVE TO DEBABYFY HI... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 06:08:37 EST TOO HOT TO CHAT OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--AUG 2015 LOL---DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AND TOO HOT TO BE OUTSIDE---SO LET'S CHAT INSIDE OVER A NICE GLASS OF LEMONADE OR ICED TEA! <BR> FINALLY GOT MY LIVING ROOM ALL CLEANED AND THE WOOD FLOORS TREATED. WENT LOOKING FOR A LARGER RUG FOR IN THERE BUT NO LUCK YESTERDAY---MIGHT GO A COUPLE MORE PLACES TODAY. <BR> TOMATOES HAVE SLOWED DOWN---MIGHT HAVE TO GO BUY ONE OR 2 TO GET US THRU THE NEXT FEW DAYS---LOTS AND LOTS OF TOMATOES ON THE VINES BUT NOTHING CLOSE TO RED YET. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:50:22 EST not in season I like to garden but in Florida during the summer nothing much grows, to hot. It is the rainy season but is doesn't do much to cool down all the heat. I do have some ghost peppers coming in. I don't eat them but I like to grow them. These peppers are very, very, hot! I will be putting in some raised beds and getting reading to plant around September/ October. I am not great at gardening but enjoy it. Info about me is I live in south-west Florida, retired but still work. 63 years old, original... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:50:34 EST New to gardening Hi! My name is Heidi and I have been back and forth on SP. I am trying to recommit myself to being active. I have recently retired and moved to the country. I have a large garden (my first) that I put in with a friend. I want to get into canning and jumped it to the process full force. Our garden is 60' x 100'! It keeps me busy and moving. That was part of the idea, get me moving more and in the long run eating healthier! <BR> <BR> We also have about 50 acres of property and I swea... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 09:05:50 EST JULY AND AUGUST WEIGHT LOSS CHALLANGE I AM TRYING THIS AGAIN, I HOPE WE HAVE SOME MEMBERS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THIS CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> MY STARTING WEIGHT IS 208 WHICH MEANS MY <em>192</em> HAS GONE <em>49</em> <BR> <BR> COME ON TEAM LETS GET WITH IT <em>381</em> NANCY Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:38:24 EST JULY CHAT WITH FLOWERS IN BLOOM GOOD MORNING EVERYONE <BR> THIS IS OUR NEW MONTHLY CHAT, COME ON BY AND LETS TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE IN BLOOM <BR> <BR> MY POTTED BEGONIAS AND MY HOSTA ARE REALLY DOING GREAT <em>214</em> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>184</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:33:40 EST Holes in my zucchini plant leaves Hi. I have 4 zucchini plants. Two of them have holes in the leaves from something eating them. Could it be squash bugs? How do I save the plants from further damage? Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:52:18 EST JOINING HANDS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE JUNE 2015 WELCOME TO THE NEW CHAT FOR JUNE! MAY FLEW BY AND LOTS OF US WERE BUSY GETTING OUR GARDENS SET UP FOR THIS YEAR. LET'S REPORT HOW THINGS ARE GOING IN OUR GARDENS AND IN OUR LIVES. <BR> WELL, I HAVE ALL MY BEDS PLANTED---HAVE A BIG PLANTER I NEED TO FILL AND WILL WORK ON THAT THIS WEEK, PROBABLY. I STILL HAVE SOME MULCHING TO DO IN THE BEDS UNDER THE TREES BUT THERE ARE MOSTLY PERENNIALS THERE SO NOT AS MUCH WORK IN THOSE AREAS. <BR> I HOPE WE GET SOME RAIN TODAY---WE NEED IT HERE AND TE... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 06:15:27 EST Cucumber Seedlings Hi, I live in Boise Idaho and I planted cucumber seeds three weeks ago. This weekend, something ate the leaves down to the stems! Any ideas what would do that and how to prevent it? Sun, 24 May 2015 14:04:01 EST Cows with Wings! Hi, <BR> <BR> Do you all have problems with birds eating your sprouting seeds? I was so proud of all my little plants coming up (spinach, swiss chard, radishes, lettuces, beets, etc.) and while I was gone on Friday, the California Quail (aka Cows with Wings!) totally wiped them out. I had to spend all day yesterday fixing the beds up with bird netting (although now there's really nothing left to protect). I'll have to try to replant and see if there's still time for them to mature before ... Sun, 10 May 2015 12:55:10 EST Tulip question I have Tulips that I planted in a pot last year. This year all 3 plants came out with big beautiful leaves but no flowers at all? What happened? I'm so confused? Was it because I didn't fertilize it? Sun, 10 May 2015 11:10:03 EST "MAY, JUNE WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE" HI EVERYONE AND HOPE WE ALL HAVE LUCK DURING THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, NOW THAT THE NICER WEATHER IS HERE WE WILL ALL GET MORE EXERCISE,, BE IT WALKING OR GARDENING <BR> <BR> MY STARTING WEIGHT IS 205. OMG Sat, 2 May 2015 12:09:53 EST MAYPOLE RIBBONS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--2015 <em>235</em> TO THE NEW CHAT FOR MAY. WOULDN'T IT BE FUN TO REALLY BE DOING THE OLD FASHIONED MAYPOLE ACTIVITIES TODAY? <BR> NANCY, HOPE YOUR ARM FEELS BETTER TODAY---WHY WOULD SOMEONE BRING A DOG TO A PARK THAT IS NOT GOOD AROUND OTHER ANIMALS? JUST NUTS---SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO SENSE. <BR> ROSES, HOPE THE OTHER CAT IS OKAY AND CAN COME HOME TOMORROW. NOTHING THE DOCTOR CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR DAD TAKE HIS MEDS----I TRIED THAT MEDICINE ONCE AND MY LEGS HURT SO BAD IT MAKE MY BP WORSE---YOUR DA... Fri, 1 May 2015 05:42:26 EST