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Post  camprn on 12/31/2012, 12:26 pm

January 2013~Out with the old, in with the new! Do you have a new avatar. Post it here.



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Post  Windsor.Parker on 12/31/2012, 2:04 pm

We tried a new grow system for Habanero Pepper plants...


Then we canned some of the excellent harvest...

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Post  walshevak on 12/31/2012, 2:32 pm

You and my son did the same with buckets. And he has some of the buckets in a plastic greenhouse with a small heater trying to overwinter them. One hab plant was overwintered last year and he hopes it will survive again this year.

He gave out jars of pepper jelly for gifts and now his coworkers are asking to buy jars. He also made up jars of a pepper sauce.

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Post  walshevak on 12/31/2012, 2:36 pm

Pictures of the new granddogs my daughter and SIL gave each other for Christmas.

Puppies playing in their first snow on Christmas Eve.



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Post  Lindacol on 12/31/2012, 3:50 pm

@Windsor.Parker wrote:We tried a new grow system for Habanero Pepper plants...



Please explain your grow system. Are those what is known as global buckets?

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/1/2013, 12:38 pm

Since I had one of these for dinner last night, out with the old eating habits of the past few weeks:

...and in with the new! Just made a big pot of Dr. Oz's Anytime Soup. Fortunately I had most of these veggies in the freezer just waiting to be used:
Of course the carrots were freshly pulled from the SFG this morning. Still lots more in there. I'm lovin' it! I love you

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! To your health!

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Post  gregrenee88 on 1/1/2013, 8:50 pm

Well, I couldn't think of anything for the topic so I decided to make our pup our avatar. We didn't have any snow last year but it has made up for it this winter so far. She loved rubbing her face in the snow and you can see the evidence on her face.
Happy New Year!
Renee lots o

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Post  camprn on 1/1/2013, 9:19 pm

So cute Renee!

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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/1/2013, 11:46 pm

I've been enjoying my new rain/garden boots. They make me happy every time I slip them on.


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Re: Monthly Avatar: January 2014~Out With The Old

Post  Windsor.Parker on 1/2/2013, 9:02 pm

@walshevak wrote:You and my son did the same with buckets. And he has some of the buckets in a plastic greenhouse with a small heater trying to overwinter them. One hab plant was overwintered last year and he hopes it will survive again this year.

He gave out jars of pepper jelly for gifts and now his coworkers are asking to buy jars. He also made up jars of a pepper sauce.

Kay

We're hoping to overwinter some plants, too! I hadn't canned anything before. We also gave out gift jars, and have been urged to sell some. Surprise!

@Lindacol wrote:
Please explain your grow system. Are those what is known as global buckets?
I call the buckets "self-watering containers". Each 5gal. bucket holds one plant. The top c. 7-8 inches contain Mel's Mix sitting atop a perforated "soil screen" and 4"diam., soil filled, PVC "wicking chamber". The bottom 7-8inches hold water/(if needed)nutrient solution
We found instructions on the web.

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Post  littlejo on 1/3/2013, 1:19 pm

Out with the old: blight, bugs, etc.

In with the new: Concentrating on house plants, at least the last couple months. Planting will start on the 11th of Jan.!

Finally got another white amaryllis, folks took the ones I had out in the yard.

Here are the seed pods. I hand pollinated with a paint brush.

Here are some babies I grew from seed last spring, red and salmon.



MM works great for house plants too!
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Post  plantoid on 1/6/2013, 10:50 pm

I finally made it into 2013 having first constructed my brand new seed germinator /UV grow bed out in the office to keep things a bit warmer during our annual cold spell in the first three weeks of February

So , out with the old avatar and in with this new one .

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Post  plantoid on 1/6/2013, 11:01 pm

" Ouch ! , I felt that" , ... me gotta new avatar a few minutes ago Laughing

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Post  gwennifer on 1/6/2013, 11:27 pm

That looks great Dave!

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Post  Goosegirl on 1/6/2013, 11:27 pm

Here is our new addition for 2013. Pebbles is our new kitty that we get to pick up at the end of the month, when she is old enough to leave momma.



Hopefully she will prove to be a Seed Helper as well. Jewels (dearest girl, no longer with us) was great at thinning my seedlings - usually down to zero! Panther pulls out seed packets from my boxes and fetches them when they are thrown like frisbees. Time will tell how Pebbles will fit into the gardening scene!

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Post  southern gardener on 1/7/2013, 10:20 pm

we got a new puppy........but we still have our older dog, so not "out with the old" haha, just in with the new Smile



you can tell our older dog, is just "thrilled" with the puppy!! Wink

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Post  camprn on 1/9/2013, 1:06 pm

Does any one else want to post their new avatar? post it here.

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Post  Turan on 1/9/2013, 2:25 pm

These are my Alpine strawberries I started from seed this fall. They are showing a little bit of new growth. I am dreaming of tiny bursting with flavor strawberries some summer to come.


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Post  GWN on 1/9/2013, 2:26 pm

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What a great idea to do over the winter. I wish I had some seed to start some.

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Post  Turan on 1/9/2013, 3:02 pm

The seed was on a sale rack this fall. It followed me home, honest I do not know how it did that. rofl

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Post  Triciasgarden on 1/11/2013, 2:34 am

There was a big celebration of the opening of City Creek Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah. It got its name because a creek runs underground and through the middle. You can see part of the creek bed in the lower right. It is an outdoor mall that has moving plexiglass panels that can be closed up when it starts to rain or snow. Bet you never saw a tree flower lady before!



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Post  Triciasgarden on 1/11/2013, 2:38 am

@Turan wrote:The seed was on a sale rack this fall. It followed me home, honest I do not know how it did that. rofl

Aha, the seeds following me home story! Those are sure beautiful plants!

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Post  Turan on 1/11/2013, 3:39 am


sunny She is a lovely lady to see during this blizzard sunny

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Post  Triciasgarden on 1/13/2013, 4:37 am

For sure! I am thinking my avatar is too big. Is there a way to shrink it a little? I feel like I am hogging all the space when I post something. Embarassed

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Post  camprn on 1/13/2013, 10:13 am

Tricia, don't worry about the size of your avatar, it was resized buy the forum and fits just perfectly.

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