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Barn Greenhouse #14: March 2015

03-19-2015 10:50 PM by nitepagan | 1 comment »

Well the greenhouse made it through the winter with just a few scratches.Later that day after the snow had melted some.I have survived the winter with an intact greenhouse, On the right end,of the GH, I had partially replaced the plastic with Suntuf panels. The other end is going to be rebuilt and I am planning on another 8 foot section to the greenhouse. I am going to overlap the Suntuf panels so there should be little or no leakage when it rains. The right end will be permanently closed as ...

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Welcome to Winter (And the Icy Steps of Doom)

11-26-2014 01:01 PM by ReubenD | 0 comments »

It can no longer be avoided – winter is officially here and somehow we seemed to complete bypass fall and go straight into sub zero temperatures and snow. My wife insists that fall did, in fact, happen but I don’t think that 2 days of attractive leaves constitutes a fall (much like only one day of genuine heat does not constitute a summer!). So, completely taken aback by the incursi of winter, the garden is nowhere near ready. Some of the garden furniture is already irretrievab...

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Our Pond #24: Winter Water

01-27-2013 11:19 AM by MsDebbieP | 8 comments »

Jan. 27/13 This past fall I prepared the pond for the winter by removing the pump that takes water up to the second level (the filtration pond and the water fall.) It was a good plan, however we were blessed with some lovely warm weather and the algae grew with abundance and it didn’t take long before I couldn’t see anything but green. What to do, what to do…. I needed the filter. So back into the pond it went. This filter system is also a fountain and although I co...

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2013 #9: Winter "To Do" List

01-20-2013 04:04 AM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

Jan 20/13 Sometime in the next month or so there are lots of things that need to be done in the gardens. Well, not really LOTS, primarily just “pruning”. It’s too bad I didn’t think about this last week when the temperature hit +13C. Now we are looking at -13C so the pruning will wait! But after next week we are supposed to be going back into the pluses and that will be the time to clean up trees, bushes etc. On the list: espalier trees: Last year I planted ...

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Winter garden popping out of the ground

09-07-2011 04:22 AM by TopamaxSurvivor | 3 comments »

Carrots started popping through yesterday. I would have liked to have planted them a couple weeks earlier, but I had to catch a couple moles that invaded the area and I was finishing up an out of town contract which interfered with both activities. I have some brussel sprouts, broccoli and kale transplants that I started in early August planted now too. They needed a dusting for cabbage moths which seem to be under control now. I got my first cherry tomatoes about the first of Aug. T...

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springspiration #7: o tomatoes.......

03-29-2011 07:11 AM by soobee | 6 comments »

Howdy. I just downloaded a bunch of photos to photobucket so I could post some. I so remember these little lovelies: The sun feels like it could be making some tomatoes grow about now. But the snow is not ready to leave us yet. It melts, freezes, melts, freezes….....no wonder summer in Winnipeg is ‘construction season’. :) Just a matter of time. Just a matter of time. I see you all posting the same mantra! And posting pictures of crocus’ and other blo...

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winter in our neck of the woods

03-13-2011 03:07 PM by soobee | 11 comments »

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On a Snowy Day -- part II

01-29-2011 02:07 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

Jan 29/11 This morning I spent my time watching the 100 mile diet challenge episodes. This afternoon I went outside to take some photos. Do you know how hard it is to type as the circulation returns to your frozen fingers? The tingling, the pain, and then trying to hit the right keys.. aiy…..... But it was/is worth it. What a beautiful day. (Perhaps I should have put on my Fox Gloves, though). Here are some of the photos that I took: 1. Winter Sowing 2. Pinky Winky ...

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2008 Winter #14: Winter Sowing Update: March 25/10

03-25-2010 05:57 PM by MsDebbieP | 9 comments »

Yesterday I was sitting out on the deck and decided to, once again, check my winter sowing containers. What to my surprise – but some little green buds down in there!The one jug has onions in it—the same onions that did NOT sprout indoors, in the mini greenhouse.The other seedlings are broccoli. Oh and I think the flowers that I planted last .. I can’t remember what it was and yes, I forgot to put a marker in it.. sheesh.. Anyway—I have success!

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Our Pond #21: 2010 planning

03-05-2010 05:13 PM by MsDebbieP | 5 comments »

March 5/10 Sitting here, waiting for spring, my mind starts churning, thinking.. thinking.. thinking… (it’s a dangerous thing, sometimes!) This winter I took the risk of leaving my fish in the pond… a big sigh of relief, they have survived. Now, I look at all the plants that I hauled in last fall and think “this is crazy” – not my style. If they can’t survive the winter outside then they aren’t the plants for me. So, I had a thought.R...

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