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Hey, this evening is Weed'em & Reap at Celebration Assisted Living

Posted Friday, May 21, 2010, at 5:22 PM

Last Saturday we did a little (and I mean Little) work in the garden, but if you can bring a shovel, or some peat moss, bagged, soil or even some plants, we will make a place for them and get this garden started tomorrow!

Jere has this water blanket she needs to test and we are hoping to start some exhibits of other gardening techniques we talk about in this blog. If some one has a few bales (square, not round) of straw or hay, we will try a few of those.

We will start around 6:00 but if you can't make it 'til 7:00, now worries mate, come on down!

I mentioned in another post that our newest dog PITA is back to her Pain in the ... self. For some reason, she will leave plants alone that were started from seed, but if I bring in a transplant, she HAS TO mess with it.

I am still trying to get cucumbers going and usually just buy some plants locally. WRONG! Each one has disappeared and PITA always has a dirty nose shortly after. She almost got one of tomatoes yesterday, but something stopped her, or distracted her.


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-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 3:32 PM

The excitement is rising folks!!

I am going to bring some potting soil, Jere's water blanket, some DE for bugs, two cucumber plants that PITA has not seen yet, two zucchinis and maybe stop by to pick up something else.

See you there!!

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, May 22, 2010, at 3:37 PM

It is always an emotional lull after such excitement, but knowing we will meet again in tow weeks has a way of sustaining us.

After a vegetarian meal (just turned out that way) we had fun in the garden. I have a picture of us working on our straw gardens and Jere's water blanket, but I it needs to be "approved" before I can post it. (Not by the T-G. I just like to make sure everyone who is in it has no problems with it)

We thought it would be good to compare two different types, so we planted tomatoes, cukes, zukes and a mystery edamame.

I was lamenting about having forgotten to get bitter melon seeds when Barbara almost made us jump with news that she had a BUNCH coming up in one of her compost piles. It seems I had given her one of the melons last year and she threw the seeds in the pile.

I'll forgive that she refers to them as "stinky melons". They really don't have a strong smell, but the taste is something you have to get used to, or grow up with. There had to be 60 plants in the bunch, so I now have plenty and will pot some up for another give-a-way meeting.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, May 23, 2010, at 1:03 PM


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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.