Vegetables and Fruit forum: what do you want for Christmas

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Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
Nov 10, 2016 4:15 PM CST
Here's the deal. I write a monthly gardening column for the local newspaper and for the past nine years there has been a December column listing neat gifts for the gardener. This year I thought I would ask my gardening friends to list what they would like to either give or receive. There will be classifications for cheap, middle of the road or crazy.

Let's see what we can come up with. The deadline is one week, so get after it. Thanks!

Paul
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Nov 10, 2016 6:41 PM CST
A gator with a backhoe on it!! It can haul everything plus dig big and deep holes for me. Hurray!
Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Frogs and Toads Vermiculture
Critters Allowed Vegetable Grower Canning and food preservation Annuals Morning Glories Sedums
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McCannon
Nov 10, 2016 7:20 PM CST
I don't need a gator, but a post hole digger for the tractor would come in handy Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Nov 10, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Kneeling pad for working in the garden (cheap)
Subscription to a garden periodical
Useful ornamental water gauge
Dramm Professional Water Wand (Middle of the Road)
Wood Chipper
Trip to Amsterdam mid April to early May to view kukenhoff (crazy)
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Nov 10, 2016 8:37 PM CST
Oooh, the wood chipper would be great for here too. Especially in the fall when I have a lot of leaves I want to shred for the garden.
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Hybridizer Peonies Vegetable Grower
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bxncbx
Nov 10, 2016 8:58 PM CST
A crop cage so that I can finally grow corn without the squirrels eating it all!
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Vegetable Grower Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises
Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: Iowa
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billyporter
Nov 11, 2016 6:10 AM CST
Enough mulch to do all my flower beds 4'' deep! I would love a Gator too!!!
A small town has no secrets except itself
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Greenhouse Sempervivums Bromeliad
Adeniums Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tropicals Xeriscape Garden Art Plumerias
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plantmanager
Nov 11, 2016 6:46 PM CST
I want a crop cage so I can grow veggies without the critters eating them.
I want a Hori knife. Just never bought one, but they are super.
Would love a small solar fountain.
Would love some special and decorative flower pots.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
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RickCorey
Nov 11, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Five cubic yards of compost.

Four gift certificates at local nurseries and online seed / plant vendors.

Three Earth Boxes.

Two mini-greenhouses.

And an irrigation system in a pear tree.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Nov 11, 2016 7:25 PM CST
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
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RickCorey
Nov 11, 2016 7:38 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Vegetable Grower Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises
Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: Iowa
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billyporter
Nov 12, 2016 7:08 AM CST
Rick,
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
That's the holiday spirt!
A small town has no secrets except itself
Name: Catherine
SW Louisiana (Zone 9a)
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jerseyridgearts
Nov 12, 2016 12:35 PM CST
electric/solar poultry fence; americana chicks (6), 4 fruit trees (two peach, two apple); long and short rice knives; mini soil blocker and trays, truckload of flowerbed mulch; homemade compost bins made from pallets or even just the pallets. Fantasy gift would be someone to prepare my west pasture for planting!

guess I've given this some previous thought LOL Hilarious!
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Vegetable Grower Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises
Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: Iowa
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billyporter
Nov 13, 2016 2:59 PM CST
ROTFL! I'd say you were very well prepared!
A small town has no secrets except itself
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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Weedwhacker
Nov 18, 2016 10:40 PM CST
Well, I would say a bigger greenhouse, but we're working on that and in the spring it will be finished...

a wood chipper would certainly be nice, lots of stuff I could clean up in the woods and use to mulch the garden with.

Maybe a clone of me to do the other half of the projects that I don't manage to get to?

RickCorey said:Five cubic yards of compost.

Four gift certificates at local nurseries and online seed / plant vendors.

Three Earth Boxes.

Two mini-greenhouses.

And an irrigation system in a pear tree.



Dang it, Rick! I just gave away 3 mini greenhouses! Blinking
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Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Vegetable Grower Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises
Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: Iowa
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billyporter
Nov 19, 2016 7:16 AM CST
Sandy,
Poor Rick!
A small town has no secrets except itself
Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
Nov 19, 2016 10:03 AM CST
Thanks for the replies. The article has been written and will be published this week.
Thank you,
Paul
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Vegetable Grower Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies Irises
Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: Iowa
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billyporter
Nov 20, 2016 6:35 AM CST
Awesome!
A small town has no secrets except itself
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
Nov 20, 2016 8:21 AM CST
PaulF said:Thanks for the replies. The article has been written and will be published this week.
Thank you,
Paul


Paul, will you put the article on this site?

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Paul Fish
Brownville, Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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PaulF
Nov 20, 2016 9:20 AM CST
I will try to make a link.

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