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locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2011
11:45 AM

Post #8286764

Happy New Year!! Tell us about your day and your plans for the New Year...

We're a fun bunch and we love to chat, so don't be shy!!


This is the place to chat and hang out and share with friends - new and old...

Any links you all want me to add to this let me know!

We came from here... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1145457/

Come on in...

Direction for free seeds for newbies here...
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1141449/

Newbies that get lost and found here...
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1010521/

Lasagna Beds for newbies here...
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1037637/

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 1, 2011
11:49 AM

Post #8286767

Happy Longears, I mean New Years..

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

January 1, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8286924

To the Longeared gang ... Happy New Year from the Shorteared gang!

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 1, 2011
2:19 PM

Post #8287046

They are so pretty Crit. I love them.
Charley loves horses. His mama was one...
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 1, 2011
2:33 PM

Post #8287077

:-))
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

January 1, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8287157

Happy New Year to Everyone...
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 1, 2011
4:42 PM

Post #8287293

huney bunch happy new yrar to you love nettie mised you on here, thamks for the new thread loca very nice,

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 1, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8287418

Enjoy the pictures of the long and short ears! Can't believe you still have green showing in places! We haven't seen green on the ground for months it seems! Just realised yesterday that the snow is deep enough in our yard that I can't even tell where I have bushes and shrubs for the most part, lol!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 1, 2011
8:59 PM

Post #8287606

LOL skellogg ... that pic was taken last spring. We are brown as a brown cow here now. No snow yet ... don't usually get any until late January - March.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 1, 2011
9:40 PM

Post #8287642

I know when I lived in TX many years ago, I found it terribly depressing if flowers were blooming in my yard at Christmas! lol! I'm from the north country, and it shouldn't happen! That is just plain wrong! LOL!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2011
5:27 AM

Post #8287836

This is Hibiscus that greeted me New Years day. I hope this means I'll have a blooming great year.☺

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

January 2, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8287939

NICE Char

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8287944

Remind me, Patti. I'll start you a piece. May try it after church today. Maybe it will be rooted by your b'day.

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
7:13 AM

Post #8287951

Really? Didn't realise you could root them that easy! Wow! Can you do that with the hardy ones too? Gonna be on the search for them too now so I can take a couple of cuttings, teeheehee!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8287954

It won't hurt to try. Rose of Sharons can be started like that to. should be pretty easy now since we have past Winter Soltice, sap is starting to flow to maybe roots will be ready to form too. I will have plenty of ROS seed if you want let me know. I can take cuttings too.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8287993

Awesome! Always good to learn something new! They would both be zone pushing for me, but I wouldn't mind trying anyway since I tend to push things anyway, lol! Do any of you know about Christmas cactus? I'm not big on houseplants, but there is a beautiful one in one of the businesses that we clean, and it always blooms the prettiest white with pink flowers! I'd love to sneak a piece of it to root, but not sure if it will work. Any ideas or suggestions?
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8288000

~BIG SMILE~ Thanks Char!!! I would like some ROS too. You're the bestest!

Nice picture! I love Cardinals. I have 3 sets that hang out around our backyard.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2011
7:54 AM

Post #8288011

skellogg ... try this link for holiday cacti

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1146809/
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
8:10 AM

Post #8288037

Awesome Charleen! Rose of Sharon and hibiscus are kind of zone pushing for me, which is always why I want them, teeheehee. Have lots of microclimate areas in our yard, so just takes a little planning usually to make it work. Well, and sometimes a little extra protection for the first few winters too, lol! But DM is zone 5, and just a few miles from here, so I can always try them there too ;-)
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8288045

Thanks Crit! Great info on that link, and just what I needed, since I know nothing, teehee. Now I have to see if I can figure out what kind it is! Thanks!!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 2, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8288053

That link can tell you how to identify which one it is too. Some very knowlegable growers there.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8288059

I'll take the camera with today when we go to work, and take some pictures! I know it's blooming now, cuz we always have spent blooms all over the floor to clean up when we're there, lol!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2011
11:54 AM

Post #8288397

Good! Take pictures, don't get fired. I have Christmas Cacti so if yo want some I'll send you some, don't want you to lose your job over a plant. Just be careful when you sweep, you may knock a piece off, now that will be o.k.☺
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8289204

That would not be good, but we are just the cleaning crew, and part of our job is to also water the plants, etc. And I am sure they would never notice, lol! Here are pics that I took!

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8289212

Here's a close up of the bloom, hard to tell, but it is really almost white, with hints of pink! Very pretty! Only 1 blossom on it now! But according to what I've read, they suggest not to prune back when it's blooming, so I figured I'd wait a week or 2 first. I'll probably just ask them if I can get a couple of pieces first and see what they say. LOL!
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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8289214

Only 1 more

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8289223

Anybody have any idea which one it is? Not that it matters to me, but would be nice to know, I guess, lol!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 2, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8289244

Sandy, just stick a piece in soil, let it dry out a bit between waterings and in no time it will root. The piece needs to be a segment of the plant if that makes sense? LOL
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 2, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8289334

Ya mean like 2-3 joints? Or is 1 joint enough?
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 2, 2011
9:12 PM

Post #8289382

rrm what is the little ones name the one in the front, [ooks a little spoiled. nettie.

