Saturday, May 31, 2014

gardening is never a straight line (6WS)

Head out to plant the tomato plants which are now languishing in teeny pots and looking like gangly teenagers,  and three hours later they are still sitting beside the  garden,  and you have moved from pulling weeds to mulching,  you've mowed one side lawn,  started turning the compost bin,  and are now hunting for the bag of lime and the lopping shears...

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  1. Yeah, no thanks. I buy tomatoes.

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  2. Gardens grow, whether the rows are straight or not!

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  3. How about either word verification or comment moderation, but not both? That's really overkill, and it discourages people from leaving comments. After going through the agony of typing in those letter or number, we at least want to see our comment appear, not be held for moderation. Thanks for your consideration!

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  4. By the time the tomatoes grew in our garden it was cheaper to buy them in the store.

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  5. the problem is, I don't think google allows one without the other. I agree, its a pain in the rump, but it also allows me to filter out the spam (which is rare) before it ever gets here, and those folks who just want to stir the pot from the bottom. (that was not a shot at you, you have a legitimate gripe)
    and to be fair, im usually around, so moderation rarely lasts more than a few minutes, anyway, since I'm notified in email that someone's at the door.

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  6. my bad. Word Verification IS a separate box and its been turned off now. thank you. I could swear, at one point it was a package deal and you had little choice--but I could be wrong. So no more squinting and guessing about letters =)

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  7. Retired, I can all of mine, so in the long run its way cheaper to grow two plants. The only expense is jar lids and two plants. I love fresh tomatoes but they dont love me, the only way I can tolerate them is cooked, and its fun to do anyway.

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  8. Exactly! But no matter how or what grows, it's just so darn fun and cool to do, and usually very delicious! Or blooming beautiful!

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  9. You could always just pull up a deckchair and stick your nose in a book! :)

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  10. ahhhh I love to gaden- It's creative and fun!

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  11. Oh I have first hand experience of this - almost every time I go out to do some gardening!

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  12. we get a lot done that way, just not what we started out with.
    Years ago I started thesummer planning to merely put the screen sash in the back door--but it needed mending. and then I noticed the door itself needed repairing, and by the time I surfaced three months later I had rehung every door in the house, puttied half the window panes and painted the sashes, built two door casings and made screens for the old windows. The screendoor sash never did get put in. =)

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  13. Gardening is not one of my passions. Not yet anyway. Dropping by from 6WS

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  14. Suzy, it was never one of mine, but over time I find it's become a wonderful place for ideas as well as plants to grow.
    But everyone's 'garden' is personal, and distinct. Mine has flowers. Yours has other passions. It's whatever gets the juices flowing, creatively, isnt it.

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