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Did August Come to New England This Year?

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Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  CapeCoddess on 8/1/2012, 5:10 pm

I was reading last years August and learned that when the geese fly it's time to plant spinach! How cool is that? Thanks, Camp.

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  camprn on 8/1/2012, 6:04 pm

The earliest I remember the return of geese was August 8. Very Happy I have not seen or heard any yet this year. Ye, it's August, I'm sweltering & sweating and canning cherries in the house. One of these days I'm setting up an outdoor canning station. Maybe next year. Very Happy

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Post  CindiLou on 8/1/2012, 6:15 pm

No canning here yet! But when it starts husband has a three burner stove he got from a friend that was stripping an old camper. It is propane. He says he will get a table set up for me over in the shade rofl So I don't have to heat up the kitchen!

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  camprn on 8/1/2012, 7:05 pm

@CindiLou wrote:No canning here yet! But when it starts husband has a three burner stove he got from a friend that was stripping an old camper. It is propane. He says he will get a table set up for me over in the shade rofl So I don't have to heat up the kitchen!
NICE SCORE! okay

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/3/2012, 1:05 pm

I can't believe how humid it's become all of a sudden. Had to give my squashes, melons and cucs a cut back do to PM. Sad Then spritzed them with bkg soda/water/soap.


What do I do with the cut off leaves? Do they have to be trashed? They can't go in the compost pile, right?

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  camprn on 8/3/2012, 2:02 pm

I usually toss my diseased vegetation into the burn pile. Good pruning job. Don't forget to spray the underside of the leaves with the baking soda mix.

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  littlesapphire on 8/3/2012, 3:54 pm

I read a cool book called something like the complete composting book, that said you can make a special pile for your diseased plants and weed seeds. That if you can get this pile really hot, it will take care of the diseases and seeds.

I don't have the room for that, so when i pulled down my peas covered in PM, I put them in a big bucket and poured lots of boiling water over them and let them rest til cool. Then put them in the compost!

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  camprn on 8/3/2012, 5:53 pm

@littlesapphire wrote:I read a cool book called something like the complete composting book, that said you can make a special pile for your diseased plants and weed seeds. That if you can get this pile really hot...
This is what I do. I put it all in a pile, toss a few lit matches in and that sucker gets really hot, and fast too. Twisted Evil

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  walshevak on 8/3/2012, 9:44 pm

@camprn wrote:
@littlesapphire wrote:I read a cool book called something like the complete composting book, that said you can make a special pile for your diseased plants and weed seeds. That if you can get this pile really hot...
This is what I do. I put it all in a pile, toss a few lit matches in and that sucker gets really hot, and fast too. Twisted Evil

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  CapeCoddess on 8/4/2012, 6:42 pm

All my cut leaves are still sitting in a pile in the middle of the lawn. It's so humid out that no match will light them, but I think they will boil on their own in this wet heat - 98 in the sun today! Ya start dripping just standing still.

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Re: Did August Come to New England This Year?

Post  littlesapphire on 8/4/2012, 8:41 pm

I know what you mean! Hubby and I had to go hang out at the mall today just to get out of the heat, yikes.

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