Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

The future of the Weed'em & Reap Garden Club.

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 9:22 AM
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  • Where and when do you meet?

    -- Posted by lingobyjingo on Sun, Mar 17, 2013, at 3:01 PM
  • We meet every other Friday evening at the Bedford County UT Ag Extension office in Shelbyville, TN. It is located at 2105 Midland Road Shelbyville, TN 37160.

    Someone is usually there to open the door at 6:45 and we try to start around 7:00. It is a loose knit group of local gardeners who don't want to get caught up in rules, regulations, officers and dues, just good conversation about growing here in Middle Tennessee.

    Usually we are breaking up at 8:30.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 17, 2013, at 5:14 PM
  • It is funny how a few packets of seeds can have such a calming affect on the soul.

    I just got some packets of Chinese broccoli, Chinese Cucumber (looks a little strange), Bitter Gourd (aka bitter melon and fu gwa (looks strange also) white, yard-long beans and spaghetti squash and they are sitting on my desk.

    Whenever the day takes a hectic turn, the sight of those seeds seem to make things calmer.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Mar 18, 2013, at 7:07 PM
  • How often does the Garden Club meet? I would love to come to a meeting, I am an avid rose enthusiast. I also love to grow Morning Glories from my own seeds every year in additon to my roses (35 different varieties in my yard right now, more bushes then that since I have some duplicates!) My husband and I also have a prosperous vegetable garden with peppers (several varieties), tomatoes, onions, and several squash.

    -- Posted by justcameback on Sat, Apr 20, 2013, at 3:52 PM
  • Sounds like a natural fit justcameback. We meet every other Friday at the Tennessee Ag Extension office. The next one happens to be coming up this Friday the 26th.

    We start around 7:00 but have two members who can not make it until 8:00, so don't worry if you are late.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Apr 21, 2013, at 1:16 PM
  • I want to. Just haven't felt very good.

    -- Posted by cherokee2 on Mon, Apr 22, 2013, at 3:32 PM
  • We'll try to make you feel better. :-)

    Some weeds already trying to take over a bed I haven't even planted yet.

    Our daughter seems pretty fired up about her new raised beds. We took railroad ties and a 2X10 frame and a load of chips up to Nashville two weekends ago, then this weekend took another load of chips and picked up a yard and a half of garden mix topsoil.

    Garden mix is a combination of soil, sand, compost and worm castings. Looked pretty good and fill the two beds just right. Even her roommate is fired up and brought home some zucchini and tomato plants.

    She is probably going to put a small goldfish pond in the middle of the 2X10 garden since it is almost too big top reach in, plus she's a decorator so doing something extra is just a natural thing to her. It will also bring some insect eating amphibians.

    She plans on a small water pump so that will keep mosquitoes out and add a nice sound to the garden area. She plans on a sitting area right next to it and sent me a text just now with some bright caladiums she picked up. They will brighten the area nicely.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Apr 22, 2013, at 8:32 PM
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