Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by sanderson Today at 2:19 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by sanderson Today at 2:11 am

» Hello form (near) our nation's capital!
by sanderson Today at 1:59 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson Today at 1:25 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 1:21 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by CitizenKate Today at 1:10 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals Today at 12:17 am

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by GardenLikeMad Yesterday at 11:12 pm

» Ground Cherries
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:52 pm

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:06 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:11 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 12:23 pm

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:59 am

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:14 am

» My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:06 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» Cold garage starters
by Ginger Blue 2/24/2017, 8:47 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/24/2017, 5:44 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 2:22 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 1:45 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone 2/24/2017, 9:20 am

» New compost bin and 4x8 cedar bed
by newbeone 2/24/2017, 8:29 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate 2/24/2017, 12:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising 2/23/2017, 11:49 pm

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 2/23/2017, 12:38 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Two battles were begun today.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Two battles were begun today.

Post  WardinWake on 6/6/2010, 11:13 am

Good Morning Gardeners.

Today is June 6th 2010. On this day 66 years ago the battle of D-Day began. To show just how rough the war was 33 men including my dad hit the beach. My dad was the only one from his unit to survive.

And today another, much less serious, battle was joined. That of the squash bugs and our squash plants. Neem oil was used as a preventive measure and low and behold 2 squash bugs came out of hiding. Glad to get them early.

Remember our Veterans and yes our Square Foot Gardens can be considered "Victory Gardens".

God Bless, Ward and Mary.

WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Two battles were begun today.

Post  AliSmith13 on 6/6/2010, 11:27 am

Haha...thanks for a chuckle to start my day. Smile

AliSmith13

Female Posts : 49
Join date : 2010-06-03
Age : 32
Location : Nampa, ID 5b-6a

View user profile http://aliscouponadventures.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Two battles were begun today.

Post  Theresa on 6/6/2010, 11:45 am

Ward you have a special gift for telling a story!

Theresa

FOUNDER SFG forum 2009

certified SFG instructor

Female Posts : 211
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : Illinois Z6

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Two battles were begun today.

Post  martha on 6/6/2010, 2:40 pm



Ward, please note -that emoticon is a salute - not crushing a beer can on my forehead.

All lightness aside, my hat is off to your father and doubly so for his fallen brothers. I can not imagine the impact on your father.

I will think of your story while I go out bug-hunting today.

martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Two battles were begun today.

Post  Megan on 6/6/2010, 2:46 pm

God bless, Ward. My father fought in WW2 also.

Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 49
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

D-Day

Post  trustinhart on 6/6/2010, 8:09 pm

If not for those brave men and women, we may not have the freedom to grow gardens for our own use and would probably be speaking German or Japanese.

Thank you Ward for reminding us of this aspicious event.

trustinhart

Female Posts : 165
Join date : 2010-05-24
Age : 58
Location : Zone 7 VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Two battles were begun today.

Post  LaFee on 6/7/2010, 3:40 am

I've walked those stony beaches a number of times, Ward, and I've always been in awe of the guys who gave their all (and then some). Those cliffs are not an easy climb on a nice day, and I shudder to think what it must have been like in the cold rain carrying a heavy pack and some guy shooting at you.

The rusting hulks of many of the craft still lie there in the sand...it's a beautiful place, but the sadness still lingers there.

The cemetery just a few kilometres away are a silent witness to the immense sacrifice...every American should stand there amongst the thousands of white crosses and think about what they mean.

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Two battles were begun today.

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum