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Name: Don Shirer
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DonShirer
May 14, 2017 6:04 AM CST
I have chives popping up all over my outdoor garden (I often forget to cut off the flowers) so I just dig up a few, stick 'em in a pot and bring them indoors and put them in a south window sill. They usually last at least a year.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 14, 2017 7:39 AM CST
I don't think I've ever had anything bother my chives... Linda, maybe your neighbors are sneaking over and cutting them off! Hilarious!
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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mom2goldens
May 14, 2017 2:59 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:I don't think I've ever had anything bother my chives... Linda, maybe your neighbors are sneaking over and cutting them off! Hilarious!


LOL---hmmmm......probably not.
Reminds me of last year--I had a ton of tomato plants out in pots before our MG plant sale, and on two separate occasions, I found tomato plants that had been chewed down, pots dragged off the porch, etc. I was sure it was raccoons or rabbits (we have really BIG rabbits here). The third time, I found a pot in middle of the yard with one of my dogs contentedly chewing on the tomato plant. Grrrrrrr.........Normally they wait until we have ripe tomatoes to start in on the plants Shrug!
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 14, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Blinking Bad dogs! (also-- why I have a fence around the garden, mostly to keep the dogs out! Hilarious! )
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
May 14, 2017 4:32 PM CST
My Golden never got in the garden. He really liked to play with a 6 to 8 foot tree limb though. More fun than a ball nodding .
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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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mom2goldens
May 14, 2017 4:35 PM CST
We currently have goldens #3 and 4. #3 is our only golden that has ever touched a tennis ball. They've all liked tomatoes, though.
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 14, 2017 5:12 PM CST
Golden... retriever, lab, ? I never quite 'get' the inside lingo.
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McCannon
May 14, 2017 5:35 PM CST
I've always referred to Golden Retrievers as Goldens. I know Labs come in a variety, but never having had one, I wouldn't know the correct lingo.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 14, 2017 6:49 PM CST
The husky that we had before we got the collies LOVED green beans, carrots and potatoes, and didn't mind helping herself to any of them when the occasion presented itself! We just have a 2-1/2-foot "rabbit fence" around the garden and she would put her front paws on that (it's framed with 2x4's) and pick her own pole beans from the trellis... Rolling my eyes. , At least there was no question about what to do with "overgrown" green beans-- both of the dogs that we had at that time were more than happy to supplement their diet with them!
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
May 14, 2017 6:53 PM CST
How funny! Smitty ate the fallen Sweet 100 tomatoes and I've had other dogs who would eat tomatoes as they ripened. Smitty loved broccoli, green beans, and carrots.
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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mom2goldens
May 14, 2017 7:28 PM CST
Goldens = golden retrievers
Yellow = Labrador retrievers

Sorry for any confusion. But they all love tomatoes, regardless of whether labs or goldens Smiling And they are notoriously bad helpers in the garden
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
May 14, 2017 8:00 PM CST
My Golden didn't care much for cucumbers Hilarious! . The tomatoes were enclosed by a fence Big Grin .
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May 14, 2017 10:36 PM CST
My dog, neither golden or yellow, is fascinated by the fountain I put out for the pollinators. He guards it all day, hoping to catch a bee. He loves to eat bees. Makes a horrible face as he does it, but he is apparently a glutton for punishment because he keeps doing it. Rolling on the floor laughing
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plantmanager
May 14, 2017 10:57 PM CST
Rigel likes to catch them, but he spits them out once they're dead. We can't tell if he's ever had a sting from them.
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
May 15, 2017 4:32 AM CST
Note to self: Beekeeping and canines are incompatible.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 15, 2017 8:30 AM CST
We've always had pound puppies, and their lineage is just a best guess. Current dog is a boxer mix of some sort, I guess she could be referred to as a brown.
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McCannon
May 15, 2017 9:42 AM CST
Bonehead said:I guess she could be referred to as a brown.


Or a dog. Pound puppies are great Thumbs up . To me, breed or lineage isn't #1 on my list.

Lots of "ALL CLEAR" signs out there. Don't believe them! The pandemic is not over!
Be Careful Out There! Stay Safe! Check On Your Neighbors!
The aboriginal people of the world and many other cultures share a common respect for nature and the universe, and all of the life that it holds. We could learn much from them!

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5b)
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mom2goldens
May 15, 2017 3:25 PM CST
[quote="McPound puppies are great Thumbs up . To me, breed or lineage isn't #1 on my list.

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I agree--all of our dogs have been rescues, either from shelters or rescue groups. My first dog was a "heinz 57" mix, and the best dog ever.

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