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The First Day of Spring!! Time to Plant!!
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Mark Hendershot    Posted 03-20-2002 at 06:33:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
It is time to plant the Garden now! As soon as I go out and remove the snow drifts and put on the long johns and winter coats. It is 14 degs with 40MPH winds and Snowing out. Hope you are having a better begining today!! Mark H.


Judith Tjosvold    Posted 03-20-2002 at 08:47:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We got hit with around 6 inches of snow last night, weird for this area! It's a good thing I didnt plant two weeks ago! This is the first time in years Vancouver has had such unusual weather!Hope you can find your tiller!!


Sammie    Posted 03-20-2002 at 10:24:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, you aren't very far from me!! I was beginning to think I was alone up here in the great North West. I'm in South Central Washington. We are supposed to get that blast of snow this afternoon and tonight and tomorrow. Really strange weather for us too. Our trees are budding and it's snowing? Hope it doesn't ruin the fruit crops. Our valleys economy depends on it. I bought a really pretty peace rose climber to plant by the garage. The ground is still frozen and this thing has developed lots of leaves while sitting in a bucket in my kitchen!! Hope I don't shock it too bad when I plant it. Unfortunately, my garden is going to have to be in big tubs and raised beds this year while I kill off a patch of button weeds out in the pasture for my garden next year. I can't wait for the dirt to warm up so I can play in it.



Mark Hendershot    Posted 03-20-2002 at 09:15:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was thinking of you today roughting it. No hot water and waiting for the solar panel to turn the lights on, tring to light the wood stove and the wind blowing the match out. Just kidding but days like this it nice to be in a warm house heated with wood and running hot water to take a shower with. I am to old to rought it any more. I like to turn the lights on along with the TV sit back on the couch pour a cup of hot coffie from the coffie maker and stay inside and enjoy!! Mark H.


hay    Posted 03-20-2002 at 07:20:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
spring has sprung! or least it will at 1:15 pm today in east texas. garden already planted, but just need rain. we are about 5" behind on average rainfall so far.


MikeH-Tx    Posted 03-20-2002 at 10:24:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Hay,

We got an inch and a half last night in Central Tx. Very welcome! Looks like it was headed your way after blasting through here.

Some of the garden is in here too. Wx is supposed to dip to 40-45 the next few nights, but I am gambling old man winter is kaput around here. I haven't put in squash and pumpkin seeds yet, but 'maters and peppers are in, along with all the cool wx stuff. Already picking asparagus.


hay    Posted 03-20-2002 at 11:07:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was watching the storm progression on the computer and when it got to washington/waller co line it just dissolved away. nothing, nada, zip, zilch. however we did get a little (4/10") shower about 5 am this morning. better than nothing. still very dry here. got everything planted and potatoes are the only thing looking decent so far. how do you get asparagus to make in this hot climate?


MikeH-Tx    Posted 03-20-2002 at 13:53:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's part of our 60x80ft garden, not a commercial planting. I use 7 sprinkler heads set 6ft high around the garden fence to irrigate during the summer and fall. Asparagus works well. Mine is about 5 years old now. An 80 foot row gets us sick of it by late May.

Economics have nothing to do with my garden! I would go broke in one season. Strickly fun and for mental health, with the added benefit of food for family and friends.

Perennials are asparagus, artichokes, blackberries, multiplying onions and sometimes garlic. Nothing else seems to survives the summer, even with irrigation. Probably more due to my inability to spend time with it, rather than the plants hardiness.


Sammie    Posted 03-20-2002 at 10:49:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dip to 40-45? lol We are lucky if that is our HIGHS!!! lol


MikeH-Tx yeah, but...    Posted 03-20-2002 at 13:55:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
We pay for our warm climate when August and Sept get here. Just like winter up North, we stay indoors.


Sammie    Posted 03-20-2002 at 16:39:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya, we are technicly desert and it get around 100-110 in late July, Aug and early Sept. That's where you work really early and really late and live under the fan and airconditioner the rest of the time.

Our winters are usually teens to -15 some winters but this has been a really strange one. We didn't get cold enough to kill off some of the bugs this winter but didn't get our quota of snow either, not here in the valley.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 03-20-2002 at 07:00:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Raining here today Mark. Except for about 3 weeks all winter has felt like spring down this way. Then I have seen blizzards in mid June out west if your up high enough.
Good day to spend on the computer if you can.Bob


Mark Hendershot    Posted 03-20-2002 at 07:53:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had someone say once you spend a lot of time on the computer! Well I would love to be in the shop working on the 9N but it is 12 degs now and it takes the fun out of it. I get at the most a couple of hours in then I have to come in a warm up. Mark H.


Bob /Ont.    Posted 03-20-2002 at 10:58:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mark, some say "the hurryer'd I go the behinder I get" no good to work in the cold if it isn't an emergancy,then drop a bolt in some where with frozen fingers, then spend two days getting it back out. I saw your picture on the board when I came back, then read you asking if someone could transfer it. Got quite a response didn't you.
Looks good what you'v done, going to be a real nice job, those tires have old style tread don't they.
Started snowing after I wrote, melts as it lands.
LaterBob


Mark Hendershot    Posted 03-20-2002 at 12:21:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure if they are old style but real skinny comparied to the 18.4s X 16.5s on my Ferguson!! It will look better painted and back together. And another 42 9N will have been saved from being parted out. Thanks Bob for getting me to do that! Mark H.


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