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SFG, thanks....but now I'm bored!!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/5/2011, 12:56 pm

When the book says that you can cut 100% of the work down to 20%, I think it's right.

I have done all the work up front of mixing the beds, building the boxes, building and testing the hoops, installing trellises and netting, and starting seeds indoors to transplant outdoors. That has kept me busy....

Seriously, though, now I'm just supposed to sit and wait around? Watching veggies grow is akin to watching paint dry....or waiting for the phone to ring. It really drags the time out.

I don't have anything to fertilize? I don't have any weeding to do? I didn't even need to water today, and I won't need to water tomorrow, either, thanks to a good rain the other night. So, for three days now, I get to just sit on my back deck and overlook my garden?

That said, I wouldn't have it any other way. All thanks to SFG!!
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Post  jazzymaddy on 4/5/2011, 1:01 pm

Ha ha! You could come help me finish mine, and then we could catch up on all the laundry I've been neglecting...
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Post  nancy on 4/5/2011, 1:17 pm

I often find myself going down to the garden and just looking. I do like to walk around & look at all the other gardens. The plan this year is to get a chair & maybe even a small table to set up. There are lots of birds & butterflies to watch. sunny
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Post  MasonGarden on 4/5/2011, 1:23 pm

Are you talking about the Civic Garden?
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/5/2011, 1:25 pm

@nancy wrote:I often find myself going down to the garden and just looking. I do like to walk around & look at all the other gardens. The plan this year is to get a chair & maybe even a small table to set up. There are lots of birds & butterflies to watch. sunny

Oooooh, and take your camera??
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Post  quiltbea on 4/5/2011, 2:26 pm

Isn't it wonderful? This year I plan to put a chair and table beside my garden so I can just sit while I'm 'working' on my reading in the shade of the nearby garage. A birdbath will be added so those flying critters can eat their fill of pesky critters that would normally invade my garden.
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Post  nancy on 4/5/2011, 2:38 pm

MasonGarden - No - my garden is an allotment at the Mariemont Community Gardens. I have 1 25x25 space. There are about 75 plots there. I'm tossing around the idea of getting a 2nd one this year, but it seems like an awful lot of work!

I'd love to get space at Ault Park someday. I wonder what it takes to get a garden there?

I've only visited the Civic Center once. I really want to go back someday and look around. Once I go for my Master Gardener I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time there.

BYBG - I really want to get a digital camera, but for now I just use my phone. Film is getting hard to find and even harder to get developed! But the wildlife is awesome!


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Post  FarmerValerie on 4/5/2011, 2:48 pm

There's always baseball on now, you could watch that.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/5/2011, 3:01 pm

@nancy wrote:BYBG - I really want to get a digital camera, but for now I just use my phone. Film is getting hard to find and even harder to get developed! But the wildlife is awesome!

I finally made the jump to digital in 2009. It was pricey for me, but I like SLRs with the interchangeable lenses. They give me more control. However, decent point and shoots have really dropped in price. I'd look into them, personally. If someone special is looking to buy you a gift, that's a nice hint to drop.

I don't often go places without mine anymore.....after what was about a 10 year hiatus.
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