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 3, 2011
5:41 AM

Post #8289621

Nettie, that is the baby of the group. He is A.T.Monticello, Dh calls him "Beck" he is name foor a fella he works with, that is A.T. part, the Monticello is where we got his Mama, Monticello, Ga. He is a pretty little thing. They are all rather spoilt. Nettie, I read about the birds falling out of the sky. They think it was shock. How strange.
3 joints will work, Sandi. They really do root easy, you won't have any problems. Do like Loca says and you will have a plant.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 3, 2011
1:18 PM

Post #8290424

1 joint is enough Sandy;o)
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 3, 2011
6:19 PM

Post #8291049

Oh my! Only 1! Super! I'm sure I'll end up with enough for several good starts then! I'm sure they won't mind, but DH's cousin is the office manager there, so will ask her first of course! Can't wait to get some started!
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 3, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8291283

rrm they are all nice animals i like them alot. nfttie

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2011
5:39 AM

Post #8291582

Thank you Nettie. They are sweeties, that's for sure.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 4, 2011
10:29 AM

Post #8292013

I renewed my subscription for another year, you girls will just have to put up with me!

Sorry I missed the new thread, okay-I'm back with ya'all.

Al

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 4, 2011
11:08 AM

Post #8292065

We can "suffer" along. we enjoy your company Al.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 4, 2011
11:45 AM

Post #8292115

Thanks for sticking with us Al - lol... I'm up in April but will renew. Too much here to stay away;o)
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 4, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8292222

al you know we love you here glad you are back. nettie wish mekos was back also miss her.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 4, 2011
9:31 PM

Post #8292992

strange thing just happeneds to me was on big puter went to new bee chit chat got adds for bulbs for sale don,t get tnat on my little puter wonoer whats going on .nettie.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 4, 2011
10:26 PM

Post #8293038

i got the big puter straight now i think. only time will tell. nettie . rrm mekos will be e back in a day or two i think im going to bed need to go get some old horse feed for the old horse love and hugs nettie.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8293195

We did that yesterday after DH got home from work. Longear feed, Chicken feed and Birdfeed from Tractor supply, they love to see us come in th store...

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 5, 2011
9:47 AM

Post #8293641

Cha-ching!! They have $$ in their eyes do they...

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2011
10:42 AM

Post #8293741

Yep, they sure did. We just go there when we are out of feed, or close to it. But I love Tractor Supply, they have some great things.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8293769

I love our new TS store came right here in town just two months ago before Christmas. They replaced an old grocery store that wasn't doing too well. We also have a Walmart and Lowes, but TS has many valued items the others don't or wouldn't even think of carrying. I don't know whether they carry a seed rack or bedding plant supplies, it's not Spring here yet. We do get seeds from WM and Lowes about March 1st.

Al

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 5, 2011
11:07 AM

Post #8293779

They do have seed racks Al, and some plants but not a lot , down here anyway. You will love it.
It is one of my Favorite stores next to Lowes..☺☺
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 5, 2011
6:36 PM

Post #8294563

bill gets horse feed bird feed and stuff like that at southerlands best plsce here to get it, he says its five dollars a sack cheeper than most places. do you have a southerlands store in your area. nettie we have a real old horse she can only eat feed for old horses and it is hioh cause they know you have to have it . now al are you trying to be funny i would think youy could drop by and pick up somne plants and bird food it might be worth it to you.

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lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 5, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8294576

I think we're in the northerlands compared to most of you folks. LOL

Al
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 5, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8294687

al you are wright im sorry. if i had all your snow i would go crazy. i hope you have a store where you can get bird feed on the cheap. i love feeding them but hate the price of feed. love nettie bill said the bird feed was 9.99 for 50 lb. bag that is good for here these birds go through a bag in a week and a couple of days. they live in the fence rows in the winter. in the honeysuckle. bill leaves it on the fence so the birds have a place for winter.he has gone soft in his old age. i love him.our farm is like a funny farm. im going to bed good night love to all. nettie

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 6, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8295115

Wow, Nettie, that's a good price on bird food. We usually have to pay about twice that here, but I stock up when it goes on sale for half price. Then only have to store it for a while. But at least that way I can afford to keep feeding them.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
6:37 AM

Post #8295146

Nettie, that's what we pay at Costco I think. Haven't bought any yet this year - maybe this weekend. That's the best price around for sure.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 6, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8295555

Kelly, do you still have tons of heirloom seeds?
Al, have you decided which maters you're planting this spring? Mine did great that you sent last year!

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lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 6, 2011
1:07 PM

Post #8295714

I'm still working on my list Sandi, I have several to choose from including several I got from our local Cornell Co-op. I have a huge supply of the Wisconsin 55 which is a really great "normal" OP tomato from Jungseed.com and a few Tumbling Tom (red cherry) for those growing in early containers. If anybody needs seeds, I can share now, otherwise I'll be growing out some plants later in the Spring.

I'm glad your New Yorkers grew well in WY, your summers must be similar to ours in NY.
Some people in warmer climes I sent plants to didn't do as well. I still have leftover seeds for the New Yorkers, too.

Al
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 6, 2011
1:37 PM

Post #8295784

Al, I would love to try some seeds of anything you have plenty of, as the NY toms did so well last year. Saved seeds from them, but would love to try some others from seed also. Didn't plant any cherry toms last year so plan on some this year, and generally, just wanted to know what does good for you there. I did start some Beefsteak from seed last year, and they did good also, but had a problem with some of them catfacing. Don't know anything about growing maters, but from what I read, that's what the problem was, anyway, and apparently, that's more a weather related problem, and not something I did wrong, teehee! Might even try some heirlooms this year too, since I was gifted some of those seeds ;-)

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8295824

Catfacing is almost "normal" in a lot of Heirlooms - just their nature. I do still have heirloom seeds Sandy, little of this and a little of that - lol. I like to experiment with different things until I find something that works in this crazy climate;o)

