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Garden Gleanings - RAIN!!Posted Sunday, July 6, 2008, at 9:45 AM
Did everyone get some much needed rain yesterday? I know some in Bell Buckle and Shelbyville got some on the 4th but up here on our hills last night was the first real rain in over two weeks. That is better than last year and we refilled some water barrels.
I look forward to seeing a spurt in our garden. The corn and Chinese squash kept growing but other things seemed to put growing on hold. Yes, I know I could artificially give them a boost, but that is just not in my playbook.
It looks like it is time to trim back our irises. They certainly need thinning, but I will wait until fall for that. This hot dry weather would require too much watering and TLC.
Speaking of excessive watering, I think I will pull the plug on our container veggies. They are not producing enough to make it worthwhile.
We had a limb come down on an electric wire going to a shed, so I know one job for after church. While I have the saw fired up, I might as well cut back the encroaching forest from our driveway. I did the light stuff a few days ago.
If I made some typos, please understand I am only using one hand since Kit Kat is demanding attention on my lap.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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