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deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2013
4:44 AM

Post #9430643

pass LINKS
we came from HERE 1 : http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1276399/#new
HAVE'S & WISHES :3 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1282506/
we came from here : 2 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1280378/
we came from here :4 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1284788/
we came from here :5 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1287419/
we came from here :6 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1288803/#new
we came from here :7 http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1292967/#new
TOOK FLIGHT OCT 16TH

1 .MIDWESTFARMWIFE-----OH ---LANDED OCT 18TH ---TOOK OFF OCT 22ND
2. OBLIQUA------PA-----LANDED--OCT 24TH--- TOOK OFF OCT 26TH
3 GARDENSEEDER63 / ---NH--LANDED OCT 30 TH --TOOK OFF OCT 31ST
4. ALIKAT32 -NH---lLANDED NOV 1ST-----TOOK OFF NOV 3
5. PFG-----NY----LANDED NOV 5 TH ------TOOK OFF NOV 7 TH
6. SNARVA,----- NJ ON THE WAY TO CRIS316
7. CRIS316----LANDED NOV 13TH--TOOK OFF NOV 14TH
8. BIGTROT------MD--LANDED NOV 16TH--TOOK OFF NOV 19TH
9..BLUESPIRAL-----MD---LANDED NOV 20TH -------TOOK OFF NOV 21ST
10. LAMARION--------VA --LANDED NOV 24 TH----TOOK OFF NOV 26TH
11. FOTV/SUSAN---VA--LANDED NOV 28TH----TOOK OFF NOV 30TH
12.LANALILA -NC----DEC 3RD ------TOOK OFF DEC 7TH
13 CHICORY31----NC --LANDED DEC 10 TH ----TOOK OFF 12-12-12
14. CZIMMERMAN00----KY---LANDED DEC-14----TOOK OFF DEC-15-
15. MARTI001 -----KY-----LANDED DEC 17 TH ---TOOK OFF DEC 19 TH
16. POISONDARTFROG ---KY---LANDED DEC 21 ST----TOOK OFF DEC 22ND
17. FRAUSNOW----GA--LANDED DEC 24 TH-----TOOK OFF DEC 26TH
18. PAULA_P------TX--LANDED DEC 28TH----TOOK OFF DEC 31
19. CHEERMOM-----AZ --LANDED JAN 3 RD---TOOK OFF JAN 7 TH
20. RISINGCREEK---KC--CA--LANDED JAN 9TH --TOOK OFF JAN 12TH
21. DOMEHOMEDEE- -CA--LANDED JAN 16TH--TOOK OFF JAN 17TH
22. GARDENQUAIL--- ---CA--LANDED JAN 19 TH--TOOK OFF JAN 25TH
23.
24. PATTI1959-- OR----LANDED JAN 28TH---TOOK OFF JAN 30TH
25. ORDAIRYGIRL / --OR---LANDED FEB 1ST ---TOOK OFF FEB 5TH
26. WWKATHY/KATHY-----CO--LANDED FEB 8---TOOK OFF FEB 12TH
27. MINNESIPPI----MINN--LANDED FEB 16TH--- TOOK OFF FEB 18TH
28. MELLEN1954---IOWA--LANDED FEB 21 ST --TOOK OFF FEB 25TH
29. MOMCAT--DEB-- ILL---LANDED FEB 27TH--- TOOK OFF MAR 4TH
30. DIAMOND9192002 / -IND---LANDED MAR 6TH ---TOOK OFF MAR 11TH
31. JLEE160---MI----LANDED MAR 13 TH ----TOOK OFF MAR 18 TH
32. SBISH5-----MI--LANDED MAR 20 TH----TOOK OFF MAR 21ST
HOME . DEEJAY9---
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GREAT PRIZE TO BE announced LATER :)


RISINGCREEK---KC--CA---------------JAN 21ST-----SORRY
MELLEN1954---IOWA----FEB 1ST--------------------SORRY
PAULA_P------TX-------------FEB 11th? ---------------SORY
CHEERMOM----SUEG--AZ-------FEB 13 TH-----------SORRY
MARTI001 -----KY------------FEB 14TH--------------------SORRY
POISONDARTFROG --ALANA--KY-----FEB 20TH------SORRY
GARDENQUAIL---MICHELLE ---CA----------FEB 22TH---SORRY
CRIS316---NJ-----FEB 25 TH------SORRY
CZIMMERMAN00----CHRISTINE---KY---------FEB 28TH----SORRY
FOTV/SUSAN---VA--------MAR 1ST---SORRY
JLEE160--JEN--MI--------------MAR 2ND---SORRY
FRAUSNOW-----MAR 4TH----SORRY
PATTI1959-- OR------------MAR 8TH --SORRY
PFG---PAM---NH---------MAR 11TH---SORRY
MIDWESTFARMWIFE----MARY---OH ----MAR 12 TH--SORRY
CHICORY31---KERRIE--NC ------MAR 13---SORRY
BIGTROT--- DONNA ---MD------MAR 14TH---SORRY
DOMEHOMEDEE------MAR 18TH ---SORRY
. MINNESIPPI---STEPHINE---MINN--------MAR 21ST---SORRY
GARDENSEEDER63 / SUSAN----NH-----------MAR 22ND----SORRY
ALIKAT32 /ALI--NH-----------------------MAR 23RD
LANAKILA---NC------MAR 25 TH
BLUESPIRAL-----MD-------APR 1ST
WWKATHY/KATHY-----CO-------APR 8TH








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sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 25, 2013
7:01 AM

Post #9430836

It's getting closer!!!
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2013
9:06 AM

Post #9431009

Yah!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2013
1:40 PM

Post #9431355

Just watching..:-)
mellen1954
New Providence, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2013
2:24 PM

Post #9431417

Headed your way, Deb
ME
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

February 25, 2013
2:32 PM

Post #9431420

Oh boy, round 2 is getting closer!
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9431602

Yay!!! I'll be watching for it!!
jlee160
Rockford, MI

February 26, 2013
3:16 AM

Post #9431958

ALMOST THERE:)
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 26, 2013
4:16 AM

Post #9431971

Ah, the suspense builds :)
Susie, thanks for the new thread!
Michelle
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 26, 2013
4:36 AM

