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Steve Mills

Weed'em & Reap garden club meeting has come and gone at UT Ag Extension office in Shelbyville. 6:30

Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 6:22 AM
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  • I believe a few of us will be bring some pants to share. I have some extra Black Cherry tomato plants, bell pepper and yellow squash. I know of some other tomato plants coming as well.

    I will probably also bring a book for a door prize. I am writing this to try to remind myself that day.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Jun 3, 2014, at 9:35 PM
  • Finely getting my dirt for my flower garden...woohoo...I found a piece of that aloe vera the cat must have missed while eating the rest, so I'll be sticking it out there...after 3 weeks under the couch I'm surprised its rooting..I'd love a couple tomato plants, just to see if my luck is better than the potted ones attempted a couple years back...these would get more sun for sure..I think I'll plant a few hosta if I can find a variegated one...other then that...hummer and butterfly attraction will be the main goal..gets a half a day or more diffused sun out against that wall...I'll have to stick the tomatoes in the sunniest spot I reckon.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Jun 4, 2014, at 11:24 AM
  • Bringing about three trays of tomatoes.......Many on the market for the first time....But all heirlooms. ( Now that we know what that is.) Also bringing some duplicate cookbooks. More door prizes ......

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Wed, Jun 4, 2014, at 2:24 PM
  • Apparently my posts from a "smart" phone were not too smart. I thought i had done his before but.... maybe it is my age creeping in.

    If the aloe does root chefgrape it is best to keep it in a shady spot. That particular variety turns brown when the sun is too direct. It may not necessarily die, but does not look good either.

    Palindrome, "Many on the market for the first time" sounds pretty darn intriguing. Hopefully we can pull them up on the computer to learn more.

    If whomever goes home with some wants more heirloom seeds they need to take care to separate them from other tomatoes. They apparently can self-pollinate so if you only have one you could put some type of spun-bound fiber cloth over them to discourage cross pollination by insects. Just shake the plant once a day to knock pollen loose.

    If you are lucky enough to get two of the same variety try pollinating between plants. In-breeding can cause similar issues it does in mammals.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 5, 2014, at 7:16 AM
  • I figured your smart phone was to blame when you posted to bring 'pants to share'. I knew what you meant though...

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Fri, Jun 6, 2014, at 7:16 AM
  • Hmmm, you are right. That post WAS from a smart phone and it went through and you are also right that I will not be sharing my pants tonight. Deb has strict rules about that. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 6, 2014, at 7:28 AM
  • Great meeting. Check out the new post on it.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Jun 8, 2014, at 12:51 PM
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