Strawberries in Gutters? Hi, <BR> I was just curious if any of you have tried growing strawberries in gutters. It seems to be all the rage now, but I'm not sure how well it works. I have a bunch of old vinyl gutters that were damaged in our hail storm last year, and thought it would be a good way to recycle them (although I'll have to buy more end caps, which are kind of pricey at $3.35 each). If anybody has tried this, I'd love to know how it worked for you. <BR> <BR> Sue Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:58:31 EST Compost Aerators Hi all, <BR> I'm thinking of investing in one of the gizmos that help you turn and aerate your compost pile, and I wondered if any of you had some you've used & would recommend. I like the Compost Crank® Compost Aerator, but it's a might pricey (although it does have a lifetime warranty). Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Sue Sun, 19 Apr 2015 16:41:45 EST Hi, Fellow Gardeners! I just found this group, although I've been a member of SparkPeople for years. I'm an avid gardener, living on about 40 acres just north of Reno, NV with my husband and 2 cats. In case you're not familiar with our area, it's very "challenging" for gardening. It's very dry (like less than 5" of rain a year), and the "soil" is more like a little dirt mixed in with rocks. I was a city girl until we moved here about 12 years ago, so I've had a lot to learn about living in the boonies, but I l... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:01:37 EST DIGGING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE, APRIL 2015 WILL POST MORE LATER, TAKING DH FOR HIS PROCEDURE THIS MORNING. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 05:59:48 EST Voles - Help! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We tried doing grub ex to get rid of their food supply and they still came, dog went crazy digging them up. that is how we got the picture above. We also had the lawn folks put down a chemical down to make them itch and make them go away but all they did was go over to the next door neighbors and now they are back to my lawn again. I put poison down (the peanut butter pellets) in their tunnels in my backyard awa... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:39:25 EST Thank you for your welcome. It is nice to find others that have the same interests and be able to share experiences and adventures in the garden. <BR> I am sure you are as anxious as I am to be able to get your hands and tools in the dirt. I live in the Midwest, am a Grandma, work at a hospital, looking to retire soon and love being outdoors. I have been drawing up plans for weeks and decided to buy instead of starting from seed this year. One decision made. YAY! <BR> <BR> We never know what the weather is going to... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:20:22 EST Seed starting Here is a link to a very good seed starting article! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ng-101-why-start-from-seed/ </link> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 15:52:41 EST WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE "MARCH AND APRIL" OK EVERYONE , HERE WE GO AGAIN. HOPEFULLY THIS TIME AROUND <em>381</em> <BR> I AM STARTING OFF AT 203 THE SAME AS I ENDED THE LAST CHALLENGE AT,, GOING TO TRY WHAT DEBDENSR71 AND KOTTEK MENTIONED ON THE LAST CHALLENGE <BR> NO EATING IN THE EVENING Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:58:48 EST LEPRECHAUNS AT THE BACKYARD FENCE--MARCH 2015 <em>441</em> IT'S MARCH AFTER ALL---HOPEFULLY WE WILL ALL SEE SOME BETTER WEATHER THIS MONTH. <BR> ROSES, GLAD YOUR DH IS IMPROVING AFTER THAT ACCIDENT. HOPE YOU FEEL UP TO TELLING US MORE ON ANOTHER DAY. <BR> NOTHING MUCH PLANNED TODAY---6 DAYS TIL I GO TO THE PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW! <em>126</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:11:36 EST exercise to get ready to garden In past years I have hurt my back gardening after the winter rest. My daily walking just didn't keep those muscles in shape, so I would like to hear what exercises other people practice to prepare their bodies for gardening. <em>30</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:13:30 EST HEARTS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE---FEB 2015 WOW, A NEW MONTH---HERE'S HOPING IT IS WARMER FOR ALL OF US THIS MONTH! <BR> NOT WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL HERE TODAY---BUT DO HAVE TO GO OUT AND RUN ERRANDS---NEED BREAD AND MILK AND TO PICK UP DH'S PRESCRIPTIONS. <BR> HAVE A "LOVE"LY FEBRUARY! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:54:55 EST One day at a time I signed up years ago and actually lost the weight I wanted to. But last year, I got sick and couldn't eat much for months. Then when I got better, I didn't stop eating. It didn't help that I left my husband at the same time. BUT, my name is Cyndie. When I started back on my journey on Dec 31st. I weighted 188lbs. My goal is 140 and I would love to be at 130lb. I am 5 foot tall so because of my small frame I can't eat much. I am living with an emotional abuser, ME. I don't know why I... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:36:35 EST Penny from Vermont Hi, <BR> I am a 55 yr old woman from Vermont. I was told by my heart doctor that I had to quit smoking and lose 20 lbs by June. Eventually, I will have to have my heart valve fixed and he wants me in the best health so recovery will be easy. I quit smoking on January 1st (cold turkey) and joined Sparkpeople to log in my meals to keep an eye on what I eat. I just started walking on my treadmill. I feel a little overwhelmed:} Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. This ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 16:29:31 EST HUDDLE BOARD "2016" HUDDLING WITH ME TEAM MATES ON THE NEW HUDDLE BOARD Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:22:32 EST DOWN TO EARTH SECRETS "2015" TIME TO SWITCH FROM "2013" TO "2015" Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:07:33 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:18:44 EST Jan/Feb. 2015 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE. A new year and time to get serious about losing some weight after the holidays. Start with your weigh in on your first post and then choose a day each week to report back in on a loss or gain---Together we can do this! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:02:31 EST NEW MEMBERS 2015--Introduce yourself here! <em>235</em> We would love to hear of your interests and so glad you have joined up with us! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 07:58:52 EST MAKING PLANS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--JAN. 2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR! AS THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE ALL START GETTING SEED CATALOGS AND START LONGING FOR OUR SPRING GARDENING TO START, I CHOSE OUR TITLE FOR THE MONTH. BUT NOT ONLY DO WE NEED TO MAKE GARDEN PLANS BUT ALSO TO START MAKING PLANS TO IMPROVE OUR HEALTH. <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <BR> HOPING TO HEAR SOME GOOD NEWS THIS YEAR ABOUT NANCY. IT WAS NICE TO SEE SOME OF OUR MISSING MEMBERS POPPING IN BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR--HOPEFULLY WE WILL... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 07:54:02 EST 2015" Virtual Walk/Run Welcome to the 2015 Virtual Walk/Run!!!!!!! <BR> To encourage us to include walking in running in our exercise program, The Gardening team has an annual Virtual Walk/Run. So join us as we journey around the United States, with possible side trips into Canada and Mexico. Simply post to this topic the miles you walk or run on a regular basis, daily if you like, but please post your distance at least weekly. I divide this trek into destination and post links to pix of a destination when we r... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:34:39 EST 2015 ASK THE EXPERTS Welcome to the 2015 Ask the Experts! <BR> The Gardening team leaders would like you to ask all your gardening questions in this topi.. It gives us one place to check to be sure that your questions are being answered and it gives you one place to check if you have seen a question similar to one that you have. I am making this a "Sticky" Topic so that it will always be near the top of this forum and you can click the subscribe button to to get notices when ever someone post here. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:35:59 EST Amaryllis starting to bloom Hi everyone, just wanted to share that spring must be around the corner because I just noticed that my Amaryllis bulb is just starting to burst forth a salmon colored bloom. So exciting. Can't wait to see it in it's full glory. Hope everyone has a grand New Year's and all the best in 2015. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:26:54 EST DOWN TO EARTH GARDEN SECRETS--2015 <em>235</em> TO THE NEW THREAD FOR THIS YEAR! <BR> Here's the first one for this year----if you have African violets, give them some chamomile tea--the potassium and tannic acid will help them bloom. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:50:09 EST MISTLETOE OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--DEC. 2014 <em>460</em> WELL, THIS IS AS CLOSE AS IT GETS TO MISTLETOE ON HERE---LOL HOPE EVERYONE IS READY TO GET MOVING TO KEEP THE POUNDS OFF THIS MONTH---WE CAN DO IT! Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:01:34 EST GOBBLING OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--NOV. 2014 WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER CHAT--- <em>429</em> <BR> I HAVE A 4 DAY WEEKEND---YIPPEE! GOING TO WALK TODAY---HOPING RAIN IS GOING TO HOLD OFF SO MY OLDEST SON CAN FINISH THE ROOF BECAUSE THE YOUNGEST ACTUALLY HAS OFF THIS WEEKEND AND CAN HELP. <BR> HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY! Sat, 1 Nov 2014 06:20:35 EST Nov./Dec. WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WE ALL KNOW HOW BUSY AND HOW DANGEROUS THIS TIME OF YEAR IS TO OUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS---BUT HOW ABOUT WE WORK HARD ON TRYING NOT TO GAIN THIS SEASON? <BR> CHOOSE A DAY OF THE WEEK TO POST ANY LOSS/GAIN OR JUST MAINTAINING HERE ON THIS CHALLENGE---THOSE WHO POST A LOSS WILL RECEIVE A TEAM GOODIE FROM THE LEADERS. TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:13:11 EST LEAVES FALLING OVER THE FENCE CHAT--OCT.2014 GOOD MORNING---GOSH, SEPTEMBER FLEW BY AND NOW WE ARE STARTING OCTOBER. HOPING EVERYONE IS READY TO ENJOY SOME COOLER TEMPS AND THE CHANGES IN COLORS IN THE TREES. LOTS OF ORANGE OUT THERE SO I AM HAPPY! LOL Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:26:17 EST UP AND DOWN THE BACKYARD FENCE--SEPT. 2014 GOOD MORNING---SEPTEMBER IS HERE---AND WE HAVE A HEAT WAVE GOING HERE---WEATHER IS ALWAYS UP AND DOWN IN SEPTEMBER---THUS THE TITLE FOR THIS MONTH. HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE MORE DOWN THAN UP. <BR> HOPING WE GET SOME RAIN DURING THIS HEAT WAVE HERE---DH IS USING THE GRILL TODAY AND 2 OF MY SONS AND A FRIEND ARE COMING OVER TO EAT. <BR> EVERYONE ENJOY THIS LABOR DAY---HOPE IT IS FREE OF LABOR FOR ALL OF US! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:47:16 EST NEW: Last Letter Starts New Word gardeninG Sat, 2 Aug 2014 07:47:33 EST AFTER HOURS OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE--AUG.2014 <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) 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 (NOVEMBER) HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN NOVEMBER.. THIS IS A FUN THREAD <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:39:32 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAYS (OCTOBER) HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN OCTOBER.. THIS IS A FUN THREAD <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:37:29 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAYS (SEPTEMBER) HELLO TEAM <BR> PLEASE ENTER YOUR DATE OF BIRTH HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN SEPTEMBER.. THIS IS A FUN THREAD <em>247</em> NANCY Sat, 5 Jul 2014 17:34:56 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAYS (AUGUST) 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 <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 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) 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) 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 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" "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 .25 miles Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:52:18 EST Would like to learn. Not sure how this works? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:22:52 EST Greetings from An Excited Sparker 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 What flower do you have up Tulips Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:24:42 EST First cutting of the grass for the summer 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..... Looking forward to gardening season............. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:13:38 EST SPARK BIRTHDAY WISHES (MAY) 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 <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 Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:53:00 EST Birthday greetings 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 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 BIRTHDAYS "APRIL" 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. spring - bulbs Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:48:17 EST The best garden fertiliser is liquid manure 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 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 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 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 Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:06:14 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAY WISHES (MARCH) 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 GOOD MORNING! GOSH, I ALMOST FORGOT IT WAS FEBRUARY. <em>129</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 05:54:36 EST Tomatoes 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) GOOD AFTERNOON ALL THIS IS A FUN THREAD,,I HAVE STARTED THIS THREAD FOR YOU ALL TO WISH OTHERS A <em>383</em> IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS IN FEBRUARY PLEASE ENTER THE DATE HERE <BR> <BR> <BR> NANCY <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:40:22 EST 2014 HUDDLE BOARD HUDDLED THIS SUNNY COOL MORNING.. HOPE WE ALL HAVE A GREAT YEAR <em>247</em> NANCY Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:10:44 EST PLEASE read this before posting "2015" 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 "2014" 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 already. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The names of the topics ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:05:18 EST "2014" Virtual Walk/Run Welcome to the 2014 Virtual Walk/Run! <BR> If you walk or run, this topic is for YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> As a team, we virtually travel about the United States, Canada, and possibly Mexico. <BR> In the past few years we have been to 49 states, Hawaii is hard to walk to. <BR> All it takes to become part of this group is to log onto this topic daily, weekly or somewhere in between an report your mileage. I will up date our progress to our various destinations and when we reach one give you lin... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:49:48 EST 2014 ASK THE EXPERT Often we have a really tough problem or just need help with a certain kind of plant. We have a master gardener on the team who will answer those questions here and often post links that will help you with your issues. And feel free to help out if you have had luck with a certain problem that someone posts about. We all have our areas that we do well in. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:07:23 EST NEW MEMBERS 2014--Introduce yourself here. <em>235</em> Hope you will enjoy this team. Introduce yourself here! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:04:47 EST Down to Earth Garden Secrets--2014 Every week a new "secret" will be shared. And feel free to share any tidbit you come across or know of, too. <BR> First one---Coffee filters put at the bottom of pots keeps the dirt from seeping out if you overwater. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:00:28 EST THE GAZEBO 2014 This is where talking of plants and veggies take place---of course, we can talk about these elsewhere, too---but if that is your main interest, this is the place for you. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:57:25 EST CHILLIN' OVER THE FENCE--JAN. 2014 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? 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 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 i AM GOING TO RESTART THIS ONE---LOL <em>442</em> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 06:12:35 EST SPARKS BIRTHDAY WISHES(JANUARY) <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 Trying TO BE ORIGINAL FOR OUR NEW MONTH. LOL Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:45:46 EST new yet not... 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 All in one. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:15:54 EST Any tips for clump-forming grasses for part shade. 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 <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 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 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 <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 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! 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? when is the best time? Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:43:47 EST when is the best time to divide black eyed susies? 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? 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 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? 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 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 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 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? 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 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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" 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 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 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" 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 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? 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 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 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? 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? 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 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 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 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 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 in 51 minutes Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:07:28 EST 02/04 - 3.1 miles in 51 minutes Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:03:19 EST TIME TO PROTECT YOUR PLANTS 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 WELCOME TO THE CHAT FOR FEBRUARY---OUR MONTH OF LOVE! <em>129</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:31:16 EST FEBRUARY "2013" BIRTHDAYS PLEASE ENTER YOUR BIRTHDAY HERE IF YOU WERE BORN IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY,, Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:46:58 EST Goodbye 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 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!!! 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 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 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 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" 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 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" 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 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" <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 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 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 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) 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 hi to you all, I am just trying to get it all under control Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:03:09 EST Herbs! 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 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! 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 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 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 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. 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. 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? 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 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 <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! 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 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 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 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 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 I can't believe I joined SP the first week 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? 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 <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 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! 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 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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! 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 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