Last spring a nice DG member in San Antonio sent me plants of a new hot-set tomato aptly named Phoenix which I and some friends trialed in our gardens. It did reasonably well, well enough I was able to search out the somewhat pricey seeds to start and grow more this spring. It is a hybrid so no seed saving, and hopefully the $ of seeds will come down. This is the first year seeds are available and seem to be in somewhat limited supply.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 6, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8295873

lol!! Leave it to you to want the 'spensif" ones! Figures that they would do better there, always seems that way! That is definately one of the advantages to not living in the desert, lol! We just have to start everything inside months before we can put them out! lol! Thought that I would start figger'n what all I want this year tho :-) I don't know how you find room for all them veggies!
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 6, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8295908

I don't think about planting tomato seeds until the middle of March, then wait to transplant in late May, Memorial Day week. Okay - I do have a new garden window installed so I can plant one very small windowsill tomato in February. The window is mostly taken up with other transplants, so I don't have much room to spare.

Al

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 6, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8296030

You are a Plantaholic, can't get another plant in my window either...
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 6, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8296070

Well, I just put a shelf unit in front of my office window, so have some room, (this week anyway ;-) ) which is why I'm trying to decide how much room I'm gonna need for this spring, lol! Hard to believe that we would find plant-a-holics here, lol! Only have so many south facing windows, so space is at a premium there.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 6, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8296078

Ya Think???? hahahahaha!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 6, 2011
5:07 PM

Post #8296178

[quote="skellogg"] I did start some Beefsteak from seed last year, and they did good also, but had a problem with some of them catfacing.

What does catfacing mean?

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 6, 2011
6:05 PM

Post #8296258

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/vegproblems/problems/d_catface.html
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 6, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8296269

I don't normally plant veggies so when mine started doing that last year, I got on line and looked up what they were doing and found out what it was, lol! But our summer and spring were unusually cold last year for us, so I am guessing that was the cause, although, I never check my dirt, but can't imagine the nitrogen was high, since our dirt is primarily red clay and rocks, lol! And since I don't have a garden spot, so to speak, I planted mine in several areas, and they all catfaced, in all the locations I had them.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 7, 2011
6:10 AM

Post #8296893

Thanks for the info. In all my years I have never heard that term. Hmmmm
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 7, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8297584

rrm i bought to cp at lows they had to be planted hope i got it wright had the how to in the box with them and soil moss everything if i got it wrong dh will be mad at me.anyway i tried woman said they would be gettig more in she said they were hard to keep in stock the children like them. going to keep them on the window sill until spring. love nettie

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 7, 2011
2:42 PM

Post #8297777

You are going to love it. Water it with rainwater or distilled water. No city water. I have a well, I use it...
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 7, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8297856

did you mean well water would water from a dug well work where we live is a old sschool was at one time we have several old doug wells, probly some we don.t know about i think they would have problems with a wellb ehey would just go to another sight and dig another one, they ased large rocks to cover them up,gpaw useto haul rocks and fill them in he kept the one at the side of th house rocked the sids on it and made a concrete slab for the top of it he used it to water cows and chickens not deep enough for much wattering alot of stuff. im sure jf we ever start removeing lafge flat rocks we would find more wells. i leave rocks alone. bill would hurt me if i found a open well and he had to fill it in. nettie just thought of smothing how about pond water.

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ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 7, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8297924

Yes, dear as long as you DON'T add chemicals, cause that is what kills them. Yes, that would work too. Well water and pond water, no chemicals. You got it girlfriend...
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 7, 2011
9:40 PM

Post #8298359

im goinbg to bed i haxe to get up in the morning need to clean this house. love and hugs nettie.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 8, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8299400

Okay Special Friends, here's my seed list just for you. I just spent half a day packaging up all this stuff all ready to send out. Free, trade, swap for stamps, whatever...

Last year's tomatoes packed 20+ seeds each. Most all of them grew well here in Western NY (short season), I can't vouch for elsewhere. All tomato seeds are from leftover commercial packs, not home grown.

Bush Beefsteak
New Yorker
Roma VF
Rutger's Jersey
Wisconsin 55


I also have a large quantity of pretty much generic flower seeds grown with huge success right in my own cottage type garden last summer.

Tall Marigolds (crackerjack type)
Short Marigolds - Orange
Sunflowers (of every description)
Tall Zinnias Mixed Colors (California type)

Just give me a holler in my private D-mail if you can use any of this stuff and I'll be ready to send out next week or so.

Al
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 8, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8299481

I'm now starting a very few Tumbling Tom (red) tomatoes strictly as an indoor windowsill plants. They can also be grown as an outdoor hanging basket or small patio container for those of you living in warmer areas. This is a very small experiment for me using my new garden windows, but I will likely have a few plants to send out in a couple of months if somebody wants to try. That is, if they grow out okay.

Al
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 9, 2011
8:08 PM

Post #8301672

rrm we are getting snow i know i didn,t ask for smow. hope it melts off tomorrow or tonight would be better.i don,t like snow. guess what one of my little cps is up looks like a baby pitcher plant. thats cool. if the other one makes it that will be a miracle. nettie
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 10, 2011
12:45 AM

Post #8301803

all my windows are full i don,t have room for anything else the greenhouse is full also my husband tells me im running on over load every time he catches me looking at another plant, i have some hanging plants in the kitchen that works if they are low lighy cause the window is full of av 4shelvs about 25 to 30 plants they really like that north faceing window. love to all im going to brd. nrttie. this snow is unreal i don,t like it.

