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Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
Pictures at last! The first two of my roof garden and number three of my old kaffir lily with its annual explosion of colour.
So you don't really get used to the sun too! And perhaps you also walk at the shady side of the street.
Chris, one word - Sunblock. I have a large tube of #60 sunblock sitting on my bathroom sink and apply to my face and exposed arms, etc. every morning. In spite of daily application I had a small carcinoma removed from my face last year when I went for annual dermatologist appt. When the temps go over 90 I began my summer hibernation with my books and crafts. :)
It's ok Barbara, thanks! But I wonder how your skin can stand all the sunlight over there. I have to get used to the light in portions of 15 minutes - walking to the supermarket included - with a high sunprotection on my face, hands and arms. LOL, that sound as if I pass the winter under a stone.
Chris, sorry your first day wasn't so good. I finished all my major projects for my space for this year - and Yes! the rain begain about an hour ago. (Areas of Texas are now out of drought for the first time in five years.) :) Now to sit back watch things grow and pull weeds as needed. I read recently that "if you don't know what it is, don't pull it." I decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised to see some flowers bloom from seeds I planted over a year ago. I'm definitely still learning.
The first sunny day brought the usual attack of nettle rash - I won't come south!
Envy and jealousy is being held in check here Randy .. the Danube?
Randall, did you put salt in the water prior to adding beans? I've always been told to not add salt until AFTER the beans are cooked otherwise they will remain hard.
Randy, that's surprising that you can't get kidney beans to soften at an altitude of 850 feet. I thought the problem was at high altitudes, like my 4500 feet. Have you tried a pressure cooker?
I just put in a seed order at Seed Savers Exchange for celery, a lettuce mixture, yellow crook-neck, amish pie squash (pumpkin), charentais melon, amish melon, and small shining light watermelon.
I've tried none of those before except the yellow crook.
Barbara, I can't help you on the goji bush info. My plant is only just starting up--if not dead. But I didn't realize it grew that big!
Spud, I used to grow kidney beans, but haven't for several years. I could never get them to soften up, despite soaking and cooking for hours.
FYI, I'll be "off the air" for two weeks starting Thurs., Apr 9. I'm taking my computer into the "shop" to be cleaned up while I'm cruising down the Danube. Hope I don't miss anything too important here!
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