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Old 05-23-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Just checked our tomatoes now that it isn't raining (for a day at least) I have more blossoms than I can count so hope Mr Bee comes, does his job and reports back to the queen.

Nita
Actually it'd be Ms. Bee. Males bees only exist in the hive to fertilize the queen. Female bees do the 'shopping' at the flowers, bring the nectar home, put up the honey and take care of the young. Sound familiar? LOL!
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Actually it'd be Ms. Bee. Males bees only exist in the hive to fertilize the queen. Female bees do the 'shopping' at the flowers, bring the nectar home, put up the honey and take care of the young. Sound familiar? LOL!
well that is pretty old fashion to me, typical men, they have one thing on their minds..

Nita
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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well that is pretty old fashion to me, typical men, they have one thing on their minds..

Nita
Football ?
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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Actually it'd be Ms. Bee. Males bees only exist in the hive to fertilize the queen. Female bees do the 'shopping' at the flowers, bring the nectar home, put up the honey and take care of the young. Sound familiar? LOL!
I dunno about this. All the bees I've seen in my backyard don't have breasts.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:44 PM
 
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I dunno about this. All the bees I've seen in my backyard don't have breasts.
They just don't want any cross-species ogling, so they keep them under wraps.

We have cute little white eggplants now, more purple eggplants, teeny cucumbers, and lots of green tomatoes. Spaghetti squash is coming along nicely, but not to blooming stage yet (we planted them late).
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I just planted my garden last weekend, hopefully we won't have any more frosts or freezes. Raised bed in an L shape about 25x25x10. Planted everything I could get my hands on except for sweet corn. People were buying these huge tomato plants for $10.00 each at the garden center, I got my usual 4 pack for 99 cents on sale. A friend planted 80 tomato plants in her garden, she likes to can and have plenty for winter. I installed an irrigation drip system on a timer so no standing over it for hours watering. Waiting on warm weather so things will grow.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I just planted my garden last weekend, hopefully we won't have any more frosts or freezes. Raised bed in an L shape about 25x25x10. Planted everything I could get my hands on except for sweet corn. People were buying these huge tomato plants for $10.00 each at the garden center, I got my usual 4 pack for 99 cents on sale. A friend planted 80 tomato plants in her garden, she likes to can and have plenty for winter. I installed an irrigation drip system on a timer so no standing over it for hours watering. Waiting on warm weather so things will grow.
geeze, how much canning does she do? Like you, I pretty much get the 4 packs. I did buy a couple of the $3.50 single plants only because we love grape tomatoes and could not find them in any other containers.

As for your friend, I can also, get plenty of tomatoes and only plant about a dozen plants. She must eat them daily in the winter.

Nita
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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I can't believe it, but this, (me), brown thumb, lady actually has green beans growing in her container garden.

I saw the one bean coming in earlier in the week and thought wow, but, now I'm convinced, it's not a fluke, there are more coming in and the first one is now just over four inches. To think I started the plant from seed a little over a month ago. Now if only the pepper, zucchini, tomato and others would give me some sign that I'm not the grim reaper for plants.

Yes, I'm way over excited about my little accomplishment. You all just don't know how many plants in the past I've put to death.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I can't believe it, but this, (me), brown thumb, lady actually has green beans growing in her container garden.

I saw the one bean coming in earlier in the week and thought wow, but, now I'm convinced, it's not a fluke, there are more coming in and the first one is now just over four inches. To think I started the plant from seed a little over a month ago. Now if only the pepper, zucchini, tomato and others would give me some sign that I'm not the grim reaper for plants.

Yes, I'm way over excited about my little accomplishment. You all just don't know how many plants in the past I've put to death.
Good for you, please share a pic if you can. I didn't try beans but I am working on my green thumb too and I have tomatoes and peppers now growing.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Good for you, please share a pic if you can. I didn't try beans but I am working on my green thumb too and I have tomatoes and peppers now growing.
Just took these today. Will be updating my layout and pics in another week or so, kinda made a mess after getting rid of some terrible soil that smoothered roots of other plants. BTW, my bean plant is in a self-watering contraption that I threw together after watching some youtube videos.

PS the spots on the leaves is just some cinnamon I springled around the plants because I had a bunch of ants on my balcony.
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