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#295630 - 04/06/20 01:00 AM Re: Anybody planting a garden? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Teslinhiker Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1413
Loc: Cranbrook BC (Finally)
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
McKenzie Seeds, an excellent seed company out of Brandon Man., reports that their turnaround time is now 5-7 days for online orders, due to volume. It used to be same-day. They still have lots of stock though.

Thanks Doug. I did not know that Mckenzie sells their seeds online. We are good for this growing season, so will keep this in mind for next year's seeds.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock

#295681 - 04/08/20 08:28 PM Re: Anybody planting a garden? [Re: dougwalkabout]
CJK Offline

Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 589
Loc: FL, USA
Dusted off the AeroGarden (spelling?) and put in some Romaine pods only a few weeks ago. Already started harvesting some for tossing on the sandwich! Not quite the survival garden one would hope for but....... lol

#295831 - 04/24/20 01:19 AM Re: Anybody planting a garden? [Re: dougwalkabout]
dougwalkabout Offline
Crazy Canuck
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2966
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Okay, frost is gone in a few micro-climates. Planting snap peas this weekend. Mmmm, peas. A few potatoes in a half barrels too, since I can yoink them indoors in case of frost.

No surprise, the seeds in local stores are suddenly picked over. I topped up our stash three weeks ago, in a spring snow squall, when nobody else was thinking about gardens.

Hope we can get well-started tomatoes, peppers, etc. from our local greenhouse (online purchase, curbside pickup). Our growing season (3b) is ridiculously short. Usually we wouldn't buy for a few more weeks, but we have the means to protect them from frost as they harden off. Mmmm, real tomatoes. Not those horrible painted baseballs they sell in the stores.

#295860 - 04/28/20 01:55 AM Re: Anybody planting a garden? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Chisel Offline

Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1359
I am so bad with gardening, I can be labeled The Ungardener !!

Two weeks ago, I saw a small tomato tree growing naturally outside our home. It had 4 tomatoes already. Two of them were beautiful red. I dug it out and replanted it in a pot within our garden. Now, the tree is almost dead. I wish I had left it where it was !!

#295861 - 04/28/20 01:35 PM Re: Anybody planting a garden? [Re: dougwalkabout]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3517
Loc: USA
I can kill any plant. Mrs. Magnet's request for gardening contributions generally revolve around being her tool crib monkey (because she never puts my tools away in the right place, if at all).

#295862 - 04/28/20 04:20 PM Re: Anybody planting a garden? [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2546
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
This is a twist. From what I hear, it is usually the man who doesn't remember where he put his tools.

I always know where my tools are. Then again, it's easy for me since I have so few.

Jeanette Isabelle
"I have no quarrel with you, good sir knight, but I must cross this bridge." Arthur, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

#295864 - 04/28/20 09:14 PM Re: Anybody planting a garden? [Re: dougwalkabout]
LesSnyder Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1649
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
not to endorse this product, but I used the idea with a couple of 5gal buckets to see how it would work....my intent was to harvest beans with which to produce bean sprouts to serve as a green vegetable if supply became short... also hot peppers, onions and garlic for spice as most of my stored staples were rather bland carbohydrates


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