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Sharing my garden this year!

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It looks like I will be sharing my garden with my sister this year :exmark:

So with a little extra help I may be able to get a new spot worked up to garden in.

She wants to try herbs, which is something new to me, I hope I am finally rid of enough of the grasshoppers that they survive :exmark:

I have been getting myself around to getting onto the task of putting on the finishing touches on my greenhouse I began building last year :exmark:

We have our seeds we want to grow all picked out and set aside, hers in one pile, mine in another two piles (one for the garden, one to plant around the pond,,,,instead of me having way more seed packets picked out it's the other way around!).

YB
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sounds like a plan

Good luck with it all..

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Thanks YB!

Thanks YB, should be lots of fun :exmark: :exmark:

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Sister?

What's she like at rock picking Larry. Have you worked out yet whose garden it is and who is the gofa. You know, go for this and go for that. Women are great at that, I can tell you from experience. Bit like wardrobes in a house. Hers , his and hers, if you know what I mean.
Anyways I wish you both well.
How big is your greenhouse?
Is it heated in any way.
Whats it made of?
Sorry to be nosey but am really interested.
Colin

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RE: Greenhouse,,,,

She is as good at rock picking as I am.

We haven't picked out which part of the garden is who's yet, but that will come together as we plan the garden!

My greenhouse is 8 feet by 8 feet.

Solar heat only is the plan, but I may stick an electric heater in it in emergency's.

It has a wood frame, and fiberglass roofing for the roof cover and wall covering, the fiberglass is both inside and out on the walls for better insulation.

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Re greenhouse heating?

I don't know if you have heard of this method but I used to have a 8x8 greenhouse and to keep the temperature just above 40F I had 2 15w pigmy lamps to heat it with. All you need is a big tin about 12ins in diam. make a hole in end fit the lamp through the hole so's the lamp is inside the tin(like a lampshade). Now what happens is the lamp heats the tin up and it acts like a radiator. It is cheap to run and efficient. The other trick is to section the greenhouse up and only heat the part you want to grow in.Best as far from door as possible. The other trick is to have a heated bed. I used to heat mine with the element out of an old electric blanket fixed to an aquarium thermastat. You fill the bed with damp sand this will hold the heat better.It means you can keep the roots warm and it is great for cuttings and seed germination. I really envy you I left my greenhouse behind and can't see me getting another here. Mind you hope is eternal.
Please give your sister my kind regards and hope I didn't upset her with my rudeness, it was only meant in fun.Also would she mind if we knew her name as we can't keep saying'your sister' it sounds unkindly don't it.
Colin
PS you may find she could be good at milking sheep. Baaa Baa.

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Can't Resist!

Colin, since you brought up "go-fers", I have to say that I was certainly a great one when my dad worked on the car ...

So good in fact that I can fix my own car without the complication of men!!! Why else would I put myself thru that?!?

:p

Other than that, my compliments on your greenhouse knowledge, my hat's off to ya. :)

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RE: Sister's name/RE: Can't Resist!

My sister actually goes by the nickname of Charli, most people can't even spell her real first name, let alone pronounce it! (Schar-A-Lee)

I have much respect for a woman who can fix her own car! And not just because I used to be a mechanic myself!

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RE: Mechanic

Thank you Larry, you're a kind man. ;)

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RE: Thank you Larry,

Your welcome!

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A'Lady's Man?

Me I am of the generation that consider all of the opposite sex 'ladies' and so entitled to respect. I have known ladies who can't put a nail in a wall or even boil an egg without ruining it but have brought their kids up to be a credit to society. And yet known other ladies who are better at most things than me including gardening and home maintanance but hate cats and dogs and would shoot any bird that came in their garden. I am afraid ladies and gentlemen have very little differences in their characters some are saints and others not quite so saintly. I too admire any lady willing to get their hands dirty but the same for any man.
Just shows how old fashioned and even handed are my values but I find great comfort in them.

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As Long As ...

... we accent the positive (I think there's a song that says that). Dectractors are happy detracting ... I steer wide.

You're right -- and very observant. Nothing wrong with "old fashioned";, me, I'm a history buff and appreciate ways things used to be done. Meanwhile exploring new things to see if they really are an "improvement"!!

You hit the nail on the head with "even handed" ... as they say: If you can't control the wind, adjust your sails.

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