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Discussion in 'Crops & Gardens' started by Joe Riley, Aug 28, 2017.
Not if you live in Fresno.
Guess I'm destined to be unhappy...don't drink, not in love and don't garden.
Just have my family ....brings me enough happinesss. Needs to be added to the Chinese proverb.
Fresno is not in China!
That's a relief!!
I never get drunk because I hate alcohol... I do have my gardens and am out there a lot keeping them nice, but I'm not a huge gardening fan.. I wish I could have an imitation garden lol.... it's a lot of hard work
Having said that; some of the happiest hours of my life have been in my vegetable garden. I used to have a huge garden so that I could have some to share with friends and family. I would be out there before the dew dried off the grass. There would be only the birds, bees, bumblebees, butterflies, crickets, a frog or two, a few snakes , me and the Creator. The air was cool and fresh. I would be singing
Life was good.
I like a good stiff drink ever so often... Wine has gotten to where it messes with the stomach...red wine anyway. A good frosty beer goes good with certain foods. I gave up getting hammered years ago...smart choice on my part. And I have no garden but love all me plants. And come 8-31... We still love each other after 26 years....yeep I am good to go
He's not a weed. He's a Dandy Lion.
Went out to my garden today, picked some good looking tomatoes, grabbed three Gala apples, four bananas, four peaches and a jug of orange juice. Also picked up some Boar's head black Forest ham, and some Colby longhorn sliced cheese and a cartoon of half &half. I use Sprout's community garden.
My kind of garden!
@Bill Boggs I have been picking peaches at Food Lion. Aren't they delicious? I also picked some Bartlett pears.
Nothing sinister Shirley, I was just going to post some pictures of the fruit trees in my garden but I couldn't find where I'd put them on my computer..lol
Have eaten a lot of peaches, also the pears, and watermelons. Had half ham & cheese this evening. I'm really a dedicated sandwich guy.
My husband's potted plants and Norfolk pine are growing in his "garden" just fine this year. Come years are better than others....but this is a really good garden year over here.
No gardens allowed in apartment complexes, which is fine with us. Didn't have one at our house in Colorado and had a large backyard. Just not into dirt and hard labor.
Drinking........well, we don't overdo, but do enjoy a good margarita weekly w/Mexican food. Have a few Bud Lights during the week and weekend and sometimes will enjoy a shot of 1800 Tequila or Fireball with the Bud's. We love having a Bud or two when boat is tied up to a dock and it's fairly warm outside.
Do go to our local Farmer's Market for some fruit and vegie's. Peaches have to be somewhat soft, not hard enough to crack a wall (if thrown at one). We buy Blue Berries, Black and Red Raspberries, Strawberries, celery hearts, carrots, radishes, sweet corn (cob) and a sweet potato. We aren't vegetarians by any means, but do like vegies when watching an NFL game.
Best garden I ever had was in Tombstone, Arizona. No grass on anyone's yard, just dirt, well, not exactly dirt, it was caliche, similar to cement. I decided to start from scratch. Went to the dump and found a pile of rough, treated 2 X 6's that had been on the board walks downtown and had been replaced by new boards. Then I built a box 12" deep and 12 ft. long and 6 ft. wide. I found some fine loamy dirt in desert washes and cleaned out a friends corral of horse manure. I alternated a load of sand with a load of horse manure until the box was full. I made rows with a hoe, put drip tubes in each row then covered the whole thing with black plastic. Then I built a small fire and heated a short piece of 1-1/2" pipe and burned holes through the plastic at measured 9" intervals. I transplanted tomato plants across one end and sweet corn seeds in the length of the rows. Understand, I did all this labor in March before it got too hot then planted in April.
After the corn was hip-high I trans-planted a few pumpkin in among the corn and let the vines sprawl across the vacant lot. I had the drip system hooked up to a timer so I could turn on the water after work and retreat to the house. It's too darn hot to do much outside in summer or maybe I was a wimp?
In the early spring, I'd put up long stakes to support the tomatoes and they grew 8' high by end of summer loaded with tomatoes. I was giving away tomatoes to all comers by summer's end.
Sounds like you had a raised garden before they became popular. My son has several of them. He put mule manure in with his soil this year and had a bumper crop.