Post #9431983

Round 2 you say????? Some of us are still anxiously waiting for round 1 to reach us ! LOL But from what everyone is saying it is definitely going to be worth the wait!! And then the anxiousness will start all over again while waiting for round 2 !!!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 26, 2013
12:47 PM

Post #9432612

Help from anyone who is still to receive the robin ahead of me --- looking for green bean seeds---pole variety and also bush variety --- my son has requested these as one of the things for in our garden this year --- so , if anybody has any available please let me know--would greatly appreciate it !! Thank you so much. Shirley
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2013
1:06 PM

Post #9432648

be happy to send you some have both pole and bush let me know
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 26, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9432681

risingcreek--sent you a d-mail ! THANKS

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9432767

evening ev1 We Are haven a BLIZZARD Here can hardly see the road we have about 2" so far Sure glad I don't have to go out into it . Just lazing around tonight kids wanted to play cards but not feeling up to it .

ya all have a great evening back tomorrow . GN
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 26, 2013
3:38 PM

Post #9432814

Hi, all.
Shirley, I seem to recall seeing packets of green bean seeds in the robin, both pole and bush, I think. Perhaps whoever has the robin now (or whoever is getting it next if it is in flight) can check for you and set some aside for you?
Michelle
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 26, 2013
3:42 PM

Post #9432823

Thanks for letting me know Michelle. Will definitely check it out when it reaches me!!

Also looking for swiss chard, beets, radishes, carrots . Hubby & kids are making veggie garden plans!!! THANKS
mellen1954
New Providence, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 26, 2013
4:48 PM

Post #9432902

I just had the robin, and there are still many pkgs. of pole and bush beans, peas, some radishes.

ME
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

February 26, 2013
9:00 PM

Post #9433155

I've been watching the read and sad to say my guess was off :(
Judging by how its been flying around so quickly it should be home to
Deejay before long.

Happy planting all :)
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

February 27, 2013
1:02 AM

Post #9433237

Thanks mellen !! Can't wait to get it !! For those of us at the end, It has seemed like forever since we got this robin flying ! I didn't even make a guess as to when it would get back to Susie !! Being the first time participating in anything like this , I didn't have any idea what to guess !!

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2013
10:25 AM

Post #9433667

Lol...am thinking my guess could be good for the end of the second trip...

I'm thinking the drought here is done...lol. Snowed in for a few days... Guess I'll work on potting babies til I can get out of my driveway...'Spose to be 50's by Fri. and Sat.
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2013
4:26 AM

Post #9434271

It arrived yesterday. Between work and a dentist appointment, I didn't get home until really late, and it had been drizzling/sleeting all afternoon, so the box was a bit damp. I didn't get a chance to even open it yet, I'm looking forward to that this evening. Is that a flat rate box, I didn't notice. I may try to run to the post office at lunch time and see if I can get a replacement.

Deb

lanakila

lanakila
Holly Springs, NC
(Zone 7b)

February 28, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9434666

I was far too pessimistic when trying to predict when the birdie would get back to it's mama! Happy to see that the little fattie has been moving right along. :)
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 28, 2013
6:09 PM

Post #9434966

Hi, all.
Unless the box changed since I mailed it, it was a reused box that we were mailing by weight. But you might check the box again.
Well, turns out my guess for when the robin would return home was a bit early :) But for a while, it looked like it might actually be pretty close to arrival time :) Wonder who will be the lucky winner?... This robin does like to fly!
Michelle
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

February 28, 2013
8:01 PM

Post #9435058

when I shipped it, I reused the box - a large flat rate. However, Im not sure it is being used as a flat rate box. I used it as one because it was cheaper than by weight...
mellen1954
New Providence, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 28, 2013
9:24 PM

Post #9435103

It is a flat rate box.
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2013
4:47 AM

Post #9435183

OK, thanks. If I can pick up another at lunch today, I will, otherwise, it seems like it is holding up OK. I guess it didn't get soaked through from the drizzle, and once it dried, it looks fine, and feels strong.

I probably won't be able to get to the post office until tomorrow, to send it on it's way. I'm supposed to work overtime tonight, and that usually means I get out too late to get there in time.

The assortment is great!! I don't think I've ever seen such a huge robin. This is by far the best robin I've ever participated in!! I found alot that I am looking forward to trying out. Just incredible.

I'll post when it's on it's way.

Deb

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 1, 2013
4:57 AM

Post #9435189

GM & TGIF Happy MARCH its my friends B-day today & She is in TX So another friend is comming over this afternoon & she & I are going to Celebrate Judys Birthday here at My Place with Cake & Coffee :)
While Going through My seed stash & getting her started in gardening :) so far I have no Pain this morning
sure hope it will stay that way .

you all have a great day .
susie
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 1, 2013
6:49 PM

Post #9435981

Hi, all.
I mailed envelopes to Marti, Fruity, and Lanakila today. These contain the seeds you requested from me. Finally got them to the post office! :)
Michelle

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 2, 2013
5:05 AM

Post #9436257

Looks Like a bright Sunny day So guess I will Play in the seeds again & sort a few for the robin when it gets home so i can add to it & Get it back in the air for second time around .
ya all have a fun Safe weekend .

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2013
12:29 PM

Post #9436648

So is anyone starting seeds they got from the robin? Haven't heard much about that yet...figured we'ld be seeing pix of babies.. Or is it just the lagers that got the box late that are still here? LOL. I'm starting a whole tray of goodies today..mostly Hibiscus and tomatoes for the moment.. Will be heading to the back bedroom in a few to begin somemore... I got soo many wonderful things and I just can hardly wait to grow and watch them come into bloom.

Here's some pix to get you all excited about the possibilities...lol. Most were started about 2 months ago from the Rare Seed Trade, and now will be working on those things I got from the box here a few weeks ago.

I am still in awe everytime I think how small those seeds are and what joy and beauty they can bring. No gift is as beautiful as a flower, thankyou all for sharing your beauty with me! Kathy

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FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 2, 2013
4:49 PM

Post #9436870

Thank you, Kathy, for your envy that arrived this week, and Michelle for yours that's on the way. Don't fret just now being able to mail, Michelle. I still have a handful of seeds promised that need to be on their way, too.

Despite those careful calendar calculations months ago, I missed the guess when the Robin would be home by at least a week or two. It sure didn't land there yesterday.

