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Post  boog1 on 4/7/2013, 9:05 pm

Had the weekend off so saterday I put up the greenhouse built a bench for a rain gutter garden for the other half made 4 5ft gutters screwed them to the bench. Other half brought home 6 lettuce starts from Menards so"s they got planted in 1 the others have kale spinach and arugula and Swiss chard. Today I spent builting a compost tumbler only have to drill the small holes and move it to where I want. I is whooped puppy.

Ill try to load some pics in the next couple days

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Post  R&R 1011 on 4/7/2013, 11:11 pm

@boog1 wrote:Had the weekend off so saterday I put up the greenhouse built a bench for a rain gutter garden for the other half made 4 5ft gutters screwed them to the bench. Other half brought home 6 lettuce starts from Menards so"s they got planted in 1 the others have kale spinach and arugula and Swiss chard. Today I spent builting a compost tumbler only have to drill the small holes and move it to where I want. I is whooped puppy.

Ill try to load some pics in the next couple days

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Awesome! Im seeing a lot of us got out this weekend and got things done. Im thinking a lot of us will sleep well this week. Wink Would love to see pictures when you get a chance.
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Post  laurainwinona on 4/14/2013, 12:52 am

Lucky you!! It's still too cold up here in MN. There was snow on the ground the last 2 mornings, though it melted by afternoon. I usually have things planted by now and hoop houses up, but not this year.....still waiting for things to thaw completely!! Rolling Eyes Maybe next week I'll get to work in the garden and be a "whooped puppy"!
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Post  greatgranny on 4/15/2013, 10:21 pm

@laurainwinona wrote:Lucky you!! It's still too cold up here in MN. There was snow on the ground the last 2 mornings, though it melted by afternoon. I usually have things planted by now and hoop houses up, but not this year.....still waiting for things to thaw completely!! Rolling Eyes Maybe next week I'll get to work in the garden and be a "whooped puppy"!

I still have 3 - 4 inches of very wet snow. I too thought I'd have some of the cool weather plants in by now but last weeks snow storm ended that possibility. I give up!
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/16/2013, 6:39 am

I keep hoping for Spring as well, but we have another storm coming tomorrow with 6-10" snow forecast! SHEESH!!! cyclops

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Post  GWN on 4/16/2013, 10:05 am

I keep trying to push the envelope..... and get things into the garden.... but alas... it froze BAAADDD last night. Potato plant that I have tried out in a pot... totally frozen. When oh when will I learn.
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Post  walshevak on 4/17/2013, 12:18 am

@GWN wrote:I keep trying to push the envelope..... and get things into the garden.... but alas... it froze BAAADDD last night. Potato plant that I have tried out in a pot... totally frozen. When oh when will I learn.

Hey, I down here in the south and I still have my peppers, tomatos and eggplants under wraps. Probably could have put them out this past weekend but with the Azelia Festival going I got nothing done. Maybe this weekend. I keep losing my great white beefsteak tomatos, either no germination or damping off. Trying one last time with some new seed. May not get any till late summer early fall at this point.

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Post  boog1 on 4/17/2013, 12:33 am

I checked the gutter garden this morning there's some arugula coming up and a few spinach jus breaking the mix checked on the ones in the basement out of 30+ plus things one yellow squash is up nuttin else thinking
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Post  greatgranny on 4/17/2013, 1:06 pm

Here is the forecast for my area:

Winter Storm Watch now in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday morning...
* Timing: snow will begin Thursday morning across western
Minnesota... with the rain snow line pushing east through the
day. All areas will experience snow by Thursday night... which
may be heavy at times.

* Snow accumulation: around 6 inches.

* Other impacts: strong north winds are expected Thursday
afternoon and Thursday night... gusting at times to 35 mph.
This will lead to some blowing snow in open areas by Thursday
night.

