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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2009
12:26 PM

Post #6776033

New Chat Thread...Here...http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1111944/#new 05/25/2012


New Chat Thread... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1078031/ ...New Chat Thread...2/25/10




New Thread come on over,,, http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1074535/


Come say hello... new thread 1/14/10 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1069492/


K here we are!! This thread is for Newbie information and questions, No scrambles on this thread...

To get your free seeds

Be Sure to put your dmail name and a note of wants in your envie, along with return name and address
Address exchange is here http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/
You have to add your information to be able to access everyone else's

We came from here
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1007596/



Please feel free to Dmail me with questions
Many of us "oldies" and some Newbies would like to share our seeds with those of you new to Dave's. By new, we mean you joined in the last 8 months(or so) and are a paying member.
Send me a SASBE (Self addressed, stamped bubble envelope) and we'll send you 10 packets of seeds. (Usually more, depends on our stash) That's all there is to it. Let us know you are sending your envy. Just Dmail me with sent envie today in the subject. You will get a good variety of good seeds.

If you can, stick a note in your envy and tell me they types of things you like. Veggies and Flowers, some seeds you are looking for, stuff like that. It will help me fill your envy. I can't always get just what you ask for, but will try.

Postage keeps going up so now we need five usually,

Send 5 stamps and an address label with your name on it.
4 of the stamps will go back on your return envy, the extra will go into the "pot" I don't use it for personal use, but it helps when some mail comes with postage due and when the "oldies" send boxes of seeds sometimes there is postage due.
Best thing to do is just send me an empty bubble envy with your label and stamps inside. I can use that same envy to send your seeds back. Saves that envy!!
Also, if you will scotch tape the envy to send to me, I can use the self adhesive and won't destroy your envy pulling them open when I get them.
Please make sure you put enough stamps on your envelope you send to me. An empty bubble envy is at least 84 cents, so two stamps. If you are sending seeds, it's more of course.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR D MAIL NAME WITH YOUR ENVY.

I am in the address exchange, so you know where to send the envy. If you can't find it, just d mail and I'll shoot it right to you. At the top of your home page, you'll see the link "EXTRA'S" ,Go into that link, scroll down and you'll see the address exchange this goes to the exchange http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/ you have to add yourself to the exchange then you can get my address.

Oldies! lol If you would like to donate seeds, it would be great.!! I know how much I loved it when I was new and someone sent me seeds to get me started. Now I want to pay it forward and maybe you would too.

For those of you who would like to help the newbies, but just don't have a lot of seed, if you would like to trade for seeds, that is great as well. Send seeds for the newbies and I will send you the same amount back. Put a note in with your DG name and let me know what you are looking for also.
Happy Gardening Everyone,
Robin


Be sure to check out the newest newbie games...Word Scrambles...Winners every week... Great Plants are being won every Week!!


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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 17, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #6828622

Come say hello on the chat and scramble thread... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1010521/








This message was edited Jul 23, 2009 6:07 AM
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 21, 2009
3:02 AM

Post #6844638

Here is the newest thread . http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1017284/
Come on over...
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 22, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #6850018

Bump
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 23, 2009
11:08 AM

Post #6854284

Newest Newbie Thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1010521/
Come on over...directions for seed at the top...
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

August 24, 2009
5:53 PM

Post #6983398

Hello who is here anyone?
cocoloba
St John's
Antigua and Barbuda
(Zone 10a)

August 30, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #7003367

Is my d mail name my login as in Cocolobahouse? still finding my way around this huge site. I cannot sent SAE because stamps outside US will not work. I can however send th jiffy bags. I have a lot of Macranthum seeds, anybody want?
seray53

August 30, 2009
3:29 AM

Post #7003442

Your dmail name would be cocoloba. I'm sure Arejay has out of country Newbies and finds a way to get them their seed pack. You can dmail Arejay59 by clicking on arejay59. She'll see this tomorrow and probably dmail you. So watch for that at the top of the page when you log into Dave's.

It won't take you long to get around. We check these threads often and will find you if we think you're lost. If you get stuck you can always go here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1032598/

We chat on this thread mostly. I'll watch for your post.
cjcjmass
Snellville, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2009
6:05 PM

Post #7032649

Just wondering how I can get some free seeds.

cj

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #7032696

Read the opening message at the top and it will explain how to get your seeds, cj.
Hope this helps
tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
11:18 AM

Post #7035276

This might be helpfull

Difficulty: EasyInstructionsThings You'll Need:
Beneficial plant list, to attract "good" bugs. It is extensive, so seed list will follow.
Insecticide- to kill existing bugs: Ivory Soap, two cups of water, 1/4 cup corn oil.
Preventative plant list, also to follow, no special instructions
Step 1http://www.zinkwazi.com/blog/index.php?showimage=773Put in plants from the following list to ATTRACT BENEFICIAL insects (preventative plants are listed below).

Step 2Note, some of the following are considered weeds-(list thanks to http://www.thriftyfun.com):

To attract ladybugs which eat aphids: parsley, wild buckwheat, white sweet clover, tansy, sweet fennel, sweet alyssum, spearmint, Queen Anne's lace, hairy vetch, flowering buckwheat, crimson clover, cowpeas, common knotweed, caraway and black locust.

Marigolds also attract hover flies.

Sunflowers attract aphids AWAY from other plants and are hearty enough to withstand them.

Dill attracts aphid predators and parasites.

Asters attract Honeybees and Ichneumonid wasps.

Step 3Insecticide: Put one bar of Ivory Soap into the two cups of water and let it sit till the soap dissolves.

Separate what's left of the solids and discard.

Mix with the corn oil in a spray bottle.

Shake

Apply to whole plant, including the tops and bottoms of the leaves.

Step 4Put in plants from the following List to PREVENT harmful insects. Simply scatter them among the existing plants, or set them in a border around the perimeter of your garden. Different people recommend different methods. Some plants attract harmful insects, so you may want to plant them somewhat separate from your garden.

Step 5Plant mint, marigolds, borage, garlic and basil (yum!) to keep out a general host of bugs. More specifically:

Interplant Radish in your rows to keep away Striped Cucumber Beetle and Root-knot nematodes.

Japanese beetles are repelled by chrysanthemums, chives and catnip
Nasturtium repels Colorado Potato Beetle.

Marigolds repel these harmful insects: Colorado Potato Beetles, Root nematodes, Mexican bean beetles, aphids.

Rue discourages most types of worms and leaf chewers.

Yarrow attracts hover flies, lady beetles and parasitic wasps AWAY from your plants

Tubby









tubbytee
Ames, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #7035292

I Just googled (plants that repel bugs) there were lots of them to read..
This is Another..pretty much the same

Garlic
Fresh garlic planted in the vegetable garden repels aphids and Japanese beetles. Moles and mice will not eat your onions if you plant garlic among the onion plants.

Plant a clove of unpeeled garlic at regular intervals by pushing the large end of the clove into the dirt with the pointed end just under the surface of the soil.

When the garlic blooms, harvest the fresh garlic for household use and replant another clove for continuous protection.
Chives and Leeks
Consider chives and leeks to repel the carrot fly. Carrot flies do not just attack carrots. These are easy plants to use and they will improve the garden health as well.
Borage
The tomato worm will scurry away if you plant borage and tomato plants together. Borage is a starflower and an annual herb. Use it to flavor foods while cooking as well.

Slugs will not go near spinach. So, plant spinach anywhere you can. Use the fresh spinach leaves in salads.
Herbs
Mint and rosemary, when planted in the vegetable or flower garden, discourage insects from laying eggs. The cabbage moth, in particular, will no longer be a problem.

Thyme plants repel cabbageworms. This is an herb as well; simply pinch some fresh leaves when desired for cooking.
Tansy and Mint
Tansy, an herb, keeps mosquitoes and beetles away. Plant tansy in the garden or in containers on the deck and windowsills. Achieve the same effect by planting tansy indoors.

Mint and tansy planted together keeps ants at bay. Plant these herbs indoors or out. Place the plants near a windowsill or an entrance that ants use.
Marigolds
Many gardeners use marigolds in the vegetable garden in addition to the flower garden to deter insects and bugs. Japanese beetles and nematodes will not be around to cause damage to your plants if marigolds are planted nearby.
Insect Resistant Plants
Buy new plants that are insect resistant. Many plants are now hybrids with natural resistance qualities in the plant itself.

Using natural plants, insect-resistant plants and herbs, is a win-win situation for you. You will have fewer bugs to fight and you will now have fresh herbs for the dinner table.

Tubby
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2009
11:31 AM

Post #7035295

Thank You Tubby!!!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 7, 2009
1:08 PM

Post #7035501

Very informative. Thank you very much. I have most of these things so just have to
put in in different locations to work. Thanks very nuch
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 10, 2009
4:56 PM

Post #7047782

Robin you have a package on it's way to you.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2009
1:44 PM

Post #7050912

Whats in the package Mindy?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2009
6:09 PM

Post #7051826

Seeds. seeds and more seeds. All vegetables I think.
LollyJean
Florence, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 11, 2009
6:56 PM

Post #7051994

I'm making a spreadsheet to keep track of all of the seeds that I'm going to plant; what they are, colors, heights, when in bloom, etc.. My DH is laughing at me. Have I gone overboard? How do you guys keep track of everything?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 11, 2009
10:20 PM

Post #7052630

If you asked for vegetables it is probably vegetables!! LJ Mindy is great with a spreadsheet!!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 11, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #7052789

LollyJean I did start one this past spring even figured out how to get it to calculate the sow indoors date and last date to sow for a fall crop. I just play with it off and on to bug one of my brothers in law. By the way Robin, he just laughed his head off when I told him my way was simpler than what he told me to do. Poor man is a technical nut and likes to do it the hard way. I'm too well trained in efficency to do it that way LOL.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #7056172

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037637/
Lasagna bed gardening I think!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2009
8:13 PM

Post #7074926

Frost dates http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/a/average_frost_dates
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2009
8:14 PM

Post #7074934

Oh I book marked that arejay, good info.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2009
1:17 PM

Post #7080692

Dont look unless you are ready to pay the piper http://www.tempotwo.com.au/New_Introductions.html#0
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2009
1:53 PM

Post #7080779

Well what does that mean I looked and it froze my computer up What the heck?
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

September 19, 2009
2:01 PM

Post #7080800

Those are some really beautiful irises...WOW!!! I want some...Hubby said I better get a job, if im gonna keep buying irises... I think he just wants to get me out of his garden spot lol...
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #7080802

I like the peach one and the ones that look like fancy bowls.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #7080805

wouldn't doubt it, men (bless their hearts) are like that.
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #7080855

Well I finally got in . Jeesh I wish I had some money I think I would buy them all.
Mitt
Philadelphia, PA

September 19, 2009
2:25 PM

Post #7080871

Flower
The new intros usually go for $50 - $60. You better plan on winning the lottery
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2009
2:26 PM

Post #7080875

Yeah I know that. That is the reason I said I wish I had some money LOL
seray53

September 19, 2009
6:39 PM

Post #7081563

That's a bargain. The new daylilies go for $100 to $300. Depending on the hybridizer. LOL
cocoloba
St John's
Antigua and Barbuda
(Zone 10a)

September 21, 2009
11:14 PM

Post #7089208

I sent some seeds from Cocoloba (Antigua & Barbuda) was it Arejay ...not sure, anybody recived? Sent pepper sauce to Ma Vie and she didn't receive, oh dear, customs again?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #7089464

OH Coco Thank You I was just looking for you. I thought you were lost and poof there you are. I have not recieved them yet but I have gooten things from countries other than yours and found that it cometimes takes 20 to 30 days. I will continue to hope. Good to hear from you.
Robin
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #7089718

Great Info here http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/17/
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2009
4:48 AM

Post #7090558

Arejay,
Thanks for the heads up on the compost article. We are composting for the first time and yes, we did put weeds in the pile with all the tomato skins from the tomatoes I canned over the past 2 weeks. I could just scream.

Also, is the offer of seeds for newbies still available? While a newbie to this site my hollyhocks and hibiscus have been abundant seeders this year. I could certainly add to the stash if needed.

Thanks again,
Cris
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 22, 2009
10:16 AM

Post #7090956

Hi Cris,
Good to hear from you. Dont worry the compost will do what it is meant to do. The newbie offer is still open and new seed is also always welcome!! Come over to the chat thread and introduce yourself. We love company and we are always starting and sharing some new project. Here is the link
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1039530/
My address is in the address exchange
http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/
Robin


arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7102971

cocoloba
I got the seed today they are beautiful !! So different then anything we already have in the newbie pot!! Thank You!!
Robin
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2009
12:24 AM

Post #7114527

Did everyone read this its incredible!! I also hear tomatoes can be winter sown maybe plant the paper towel this fall???
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2639/

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2009
12:29 AM

Post #7114547

That sounds very doable. I will have to tell
my DH and let him give it a try. Thanks
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2009
7:24 PM

Post #7155280

Hi Everyone
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #7165662

Hi Mindy what are you doing ? Did you check out the winter sowing?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 13, 2009
9:25 PM

Post #7165816

HI Robin I've been keeping an eye on the winter sowing forum.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2009
11:27 PM

Post #7166129

What did you think of the saving tomato seeds without fermentation.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2009
12:29 PM

Post #7167432

It might be OK for short term storeage like planting the very next season but don't think I'd want to use it for long term storage of the seeds.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 14, 2009
3:10 PM

Post #7167928

But you think they will grow for the next season?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #7167973

Volunteers come up without fermentation, so why not?
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2009
3:30 PM

Post #7168012

Well I've read that when chickens eat tomato seeds then you compost their waste and use it in your garden a couple years later you're likely to see tomatoes come up. You can always try a few done that way and see what happens.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #7168045

I heard that too! And I always have them popping up in the compost pile too, along with potatoes once in a while - lol.
seray53

October 14, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #7168070

Tomato sprouts from compost. LOL I could feed the neighborhood. I say try both ways then you'll know.

