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Garden Gleanings: End of workday musings

Posted Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 6:19 PM

I can't complain about not getting any rain, but have you seen the temperature forecast for Monday? Patience grasshoppers. Our time will come to set things out in the garden but if they can not withstand a frost, keep them inside.

Speaking of grasshoppers, I saw my first green locust today, BEFORE the rains set in. They are not usually a problem so I don't mind sharing a little.

Last year I started some peppermint from seed. Not too many actually germinated but I did get a plant or two. I decided to plant it at the edge of our rock patio because I thought it could be controlled there, between the goldfish pond and the rocks.

WOW! It has taken off! I wanted some creeping thyme to plant between the rocks, but peppermint might become the plant by default.

I held off making any comments about the White House Victory Garden but a recent response from the chemical and genetic seed producers has broken my silence. I will not bore you with it here, but if you are interested in the developments go to http://mybedfordcounty.com/Gardenpulpit....

I hope all have avoided the violent weather today. We have some more coming, so please watch it carefully.

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And, its Spring Break week. The kids will want to hole-up in the house and play video games instead of getting outside and playing. Maybe the end of the week will be better....let's hope so!

-- Posted by mmp84 on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 8:14 AM

They dropped Monday's low by another degree this morning, but who knows, they might be off by 20 degrees.

The problem is that when they are off, it is usually on the wrong side.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 7:39 AM

Not only has the recent weather been wreaking havoc on my sinuses, but I just can't catch a break with my new seedlings. Inside/outside/inside/outside.

Whatever survives will definitely be hardy.

The worse part is that I have been ordering seeds and plants online and many should start showing up around the snow shower days we're expected to have. Geez...

-- Posted by espoontoon on Fri, Apr 3, 2009, at 7:14 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.