Greatest Robin yet is right, Deb. Glad you found things you'd like to try.

Diamond Girl, you're next! You were my #1 seed enabler a few years ago.

GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 2, 2013
9:27 PM

Post #9437041

Hi, all.
Haven't started seeds yet. Need to go through them and make some notes about the new ones so I can decide where to plant them :) Thought I'd have gotten through them in February, but that just wasn't to be... Perhaps this weekend?
Michelle
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
4:41 AM

Post #9438086

I am so sorry for the delay. I had to work on Saturday, and by the time I got out our post office was closed. I have the box with me at work today, and will run to the post office at lunch time. Again, I am so sorry, I planned to get to the post office Saturday morning, but really couldn't pass up the opportunity for paid overtime, it's not offered very often.

Deb

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9438130

Anita I Will send the conf when i get it hope your ready for it :)))
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2013
8:23 AM

Post #9438307

I started seed yesterday :) no pics, but have 2 trays of veggie seeds and two trays of flowers. Got a mini greenhouse thing at the hardware store and some lights...fingers crossed! Will be doing more as soon as I can get into my shed out back. The door is frozen shut :( I have more trays I need to get at!
In the path of a huge storm...funny thing is forecast is for 0" to 12" because they dont really know where it will hit...I suspect we will get about 8" over night. Hoping for a snow day tomorrow.
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
10:33 AM

Post #9438463

It's on it's way. I left the receipt in the car, which has the tracking number on it. I'll run outside later and grab it so I can post the tracking number. I had put on one of the delivery confirmation stickers that was in the box, but the fellow at the counter pulled it off and said that a number is automatically generated, and that the box can be tracked using that. Has this been going on for a while? I don't think I've mailed a box since last year's robin.

Deb
Patti1957
Eagle Point, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2013
10:37 AM

Post #9438467

Deb, that is what they told me at my post office when I mailed the box, they said that they had just started doing it and I think that was at the end of Jan.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2013
10:44 AM

Post #9438473

YES THAT IS HOW IT IS DONE NOW So as for the Conf #'s in the Robin they are OBSOLETE & can be thrown out if anyone wants to . was just checking in , Lunch break been painting so going back to it back this eve .
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 4, 2013
11:10 PM

Post #9439159

Hi, all.
Yeah, the conf number used to be given to us on a separate piece of paper from the receipt you receive when you pay. But now, the conf number is printed right on the receipt. One fewer pieces of paper to keep track of :)
Michelle

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2013
5:40 AM

Post #9439295

YES I MAILED A BOX YESTERDAY & NOW THAT IS MUCH BETTER oops sorry for caps

Looks as if the storm your getting Minn is going right south of us & more towards FT Wayne where the robin is to land . its sunny here today so i have got to get busy . chat more later
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2013
4:18 PM

Post #9439971

Thank you for the seeds, Michelle. I was so touched by your note! You are an amazing person and friend.

All you in the path of the snow storm, be safe. We may get a grand total of 3" of the white stuff, although I secretly do wish for more. A prediction of just a few inches around here is enough to make folks go crazy in the grocery stores, whether or not a flake falls. Early morning news already showed milk shelves and bread racks that were nearly bare. I had planned to grocery shop today anyway, decided to go in another direction less traveled and pretty much breezed in and out of the stores.

Not to sound like a broken record, but those of you with a printer or access to one, it's easy to print your own USPS labels and get a free delivery confirmation number with each one.

minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2013
8:10 PM

Post #9440201

8" of snow last night/today. Snow day for the kids. Which meant snow day for me too. My road didnt get plowed until after 11am anyway. I wouldnt have gotten anywhere.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2013
8:28 PM

Post #9440216

Don't ya just LOVE getting snowed in!!! I do...More coming this way Fri., Sat., and Sunday. Yippeeeeeee!
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2013
8:48 PM

Post #9440231

Do I dare say I'm envious? You betcha and would love a snow day or three! Just locked up for the night and it's still just raining at a pretty hard clip.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

March 6, 2013
1:32 AM

Post #9440304

Snows pretty the mood it leaves me with is not ... still snowing here ...
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 6, 2013
2:13 AM

Post #9440316

Hi, all.
Fruity, glad you received the seeds :)
Actually, the conf number is now included whether or not you print your own label... Another recent change.
To those who are getting snow: For those of you who enjoy the snow, have fun! :) For those who do not enjoy it, admire the beauty. And everyone, stay safe!
Michelle
jlee160
Rockford, MI

March 6, 2013
3:23 AM

Post #9440333

I think I would enjoyy getting snowed in more, if I didn't work in a field that required me to be there no matter what. I am thankful not to be getting the storm orginally forcasted for us.I agree with you michell, that it is beautiful, but I dislike driving in it.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 7, 2013
1:51 PM

Post #9442095

Robin conf Delivered
March 06, 2013, 5:13 pm
FORT WAYNE, IN 46815

So Jen You should proble have it by MONDAY :))))or Tuesday :) I Bet the girls will proble want to stay home from school to help you decide what to keep :))))
ya all have a great eve , I'm going to go to BINGO :) back in the morning .
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2013
2:43 PM

Post #9442136

Yes the Robin landed yesterday. I got my hands on this fat box this morning. I am going to go through everything tonight. I may be able o get it back in the mail tomorrow or Saturday.
jlee160
Rockford, MI

March 7, 2013
2:51 PM

Post #9442147

Yeah! I work 12 on tues , weds, so I am hoping for weds:) it is always great to come home after work to find packages:) I am sure they will want to help, Susie. Today I taught ashlee how to make sashay scarves on her loom. It amazes me how much like me she is. She loves all things artsy Fartsy, just like her mom;)
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2013
1:39 AM

Post #9442536

Anita, hope you are having fun going through all those seeds! :)
Michelle

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2013
11:33 AM

Post #9442931

Oh so many goodies in that box...am looking forward to seeing all the different Hibiscus that are now popping up. Won't relist here, but come on over to pfg's germination thread... Great dicussions on various methods, equipment being used, plant stands, lights, germination times and pots...

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CheerMom

CheerMom
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2013
4:55 PM

Post #9443232

What is the thread called Kathy? and which forum?

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2013
5:39 AM

Post #9443590

GM & Here is the LINK SUE http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1298942/
wishing you all a great weekend

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 9, 2013
12:05 PM

Post #9443915

Hey Susie...heads up, your plan was sent yesterday...

