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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17118 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  12:16:00 PM  Show Profile
To garden or not to garden.. that is the million dollar question..
I have been vacillating whether or not to do a Garden, or just down size my garden this year..
Hubby and I want to hit the road this summer and not having anyone to be able to watch over my garden makes it a conundrum..

But we took advantage of the lovely weather these past 3 days and cleaned up the garden,, so I am thinking maybe I will just down size and put in new timers and drip system...and just a few veggies,, tomatoes and bell peppers primarily..
My vining fruits are fine and don't need to do much fussing on them.

As for my roses, they took a hit this Winter and are not looking good,,, I am thinking of doing a hard prune on them and if they come back great, if not,, I love buying 'mini roses' at Trader Joes and can certainly plant new ones.

Well, enough lolly gagging, time to go back outside and enjoy what sunshine we have because we are expecting rain in a few days...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  12:49:54 PM  Show Profile
Grace I think you hit on the perfect garden plan to downsize and only do a few of your favorite veggies. Enjoy all the adventures you will have and may your wee garden thrive. I know Ginger and Sissy will be right there with you.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

3049 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
3049 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  1:02:13 PM  Show Profile
I agree - garden :) I think when you are home you'll miss it too much if you don't. You know you love those fresh tomatoes LOL!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6848 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6848 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  1:23:21 PM  Show Profile
I agree with both Heather and Sara. Keep your garden and just make it smaller with your favorite stuff! I really think you would miss it if you didn't plant one.

Krista
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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

109 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
109 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  3:08:00 PM  Show Profile
It does not have to be all or nothing. For me I prefer the concept of all or something, and many times something is the very best choice! Choose just a few of your favorite veggies making the care as easy as possible. Then travel on!

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5008 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5008 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  5:22:37 PM  Show Profile
I agree with everybody above. Having to downsize when the heat got too much for me with Multiple Sclerosis.
I do patio pots and a raised bed. I still get my hands in the dirt and grow flowers and tomatoes and herbs.
Connie w.
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1494 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1494 Posts

Posted - Mar 20 2024 :  8:02:51 PM  Show Profile
Do just a little. It will make your heart happy! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17118 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17118 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  1:35:42 PM  Show Profile
Thanks farm sisters…
I am looking forward to just having one cherry tomato plant, one Roma tomato plant a couple of bell pepper, plants, and my favorite sunflowers. The sunflowers are for the birds. My grapes, gooseberries, and currents self produce, and I don’t have to fuss over them. As does my lemon balm And my hollyhocks. My asparagus are also popping up…Some of the strawberries are coming back, and my mind is if they survive great, if they don’t, no big deal. Again, I want to go out and play, but have just enough fun in the garden to make me one with mother nature. And besides, there’s nothing better than picking a couple of fresh tomatoes off the vine slicing them putting a little salt and pepper on them and just eating them as the juice drips down your cheek.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

6568 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
6568 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2024 :  06:24:20 AM  Show Profile
Grace, it sounds like you have come up with a great compromise for this upcoming Summer. You should jump in your "road home" and visit some new places and explore. You never know what you will find!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5008 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5008 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2024 :  1:29:56 PM  Show Profile
Sounds great Grace! I carry the salt shaker with me to the tomato plant
And my watering can!
Connie W.
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