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by KathyLauren
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi from a half way place
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Hi from a half way place

Welcome, Purple, from the other side of the pond.
by KathyLauren
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Strawberries

Well, I ate the last strawberry out in the garden, and then put them all to bed for the winter, with some compost and a layer of straw mulch. It was a much better season than last year.
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Strawberries

I assume your "day neutral" strawberries are the same as our "ever bearing" ones. Yes. "Day neutral" and "everbearing" mean the same thing. year I planted a "runnerless" variety called Pink. ... Anyone with experience of these types and breaking the clumps up for new plants? One of our two varietie...
by KathyLauren
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Strawberries

We are still harvesting strawberries from our day-neutral plants! In future, I wouldn't get day-neutral varieties, because they produce such a small crop, but it is cool harversing strawberries at the end of September. The cherry tomatoes are pretty good, too. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1940/300...
by KathyLauren
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Does anyone know.....
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Does anyone know.....

It ought to be possible to overwinter the plant indoors. I've no idea how well it will do, or how big it will get. :shock: However, since you know the seeds are viable, save some of them to plant in the spring.
by KathyLauren
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Here
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: New Here

Hi, Hanna. Welcome, from the east coast of Canada.
by KathyLauren
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Person Saying Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: New Person Saying Hello

Hello, Ascerti, and welcome. The important thing is that you have the awareness and the urge to do something about it. I felt the same way when I was your age. I was lucky enough to have a spouse who felt as I did, so we moved to an island off the west coast of Canada where there were lots of hippie...
by KathyLauren
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: A bit of pruning

Weedo wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:25 am
A Husky? Who uses a Husky these days?
It's a darned fine saw. It is a pain to start when it is cold, but it starts fine when it is warmed up, and it has enough power for the job.
by KathyLauren
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: A bit of pruning

Apparently, the previous owners liked junipers. We have taken out lots of them. They spread everywhere, and look really ugly. There are still quite a few to go!
by KathyLauren
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 402

A bit of pruning

There was a large, gnarly, ugly juniper shrub that had to go. I had already cut off most of the branches with a small electric chainsaw. But, when it came time to take out the remaining big branches and the trunk, the job needed the big Husky. I swear it has put on 20 lbs in the last couple of years...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1622

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Our peaches got hit by the June frost. Though the leaves look healthy this year (sprayed with dormant oil in the spring), there are very few fruit growing. One apple tree is doing okay. We cut down the other, which was not healthy, to make room for future new apple trees. We planted a pair of new ap...
by KathyLauren
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Hot weather and water
Replies: 24
Views: 1634

Re: Hot weather and water

The island where I used to live had poor groundwater, and a lot of people had rainwater collection systems to supplement their wells. Rainwater can be used for drinking, but the system has to be designed with that in mind. They put a sediment collection tank in the line to collect the first few gall...
by KathyLauren
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Well, poop!

Not likely rabbits Kath - they ususally take them off at stem first (45 degree cut) and then eat them. Well, the stems are pretty woody. They nipped off the branches at their bases, ate most of the greenery, and left a couple of leaves on the ground. It didn't look like the work of slugs, our other...
by KathyLauren
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Well, poop!
Replies: 8
Views: 1180

Re: Well, poop!

Well, surprisingly, all the tomato plants recovered. This was due to my practice of NOT pinching off the suckers. I have learned in the past, from previous unseasonably late frosts, that the suckers are your insurance. So, although the early June frost killed all the leaves and branches of several o...
by KathyLauren
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Weed killing on lawns
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Weed killing on lawns

In a lot of places here, the use of herbicides for cosmetic purposes (i.e. killing weeds in a lawn) is not permitted. We like a "lawn" that looks like reclaimed forest floor. When we have bare patches, we seed them with a mix of grass and clover seed.