Good Morning Everyone!!!
Lemkegarden
Currie, NC
(Zone 8b)

October 14, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #7168258

I am a newbie and would love to take you up on this offer. I will send out my sase today. Thank you very much.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 14, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #7168737

Welcome Lemkegarden. Arejay will be happy to get your envie and fill it with seeds. Hope you come and join us on the New Bee Chat thread too. We love company.
mollymistsmith
Valdosta, GA
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2009
3:24 PM

Post #7171839

I'm sorry I am so late in letting you know that I received my seeds. Thank you so much for the great seeds.

Tami :)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #7176493

Welcome Lemkegarden and mollymistsmith. I will be watching for your envie and not late Tami just the right time. I want to thank Barb from Fate Texas for the seed also. So nice of you. I would send you a dmail if I knew your dg name...so thank you.

This message was edited Oct 17, 2009 6:27 AM
yvmamoran
South Boardman, MI

October 17, 2009
11:51 AM

Post #7178726

So I think I have figured out the trade business. I would like some flower seeds or herb seeds. This may take all day to figure out the whole map-Need a GPS. I will send a SASBE soon. If I need to do anything else let me know.
I would like to include seeds for your newbie give aways. My Lupine has gone crazy this year. I also have Colombine seeds. Will include details with what I send

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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
5:25 PM

Post #7179533

yvmamoran I will be watching for your envie!!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
5:42 PM

Post #7179570

I am also a newbie and will send a SASE for any seeds you care to send as I have nothing except a Tansy plant sent by a nice lady in NW KY.
Mary
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
8:10 PM

Post #7179929

Welcome Mary hope you enjoy it here with us. We are practically neighbors I live in the Monticello area and grew up in Pulaski Co.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
9:42 PM

Post #7180193

Hi Mary,
I will be watching for your envie, I will fill it up and you will have more that just tansy and plenty to share next year...
Robin
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #7180381

Thank You Christina C from NJ. The seeds arrived!!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #7180552

Thank you Mindy. Nice to know someone is close for me to talk garden with.
Robin, your envie will go out in the mail Monday. Already got it made out. I am also going to try some of the strawbale gardening that Kent wrote about. As I have a bad back it may help with my gardening.
Mary
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #7180579

Anytime Mary. I'm in Somerset about every 2 weeks or so so hollar if you need anything.
Margaret
Lemkegarden
Currie, NC
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2009
2:42 PM

Post #7203313

I received my package of seeds yesterday. I have so many different types of veggies for my spring garden. Thank you so much for helping me out. Between your pack and butterflychaser, I will have beautiful flowers and plenty of fresh food from my own garden to enjoy.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7204010

Great Lemkegarden. Hope they grow for you.
enidcandles
Enid, OK

October 27, 2009
2:12 PM

Post #7213311

Found you!! Ha - I feel so "smart" today. My envy goes out today for my newbie seed - I am so excited!! I am sending along some extra postage for your "pot" - my very small contribution to paying it forward.
Lori
flowerfantasy
Washington, IN
(Zone 6a)

October 27, 2009
3:10 PM

Post #7213459

Welcome enidcandles !!!!!! Glad you finally caught up with us Yippee !!!!!
enidcandles
Enid, OK

October 28, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #7215215

Ok, one of those days!!
Exhausted from a LONG day in everyones garden but mine. Typed up the details here, decided it belonged in my blog. Copy, paste - crap, Trina's addy from where I sent her my envy earlier today.
Oh well - I will type it up in my blog again later - right now I need a shower!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #7216846

Welcome Enid I will be watching for your envie... Be sure to come over and introduce yourself on the shatter thread. Here is the link. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1047751/
Robin
zinniared
Virginia Beach, VA
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7218120

Hi. I subscribed Oct 18th this month. I registered in April for free and only
browsed once in awhile. I am still a Newbie? Would like to send an envelope.
Linda
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 28, 2009
10:50 PM

Post #7218134

Semd that envie in LInda. You are a newbie for 8 months after becoming a paying subscriber. Arejay has all kinds of seeds waiting to send out. Be sure to let her know what you like and colors. And welcome to Dave's
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2009
2:29 PM

Post #7220181

Morning Mindy, thanks for having my back!!
Hi Zinnia...you have Dmail.
Be sure to visit the chatter thread Zinnia introduce yourself ... here is the link
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1047751/
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2009
4:09 PM

Post #7220504

Morning Arejay now if I can just figure out that having your back part I'll be having a good day LOL.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2009
10:09 AM

Post #7226598

Having my back meant keeping an eye on the questions, and helping when you can!!!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #7226712

Oh Ok I was close anyway LOL around here we call it watching your back. Have a good day we are getting heavy rain here.
cedarcottage
Madison, MS

October 31, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #7227916

Hi

I'm new here and would like to know the best medium for starting seeds, I have a grow light. I'm in zone 8, when do you start growing seeds?


Cedar cottage
sue
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2009
6:39 PM

Post #7230524

Hi Sue
So nice to meet you. I am in zone 5 click over to the chatter thread here and lets see if someone there can help.
What are you planting?
Robin
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1047751/
jtquilter
Capon Bridge, WV

November 2, 2009
10:46 PM

Post #7234881

Hi,
I'm very excited about your offering of seeds for newbies. I do have seeds I can mail to you with my envelope...just not sure where to mail it!
Thanks, Julie
enidcandles
Enid, OK

November 3, 2009
12:02 AM

Post #7235192

Hi Julie - I am new too, but if you will look up arejay59's address, she can hook you up! Or drop her a dmail - she is sending mine as we speak.. I am so excited, can't wait to get them!!
Lori
Oh, you find the addresses under extras at the top of your home page. Shoot me a dmail if you need more help.
Pacer32
Hinsdale, NH
(Zone 4a)

November 3, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #7235843

Hi !

I am an old newbie, but now that I don't work anymore, I am hoping to do some gardening. I went looking for info on
a plant that was given to me by a very dear friend who passed away before she could tell me about it! Looking thru
your plants, it looks llike an hoya compacta. It is just one strand (?) that's very curly and I have it in water. It has
plenty of roots, so WHAT do I do now? Also i'm not very good at working computers !! LOL

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2009
4:57 AM

Post #7236239

Hi Julie and Pacer and welcome!!

Join us on our chat thread and I'm sure someone can answer your questions . . .

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1047751/

Kelly
Tropicool
Orange Park, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2009
5:04 AM

Post #7236256

Well, it looks like this thread is still open, so why not!?

I'd love to get some canna, lily, or other tropical seeds. Flamethrower palms? I'll send my envie tomorrow. What size bubble envie do you need for this?

Thanks!

Tropicool

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2009
5:11 AM

Post #7236275

This one's always open so newbies can find the directions for the free seeds - lol. Just the average size bubble envie is fine - not the giant ones.

Send your "wish list" in your envie. Arejay is really good about checking your list and if she has it you'll get it!

Welcome!

Kelly
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2009
11:27 AM

Post #7236517

Good Morning.
Kelly, JT, Tropicool,Pacer , Endi, and everyone else. Is everyone all set with place to send their envies?
Be sure to come over and introduce yourself on the chatter thread!! We love New Bees
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1047751/
cedarcottage did you find some answers? I am pretty sure there is also a zone 8 forum and Kelly there is in zone 9 I bet she knows good stuff about zone 8???? Right KT2?
Here is a link to some zone 8 info too on a google document
http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AbOiph5pgMVfZGZrdHY5dmpfMGhjZnB0dmY3&hl=en
Pacer32 do you have pictures of your Hoya that you can share? Here is a link to some information on it.
hoya compacta http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53915/
Ok here is the test we will see if all the links work today. If not dmail me...
Robin
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #7236518

Oh look at that...they all work!! Yeay *\0/*

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2009
3:15 PM

Post #7237051

She got it right! Way to go Robin - lol...

I'm in 9a, but I'm also in the desert - lol. We have a very unique growing situation here.
Seed starting can be done in many ways. Personally, I prefer to direct sow seeds based on the planting calendar for my area. Lots of people use peat pellets. You can also use a sterile seed starting mix like Jiffy - you can get it at all the big box stores. Whatever medium you use I would suggest mixing a dash of cinnamon with your mix before planting. That's a trick I learned from LazLo that really helps to prevent damping off of your seedlings. There is a seed germination forum where you can get specific questions answered:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/germination/all/

Or try your regional forum to get answers from people in your area... This link is to the forum page. Regional forums are all the way at the bottom:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/

Hope this helps!

Kelly (KT2)

arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2009
8:53 PM

Post #7238070

:)
Tropicool
Orange Park, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 4, 2009
4:27 AM

Post #7239581

OK, arejay, you have an envelope headed your way on Wednesday. I have some Heliconia psittacorum in there for you to add to the stash for others. Looking for tropical, tropical, tropicals! Why not take advantage of living in Fla?

Thanks!
Tropicool
Orange Park, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 5, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #7242647

Envie sent. Count the stamps - there are extras. The seeds are in there, too

I'm out of the country for the next couple of weeks, so no rush on the return...

Thanks!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #7328217

Arejay -- is this the most current thread?

anyhoo... I've got a bunch of seeds... and once i'm done with the Piggy Swap, i'll send off to you some seed packs. Most are all ready baggied up.. though one will be in bulk, but i made labels for them.

Terese
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

December 2, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #7328427

Terese this is the current Newbie thread. We haven't seen Arejay post for awhile but she'll see it when she pops back on.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 2, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #7328436

Thanks Mindy. I'm stuffing a B-envie for her.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 2, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #7328624

Hi everyone,,,Holidays are keeping me busy...but I always return...like a bad penny...Right Cue? So whats the question? Let me read and Ill be back. In a minute.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

December 2, 2009
7:00 PM

Post #7328843

Just someone checking to see if the Newbie thread was current and letting you know that soon you will get a stuffed envie of seeds for newbies.
IrisUniverse
Twinsburg, OH
(Zone 5a)

December 3, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #7330314

AreJay59 sent me over to introduce myself and join in the wild and crazy fun. I am a newbie. Went wild collecting seeds this year; my own, friends, by the library, you name it. I just renewed my Daves Garden membership today, so want to connect. Tell me what keeps you guys connected? How can I contribute to the wellbeing of this seedie group?

DJ

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 3, 2009
4:01 AM

Post #7330485

Hi DJ!

This is our latest "chat thread"...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1055568/#new

Come on over!

Kelly
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 3, 2009
10:01 AM

Post #7330818

NEW CHATTER THREAD

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1060247/

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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #7367519

New Chatter Thread 12-14-09************** http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1062818/#new ********* Come on over!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Beware of Flying snowballsOOOOOOO
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2010
11:18 PM

Post #7468224

Bumping this up before it gets lost completely
tishrh
Mount Vernon, OH

January 16, 2010
11:27 PM

Post #7468244

I know I am going to have plenty of seed leftover even after trading . I would like to donate after trading for the newbie stash ...who should I send it too?
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 16, 2010
11:37 PM

Post #7468265

Send them to arejay59. She takes care of the newbie stash.
tishrh
Mount Vernon, OH

January 16, 2010
11:38 PM

Post #7468266

okay, thank you!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 20, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #7478115

Newest Chatter thread come visit!!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1069492/
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 21, 2010
4:38 AM

Post #7481069

arejay sent my env today. donnette
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2010
2:44 PM

Post #7485213

Ok Nette I will catch it on this end and fill er up!!

New chatter thread come on over everyone
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1069492/
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 26, 2010
10:07 PM

Post #7499839

Bumping this up for newbies to find
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

January 27, 2010
2:25 AM

Post #7500676

Good idea Mindy!!
Chatter thread here come on over... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1069492/
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2010
3:28 AM

Post #7527675

Bump!!
Chatter thread come over and sit a spell...
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1072818/
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 9, 2010
4:47 AM

Post #7543748

I think it is time for a scramble!!!!
Over here>>>>>>> http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1074535/
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2010
12:39 AM

Post #7565240

Bump
Are you here Erin?
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2010
1:31 AM

Post #7565375

I am now
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2010
2:00 AM

Post #7565436

Ok!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2010
7:50 PM

Post #7587398

New Chat Thread... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1078031/ ...New Chat Thread...2/25/10
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #7589556

Take a look!! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1075326/
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2010
8:15 PM

Post #7594879

Mit took pictures of the Philly Flower Show!! http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/region_mida/all/
czimmerman00
Elk Horn, KY

March 3, 2010
6:53 PM

Post #7602690

im sending an envie. got a new place and it needs some prettying up
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 3, 2010
8:21 PM

Post #7602839

Great welcome come over to the chat thread here introduce your self and show us some pictures as you go... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1078031/
ledgegardener
Hancock, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2010
5:09 AM

Post #7620678

Thanks for the welcome Arejay59. I see you are a Maine-ah too. I am off to Ellsworth Feed for a few seed starting supplies, and will stop and get bubble wrap envelopes and stamps.

This looks like a great place - everyone is friendly and polite! I have dipped my toes into a couple of threads and was wondering how to branch out and explore more. By the way the garden watchdog has saved me money already. Phew that was a close call - was going to send an order to a mail order that had consistently bad reviews. THANKS!

Love it here!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2010
5:51 AM

Post #7620745

Ledgegardener!! Another Maine-Ah!! Yeah, we are a rare breed...Come join us on the NewBee chatter thread http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1078031/ introduce yourself . Do send me an envie...great choices of seed right now!!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2010
8:36 AM

Post #7621122

You were right Robin - another Maine-ah! LOL.

Hi ledgegardener!

As you can see I now live in Phoenix, but I'm a Maine-ah, born and raised!

Kelly
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2010
10:32 AM

Post #7621362

received my seeds today! YAY! Thanks a bunch!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2010
10:38 AM

Post #7621386

You are welcome!
ledgegardener
Hancock, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #7629338

Robin,

Envelope goes out tomorrow. What a nice way to welcome new people! There will be some extra stamps in the envelope. Someday I hope to have seeds to share as well.

The picture is lupines from last summer.

