Peonies forum: Peony Related Eggs-citment.....

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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 3, 2016 7:36 PM CST
So today was the day to get all of my peonies fertilized for the spring. We're done with snow, at least for a week or so, and I'm coming up on a really busy month to 6 weeks, so it was very important to get as much done as possible.
So my husband is trying to watch what he eats for a while to drop a few extra pounds around the middle. He's complained that he typically doesn't eat while at work, that he's not hungry when he leaves home and our cafeteria is pretty bad and not health conscious at all. He loves boiled eggs so I volunteered to make some for him this morning before I got busy outside....you probably already see where this is going....
I put the eggs on to boil and then went outside to get all of my stuff together. Found the bulb food and Azomite, found containers to mix it and scissors to trim the few peonies I didn't get to last fall. I found my little portable seat and got my camera--intention was to take pics of the new growth as I moved mulch around to put down fertilizer. That didn't last very long; decided to get the fertilizing done at take pics later. Started with my poor new tree peony (from last fall) that the deer munched on. I got it fertilized and then wrapped the tomato cage over it with chicken wire. I think it's deer proof now! Fertilized everything in 5 beds and was very happy with the number of "snouts" I saw. I even found growth on a few that I was sure were lost to last year's terrible spring. I was out there, happily weeding and getting excited about all of the peony blooms I'm hoping to see this spring, when my husband came out and asked "did you forget anything this morning?" Me: "I don't THINK so, what are you talking about?" Him: "Maybe some EGGS?" Me: "Oh *****!!" This is TWO HOURS later! The eggs all exploded, didn't know eggs could explode and shoot that far! There was egg all over my kitchen! What a nasty mess! And I didn't even try to clean that poor pan, just threw it away. I bet I'll be cleaning bits of egg from places I missed for the rest of the month.
I didn't finish my fertilizing, ran out when I was around 2/3 of the way through the last, biggest bed. I'll order some more bulb food and Azominte and will finish that bed when I get back next Monday from visiting my daughter in Chattanooga. You can be absolutely certain I will have nothing on the cooktop or in the oven when I start out there next time, though!
Liz
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Apr 3, 2016 7:38 PM CST
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Apr 3, 2016 8:33 PM CST
Nothing is worse than explosive foods and drinks. Imagine a can of coke in the freezer overnight. Hopefully the eggs were easy to clean away. So sorry about the mess.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 3, 2016 9:11 PM CST
I agree, Karen. It doesn't smell that great, either--never realized how NASTY really, really burned eggs would reek! I've never had to deal with soda in the freezer. Are you speaking from experience?
Liz
Name: Amanda
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pepper23
Apr 4, 2016 3:17 AM CST
I truly do feel sorry for you having to deal with that but it still hits my funny bone because I could see myself doing that.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 4, 2016 4:01 AM CST
I thought it was funny, too--no lasting damage, all aired out now! Just a reminder that I get too involved once I start seeing new growth on peonies! No doing anything related to fire while playing in the peonies! Rolling on the floor laughing
Liz
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
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AlexUnder
Apr 4, 2016 7:37 AM CST
This is my excitement over the last few days and for the next 10 days or so... My peonies and tulips....if you can find them under a few inches of snow..
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Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
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AlexUnder
Apr 4, 2016 7:40 AM CST
The funny part was I even planted some arugula and lettuce after March break - about 2 weeks ago - it was so unusually warm. Grumbling
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 4, 2016 9:13 AM CST
Oh Liz,😱😳😂!

I know it's easy to get so focused in the garden, that you forget anything else you may have started.

I'm glad all is well, and that the house got aired out. I still haven't had time to fertilize my peonies, won't have any time soon, because we'll be traveling the next 3 weekends to see our son in NC.

Alex, wow Sighing! Group hug Hopefully, you'll get some warmer weather soon!
"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Apr 4, 2016 12:13 PM CST
Hi Liz, the coke did happen to me more than once. I have totally learned it with the last accident when bits of icky caramel gooey bits covered the whole freezer. Had to remove everything and turned off the fridge in order to clean it. So I have great sympathy for what you went through. But I love your sense of humor about it esp. your title for this thread. Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 4, 2016 8:41 PM CST
I've seen people do that at work Karen, there's big signs on every fridge stating that any sodas found in the freezer will be thrown away. I can imaging that would be nasty, think the eggs were easier! My dogs went crazy when I brought them in yesterday evening--I think they licked every inch of the kitchen floor. Time to bring out the steam mop! And I say if you can't laugh at yourself who can you laugh at??
Liz
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Apr 6, 2016 1:09 PM CST
Oh Liz, I have done that with the tea kettle. So I no longer leave the house if something is on the stove. I'm glad that's all that happened to you.
Congrats on getting all that work done. It's a lot of work.
I bought my last 40 lb bag of Azomite on EBay. It was the cheapest price. It came thru the US Mail.

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 20, 2016 8:16 PM CST

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Oh Liz, I'm so sorry that happened to you! But, it's something that I would typically do too. Sighing!
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 20, 2016 8:50 PM CST
Yep, I felt pretty silly that day. All over now! Haven't found any exploded egg bits in a while!
Liz

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