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Comment by Vicky Myers on May 16, 2015 at 1:16pm

Nancy I stayed away so you all didn't have to read all my complaints. I was going to tell you all how excited I was that we finally got hooked up to some pressure by the neighbor. He leases from the other neighbor and he was the one who put in the pond that I was told that my water came out of last year. He messed me up when he put it in, our delivery is a ways away and since I didn't have $1,000 when they put the irrigation under ground in pipes I'm not hooked in w/my own flow meter system. He messed me up when he put in the pond so I have no pressure without a pump. Anyway my friend is leasing my front field and he got to investigating and the neighbor hooked us up to one of the flow meters. We were so excited! Woo hoo had pressure but that didn't last long.The fellow who owns that property that my grandpa sold his dad yrs ago wouldn't sign off on how he hooked us up because it shares the delivery. He said he was ok w/it for this yr. but since he wouldn't sign off w/irrigation people they had a hissy fit and turned off the water til the other guy takes the pipe set up off of there. So I am using my water that isn't even a well it is a sandpoint in the bottom of a cistern. It makes  black yuck in the toilet tank so I don't drink or cook with it just shower and do dishes. Got good news on that problem, should get a reverse osmosis system some day. Also the gov will test my well some time this fall maybe get help to dig a real well.

Comment by Vicky Myers on May 16, 2015 at 12:59pm

Grrr was typing away and lost my post. Victoria I know about invading cats, lived in the city for 20 yrs. Got fed up with dealing with neighbor's cats and tree garbage. Now that I am back home on the farm I was raised on I kinda wish that was all I had to deal with. Bird holes all over and birds in my house, ground squirrels and bunnys eating my food, irrigation water issues, horrible weeds and and and. I have gone upward to see if I can get some cucumbers and beans. Put pots on cider blocks behind the trellises. Need more bird tape and netting to keep them out of my strawberries and blueberries. Will put pics in later today.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on May 16, 2015 at 9:27am

Nice to hear from you Victoria. I drove to Victoria , BC, arrived Thursday and doing yard sale today. I will be planting my veggies when I get back home.Hopefully pheasants and bunny did not go after my garlic and onions.

Vicky missed your correspondence.

Comment by Victoria Gordon on May 16, 2015 at 6:50am

Hello everyone!. After 8 yrs of no vegie gardening (due to neighbors cat infestation,) I'm starting over. Trying straw bale gardening with heirloom pumpkins(Jarrahdale and Galeux d'Eysines) supposed to be excellent for eating.  They look very interesting too.  Also attempting sweet peppers, mini eggplants, spaghetti squash, green onions , bush beans and leeks. I am so excited.  I love growing flowers, but food is a little more satisfying, because you get to eat what you grow. I'm in zone 5 Colorado, so I have been delayed by snow, and rain.  It hailed yesterday afternoon.  I mean really, hail in May?  Oh well that's nature. I hope to learn a lot from all of you experienced vegie gardeners, as my experience is limited on this type of gardening. I look forward to be enlightened. :)

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on April 17, 2015 at 10:52am

Sunny here, but no yard sale if no help. 2 more weekends before head out to coast and not be bothered by credit collectors. I need to get away and go help friend and his wife with their yard sale.

Yes, got to wait on temperatures also. Probably plant when I get back end of May.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 17, 2015 at 9:19am

This weeks weather prediction, looking good but they keep predicting those night temps then it freezes again, let's see if it holds.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/today/Grandview,Washington,United-... 

I have cow panels and pallets but think I would rather continue with the same kind of fence that is already along the property line. But put in some sort of high posts so I can string mesh to keep the birds out too. More that likely gonna have to install chicken wire under the garden to keep the tunneling pest out.

Comment by William Brooks Zone 7/OK on April 17, 2015 at 8:27am

Well Vicky I did plant more peppers for the first bell peppers didn't come up and 2 types of hot peppers and cauliflower so replanted them. I got cucumbers in and some potatoes that went bad. I had to build some more height for them and got that done. Now I want to plant radishes and spinach and beans of course. Kind of windy and looks like rain today but not sure. I got the boards up across my compost piles and made it look better. I installed 2 cattle panels between 2 of my garden beds so my squash would climb up them and cucumbers. Well I need to clear the camera of last pics so I can take more.

Comment by Vicky Myers on April 17, 2015 at 12:41am

With my week of woes the new moon sneaked up on me. It is Sat so get planting your above ground growers immediately. With the critters eating all my stuff I'm afraid to plant any more til I get a huge cage built. Need to find some row cover for the strawberries or devise a tent of some sort.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on April 15, 2015 at 5:35pm

Neighbour had offer her house from contractor. She had exterminator in earlier today and she will have to take pets to families for 2 weeks. Over run by deer mice. Anyways talk of demolition to make 4 plex, but my price for my house will stop at fence. I got most foods up off floor and clean up after parrots. Could come back to deer mice over run end of May when I get back. Grrrrrrr!

Comment by Kathy Harrison on April 15, 2015 at 5:23pm

Well, you have to dress like you are going into outer space in the middle of winter, but long growing season, I can even plant okra here, Tomatoes are fabulous here. I enjoy the distinct seasons.

 

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