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8303139

HI HONEY, I'M HOME!!!
You just won't believe it but secret Santa came to see me today and here I am. God bless you santa! I was planning to be back in a week or so anyway but that sweet little red suited man brought me a subscription today. :-)
We got 6&1/2 inches of snow last night and sleeting now with another inch or so to go before morning. DH couldn't work today or tomorrow. They closed till roads are better.
Hi nettie, I sure did miss you guys. Puppies are growing and getting fat and sassy.
Wes is doing better and getting stronger and the Dr. can't explain what is going on. They said he couldn't live with dialysis and he is better than he has been in over a year. I know what it is. The power of prayer! It sure does work! My sweet little Kaylee has been very sick but she is much better too. I count my blessings everyday for my health and family and wonderful friends! Bless you all.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 10, 2011
4:44 PM

Post #8303318

wellcome home mekos we missed you so glad things are looking up for your family.. we are all still noveing along here the cold snow is going to make me ceazy love nettie.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 10, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8303324

WooHoo! Welcome back Jan! We missed you! I'm still praying for little Kaylee, Wes, and you, and you are so right! The doctors and medicines can be great, but just can't compare to the power of prayer! God is great!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8303348

AMEN!
And I do appreciate all the prayers.
I am happy to be back. Sure missed everyone. Secret Santa is pretty wonderful too! :-)
Glad you all are doing good. Glad everyone had a great Christmas time and New Years.
Arejay had a great fall but doing better now. AND she got a new Grandson. Conner I believe was his name. Congrats Arejay!
Nettie, I got you some VFT seeds for your bog this spring to plant.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8303542

Okay - Everybody's movin', shakin' and talkin' again! Good to see ya back Jan!

Al

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 10, 2011
6:40 PM

Post #8303546

Welcome back friend;o)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 10, 2011
6:52 PM

Post #8303555

Thanks you guys!
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 10, 2011
10:48 PM

Post #8303849

oh mekos you found me seeds for spring thank you so much love nettie
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 11, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8304166

Brrrr!!! Cold here today. Don't like below zero temps! And we're at about 15 below now, and it's snowing more. Hope all you southerners are handling this snow alright! Be careful out there if you have to go out on the roads. At least we're kinda used to driving on snow and ice.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
9:00 AM

Post #8304485

Hi sandy, I'm hibernating. No driving for me. I may be driving dh crazy since he been out of work this week but no vehicles. I love the snow but without the ice this brought. Yes nettie, we gonna have some cute bog plants come spring.
Sandy you stay warm too. You may be use to it but don't make it any warmer. Hugs!
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8304489

We're not quite to zero yet, but it's early still. We've got lots of snow though.

I gotta show you folks my new two new garden windows installed just after Christmas. They're energy effecient and qualified for a federal credit on taxes. I now have about 8 feet more of window space, which is being taken up fast. This one is on the South side facing my back yard.

Al

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lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8304499

This one is on the East side facing our driveway. Yes, we live next to a church next door.

Al

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skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 11, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8304613

Al those are wonderful!! I want to do that in our dining room so much, but just have the money. Maybe this year will be very good financially, and we can replace some this summer, lol! So many projects, so little money, lol! I was just trying to watch the birds outside my windows, and just wish I could get outside to wash them now, but it sure isn't happening in this weather. Maybe in a few months!
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8304965

mekos had to go out in the greenhouse for water for my little cp to cold to be at the pond for to get them a drtnk ikeep a jug of water in there all the time. saves room in the house, keep 4 jugs of city water by the compactor for the av have to give it time to sit so all the nasty stuff gets out of it av don,t like chsmicals.im trying to let go of a bad head cold feel like ive had it for ever. love and hugs to all nettie, so glad to hear wes is doing better. i think dr.s should not tell people they will not ger better they are not God altho some think they are my dr. always tell me the tipe of canser i have won,t kill me but i will die from smorhing. they are all real nice.

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littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8305004

al love your windows i can.t grow much of anything in my south faceing windows it burns up i can do tomatoes but have to waych them real close, i do use them some but not oftem i would love one of the garden windowb would giive me mors room for starting things/ nettie

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lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8305227

I'll get serious about starting stuff about mid-March. I can get four trays in the South window and maybe two more in the East one. Should be plenty for our fairly small plot. In meantime I'll just fill them up with houseplants to look nice. The window temperature is holding nicely at 62-65 despite being bone chilling cold outside. Yep, it's winter here. Livy and Grandma do winter stuff inside..


Al

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littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8305372

al bill put the shelves ln ffor me wish they could have been wider, Nettie

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locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8305456

I ♥ the new windows Al! That is our next and final "upgrade" project at our place - new windows. We've done a few but still have a number to go...

Nettie, your shelves are nice. My Mom and Grandma grow African Violets like nobody's business. I kill them;o)
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 11, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8305590

Wow nice clollection of African violets!

Al
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8305658

Love the windows Al and Livy is so cute! Looks like a little Chef already!
Nettie I love the shelves with the African violets. I had the perfect place for shelves like that but no light for plants. Yours are awsome!
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8305687

keiiy you may be like my missy she kills them with kindness, bless her hsart she doesn,t mean to kill them i tell her to be sure they need water befope you water them and don,t feed them to death she does both. i keep myne on the north side of the house the light is just about all they need gets to hot anywhere else i have another 4 shelves full in the puter room. no more room for them unless i use grow lights and don,t have room for grow lite tablr they are kinda pricy anyway i try and keep them in self watering pots try to get missy to buy this type of pots but she won,t you could have shelvs like these they were not very much and easy to put in i syill don.t have all of them painted but ill get there sooner or later.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
7:00 PM

