I just moved here last month and am already getting itchy for warmer weather and playing with plants. Are there any roundups planned for the Columbia area? If not, I'd love to organize one if there is interest.
Last year we were planning on meeting in Columbia. Normally we end up meeting in the Kansas City or Sedalia area but decided to try and be more accessible to people in other parts of the state. Where ever we have the RU it needs to be easy to get to from either I-70 or 50 hwy or another major highway.
Dates; best time for Spring, weather wise. is usually May or June. After that it gets too hot and no one wants to travel to a RU unless it's totally air conditioned with all the bells and whistles. LOL. Late April can sometimes be good too.
I'm in charge of the greenhouse at my job from either March or April into the beginning of June so I may not be able to get away but will try.
Thanks for the info. Perhaps it is too early to be asking about this? There doesn't seem to be much interest right now. In order to find a place, I need to have an idea of how many people to expect. However, right now you are the only one who has responded. Hmmm...
I would love to come, with me it needs to be the last of April. Will try to help too. Try posting on other forum too. ie, Plant trading, seed trading. perennials, etc. Some people can't frequent the net as much during the week, because of work.
Sure, I'd come if I can get a ride and if I have that day off work, I'd help with gas. Otherwise, I can't afford to drive my truck alone, it uses oil too. Roundups are a great time, visiting and stuff!
Ok...sounds like we have some interest. How about suggestions for dates? It sounds like late April-early May is best. We will want to avoid Mother's day probably and Easter (April 24 and May 8). That leaves us the weekends of April 16-17, April 30-May 1, and May 14-15. Will any of those days work for people?
Also, I just found out that I have to move again...after I just got moved in. The people who own the property decided to not let me renew because they need it for family. I was very upset by this because they had said that I could when I signed the lease (it's a partial and I was going to then renew in May, about all that was available when moving in the middle of January) I just got settled...but such is life. I may have to move though sometime in April or May, so I will keep that in the back of my head as well.
That's true...but I have a large dog and it is very hard to find a place that will take him and not charge a fortune for it. My budget is tight as it is, and now I have to somehow find the money for another set of deposits. Not sure what to do about it yet.
April 30 or May 1 sounds good to me as well. When I get some time I'll take a look and see what venues might be available to us around here.
I'm in any weekend but whenever Midwest Equine fair is in Madison, WI. Think it's April 14-16. I've never been to a RU either so eager to come. Can we bring younger gardeners too (over age 10)? My kids are getting pretty good and a few have the gardening addiction as bad as I do:) They're geeks enough to enjoy it too LOL