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  2. There's someone in my town that has a very sturdy looking green house, well a passive glass structure, but it doesn't look like he does anything with it. I had a tall narrow light cheap thing that I would roll out of my garage a little after sun rise and roll back in when the sun was setting. It got hot in there. But where I am, it is really windy. It is strange in that it seems to come in years. Some years are windy, some aren't. But the year I tried this, it was windy. It was blown over more days than it wasn't.
  3. What are you reading? I'm reading a book of historical fiction that takes place during the Spanish Flu and the end of WWI.
  4. Guess I'll have do some reading on the softneck variety. I had no clue about raising and curing garlic. Planted an unknown sprout today that we had found growing in our compost pile. Thinking maybe a zucchini squash. Tough little thing. I'm planing on little plastic green houses this winter, so maybe it'll make it. I had a neighbor that swore by these little greenhouses for his winter tomatoes, so we'll see. My son got his green house up and running - and it survived last week's Santa Ana's winds, so maybe I'll finally get mine going as well (been planning on these winter tomatoes for years).
  5. The thing for me was having room to cure it. I am in the north where we get a good winter and we have to grow "hardneck" garlic. I can't speak for warmer climates like SoCal where they grow softneck. Basically hardneck goes in the ground in well-drained soil (raised beds are great for garlic) in October or November with a good watering. Keep it weeded and fertilize in the spring, cut off the scape for a bigger bulb, and depending on how much rain you get you might not really have to water it very much. When the leaves turn to brown, around late july or august, you take it out, shake loose dirt off it, and cure it. I put it in my attic where I usually have an attic fan running to cool the house. It wants air flow, to help form the skin. After two weeks it should be cured, when you can clean it up better, cut the burly beard at the bottom and cut the stems off of you haven't already. I'm not a particularly good gardener at all but seems pretty fool proof. The only person I know who had trouble with it had some pretty consistently soggy beds as the problem.
  6. Hi Juan Farstrider and welcome to our stedding! Please make yourself at home - play some games, share some gardening tips or maybe a favorite recipe or two! p
  7. (Hi. I'm new around here, but jumping in on this thread anyway). I am glad this thread exists, as maybe it will serve as some peer pressure exerted on me to keep up with my garden tasks. I'm pretty sure for most of us here it is time to get beds ready for next spring or to be planting things that like to out in the winter, like the garlic I have yet to put in the ground.
  8. Hi, I'm new to the Stedding. I'm a gardener who is very inconsistent in tending to it, and maybe I'll share some really unhealthy recipes or worse: share some cheats to legitimate recipes that make things I can't seem to do doable. Also yea books!
  9. Zaida din Parede Blackwing - Mistress of the Ships Yes, I had to look up her full name.
  10. A month has passed, the trees have been pruned, and the garden is mostly ready for autumn. Some bushes and the lavender still need trimming, and we're going to collect seed pods from a couple of flowers we really liked, but that's it. Although surely, something unexpected will pop up. Oh, like the nice variety of mushrooms that turn out to grow in the grass. My partner doesn't like them at all, but I think they're pretty. That cart looks amazing, Jaimelai! My lower legs fall asleep all the time when I'm weeding. I must have a look to see whether someting similar exists over here. Do you think it needs a hard surface to be able to roll around, or would it work on grass or hard-packed sand too?
  11. Yandar - a stedding located in the Mountains of Mist
  12. "Good, bad....I'm the guy with the gun."
  13. "Airplane" One of the first movies we reviewed in my college movie appreciation class way back when (as a rough cut before the movie was released). How about another Bill Murray quote: "Oh, I do it to blend in. You know. Zombies don't mess with other zombies. Buddy of mine, makeup guy, he showed me how to do this. Corn starch. You know, some berries, a little licorice for the ladies. Suits my lifestyle, you know. I like to get out and do stuff. Just played nine holes on the Riviera. Just walked on. Nobody there."
  14. Google is your friend. It was on tcm when I posted that. hmmmm something from this century... I don't know much from this century... ok last century it is. "the white zone is for loading and unloading only."
  15. OK, I Googled - I don't remember seeing this one.
  16. Voniel - Elder Haman's wife and Loial's aunt.
  17. Looks good!! Thanks for the info. I've never seen them.
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