Post #8305705

thamks al and mekos they keep me buisy never a dull moment around here. likei said funny farm .children do as they please and i let them bill does also he is a push over.they help us alot the kids [m sure billy would love to know when i have roses comeing in he would probly be gone all day. last time he had eo dog holes for 12 shrub roses he trlls me i have to much. im not going to order any this year. that will throw him into shock. tkank you for the kind words love nettie

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 11, 2011
7:16 PM

Post #8305733

Thanks Nettie - I like to think it's with kindness;o) I think it's a watering issue with me. I think my Mom waters them when ever she remembers (probably not often) and they thrive.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
7:34 PM

Post #8305757

i wster these about every 3 weeks with the pots i use thats plenty often. some people just have a green thumb they lust look at plants and they thrive love nettie

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littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8305814

mekos have you seen rrm on here today womder where she is nettie
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 11, 2011
9:22 PM

Post #8305895

Her internet is down right now Nettie. I think her router went bad but they are shipping her another one and as soon as it comes she will be back. She is missing everyone. I talked to her on the phone several times and she is ok just having puter problems.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 11, 2011
10:53 PM

Post #8305926

?>,nim glad its only puter problems was afraid she might be sick so glad she is ok i know we are not to wory but i have always been that way just to old to change emid has been off for a long time now i know she has a business to run but miss her.anyway im going to bed bill says we need to go to grocery store in the morning oh my if we didn.t have to eat we would have more money.for me to spend love and hugs nettie
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2011
8:07 AM

Post #8306437

Waahoo! - We're gettin' more of it! How many more weeks until Spring? I'm puttin' on another pot of coffee. Pic of my twin spruce in backyard.

Al

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littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 12, 2011
4:02 PM

Post #8307342

al bill says you have a trick camera he is crazy at times. im use to it it is beautiful but i don,t care for it. i almost froze in wallmart today going to start wearing long johns to shop for groceries they need to turn up the heat just a little.nettie
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 12, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8307427

mekos ive found another plant in this book i like its a pinguiculacaurules blooms purple i also like the dancing ladies im probly dreaming again no telling how much they cost.it blooms lavendar same family but says its a grand flora.also a yellow one called golden glow and a white don,t know what its called.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 12, 2011
5:32 PM

Post #8307494

I got a Ping I am trying to root right now so I can share with you. Has a purple bloom. They are suppose to easy to root if you keep it warm enough and lights. (I think I should have told it before starting though)!
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 12, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8307670

i hope so cause id love one you are ever so good to me. nettie

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 12, 2011
7:51 PM

Post #8307721

She's the best Nettie;o)

Did you ever get those Devil Claw seeds I sent mekos? If not I have more I'll resend;o)
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 12, 2011
9:09 PM

Post #8307786

mekos and all im going to bed im bad sleepy need rest parker the little chicken farmer is a littie under the weather. he has been to dr, so he will be fine night all love and hugs nettie
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 13, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8308724

Kelly, I'm sorry I forgot to tell you I did get them. Thank you so much and I cannot wait to plant. Now I am ready for the snow to move on out of here and let the sun shine again. DH came home from work today(first day back to work this week), and told me someone told him we are expecting a huge ice storm monday. I told him I am NOT and will not accept it. It can just warm up and melt. I am not doing ice any more this year!

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8308850

Oh I hope it doesn't storm there;o( Glad you got the seeds. I got worried cuz they were taking their sweet 'ol time! I'll send you some of the other kind when I get them.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 13, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8308864

Our news said warm and sunny 50 degree weather for 5 days so I think the one telling him that got it wrong. Maybe for the mountains of NC. Definately not us.
Thanks Kelly, I'd love any different ones you find. I have several things for you also. Been hectic around here for the last couple months and it is just beginning to let up a bit. I'll get them out to you soon. I sent Mechelle some special seeds to germinate for you and Al and herself as a surprise so when she gets those ready, you should be very happy. I figured with her greenhouse she could do a better job than me. ;-)

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2011
12:56 PM

Post #8308892

Oh I forgot we have a professional greenhouse grower amongst our friends;o) I can't wait - you always come up with something cool;o)
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 13, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8308901

It is a goth plant. Only clue you getting. But I have more seeds for you and will send more to her to grow iffin she has time and wants to do it. I'll check it with her later when I get them all together.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 13, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8309029

;o)
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 13, 2011
3:11 PM

Post #8309087

mekos mould you like me to shair the pages out of that book with you i dould scan them on the printer and print them out. just let me know nettie
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 13, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8309102

al that picture would be nice on cards you are ssure good with that camera my little digital camera is so messed up don,t know what to do about it bill says it would cost more to send it in than it is worth he thinks i should trash it and get a new one he in probly wright . hate to give up the camera dock it is so handy. going to do smothing about it before spring. just don,t know what.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 13, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8309155

Nettie, there are loads of really good cameras out there a lot less than $100 or so. Look at some of the smaller Kodak Easyshare types complete with their own computer software, they are really inexpensive and good. The older ones are hardly worth repairing, the new ones are much better quality.

Al
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 13, 2011
9:57 PM

Post #8309702

al you are right my grand dau. says you know even a good camera will go bad. and this one has gone bad for sure, i think the batteries this thing uses would put a person in the poor house. i have a melota that will focus by its self sause i don.t see as good as i once did i just hate waiting for the pictures to get back. i could always use it for awhile. as bill says it won.t hurt me.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8309925

I've shot film cameras for over 40 years, but I don't think I could ever go back to film again. The new digital cameras, even the simple ones, are so much better for computer use. The cost of film and processing has gone out of sight. For the same price you can put a thousand pictures on an SD card and if you don't like them they can be erased and start over. There is so much you can do with images on the computer these days.