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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2010
9:56 AM

Post #7630791

We do have some beautiful Lupines here in Maine...
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2010
10:02 AM

Post #7630815

Newest Chatter thread Here!! Come on over http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1081413/
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

March 18, 2010
10:55 PM

Post #7640049

rrm iell me about mint does it go where it wonts to should i make a special place for it. nettie
ledgegardener
Hancock, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2010
5:55 AM

Post #7642673

Thanks to Lycodad for the sunflower seeds!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2010
7:55 AM

Post #7642910

Mint Nettie does overtake in some places. I love all mints and try to find a new one every year!! I plant them where I can smell them best!! If they get to big give it a yank and cut and trade!! Ledge you have met Al? He is great and loves sunflowers!!
Everyone seed packages are back in return mail!!
Robin
\First blossom of the year here!! Yeay!!

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enidcandles
Enid, OK

March 20, 2010
10:18 AM

Post #7643187

We have no blooms, I have no mint and it snowed about a foot and still coming down. Guess I will sit here and be depressed. 28 out there - it was 60 at this time yesterday - what the heck - tease a girl with warm weather then blizzard - not fair!!!

Jar, I had a thought last night - do you have an Oklahoma Rose Rock? How about a selenite crystal - those I know I can get this spring - they won't open the park until April 15, but I can go dig you some after that. This link gives you a little interesting info on the crystals. http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/saltplains/selenite.html
you never know what the formation will be from year to year. Some years you can get clusters, some years perfect hour glass, sometimes, they are short and fat and not perfectly formed. It is a crap shoot but interesting none the less. The park is only 45 minutes from the house - it was closed for a couple of years, some boy scouts found vials of chemicals and the whole park had to be checked over. In the 40's they burried stuff like mustard gas out there and blew them up...well here is an article http://enidnews.com/localnews/x518668675/Officials-speculate-chemical-at-Salt-Plains-could-be-mustard-gas

Ok, enough fun facts on Oklahoma. You guys have a great day.

enidcandles
Enid, OK

March 20, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #7643198

Oops, posted that whole mess on the wrong thread. I am going to copy and paste to the correct place.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2010
5:49 PM

Post #7643975

Enid I want some of that!!
ledgegardener
Hancock, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2010
10:52 AM

Post #7645511

Enid - oh a blizzard after 60 the day before would be heartbreaking! I know we are not out of the woods for snow yet, and it was in the 60's here yesterday.

It is dry - do need a nice soaking warm rain, but no more snow!
ledgegardener
Hancock, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2010
2:27 PM

Post #7648451

The seeds came today! All I can say is wow! It is like Christmas in March! Will get busy starting the seeds that need to get started indoors.

arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2010
3:12 PM

Post #7648578

Yeay!! I love it when people are happy!!
epilogue1212
New Haven, CT
(Zone 6a)

April 2, 2010
11:09 PM

Post #7676176

Thanks everyone!

Hi, I was a newbie last year and didn't know a seed from a pebble. Now I am growing trays of seed thanks to all the help I got from "the oldies". Thanks for all the seeds in the newbie pack, and all the friends who traded seeds and advice!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 3, 2010
3:39 AM

Post #7676297

You are welcome Epilogue
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

April 4, 2010
5:56 AM

Post #7678774

Happy Easter!!
http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-easter/videos?paidlink=1&vid=HIS_SEM_ContentNetwork&keywords=easter+traditions&utm_source=google_content&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=easter&utm_term=content_easter%20traditions#history-of-the-holidays-easter-video

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Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2010
2:39 PM

Post #7761014

bumping up
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 6, 2010
9:18 PM

Post #7771118

Lots of Newbies in Zone 7 and 8 Robin!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2010
1:56 AM

Post #7776841

Thats great Mechelle!! Did you send intro letters so they can find us?
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 9, 2010
9:58 PM

Post #7779179

Yup, sure did ! ;-)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2010
2:13 AM

Post #7779305

ok I will watch for them!! Thank you
kurlygirl
Mattoon, IL
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2010
3:05 PM

Post #7781270

I received my newbie packet today and am so excited! Thanks so much for the abundance!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2010
3:25 AM

Post #7782565

You are welcome!!
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 23, 2010
6:28 PM

Post #7821057

Bumping up before it gets lost
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2010
1:47 AM

Post #7821785

Thank You Mindy!!
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2010
6:16 AM

Post #7822155

Mindy, did you get to see the pretty "Shiraz" you sent me last year?

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Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2010
7:41 AM

Post #7822405

Mechelle are you sure that came from me LOL I remember sending someone daylilys but I never knew what color or their names were since they came from someone else who didn't tag them. Very pretty though. Mine aren't growing much too cool or something here I think.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2010
10:40 AM

Post #7822942

That one's an Asiatic Lily and I could swear it came from you, lol.. or not.. ? Maybe Mekos, lol
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2010
6:49 PM

Post #7824334

Nope wasn't me LOL I could wish though. I love lilys. Must have been Mekos or RRM or maybe Seray
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 24, 2010
8:55 PM

Post #7824698

Yea Mechelle. I think it was me. I have that same plant. I also have it in orange.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 24, 2010
9:51 PM

Post #7824823

Shoulda known better Mekos. ;-) Remember the list you sent me when I won your auction that time? I saw on there that you had sent me a red lily bulb. I still had that paper in my seed box! lol .. Well thank you, it's beautiful. I guess it's not "Shiraz".. do you know the name of it?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2010
5:01 PM

Post #7827442

Very pretty Lilly!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2010
5:04 PM

Post #7827450

Newest chatter thread come on over http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1098005/
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2010
11:00 AM

Post #7829751

I know it is an oriental lily but not sure what the exact name is, sorry. Until I came here I never kept names of stuff, just planted it. I've had those for several years. My other orange one is blooming now, will try for a picture later when stinker goes to sleep.
Have a great day you guys, will check back later.
Here is a pot I brought in a couple days ago to set by the computer. Smells good.

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MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2010
11:40 AM

Post #7829895

Stunning, Jan! I would love to come see your gardens someday. See what you get from all those Free Seeds for Newbies ? :-)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 26, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #7830022

My stuff don't always bloom all at the same time and none too many at the same area either. They are mostly scattered here and there. Lots are under the greenhouse covering in pots and lots under the shade trees in pots and lots around the ponds in ground and so ya see, pictures have to be here and there and lots of pictures to be able to see stuff. Tireing to try to get them all on here when you have to do it one at a time. My big gerber daisies are getting eaten by a big fat green worm. It eats ALL the color all the way around the bloom and all that is left is the green center. Grumbling here. Lots of bugs and snails eating everything down. Got some chrystanthimums (spelling not good)trying to bloom, but most are shedding off. My red hot pokers are blooming and the orchid primrose are in bloom. My green/yellow pokers are not ready yet, and the red false yucca not blooming yet. Those are for later on. None of my castor beans are up yet but still early for those also and my double confederate rose is sprouted and bushing out now so maybe blooms later. The datura -moon bush is already sprouted and bushy so I expect blooms soon.
I wasn't able to plant a garden this year but DH planted his pepper plants and I put out 2 tomatoe plants and from the scraps of potatoe peels I buried in the lasagna garden, I got a potatoe growing out there too. Just luck on that one.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 26, 2010
12:46 PM

Post #7830086

Hi girls!! Nice Jan How is your lasagna gardening going Mechelle how is the family?
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2010
9:49 PM

Post #7832005

Sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy Jan. Wish we lived closer to each other ;-)

Hi Robin ;-) My family is doing great. Courtney is still singing her little heart out and both the girls are out of school for summer. I miss Michael very much.. he moved back out to California a couple months ago. He calls me from time to time and seems to be happy. But I do miss him lots. My In Laws are moving here in about 10 days, so I am excited about that! How about you? How's your family doing? What have you been up to?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
4:21 AM

Post #7832338

THat is great Mechelle!! I am sure you do miss Micheal it will be a warm place to visit and collect seeds!! I have been busy spring cane like a thunderstorm here!! Planting as fast as my digger will go... we have had a wedding and a new Grandbaby all since March that kept things moving and still does and surprise another is on the way!!due date 011011.
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2010
8:59 AM

Post #7832960

Sounds good Robin ;-) Congrats on the coming arrival!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2010
9:25 AM

Post #7833068

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1101381/#new
I won't be back when they see how I feel about this NEW place they call DG. I'm sorry but I can't justify what they do and stay here. You all have my e-mail if you want to find me and maybe one day we can all be back together on another garden site.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

May 27, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #7833266

Thank you for speaking your mind Jan. We all need to follow our hearts. You always do.
I would like to share this with all of you and any that dont know me as well. I have made no decisions to go , I am sad and disappointed in the things that are going on. I am sure a solution could be found. I know there are enough of us and enough money for both sides of this fence. I hope a truce is called and a solution is found. There are real human people hurting many of them. I have watched as people go from here to there and here to there. Creating and sharing and growing.
My struggle Bench is here and all of you are welcome. Either side agree or disagree. I enjoy each of you and all of your opinions. I hope the seed I have planted grows and becomes a beautiful , beautiful garden.
Hugs,
Robin(Newbee Momma)
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/notes/robin-brann/my-struggle-bench/428937614807

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locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2010
10:33 AM

Post #7833304

Well said, my friend... And your little Brug looks fabulous - lol...
blupit007
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #7847044

Hi everyone,

Im Kristen and a newbie at Dave's Garden. Love it!!! I just started my Hibiscus Hobby and would love to meet other Hibiscus lovers. I am trying my hand at exotic hybrids and trying to make my own babies. I have never done anything like this so we shall see if I have a green thumb! Anyone want to talk? Just drop me a line. Or however this site works, I dont know yet. And what does "we came from here" mean? and Sticky's???

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Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2010
5:22 AM

Post #7847931

Welcome Blupit We came from here means there's an older thread at the link posted. Stickys are threads with good information in them that someone doesn't want lost in the threads. The Sticky keeps it at the top where it can be found easily.

Have you found the Hibiscus Forum yet? If not here's the link to it.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/hibiscus/all/

Welcome to Dave's glad you are enjoying it.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2010
10:50 AM

Post #7848772

Here is one of my hibiscus blooms, Kristen. It is light tangerine color with other colors inside.

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cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2010
3:49 PM

Post #7849675

MAH PEEPS!!!! How has all you been?? I miss all of you!!

Getting back into the swing here.. working on 3 separate gardens lol.. been recruited by friends and all.

Anyone know anything about Hosta?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #7849828

I got a couple plants and lots of seeds of Hosta, does that count? My hosta is green with white edges outlineing the leaf with lavender blooms. I got lots of mixed seeds and some seeds of blue angel hosta.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 1, 2010
4:57 PM

Post #7849836

oh oh oh!! Mekos!!! where did you get them? Where can I get them?? are they hard to grow from seed???
blupit007
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2010
5:34 PM

Post #7849964

Great to meet all of you. Yes, the hibiscus forum was my first spot.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #7850014

Ki Kristen welcome to the newbees!! Meko, Mindy and Cue too wow!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2010
5:56 PM

Post #7850023

Not hard to grow at all. I'll put seeds in the envelope right now before I forget and send them off tomorrow. Toss me your address quick. I always get the 2 of yous mixed up. I'll put in the mixed ones-lots of different kinds , and some of the blue angel.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2010
6:19 PM

Post #7850080

Never mind on the addy, I found it. Got it all ready to go out the door. You should get a BUNCH of plants from these seeds. One pack has 11 different varieties and one has blue angel. Enjoy.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 1, 2010
6:19 PM

Post #7850081

Never mind on the addy, I found it. Got it all ready to go out the door. You should get a BUNCH of plants from these seeds. One pack has 11 different varieties and one has blue angel. Enjoy. Goodnight all.
blupit007
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2010
6:34 PM

Post #7850126

Does anyone have any tropical hibiscus seeds? You know, the exotic hybrid ones with the pretty colors. I am looking for some if anyone would like to send. I haven't been able to make my own creations, they are all brand new. Im so new at this hobby, cant wait to get started!
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2010
8:41 PM

Post #7850606

Hi blupit! Nice to see you here. Hope you are enjoying DG. Sooo nice to see everyone here today..

I don't have any tropical hibiscus seeds but I do have some Hardy Hibiscus if you'd like some of those. Just let me know.

blupit007
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

June 1, 2010
9:06 PM

Post #7850662

Hi Mechelle,
What color is your hardy? I have a beautiful deep red growing in my garden, and supposidly a white and red that has not peaked his sprouts yet. Bout to give up on that one. But would love some. Would I be able to start them in my greenhouse pot and transplant this year, or would you wait and start them early next spring. We have a short season in CT.
Great talking with ya!
~Kristen
MechelleT
Middleton, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2010
9:59 PM

Post #7850759

Hi Kristen!
I will shoot you a dmail in the morning and let you know which ones I've got. I would say you could start them in the greenhouse and transplant next late spring. I started a few indoors last fall and over wintered them and traded a couple and planted a couple this spring. We will have to check and see if the ones I have are hardy in your zone. Will dmail you in the morning ;-)
Mechelle

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
9:53 AM

Post #7851906

Hi Kristen! Nice to see you...

