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Weed'em & Reap garden club meeting this coming Friday 27th

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at 12:23 PM

Up for grabs at meeting this week
We will have a door prize of "The Complete Vegetable Gardener's Sourcebook" this coming meeting.

Contents list: Vegetable Gardening Today (1989). Soil, Organic Gardening (my favorite), Hand Tools, Power Tools, Transplanting, Watering, Pest Management, Greenhouses, container gardening, growing under lights, hydroponics and vegetable varieties.

It is a large, softbound book of 405 pages with pictures, drawings, charts, etc. Lightly read (by me) and worth every penny you will not pay. Meaning, it is free to the winner of the drawing we will have. A great resource for planning and preparing your garden for next year!

Our newest dog insists on helping me harvest the squash. She is now developing the name of "Pita Pita Pumpkin eater". I know it is Peter but the other sounds so appropriate, I can not resist. Of course I have other names for her as well, but this is season specific. And yes, she has eaten several squash and a pumpkin.

It is not too late to plants fall greens. Now that the rains seem to have returned and the heat has been turned down a bit, it might be just right to get some planting in. I plan some bok choy, spinach, lettuce, and cabbage and I wanted to get another crop of edamame, so I am going to push my luck on that too.

Speaking of edamame, I have a crop I need to harvest this week, along with carrots and beets from late spring planting. Now if I can just get through the crab grass. Looking for squash is like an Easter Egg hunt, so maybe Pita is actually helping.

Will we see you at the meeting??

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Just what I needed tonight folks. Thank you to all. Not just because it was a surprise birthday party but for all the friendship and love.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 8:57 PM

Almost every Friday morning I think of all the reasons I probably will not make the meeting and every Friday night as I am leaving the meeting, I think about how glad I took the time and made the effort to go.

I am sitting here watching one of our fig trees shaking. I watched with assurance that I see PITA emerge eventually and I was not disappointed. How much longer?

Squash bugs have finally invaded. I have plenty of diatomaceous earth so now would be a good time for me to remove some future populations.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 8:48 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.