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TeJo
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Teresa
Shelby AL
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2011 :  05:59:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Waiting for the thunderstorms to go through today, then I'll put out seeds in the raised beds and work the "hot" bed to get it ready for the "desert" plants. Also gonna put out some lavender near my rosemary bushes. Anyone got ideas for other herbs that like crappy soil and too much sun that are perennials? I think I may just have container gardens for my veggies. I doubt I'll do enough to can and freeze; just enough to eat as we go. Maybe a few things to put up.
I'm sort of lazy; rather just sit on the porch and watch the waterfowl on the lake, and the clouds go by, maybe read or knit. I figured I've earned a little laziness; I am "retired" after all. Like that even means anything.....
Hope everyone has a good day with no damaging storms.
Teresa

To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.
- Paulo Coelho -
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2011 :  12:00:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well finally I can see a bit of the ground but still have tons of snow that needs to melt before I can get out & do my gardening...got tons of herb seeds this year & can't wait to get started....Would like to do another witches garden but not sure with all I have to do if I will get to it this year...my mothers memorial garden looks like hell & needs to be worked on really bad. I have a small pond in her garden, mini red rose bush, her old flat tombstone & lots of little things like a frogs house...large metal crane sculpture plus my big sis gave me a bunch of flower seeds that are all either black or deep red I want to plant this year in her garden. a few days back I got 2 raspberrie plants & a concord grape vine....i have started a mini orchard when I first moved here 3 yrs ago & only 1 mini apple tree made it & 1 raspberry vine......the soil is really good back there just a hubby who ignores the small fencing & mows over it...well this year since he is gone i should get them going good enough that by the time he gets back next april I will have them big enough he will see them! Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2011 :  4:06:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Afternoon ladies, we too have had warm weather of late and the snow is slowly melting on our mountain top. Michele, what would you recommend to plant as far as herbs to work with? I'm a newbie to all this, so I'm still learning the ropes as they say. We have tons of sage that grows wild on our mountain already. But I would like to put in some containers on the porch/deck of herbs - who knows, it could be the only "garden" I do although I want so much to do some "square foot" gardening in a small way (hubby doesn't do veggies, except corn). Your advise would be greatly appreciated.
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Mar 15 2011 :  8:26:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my goodness Annie, your hubby sounds like mine...corn corn corn....lol...i have finally gotten him to eat other vegs but corns still #1.
you can never go wrong with Basils...there are so many wonderful ones out there...my favorite is Lime basil.....also Thymes...I get lemon thyme every year because I just love the smell of it...but it is good in pasta as is the lime basil...or put them in a jar with water & normal tea for a great sun tea. I also do chives each year because I love them fresh...I let mine bloom because the purple heads are just as tasty. I am doing a bunch of medical ones...horehound which is used for coughs, purple cone flower another good one for colds, feverfew for fevers
You should get Rosemary but you have big cold winters so it will have to come in once it starts to get cold...but that's a wonderful herb for cooking, put in tea for colds...put in hot boiling water to inhale for blocked sinuses, good in bath for relaxing & calming the body & mind...I put a bunch of it in a paper coffee filter & tie it up with a rubber band & throw it in the bathwater. If you need more help you can always email me OK? Michele'

Are you wanting a mainly eating type herbs or medical herbs? or a mix of both?


Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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debtea2
True Blue Farmgirl

1793 Posts

deborah
nutley nj
USA
1793 Posts

Posted - Mar 16 2011 :  5:35:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
michele
thanks for all the great tips
i too grow many herbs and love to do
all kinds of things with them and
i'm alway looking for more uses.
didn't know about the sinues thanks
blessings deborah

inch by inch we find our way
jersey farmgirl
#1330
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2011 :  2:32:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much Michele for all the great tips. Have a feeling the comtainer garden is all I'll be able to do this summer - possibly going to have hip replacement, but hoping not. Will know in a couple of months. Won't be able to get anything out until June - we have late frosts up here - but might get them going inside (just don't have a lot of space in house). But will get SOMETHING going. Thanks again.
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Mar 18 2011 :  3:31:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am glad I could help Annie, I love container gardening for the small stuff its so easy & doesn't require all the work a big rowed garden does....but I do both..lol....plus there is something nice about herbs in pots that can be moved....like setting a pot of lemon mint/balm or basil on the picnic table just for the smell of it...have a good evening everyone...Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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TeJo
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Teresa
Shelby AL
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Mar 19 2011 :  1:46:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hubs and I, (mostly him...) worked in the yard off and on this week. Got monkey grass moved, old bushes pulled out and gardenias planted, day lilies moved, lavender planted, put wildflower seeds in the raised bed I gave to the ants, put out seeds for a shady wildflower bed, and today put more flower seeds in flats on the back porch. My seeds that I saved from some cute little yummy organic grape tomatoes from the grocery store are a couple of inches tall, so I'm hoping they'll be as good as the originals. Still got more seeds to plant and more plants planned to buy and put out. The veggies will be in containers this year. Just easier that way where I am.
I do believe spring has sprung. It's 81 right now.

To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.
- Paulo Coelho -
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Sacredwind
Farmgirl at Heart

9 Posts

Kimberly
Osage City KS
USA
9 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2011 :  7:16:06 PM  Show Profile  Send Sacredwind a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well hello fellow witches! I am new here but was so happy to see this thread! nice to meet yall, Blessed Be

Kimberly
Farmgirl sister # 2894
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Tn.Earthmama
True Blue Farmgirl

451 Posts

Phyllis
Englewood Tennessee
451 Posts

Posted - Mar 30 2011 :  1:30:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone, been gone for a while due to health things. just wanted to stop in and say welcome to all the sisters here. i'm so happy to see everyone here, talking and supporting each other. blessings to all. Phyllis
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Mar 31 2011 :  11:53:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Kimberly to this fantastic thread - there is so much to learn from one another and also look forward to your sharing with all of us too. Welcome back Phyllis. Hope you're feeling better by now and all is well with you.
Blessed Be
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embchicken
True Blue Farmgirl

1487 Posts

Elaine
Ocean NJ
USA
1487 Posts

Posted - Apr 02 2011 :  04:21:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So glad I found this thread. I have already picked up some great tips just reading through from the start!