Cue - I'll forward you the hosta seeds if our friend sends them to the wrong Kelly again - lol. Just messin' with you mekos;o)
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
12:55 PM

Post #7852483

lol... poor Mekos... she cant tell the Kelly twins apart... heres a hint.. one of us has a halo, the other has horns..rotfl

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
2:00 PM

Post #7852658

She's the one with the horns:P
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

June 2, 2010
2:50 PM

Post #7852800

the horns and the invisible friend!
enidcandles
Enid, OK

June 2, 2010
3:00 PM

Post #7852826

Has the heat gotten to you guys? My once fairly normal buddies have gone wacko.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7852845

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Don't talk about Lucy like that...
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #7852848

nah, we've always been this crazy.. we were just good at hiding it..LOL
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
3:12 PM

Post #7852859

invisible?? INVISIBLE????? I'll have you know Lucy is VERY visible... she just likes to lurk in dark corners waiting for the occasional snack... erm.. I mean guest. Yeah, thats what I meant.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7852902

HI Lucy! I could have used her last week. Why didn't I think of her then?!?
Cue, the seeds went out this morning and you should have enough plants to sell and make a small fortune. One pack has 11 different varieties in it mixed together and the other only has blue angel. It has blue leaves.
Hope you enjoy.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 2, 2010
3:39 PM

Post #7852938

Thank you so much Mekos! I'll do my best not to kill em and make you proud!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 2, 2010
6:26 PM

Post #7853494

Show us sprouts. You probably will have enough to start your own store.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
7:37 AM

Post #7957156

Gone FIshin!! I will be back July 24th!! God Bless be safe.
Robin

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #7957520

Look what I got bloomed open today! Smells heavenly too. Yellow Lotus.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:21 AM

Post #7957523

This one will be open soon. I think it is either mrs. Perry D. Slocum or First Lady.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:22 AM

Post #7957529

Water Hyacinth.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:23 AM

Post #7957530

Pink water lily.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:29 AM

Post #7957552

Dark Daylily.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:30 AM

Post #7957556

Light colored daylily.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:30 AM

Post #7957558

Another daylily.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

July 10, 2010
10:32 AM

Post #7957563

Hurry back Robin, and take lots of pictures of Moose lagoon. BIG SMILEY!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2010
4:04 AM

Post #8098161

Hmm I missed the conversation here...Im here...bump Nice Shots Jan!! Last of my tomatoes...

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marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2010
5:04 AM

Post #8098214

Good morning Robin. I'm trying to type with a kitten demanding to be petted. And people ask why we named him 'Troubles'.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2010
5:36 AM

Post #8098260

Man, this is the onliest place where you can go from 100 degree heat of July to fall cool off of September in a split second????? I musta slept like rumplestiltskin.????
Beam me up scotty, I got to go supervise Mom's house remodeling. Hugs everyone!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #8098346

That's a great Kitty name Marti!! Morning Jan..its cold here...I had the heater on yesterday looks like I will be repeating that today,

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lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2010
7:04 AM

Post #8098404

Getting chilly around here,too Robin. Seems like it hit all too soon after that 90's spell we've had most all summer long.

Al
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 14, 2010
7:49 AM

Post #8098484

We're still IN the 90's!!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2010
8:50 AM

Post #8098618

60 here!! But Im not complaining it has been 90 all summer!!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2010
9:07 AM

Post #8098649

We're in the triple digits all week - when will it ever end?!?! LOL

Nights are cooling off though - in the upper 70s - beautiful!
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2010
10:01 AM

Post #8098724

If it gets any colder, Kelly, I'll be readyto fly back.

Al

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 14, 2010
12:50 PM

Post #8098989

Come on back Al - the best time of year in the desert is almost upon us!
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 14, 2010
1:52 PM

Post #8099081

One of the nicest vacations ever in Sedona last March. Weather was beautiful.

Al
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2010
4:36 PM

Post #8099376

Well, we finished the kitchen and now got to do the dining room tomorrowand iffin I survive this, NOBODY could get me to do any of this again at all! My supervising days are done! More work than when I actually did it myself a few years ago. ( o^^o )
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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 14, 2010
6:50 PM

Post #8099651

Oh! Pick me if you ever have to do it again! I'll come! I love doing stuff like that! If I had money, I'd remodel every room! Don't matter if they need it or not, lol!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 14, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #8099685

YOU got more energy than I do for sure! Next time you do it and I'll stay home.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 14, 2010
8:13 PM

Post #8099798

Ok! Would love to! Wish I was closer, would have loved to help!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2010
2:13 AM

Post #8100049

:0)
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2010
5:48 AM

Post #8100231

Okay - Summer's over, Wifey's back in school and I'm remodeling and refinishing. Moving lots of furniture to sand and stain old maple flooring. We removed loads of old carpeting and discovered a beautiful maple underlayment but it needs serious refinishing. This is a major project, but I've some spare time now and a couple of big kids to help with the heavy moving.

I think we got inspired after visiting all those old restored houses in Rhode Island, got to quit doing that! Now we're painting and fixing everything.

Al
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2010
6:07 AM

Post #8100263

OH GOSH AL. How long would it take to fly here with them two big boys to move heavy furniture. I think both my sons ruined their backs yesterday. IF I JUST MAKE IT THROUGH TODAY! (I'll be singing ,OH HAPPY DAY!)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2010
6:07 AM

Post #8100264

Oh AL...I have been remodeling the same kitchen for three years...Have fun with yours fall project!!

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locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2010
1:25 PM

Post #8100926

Oooohhh - your leaves are changing colors! My favorite time of year in Maine - fall!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2010
2:27 PM

Post #8100994

OH HAPPY DAY!!! OH HAPPY DAY, I made it home, to wash all the dirt away!
OH HAPPY DAY! OH HAPPY DAY!!! Next time they need this done,
they better hire someone! OH HAPPY DAY! OH HAPPY DAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

September 15, 2010
2:46 PM

Post #8101020

Guess you made it through today - lol!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2010
4:22 PM

Post #8101141

YA THINK?????? LOL ;0)
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

September 15, 2010
8:56 PM

Post #8101535

WooHoo! Are you all done with the remodeling now? Sit down, relax, have a mojito or 2!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2010
9:19 PM

Post #8101561

Got to go to bed. It's after midnight for me. 12:18 am now. I'm all worn out. HUGS and will be praying for the baby too. Hope she does great and they won't have to deliver her early.
Miracles do happen!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2010
7:28 PM

Post #8105108

Hugs Jan
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2010
8:54 PM

Post #8105228

Back at ya, John Boy! :-)

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2010
2:53 PM

Post #8132086

Hi Robin

I got my bubble mailer into the mail today. I know I listed a huge number of "Wants" that are much too specific, but anything including surprises would be very appreciated.

I'm a New Bee at DG (hmm, Romper Room rhymes?) not an Old Bee, but I included some seeds that I propagated or bought, just to throw them into the kitty.

And a few yellow cherry tomatoes called "Sweet Gold" for you in the plastic tube.
They are from Renee's Garden Item # 5780, the "Garden Candy" Tricolor Mix.
I picked out the yellow ones for you.

Renee says:
7-14 days to germinate
5-7 feet tall
transplant to harvest approx 65 days
http://www.reneesgarden.com/seeds/packpg/veg/tomato-gardencandy.htm


They might be this F1 cultivar, but I read that the plant does not set seed :
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65998/

If that is what these are, they are an early variety, DG says 55-68 days, Fusarium Wilt (F) & Tobacco Mosaic (T).
Spacing 24-36".

Corey

P.S. Sorry the USPS clerk slapped a huge label over most of the mailer. I had tried to set it up to be easy for you to re-use!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #8132157

Not to worry I have gotten pretty good over time I can wrangle down those envies and make them do what I tell them to these days!! Thank You so much Corey !! I love tomatoes...Plain tomatoes,cooked tomatoes tomato sandwiches...I have never met a tomato I didn't love!!

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RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #8132240

I wonder whicfh of has a longer HOT part of the summer? I'm in Zone 8a, where it never gets really COLD.

But also, it never gets really HOT, and nights are almost always cool even in July and August.

I have yet to learn whether tomatoes or pepers can be grown here.

BTW, will you be in the "tomato & pepper swap" run by hmacdona in Canada?
They sound like tomato gurus.
Come join us! 3rd Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1125859/

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2010
6:03 PM

Post #8132343

Thats a good question Corey!! I dont know if you can grow tomatoes with out any cooler weather,,,but I would sure try...you could take coolers of ice out like they turn lights on and start little fires to keep things warm in Florida when it gets cold!! Thank you for the invite...I will be over to see what is going on over there...

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #8132389

I didn't even think of that! I was saying we did not have enough HEAT accumulation, but you're pointing out it may be too mild (warm) for some of their needs!

Now I have TWO things to worry about! :-)

I do plan to try. Somewhere I got the notion that cherry tomatoes may be less heat-needing than big tomatoes ... I thought I would start there.

It certainly seems to be a big and well-organized swap. There were 85 people at last count. I think the deadline is around Nov 1 for sending our seeds (to be received in Canada by Nov 15).

Heather (I guess not a guy after all) uses a "centralized" system where we all send seeds and "Want" lists to her, and then she sends back to us as much of what we asked for as is available.

I'm about to change my "Want" list to include squirrel-repelling hot peppers.

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2010
5:23 AM

Post #8132801

Just add lard to the hottest...pepper flakes and smooth it on...Im not sure the lack of heat is the problem (sun...maybe) is it sunny there? It is cold here too...as a matter of fact if you look at mapquest we are directly across from each other...here are the tomatoes that are still on the vine

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lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2010
7:03 AM

Post #8132917

I still have a few tomatoes, too, Robin. My Supersweet 100 cherry tomatoes are over 8' tall and still producing well. I have a few Big Beef still on the vine and edible, but that may change fast if we get a frost within the next week or two.

Al
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 2, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #8132936

Thats funnny! I planted 20 tomato plants and only 3 are growing well, but only 2 have started putting on tomatoes. I now have 4 tomatoes between 2 plants.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 2, 2010
8:59 AM

Post #8133082

arejay59,

Do you still have seeds available? I love flowers and herbs. I have always had the regular plants like my mom had: zinnia, geranium, hibiscus, etc. I'm interested in some of the more specific plants that attract hummers and butterflies, and the pretty blooming plants. I would love perinniels, but would like annuals too. My 'want list' just keeps growing! LOL

Thanks so much! ! ! !

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 2, 2010
10:44 AM

Post #8133202

>> Just add lard to the hottest...pepper flakes and smooth it on...

Thanks, but ... I hope you mean "coat the bulbs" and not "slather lard over top the soil". That makes sense: glue the pepper to the bulbs.

I see Crisco in the cupboard, would that work, or should I look for real lard?

RE: tomatoes & peppers
>> Im not sure the lack of heat is the problem (sun...maybe) is it sunny there?

The "summer" is actually sunny here, just not hot (barely warm by NJ/CT standards). I suspect that coastal WA is both cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than Maine: prevailing winds come from the Pacific and moderate everything - and dump rain on everything until you get to the mountains ... then its almost "high desert" by comparison.

Far north, but mild. I'm only a few miles from part of Puget Sound.

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2010
11:19 AM

Post #8133256

Not on the bulbs Corey ...I dont think the bulbs would be able to breath...hmm do you put the pepper flakes on the bublbs before you plant them? My squirrels knock on wood are to lazy to dig down for anything they climb the birdfeeders so the lard or yes crisco works for me...
Not on the bulbs though I dont think...

Crit yes still have seeds all kinds.Attracting hummers seems to be the favorite of most!! Look at the first post it will tell you what to do...
Robin
Marti that was my plants last year..I started 400 everyone knows the story...I picked maybe 3 tomotoes... THis year I planted two dozen maybe and the one I planted off from everything else in with my hebs as you can see my basil in the picture was the best off all of them I have pick like 12 off it already and three or four more if I am lucky...Soon Al...my yellow cherry tomato plant which I love the fruit of it..I dont know the true name for it..are so delicious..I dont know if the saved seed will work or not but Im going to try!!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 2, 2010
11:24 AM

Post #8133264

>> Not on the bulbs Corey ...I dont think the bulbs would be able to breath...hmm do you put the pepper flakes on the bublbs before you plant them?

This is my first time planting bulbs, ever. As a kid, Mom did the planting and I did the digging, mowing and unskilled weeding.

Are you saying to actually smear lard or Crisco on top of the soil? The squirrels and I are both going "EWWWWW!" (But whatever works ...)

I've just been told elsewhere that cats or squirrels may touch pepper flakes with their paws, then rub their eyes ... then scratch their own eyes out trying to get rid of the burn. I think I've heard "scatter pepper to repel pests" a few hundred times, but that was the first time I heard "scratch their own eyes out"

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2010
1:52 PM

Post #8133393

Ive never heard that...My cats just stay away from it...Have you used pepper flakes before?

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 2, 2010
4:11 PM

Post #8133594

I haven't yet. But I'm having trouble looking at foods I bought in the store and thinking "scratching its eyes out".

Maybe the peppers that are 25-billion on the hotness scale, as a fine dust and lots of it when the soil is dry ... but flakes of normal food-grade hot peppers? Under a chicken-wire cage?

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2010
9:04 AM

Post #8134686

Great plan!! Yes I use the hottest pepper flakes food grade I can find...the chicken wire cage is brilliant!! I had a frost last night and id did not kill the few blossoms I had left !!!

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 3, 2010
12:47 PM

Post #8134991

i can't find the post about the chicken wire. Where is it or what was it about?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2010
5:25 PM

Post #8135438

So sad Robin - my Mom said they had a frost last night too... I sure miss the seasons in Maine but not that cold cold winter...

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2010
7:53 PM

Post #8135820

Crit,

RE: chicken wire
Post #8132263
Post #8134241

I mentioned that I was trying to protect bulbs from squirrels with chicken wire netting.

Since they can chew through it or burrow under it when motivated, I now have a second line of defense. Flakes of red "Szechuan-looking" hot pepper are sprinkled beneath the chicken wire. Also, under the netting, I sprinkled some "Guajillo Molido" chili-powder that has a strong unusual odor. Hopefully the odor will de-motivate them from chewing through the netting, and the netting and flakes will keep them from getting the damp powder on their paws. And if they can't smell the bulbs, maybe they won't try.

And these aren't "cyto-toxic-level" peppers. To be humane, I tested them on myself first.

No squirrels were harmed in the making of this mac-n-cheese.


BTW - next time I won't try to make one big chicken-wire box-cage over a bed, espeically if the bed is too wide for the roll of chicken netting. But I stumbled on an alternate design when used a left-over 18" strip to cover a different, small area.

Letting the hex netting keep the curl it has on the roll, straightening it only part way, it forms a very natural hoop-tunnel as long as the width of the roll (4 feet). he edges dig into the soil, "gripping" it with the spring left in the wire. The ends to be sealed against squirrels are now fairly small, instead of the entire circumference of the bed. The center holds itself up in the air, away from any plants.

