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Garden Gleanings - Weed'em & Reap this Friday Night!!

Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at 2:31 PM

The next meeting of the Weed'em & Reap garden club is this Friday night. Talk about excitement, this will be our first meeting under the new banner! For those of you who have been dying to join us but wanted a name first, we are now official.

We realize that has been holding you back. Many would not want to be associated with a no name group, so we will get extra chairs and make room for you at the Hong Kong Restaurant on Madison Street in Shelbyville.

Plan to arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 PM. You sure don't want to be any later than that!

So, how are the gardens growing? Our potted tomatoes, squash, cukes and eggplant fizzled. I have to reread those articles about how great they will be. Maybe I have to keep them up artificially, in which case, I will pass. It is time for the second wave of plants and this time it will be flowers.

Anyone have luck with the upside down tomatoes?

The hummers, butterflies and bees love our cypress vines. Those that are in the ground are growing hourly, but the one in the old washing machine is not doing much better than the tomatoes.

We had ou first batch of edamame (soybeans intended to be eaten green)last week. Mmmmmm. Need to eat more and may mix them with our first ears of corn.

Planted 4 rows of a different sweet corn yesterday. The rain helped welcome them to the soil. Chinese winter melon are getting big but I thought I had some other melons in there and seemed to have lost track of them in the jungle. Guess I will get surprised later.

The artichokes are healthy looking but seemed to have stopped growing. This is my first time growing them and I did not intend to overwinter them, but may not have a choice if they don't start kicking again.

Has anyone else had a lull with their bird feeder activity? I guess they are feeding on the natural cuisine, but we have had a definite reduction in visitors. The goldfinches have returned and a few cardinals, but.....

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We've already been eating from our upside down mater buckets. I just wish more would get ripe sooner:



-- Posted by craftin_mom on Fri, Jul 25, 2008, at 3:33 PM

Aw shucks, I guess only the blog starters can post pics.

Here's the regular links:



Next year I'm planning on doing a couple more buckets.

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Fri, Jul 25, 2008, at 3:34 PM

Steve I am so sorry I missed this meeting....I forgot and looked on thursday and did not see anything about it ...So I baby-sat for someone on Friday night so they could get out for a few hours...I will be at the next one...I hate it sooooo that I missed it.....

-- Posted by rebelrose on Sun, Jul 27, 2008, at 9:08 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. 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.