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4/19/15 11:52 P

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we have since purchased another identical second-hand ladder to convert, maybe I can persuade my better half to photograph , so I can post.



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That ladder planter sounds really cool. Do you have any pictures of it from last year? I'd love to see it (and maybe copy it)!

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3/29/15 3:23 P

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I HAVE A LOT OF THINGS TO SET OUT THIS WEEK SINCE THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE PRETTY AND WARM. I REALLY THINK THAT SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG.

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3/29/15 1:15 A

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starting cool weather crops in garden, starting warm weather crops inside

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3/28/15 9:44 P

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Some weeding, coming up.



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I'm setting my geraniums out on the deck during the to get them used to being outside again. The battle with the weeds is beginning here. I'll be spending some time after my daily walks on that.

slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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3/14/15 9:38 P

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My pot-plants need fertilising



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Turning the soil in my Vegetable garden to prepare soil for planting spring seeds. 70 degrees today in Northern Utah. Warm for this time if year, so thinking maybe I need to plant cool crops early.

slow and steady wins the race... I think I can , I think I can, I think I can...Just one step at a time, I can do this!


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3/11/15 6:51 A

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Set out some roses yesterday. Have about 6 more to set out and a lot of other things also. Am enjoying this warm weather. Will probably get out there tomorrow and set out some more things.

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RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 21,743
3/10/15 7:33 P

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We have purchased an old wooden step ladder, we plan to drill holes in the steps, install pot-hangers and rectangular pots. We have done this before, the previous unit was filled with red geraniums and looked like a cascade of roses, when they were in bloom.


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I had a neighbor girl spread rabbit droppings over my garden last fall. My next step is to turn the soil and prep for planting early April. I started more seeds last week here in the house. My geraniums have done so well this winter I need to re-pot them this spring. I like to put them out on the porch and deck through the growing season.

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3/8/15 1:21 P

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Just got a package from Spring Hill yesterday. Played in the dirt some yesterday. Going to play in the dirt again today after I get my homework up and go to the grocery store. If I got dirty now, Momma would call and say that she was ready to go the the grocery store . Have some rose bushes to set out and a few other things.

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I've been potting my herbs the last few years and have set a goal to have a permanent perennial herb bed this year. I'm still unsure where to put it but I'll find a corner someplace!

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3/2/15 9:10 A

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I AM GOING TO SET UP A GREENHOUSE TIO GROW VEGGIES IN. THE PLANTS THAT I HAVE PLANTED AND HAVE ENOUGH OF, IMAM GOING TO SELL THEM. WITH THE PRODUCE, THAT WHEN I HAVE AN ABUNDENCE OF, I AM GOING TO SET UP A STAND AT DADDY'S AND SELL THEM AS WELL AS THE WATERMELONS. I THINK THIS PLAN WILL WORK.

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2/28/15 5:05 P

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Spread fertiliser over my weeded garden beds. Next thing is to sow seeds.



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Last year I had my brother plant impatiens for me. This year I will do it myself. I will also be mowing the lawn, typically my boyfriend does it, but I need the exercise. I may just have him mow the hill because I have a tendency to roll my ankle on that slope.
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spray apple trees

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Pull weeds in front, cut away dead branches from summer high heat, and bring potted plants inside. emoticon

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I got mine on line from a company in Oregon. I lost the address to the place when my hard drive crashed a few months ago. The brand is McCulloch. I've had it for about 4 years & love it. It is great for shredding up garden waste and will chip small branches up to about 1 inch. The chips are pretty fine so they compost quickly.
It is also farely easy to take apart if it does get jambed which is does when I get overly eager and try to put too much through it to quickly.

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9/13/12 10:52 P

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I'll check Amazon. Going to go get my 8 hours now.

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i just checked her is a link

sorry..... I took it down as it had my personal info also on it! just type in garden chippers.

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Thanks! I will check them out... have you also looked on Amazon?



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Gardenchris, I haven't heard back from Sharjoy yet, but I did find one at Home Depot, another online on the Sears site that was coming from Overstock.com.

I wasn't aware they were even available electric. My last one was huge and gasoline powered with the pull cord. I don't think I could start a gasoline powered again unless it was key start.

Anyway, now to figure out the best deal on one that will actually do the job.

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I'm also interested in that chipper!

Tomatoes and peppers dig up the dahlias when done and canna clean up some. put the pond to bed and big in all my garden shachkies



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Plant my tulips and winterize the summer garden.

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Sharjo, where do I get the shredder for around $200? I used to have one that was constantly in use, and we had the best compost. I got rid of it when I downsized and moved into this development. But I put huge piles of plant material out at the curb every 2 weeks throughout the summer. And that kills me. If it's as big as my old one, I'm not sure I could handle it. But I'd love to check it out.

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I do compost a lot, and all my kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, peels and seeds from melons, etc. I get AWESOME volunteer melons every year. But if you saw the size of my gardens, you would understand. I find it easier to haul away all the flowers with seeds that I don't want coming up next year, especially marigolds,etc. The ones that mature and fall early are enough to deal with. In our town, we aren't allowed to have big compost containers, so I have a flatter, on the ground pile. And I use all our grass clippings around my flowers and veggies to keep the weeds from coming.

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1. This weekend.....Starting my compost pile all over again. Walnut shells, twigs, and leaves were found in it when I turned it last weekend. Although most of my border plants are native, not all are juglone tolerant and my veggie garden certainly isn't!

2. clear raised veggie beds as plants die. Still harvesting okra and hopefully a few more fresh tomatoes.

3. get some mulch put onto flower borders before winter. Didn't have money for it this spring and summer.

4. try to keep the walnut tree "litter" out of my beds, borders, and compost pile, which is really hard with soooo many walnut trees on our property.

5. Keep planting lettuces and spinach in my east facing raised beds.

6. Locate a source for native woodland spring ephemerals and get them planted this fall.

7. Resist the temptation to 'fall clean' too much so I don't destroy hibernating/overwintering caterpillars who are rolled up in the leaf litter.

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If you have 4 pickup loads of garden refuse, you could probably compost most of that, an electric chipper shredder cost less than $200 and most of them will chop up things smaller than an inch in diameter, which makes them great for getting garden refuse ready for the compost bin, and save you the cost of taking all of that to the landfill for many years to come. As well as the great compost you will get for your garden.

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There are LOTS of tasks to be done before winter sets in and everyday there seems to be more. Lots of weeding to be done, Finish my grape arbor & plant the grape vines are the most pressing ones at the moment..

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I have lots of work in the gardens coming up. I have some fall cool crops to nurture, and summer crops/tomatoes, etc, still hanging in there, and usually about 4 pickup loads of refuse to clean away as the flowers and veggies finish up for the season. I also have potatoes and beets to dig and deal with yet. That should keep me occupied for a little while! emoticon

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Check in and list 3 (or more) tasks you plan to do in your gardens the rest of September.

For me,
1. Finish mixing Mel's mix for 2 more 4 X 4 beds.
2. Plant the 4 raised beds.
3. Protect the beds from rabbits!!

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