Although the width of this half-hoop-shaped tunnel is only 12", I think a 2 - 2.5 foot wide tunnel would still support it's roof. Then I could run as many 2' wide tunnels alongisde each otehr as I needed to protect.

Thast may even be a design for a very low profile "hoop house" or row cover. Film over the chicken-wire netting, held down with poles or rocks between the rows. Hmm.

The best part is that no framework needs to be constructed, not even bent PVC pipe and stakes.

Corey

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RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2010
8:11 PM

Post #8135859

Here's the non-hoop bed. Until the edges are fully weighted down around the whole circumference, it won't keep squirrels out.

Unless the neighborhood cats see a squirrel UNDER a 4' x 5.5' sheet of chicken wire that's basically lying on the ground. They may realize it can't get away very fast and jump on it, and play chicken-wire trampoline on top of the squirrel.

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RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 3, 2010
8:16 PM

Post #8135869

Robin,

Did you mean to smear hot-pepper-Crisco on the wire netting? So they won't chew through it or climb on it? Like painting the wire with repllent?

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2010
6:33 AM

Post #8138860

THat looks like it should keep the squirrels out!! You must have some determined squirrels!! I think with that,looking at itI might just take out the pam and spray it the top and sprinkle the flakes,here are a few other things suggested too...Squirrel Control

1. Bulbs: soak them in Ropel before planting and squirrels will leave them alone. You can also dust them with medicated baby powder.

2. Put sheet metal collars on trees to keep them from climbing the trunks. Prune back any access limbs also.

3. To keep squirrels from the bird feeders in winter try growing witch hazel, Hamamelis virginiana. It can be grown in the East and Midwest. They grow underneath trees and can continue blooming into December. The flowers form a seed pod that will eventually shoot out the seeds on the ground which supplies squirrels with some winter forage.
4. Sprinkle pepper or paprika around squirrel prone areas.

5. Using any type of "sticky barrier" can be effective as the squirrels' hate the sticky feeling on their paws.

6. For pole type bird feeders: grease the pole with petroleum jelly. They will get the message pretty quick and go elsewhere for goodies.

7. Learn to get along with them. We have squirrels who do get into the bird feeders but in general cause no trouble at all! In 15 years they have dug up some bulbs one time and that is it!

8. Plant Fritillaria imperialis bulbs in the area of plants that you want to protect. Supposedly they have a particular smell that squirrels and chipmunks find repulsive. They are certainly beautiful plants and a great addition to your garden!

9. Beware that water features will attract squirrels and chipmunks too!

10. To keep squirrels and chipmunks from bulb plants- soak them in Alum water before planting.

BTW I got the package!! What a great assortment!! THank you..You know I could package up a couple of the stray cats I feed here they will give those squirrels something else to do!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 5, 2010
11:24 AM

Post #8139293

Glad you liked the seeds! Now that I've found Dave's Garden for trading, I'll be collecting larger quantites and giving fewer away locally, where I think they never got used.

I like the idea about spraying the wire with Pam, then sprinkling pepper flakes. Maybe even hairspray.
I'll have to think about a "sticky barrier".

We have many cats in the park where I live, but they seem to be lazy when it comes to chasing squirrels.

I'm not sure what alum water is, or Ropel (I assume a commercial product).
When I find "Liquid Fence" in a store, I'll give that a try.

One thing for sure: the wire and pepper have prevented the lazy local cats from using these beds as litterboxes! Usually they are cratered and pock-marked with "gifts" within a day of my turning and raking them.

BTW: I did some research since buying the peppers and chili powders. Except for the few Habaneros I'm drying, they are all pretty wimpy!

1. Usually small hot peppers are hotter than large hot peppers.

2. The 1/2 pound of big ones I bought are probably California or "Anaheim" or "chile seco del norte" chilis -
the mildest variety of chili peppers (500-2,500 Scovil units).

3. Guajillo chilis and "New Mexico" style chilis are only a little hotter than Anaheim California chiles
(up to 2,500 to 5,000)

4. Chili peppers average only 1/10th as hot as simple cayenne peppers!
Cayenne peppers and Tabasco peppers rate 30,000 to 50,000 Scovile units.

Tabsco Sauce () is diluted, since one chef's site lists it as only 5,000. I bet powdered "cayenne pepper" as sold in Safeway is cut with something, or it would have liability labels.

5. "Serious" peppers are things like Thai, Habanero or Scotch Bonnet (100,000 - 350,000).
Possibly the skinny red chilis I bought a 1/2 pound of are "Thai". I always thought they were "Szechuan" but apparently not.

Red Savina() Habaneros have 580,000 Scovil units. (I think that is 4% Capsaicin.)

6. Naga chilis from Assam, India, are said to be "the hottest peppers grown". They rate a smoking 850,000 to 1 million.

I just know that when I went out to lunch with our Indian contractors at a restaurant they approved of, "two stars" out of five made me flinch, howl, sweat and drip tears..

7.. Civilian pepper spray is around 2 million, and LE grade pepper spray around 5 million. Those are 12-33% Capsaicin. These are banned for use in war!

And yet, that's a mere 2-5 times hotter than Naga chilis or 50-125 times hotter than pure cayenne or Tabasco pepper.

8. During some crusade, the defenders had access to many aromatic spices, and the attackers had been on short dull rations for some time. By cooking aromatic dishes on the battlements, upwind of the Christians, the defenders tempted the hungry attackers into launching their assault before they were ready, and defeated them decisively.

8. Pure Capsaicin is 15 million. The American Spice Traders Association (ASTA) suggests converting from parts per million of Capsaicin to Scoville Heat Units by multiplying by 15.

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2010
1:27 PM

Post #8139454

I dont know about the commercial products as like I said my squirrels are whipy next to yours, I thought alum water was just alum in water...you know alum the http://www.buzzle.com/articles/alum-powder-uses.html
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2010
5:07 AM

Post #8142379

Corey have you seen this? http://www.chileplants.com/

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2010
12:38 PM

Post #8143097

Thanks for this link! That is a fantastic site. http://www.chileplants.com/

In their "drying" section, habaneros are not listed. Maybe that's why I'm having poor luck drying some.

And under "Uses", one of the uses is "Mole" . Most of those are "Ancho", plus a few Chilhuacle and a long dark green to deep brown pasilla type called "Holy Mole Hybrid", oddly mild.

Interesting that they seem only to sell live plants and fresh peppers, not seeds. I guess I need to buy some Holy Mole plants next year.

Or order 6 half-pints of frsh peppers next August and save the seeds. It sounds like the minimum "fresh" order is $40 with shipping to the west coast.

Thanks again!

Corey





arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #8143495

Looks like park seed has the seed!! http://www.parkseed.com/gardening/PD/5633/
THe person that shared this information also reminded me about the electronic
http://www.lake-aeration.com/deter_squirrels.asp

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2010
4:16 PM

Post #8143510

Thanks - that sprayer is exactly what I want, but for $50, I would buy 50 cubic feet of composted manure instead, and keep sprinkling flakes and if necessary re-planting bulbs.

Also thanks for that Parks link ... it turns out that in this context "Mole" refers to various Mexican "Mole Sauces" and not ways to repel burrowing mammals.

But I have lots of (I guess) hot Thai Chili seeds. And the mostly-dried Thai peppers are only around $6 per pound in season. And if I fel the need to escalate, I can save or buy Habanero seeds, or even Naga seeds, but much hotter than Thai chili might be animal cruelty.

Sigh.

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2010
5:32 PM

Post #8143617

Would you be interested in an old farmers trick to keep the varmits away? I've done it myself on my tomatoes and peppers, and it really does work!

Lay human hair around the plants. Strands, clippings, whatever. I save it out of my brush all winter then use it in the spring. Also, you can ask your hairdresser to give you your trims, and to save some for you. They usually will. The squirrels won't go near it because it smells like human. I put it around my baby tomato and pepper plants, then when they start to grow, put it on the plant itself near where the fruits are setting. I feed the squirrels in my yard and when they run out, they attack my bird feeders, but they didn't TOUCH my veggie plants. Give it a try.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2010
5:44 PM

Post #8143637

I had heard that, but dismissed it as too easy. If it worked for you, I'll try it.

At least we will learn if urban squirrels have learned to ignore human smell. I have a tiny lot and many neighbors in a pretty urban setting.

But we shall see! Thanks for the tip. Also, the soil can use the fiber and the Nitrogen.

Corey
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 7, 2010
5:51 PM

Post #8143652

My husband laughs at me, but doesn't tease me as much since he saw it worked!

There are several old farm tips that I know that he thinks I'm silly, until he hears someone else say it or sees for himself it works. I lived on a farm for 25 years with my first husband. Gotta learn a little sumpin'.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 7, 2010
6:03 PM

Post #8143841

>> but doesn't tease me as much since he saw it worked!

That's a rare man. It says right in our Union Rules Book not to be reasonable about something just because it works!

Corey
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2010
4:55 AM

Post #8144418

LOL! ! ! ! !
bobyrd
Conroe, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #8166116

arejay59,

I sent an envelope off to you in the mail yesterday with packages of seeds to share with newbies.

Bonnie
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 21, 2010
3:55 AM

Post #8167416

Good Morning...This is great many newbee envelopes this month!!
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2010
8:06 AM

Post #8167761

recd my seeds----thank you so very much
DIRTYGIRL71
Brandon, FL
(Zone 9b)

October 21, 2010
10:53 AM

Post #8167981

human hair is also a wonderful deteraint for slugs & snails, too!! I have a mini trashcan in my bathroom that my daughter & I put our hair in from the hairbrushes. About once a week, I'll spread it around the tender plants that the slugs love so much...next morning, I find them all shriveled up...it dries them out.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2010
6:38 PM

Post #8168690

Rec'd my seeds!!!!! I'm like a kid in a candy store!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2010
8:57 AM

Post #8169396

Enjoy Crit!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2010
11:07 AM

Post #8171403

I don't know who...but someone renewed my Dg subscription today..it was very generous of you. Thank You

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 23, 2010
1:04 PM

Post #8171611

how nice is that!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 23, 2010
2:23 PM

Post #8171714

It was such a nice surprise~~

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2010
9:02 PM

Post #8172355

Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh - that Clematis is beUteeefullllllll! Glad you'll be sticking around;o)

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 23, 2010
9:41 PM

Post #8172437

I just ordered some big single-color Zinnia packets from Hazzards. When they arrive, I'll send some to the New Bee Kitty.

1. Zinnia Oklahoma Scarlet
2. Zinnia Oklahoma Golden Yellow
Cutflower for high yield, 1" double and semi double blooms, bright colors, produces all summer, resists mildew


3. Zinnia Gem Orange (A "new" strain at Hazzards - - 1" beehive shape, strong stems, for cutting or country garden


4. Zinnia Cut & Come Again Mix - - Medium tall, bedding or cut , 3" flat petal, dome shape double pumila type


Zinnia Benary Giant Deep Red
Zinnia Benary Giant Orange
4-5" giant dahlia flowered, uniform series, Cutflower of the Year, terrific plant for high yield field production, strong stem, resists mildew

Can you tell I'm easily excited?

Corey
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2010
2:54 AM

Post #8172643

Hi peeps!!!! Miss all of you! Glad to hear you are hanging around Arejay
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2010
7:46 AM

Post #8172928

Those sound GREAT Corey!!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
9:32 AM

Post #8173087

Hi Cue...it is so good to see you!! I hear ya RC...if you could only see the seed here!! Everyone loves marigolds and Roses...

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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
9:36 AM

Post #8173090

Especially when the Irises are close by!!

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cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2010
9:48 AM

Post #8173101

I just harvested a bunch of Marigold seeds this morning!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #8173105

ITs too cold here this morning for harvesting ...
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2010
10:11 AM

Post #8173141

seeee this is why I loooove having grown up in Florida!!! lol

I still have Okra growing and tomatoes and peppers lol

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #8173671

I hope the zinnias and salvia arrive before the RR. It's funny to be impatient for the February RR before the October one starts!

In-between rain showers, I cut some Lavatera pods that were dripping, but sure to be fungus-bait in a day or two.

I shook the water off my palm and now I'm pressing them in an old Tee shirt to wick off as much water as I can.

Scoot, earwigs! SCOOT!

Corey
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #8173810

Don't you just hate earwigs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they get in electrical for my well pump and mess up the contacts. hate going in there and cleaning it out.
eeeeewwwwwwwww
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2010
4:55 PM

Post #8173845

I want to get some of the BIG yellow marigolds next year. I had some, but since the move I can't seem to locate them, so will just start over. They are so pretty in a mound of yellow!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2010
6:28 PM

Post #8174013

If the rain doesn't rot them, in a few weeks I might have Crackerjack marigold seeds. If I do, I'll be saving three groups: orange, yellow and gold.

But you would have to remind me in 3-4 weeks - feel free.

Corey

Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2010
7:29 PM

Post #8174092

Cool. I'll put it on my trade tracker so I will remember it too. Don't want to wear a string on my finger for that long. :-))

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2010
7:55 PM

Post #8174129

One of these months I have to try that Tracker.

Corey
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 24, 2010
8:25 PM

Post #8174159

It is quite handy to help you keep track of things. I was writing them an paper, until I found that and how easy it was to use!
gardenseeder63
Concord, NH

October 25, 2010
5:12 AM

Post #8174527

did you get my stamps? for newbe seeds??
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2010
6:20 AM

Post #8174628

I think it is already on its way back Susan
gardenseeder63
Concord, NH

October 25, 2010
11:42 AM

Post #8175264

ty cant wait! yippie...
gardenseeder63
Concord, NH

October 26, 2010
6:26 AM

Post #8176787

I GOT THEM!!! ty all so very much!!! god bless you kowebs i love them cant wait to plant when it warms up today yaay ty again
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
3:25 AM

Post #8178790

Im so glad you like them Susan!! Have fun!!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2010
3:42 AM

Post #8178799

Nothing like that very first bubble envelope chock full of seeds to get you super excited about gardening! When I first joined DG, I had stumbled on it by accident, looking for information on which flowers to attract butterflies, it wasnt long before I became a seed addict. I blame Arejay... it's all HER fault... hehehe
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
4:24 AM

Post #8178837

I would have to agree on the addict statement Cue likes her seeds!! I am not sure it is my fault though!! Just how many seeds does one person need?????

