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Location: SE Coast of Massachusetts, USA
Hardiness Zone: 7
Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/robin282mt/

I have gardened since I was 8 years old, I am now 43. Unfortunately I did not garden EVERY year in that time.

I started out as a veggie gardener first. I grow everything now: veggies, fruit, flowers, herbs, even shrubs and trees. I like starting things from seed--even if it is difficult.

I am interested in preserving garden vegetable varieties. I am also interested in sending seed to those in need.

More later...
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3719 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 03-13-2008 09:32 PM

Hello and WELCOME to GT!!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-14-2008 05:02 AM

Welcome to GT
quite the goal you have. Very nice

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

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3720 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-14-2008 05:39 AM

Hi Robin! Glad you joined us!! :D

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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Jason

840 posts in 3695 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 03-15-2008 03:49 PM

Greetings, Robin…good timing, joining up right as Spring starts!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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PanamaJack

217 posts in 3641 days

posted 03-15-2008 10:37 PM

Welcome to the flower show! We hope you enjoy the time spent on your GardenTenders website.

-- One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade; Chinese Proverb - Zone 5B

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-16-2008 11:09 AM

Thanks to all for the warm welcome!
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-21-2008 09:06 AM

Well, after feeling pretty good about getting seeds planted: peas (2 types), carrots, lettuce, radishes, I have come to Vermont to visit my sister whose yard is 4 feet under snow! It is snowing and beautiful, but I will be happy to return to spring and my planting.
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-28-2008 06:56 PM

OK, I want to do a blog on here, but I do not even know what an RSS feed is.

Also, would mentioning the state of the food supply and the FDA be too off topic for this site?

Is there a rules page for the blogs here? Anything I type would be family friendly, of course, but it is opinion for this topic.

Please let me know,
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-29-2008 05:11 AM

here’s my suggestion: post and see what the response is like :)
It’s YOUR blog.
is it gardening/ veggies / flowers related? Works for me!
And then we always get off topic once in a while to expand our wisdom! :)

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

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-29-2008 08:05 AM

Thank you for the info.
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-29-2008 08:23 AM

Well, there is my blog beginnings…
I hope other people have information to add that I may have missed.
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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XploreOrganics

1393 posts in 3720 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-03-2008 11:38 AM

A little birdy told me it was your birthday ;)

Have a great one!

-- Xploreorganics, 5b Canada, LFD 06-20 http://colorfulcanary.blogspot.com/

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-03-2008 11:52 AM

Thanks!
I am going to try to play in the dirt ALL DAY. It is supposed to be 80F today though.
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-03-2008 11:58 AM

what a great way to enjoy a special day
Have a happy!

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

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-03-2008 08:06 PM

Boy, I think I will claim another day as my birthday. The temps have gone up 20 degrees F in a week. It sapped my strength. I didn’t get much done. However, my neighbor loaned me her digital camera, and I hope to get the pictures in my e-mail soon. When I do, I’ll post.
Thanks for the well-wishes!
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Bon

7374 posts in 3621 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-04-2008 08:24 AM

Hope you had a nice b’day Robin.It’s nice to see people who love to share their seeds with others.Looking forward to seeing your pics.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-04-2008 09:45 AM

Thanks! I am still waiting for the e-mail with the pictures in it!
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-08-2008 07:44 AM

Ugh!
Sweltering heat. From the low 60F’s (about 16C) pretty much steady up to this point, to 90F (32C).

Yesterday, I sold eggs & plants at the edge of my yard, and I made $30 USD. Basically the chickens paid for their own food this week. I got 2 bags of layer pellets, and 1 bag of corn. I sold 8 dozen eggs and raspberry and strawberry plants. I was out there for 4 hours, but I was able to mow between customers.

Today I will be there (in the shade) for 2 hours.

I will probably do this each weekend, as my chickens and gardens need to pay their own expenses now.

It is already stifling outside here before 9am!

Well, I have to go out and do stuff before the air becomes unbreathable for working.

One reprieve: the tree that fell… My daughter reports it is cooler under there! Of course that means I must wait until this heat wave is over to do anything about it, HA!

Off I go. If you hear on the news of someone in Massachusetts melting, that would be me!
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Bon

7374 posts in 3621 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-08-2008 08:38 AM

Glad to see your chickens and gardens are starting to pay off for you Robin.It is soooo hot here too.Isn’t it amazing how the temps.can go from 60 to 90 in just a few hours?

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3719 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 06-08-2008 08:53 AM

I was thinking how funny … cuz just a few weeks ago we were all complaining about the cold. This crazy weather just seems to be going from one extreme to the other … cold and unbearably hot and humid. I long for a few days in the low 80’s (F) and no humidity.

Guess the only good thing is it seems to be raining with all this heat/humidity. We had two good storms; one late last night and early this morning. At least nothing needs to be watered …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3719 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 06-08-2008 08:56 AM

And for us gals … so how long do you have to stand outside in this heat/humidity to “drip off” a pound or two??? hahahahaha!!!!!

And, Robin I am so thrilled your roadside stand is doing soooo well!!!!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-08-2008 08:59 AM

my dripping just seems collects in my tush. It never seems to disappear. Sigh

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3621 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-08-2008 09:21 AM

Know what you mean MsD. ha ha ha me tooo.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-08-2008 09:26 AM

Help me, I’m melting!

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 06-08-2008 09:31 AM

Debbie,
I know what you mean. When it gets bad, I tell the kids I’m homicidal, and they know what that is. Sweaty you know. It actually makes me a little cranky. BUTT, gardening is worth it isn’t it?
Robin

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3841 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-08-2008 10:52 AM

lol BUTT you are right :)

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

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Robin282

115 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 12-27-2009 05:14 PM

Boy, has it been a long time. Have had a tough year personally, but I look forward to getting back into the swing of things.

If anyone here is on facebook, please look me up there: Robin Marble. You’ll know it is me because I use the same robin photo that I do here.

I haven’t started outdoor winter sowing yet, but I have about 40 key lime plants growing! They are just seedlings, but many are putting out their first true leaves!

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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