Got me a REAL live Blizzard!!!! Yeah!!! And I'm keeping it here... LOL. Am just loving it tho.

Pix...sorry I couldn't resist...spring is coming!!!!

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2013
1:36 PM

Post #9444004

Not any to soon for me :) Love your Irises Pinks & Blues are my FAV :)) will be watching for the Plans Kathy ty.

Anita called me today to say ROBIN Is Headed to JLEE As of This morning so it should Land about Monday .

well off to watch a movie ya all have a great day
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 10, 2013
7:29 PM

Post #9445255

My tomatoes sprouted!! Peas and onions too :)

My son & I "saved" two labs tonight that were running. Saw them on our way home from dinner. After two hours and several phone calls, I was put in contact with the owner and I got both dogs back to her. She had just moved here 2 weeks ago from NC. So these dogs were running in unfamiliar territory. So glad there was a happy ending :)

Pic 5 is one of the dogs. "Dilbert"

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risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2013
8:39 PM

Post #9445335

Doesnt doing something like that just make you feel so good!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 11, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9445478

Kathy-love the iris pics--so pretty !!

Yeah, the robin is getting sooo close !!! I have my seeds for the 2nd robin ready to go and will put them in the box when I send it home to Susie so they will be in there for everyone at the beginning like I did with this one !! Can't wait !!!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2013
5:48 AM

Post #9445513

Nice Steph I Have not started any Veggies yet but will about end of March. well off to my weekly Blood draw its a rainy day Here so MUDDY Drive this is the part of Spring I Hate the MUDDY THAW :(
ya all have a great day .

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
11:08 AM

Post #9445905

I can almost smell them now!! LOL.
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
1:18 PM

Post #9446016

The robin is almost home... At least a couple of people must be getting excited about winning the prize. I got it last year, which was very cool for my first robin ever, but not this year.

I'm excited about the 2nd time around for a last chance at some things I may not yet realize I need. There's always something intriguing, even if I thought I had everything I wanted.

And today is beautiful... Spring is on its way!
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2013
1:46 PM

Post #9446053

Today is beautiful, and spring definately is here, every creature here, from hawks to goldfish, were doing what they do in spring!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2013
2:06 PM

Post #9446079

SPRING Is CLOSE HERE I Hope Here is what I Found today Mar 11 th . IN Bloom
Daffodils are popping up ROBINS In The yard Snowdrops are in Blooming more daffs Poppin :)
its a wet cloudy day but there are signs of spring in the air :)
so happy :) had to share with you .


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jlee160
Rockford, MI

March 12, 2013
11:48 AM

Post #9447049

Love the snow drops Susie:) I also have a few daffs popping up. No robin today.
jlee160
Rockford, MI

March 13, 2013
10:14 AM

Post #9448037

it has landed:)
diamond9192002
(Anita) Fort Wayne, IN
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2013
3:44 AM

Post #9448717

So happy the Robin landed safely

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
5:32 AM

Post #9448785

Jen Just dmail the conf # to me when you send it on to Sbish5 / Shirley .

Looks as if it is going to be a close as for a Winner maybe

. MINNESIPPI---STEPHINE---MINN--------MAR 21ST
GARDENSEEDER63 / SUSAN----NH-----------MAR 22ND
ALIKAT32 /ALI--NH-----------------------MAR 23RD
LANAKILA---NC------MAR 25 TH

well gotta go get a refill on my coffee & check out the rest of my forums this morning you all have a great day
Shirley are you watching ????
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 14, 2013
6:31 AM

Post #9448848

fingers crossed! That's my sons birthday :) He will be 9 this year.

lanakila

lanakila
Holly Springs, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2013
6:57 AM

Post #9448888

Shirley, feel free to take your time...a good long time. :)

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2013
11:28 AM

Post #9449145

Ya!!!! Like til April... But then I'd get my own present back, hmmm. LOL. Good luck gals...who ever gets it.

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2013
2:11 PM

Post #9449374

New Blooms Today Yellow crocus :) Spring is Close Kathy send me some of the 70* :)
off to play cards & Pizza Night back tomorrow for coffee .

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gardenseeder63
Concord, NH

March 15, 2013
3:55 AM

Post #9449921

think spring!!

sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 15, 2013
4:09 AM

Post #9449927

Is it really finally that close to me ?????? Cant wait ????? Boy so many of you are so close to the right "back to the nest" date -- it will come down to the accuracy of our wonderful postal system as to how long they keep it out there on it's final destination !! Shall be interesting !!!! Have a great day everyone !!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 15, 2013
5:38 AM

Post #9449988

Gm Well if the robin gets back into flight today or tomorrow Shirley should have it by Monday . but as you all know postal has been SCREWED UP . So Robin might not get off till Monday We will have to wait see.

Our Snow is about gone I Gave crocus Now in Bloom & News says Possible 3" of Snow this weekend :(

I'm Going to be working on a NEW FORUM For My Yearly PLANT SWAP That Will be starting In April
will Post a Link Here When it is ready .

went out to wal-mart yesterday with my SIL & They have Lots of Bulbs out but watch out for they have a small bag of 8-12 Glads for Like $5.38 but if you go around the side there is a HUGE Bag of 50 for Less then $6.98
Guess what I Bought:)))

well off to read the other forums then to post the NEW APRIL swap .
back later
jlee160
Rockford, MI

March 16, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9451314

Tried to get the robin off yesterday, but ha d no idea the postoffice was closed for an hour at lunch... Will go out monday

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 16, 2013
12:01 PM

Post #9451390

Good to hear Jen ty for posting Just send me the conf on Monday if you get time :)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2013
2:19 AM

Post #9451989

Just wishing ya all a

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 17, 2013
3:08 PM

Post #9452680

jUST STOPPED IN TO WISH DOMEHOMEDEE A VERY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WISH :)
jlee160
Rockford, MI

March 18, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9453631

Shirley- I hope you are ready as it is on it's way!!!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2013
3:24 PM

Post #9453852

TY Jen
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 19, 2013
1:30 PM

Post #9454995

Hi, all.
How exciting... The robin is almost home!
Shirley, have fun looking through all of the robin's treasures :)
Michelle

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2013
4:48 AM

Post #9455561

GM all I Don't have a conf# so Not sure if the robin landed yesterday or not but should be there by today .
Hope you find lots of goodies. 2 more forums to check off my list :) ya all have a great day .

Lets hope to hear from shirley today :)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2013
11:00 AM

Post #9455922

SueG TY Very much mail just came & I got your package's of seeds she shared Chocolate Flower, Rocket Larkspure , & Castor Beans . ty so much for sharing with me all you gals have been great .

in the middle of making a stepping stone for my big sisters walkway so back at it back later today
jlee160
Rockford, MI

March 20, 2013
6:54 PM

Post #9456436

Did you not get the message with the number I sent?

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 21, 2013
5:11 AM

Post #9456667

Yes I did & Shirley sent me a message the robin landed & she will let me know when it is in flight for home .
will let you know when i hear . More snow today this morning just a few light snow right now .
& I don't have to go out in it till tomorrow so hope it clears off.
ya all have a great day i will take some time today to get my seeds ready for the new robin ya all have a great day .
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2013
6:05 PM

Post #9457512

It seems that everyday more birds returning here & clearing out
old nests and preparing new ones. For those still putting up with snow
Spring Really IS coming !!

Who got the prize Deejay?

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2013
5:28 AM

Post #9457860

Yes Cris even thou we has Snow & It is very cold I Have crocus & Snowdrops in Bloom & Yesterday The FAT Robins came up By the front door Drinking out of my Ducks water Dish, So Spring is about here .
Well have any of you started planting any of your new seeds ?

Well off to read the other forums Oh cris I Don't Know who Our Winner is for the Robin has not made it home yet . Will let you all Know as soon as it makes it . have a great day .

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2013
10:12 AM

Post #9458156

Invite to our yearly FROG SWAP
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1302502/#new
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 25, 2013
7:45 AM

Post #9461118

I just started thread #3 over in seed germination:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1304074/

Lots of good info...

The last question on the old thread was about germinating Orlaya... I think someone here has it? Please share your secret? Thanks!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2013
8:55 AM

Post #9461244

well BAD NEWS .

The Robin was suppose to Have been here on Saturday but when i didn't get it I checked the conf# It was stuck in Grand Rapids ON SATURDAY . so thought it would be home today MONDAY . But after getting an email from Shirley that the Robin was back in saginaw I went to check the Conf# once again & Sure thing it went back to Saginaw & we do not Know why . So Hope you all we be Patient Till we get to the bottom of this . we can't do Much about an SCREWED Up POSTAL SERVICE .

well back when i have more info
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 25, 2013
9:59 AM

Post #9461324

Yep, Susie is correct, unfortunately !! I received the round robin box on the 20th--- sent it back on it's way home to Susie on the 21st---confirmation said she would receive it on the 23rd---checked tracking info on Sat. 23rd--in Grand Rapids--not delivered to Susie as confirmation said it would be :( Checked tracking # again this morning and says it has been received at the SAGINAW post office again !!! Do not know what in the world is going on except that our absolutely fabulous postal system has struck again !!!!!! Tried to find out info from post office-- they say it is NOT at their facility , that it must be out in route somewhere !!! Out in route SOMEWHERE????? Just exactly where is it going ???? They said from the info they have they are not sure if it is being delivered back to me or if it is going to Susie !!! Just what good does tracking do ????? NOTHING?????? Guess all I can do on my end is wait and see if it does come to me today (mail comes around 5 p.m.) and if not, check tracking again to see what it says at that time !!!

Sorry for venting on here, but just a tad bit frustrated right now with our NOT so wonderful postal system once again !!!!! Good ole' postal system around here --- keep RAISING rates and keep
LOWERING service !!! SORRY everyone, tried to get it back home as quick as possible but the postal system refused to let that happen once again !!!!

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juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
10:16 AM

Post #9461345

Yes but at least you arent getting any corporate threats to lawsuit for expressing purposefull negative feedback !!
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 25, 2013
2:08 PM

Post #9461622

Well, SORRY to report more disappointing news :( Box did not reach Susie nor did it come back to me today !! Susie and I both have checked tracking # and tracking has not updated at all so do not know where it is or what is going on !!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2013
2:24 PM

Post #9461640

STILL GOING To Give the PRIZE TO !!!!! ALIKAT32 /ALI--NH---MAR 23RD The ROBIN CONF# Says
it was to be delivered on MAR 23rd . Shirley & I Have no Control of the screwed of POSTAL WORKERS .
so if ev1 is ok with it I Will plan on sending the prize out to ALIKAT32 /ALI- as soon as i can get it together . & Get to the PO Or maybe ups :) ALI Not sure if your address will be in the robin when it comes back so will you dmail it to me .

well off here got some things to get done back later
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2013
2:35 PM

Post #9461652

Congratulations ALIKAT32!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2013
2:57 PM

Post #9461681

Yes, indeed congratulations to ALIKAT32 ''

OH ,,no !! the bootleggers have Hijacked a seed shipment,, Does this mean there is about to be open garden mob warfare ? OH well..(sigh) they will catch them at the border .. Mexico , Canada , Norway ,, or Belgium is the question?

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 25, 2013
3:54 PM

Post #9461732

this is what the tracking says

Priority Mail®
Processed through USPS Sort Facility
March 25, 2013, 5:37 pm
SAGINAW, MI 48602
Expected Delivery By:
March 23, 2013
USPS Tracking / Delivery Confirmation™

Gn all its been quite a day here going to watch the news
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 25, 2013
6:31 PM

Post #9461913

This is what the tracking info says for our "lost" robin !! Makes no sense !!! I'm hoping it is actually on it's way to Susie for real this time !!!!!

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sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 26, 2013
12:37 PM

Post #9462757

Just checked tracking info on "robin"----now says it is back in Grand Rapids as of this afternoon--hoping it gets to Susie soon !!!
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 26, 2013
12:47 PM

Post #9462774

Hi, all.
Alikat32, congrats on guessing when the robin would get back home... or, shall we say, when it was supposed to have arrived!? I do hope the robin makes it back to Susie safe and sound, soon!
Looking forward to hearing what the prize is for Alikat32 :)
Michelle

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 26, 2013
12:55 PM

Post #9462782

One of the prizes is in the box...it better show up!!!!! LOL.
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 26, 2013
1:52 PM

Post #9462891

this sure has been the robin for post office mess ups!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

March 26, 2013
2:02 PM

Post #9462912

sbish5 Is that Grand Rapids ,,,>> Cuba or the Bahamas??? ummmm International Falls comes to mind for some reason ...

