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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8506096

We came from here

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1060274/

OMG!!! its almost planting time.. well, last year on this day in history I direct sowed mine.

Um, today its in the 30's raining and no way am I planting them direct. But its a thought anyway!

So whacha-all thinking on here?



(Edited to add link...!)


This message was edited Apr 19, 2011 8:04 AM

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 19, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8506328

Haven't planted any Sunflower seeds yet, although I could have/should have. There is one that reseeded itself out front. Have no idea which variety it is though. It's about 6 feet tall right now, with multibranching buds.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8506337

Been cold has it? its freeznig here.. in the 30's raining..

I have not gotten any seed yet either...

Right now I am scurrying down my lists to see what else to do..
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 19, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8506425

LOL. Cold in South Florida? It's mid yo upper 80's every day with lows around 70. No more cold fronts or cooler weather here until late October. I've just been lazy at planting Sunflower seeds. Got a whole box full of seed packs. Need to get off my butt and get it done.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 19, 2011
2:17 PM

Post #8506905

+Weoo, ima figuring couple 2-3 weeks yet.. Although we have seen snow fly in May.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 19, 2011
2:56 PM

Post #8506973

You probably still got a way to go before you can be 100% sure of no more frosts. You can always get those clear cold mornings in May when the temps briefly dip below 32.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8508195

Well, today the tide is in... be a while before I have "dry" enough ground to poke some seed.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 20, 2011
2:25 PM

Post #8509312

No tide here. Just dry dry dry dirt, brown grass and several wild brush fires 2 counties North of here.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2011
2:30 PM

Post #8509317

Well.. will send ya some water... maybe you can use it..

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 20, 2011
5:16 PM

Post #8509666

Yes, we could use some of that now. It's just one month until our summer rainy/thundery season starts. It starts every year in late May right on schedule. Only good thing about it being so dry right now = no bugs/mosquitoes.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2011
9:50 PM

Post #8510262

that reminds me.. gotta get some more fly traps
I need to "decorate" the flowerbed on the fence...seems to be a congregation of bugs there. Its really redneck there... ick!

BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8521630

Traps are up. They look so delightful.. Kinda gives a glow to that spot! Last year seemed we did not have enough up.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 26, 2011
1:39 PM

Post #8522052

A glow? Are those the lighted bug zappers yous are talking about?
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8522146

Nope... they are those huge gallon size Trap and toss.

Lovely arent they? That was last seasons hunt.. I actually had four up.. this year I dont think ten is gonna be enough.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8522164

Cant afford the electricity to run those zappers but that would be a thrill too! I can see it ow ten of them popping machines singing day and nite.. Yep that would be a thrill...

These things here.. silent yet deadly.

Now to get something to control the odor.

haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2011
5:13 AM

Post #8843072

Here are some pics of a sunny farm which I took on the way to our cabin.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=262713410434061&set=a.262713047100764.61722.100000862125871&type=1&theater

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8843210

WEW!!! that is an awesmoe field of sunnies! I Did not grow any this year...it was a lousy gardening year..
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8843877

Not the greatest here either. Too much rain and heat.
I thought you of all folks would appreciate all those sunnies!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

October 11, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8844831

I do I do! I love the sunnies! Hopefully next year I will plant some, but yano what, the old sunny patch went to grass this year and we did not till a new one.. hmm must make note to self.. tell hub to till!
haighr
Laurel, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 12, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8845958

Always a list lol!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

November 25, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8905672

LOL!

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