Seeds forum: Waiting, waiting

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 3, 2012 6:43 PM CST

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This stuff is tired of waiting for me to catch up and plant.

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Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 5, 2012 2:48 PM CST
Those plants are looking pretty frisky.....what's YOUR excuse? Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 5, 2012 4:16 PM CST

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I'm detecting a real wise as mean streak in someone's personality...

But to address the question, it's still not our "normal" time to plant tender stuff around here. Mother's Day, or around May 15, is the rule of thumb. But we do and have had frosts until late May. Uncommon, but it happens. We have nights in the 40s a few days from now. I planted the impatiens today, which I might regret later.

And, I haven't been home a lot of days, tending to family issues.
And, it's spring, complete with storms. My clay soil is WET.
And, I spread compost 2 days ago, pulled a muscle in my back. Sometime I'll elaborate on how I feel about aging.

Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 5, 2012 6:28 PM CST
Awwww, just rattling your cage a little. And entering a "graceful old age" is NOT what it's cracked up to be. Rolling my eyes.

Sigh, we've had frosts....and HAIL....in June, so my babies are all stuck inside for at least another month, so I can hardly point fingers! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 6, 2012 4:41 AM CST

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I know Woofie, and you're a pesky cage rattler all the time. Endearing quality nodding

Woofie, how long is your growing season?

Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 6, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Well, depending on what you're trying to grow....about 4-1/2 months. I can set things out around the second week of June, and generally start clean-up some time in October. There are a few things, like pansies, that are happy longer, but that's pretty much the time frame for most of the annuals. My clematis and peonies have broken ground already, tho, and the roses that survived (grrrrrr) have started sprouting. And the daylilies are going great guns. Gonna have to get more of those puppies, 'cause it looks like they'll do ok in raised beds. Sigh, you can't even walk around yet in most of the garden without sinking in and getting your feet wet. I have one tray of pansies that I'm thinking about kicking outdoors.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 7, 2012 4:43 AM CST

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I planted a few more jugs of wintersown stuff yesterday. It was HOT, 83° and humid. Major storms are due later today so I'm going to have to drag a lot of this stuff in the house again or it will blow away. Nights in the mid 40s by Wed

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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
May 7, 2012 7:48 PM CST

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we were sparred the real hot stuff.. it wasn't so bad here.. but going to be rained on for a few days more
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 7, 2012 7:57 PM CST
Been nice and toasty during the day here, but they're still forecasting freezing overnight temps this week. sigh. Rolling my eyes.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 8, 2012 6:18 AM CST

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It has been raining since last night. No planting today, my soil will be too wet.

Karen
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
May 13, 2012 5:00 AM CST
"Curiosity killed the cat!" What's the purpose of the brick inside the plastic storage container? To protect it from flying off the deck during windy days is my guess. Those coleus sure are ready to go out..and look so nice and lush.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 13, 2012 5:10 AM CST

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Pippi, we get such fierce wind here. I always use 2 bricks in those containers to keep them put in wind, then put the jugs in the containers. Otherwise, they blow away. Been there, done that. I've had them blow away with 6 or 8 jugs in them plus a brick. So now, I use 2 bricks.

Another thing that works well is the top half of our old dog cage. It's huge. It holds something like 25 jugs and has never blown away.

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Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 16, 2012 3:24 PM CST
Well, I finished emptying out the greenhouse this morning...because it was getting way too hot (not to mention full of wasps),... thereby ensuring that there will be a nasty snow/sleet and/or hail storm within the next 48 hours. Rolling my eyes.
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Fingers crossed....
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 16, 2012 5:50 PM CST

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Hilarious! Good luck with that, woofie.

I've been busy planting.

Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 16, 2012 7:05 PM CST
Fine. Gloat, why don't you? Rolling my eyes.
Ha, last time I did this (empty the GH all at once) we immediately had a nasty hail storm that was aimed directly at that brick wall in the pic. Sheesh, but the weather gods hate me. And now all of a sudden, the weather forecast from NOAA is calling for temps of oh, around 31 degrees on Friday night. Of course, they didn't change that till I got the very last tray out............
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
May 16, 2012 7:18 PM CST

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I think it's a conspiracy. Smiling I'm planting everything in the ground, so if we get a frost, I'm up a creek...

BTW, your plants look great.

Karen
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
May 16, 2012 7:24 PM CST

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hope you get passed your 48 hour deadline ok!!! they do look great!!!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 16, 2012 7:38 PM CST
I'm going to plant out everything that might withstand a mild, borderline frost, then shove everything else close to the wall, hoping the residual warmth will be just enough buffer. Mostly concerned about the morning glory starts; finicky little snots. Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
May 16, 2012 7:39 PM CST

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Hilarious!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
May 16, 2012 8:58 PM CST
Yeah, if all those people who complain about morning glories being invasive knew the hoops I have to jump through to get a few vines growing here........ Rolling my eyes.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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