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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Jun 22, 2010 4:39 AM CST
Yesterday I was out in one of my fields and discovered a huge number of cactus growing there! They seem to be opuntia (aka bunny ears). I hadn't realized they would grow wild here. My question is that field is going to be bush hogged. Will they grow back or should I rescue what I want to keep?

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Red
Knoxville, TN
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knoxred
Jun 22, 2010 8:05 AM CST
Don't mow! You will have cactus coming out your ears, as all the chopped off pads will root.
Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Jun 23, 2010 6:14 AM CST
Thanks Red! That's probably why there are about 1000 right now! I will ask the guy to skirt that area and explain about the cactus. Anyone want some? Hilarious!


MollyD
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Jun 23, 2010 8:05 AM CST
omigosh, watch out for the glochids on those bunny ears, you'll be picking them out of your hands for months. The look so soft and fuzzy....
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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Jun 23, 2010 4:41 PM CST
Yeah I've tangled with cactus before but they were in pots. The spines on these aren't soft though Sheryl. They're nasty looking and about 2" long.

If I vanish suddenly from the net it will most likely be computer woes. My computer is acting up on me today. I think it doesn't like the heat. Just want people to know that most likely it isn't something wrong with me if I'm not around.

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Jun 24, 2010 8:54 AM CST
Thanks for the heads up. It can be worrisome when people disappear, knowing that they have health problems compounds it.

Big Grin Well, there's no missing those spines, huh? Yipe!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Jun 24, 2010 2:52 PM CST
With computers you never know. I just turned this thing on for today and it's running normally. Yesterday I defragged it and cleaned it up some. I also vacumned the inside and removed the cover. I wondered if it wasn't getting enough air with all this hot weather.

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Jun 24, 2010 4:53 PM CST
Huh.... what was the symptoms? Do you have a good virus check program?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Jun 25, 2010 9:37 AM CST
I have AVG on my system and it says no virus. Besides I don't take my computer to risky places and don't open emails if AVG says they're at risk.

Ever since I left the case open it's been running better. I found it had reset the clock back to 2007 (not a bad year for me) so I had to fix that but otherwise it was okay.

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Jun 25, 2010 6:01 PM CST
Ha!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Phyl
Mtns of East TN (Zone 6b)
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nanniepb
Jul 1, 2010 9:40 AM CST
I'm cactus illiterate. (probably can't spell it either, lol)

got a picture?
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Name: Molly Denza
Columbia, TN
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mollyd1953
Jul 2, 2010 10:28 AM CST
of the cactus Phyl?? No I didn't take one.

MollyD
RainDog Farm,Columbia,Tn
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Name: Sarge
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RetSgt
Jul 20, 2013 6:51 AM CST
Hey Molly ,

if you want a good program for cleaning up and dfraging try the ones from

http://www.piriform.com/download

CCleaner & Defraggler

they also have :

"Recuva" = a recovery program and "Speccy" so you know what your system is doing .

I use them and they are Awesome if you need help setting it up I can help you let me know I will pm you a Phone number and call you to walk you through the set up so you do not loose any important information once it is set up All you have to do is run them when you want without worry of losing any of your important info on you computer .

Did I mention it will Speed up you computer like Mad .LOL ;)

Sarge

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GypsyLady
May 16, 2014 3:06 PM CST
I am super excited to start a prickly pear in my new place in TN. I have small prickly pear in my MI garden, but the ones I see in TN are huge! These are the same, yes?
Thumb of 2014-05-16/GypsyLady/282e3b this is my MI prickly pear last summer at two years old, started with two small paddles.

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 17, 2014 4:10 AM CST
I love them!









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GypsyLady
May 17, 2014 8:42 AM CST
They were the first planting so noticed in the area. I am so excited to plant these.

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