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joy112854
Crestview, FL

November 2, 2009
10:56 PM

Post #7234931

Great article, I really enjoyed this one.
joy
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

November 3, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #7235271

Thanks, Joy! I wish I would follow my own advice and do so much more than I am doing!
joy112854
Crestview, FL

November 8, 2009
6:20 AM

Post #7252326

If your weather is much like mine, and it probably is, you are getting cold, warm, cold warm weather and it not only confuses the plants but us too sometimes.
joy
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

November 8, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #7252803

Very true!
Amargia
SE/Gulf Coast Plains, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 18, 2011
4:16 PM

Post #8317789

Inspiring article with good links to further info.
It's inspiring to know I could do more with what I have...if I could only overcome my bear-ish instinct to hibernate with the coming of real cold. . I don't know about other southerners, but I'm not set up well for working outside in the temps we've been having. My winter work gear seems inadequate this year. Kay*
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

January 18, 2011
5:56 PM

Post #8317993

I agree Kudzu1, my beds are under plastic most of the time so far this winter. Im hoping the kale will go through the winter. I know the garlic and onions will. Its just too cold!
Sharran
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8318057

Loved this article just as much this time as the first, Gloria.
But the craziness of the weather these days... and my own aging body...keep telling me I need to take a step back and maybe downsize my gardening zeal.

Great to read about it, though. Thank you.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

January 19, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8318897

I think a good gardening strategy for severe weather and old age (creak, creak), is to focus on one or two vegetables that you really enjoy but cant get otherwise. For me that's Asian greens. Fresh garlic is easy to have, and almost impossible to find in the store. I snip off the tops all winter.

Another essential for me is fresh ginger root. You can keep it growing in an indoor pot and harvest a fresh root whenever you need it.


A potato barrel is a good way to keep yourself supplied with blue potatoes or Yukon golds or Yukon rose potatoes.

I just had roasted white sweet potatoes for breakfast. It was sooo good. Im looking for some more vegetables to roast. You can make a vegan stock soup out of the left overs. Cheap. Healthy. And good.
Amargia
SE/Gulf Coast Plains, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 19, 2011
8:29 PM

Post #8319905

That sounds do-able. Thanks.
gloria125
Greensboro, AL

January 20, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8320423

Good luck, Kudzu1. It looks like we will have another cold spell this week-end.

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