Transplanted the starts yesterday from the vermiculite. I thought I started them too late but I am wondering if that is not the case this spring.
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/17/2013, 2:13 pm

@greatgranny wrote:Here is the forecast for my area:

Winter Storm Watch now in effect from Thursday morning through
Friday morning...
* Timing: snow will begin Thursday morning across western
Minnesota... with the rain snow line pushing east through the
day. All areas will experience snow by Thursday night... which
may be heavy at times.

* Snow accumulation: around 6 inches.

* Other impacts: strong north winds are expected Thursday
afternoon and Thursday night... gusting at times to 35 mph.
This will lead to some blowing snow in open areas by Thursday
night.

Transplanted the starts yesterday from the vermiculite. I thought I started them too late but I am wondering if that is not the case this spring.

I am to the west of you and our Winter Storm Watch starts tonight at 7 pm through late Thursday evening.

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Post  greatgranny on 4/17/2013, 6:22 pm

They have now changed it to a warning.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from 7 am Thursday to 10 am
Friday.

* Timing: light snow will begin this evening west of a line from
Redwood Falls to Mora with a mixture of rain... sleet and snow to
the east. Precipitation will become all snow Thursday
morning... with periods of heavy snow Thursday afternoon into
Thursday night.

* Snow accumulation: 6 to 8 inches.



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Post  Goosegirl on 4/17/2013, 6:48 pm

Ours has been upgraded as well. Moved it to 10pm, but now warning instead of watch. 6-8" with possibly 'locally higher amounts'

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/17/2013, 8:07 pm

I wonder if it's part of the storm we've been getting hammered with? We have heaps of snow. Not too bitterly cold, but nice, wet snow! We have some winds moving in now making for some pretty good drifts, but I'm not going to complain. We need the moisture so bad. It's putting some of my planting a bit behind schedule, but there's still plenty of time Very Happy
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/19/2013, 8:06 pm

Low of 14F tonight. BUT the next 7 days are all supposed to have highs above freezing, and by Friday the current forecast high is for 52F!

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Post  Lillyz on 4/19/2013, 8:42 pm

It was nice and warm today. I noticed a pair of doves, robins, sparrows and the ever present squirrels in the backyard. The only things that are greening up are the daylilies, daffodils, and dandelions. The rain mixed with snow we had a couple of days ago really helped.

I raked up alot of twigs from the wind storms that we had. I think Im just going to leave them in a pile until I start a new compost pile.

I have an old water feature that I think Im going to plant with annuals and then put a bowl/cake pan in the center with water.

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Post  boog1 on 4/20/2013, 11:02 am

Thanks to Mother Nature and all you states west of me we got a slight dusting of snow last night. Shocked 2 days ago it was in the low 70's thinking guess spring went back ta sleep
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Post  boog1 on 4/20/2013, 4:02 pm

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This is suppose to be kale allso this morning I repoted some lettuce and celery the other half has been soaking in water the past couple of weeks she read a post on my Facebook page about re growing veggies so here's goes another experiment.
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Post  boog1 on 4/20/2013, 4:30 pm

Here's 2 pics of the compost tumbler I made a couple weekends ago





Total cost was 11$ for lumber,threaded rod and nuts had everything else I had on hand now if I can find a bung for it I'll be makin some compost cheers
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Post  lyndeeloo on 4/20/2013, 4:40 pm

Hi there

Great looking composter! I'm looking to build one myself, but I'm having a tough time finding the food safe shipping barrel at a reasonable price. Really want to build rather than buy. I love a good project rather than a shopping trip. Any suggestions on locating the barrel. Thanks.
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Post  boog1 on 4/20/2013, 6:00 pm

Scour the things like Craig's list, restaurants,even prisons if you have one the area most places like that get their food in bulk.
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Post  Pink Pandora on 4/20/2013, 7:31 pm

My boyfriend & I have made top bar bee hives from those barrels & mine are old Dr. Pepper syrup containers. If you live near a processing plant you might check there.
Awesome composter idea! Wish I had thought of that.

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