June 10-06

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Watching his garden grow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Lori Houle

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 09:33 am:

Looks Better than mine. At least it looks like summer. Good Morning

By Toivo from Toivola (Toivo) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 09:35 am:

According to Lori Houle, the gentleman in this photo is actually watching his garlic grow. Most likely he's really just checking the progress after the warm temps and rain we've gotten this past week. I like the idea of 'watching the garden grow' and it's not because I'm a lazy gardener either. It's because the whole process of planting seeds and cultivating them to sprout is not only for the vegetables or flowers you get in the end, but also for the patience it teaches you along the way. When you think about it, there are a number of life lessons you can learn from 'watching your garden grow'. Time for me to get out to my garden patch. I need to keep an eye on the cucumbers and zucchini - to be sure I have plenty of pickles and bread come harvest time ;->

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 09:49 am:

Awwwwwwwww....That's my dad! He is watching his garlic grow, he grows the best garlic in the world! And he eats it every day! Probably partially why he has gotten to be the wonderful age of 88! (that and WATCHING! Exactly Toivo) His garden used to be full of tomato's, beans, carrots (mmmmmmm, he had wonderful carrots too), cucumbers, potatos, beets, lettuce, you name it, he grew it! He still has asparagus (at the camp) and rhubarb there in the garden. Oh and can't forget the worms (which we used fishing...another good reason he is as healthy as he is) Wow... it is so nice to see this picture posted on Pasty dot net! I wish I were still there!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 09:54 am:

I've been watching my garden grow too. However, my patience has worn thin. My tomatoes are looking as healthy as can be but my cukes are looking sickly. I'm very upset. I think I'll buy new ones today and see what I can do about it. Maybe it's because I didn't plant them in a mound. Who knows? Think I'll also get some of those little green onions. Even those didn't do well out here last year. I LOVE those things. My grandparents used to have this HUGE garden with nearly everything imaginable in it. The lettuce was to die for. Mom and I would pour half & half, some salt and pepper and eat it like that. Geez that was good. Okay, now I'm going to try lettuce too. Thanks for all the help guys. Have a great day. Time to get ready and go shopping. Nothing else to do when it's only 46 darn degrees out.

By Karen (Kmr5os) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 10:55 am:

Love the garden picture - reminds me of my father. He had a super garden too. I try. And I try. Lately the deer have discovered my rose bushes. Not a good thing. Anyone have any ideas as to what I can put on them, to keep the deer from munching? As icing on the cake... there is a greenhouse across the street with lots and lots of roses for the deer to eat, but no. They like my six bushes. Have a wonderful Saturday, whatever you are doing.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 11:16 am:

Is this like "a watched pot never boils?"

By Pete Wilberding (Peshtigopete) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 12:04 pm:

Good grief that canoe in yesterday's pic looks just like my old Traprock racing canoe.

By Ken Scheibach (Kscheibach) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 01:31 pm:

What a great shot. It is certainly memory provoking. I instantly thought of my grandfather who, of course, had the best garden ever. He tended to it with great pride. He'd put one smelt in each hole before planting the tomatoes and they were outstanding tomotoes. His green peppers were to die for and it seemed he always kept inventory of them. When one would come up missing he'd blame me. I wish I could have told tell him that his suspicions were correct. Somehow I think he knew. Now I'm a grandfather. But sadly, for my grandkids, one with a brown thumb.

By Patricia F. Doud (Callie43) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 03:48 pm:

That is my dad, too. That is such a nice shot of him and the pride and joy of his garden, the garlic!!! He shares it with all of his children and grandchildren, if they want it...in fact, I have some in a pot of bean soup which is simmering away right now.
Thanks for the great picture!!!

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 04:37 pm:

I remember my Dad's gardens in the past they were all to die for! He could grow some absolutely great vegetables. We had it on my grandmother's farm. Then my Dad planted one at our house........he was always out there tending to something. I use to love his red Pontiac potatoes. Those bring back some memories. They had everything you could possibly think about back when.
Sure was a great time when you are a kid. Wish some of those times could come back to me, times were easier as a kid. But we all grow up! Family was always present!
Happy Father's Day Dad........I know you are in heaven with God now, tending to his garden now!

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 06:21 pm:

What a nice picture. I just came in from watering my garden. We need rain here. But I hate to complain because it is just such a beautiful day. I have never tried growing garlic.

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 07:21 pm:

Karen -- We have a terrible problem w/ deer eating everything here. I have heard all sorts of remedies: collect human hair from hair salons and sprinkle it around the roses, hang bars of heavily-scented soap on strings around the roses, but I think probably the best thing is to go to the nursery and purchase some stuff specially made to ward off deer and other pests.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 07:44 pm:

Since we haven't had a dog since '92 what with traveling and all, we couldn't keep sweet corn because of the deer. But a friend told us to put black pepper on the cobs as they are developing the silk and no problem. So we're trying again this year. Just shake it heavily from the can.

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 11:04 pm:

The 22:14 picture of the bridge is beautiful -- big moon in the background.

By J.T. Toivola (Joyce) on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 11:53 pm:

Great picture,Lori! I have stared at it several times already and I'm not done yet.
Gardening is more of an occupation than a hobby. We are always matching wits against critters,insects and fickle weather. If our crops grew as fast as the weeds we'd all be eatin' good in the neighborhood.
Jerry Baker has a Deer Buster Egg Tonic in his "Great Green book of Garden Secrets" and though I haven't yet tried it,I know it has to be good, because Jerry Baker said so!
Here goes: 2 eggs,2 cloves of garlic,2 tablespoons of Tobasco sauce, 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper and 2 cups of water.
Put all of the ingredients in a blender,and puree. Allow the mixture to sit for two days,then pour or spray it all over and around the plants you need to protect. It's worth a try.
I might spray some on myself before I go to Walmart;guaranteed,I will not have to stand in line! Naw,that's not fair-I will wait my turn just like everybody else.

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