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Location: Georgetown DE 19947
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I've done vegetable gardens for many years. I had the best garden when my father came to visit and he worked in it every day. I miss those times.

I planted a garden in Delaware last year and as it was growing we got a 15" rain and it was under water for 7 days. It dried out and another 4" rain again put it under water. It took 8 days to get it dry that time.

But I'm going to fill in the low spots so the water can't stay around and try it again.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3780 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-13-2007 04:17 AM

that’s a LOT of rain!

so I guess that’s my first tip: tend to the garden every day….
I LOOK at it every day – does that count?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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blooz

273 posts in 3502 days

posted 04-22-2008 07:32 PM

Your deck is certainly progressing and looking good. Sorry to hear of your rains. Strange weather happenings all over it seems. Sunny skies coming your way!

-- blooz 5b - You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~author unkown

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jroot

5121 posts in 3410 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 10-19-2008 06:29 PM

Karson, how did the garden do this year? Were you able to fill in the low spots?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Karson

242 posts in 3659 days

posted 10-19-2008 07:05 PM

I only planted 3 tomato plants and a few zucinni plants. I’ll probably get the bigger garden going next year.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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jroot

5121 posts in 3410 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 10-19-2008 07:31 PM

That’s the thing with gardeners. We always have aspirations for “next year”. Often they work out well.

How were your tomatoes and Zucchinis?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Karson

242 posts in 3659 days

posted 10-19-2008 08:21 PM

My wife eats tomatoes and she would probably wanted to have more. We both eat zucinni and we would liked to have more. There were no bee’s in the area so i had to polinate by hand and I wasn’t as good at it as the bees have been.

The bee’s have disappeared from the front yard. We used to have hundreds at the clover plants in the grass and now there are none.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3780 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-20-2008 07:22 AM

I’ve heard that that is one of the factors in the declining bee population—loss of clover in people’s yards. Hello perfectly groomed lawns: good-bye bees

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Karson

242 posts in 3659 days

posted 10-20-2008 08:02 AM

My yard is a perfect place for bees, Half is clover/ I had a lawn service stop by and say that we can get rid of all that clover and I told him then I wouldn’t have any yard at all. No thanks.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3780 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-20-2008 08:05 AM

I’d prefer to have ALL of my yard in clover! Smells nice; looks nice and doesn’t grow too tall.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Terri

29 posts in 3274 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 12-02-2008 03:35 PM

Hello Karson,
Just wanted to say hello to someone who lives near where I grew up and lived for 40 years! I grew up in Salisbury, Grandparents lived in Delmar,DE (have family in Seaford and Dover, too), and then my dh & I lived in Delmar,DE for about 12 years. That’s where we had our one and only daughter, too! Now I live in northern Harford county, about 2 miles south of PA. Very different gardening up here than down on the Shore. :-)

Merry Christmas to you!

-- Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, the rest sit round it, and pick blackberries...

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3780 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-08-2012 06:34 AM

A big thank-you to you, Karson, for all the donations you make to the sites, including the beautiful box for our GT “Fairest of the Fairy Doors” Challenge.
Martin and I are giving you your very own “trophy banner”.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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