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Somehow sign in had gone back to old email. Hopefully got it fixed back to present. I was wondering about William to Vicky and some of the others that have not heard from for awhile Eastward. Had gusty wind overnight, not sure if any rain. My heart has not been good and got over one of those bad colds going around. Been resting in bed. Can you eat sunflower seeds? Have you tried SunButter Spread? It is from ND and just coming into Canada. Better take my medicine (Naturopathic). Also got to give fresh water to a bucket of indoor fig clippings, by pastor. I found out from Grant Meyer that they can be rooted in water. Already contacted on Garden Nursery that has indoor plants too. Spiders, voles and moles out early here. Been bitten twice by spider. Got to go for now.
Temps got hot unless tthe wind is blowing again like yesterday gonna be 80 Thursday. Same old problem here things getting done very slowly. My friend scared me the other day, got home after dark got into the house turned on tthe porch light turned to go back to the car and spied a snake in the yard. Had to look at it awhile then called her to ask if she put it there for me. She wouldn't admit itt at first but then told me when I find the other one she would tell me. She finally found me some big rubber snakes to scare off woodpeckers and critters. One is orange the other that freeked me out is gray they are cobras. If I had seen his face I would not have been so freeked, at first just saw gray in the porch lighting. My brother go rid of the 3' bird nest from the attic. Some boys were helping move composted cow stuff butt beds still not full or covers for them yet. And dang it Thurs is the new moon so get planting your above ground growers. William are you OK out there I see bad weather around you?
Been dull out and then after a snooze sun came out. Have not seen the rabbit lately maybe got turned off by my friend's dog coming to visit even for a few hours. This cough not nice that ends at end of cold. Sure hope I have a better sleep tonight. One of my parrots goes to vet on Monday for nails to be clipped, he might still tame up eventually whatever his male owner did too him that was not nice. He hates me but loves visitor's, female. Oh well tomorrow will try going outside for air. I did have some windows open. I only have one houseplant, a rescue from house before one I moved from 12 years ago. Pothos doing well. Bye for now, cough escalating.
I woke up at 6:30ish the first time today. There was red shinning thru the kichen door window so took sunrise pics w/camera, phone & tablet. Sorry I don't know how to get them in here from table yet. Had to redo this as I lost it trying to get the pic.Thank you for the reminder I forgot to turn the water off at the new hose bib last night. It was freezing last night, so cold when taking pics, looks like I didn't break anything wih the bib and hose. I did bring in the spayer from tthe end of hose.
That was nasty surprises in your garden. Still waiting for weather to snap into Spring so that thaw is finished and can dig in stands for hummingbird feeders and seed feeder stand. Grrrrr to this cold, it is the cough stage I hate. Not able to turn outside water on yet due to night temperatures here still freezing.
Finally a nice day to work on the beds today. Was watering the blue pots and found a dead bunny by them. Some dog came thru and pooped all over one of my rosemary plants GRRRRRRR! Peuuuuuuuw it was nasty. They got our flow meter se up so will have water and pressure. Woo HOO!
Snowed overnight, but looks like almost gone. A few weeks ago I threw some sunflower seeds into middle garden hoping maybe birds outside would go for them, otherwise I might have one plot full of sunflowers. Most places closed here today so relax and get rid of this cold.
Our weather is nuts, 40ish mph winds today, temps go up and down with the rain and clouds. If the rain and clouds go away the night temps go down to freezing. 50s 60s days but only tolerable if wind and rain go away. Have to do my gardening indoors on the nasty days. Hopefully I can work on my beds tomorrow.
The property and house I bought about 12 yrs ago was awful soil. So last couple of years been going to local cafe and getting bucket of used fair trade coffee grounds and bring it home to spread all over yard and gardens. Earthworms love this, but bad worms squirm. Gardens have been successful except last year when came back from West coast and planted to late to get anything in Fall. I am in SouthEast Alberta. Church Food Pantry once a week needs healthier food than what they get. That is why want to plant much veggies.
Some easy flowers to start in pots 4 to 6 weeks before last frost: zinnias, snapdragons, larkspur, marigolds. Others are 10 weeks or more before last frost so might be too late already. I would not bother to plant peas or beans or squash in peat pellets. They grow so fast their roots would be on the bottom in the first two days then need to be transplanted immediately to prevent stunting. When I plant squash, I use quart size or bigger so they can grow unfettered for at least a week. Same with corn. Just wait for warmer weather end of May or first of June. Cukes are smaller so I grow them in 4" pots. Same with broccoli, cabbage. Carrots & beets like warmer soil & grow slowly so along with lettuce would be good for peat pellets except they don't like acidic soil so be sure to counteract that.
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