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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Ouch! Sorry Joan. That's going to take a long time to heal. Thanks for the information Patricia.
Chris, definitely a easy way to save water - I made pots for my patio using almost the same method, capturing water in the bottom and letting the plants self-water. Your method seems a whole lot simpler and easier than the way I did it.
Daniel, thanks about the tip that Iris don't like alot of water - they will be perfect for my very hot So Tx back yard.
If something has a blosom on it, does it mean fruit will appear? i.e., tomato, squash, cucumbers, and cantaloupe plants. I ask because Daniel you tell us about using paint brush to pollinate your trees. Surely that isn't necessary with veggies?
Patricia, thank you so much for letting us know. Will you please pass to her my "Hope you are better soon - we will miss you and your comments until you are healed and back at the computer."
Hope those peach trees give you good fruit Kathy.
I finally got myself outside today and pulled-up some of the black fabric & soaker hoses where the watermelons were last year. Also, leveled the soil. Some raspberries were sprouting under the black fabric, and some of the blackberries had rooted themselves through the fabric.
And I enjoyed my first deepblue iris too - they were in an ´easterbasket´ someone gave me.
Collecting rainwater in a barrel isn't possible up here, Barbara, but the containers can save a lot of water - I made the drainage holes 10 cm. from the bottom.
Kathy, how exciting to find peach tree seedlings! Give us an update now and then?
Whoa Chris! You have been busy, and your efforts will be super when they are all producing and in bloom. Do you collect rainwater for your plants?
Daniel, a friend of a friend gave me a plastic grocery bag full of Iris bulbs (?) or roots (?). Anyway I didn't know the color and wasn't sure where I wanted to plant them - and of course had never grown them. To simply get them in the ground, I planted them in corrner next to A/C unit and figured I could dig them out and replant at a later day in appropriate place. They grew! They are blooming a beautiful purple color! I agree, they don't need to be babied.
My mode of doing away with grass has been to put down cardboard and cover with wood mulch from recycling center. I did same with Iris - lots of cardboard to kill grass and weeds, lots of mulch, watered well and ignored.
Kathy, good luck and happy growing your little peach trees. I'm thoroughly enjoying my nectarine.
We have had more rain over the past three days - a real deluge late last evening. It is breathtaking to see how green things are and how rapidly things are beginning to bloom. I feel as if I've moved to a new state each time I hear the patter of rain on the windows. :)
Forests! - a luxury to be able to look at them every day! But I think the fires are scary. Many leafy trees here in town, and there are parks and some woods at the other side of the country.
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