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 26, 2013
2:28 PM

Post #9462967

this is the 1st season where the Robin has Been Delayed so many times . but lets hope it will be here tomorrow . well you all have a great eve . I've got to go Play
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

March 27, 2013
6:25 AM

Post #9463631

Seems to be an issue globally with all forms of transportation. I have had so many issues with sea and air freight this last two weeks at work it isnt funny. :/ Extends from Germany to Canada and the US.

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2013
7:51 AM

Post #9463699

HEY look HERE EV1 Looks as it is on the right track Now & should be here About or around 1:30-2pm that is when we get our mail some times earlier Pending on the amount of mail :) or mail carrier we have a new one .
will keep you up to date :) have a great day all

Out for Delivery
March 27, 2013, 7:42 am
HASTINGS, MI 49058
Expected Delivery By:
March 27, 2013
USPS Tracking / Delivery Confirmation™

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2013
9:23 AM

Post #9463804

Robin Is Home & Safe :) Just Opened it & Wow Its going to take me quite some time to get through this
will get back with you all as soon as i can ty all who have shared with me & Others .
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 27, 2013
11:15 AM

Post #9463889

Glad to hear it finally made it back to you !! What a trip it had !!! Have fun going through it !! Hopefully we won't have so many delays on its second trip out there !!!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2013
12:50 PM

Post #9463987

Wow Not sure where to start except Just to say TY TY TY For all of you who Shared so many Seeds from your Gardens with me . I Know for sure My Gardens are going to Shine So Bright from spring to Fall .

I was Trying to look up a few seeds that I'm Not sure of & Wonder if anyone here can tell me about them
Solumn cherry ornamental bush cannot find it online . the seeds look like a red pepper seed .

well it is getting harder to stand or sit any longer got to lay back in my recliner for awhile My Kitchen table is loaded with seed packs but i can't do any more right now so will try to get back on later.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
2:33 PM

Post #9464129

Solanum Pseudocapsicum goes by the nickname "Jerusalem Cherry" and a few others. We consider it a perennial weed here but it would be an annual for you, Susie. Fruits are mildly poisonous or can cause irritation if eaten, so what your critters around it. The plants are pretty in containers though.

http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/flower-seed/solanum/jerusalem-cherry.html

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 27, 2013
4:40 PM

Post #9464261

TY Fruity Guess I Don't need any for i have vowed not to plant anything that I Have to over winter :) except for my Brugs :) well my brother came over to hook up my water filter system Now maybe I can have some better Coffee In the mornings :)

Well between sorting my seeds & Keeping ones i want to try there is hardly a dent in them , so there will be lots to go through . well time for me to call it quites for the night. back in the morning
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 27, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9464359

Is there somewhere I can go to read about these "Robins"? I have never participated and don't know much about them.
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
7:42 PM

Post #9464475

Birder, You'd love participating. There are monthly group swaps and trades that are often referred to as robins. This one was for seeds where the box itself was nicknamed "the Robin". Each participant took out and put back in their fair share of seeds, either from commercial sources or those harvested from our gardens, before sending it to the next person in the list of participants (found at the top of the page). It has literally flown all over the Country since last Fall and has just landed back home with deejay9 (Susie), our wonderful hostess for this group and so many others. I think this was the Seed Robin's 4th year Susie has hosted and many of us tout it was the best yet. There's also a Spring seed Robin getting ready to fly.

The link below will take you to current (and past) swaps. There are also a few chat threads sprinkled in. Feel free to join any of the current groups or discussions that interest you. Also the monthly plant swaps that have just started again this year are always popular. Hope this helps. You will be welcomed!

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

birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

March 27, 2013
7:55 PM

Post #9464485

Thanks FruitoftheView: I will read the link you sent. I sure don't know anything about it other than what you just wrote. Thanks for the kind invitation. :)
FruitOfTheVine
Blue Ridge Mtns, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 27, 2013
8:20 PM

Post #9464506

I'm glad you found us, Birder, and took the time to ask. Let us know if you have more questions. Any of us will be happy to help you.

Night all.
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 27, 2013
9:13 PM

Post #9464551

Hi, all.
Yay! The robin's home! Have fun going through all those seeds, Susie :)
Need to go through my seeds that I picked out and get things planted. Looks like we're passed our frost dates now :) My tuberoses and dahlias have even started sending up new leaves/shoots! :)
Michelle

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2013
4:34 AM

Post #9464670

Gm All & Welcome to the new forum Birdie & will Add you to the 2nd time around sent you the link to that one . My day is going to be spent sorting through more of the seeds . & getting the new flight path printed off . I hope to get the robin back in the air on Monday .

ALI : Your Prize will also go out on Monday Hope you will like it :) so Now going to close this one & Spend more time On the NEW One . Hope you all will come chat with us even if your not playing .
NEW 2nd Time ROBIN
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1293173/
sbish5
Saginaw, MI

March 28, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9464680

THANK YOU to SUSIE for all her effort & hard work in getting the "robin" going for all of us !!! Even with all the postal "mishaps" this poor thing had to endure , it was great fun to see what would be in the robin waiting for us all to share !!! Looking forward to being a part of the 2nd time around "without" the mishaps hopefully !!! THANK YOU SUSIE!!!!!
Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

March 28, 2013
8:23 AM

Post #9464870

Oh boy, not long for me to wait now...

Birder, you will looooove this! And Susie hosts a plant swap, too- are you game for that one?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1302498/

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2013
8:53 AM

Post #9464903

Just got home had to go to sisters so now i will work on the robin so I can get it out by Monday
Maybe sat that is pushing it for me I still have lots to sort through.
so back later
mellen1954
New Providence, IA
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2013
9:34 AM

Post #9464945

Susie, did you find the gift that Warrior...placed in the robin to be given for the 'closest guess?'

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

March 28, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9465227

Yes Me I did & It will be in the Box with my gift to ALI :) Well off to play cards with the kids Pizza just got here ya all have a great eve .