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Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2010
4:27 AM

Post #8178841

I have to agree with cue. Starting with a blank slate at the house we just moved to, I am so excited to plant the seeds I got from rj, and the trades I have been making! My horses may lose part of their pasture so I can plant more plants! LOL
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #8178857

And it begins!!
gardenseeder63
Concord, NH

October 27, 2010
6:56 AM

Post #8179057

your the BEST arejay and kowebs we all ty!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
7:31 AM

Post #8179129

Thank you...

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
10:57 AM

Post #8179490

>> Just how many seeds does one person need?????

It's not about "need" ... it's about DELIGHT!

Someone named us: "seedheads". Like "potheads".

My name is Rick, and I'm a seedhead!

Corey
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2010
11:46 AM

Post #8179590

Hello! My name is Marti and I am a seedhead!
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2010
12:18 PM

Post #8179670

my name is karen and i am a seedhead

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
12:40 PM

Post #8179714

Hi Marti!

Hi Karen!

(Apologies to real 12-Steppers.)
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2010
1:02 PM

Post #8179781

Really!!!! Cause we don't want no cure for our addiction!!!!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
1:34 PM

Post #8179839

For seedheads, I think that "reaching a bottom" means we have dug down deep enough in a flowerbed to get good drainage.

And we make amends with peat moss, compost and sand.

When we turn over a new leaf, we are either checking for aphids or mixing the compost heap.

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
2:02 PM

Post #8179880

THats the thing Marti and 12 stepper I know and I know a couple!! They dont want it either its not about want anymore it gets to a need kind of thing...I am thinking it would take having no other choice for anyone of us to give up saving seed!! Even stealing it from the neighbors dead flowers doesnt stop us !!There is another seed saver only we called it addicts thread somewhere here you have to read some of the stories!!

Cue knows one or two of the stories are you here Cue??? Oh by the way Cue I heard you were playing the clarinet wearing black gloves ????
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2010
2:08 PM

Post #8179893

hahahaha Arejay... toooo funny!
merrymath
Morrisville, PA
(Zone 6b)

October 27, 2010
3:30 PM

Post #8180041

Hi Robin,

This morning I mailed you a bubble envelop with 5 Forever stamps enclosed.

I am most interested in receiving peppermint and Cantebury Bell Seeds.

I retired May 1st and now devote a lot of time to gardening.

I recently found out that a good pest deterrant is human hair. So yesterday I stopped at my hairdresser and requested some discarded hair clippings.

My younger daughter thought I was a wee bit off my rocker ... but the hairdressers were most encouraging ... now to see how effective it will be with the brazen squirrels.

MARY
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #8180062

How does hair keep squirrels away? I'm over run with them varmits! Gorsh, I'd scalp myself to get rid of them.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
3:43 PM

Post #8180067

I found this thread from 2008, in the seed saver's forum.

Forum: Saving Seeds (2008)
Thread Title: Seed addict...add to the list
199 Replies, 2,014 views
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/789793/?hl=seed+saver+addict

From that thread, I deduced that there is a "progression" of the disease, and here are some symptoms that tell you how far you've gone:

- bag of seeds,
- seed box,
- seed drawer,
- seed cupboard,
- seed fridge,
- seed CLOSET

Someone called the practice of "liberating" neighbors' seeds ... seed snatchin' .

Another boasted:
"There is no plant within 100 miles safe from me."

Good stuff!

Corey



arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
3:45 PM

Post #8180073

Yup thats the thread!! See what I mean???Progressive...more,more and more...wait till you get to the hiding and sneaking parts!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2010
3:46 PM

Post #8180079

I think we all are already in the mental ward! o^o

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
3:48 PM

Post #8180085

>> wait till you get to the hiding and sneaking parts!!

I already wince when I put one more order on the credit card - I know my DSO will see it.

"RICK!! ARE YOU PROPAGATING WITH THOSE FLOWER LADIES AGAIN??"

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 27, 2010
5:13 PM

Post #8180263

Propagating with the flower ladies!! LoL really though LoL

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 27, 2010
5:17 PM

Post #8180268

(blush)
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2010
6:36 PM

Post #8180474

@ Corey - I have seed ROOM. yup an entire spare room devoted to all things seeds...lol.

@ Mekos - lol youd cut off your scalp to spite the squirrels! bags of feed corn seem to keep em at bay for me also, growing Al's Mammoth sunflowers seem to keep em outta everything else.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2010
7:09 PM

Post #8180578

BUT I got acres of them bushy tailed things eating all my bulbs up and burying nuts in my flower pots and digging up the plants to do it. Someone said she got cut hair to keep out the varmits so iffin it would work, I'd grab some or cut mine. Whatever it takes. I hate them bushytails right now.
BY the way, Hi Cue. You been playing any musical instruments lately? Found any weird boxes lately? Whistling the alfred hitchcock theme.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 27, 2010
7:26 PM

Post #8180609

I also readthe human hair thing someone on DG. one of the members gathers all the hair from her hairbrushes every week and puts it at the base of the plants the squirrels get to, and she said it keeps them away. wish i could remember where
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 27, 2010
8:20 PM

Post #8180671

I have saved my hair all winter out of my hairbrush or after combing it out after washing. IT WORKS!!! The squirells don't like the 'human' smell. Any hairdresser will tell you that it works on varmits. My first husband and my second husband both looked at me like I was "totally, absolutely, put it in the books, CRAZY", until they saw that it worked. I've used it on my tomatoes and peppers, as well as plants and bulbs the bushy tails like to dig up and/or eat. It's an OLD farmers trick used in gardens for many years to keep unwanted guests from partaking of your garden bounty.

Don't scalp yourself mekos... just stop by any salon and ask them if they will gather hair for you for a day.

Happy hairing... I mean gardening!
Crit
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 27, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #8180700

LOL Thanks Crit. I'll do that. I have lost so many orchids because those horrid creatures dug them out of the hanging pots to the ground in 100 degree weather and they lay on the hot dry ground and dry up before I find them. I finally sent Arejay a box with remaining horrible looking roots to try and save. They dig up my stuff and stick out their tongues and laugh at me. They play right over my bed on top of my roof every morning like they jumping on a trampoline and keep me awake. They have eaten over half of my daffodils and other bulbs, I planted pecans where I wanted my trees to grow a few years ago they MOVED them to the middle of my yard and now I got pecan trees IN my yard not where I wanted them! And the list goes on and on of their constant pranks! Maybe I'll visit every hair place in SC and get all I can.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2010
4:26 AM

Post #8180859

LOL mekos. My husband teased me because I would put hair up on the tomato plants where the tomato's were growing. He would say ... your tomato's need a haircut. LOL I made a ring around each plant as I planted them, then put it on the branches as they grew up.

Hope it works for you as well as it has worked for me! I had squirrels all over the place. I have a little feeder you put one ear of corn on, as well as bird feeders. (they think they are birds and 'raid' the bird feeders too) I even put a rubber pan out in the pasture with corn chop in it to try and keep them out of the yard. But they NEVER bothered the plants with hair! I wonder if I put hair on the bird feeders if it would keep them away, but not deter the birds? Things that make you go "hmmmmmmmmmmmm".
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2010
9:11 AM

Post #8181308

It is a thought Crit. Speaking of bird feeders...

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2010
9:14 AM

Post #8181311

GOT IT!

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arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2010
10:14 AM

Post #8181379

Jan wait where is that?

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2010
10:34 AM

Post #8181404

Cue_chik,

>> an entire spare room devoted to all things seeds...

You win!

This is kind of like a crazy project I've been on at work ... every day I would say "it CAN'T get any worse!". And every day, it did. I see this condition can progress to hither-to-fore unimagined heights or depths.

Speaking of depths, this "seed BUILDING" is 390 feet inside a mountain 810 miles from the North Pole, on the Norwegian island "Spitsbergen". The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is 479 feet long and has room for 4.5 million different seed samples totalling 2 billion seeds.

It already has more than 400,000 seed samples. The first seed shipment to it contained 100 million seeds weighing 10 tons. It was partly funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

http://www.oodora.com/natural-home-made-products/going-green/norways-seed-bank-the-doomsday-vault.html

I'm thinking that not many of us can beat THAT.

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&rlz=&q=Svalbard+Global+Seed+Vault&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=mLPJTNL4C4aKlwej_MXHAQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CC4QsAQwAQ

mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2010
10:36 AM

Post #8181405

Hi Arejay, it was in a park somewhere. I got it on an e-mail and just thought it was cute.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2010
10:37 AM

Post #8181408

Sorry Cue, we over posted. HUGS!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2010
10:47 AM

Post #8181425

My friend didn't beleive that we had could have bears in the backyard in suburban New Jersey.

Until the bird feeder wound up on the ground with BIG HONKING TOOTH HOLES in it.

Big!

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2010
11:51 AM

Post #8181507

I probably dont have that many seeds...probably...
Oh ok Jan I was afraid it was in your backyard and you were going out plant hunting for me and I was going to say nevermind I dont need plants that badly!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2010
1:12 PM

Post #8181592

Hahaha, not hardly but there are bears around in the woods passing through. We see tracks sometimes in the summer. Also have big boar hogs that stray around there till I go tell hunters to come get em. Them things dig up my woods and eat the roots off the trees and will get you if you happen to wander out there when they are eating. No worries, DH always takes the gun when we do go out there and I take the shovel and wheelbarrow to put the plants in.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2010
1:27 PM

Post #8181615

Nothing worse than an angry boar hog !!!!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2010
2:55 PM

Post #8181778

I fell the NEED.. the need for SEED!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2010
3:51 PM

Post #8181847

Need Seed, seed need ,need seed,!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2010
3:58 PM

Post #8181869

"More! More!! I'm still not satisfied!"

... from Tom Lehrer's song "Smut", circa 1960..
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 28, 2010
4:01 PM

Post #8181874

Cue are you ghost hunting by mail?
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2010
4:08 PM

Post #8181887

oh wow a tom lehrer fan !!! dont you just love his stuff?

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 28, 2010
4:33 PM

Post #8181935

I grew up in a Boston suburb and went back for college, so I sure am a Tom Lehrer fan.

I treasure his Periodic Table right up there with "I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General.

"With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse. "
"We'll all go simultaneous ... when the air becomes uraneous!"
"But please! Always to call it 'rrrresearch!!"

Corey
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2010
5:05 PM

Post #8181974

I am old enough to have watched "that was the week that was" (TW3) way back when. First saw him on there. Fan ever since. Masochism tango, poisoning pigeons, dropping bombs and all. love the periodic table, fell out when it was featured on an episode of NCIS
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2010
6:07 PM

Post #8182090

am I ghost hunting by mail??? lol, no... and Ive no idea what all the hooplah about this mysterious package is about...lol. I'm not expecting any packages, Im sooo confuzzled.Going Ghost hunting Saturday night in Flagler Co. 2nd oldest house. a 2 story Victorian built in 1830's. from 9 pm till 4 am... complete with all the techie equipment! caaaant wait!!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2010
7:37 PM

Post #8182233

Holy bear cubs mekos!!!! He really wanted that bird feeder!!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 28, 2010
9:37 PM

Post #8182413

Hahahaha, yup and he got it too.
I know I saw a huge box at the PO with yor name on it Cue, it could be somethin for Lucy though . Lucy might have ordered something. You never kin tell.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2010
2:07 AM

Post #8182517

well, that's a possibility... she does have the house to herself when I'm at work. maybe she's become addicted to the home shopping channel now? I'll have to hide the phone when I leave the house from now on ;)
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2010
4:42 AM

Post #8182648

Mekos are you sure it was a huge package? I saw a small one going through here. About 9" x 9" small. I think it had claret in it. Cue do you drink claret?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2010
8:54 AM

Post #8182972

After today I'm sure she will be drinking SOMETHING! Hahahaha
I bet she just wants us to think Lucy is doing it, I bet she just ordering stuff left and right.
What you ordering now Cue with so many big and small boxes out there? The one flying by here was pretty big I thought.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2010
9:53 AM

Post #8183107

to rick:
the penny just dropped-boston-harvard-

fight fiercely harvard, fight fight fight should have been my response !
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 29, 2010
10:11 AM

Post #8183142

I know MINDY. I bet she ordered those big black trash bags to play in for Halloween. You know cut eye holes and play like a dracula cape thingy. I bet she got a box of trash bags coming today!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2010
12:15 PM

Post #8183343

ohh c'mon now Jan... trash bags??? pffft, Im not an amateur ya know.. I DO own a pretty authentic looking Vampire dress...lol. complete with corset and 3ft train ;)
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 29, 2010
12:58 PM

Post #8183411

I think the trash bag is white so she's probably going to dress up as a ghost for her ghost hunt tomorrow night.

Cue has the mail run yet?

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2010
1:20 PM

Post #8183464

>> fight fiercely harvard, fight fight fight

Please!

"fight fieeeecely Hhhhhaaaa-vaaaad, fight fight fight "

"Johhhn pahked the caahh on Hhhhhaaaa-vaaaad Yaahhd."

I went to MIT and we pass up NO opportunity to rag on Hhhhh-aaaa-vaaaad.

Just to tweak their noses, we would soemtimes strap on slide rules and go to Hhhhh-aaaa-vaaaad Yaaahhhd to get ice cream sundays or the like.

I guess it shows my age that those were "slide rules" and not pocket calulators.

Corey
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 29, 2010
1:34 PM

Post #8183480

that is all there was for me also. my best friend went to harvard, sorry haaarvaaard, and does not appreciate my attempts at the accent.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 29, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #8183536

Harvies (Hahhhhvies) usually just dismiss our attempts to tease them as "beneath their notice".