Al

Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8310552

Speaking of cameras, can anyone recommend a good digital one that has a large viewfinder like the old film cameras did? I want a new one for outdoor picture taking but can't use the digital screen on the one I have due to vision issues but can still frame a picture with my Instamatic Pocket Camera (which still works perfectly but alas can't get 110 film anymore) which has a large enough view finder for my eyes to still use well. The view finder on my digital is way too small for me to use.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2011
1:06 PM

Post #8310577

I don't know much Mindy. I use a Hewlet Packard photo smart. I is very easy to use and takes wonderful pictures, I'm not real good with it but that is just me because I don't understand anything accept point and flash.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 14, 2011
3:40 PM

Post #8310806

Mindy, some of the older digitals did have a fairly small screen. Most of the newer ones have larger 2.5 - 3.0" displays that are a lot easier for some of us senior folks to see and use. I have exactly the same problem myself. A lot of cameras now don't have viewfinders at all, just a large view screen in the back. The autofocus features make up for a lot of past problems, too. Mine are always in focus now. Check with a store that has working cameras on display, and let the salesperson know the problem so they can show you the best models.

Al
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8310815

I agree with Al, Mindy. Let a sales person help you to find the best for your needs. They will know them all probably as ours have helped me in the past when I was looking.
Mindy03
Monticello, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 14, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8310939

Thanks Al and Mekos. I'll keep saving my pennies and ask and check them all out when I get enough of them saved.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 14, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8310950

Awwww, just got look and check them out to see which would be best for you and save that amount, OR tell relatives that is what you want for the next gift giving ocasion. Like anniversary or birthday or valentines day...
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 14, 2011
8:38 PM

Post #8311223

mekos i pulled the book on this camera it is a hp phpto smart says in the book it may need tohave amay need software updates and driver also im going to have billy don look at this tomorrow i wish that would fix it i really like the camera and picture quality maybe billy can find out if it needs smothing.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8311624

Definately Nettie. I wouldn't throw it away. If you have a college near you sometimes they have a photo class there and those may have some ideas for you also. We have a photo place in Clemson next to the university and they do passport photos and sell camera supplies and such and they know quite a bit about cameras and can clean them, repairs also.
They could also recomend someone else for you if needed so I'd check around and see what you have available around you. If nothing else, get the address to the company and see if you could send it back for a good cleaning and check up. They will tell you what to expect on costs or where a repair shop would be in your area.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 15, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8311631

Nettie - A lot of times you can get free software updates right on line from the company's web site. I would check there first before buying anything new.

AL
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 15, 2011
3:30 PM

Post #8312335

mekos lm just waiting for billy don to fenish what he is doing then he is comeing over and check this mess out. its all on line and i would just make a mess and probly ruin the camera and im tryiing to save it so ill wait for him the story of my life.the madtell men left a big glob of wires behind the puter they may have un pluged smothing baxk there between the desk and the wall. i should not mess with that mess or everything here may blow up.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8312363

I know the feeling Nettie. Happens to me all the time. I'm sure he can find it for you.
huneybunch_2000
Montrose, AR
(Zone 8a)

January 15, 2011
5:20 PM

Post #8312471

Hello.. Hope you all are staying warm.. We got a nice snow here but the weather is finally warming back up a lil.. Thank goodness..
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8312591

Hey girl, I been wondering where you were.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 15, 2011
7:23 PM

Post #8312645

billy don has been over he says the flash is all messed up no fast fix for that he said i need to just gieve it up and get a new camera says i can use it but will have to keep turning the flash off i can do that if i have to and ill have to.got my hopes up for a little while. ill try and come up with a new one come spring.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 15, 2011
8:40 PM

Post #8312778

Sorry Nettie, bummer! Well maybe you can find a good one cheap when you are ready to get it.
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 16, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8313209

Nettie, hopefully you'll find a really great deal on one! I would love to have a new one too, but at least my old one still works. It would be horrible not having one.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8313261

[quote="lycodad"]I'm now starting a very few Tumbling Tom (red) tomatoes strictly as an indoor windowsill plants. They can also be grown as an outdoor hanging basket or small patio container for those of you living in warmer areas. This is a very small experiment for me using my new garden windows, but I will likely have a few plants to send out in a couple of months if somebody wants to try. That is, if they grow out okay.

Al[/quote]

I have an upside-down planter, that I have never been able to get a regular tomato like beefsteak or better boy to do very well in. Do you think maybe the Tumbling Tom would work in it, since it can be grown in hanging baskets? If so, I would like to try one. Thanks!
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 16, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8313321

[quote="littlenettie"]rrm i bought to cp at lows [/quote]

rrm or nettie: What is a cp? The plant that needs non-chemical water?

I know I saw on here someone taking about getting jugs ready to go outside. I am still not sure I understand how to do this. I have the jugs and need to know how to do it. Is it just things that need the fluctuating temps or any type of seed? (I just planted these seeds in pots and put them outside) What is the advantage to doing it in the jugs versus starting seeds inside?

Thanks!

skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 16, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8313369

cp's are carnivorous plants, such as a venus fly trap, etc.
From what I understand on the winter sowing in jugs, it is very beneficial for hardier plants, and such, as the seeds develop just as they would if they were growing in nature. The jugs are kind of like a mini hot house, but the seeds still get the temp cold and moisture, etc. that they need. The seeds sometimes sprout a little later, but the plants don't have problems with as many things as when sown indoors. You just stick the jugs out, and forget about them, basically. There is a whole forum here on winter sowing with a lot of really great people that can help and answer questions. I'm reading up on it now, too, wondering if I should try some.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2011
11:18 AM

Post #8313567

Crit - I started my Tumbling Toms last week, they are just little green pips right now, about 6 of them growing in my window sill. I'll need about 6 weeks more time to grow them for transplant. Since I only need one or two, I'll adopt out the rest. I've had pretty good luck shipping them cross country. They are a dwarf plant, so should grow well in your Topsy Turvy or whatever container you use (should be at least a gallon or two).

