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#1 hamman ONLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:06 PM

in the house. My wife has been cultivating about 60 different plants careing for them and making sure they have gotten sun, growlight, and plenty of water and feed. They are ready for the garden and she set them outside today to get some sun. This afternoon she looked at them and felt that they got to much sun because they were wilting and drooping badly. As she was carrying a tray in she bumped the dining chair and dropped the tray. That wouldn't of been so bad if they had just simply spilled out on the floor......well they fell straight down and the tray fell on top of them and broke every plant. Peppers, green beans, tomatoes, and zucchini. No saving any of them. I have the garden tilled and ready to plant just waiting for after Memorial day to do so. She was beside herself. Some of these she started in January from 4yr old seeds. Now she says that she guesses that we will have to buy plants to plant. I told her that was not a problem but she still feels really bad. I think once we get the plants planted and she gets to tending the garden she will feel a lot better.  Going to retill the garden tomorrow and make sure it is all ready to go this weekend.

Hope she has better luck this summer than she had today.  WIsh her luck.                                                      Roger.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Roger,
Let her know we feel her pain. Sorry to hear she lost her plants.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:11 PM

Well Roger, We have all done that more then once. Tell her it will be OK, everything happens for a reason.


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 09:47 PM

Sorry to hear of her misfortune. Glad she wasn't hurt. Hopefully you can laugh about it later (much later?).


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:23 PM

sorry for your lost

 

have you thought about making a cold frame?

it helps harden the plants before you put them in your garden

so they do not them the shock of going for a good warm house and into the garden


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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:34 PM

Never heard of a cold frame? Anymore info on it?    Thanks.                              Roger.



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:49 PM

check out the following links

http://www.doityours...es#.U3l9MpD_60h

 

http://www.vegetable...frame-gardening

 

http://www.motherear...x#axzz3285oZwae

 

to to build a cold frame

http://www.thisoldho...0425643,00.html


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 05:41 AM

Sorry about your wife's plants . I've lost plants through the years just about every way you could think of , cooked them under plastic  , froze them , let them dry out until nothing was left , it happens ,


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 05:54 AM

That's a disappointing thing to happen but they can be replaced I hope she gets over it quickly.


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 06:38 AM

that is bad news , thank goodness it was just garden plants.
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Posted May 19, 2014 - 06:54 AM

I tried using an old aquarium to start them in. The cat(the other Cat) decided to use it for a cat box.


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 01:51 PM

Sorry to hear about the plants.  Your wife must feel bad but things will be OK.  It's kind of like going out and finding rows of stems sticking up after a groundhog/rabbit raid.


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 03:02 PM

Like others have said we have all done that and sometimes I have days like that.  So we can feel her pain.  Tell her just to shrug it off and life goes on.  I'm sure you all will have a beautiful garden.


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Posted May 20, 2014 - 07:09 PM

I sure hope you didn't leave the chair where she ran into it! 

 

Sorry about the loss.



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Posted May 21, 2014 - 11:08 AM

yup it sucks when you've spent some much time on something just to throw it all away... but sh!t happens.

 

When I harden off my plant I start putting them out in the morning when I leave and my wife brings them in at 10am. Do that for a couple of days, then bump it up to 12pm for a couple of days, then 2pm, then they are ready to be put in the ground. I guess you could probably rush it a little more but I've had good success so I'll stick with it.






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