Except for the time we used Primacord to blow "MIT" into the turf of their football field during a half-time. Or so the legend goes.

Corey
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 29, 2010
5:02 PM

Post #8183956

I went to Harvard myself...Just drove right past it!

Al
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 30, 2010
12:28 PM

Post #8185264

I got a preeeesent, I got a preeeesent... betcha wish ya had it...


Woooooohoooooooooooooo... its sooo purdy.. and sooo me :)
BossMareNY6a
Brewster, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 30, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #8185284

Though I have been gardening for awhile, I am new to seed swapping. I would love to get my feet wet (or hands dirty, as the case may be) with your welcoming packs of seeds for newbies.

If you need seeds to replenish the on-going supply, I would be glad to send some heirloom vegetable seeds that I have leftover from this season (all commercial).

Thx so much,
Kerry
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8185467

You gonna show it off Cue?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 30, 2010
2:12 PM

Post #8185475

Hi Kerry Welcome!! We would love to add your extras to the stash!! Just send me your envie and I will get your package out to you...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 30, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #8185497

We want pictures Cue. I might want to borrow it sometimes. :=)
Hi Kerry. Welcome to the newbees funny farm/ I mean gardens. Jump right in and go to digging! Haha
Anything we all can do just yell.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 30, 2010
5:27 PM

Post #8185810

Come on Cue. Show off you present!!!!!!!!!!!!
BossMareNY6a
Brewster, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 31, 2010
5:04 AM

Post #8186307

Will someone kindly explain how a "robin" works? What transpires in a robin that has a theme, such as, "Christmas swap", "Beedfeeder Swap", etc? Do the themed ones do these theme items PLUS seeds, or just the theme items?

Thank you,
Kerry
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2010
5:18 AM

Post #8186314

Round Robin is the term I think you are referring to...it goes around to all participants each one removes what they want and replaces it with what they have already and sends it on to the next one on the list. Sometimes the hostess gets the list of what people want and what they have before the swap starts then as it goes on its route the want lists are filled...
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2010
5:55 AM

Post #8186342

The Round Robin sounds neat.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2010
6:02 AM

Post #8186352

A swap of any kind is always fun if you ask me!! THis is the link to the specialty swaps round robins etc...jump in give them a try yelll if you need help http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/rrtrade/all/

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marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2010
7:20 AM

Post #8186470

arejay, what is that flower? Its beautiful!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2010
9:07 AM

Post #8186628

Mondara aka Bee Balm...
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2010
9:16 AM

Post #8186640

Thats the one my sister say we shouldn't grow, but I think I'll get some anyway. After all, I do the gardening, the watering, and its my garden.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 31, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #8187119

deejay9 is running a Round Robin now, with around 20 members (closed already).

Besides the "put some in, take some out" process, people have been exchanging detailed Have and Want lists. If only small quantities of soemthingh are available, we set aside some seeds into separate envelopes for one individual.

Thus there are big packets "For All" and also on bag full of envelopes containing small packets for indidiuals. Since everyone is receiving huge variety "From All To All", I don't worry as much about asking for seeds from someone I have nothing to offer.

And it saves on postage, since each person might put in many kinds for many people, and take out many kinds from many people.

It seems like a perpetual motion machine, since each person propagates many of the things they receive.

It's my first Round Robin and I'm excited!

Do you know any name for the one-time swap where everyone sends seeds and wish lists and SASE and psotage to one person, who then turns them around and sends back to everyone? Like the Tomato-and-Pepper swap?

It would also be nice to have a special name for what you do: like a clearing house where everyone sends seeds to you, and you send them to New Bees.

Corey
dmtom
Deep South, TX
(Zone 9b)

October 31, 2010
2:23 PM

Post #8187149

It maybe too late.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1134333/?hl=unusual+swap

uno
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

October 31, 2010
3:35 PM

Post #8187262

I dpnt have a special name...well I have been called the newbee Momma .I do have a house Corey but it is far from clear!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

October 31, 2010
4:54 PM

Post #8187386

Yes ... rj is our "seed mamma".

Marti ... what is your sisters opposition to the bee balm? It is beautiful! Our zones are close together.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 31, 2010
6:09 PM

Post #8187512

I really don't understand why she doesn't like it, but like I said, Its MY garden because I do 100% of the work without help from her so I will plant what I want. Bee Balm is now on my list to get.

I've got to move all my plants from the front yard as we will be having alot of digging going on and our new trailer being moved on between now and next May. As I will be in Calif from April 24 until June 10th, I need to have the yard ready for all the digging they will do for the sewer line, water lines, electric and foundation. If all works out, I will come home to a new home.
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

October 31, 2010
6:45 PM

Post #8187598

I looked at the Round Robin thread but I didn't understand it and figured it was one of those private events that certain people do together.

I agree with you marti001, if you're the one maintaining the garden then it should be your choice. I'm quote fond of the plant and just got some this year, although mine is no where near as red as that beauty posted above.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

October 31, 2010
7:27 PM

Post #8187669

Arejay, Why don't you start us a round robin here? Those who would like to jump in sign up and we could do one now. Does anyone else want to? I have lots of seeds(bee balm) too.
;0)

Anyone feeling FROGGY and want to JUMP?

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RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 31, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #8187722

Tikipod, there was a sign-up period for deejay's Round Robin, but she got her limit of 20 people some time ago. I think she'll be running another one in February, so check again around January.

rj, if you are the New Bee Mama, and the mother of a bee is a queen, that makes you Seed QUEEN Mama!

Corey


BossMareNY6a
Brewster, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 1, 2010
7:38 AM

Post #8188246

I second the motion for a Robin for us fledglings (..or would we be 'seedlings'?) even if its just gobs of simple stuff like cleome, cosmos, marigolds, etc. I still get wildly excited over *any* seeds.

:)
Kerry

buddleia grown from seed (note: butterfly NOT grown from seed)--:

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sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #8188350

me too. would feel very comfortable in a beginner robin, sort of intimadated by the other ones.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2010
11:22 AM

Post #8188567

OK Lets see if we can get 10-12 names that would like to kick in and see if Robin wants to start it off. If not I will, so be thinking of what you'd like to see in the swap, while we wait to see if Arejay wants to get us hopping. Two thumbs up! If more people will sign up to do it, I think it will be fun on a small level to see how it goes. I'm in.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2010
11:55 AM

Post #8188601

I have a few things I would put in, mainly Zinnias, maybe cherry tomatoes or peppers.

If there are left-over seeds after the first go-round, would you want to donate them to Seed Queen Arejay's New Bee Stash?

Or maybe pass it around again, to a new list of names!

Corey
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2010
1:54 PM

Post #8188801

The final journey goes back to the originator, and they take out for what they put in and then the rest goes to Arejay, of course if she starts it off she would be the one to finish it too.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 1, 2010
3:55 PM

Post #8189008

You run it Jan...your the game girl!! Start her up Ill add to the pot!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2010
4:07 PM

Post #8189034

OK If you are interested in doing the seed round robin, D-mail me with round robin in the subject line and give me your name and address info.Tell me maybe 1 or 2 kinds of seeds you would like. When we get 10-12 people wanting to do it, I'll d-mail you all telling you it is started and what order it will be coming. I'll make address labels and include them in the box so you pick one that is left in there to send it to next. Take out up to 5 packs and put back same amount as you take out.My address label will be in there also but make it last and I'll send it on to Robin. So all the other names will be used going around.Sound like a plan?
First 12 names I get will be included. GO!
BossMareNY6a
Brewster, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 1, 2010
4:38 PM

Post #8189101

Count me in! Ill D-mail further details, as requested.

Thanks for helping us Round Robin virgins!!
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 1, 2010
4:53 PM

Post #8189122

I sent my information. This will be fun since I've never done anything like this before.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #8189226

are you allowed to send commercial seeds or do they have to be from your garden?
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2010
5:45 PM

Post #8189244

Any you want to use as long as they are fresh enough to germinate. You can use ones from a trade also.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 1, 2010
5:51 PM

Post #8189254

that is great. since i just started all my seeds are from this year.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #8189263

Some of the round robins are strict and make rules but this is just for fun and allow everyone to get in and find new seeds to try and grow.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2010
5:58 PM

Post #8189268

So far we have 7 already signed up. We need 5 more.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 1, 2010
6:18 PM

Post #8189301

mekos ... I would take some of the bee balm seed off your hands. :-))

I'll do the RR. I've never done it with seeds.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2010
6:20 PM

Post #8189308

Send me d-mail with your address and name info and round up in the subject line. Now , We need 4 more to get er started! Yippie.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 2, 2010
12:24 AM

Post #8189754

Hows it going in here? Did you get 12 Jan? I have Bee Balm Crit I will put some in the RR with your name on it.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
6:38 AM

Post #8190016

We have 8 now counting me and you, Arejay. Was waiting to see if anyone else wanted in. If ya know anyone interested invite them to join if they want in. :0)
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 2, 2010
3:26 PM

Post #8190862

mekos, I'd love to join the robin. Try to make me last on the round so I have time to collect some seeds. I have some Jewelweed seeds I collected I could put those in the robin. OK??
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
3:37 PM

Post #8190890

Great Marti, got you down. We still need 3 more. Thanks and send me your name and address info with a few seeds you would like to see in there please. I'm making the address labels for everyone to use to ship it on.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 2, 2010
5:38 PM

Post #8191113

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, thanks rj for the bee balm!

This message was edited Nov 2, 2010 8:01 PM
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
5:43 PM

Post #8191119

There will be lots of goodies in the box, we only need about 2 more. We got 10 now. I'm going out to see if I can harvest any more seeds fresh before Monday. Everyone can be little piggies!

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RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 2, 2010
5:53 PM

Post #8191142

Does it help if I send some seeds to you, to be in the box earlier? Or just wait for the box to reach me?

Corey
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 2, 2010
6:04 PM

Post #8191167

The ones with more seeds I'll get to first, Like first will be Arejay after me, and them DEMinPA, then you and then some of the newbees. I'll try to get the list to have the more experienced seed collectors first up there. Then when it comes to them it should have bunches they would like. I'm trying for a couple more players with experience(or a good seed stash), before starting if you know anyone who would like to join in. I sure do appreciate all you who are playing and hope everyone has a good time.
If anyone else wants in , just send me a d-mail with your info.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 3, 2010
9:19 AM

Post #8192259

Cool!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 3, 2010
9:32 AM

Post #8192276

OK we got our players rareing to go. Waiting for some seeds being mailed from one to add in the beginning of the box. So it WILL go out Monday morning to Arejay since the seeds should be at her house by then for her to add in. Get ready you little seed grabbers! The piggy box is about to fly!

On another note, one of our older gardening friends has had a tradegy in her family. Toomanyanimals/or toofewanimals Sharon's son died at age 19 and will be burried today.Prayers and warm thoughts of comfort to her and her family!
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 3, 2010
2:08 PM

Post #8192783

Give her my prayers and good thoughts.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 3, 2010
2:48 PM

Post #8192873

please send my condolences. so sad only 19
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2010
6:24 AM

Post #8198956

Angela are you here?
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 7, 2010
7:11 AM

Post #8199022

[quote="RickCorey_WA"]If the rain doesn't rot them, in a few weeks I might have Crackerjack marigold seeds. If I do, I'll be saving three groups: orange, yellow and gold.

But you would have to remind me in 3-4 weeks - feel free.

Corey

[/quote]

Did you get the marigold seed?
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 7, 2010
7:41 AM

Post #8199071

[quote="arejay59"]Angela are you here?[/quote]

Er well one is. Which Angela do you need?

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 7, 2010
12:40 PM

Post #8199414

Crit:

The marigolds are still bright colors, like the petunias, and the rain has been almost constant. I haven't deadheaded in weeks. I'll pull heads AS they turn brown, (if they turn brown) and see if I can beat the mold to any seeds.

BTW: They turned out as yellows and oranges this year, not really what I would call gold. I spoke from memory of last year, not observation, this year. I do have some randomly mixed marigold seeds from trades.

I don't know if the lack of gold was chance, the seeds themselves, or what. It also seemed, this year, as if the orange were "stragglier" than last year, not as much like big, full softballs, though the yellows came in with some big sphers and some scraggly blooms. I do know that I planted them later than usual this year.

But even though I'm 10 days past what I read as the "50% frost date", 1905-2001, we've had no frosts yet. Even my petuinias are still in color.


We are having sun breaks today! And so little rain that the deck has partly dried off! What a treat!

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2010
1:44 PM

Post #8199556

You Tikipod I wasnt sure by the address which Angela's envie I was filling!! I like to see who's envie I am filling when I fill it...silly me...
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 7, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #8199573

Oh no, I forgot to slip in my what I'm looking for list didn't I??? I printed out a short list with my user name and I thought I slipped it in. BTW, did you get both packages?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 7, 2010
3:29 PM

Post #8199764

Yes I did!! THank you!!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2010
1:49 AM

Post #8202333

Good Morning
I have been without pwer for 18 hours and my email was hacked while it was out. Spam was sent to everyone in my email contact list. I am sorry if you are one of the people that were targeted. I think it is fixed now. Please let me know if you are still getting odd advertising emails from me...
THank you
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 9, 2010
3:56 AM

Post #8202400

OK Rick ... thanks. Was just wondering. I love the big puffy marigolds, I think they are called Gold Amazon, but are a bright yellow.
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 9, 2010
6:23 AM

Post #8202599

arejay, I got a email from "you" about a web site called chen-chun. I thought it was strange but I did delete it as I was not interested in the it.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #8202726

yeah me either...delete delete delete... at least my power is back I guess ...I think whatever it was it killed my laptop...grrrrr
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2010
8:31 AM

Post #8202778

Sorry Arejay, crazy people out there. THE ROBIN IS FLYING!
I havent felt well for a few days now and not on much, just checking in to tell you to look for birds.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2010
11:21 AM

Post #8203021

Mekos, you're gonna get everyone all excited thinking it's spring when the robin lands - lol...

