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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Out Of Hiberation

Spring weather returned recently to Garden on Sherlock Street.

After the great daffodil dig Thursday,  I flipped the rain barrels upright and linked them together in hopes of gathering some rain water soon with a wet forecast for our area going into next week.

The rain gauge is also ready to start reporting rainfall.

Fingers crossed that we get out of this drought.


I also woke up the owls from their hibernation in the garage attic.  They're back at work watching over the garden day and night (the eyes are solar lights).


On Friday, I managed to plant onion sets, kohlrabi seeds and radish seeds.
I was not happy with the onion sets.  I checked all my usual sources for onion sets in town.  Two places had moldy sets.  Ewww.  The ones I purchased at stop number three have some that are kinda squishy.  No way will all of them sprout.  Sigh.  Next year, I will order onion sets with my other seeds.

15 comments:

  1. It's nice to be able to start getting in the garden. Grant and I planted 2 tomato towers full of potatoes today. .its a new concept to us, and we hope it works out! I have some tomatoes and lemon grass if you are interested!! I'll holler at you about them later! Enjoy your gorgeous, albeit windy, weekend!

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    1. Interesting potato planting. You'll have to share how that is done.
      All for the tomatoes! Haven't tried lemon grass before, but yes on that too!
      I need to post about the parsley you shared last year. It survive winter!

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  2. It's so good to see that you can finally get out there and start doing what you love to do. I love the way you have your rain barrels set up. We have three as well and wanted to do something different with them this year. We love this idea. The little fence behind them is a good idea also. Love your owls.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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    1. ~Miss LindaLee
      Check out: http://gardenonsherlockstreet.blogspot.com/2010/04/rain-barrels-at-ready.html
      to see the whole rain barrel set up. Most of our roof drains to that downspout so the three fill up pretty well for us with a decent rain.

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  3. I'm glad to see that you are out of hibernation. I hope the wet forecast holds and that you get a good soaking which will signal the end of your drought. Good luck with your onion sets.

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  4. Too bad that the local places have not gotten in better offerings. Hopefully what you plant will do well.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  5. Glad you're out enjoying setting up your gardens. I bet those owls are cute at night. Hope your rain barrels get filled soon.

    Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

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  6. Yes finally it coming here to the North Country...:)

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  7. Doesn't it feel good?!?
    Sad to hear about the onion sets, though. That IS disappointing, I know...

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  8. I hope you get lots of rain and all your barrels fill up. Love the owls. Sorry to hear about your onion sets. It's so frustrating to not be able to locally find the vegetables you want to grow.

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  9. Love the owls and rain barrels. Have you tried asking your locals if they have a new set coming in? Good luck with the rain!

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  10. Love your rain barrel idea to connect them together. Those Owls are so cute!! I bet they keep a close eye on your garden for you! We had the same problem trying to find garlic sets.

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  11. Your owls are adorable. I wonder if they would work to help keep the groundhogs out my garden, hehe.

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  12. Love the owls, garden art and lights too, adorable.

    Onion sets, slimy, oh not good.
    We leave our rain barrels up all winter, winter is all rain here pretty much - we are getting ready to add in a couple more barrels - we've already had more rain in the past couple of days than we usually get for the whole month of April!!!!
    Wish the rain would share across the nation.

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  13. Happy spring to you! Looks like you are all set!

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