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9468823

Alikat your Prize is on the way should be there about wed or thrusday hope they arrive safely

AliKat32

AliKat32
Greenfield, NH
(Zone 5b)

April 7, 2013
8:16 AM

Post #9474566

Hi Everyone!
I'm still buried under SNOW! Been hibernating up here in NH and not checking my garden email...I've missed a lot! But I am back and ready to start my seeds on their life journey!
I can't believe I guessed right! YAHOO!
Susie sent me a beautiful box filled with fun stuff...

The box has a garden design and inside she painted a flower pot with a beautiful cat and my nickname on it! I love it! She sent me some bulbs, a plant hanger, and a trimmer sharpener! Everything to get me started this year!

THANKS Susie! IT was so much fun playing! Today I am going to start those seeds -- got a grow light and the basement is my new garden until things warm up here! I have crocus about two inches up and the tips of tulips and daffs right now...exciting stuff!

Below are the photos of the robin prize! And my new grow light set up...I've never started the seeds inside...always waited until mid-may to start but this year I can't wait!

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deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2013
12:52 PM

Post #9474865

ALI Glad you like I didn't know if you had a camera so i posted a pic on the New thread glad you like as for the Bulbs they are a mixed GLADs well got to get ready to go out with the girls for super ya all have a great eve

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2013
8:20 AM

Post #9475906

Alicat...I put the pruner sharpener in, hope you have pruners to use with it..lol. I carry pruners in my back pocket and the little sharpener always with me thru the season...Just hate it when pruners get dull, and I hate it when I have to resort to using a rock...lol. Just a few swipes and the blades are like new. ( And if your interested, Corona has some of the best pruners out there (the bypass type), and will last a lifetime I promise!!!!!) Enjoy!
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 8, 2013
11:04 AM

Post #9476097

Kathy ~ Where did you get your pruner sharpener and what does it look like? I usually send my pruners to my husband to sharpen, as he has many tools. It would be handy to have one in my pocket or nearby in my garden tool box.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 10, 2013
11:02 AM

Post #9478909

See pix 3 above and that is what the package looks like. Got it from Home Depot 2 years ago when they carried them. I bought all they had left at the end of the season as I tend to loose them somewhere in the garden (I guess..lol). They are about $3. And they measure about 5" long, perfect size for the pocket. Ask your Home Depot if they will carry them, of all the sharpeners I have found this one the best. (I have bought others for my pocket over the years and can't remember the name, guess that tells ya which is my favorite...lol.)

Corona Sharpening Tool Afiladora, AC4300, 5" Super carbide file. (is two sided, one side is for beveled (cutting) edge and the other is for flat side of blade to takes out burrs from sharpening). http://www.coronaclipper.com or 1-800-847-7863.

I just called Corona 1-800-234-2547. They have a new model, only one sided,(metal side), and lists for $10.34. And told me it's available at Lowes (or their website). Hope that helps...

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9479358

Kathy ~ Thank you very much!

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2013
4:14 AM

Post #9479657

FYI, a Dremel or similar tool work just as well if you already have one. Mike
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 11, 2013
11:06 PM

Post #9480897

Hi, all.
What fun surprises for our winner :) Congrats, Alikat :) Have fun with your gardening!
Back to garden planning :)
Have a great week, everyone!
Michelle
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 4, 2013
5:20 PM

Post #9678102

Hi all - Im posting here because this is where I believe I received the seeds from.

Last spring, I planted what was labeled "Sugar Baby", I presumed watermelon as the seeds were black and looked like water melon seeds.
Vines grew nicely, flowered and produced a few small "watermelons". I was so excited. I've never grown them before. However, they are not getting any bigger than a large fist. Ribbed like a cantaloupe, green and striped like a watermelon. I harvested one tonight because the leaf closest to the fruit was dried and shriveled. That is what I understand to be "harvest time". So I cut into it and not only does it look like a cucumber (seed grouping and shape) but smells like one too. Tastes like a cross between honeydew and cucumber. (Im so confused right now)
So, best I can figure, I got cross pollinated seeds?
Thoughts? Anyone else pick them out of the baggies and get something similar?
birder17
Jackson, MO
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2013
7:27 PM

Post #9678212

The group of vegetables from Curcurbitaceae Family includes cucumber, summer squash (e.g. zucchini), winter squash (e.g. acorn butternut), pumpkins, watermelons and melons (including cantaloupe and muskmelons and honedews).

So, for Cucumbers:
the Family is Curcurbitaceae
the Genus is Cucumis
the Species is sativus

So, for Melons
the Family is Curcurbitaceae
the Genus is Cucumis
the Species is melo
Cantaloupes and muskmelon are difficuolt to distinguish; both have orange flesh, netted rinds and a musky aroma that gives meusmelon its name. Honeydews have a smooth rind, high sugar content and no musky flavor.

So, for Watermelons
The Family is Curcuribitaceae
the Genus is Citrullus
the Species is lanatus

So, I would think the Genus Cucums from the cucumber and the Genus Cucumis from the melon may have cross pollinated. Others with more scientific knowledge will be able to give more information.

Or, do you think you may have picked it too early and it "could" have been a honeydew which are green flesh? They have light colored seeds. They both come from the same Family and the same Genus--different Species.

Interesting the Watermelon comes from a different Genus.

You might want to put this question on the Propagation forum.



Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

October 5, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9678430

All I can say is I got lots of mis-labeled seeds from the robin, lots of surprises... Maybe cross-pollinated, maybe just mis-ID'd or mixed up in harvesting. Some surprises were OK, some made good compost.

I also got lots of great, great plants :-)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2013
7:26 AM

Post #9678440

Same here As you all Know i will not be doing the round Robin this fall I have ask Amanda if she might want to take it over & she will get back with me if she dose not have time for it maybe someone else will Volenteer for the robin & I will DONATE To the robin .

kink in the neck this morning so back to the heat pad ya all have a great day .

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2013
8:49 AM

Post #9678521

Hi Susie, how is your "Judy's Love" doing? Mike

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2013
6:56 PM

Post #9678933

I guess this is a thread I should have been following. :D

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 5, 2013
7:49 PM

Post #9678976

2013 Fall Seed Round Robin Interest Thread:

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minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 6, 2013
7:42 PM

Post #9679791

No Amanda, I resurrected it because this is where I got the seeds from.