Better Boy and Beefsteak are both large "garden" tomatoes that don't belong in small containers, choose "dwarf" tomatoes such as Patio or Tumbler instead for better results. This is my Tumbler from last year, grown in a two gallon pail.

Al

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littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 16, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8313746

mekos that littlle pitcher plant is up about two inches tall im sxcited . never grew one from scratch before may build my self confidence that doesn,t mean im going to get carried away. love nettie
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 16, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8313757

al did you say you have bush tomatos. how tall do they get , i get tirde of staking and re staking and tieing them up wish i could find one that you just stake one time that grows well in arkansas. some one must have come up with smothing better than what i have to put up with. nettie
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 16, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8313813

There's a lot of bushy tomatoes (determinate) to choose from. Depends on how many are available to take the heat in AR because I live in much cooler NY. This question you're going to have to ask a local garden center or County Co-op Extension unit (4H) for best answer.

A few of my shorter favorites are Celebrity, Bush Beefsteak, New Yorker, and Roma.

Al
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 16, 2011
2:04 PM

Post #8313836

the beefstak does good here a little to good they grow way to tall. al i would like some of the ark. travlers they say those do great here but i canlt them any where. guess i could try going through the ext. agent last time i used him was when i needed a plant id that took 6 weeks they sent them up to ua verry slow. ill try. thanks nettie
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 16, 2011
8:52 PM

Post #8314439

just poped back in to say good night going to be warmer in the morning need to do some things aroundoutside have some limbs broke off the camelia its full of buds going to be pretty looks like a big red rose bush love and hugs nettie talk later.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8314823

Morning folks - We finally made it, it's 5 degrees below outside for first time this season. It took the cat about 30 seconds to go outside, turn around, and come back in. I hope she remembered why she went out in the first place (she's getting old).

Okay - Back to tomatoes. Nettie, I stake ALL of my tomato plants, even the short ones. This gets the stems and fruits off the ground so they aren't as prone to ground rot, bugs, and animals. We have ground mice here that will eat most anything but they seem to love my tomatoes, will take quarter size chunks out of them which ruins every fruit. Staking the plants seems to deter them and other bugs and slugs. Yes, staking is a little bit of an effort, but in my particular case it's certainly worth the extra time.

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

January 17, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8314931

[quote="littlenettie"]the beefstak does good here a little to good they grow way to tall. al i would like some of the ark. travlers they say those do great here but i canlt them any where. guess i could try going through the ext. agent last time i used him was when i needed a plant id that took 6 weeks they sent them up to ua verry slow. ill try. thanks nettie[/quote]

I've gotten the Arkansas Travelers at Wal-Mart. I like them because they are pink and low acid. My DH can't eat too many of the regular ones because of the acid.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8314937

Al,
I would like to have a couple of your Tumbling Toms if you have enough. I would like to try one in the Topsy Turvey and one in a large pot.

Thanks,
Patti
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 17, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8315418

tomatos grow so big here even the big cages can,t hold them i may have to make my own cages or smothing the wind will take them down don.t know how to stop that we are at the foot of a mountain and my garden just suckes it in. goob place to fly a kite grand kids love that. nettie

This message was edited Jan 17, 2011 9:21 PM
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 17, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8315465

thanks crit i have a 7th grade basket ball game tonight will check walmart after the game and see if they have seed for them talked to garden club presedent she said they grow real good here. might get bill to put a fence up on one row and tie the cages to that. any thing so i could stop them from falling over. its hard to put a grown tomato back up right. and i like a goog acid tomato they tast better to me.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 17, 2011
11:33 AM

Post #8315481

mekos i have anoyher pitcher plant up. im excited they are really growing good in the laundry room window. thats where i start my garder plants south window. about the only thing its good for. al im going to use some of the things you sent me in yhe garden to keep bugs away i saw some where that the french one will keep bugs out thank you. nettie
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 17, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8315488

I have my humidifier in my plant room. I have it set at 50%, is that too high or should I go higher? It will go anywhere from 25% to 65%.
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 17, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8316146

al had to go to walwart to get meds found a nikon coolpix on sale i think im going to like it alot runs off 2double a batteries they will be alot less money than the hp used. that will be a plus the camera card from the hp will fit it thats a pluss also so a good deal allaround im a happy camper. now just as soon as i learn to use it ill be good to go. yhanks for all the advice nettie

This message was edited Jan 17, 2011 8:27 PM
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 17, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8316176

WooHoo! Nettie got her a new camera! We'll get new pictures to see! Very happy for you Nettie! I'm sure you'll love it!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 17, 2011
7:38 PM

Post #8316285

Great going Nettie! Happy for you too. YIPPIE!!!
If you get the rechargeable batteries and a charger it will save you a bundle too. The batteries go fast but I keep 12 rechargeable batteries so 4 in the camera at a time and 8 ready for use. Then I have 2 disks to hold the pictures and will be able to take lots of pictures when I need to. I couldn't afford the throw away batteries, they die too fast.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 17, 2011
10:29 PM

Post #8316472

The Nikon Coolpix are very nice indeed! We're all waiting to see new pictures!

