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    « 133. Summer of My Discontent? | Main | 135. My Garden Nemesis -- Well, One of Them, Anyway »

    Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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    Horsetail is good for a few things:


    Surely elastic waist pants would provide an automatic exclusion from AssWatch?


    As always, your garden inspires me to go out there and make something more of my sorry-ass vegetable patch. My bean and pea seedlings are ready to transplant, and -wonder of wonders- the ground is sufficiently prepped, too. With my own compost, to boot, so maybe I'm not doing so badly after all. But I also wanted to ask if you've ever tried growing spinach beet (aka perpetual spinach)? I find it easier and more compact than 'regular' spinach, it's a cut-and-come-again crop, with the small leaves fine for salad and the larger ones for cooking...


    We've got BEETS! And I couldn't be happier. Even though I won't eat a one.
    Now? I have to go see what a horsetail is and if I am inadvertently growing it.


    Great gardening pictures! And we just got a pear tree ourselves this year, but it's too small to even give us something embryonic. Exciting, though. You've got quite the green thumb!


    Ooooh, *pears*! Your garden pictures always make me wish I had someplace to grow things.


    Hummers have been spotted in SLC as of yesterday! Sending you and David good thoughts for the weekend.


    Sorry to hear Mr. Norma is joining the ever growing cast of knit spouses down for the count.

    If you want to run away from home I can slip you a family and friends pass. You can use them with no notice and you don't need a passport for the lower 48...Good luck!


    I just chucked half my tomato plants outside yesterday for lack of room. It's Darwinian in the veg patch now. And my spinach is spotty as well. I may plant another row on this new advice! Good luck with the recovering spouse - is yours whiney about injuries too? You'd think mine cut off his finger with a papercut...


    That probably is a pear, because if it weren't pollinated, it would have dropped off before it got that far. You might wait a while to thin and see what drops off naturally; at least apples usually drop quite a few in the next month or so. If you've got a University Extension service, they'd probably be a good source of information, leaflets, etc.


    You had me with the iris and lilacs but oh mercy... the pea plants... I've always been a sucker for the pea plants, they're so pretty. What a bounty. Good luck with your spinach!


    My mouth is watering. Is there anything more delicious than fresh peas with butter? What a grand garden!

    (See, you just start writing about anything at all, and suddenly it's a long post. Love how that happens!)

    Marcia  Cooke

    We hates the yard is full of it. As well as ajuga and a few other nasty things that make gardening NOT FUN! I envy you your tulips...not a prayer here in Deer-field, Connecticut!


    Ok. NOW it's spring - when VT has gardening photos to show off, I know it's really here!
    Will be thinking of you and yours this weekend.


    Delurking to say yes the baby pears have been pollinated otherwise there would be no bumps & the old blossoms would just fall off. Wait to see how many baby pears fall off of their own accord...June drop... then thin them.

    If you have trouble with spinach in the spring months, try Swiss chard, or 'baby beet leaves' (sold as such) we've been eating ours for weeks now, but then we live in beautiful BC.!

    I really enjoy your blog..write on.


    Yay for Spring and lovely gardening! I dig the irises and the cute little strawberry plant.


    What manner of iris is that? If I can possibly get irises to grow for me, I want those.


    We too have horsetail, but it grows by the side of the road rather than in the garden. Well, I don't actually have a garden, but if I did the horsetail would NOT be welcome. I covet your iris and lilac. My tete-a-tete daffs are beginning to fade slightly; it will be weeks and weeks until we have those other flowers. Spring is so late here the insect-eating songbirds are literally starving to death. They came more or less on schedule, but the bugs didn't emerge in time for them.


    OK, what is horsetail? Does it count for asswatch?

    Beth S.

    Yay, pin oak! :-)

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