Planting the Leafy Green Veggies


on Thursday, August, 25 2011 @ 10:35:00 pm (675 words)
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This summer has been one of high temperatures and humidity with little rainfall. It has been a major chore to keep the gardens watered and the water seems to disappear as fast as you apply it. You will water one day and the next day the ground is as dr… more »

On Sweetgums and Fence Repair


on Sunday, August, 14 2011 @ 11:29:53 pm (679 words)
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The weather here has been brutal with temperatures in the upper 30s (upper 90s F) and supposedly as high as 40C (104F). To add insult to injury the humidity has been high as well and you would become wet from your sweat even standing in the shade. I… more »

First Cantaloupe of 2011


on Thursday, August, 04 2011 @ 09:57:53 pm (149 words)
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I got my first cantaloupe out of the veggie garden. Last year I planted Hale's Best and manage to only get a couple due to the horrible weather. This year I decided to plant Burpee's Hybrid; not for any particular reason, I just saw them at the nursery and thought I would try a different variety. I got my first cantaloupe out of the veggie garden. Last year I planted Hale's Best and manage to only get a couple due to the horrible weather. This year I decided to plant Burpee's Hybrid; not for any particular r… more »