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Planting Annual Flowers, Brussels Sprouts, Collards, Tomatoes. 4.23.18
Randy, just before reading your post, I was going to ask a question about Robins. Do you have grapes, and do robins or other birds eat many of them? Same question to everyone. I know Daniel has grapes for one.
When I lived 30 miles south of here, I had some grapes, but there were also a lot of Robins, and they ate 100% of the grapes long before they were ripe enough for me to eat. I moved before I got around to trying netting over them.
While I live about 200 miles north of Kathy, I, too, have a lot of green shoots popping up. It's nice having chives this early. I'm just afraid my fruit trees will blossom too early and be wiped out by a freeze--the last date being in May. We'll just have to wait and see.
I just love watching two male robins hopping on the lawn in tandem, eyeing each other, ready for battle. Where one goes, the other follows--hilarious!
The other way around here, Kathy - the regular magnolias bloom in April/May and the star magnolias later.
Randy, I like your idea of planting a tree in the former hole. Looking forward to learning what tree you find to fit that spot. Hopefully, you'll send along some photos.
Spud, thanks for the information that plain water is better than sugar water for soaking seeds before planting.
I look forward to learning how your garden grows this year. You have some special skills and I enjoy learning from you.
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