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   PastimesGardening and Especially Tomato Growing


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To: robert b furman who wrote (3452)4/1/2022 11:43:35 AM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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Got this today from Amazon :)


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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3455)4/1/2022 7:07:43 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Bernie,

Nothing shows!

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3456)4/2/2022 7:43:59 AM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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OH well ... I got my Tomato Maker !! :)

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3457)4/2/2022 10:01:18 AM
From: robert b furman
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Good Move!

Now are you planting seeds or buying starts.

We transplant seedljngs in the third or fourth week of May in Wisconsin.

This year, were not transplanting the seedlings.

The 1200 mile drive beats them up and it takes a lot of space in my truck.

I'll start them once I arrive up thereand transplant them in late may and early June.

Once my peppers get used to Texas 80 degree days and I transplant them in Wisconsin's 50 degree nights, they go dormant for 30 days.

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3458)4/2/2022 2:02:32 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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I am going mostly seedlings this year...

I always cruise the nurseries though in late spring on the lookout for the weird and wonderful :) so always have some starts also...

Sun is shining... sky is blue and temp 4C...

gonna try for one more ski day :)

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3459)4/2/2022 5:10:03 PM
From: robert b furman
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Reworking our flower gardens in Houston.

Annual mulching and chopped stone work.

We lost a lot of plants last year with URI cold storm

All of our citrus perished.

We had just gotten used to lemons and grapefruit every year All 10 gone.

I'll replant Rio Red grapefruit and Meyer Improved lemons.

Most likely plant butterfly plants in the other beds. We have Monarchs constantly in our back yard. They lat eggs and the caterpillars morph into chrysalis and then butterflies.

flickr.com

Neat to watch and we have them n our backyard always.

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3460)4/8/2022 6:59:48 AM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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So you have chopped stone walls for Houston flower beds ? fancy :0)

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3461)4/8/2022 10:00:45 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Bernie,

Yup. I have no rain gutters, and mulch beds around the house.

I used 4 inch chopped stone where the mulch beds are level and 8 inch where the ground slopes and I make the mulch deeper on the outside of the mulch beds.

I have the stones on a base of crushed granite. I've found they last longer if I mix in a small amount of mortar in the crushed granite.

Houston has such heavy rains plus hurricanes, so I'm learning how to make the landscaping more durable.

With time and reworks, I'm adding more and more of the 8 inchers.

The stone is called Cherokee. My back and front porches are covered with Cherokee and hickory field stone 1" thick.

It gets mildew and blacken every year. Used to power wash it every year, but found wet and forget which works great here in Houston. I put it on the brick, stone and roof (which is metal with teal colored stone on it).

We've lived here 27 years and really are proud of the landscaping and house in general.

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3462)4/8/2022 10:14:05 AM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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Interesting about the rain ...

in my new digs I am planning to apply what I learned about rainwater capture in my big garden plots in Toronto over the years.. letting all that free water run into the storm system is such a waste :) and being near the river .. really really really near LOL I have vested interest in not overloading it :)

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3462)4/8/2022 1:51:14 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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You ever try banana ? hardy varieties like Musa basjoo

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