~ Elaine
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

embchicken.blospot.com

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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Apr 03 2011 :  7:29:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome Elaine - so glad you found us.
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GaiasRose
True Blue Farmgirl

2552 Posts

Tasha-Rose
St. Paul Minnesota
2552 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2011 :  2:49:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey ladies....'member me???

~*~Brightest Blessings~*~
Tasha-Rose
Farmgirl Sister #88

Blogs:
http://gaiarose.wordpress.com
Etsy:
http://ForestFaeries.etsy.com

"Joyful chaos, working in tune with the seasons, telling itme by the sun, variety, change and self-direction; all this wwas replaced with a brutal, standardized work culture, the effects of which we are still suffering from today." - Tom Hodgkinson in 'How To Be Idle'
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Luzy
True Blue Farmgirl

922 Posts

Luanne
Pueblo Colorado
USA
922 Posts

Posted - Apr 05 2011 :  2:59:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Tasha! So good to see you are back! Do you remember me from waaay back when on the forum? I came back quite a few months ago, and was thinking about you. How's the family? Bet the kids are growing like weeds! How old are they now? Anyhoo, welcome back, it's great to have you back.

P.S. Are you still reading stories to "us" on you tube? I LOVED that!!

--
May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
http://luzy.etsy.com- My etsy store!
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GaiasRose
True Blue Farmgirl

2552 Posts

Tasha-Rose
St. Paul Minnesota
2552 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2011 :  11:05:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Luzy,
Of course I remember you!! Kids are HUUUUGE I have a big boy now too, not just the girls! He (Degory) is two already! Grace will be 9 next month and Zoe is 5!! Big kids!! Things are well, though I am no longer on my farm. Still own it but a few things changed big in life and we relocated to Minneapolis....Urban Farmgirl now :-D Working on opening a dance studio!!

~*~Brightest Blessings~*~
Tasha-Rose
Farmgirl Sister #88

Blogs:
http://gaiarose.wordpress.com
Etsy:
http://ForestFaeries.etsy.com

"Joyful chaos, working in tune with the seasons, telling itme by the sun, variety, change and self-direction; all this wwas replaced with a brutal, standardized work culture, the effects of which we are still suffering from today." - Tom Hodgkinson in 'How To Be Idle'
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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1820 Posts


Virginia
USA
1820 Posts

Posted - Apr 06 2011 :  3:37:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back to the circle, Tasha. I've been wondering what you were up to after starting this amazing thread. Do tell :-)
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Tn.Earthmama
True Blue Farmgirl

451 Posts

Phyllis
Englewood Tennessee
451 Posts

Posted - Apr 07 2011 :  05:38:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tasha, so good to see you!!!! see what you started??? all kinds of wonderful sisters here, and we have missed you. hope all goes well in the big city and the dance studio sounds wonderful.

to all our new sisters, welcome, so glad you found us. bright blessings Phyllis
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Mommyswanson
True Blue Farmgirl

463 Posts

Laura
Waukegan IL
USA
463 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2011 :  07:35:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome back Tasha!! Hope all is well!!!

Laura

"That which does not kill us makes us strong!" "I cast all my cares upon you Lord."
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Annie S
True Blue Farmgirl

756 Posts

Annie
Custer S.D.
USA
756 Posts

Posted - Apr 08 2011 :  3:21:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So good to have you back in the fold, Tasha. Hope all is well in the big city (use to live there too until retiring to the Black Hills).
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TeJo
Farmgirl in Training

39 Posts

Teresa
Shelby AL
USA
39 Posts

Posted - Apr 09 2011 :  5:21:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got herbs put in pots on the back deck today, veggies in pots out front in the sun yesterday. Hanging plants and ferns for "screening purposes" on the back deck, more hanging pots and impatiens on the front.
My garden is done.
Hope you are all well. Been out of the loop for a bit. Busy, lazy, power outage, kids lives in turmoil, always something.......

To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.
- Paulo Coelho -
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embchicken
True Blue Farmgirl

1487 Posts

Elaine
Ocean NJ
USA
1487 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2011 :  04:23:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to start my herb seeds today and hopefully (fingers crossed) put together my litle plastic greenhouse so that they will have a cozy place to rest!

~ Elaine
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Farmgirl sister #2882
http://embchicken.blogspot.com

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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2011 :  10:07:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have got more rain coming our way so I am hoping soon to get my herb seeds planted but what to wait so they don't wash away...one year I planted & the rains shot them all over the yard! pretty but hard to keep track of & hubby doesn't know whats what when he mows...Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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embchicken
True Blue Farmgirl

1487 Posts

Elaine
Ocean NJ
USA
1487 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2011 :  11:39:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele' ~ That visual had me cracking up - that hapened to me one year but with spearmint. We all know how spearmint loves to travel around! I'm still finding little shoots of it all over.

~ Elaine
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Farmgirl sister #2882
http://embchicken.blogspot.com

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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1820 Posts


Virginia
USA
1820 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2011 :  11:52:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele, it's fashionable now to plant plants instead of lawns -- no mowing needed. What herbs could we plant, I wonder, that would do the trick without alerting mobs of neighbors with pitchforks and torches, yelling "Burn the witch!"? ;-)

I'm thinking of letting nettles have its way, hang the neighbors! Better than a guard dog, handy source of tea for those in the know. Just kidding.
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