Al
skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2011
5:09 AM

Post #8316681

On cameras, can anyone tell me, the lens that I have that I use with my old 35 camera, do any of them work with the newer digital cameras?
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8316753

Sandi - Some, but not all, of the higher end Nikon and Canon SLRs will exchange lenses with the new digital models. There may be others. You really need to check with a quality camera dealer to answer this question.

Tons of really good camera equipment became virtually obsolete in the digital age, a sorry state of affairs for most of us veteran photographers. I personally spent thousands to keep my business equipment up to date, only to see most of it made useless in the digital age. I now carry a small pocket camera that is far sharper and a lot more practical than many of the fine Nikons I used years ago.

Al

skellogg
Sundance, WY
(Zone 3b)

January 18, 2011
6:30 AM

Post #8316813

Thanks Al! That's what I needed to know. I'll see if I can find a camera dealer somewhere around. I know what you mean about obsolete equipment, lol! I just dabbled in such, but still have a couple of thousand of dollars worth of various lens and such. It's just depressing that we spent all that money, and now can't use them. (Well, my old 35 still works great, it's just getting harder to find some place to develop the film, and the costs are getting too high!)
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 18, 2011
1:21 PM

Post #8317491

al i think it will be fine for my needs and it was 50 bollars off that was good now if i learn to use it im sure i can just take me some time i spent time takeing all the dust jackets off my books that i use all the time dau is takeing them to school for me and laminate them for me. my books get abused sometimes people don,t wash there hands. several were spliting in places. that should save them for a while. nettie
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 18, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8317554

mekos have you talked to rrm how long boes she think she will be down . this thread is really long could use a new one . hand got tirde just getting back over here. i talk alot im sure you have seen that love all of you for putting up with me . nettie

This message was edited Jan 18, 2011 3:54 PM
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8317559

Hi Nettie, she called me and said she got the modem just a little while ago and as soon as she gets dinner cooked for DH she will be trying to catch up on threads and mails and I'm sure she will be here soon. She sure missed you girl and everyone else. I am tickled pink.
lycodad
Hornell, NY
(Zone 5a)

January 18, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8317580

Here's one you girls can help me with...

I received a small simple waffle maker for Christmas, an Oster 3883. It is supposed to make nice round Belgium waffles, just like the ones seen in resturants and hotel lobbies. My first attempt I tried Krusteze mix which didn't use any eggs according their instructions on the box. I note that almost every other recipe I seen uses eggs in the mix. The temperature was dialed in at about 3/4 hot, and timing was 4 1/2 - 5 minutes. To make a long story short, my first try resulted in waffles that sort of looked like lumpy soft pancakes, kind of disappointing. I was looking for waffles sort of crispy on the outside and a touch soft on the inside.

Anybody know how to do this right? Maybe I need a different mix or recipe. Or maybe more eggs. A guy that knows how to fly an airplane should be able to figure this thing out, I just need the right advice.

Al
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 18, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8317677

kelly pleasa could we have a new thread love nettie

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8317747

Nice you got a new camera nettie;o)

Hi mekos;o)

Al, we use Bisquick and the waffle recipe on the box. Perfect every time;o) It does use eggs.

After I make dinner I'll make us a new thread unless someone beats me to it...
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8317799

Bisquick is a good idea. Since you have the other, I would say up your heat to get the crispy fast on the outside but still soft on the inside. You will probably have to do some trial and error to find out just right.
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2011
4:27 PM

Post #8317803

The Robin has flopped ... she landed at my front door today. I'm so excited. At the dining room table where I can spread everything out. My notebook at hand and my computer ready to look up things I don't know. YIPEEEEEE
My mailman is so cute. I have some post it notes in the mailbox so he can leave me a note if I have a package arrive and he has put it somewhere for me. He left a note that said "you have a package. :-))"
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2011
4:38 PM

Post #8317828

Yippie Crit!!!!! Great news!
Charleen got her modem today too so she will be back shortly as she is catching up now with all the e-mails and d-mails and mail mails she has and also having to catch up on some posts and such. So lots of good news today.
Al, I think your problem might be needing little more heat also. BUT the bisquick is great to use too.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 18, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8317943

cp's under ice. Hello Nettie. I'm back home, Darlin. Hi, Al , Mekos, Sandi, Crit and everyone. Finally got my internet going. My modems died but have a new one and upz and going...

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mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2011
5:31 PM

Post #8317947

Mine kinda looks like that too Charleen.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

January 18, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8317952

Down in the front, not far from that frog is where my VFT's are. Now , the wait to see if they made it. this is their first year out. Ones, I got a Lowes. Will let you know if they made it. Hello, my dear friend...
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 18, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8317954

I sowed seeds in my aquarium and got tiny VFTs sprouted.

locakelly

locakelly
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 18, 2011
7:33 PM

Post #8318151

New thread chatty patties - follow us here...

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1150159/
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 18, 2011
9:06 PM

Post #8318274

where is every one come on people we have a clean page. nettie
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 27, 2011
5:22 PM

Post #8334041

al im not very good at sending pictures but ill trythis is another line but japanese i like doing these this one took over all best in show the thing is it was starting to look sad after sitting in that hot building for 3 days. nettie

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littlenettie
Booneville, AR

January 27, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8334165

my net is still mesed up real bad takes all day to losd anything makes me sleepy hate fooling with smothing that dosen,t work like it should love nettie.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

January 27, 2011
6:36 PM

Post #8334185

Hey Nettie, ya posting on the wrong thread , come over here. I think ya little lost.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1150159/
littlenettie
Booneville, AR

February 1, 2011
11:54 PM

Post #8344347

loca please we need a new thread thank you nettie

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