I dont think I picked it too soon, but Im sure it could have hung there longer. It doesnt taste bad, but I dont care for honeydew or muskmelon. I am growing Amish melon too, but thats not what is it - nor where it would have come from.
Here is a pic..

Thumbnail by minnesippi
Click the image for an enlarged view.

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 6, 2013
9:02 PM

Post #9679852

I can't remember the name of it!

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 7, 2013
4:55 AM

Post #9680018

Ya Know sometime people collect seeds some some of their store bought melons & other types of squash & put then into the robin In that case No one really knows what is going to grow from those seeds , many plant seeds do not come true to the parent plant .

have you tasted it ? maybe you found a new type of melon :) I have melon no bigger then a soft ball
not tried it yet but will later today when i get home .

this is also why I wanted people to put their NAMES On Seed packs But the only one That was not afraid to add their Nameds to seeds that I Found were from Gardenseeder, Poisondarfrog,
risingcreek, patti, wwkathy, Mittsy,

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 7, 2013
6:04 AM

Post #9680055

I'm not afraid. :D

When Stephanie described that melon it rang a bell somewhere upstairs, but I can't for the life of me remember. I actually bought one a couple of years ago that sounded just like that. I asked the produce guy what it was, and I thought "why not something different?" We ate it and enjoyed it. It's not something that is carried all the time at the regular grocer. I don't think I can remember any more than that.
GardenQuail
Mountain View, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 8, 2013
1:58 AM

Post #9680922

Hi, all.
My gardening group was given a plant that grows a fruit that tastes like a cucumber at one stage and is like a melon at another stage. Unfortunately, our plant didn't make it through last winter, so we never got to enjoy (or try) its fruit. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the plant, but perhaps that's what you have there. Hopefully, someone can help you to ID the plant.
Michelle
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 9, 2013
4:53 PM

Post #9682386

Susie, I put my name on things. Most things anyway. Maybe not all.
I did aqste it. Tasted somewhat like a honeydew and cuke at the same time. I may have a few others on the vine as well.
I shall love him and hug him and name him "cuney melon" :)

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9682752

I was Just going through the seed robin from this pass fall & getting it ready to mail out to Amanda
to share with the rest of you , & I came across a pack of seeds that someone had gotten out of one of our 2010 robin & put in our 2012-13 they are called Banana Melon so maybe you might
have taken out a few from the pack to try ???

also when i did a search for the banana melon I found this & & it sounds & looks more like whay you discribed.

http://www.hirts.com/Tzimbalo-Seeds--Solanum-caripense--Indoors/dp/B002I7KPP8?traffic_src=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=froogle&gclid=CNTf9P6zjLoCFfFj7Aod-B8AJg

hope it might help.
Cris316
Port Norris, NJ
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2013
4:13 PM

Post #9683161

Sent you some milkweed seed via the Seed Purge Amanda.

The town I'm in is bordered E & S by marsh/preservation land that is just teeming
with milkweed, thus no real butterfly decline to report here.

However, for the third year in a row, we sadly noticed a sharp decline in our bat population.
We used to have so many we couldn't count them all - this year we had 2 bats.
Living near the marsh we are bat-friendly as they are great at keeping the insect
population down and to see them reduced to such a low level really makes me sad.

Dragonflies were very prominent this year - they were huge too.
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 10, 2013
6:06 PM

Post #9683225

Im not sure its a banana melon. Poking around, it is reminding me of a Charentias Melon. Maybe not ripe enough though. I will take pics of the leaves and the melons that are still on the vine. See if we cant narrow it down.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2013
7:09 PM

Post #9683289

Cris ~ If you have anymore milkweed seeds to spare, I sure could use them. Hardly any butterflies here and I had flowers in my garden all season. Lots'a skippers, tho...

Anything you might like?

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2013
9:22 PM

Post #9683381

I from away am sending you some as soon as the Syrica pods get dry , See m Evelyn I had not forgotten , takes them a while to dry to opening here , I don't know why , and I know they grow .. Not always an easy plant , not hard really either ,
One of those things with lots of differences ..

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2013
9:33 PM

Post #9683394

...ad I'm guilty of being behind with the mail, Ev. Maybe you'll get a big mess of MW for Christmas.

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2013
9:39 PM

Post #9683402

Amanda, Does that mean both of us ) lol , Or are you digging at me ? lol
The weather , the whatever's about me get any slower and the turtles run by walking ,

Oh well , At least they are winter sow ..lol

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 10, 2013
9:45 PM

Post #9683406

No dearie. I promised MW to Ev months ago. The joke's on me.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2013
10:45 AM

Post #9683703

I trust you both. I thought that you might have run out of seeds. Anytime OK. I can wintersow some of them. I need to keep them in my fenced garden area as the deer eat so much, yes, even milkweed!!

Any germination tips on these?

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

October 11, 2013
11:19 AM

Post #9683722

I don't have any tips , if you plant the seed in the ground though , you might not see them until late summer or fall . Their germination is hugely erratic .
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2013
11:47 AM

Post #9683731

Thanks, Ju. I will wintersow a few and direct sow a few now or when I get them and then some in spring. I do not think they would do well inside. I am trying to do as much as possible outdoors these days as hubby does not not like my messes inside.

I always wash my pots and trays in the downstairs bathroom, which take up a lot of room. I did use to sow a lot of seeds there, too. Then I covered them in vegetable baggies and put them under lights until they germinated. Some inside, and some on the back porch. I did not do that last year as I was ill. Hopefully I can do some this year, tho'...

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 11, 2013
1:43 PM

Post #9683778

I guess in terms of germination things vary by species.

The a. curassavica and a. physocarpa have been very easy. Everything else requires pre-treatment. 90 days cold/moist stratification in your refrigerator. When I took mine out last year I left a bag on the counter by accident and they sprouted right there on the counter. :)
minnesippi
Oakdale, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 11, 2013
6:40 PM

Post #9683944

Here are the leaves of my "Cu-ney Melon"

Thumbnail by minnesippi   Thumbnail by minnesippi         
Click an image for an enlarged view.

Pfg
(Pam) Warren, CT
(Zone 5b)

October 12, 2013
4:43 AM

Post #9684082

I marked all my seeds for the robin...

Just for the record :-)

AmandaEsq

AmandaEsq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7b)

October 12, 2013
10:01 AM

Post #9684269

:)

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