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CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May, 2016

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Re: CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May, 2016

Post  sanderson on 5/30/2016, 3:29 pm

Petee, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Looking good!

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Re: CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May, 2016

Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/30/2016, 8:23 pm

cheers Nice start, Pete. glad you\'re here from Ohio USA , we have similar issues climate, etc. Keep us posted on your progress!

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Re: CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May, 2016

Post  Kelejan on 5/30/2016, 9:12 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:Kelejan ... We are planning a trip to Calgary to visit friends. Then we will rent a car and drive to Salmon Arm, BC to visit other friends. Should be a nice drive through the Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise, etc. I think Salmon Arm is about a 5 hour drive north-west of your location.

It would be nice if you could drop in on your way there or back, but a five hour drive is a bit much I guess. Sad

Never mind, when I win a large Lotto prize it would be my ambition to hire a car and driver and take some friends on a tour of Canada and the U.S. and visit all the lovely people I have "met" through these virtual boards.  Very Happy

Enjoy your journey Mr. and Mrs. TD, and drive safely in our mountains and passes. We even had some snow the other day.

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Post  Kelejan on 5/30/2016, 9:20 pm

glad you\'re here petee-c  happy hi 
from Kelejan :canada: your Regional Host who lives in British Columbia.

I like your garden, you have LOTS of room for expansion, it is a good idea to take it one or two beds to start with.  A big learning curve in your first year but you will have some successes and there is nothing nicer than eating something you have grown yourself.

Look forward to more pictures of your progress.

We love questions as it shows off what we have learned when we can answer.  When I first joined this Forum I was tickled pink when I answered my first question knowing that I had given the right answer.

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Re: CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May, 2016

Post  Kelejan on 5/31/2016, 9:48 pm

It's funny that when people gift me things, I have to do an awful lot of work to plant them, cook them, whatever and it is always must do it now otherwise the gift will be wasted.

Never mind, it gets me off my butt and I am getting exercise.

This morning my friend Diane brought me over a rhubarb plant.  So I looked on our SEARCH feature for rhubarb and found a ton of info there thanks to everyone over the years posting to this Forum. It is a veritable gold mine.

As a result I found a special place all to itself that it can grow to its heart's content, well away from my more formal beds.  The ground had to be cleared of everything growing in that space for the last fifteen years and I have several square feet in area that I prepared.

The rhubarb was a very nice one, so I prepared the hole and put in compost  and sprayed it with soluble mycorrhizae, planted the crown, put down newspaper then wood chips and soaked it thoroughly with rainwater.


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/31/2016, 10:21 pm

Sounds like a lucky plant! I miss my rhubarb. Might need to do something about that!

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CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in June 2016

Post  sanderson on 6/1/2016, 4:02 am

KJ,  You make planting the rhubarb sound like it spent the day at the spa.  After all that pampering, I hope you have years of successful harvests.

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN JUNE, 2016

Post  Kelejan on 6/1/2016, 10:14 am

@sanderson wrote:KJ,  You make planting the rhubarb sound like it spent the day at the spa.  After all that pampering, I hope you have years of successful harvests.

sanderson, the plant did have a nice day at the spa, but it was me that did all the work.  I am really looking forward to next year when I hope to get some reward for my efforts.

I am learning to be patient, still learning how things generally are much better the second and third years after planting perennials.  e.g. Last year, I planted some hollyhocks.  They survived the first year, just.  This year they are growing quite nicely without flopping over and the stalks are full of flowers in bud.  Can't wait to see what colours there are going to be. 

I will always remember seeing a lady gardener on PBS, perhaps 20 years ago, when she said about planting perennials, "First they sleep, then they creep, then they leap".

So I am looking for a good harvest from my rhubarb in 2018. hungry


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CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in June, 2016

Post  petee_c on 6/1/2016, 10:33 am

Trellis for peas is up. About 5' of support for the peas. 10yr old son was helpful. 

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CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in June, 2016

Post  Kelejan on 6/1/2016, 10:50 am

Things are moving along, petee.  What peas are you planting?

Does your son have to be coerced or is he a willing worker?  I hope he enjoys the peas when ready, knowing that he had a hand in it and that it affects his future with regard to producing food.  At least he will know where peas come from, and not in a can or frozen packet. Very Happy


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Hello! Greetings from Toronto!

Post  Margay77 on 6/1/2016, 7:54 pm

@petee_c wrote:Trellis for peas is up. About 5' of support for the peas. 10yr old son was helpful. 
Just wanted to say "Howdy neighbour" to welcome Petee!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/1/2016, 11:17 pm

@petee_c wrote:Trellis for peas is up. About 5' of support for the peas. 10yr old son was helpful. 

Very nice! Love your set-up! Keep us posted, OK?

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