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Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Oct 7, 2010 5:56 PM CST
Laura - 4paws
Yes, Saturday 10/23 for sure! 10:00 AM
Citra, FL 32113 (near Ocala)
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Laura say:
Ideas - I can cook a turkey in the dirt for the main food, make a hearty side salad, and provide drinks (purified water, tea, coffee, lemonade). I have plates and silverware for 12 people. I don't like to create trash, so I don't want disposables if it can be avoided, and would recycle as much as possible. I have 5 lawnchairs, 2 lawn lounges, and 2 benches with backs for seating. I have lots of yard for trading and easy access.

I was thinking around Oct. 23. Full moon time, good for transplanting. Start around 10-11, eat around noon, trade and chat...break-up whenever....

I can share worm and black soldier fly information and worm castings/vermicompost as well as plants, perhaps I could invite the water conservation person from the county over to speak about rain barrels or related. I'll likely have barrels available for trade/sale then, too, as I recently acquired 14 of them and will only turn 8 into rain barrels. I've got plans for others, but have plenty to share.

I have .81 acre, not a ranchette by any means, definately not fancy, and my home is "under construction" a little at a time (1982 doublewide) but plenty of room to set up. I think there were about a dozen people who had committed to coming, including some from Jacksonville. I'm about 90 miles from Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, Daytona...very central to Central Florida.




Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Oct 7, 2010 6:08 PM CST
We will probably leave around 8am Saturday morning.
The fastest directions from Orlando is to head towards Gainesville up I-75. I might plan to drive that way, but there is also an alternate schenic route that I can take going north from here and cutting through the Ocala National Forest.
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4paws
Oct 7, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Thanks for posting this, John.
What would folks like to happen here? I'm excited to show my worm/soldier fly set up and to cook for folks!
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Oct 8, 2010 8:16 AM CST
Let me know when you have a definite day and I will help you set up RSVP/Food/Trades threads.

4paws
Oct 8, 2010 9:27 AM CST
The definate day is October 23. Smiling Two weeks from tomorrow. :-)
Thank you, Jan.

Party! Party! Party! YAY!
Name: Sidney McCollum
Okeechobee, Fl (Zone 10a)
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Charter ATP Member
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Sugarweed
Oct 8, 2010 2:10 PM CST
I am anxious to see your worm poop, ninja fly demonstration.
I have a list of brings over at DG and will put that here too;
I have these things to bring.
Showtime Acalypha (Copperleaf)
Cuttings from 50 different Coleus.
Abutilon Bella Red
Alternanthera, Crinkle Red
Impatiens, Tempo Strawberry Butterfly
Gaura Pink Cloud
I have a few more that I'll add later.
Sidney
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Life isn't about how you survived the storm, It's about how you danced in the rain!

4paws
Oct 8, 2010 4:34 PM CST
ooooo...coleus...50 varieties. Do you have purple? I'd love to have a bit of the Gaura.

I won't have a lot of plants to trade - I hauled a bunch up to Molly for her birthday a couple of weeks ago, before this took shape. Smiling I do have:
-3 Bay seedlings
-2 Haas avocado seedlings
-1 papaya seedling
-3 Orange Bell pepper plants (and maybe a couple of others)
-Maybe Angel Face rose cuttings
-oregano
-chives
-assorted mints for cuttings
-worm poop (limited)
-worms
-vermicompost
-BSFL
-55 gallon blue barrels (I'd deliver someday for gas, if needed)
-1 Earth Box that I don't plan to use
-Acidenthera corms
-Cherokee Bean seeds
-lots of Jiffy pots

Bring you own containers for worms/vermicompost. Bring an 18 gallon rubbermaid tote and some newspaper we can set up your worm bin before you leave.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Oct 8, 2010 5:24 PM CST
I have set up a separate thread for trades.

http://cubits.org/FLGARDEN/thread/view/37723/

And RSVP/Food

http://cubits.org/FLGARDEN/thread/view/37722/

Let me know if you don't see them.

4paws
Oct 12, 2010 10:43 AM CST
Bump....the date is drawing near.
John, what's happening with this on DG?
Any idea how many will be coming?
Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Oct 14, 2010 3:46 PM CST
Thanks Laura,
My wife and i are coming if the creek don't rise.
Might not make it by 10AM.
Will try to find some other(s) to ride along.
Want to bring your table leg, but she didn't give me contact info.
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Oct 16, 2010 10:33 AM CST
Sorry I won't be coming after all. My mother passed in July and the family wants to do an estate/garage sale that day so I need to be there to help.

4paws
Oct 16, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Oh, I'm sorry for your loss, Jan.
I'd come to your sale!
Name: Sidney McCollum
Okeechobee, Fl (Zone 10a)
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Charter ATP Member
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Sugarweed
Oct 20, 2010 9:55 AM CST
I had a note from Pheadra, aka GaGardener3,(I think). That she and her DH, Collier will come on their way home from seeing the son in S Fl.
They had a tornado wipe out their Green House last spring.
I am still counting on bringing Jeremy.
Sidney
Life isn't about how you survived the storm, It's about how you danced in the rain!

4paws
Oct 20, 2010 12:10 PM CST
Thanks, Sidney.
Molly is coming.
Name: Sidney McCollum
Okeechobee, Fl (Zone 10a)
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Charter ATP Member
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Sugarweed
Oct 22, 2010 4:05 PM CST
Well, Bad News;
Well, Jeremy and I and Pheadra and Collier will not be there..
Jeremy canceled with me as I ask him to be ready at 7AM. I know he is always late and so that if I said 7 we might get away by 8 something.
I am busy getting into a new venture so I really couldn't afford to come anyway.
Please everyone, have a good time.
I know this is a bummer.
Sidney

Life isn't about how you survived the storm, It's about how you danced in the rain!

4paws
Oct 22, 2010 4:35 PM CST
Yes, it is.
I just started the fire for the turkey and finished making way too much salad before that....
Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Oct 22, 2010 8:14 PM CST
Not to early before Thanksgiving to feast on Turkey. If not many members come, we could put up signs around the corner and along the highway, "Plant Sale Today" If the party poops, we can drive-up to the Crystal River and canoe upstream to Silver Springs.

http://www.marioncountyfl.org/Parks/PR_Parks/PR_Ray_Wayside....


4paws
Oct 22, 2010 8:54 PM CST
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It shouldn't poop. I think there are still going to be 10 of us.

I seem to do a turkey almost every full moon. I share it with my neighbor and others, then make soup from the carcass. Last month it was for Molly's birthday.
Name: maura
G'ville, FL
All life is sacred!
Charter ATP Member
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jazmom
Oct 23, 2010 1:18 PM CST
the Round-Up was fun...the turkey was Delicious! it was nice to meet some of the folks from DG and Cubits...now I can put faces and personalities w/names.
thanks for hosting this get together!
fyi...Florida Native Plant Society Membership is 35.00 per yr.

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4paws
Oct 23, 2010 4:14 PM CST
Thanks for the info, Maura....I'll go with you the first time... Not quite in the budget for now. THANK YOU for coming over - please do it again! It was great to share maggot talk with you! Brownies are mmmmmm.....

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