Haven't had much time to chat in the past several weeks but have been viewing some of the post. Don't know why but I can't get excited about this new forum. Is anybody feeling the way I do?
Unfortunately we may be stuck with this forum till the Almanac finds some more money to get a better one.
Unfortunately as YB says, this is what we have got and this is what we always have. But it is up to us to make it work for us. The same folk are reading and writing with this forum so get going folks make it as different from all other sites as the old one was. It is up to us to make it work for us. We can't keep blaming someone else. If you want something bad enough it will happen.
Thanks for your comments. I'm not giving up just don't have much to say.
Since mid July I have been enlarging my growing space (more than twice the org. size) to almost 1/2 acre. In Aug/Sep I grew almost 500 lbs of okra & 250 lbs of yellow squash. Everything has been mowed down (except 24 tomato plants) and I am getting ready for Spring. If we have another mild winter (in South Texas) like last year I will be doing some serious growing in 2010.
At least they changed the color back to looking like the Almanac!
The Cabbage plants I got from Bob, what few of them survived the grasshoppers, got eaten by deer just before the were ready to harvest!:(
Larry - sorry you didn't get much from the plants. It may be because they were planted too late in the spring. Cabbage is really a fall plant. Better luck next time.
Maybe that is why no matter how early I get the cabbage planted around here they never begin forming heads until fall!,,,As for being planted too late, I only waited till it got warm enough to keep from freezing them.
I do miss the old forum, but I think like most things that all forums go through waxing and waning periods. We're just going through one now. The growing season is winding down, we are starting to prepare for the holidays and our focus may temporarily be sidetracked.
So, keep on chatting, because I'm still listening! I may not have much to say at times, but I always enjoy reading what you are all up too!
With that said, my banana peppers have totally outdone themselves and I am still getting and eating them along with the burping and indigestion! lol
I planned on planting lettuce but just haven't gotten around to it...maybe this weekend.
My purple lantana is absolutely beautiful and bringing a little color to this otherwise inbetween season of color(we just don't get the beautiful fall foliage like you guys in other places...boohoo)
Lastly, I am waiting on the arrival of the gold finches but in the mean time I am enjoying the colorful cardinals who frequent my feeders.
Now, it's your turn....I'd love to hear what you've really been up too!
Around here the Goldfinches didn't get left soon enough, I found several of them that got froze to death!:(