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Gardening Question of the Day
« on: Dec 20, 2012, 08:52:29 AM »
Now I  know what the Australian Christmas Tree is.  Thanks Jim.

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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2012, 09:51:23 AM »
Good to know that someone is reading the front page.  They have some interesting stuff that comes up from time to time.
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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2014, 09:35:11 PM »
Do phases of the moon affect hair growth?

According to folklore, if hair is cut during the Moon's waxing phase (between new and full), growth is encouraged. The opposite will occur if hair is cut during the waning phase (the day after the Moon is full to the day before it's new).

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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #3 on: Jan 20, 2014, 09:45:03 PM »
i do believe the phases of the moon affect a lot of things.  i don't think when you get your hair cut matters but i think you notice it more depending on when. if that makes sense.
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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #4 on: Jan 20, 2014, 09:59:25 PM »
Yes it does make sense and I agree with you.

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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #5 on: Jan 20, 2014, 10:01:32 PM »
What is citron?

Citron is a citrus fruit similar to a large lemon. It is grown mostly for its thick, soft rind, but the bitter pulp of the fruit is also used in drinks. The tree is a member of the orange family and may be grown in a warm climate such as California or Florida.

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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2014, 10:38:11 AM »
Weedy strawberry patch...I'm wondering if she gets to it before the dandilions set seed and blow all over the place.  Then I'm wondering if she lets the strawberries run or if she is keeping them in rows.  If rows then I'd do the weed barrier thing.  I don't know what do you think?

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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2014, 11:17:26 AM »
A doctor I worked with at the Health Department gave up growing strawberries because of the weeds.  Like that lady says, weeds are worse in the strawberry patch for some reason.  I finally mowed one patch down.  2 years back I planted a few plants in a new area where grass won't even grow and the plants haven't done very well but guess what - yep - now there are weeds in that area too.  I'm telling you the whole time we've lived in this house nothing would grow in that spot.  I don't know what it is about strawberries.  I also plant them in my window boxes and in a strawberry jar.  I don't get a lot of berries but I have no idea what to do.  I don't think I'll buy a goose like was suggested to her.  That's a whole other set of problems.

I don't know if weed barrier will work because don't you need the runners to keep the plants going year to year?

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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #8 on: Feb 05, 2014, 12:10:48 PM »
Here there are huge fields of strawberries. And they do use weed barriers and regrow new plants season after season. I have used weed barrier on strawberries and just cut new holes out for the new little plants from the runners. The birds love those berries.
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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #9 on: Feb 20, 2014, 09:59:08 PM »
we kept our strawberry patch mulched heavily with pine straw when i lived at home.  there isn't much that will grow up through pine straw.  we always had enough strawberries to make me sick.
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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2014, 07:43:42 PM »
there isn't much that will grow up through pine straw.

Hmmm...:ScratchHead: Just wondering if using pine straw instead of cedar mulch would be better out at the pond garden? I am always fighting the blackberry vines that grow up through the cardboard layer and the mulch that I put out there... :(
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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2014, 07:51:56 PM »
No. I am loaded with pine trees and all sorts of weeds grow up through it. And blackberry vines certainly would. I have some English ivy that I did not plant. I have been working on getting rid of it for years. It is a process and I will win!
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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #12 on: Feb 23, 2014, 11:20:28 PM »
I've got ivy too and that stuff is resilient. I've tried everything.  And I'm convinced that nandina is a devil spawn.   It shows up everywhere no matter what.

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Re: Gardening Question of the Day
« Reply #13 on: Feb 28, 2014, 08:35:21 PM »
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MARCH 2014: temperature 52 (3 below avg.); precipitation 3.5" (1" below avg.); Mar 1-8: Showers, then sunny, cold; Mar 9-14: Rain, then sunny, warm; Mar 15-21: Rain, then sunny, cool; Mar 22-27: Sunny, turning warm; Mar 28-31: Rainy periods, turning cool.