Robin, I've had my Yahoo account hacked more than once through Facebook - grrrrrrrrr... So I'm constantly changing my passwords for those two accounts. Don't feel bad - last time my friends got ads for Viagra, in Canada;o)

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 9, 2010
11:25 AM

Post #8203041

Crit

I picked the 2 blooms that weren't bright, but they were squishy-moldy. I'll keep trying, but have my doubts.

I got some potluck "mixed marigolds" recently in a trade. If any of my Ms put out usable seeds, I can send those plus a few of my new mystery Ms.

Rain is only forcast for two of the next four days - what is this, a desert?

Corey
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 9, 2010
1:22 PM

Post #8203202

I get random unusual emails from loads of people, unfortunately it's often actually sent by them. I've saved two friends from hackers, mainly because I was the first to receive the spammy mail. Hope it gets all cleared up arejay.

Glad to hear the Robin is out! I'd be so much more excited about this if I didn't have the sinus headache from hell.
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2010
3:07 PM

Post #8203363

i know what you are going through. my daughter was hacked through facebook and had porn emails sent to all her church contacts. did she learn? no. opened a new facebook account and it happened again. fortunately it is getting so common that people see one now and say, oh, hacked again.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 9, 2010
3:19 PM

Post #8203384

The punishment for hacking should fit the crime.

I would be willing to loan out my old rusty hatchet for rehabilitating hackers.

No fingers = no cyber-stalking.

Very low recidivism rate.

Corey

Ambrose Bierce said:
"There are those who would see this as counseling acts of violence.
It is open to that criticism."

He also said:
"We should like to do adequate justice to xxxx.
But we do not have enough rope."




This message was edited Nov 17, 2010 11:56 AM
sherman99
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2010
3:44 PM

Post #8203416

sometimes i wish old laws like Hammurabi's code applied here.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 9, 2010
4:28 PM

Post #8203484

I'm sure glad you guys like me... (Eyes blinking)!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 9, 2010
4:46 PM

Post #8203518

Whatan idea romove the fingers of the culprit..now if only I could find "the culprit"
Mitt
Philadelphia, PA

November 9, 2010
4:48 PM

Post #8203521

Don't look at me, I'm innocent this time.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 9, 2010
5:59 PM

Post #8203616

It was Mit, in the library, with a rhizome!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 9, 2010
6:30 PM

Post #8203696

I was on a thread and we were talking about different types of recycle items to start plants in. Someone mentioned yogurt containers. Anyone remember that or where it was? Thanks!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
3:47 AM

Post #8204118

Good Morning Mit!!You could be rite Kelly...I had not considered that idea...recycle there is a recycle thread Ill try to find it for you Crit...
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 10, 2010
4:52 AM

Post #8204174

Thanks rj ... I found the thread w/the help of a DG friend. My problem is our yogurt containers taper from small at the top to large at the bottom. How do I get the little babies out of them?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 10, 2010
4:58 AM

Post #8204183

I would either snip down the side and open it up or cut it down to wear it starts to widen before you plant.
dmtom
Deep South, TX
(Zone 9b)

November 10, 2010
5:10 AM

Post #8204199

I use the store brand yogurt cups, they're tapered the right way. I also use pudding cups.

BTW the yogurt cups do hold 1 cup.

This message was edited Nov 10, 2010 7:15 AM

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2010
9:28 AM

Post #8204748

>> No fingers = no cyber-stalking.
>> Hammurabi's code
>> I would either snip down the side and open it up or cut it down
>> It was Mit, in the library, with a rhizome!
>> I'm sure glad you guys like me... (Eyes blinking)!

I'm a little less bloodthirsty in person ... like, "a harsh word" is difficult to get out.

When I discovered that my cat hates to be misted with a spray bottle, even that was a struggle for me to inflict. So we've settled on my shaking the sprayer at him while making a "psssst" sound with my lips. He knows he's being "punished" and runs away as if scalded.

Corey
tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 10, 2010
10:37 AM

Post #8204849

Corey, I've found hissing to be more effective than using a sprayer. I've used it on numerous cats and they stop what they are doing right away. It surprises a few neighborhood cats.
For Delilah it's the only thing that works. Water doesn't bug her as she'll jump into the bathtub with my son or climb into the water fountain.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2010
11:29 AM

Post #8204918

DON'T TELL MR. TOBY !!

That silly cat will soak his head sopping while trying to lick from a slow drip in the bathtub, or go into the rain until he's one big wet sponge, but HATES being even slightly misted ... even from a tiny perfume-srayer-like-thing.

I agree that hissing works on most cats, being their expression of anger and threat. However, I don't want to convey quite that much anger until the ( usually very cooperative) cat is being obstinant or clearly breaking a more-serious rule, like scratching furniture.

Maybe he perceives the "pretend spray noise" as being a kind of hiss, but if I don't go get the spray bottle and pretend to spray, he just looks at me like "What's yer problem, Dude? Chill out! Like I care!"

The funny thing is that he periodically goes to some trouble to "be naughty" and "get caught". Then he seems satisfied that "I'M BAAAAD" and runs off to put himself in the doghouse or evade punishement, later coming back to "be forgiven" and extra-affectionate. Sin, repent, forgive.

Until I recognized this pattern, he would be disapointed, and escalate his "naughtiness" until i caught on and scolded him.

Sometimes he used to get so frustrated with my failure to recognize that he was a defiant rascal, that he would take even a raised eyebrow as a scolding, and run off as if in fear, as if he had been punished severely. If I couldn't do it right, he would make up for my lack.

Once I figured it out, I created some arbitrary rules that he could easily violate, that I didn't care about, so he could "transgress", be "punished", be "BAAAD", "assert dominance", and then enjoy being forgiven, all without damaging anything, truly annoying me, or having to go to any great effort.

He's very tradition-minded and knows that things must always be done "The Right Way", and that any variation from policy or schedule (by himself or myself) is just WRONG. So when he breaks the rules, he knows how wrong and rascally he is being, and seems to revel in his sins. The sweetie!

He and/or I must be some kind of neurotic. But we do get along well.

Corey


tikipod
(Ang) Bremerton, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 10, 2010
11:45 AM

Post #8204943

I wish Delilah responded to the water bottle. For Keoni he just has to see it to stop. I usually only use those when they are in a real cat fight and fur is flying, or when they are trying to chew something they really shouldn't.

I'm trying to figure out why I've said numerous other cats. I've only use it on my two cats and an outdoor kitty who was crushing a plant I was trying to bring home.

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2010
1:22 PM

Post #8205093

>> I've used it on numerous cats

"Three" is a number!

Corey

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2010
4:11 PM

Post #8205383

I was trying to find the rules and finally did. Congrats on running a low-key, uncomplicated Robin!

>> Take out up to 5 packs and put back same amount as you take out.

I assume its OK to put in a few extra pkts?

Corey
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2010
1:30 AM

Post #8205939

Yes you can put in extra!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 11, 2010
7:50 AM

Post #8206304

Purple Wander Jew ... last chance if anyone wants starts of this. It is going to be 32 or below for several nights starting Saturday. I will be letting these little babies die off if no one wants them. If you are interested, please d-mail me.

Crit
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #8214622

? http://www.naturalnews.com/030418_Food_Safety_Modernization_Act_seeds.html
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2010
8:42 AM

Post #8214759

Yikes!!! I sent off my letter asking my senator not to vote for this bill.
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2010
9:27 AM

Post #8214830

The Round Robin has arrived!!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 16, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #8214835

>> I sent off my letter asking my senator not to vote for this bill.

Me, too. Thanks for the tip.

... but she supports it "since we need safe food". Sigh.

Corey


This message was edited Nov 17, 2010 11:57 AM
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #8215854

Me too. But if things don't change by election time, a few are gonna be shocked at what happens next!
Glad the Robin landed. Did I forget anything? If so please fix it.
Did the seeds from the benefactor arrive yet Arejay? She was shipping to you since it was coming to you first and last.
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2010
6:22 PM

Post #8215857

I sent mine off as well.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 16, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #8215885

HI CUE!!! Long time -- we need a retreat to the old digs for a Mojito and turkey sammiches party!
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2010
4:06 AM

Post #8216301

Morning all,
No extra seed packet yet..soon I am sure.. There is someone else that there package hasnt arrived yet too maybe the mail lady has decided to plant now with our seed before she cant...
I think if Jan is going to have a party we better make a new thread...dont get lost...If you cant find us come back here and post or send me a dmail and Ill come find you and get you to the new thread...Morning Cue...how are you?
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2010
4:17 AM

Post #8216314

New Thread come on over ...who will get there first? http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1141449/
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2010
10:15 PM

Post #8217951

Arejay, Have you been baking them pumpkin pies again????
BossMareNY6a
Brewster, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2010
4:31 AM

Post #8218046

Hmm...what a coincidence you mention punkin' pies---I just made my first of the season yesterday using my ooooohhhh-so-lovely homegrown heirloom Long Island Cheese pumpkins and its was divine---so much better than using regular pumpkin. I think I'll have some pie for breakfast...

If you've never used Long Island Cheese for pie, DO IT---I did not like pumpkin pie until I tried it with this variety. Now I just have to make up for the 35 years of not eating pumpkin pie!!! ;)

Kerry
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #8218066

Where is the recipe Kerry?? You cant tease us like that and then run off!! We need the recipe and a place we can order the cheese!!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2010
7:22 AM

Post #8218307

I'm drooling here! COME BACK!!!
Arejay is known for making pumpkin pies and all the mail carriers go to her house for pies and forget to deliver us the seed packages till they finish off all the pies. (tapping foot here)
BossMareNY6a
Brewster, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2010
7:26 AM

Post #8218311

Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Pie

1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 TBSPs all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4-to-1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup Long Island Cheese pumpkin (steamed 30 mins, skinned, & pureed)
4 large eggs (*room temperature is best)
1 cup whipping cream
pie crust (either one deep dish or two reg-size)
optional: chopped pecans (see note below)

*get 4 eggs out to bring to room temp well in advance. preheat oven to 325F. Whisk first nine ingredients in med-large bowl (brown sugar / reg. sugar / flour / salt / cinnamon / allspice / cloves / ground ginger / vanilla). Once blended, mix in the pumpkin, then the eggs, and lastly the cream. mixture will be quite runny! Pour mixture into pie crusts and back ~40 mins, or until sides "puff" and center is just set. (It consistently takes 45-50 mins for mine to bake but ovens do vary...!)

This recipe was adapted from "Spiced Pumpkin Pie" in '98 Bon Appetit. I've cut the sugar down from original b/c Long Island Cheese pumpkin seems to be a bit sweeter than reg. pumpkin types. B/c I love pecans, I usually add a generous handful of chopped pecans to the top as I'm putting the pies into the oven. Pie is still quite devine without!

I have never liked pumpkin pies until I tried the Long Island Cheese pumpkin as a base. If you can't get a Long Island Cheese pumpkin, try other varieties with the above recipe--the taste changes are dramatically different, usually for the better!

After stumbling upon my first Long Island Cheese pumpkin last summer at a farmers market in---you guessed it---Long Island, I made space to try one this year in my garden. For an heirloom, this variety was VERY prolific and hardy, gave me three huge pumpkins from a single plant which rivalled only my butternut in production. Of all the winter squash i grew this year (50-50% heirloom-hybrid) the Long Island Cheese pumpkin was far and away the most resistant to late mildew. This pumpkin did mature late, almost to the first frost date here in 6a, even with starting it 4 weeks indoors under lights so it was tight to get it mature in a zone 6 garden---Long Island is mostly zone 7 so I guess that makes sense!

Long Island Cheese Pumpkin is a keeper!!

~Kerry
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2010
7:31 AM

Post #8218322

Kerry, that sounds devine. When you kill another pumpkin to bake it, can you save some seeds from it for US so we can grow one also? I'd love to give it a try. I've never seen any of those around here.
BossMareNY6a
Brewster, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 18, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #8218351


Sure! Im new to seed saving, and these were OP, so is that still worth saving?

I do have commercial seed left, bought this year, abt 17 seeds left. I will only need 4 seeds for next year, so whoever wants them is welcome to the rest. And if the OP pumpkins are worth saving, then I have LOTS!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2010
8:14 AM

Post #8218433

Is it an heirloom seed or hybride? If heirloom definately keep the seeds, if hybrid, sometimes they don't come true to parent and you might get a surprise. I would love to have just 2-3 seeds, I can plant it in a container next spring and try for a nice big pumpkin for turkey day!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2010
8:17 AM

Post #8218438

OP seeds will come true to type if they are not cross-pollinated in your garden. Pumpkins, winter squashes and gourds fall mostly into three families...

Cucurbita moschata
Cucurbita pepo
Cucurbita maxima


If you are saving seeds, do not grow hybrids and do not grow more than one variety of the three types or cross-pollination can occur.


locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2010
8:19 AM

Post #8218440

Cross posted buddy - yep, they are Heirloom seeds... Worth a shot to save them even if other things were growing there that they could cross with;o)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

November 18, 2010
8:23 AM

Post #8218447

OK!!!!!! I would definately save seeds and pass them on to ALL your friends here (little begging going on here IF ya couldn't tell)

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2010
8:24 AM

Post #8218452

LOL - pumpkins do well in the desert believe it or not. They love our hot summers as long as they have ample water and a little shade from the blazing afternoon sun;o)
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 18, 2010
8:54 AM

Post #8218531

Well I thought we were talking about pumpkins with long island cheese...hmm...Im going to look at Kerrys want list!! I need some of those seeds!!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2010
2:41 AM

Post #8222774

Morning all! just popped in to say hi. Got parents here for the Thanksgiving holiday, so havent been on alot. hope everyone is having a great weekend and if I dont see you before... have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

November 21, 2010
5:43 AM

Post #8222919

You too cue! (hey poet and didn't know it) lol

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Count your blessings and give thanks this holiday time.

Crit
arejay59
Litchfield, ME
(Zone 5a)

November 21, 2010
6:46 AM

Post #8222988

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