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Don't Forget, Weed'em & Reap tonight at 50's & Fiddles!!

Posted Friday, October 3, 2008, at 10:33 AM

We meet at 6:30 until. New venue so come join us!

We will have a door prize, some garlic chive seeds, fresh off the plant and maybe a few indoor plants to share.

We don't care if you have a garden, plan a garden or just want to socialize with gardeners. We are a totally equal opportunity group.

On a side note, WHERE ARE THE FALL RAINS!!

We are getting to a point where we may have to start sharing some goldfish. We have a small pond that probably has 1,000 - 1,500 gallons but the population is growing and we are not sure how many it will support safely.

They seem to hear the sliding glass door open and come to one end of the pond before we get there to feed them. I read somewhere that we "think" fish have a very short memory span, but you can not prove that from these guys.

I am amazed out how quickly the water cools down. I was doing a little maintenance the other morning and it was too cold to keep my hands in there for more than a few minutes. Here I am with just shorts on and it isn't too cold outside but in the water, brrrrr.

The water cress needs to be consumed or thinned. If you need some, let me know here before tonight and I will bring some with me.

I just picked two figs to "taste test" tonight. We could not resist eating the others gathered this week. We have been missing them so long that they are irresistible.

We will cut them up into pieces.

We gave away 4 or five plants so far at the club meetings and when I get them ready for winter, I will probably root a few more, so START COMING if you would like your shot at winning one. A quick Google for price shows them to be worth $20-$40, so......

There is no doubt now that I will have to overwinter my artichokes. They never even got close to flower, so I am not sure how people raise them in one season. I have a big load of wood chips from the spring storms, so that is what I will use for them as well as the figs.

Got to get back to work. I can get distracted too easily.

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I'd like some of your watercress,please.

Current plans will have me up on the square this evening.

I hope to see a lot of old and new faces at the 50's & Fiddles.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Oct 3, 2008, at 11:27 AM

I still have football games to go to...I wish I could come! I'm off to Jo Byrns tonight...4 hour round trip!!

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Fri, Oct 3, 2008, at 11:47 AM

While I love my gardening,we would have followed the team while our daughter was in school.

BUT we expect to see you between seasons, right?

I'll get the water cress now.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Oct 3, 2008, at 4:18 PM

Thank you very much for all your thoughtfulness.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Oct 3, 2008, at 9:17 PM

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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.