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Another Friday night and we ain't got no weeds.

Posted Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 9:16 PM

Of course, if you have heard about double negatives, you know that in fact, we DO have weeds, so we need Weed'em & Reap to help us combat the enemy.

Sorry folks, I just have to find different ways to let you know that our garden club is going to meet again this coming Friday. I don't want anyone to think it is an April Fool's joke but it will be Friday April 1st.

We drift in to the New Century Chinese buffet 510 Madison Street in Shelbyville and start around 7:00. We apologize to our members around the world, but we have not been able to get our video conferencing to work, so you will miss another.

Now the video conferencing and world-wide members could be an early April Fool's joke, or maybe not.....you just have to come to find out.

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By the way, the similarity to the song by Sam Cooke, "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" was intentional. Knowing those lyrics won Debbi and me a trip to the Bahamas some years ago.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 27, 2011, at 9:19 PM

Sam Cooke did that? I haven't heard that version...

I won't be able to make it--out of town.

BUT, if you could please ask anyone if they have any giant tomato seeds...I have misplaced mine.

-- Posted by espoontoon on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 2:47 PM

You know, gardeners can be like fishermen when they talk about their seeds, but.... I will put te word out.

You haven't heard Sam Cooke's version? Why...I don't know what to say. You young-uns got some listen'in to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i98_Lqcry...

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Mar 28, 2011, at 5:03 PM


I currently have a lot of winter lettuce seedlings that I don't need. Does anyone have a use for them? I hate to throw them away, but I unexpectantly had way more than I needed, and I'd like to use the seed tray that they are in.

It's a wonderful leaf type lettuce that does well in cooler temperatures. It wilts when the temps are in the 80's, unless it is watered daily.

-- Posted by espoontoon on Tue, Apr 5, 2011, at 1:30 PM

This is open to anyone folks. It does not need to be just garden club members. Money back guarantee!

I will make a new post espoontoon in case the headline does not bring them in. Can't imagine that, but....

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Apr 5, 2011, at 8:30 PM

Hmmm, let's see. I was waiting to see if the government was going to shut down at midnight Friday before I made any major decisions about taking my outdoor plants outdoors and planting them again, lol.

Seriously, is there anyone who can tell me we won't have another freeze this month?

I found out the hard way, I can not trust the weather people and their computers.

The weeds don't have any problem surviving the freezes and cold weather, but my plants sure do.

I sat some of them out one day and it went down in the high 30s that night and killed the foliage.

My plants have been inside for so long I feel like I should charge them room and board.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Sat, Apr 9, 2011, at 1:48 PM

April 15th is the AVERAGE last frost date, but the weather has sure been screwy. The weather forecasters really need to say they are "practicing" weather forecasting like doctors "practice medicine". No reflection on them. They are doing the best they can but.....

If your plants are really cold sensitive, I think I would wait at least until the 22nd. (but don't quote me on that!)

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Apr 11, 2011, at 10:04 AM

Hey, what the _? I went ahead and stuck them in the ground.

I kept them in my house all fall, winter and early spring and they are dieing on me, so I really don't have anything to lose.

I'll leave it up to the devil to take them or God to leave them and let them flourish.

The plants are suppose to survive zone 7 and with the global warming zone 6 is becoming zone 7.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Apr 12, 2011, at 6:10 PM

hey should make it if they are zone 7. Even with the global ...warming.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Apr 12, 2011, at 9:35 PM

Youd think!

They hang in there until the week when I decide to put them out and they just die. Can't figure.

I planted a elephant ear in the ground and the top broke off as I planted it. It's a bulb plant so it should come back, but I couldn't believe I kept it alive all winter just to lose the stems and leaves as I planted it.

Oh well, things have to get better one day. I hope!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Apr 14, 2011, at 11:26 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.