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Lower South August

Post  mschaef on 8/5/2015, 11:03 am

Hey all its August. Where has the time gone. This month if your planning on a fall garden now is the time to start those seeds. And getting your squares ready. As for my garden I'm not going to be having a fall garden due to the fact ill be moving later this year. My summer plants are still going strong. I have cucumbers still producing, pumpkins, sunflowers, and marigolds. Hope your gardens are growing well.
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Post  kauairosina on 8/5/2015, 6:19 pm

can you move your sf frames with you?
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Re: Lower South August

Post  mschaef on 8/6/2015, 1:23 pm

Nope cause it will be an apartment for at least a year if not longer. How's you garden growing?
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Post  TCgardening on 8/6/2015, 10:46 pm

Bummer that you can't take tem with you. Maybe some container gardening will fill the need to grow.
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Post  sanderson on 8/7/2015, 3:03 am

Can you take some MM with you for the containers? Keep you "in touch" with SFG?

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Post  mschaef on 8/7/2015, 11:01 pm

Thanks all for the thought but last time I moved, about 1 1/2 years ago, hubby didn't like the idea of pots coming in the car with us since moving companies don't move soil. Maybe once we get settled I can figure out a community garden or get pots. Laughing
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Post  TCgardening on 8/8/2015, 4:46 pm

Line your hope chest with plastic and fill it with MM. No one but you will know.
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Post  sanderson on 8/9/2015, 3:29 am

Or like Walshavek did with her vermiculite. Used it as packing material in the boxes.

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Post  mschaef on 8/10/2015, 10:34 pm

Ya'll are great at making me smile. I would love to utilize these ideas and so would if the moving company didn't have to check what's in each boxes before sealing it or they want insure it or move it. Oh well...I also just found out we will be in an apartment for the next year at least. Evil or Very Mad I like having a big garden and yard. Oh well its for the best.

Now my garden update... yesterday and today I found two Hugh tomatoes horn worms/ caterpillars eating my tomatoes. Evil or Very Mad My cucumbers are dead dead and not going to make it. On a good note my basil is making a come back. Sunflowers and pumpkins are growing nice and tall. Two boxes that were heading out, they were 5 years old, got taken out so sod can be laid. All in all doing good here. How's everyone else's garden growing?
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Post  walshevak on 8/11/2015, 2:39 pm

Well I got nothing out of my summer garden, so I started seeds today for my fall/winter garden.  Spinach, chard, collards and kale. I have them in my new she-shed with the a/c.  I learned spinach will not germinate in the heat we have been having.  Also want to start some bok choy and chinese cabbage but need more seed starting mix.


 I'm trying to dig the weeds out of the pond beds for winter greens.  I need to keep the peat content high for the wicking to work so will be adding more than just compost to the beds.    All the citrus trees will go into the greenhouses, but I can put plastic over the pond beds for extended season.  Lettuce will go into cement mixing tubs closer to the house 

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Post  sanderson on 8/11/2015, 3:25 pm

She Shed! So jealous! Very Happy

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Post  TCgardening on 8/12/2015, 10:14 pm

Wholly mackerel I'm jealous too and I'm not a she!
 That's one nice gardening shed. Hope your seeds & plants appreciate all the effort that went into it.
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Post  walshevak on 8/13/2015, 10:27 pm

My cousin called it my *itch barn.  Razz   I also plan to keep all my canning equipment out there and store what I can.  Maybe next year as I got nothing to can this year.  The idea is that since I lost my garage when I moved, I needed space to put things that cannot freeze or overheat.  They don't need to be comfortable just above 40 and under 80. The only storage space in the house is in the attic and  I couldn't use that and the Rubbermaid sheds were out also.  That left the wooden barn which had one side partially burned.  (Grandson let a leaf fire get away from him a few years ago.)  The little window was a sample window a dealer gave my contractor and is not manufactured that small and the flooring was not a planned item, but in the end it is a needed climate controlled space.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/14/2015, 2:35 am

That climate control is a neat thing. We lost a bunch of paint this year because over the winter, it froze and that made it impossible to mix properly afterward. There was even a warning about that on the paint can, but we didn't see it because it was covered in paint.
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Post  walshevak on 8/14/2015, 6:21 am

@Marc Iverson wrote:That climate control is a neat thing.  We lost a bunch of paint this year because over the winter, it froze and that made it impossible to mix properly afterward.  There was even a warning about that on the paint can, but we didn't see it because it was covered in paint.
Yep, paint is headed for this area.  Also neem, bt, and copper fungicide.   Very Happy    And the worm bins.  I harvested castings on Wed morning and put the bin in the shed.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/14/2015, 9:39 am

It looks really nice, Kay!  Wish I had something that large...

Mschaef - are you still going to be in the Atlanta area?
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Post  mschaef on 8/15/2015, 11:25 pm

No I'm will not be staying in the south we are going back west. I think I should be the traveling regional host not assigned to a certain region since I keep moving. Lol. lol! I have live in Nebraska, North Carolina, Montana, and Georgia since joining the forum in 2007. We are looking at going to Colorado for numerous reasons but I truly think it will depend on if my hubby gets a job or decided to go back to school. He keeps going back and forth about what he wants to due and we have til December to figure it out so no rush right. I'll keep ya'll post here about were I'm heading and when ill be off line.
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Post  kauairosina on 8/16/2015, 4:15 pm

Thanks for sharing your plans Mschaef.  Best of luck to you and your husband.
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Post  mschaef on 8/17/2015, 11:45 pm

It rained here tonight!!!! We were getting cracks in the back yard. My tomatoes are getting black spots on the stems and leaves. Not to sure what is going on with them. Hoping its nothing serious. Time to go do some research...
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/18/2015, 6:40 pm

Dang, Kay, nice shed! And good luck, mschaef, lots of changes on the way!
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