Oh, RATS! It is PERFECT gardening weather out there!

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  1. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I pushed hard to get the seeds in the ground as the forecast was for 4 days of thunderstorms and highs in the 80's, and we DID have a storm last night, but today is fresh and cool and damp and it looks wonderful out there.

    And I have been neglecting things like balancing the checkbook and cleaning out the fridge, and my daughter went back to Nebraska last Sunday so I really need to pick up and clean that room and, in general, I am behind on the inside work because I was so sure the weather would be bad 4 days in a row......

    So it is a crying shame that it is lovely outside because I will be inside doing paperwork and such.

    On the GOOD side, all of my cool weather seeds have been planted excepting for the beets. I want to make a new bed for the beets so more will be involved than just putting the seeds in the ground.
     
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  2. ticndig

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    I just came in from the garden , planted cucumbers , squash , basil , tomatoes . already eating lettuce , onion , spinach and radish . still have lots more to plant but not today , record setting heat here today in zone 7 , going up to 93* f
     
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  3. no really

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    Sounds like you have a full day ahead of you!!! Go outside and take advantage of the beauty for a bit, it will help you focus on the not so fun tasks you need to complete. That's what I did this morning with my coffee, watched the sun rise. Now I'm ready for the list, that seems to be a mile long. :eek:
     
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  4. Shrek

    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    It's nice here today also but I did just a bit too much yesterday on my grounds so today will be a morning relax in the tub with the water massage unit on followed by low impact indoor chores and office time reviewing my investment accounts and such as I enjoy ice packs on a few joints and get ready for my outdoor grounds chores tomorrow if I sleep well.

    Days like today I just put in the "repair and maintain antique home place equipment" column on my chore ledger under the description "Me" and check the in process box and hope tomorrow I can check the completed box. :D
     
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  5. elevenpoint

    elevenpoint Well-Known Member

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    Garden is in
    Rain here last night and this morning
    Last night mixed up Miracle Grow in five gallon bucket and soaked everything
    Rain will soak that in
    Should get a good dark green on the tomato and pepper plants now
     
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  6. Wolf mom

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    Perfect weather to be outside but the pollen count is above the roof and Atlanta had a SMOG warning day yesterday!
     
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  7. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    I am proud of myself: I stayed inside and made phone calls and did needed inside things until midafternoon.

    Then I burned off my frustration by taking a battery chainsaw to the sofa on the back deck. I bought a new one some months back, so the old one was moved out, but I was having trouble coordinating the large garbage pickup with folks to help- I cannot move a sofa by myself- and so I have decided to simply chop the sofa up finely and send it out with the garbage. I got about a third of it cut up, which is fine because I am not going to try to stuff the entire sofa into one garbage pickup. I think I can get half a sofa into the can this week, the other half next week, and the metal frame on the bottom will fit in the can if I set it in diagonally. The metal frame will go last.
     
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