Violet (Zone 10)
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Posted on May 16, 2010 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

Since I didn't realize till about December that I'd actually miss planting season due to being nin months pregnant by then or perhaps giving birth already, I started with much gusto to learn about gardening. Since finding out I won't be able to do what I was originally planning, I've sat on the entire project. Things are at a standstill so I can attend to other things (like our new baby!)

I was wondering what to do with the compost I already have. It attracted many bugs when Spring… Continue

Compost Upgrades

Posted on September 4, 2009 at 6:21pm 0 Comments

This isn't the bin I REALLY want, but it's the best I can do for now.

I have moved the little pile to these three buckets with holes punched in them. We turn the old laundry containers upside down so that it'll be easier to take out the compost from the bottom. This should hold us… Continue

Started my compost pile!!!!

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

I'm so excited! It's still up in the air about how exactly I'm going to be composting, but I got busy and just started raking up the dead left over grass on our yard and put it in a pile near our back door. It's kinda out of the way so people can't see it from the front. I found a worm when I was raking! I made sure I put him in the pile. Then I went and got an old black banana and put that in the middle and put some more dried up, brown grass clippings on top. It's just sitting on the grass… Continue


Posted on September 3, 2009 at 3:42pm 1 Comment

RIDICULOUS!!!! Do we REALLY need these people to tell us what we can and can not do with our property. Isn't it enough I'm paying mortgage on the home? How many hoops do I have to jump through!!?!?!?!

OOOOOKAY.......take a breath.....anywhoo, I wrote our board members and asked them about a compost pile and veggie garden. One guy said the compost will attract vermin like raccoons, muskrats and rabbits and stuff. I assured him it wouldn't (I guess he thought it would smell), but I'll… Continue

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At 8:26pm on July 8, 2010, Nancy Burstein said…
Hi Violet-It just means that if you download photos as I have on my page, anybody can use one of these. That is what public domain means. For instance, there was a beautiful photo of a pink rose and I wanted it for the background on my computer so I right clicked the mouse and set it as my background.
At 2:04pm on July 8, 2010, Nancy Burstein said…
Hi Violet-Whatever photos you or anyone else puts up hereon GardenersIncex becomes public property-Soo take away whatever photo you want! If I see an outstanding photo I put it on my desk top.
At 4:49pm on July 3, 2010, Nancy Burstein said…
Violet-I wonder why you like the purple ones? I do have some beautiful purple and "violet" colored roses. One of my favorites is "Barbara Streisand rose". I have quite a few other flowers in my garden that are of that color group. You can find one of my lavender roses and right click on your mouse and set it as the photo that you want on your desktop. Take away. I enjoy when other gardeners like my photos. I have one on my deal top that is a peace rose with a very small frog inbetween the petals. It makes me laugh.
At 6:58pm on April 4, 2010, Peg Senholtz said…
Hi Violet ! Congrats on the baby ! As to the you have a space where you can make a pile ? If so just dump it upside down and spade it out a bit.I have 3 piles that we just dump on and turn every once in a while so it decomposes. Does that answer your ? If not you can always e-mail me at if you need any more help ! HAppy Easter ! Peg
At 6:35am on November 19, 2009, Belinda Jean Eudy said…
Once you understand it you will always use it. It is like someone just gave you a magic calander of when to do what and on what days. I mark out all the days that i cannot do anything in the yard. Then I can rest... It never fails me, I always feed plenty of people. It is my way of giving back to the ones who cannot garden or think they can't.
At 7:02am on September 20, 2009, Audra Mabrey - Z6/IN said…
No horror stories in my gardening so far :-) I have a few "I'll know better next time". How's your compost bucket coming along?
At 8:33pm on September 4, 2009, judy hard said…
hI Violet, is there a map on this site of the zones? I bet I looked at another photo that was labeled Fla. or something like that. Gotta love those HOA'S! Judy
At 6:40pm on September 4, 2009, judy hard said…
Hi Violet, I'm new to this site so I am finding it hard to know just what zone you are in. I was pleased to see you were kind to the worm you found. I'm in Co and we had alot of heavy rain plus hail which made gardening tough. I will be changing my business name to garden serve soon, but currently it's if you want to take a look. Judy
At 6:23pm on September 3, 2009, Connie Kupke Z8 TX said…
Uh, yeah. You cover them or they may die. Tomatoes and peppers totally croak when it freezes. It might be too late but I'm trying anyway. There are really no failures in the garden. Everything is a learning experience.
At 5:52pm on September 3, 2009, Connie Kupke Z8 TX said…
I think that's how it works. I searched on the net for fall seeding times and got several articles and tables. I rely on Texas A&M's docs for here in Texas. (Don't know where you are.) I got a neat table that lists all the vegetables and related info - part of it was time to plant before/after the last frost and before/after the first frost for your area. For example, Broccoli is supposed to be planted 10 to 16 weeks before the first frost and 4-6 weeks before the last frost.

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