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Post  walshevak on 12/21/2016, 8:35 pm

All  the N. Hemisphere, our days start getting longer.  Gardening is nearer


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 12/22/2016, 12:31 am

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Post  sanderson on 12/22/2016, 12:45 am

I just now remembered!  And here, Kay has posted the celebration.  Thank you.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/22/2016, 7:23 am

Thank goodness!
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Post  Kelejan on 12/22/2016, 7:52 pm

@sanderson wrote:I just now remembered!  And here, Kay has posted the celebration.  Thank you.
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Post  sanderson on 12/21/2017, 11:14 pm

@Kelejan wrote:
@sanderson wrote:I just now remembered!  And here, Kay has posted the celebration.  Thank you.
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Post  Kelejan on 12/22/2017, 12:16 am

I did go a bit bonkers last year, didn't I?  Very Happy
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/22/2017, 8:26 am

And I see that my response last year is the same as this year; Thank Goodness! (insert laughing emoticon here....)

I HATE these short days. And my sunlight lamp quit working....
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Post  Kelejan on 12/22/2017, 10:04 pm

That made me laugh, TD, so I have repeated it.
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Post  sanderson on 12/21/2018, 4:44 pm

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Post  Kelejan on 12/21/2018, 5:14 pm

I am celebrating Winter Solstice by going on a Labrinth walk at 7pm this evening and donating four stuffed toys, I HAVE grown out of them, and also donating some tinned sardines.

I retained three stuffed toys that have memories for me.  All part of my downsizing my home for any future changes.

I love the longest night of the year as it means that the the night is retreating.  Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 12/21/2018, 5:22 pm

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Post  OhioGardener on 12/22/2018, 7:53 am

Happy day after Winter Solstice! Ready for Spring! Very Happy


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Post  sanderson on 12/22/2018, 5:22 pm

OG, That looks really nice! Do you have a photo of just the frame?

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Post  OhioGardener on 12/22/2018, 7:20 pm

Sanderson, I have some pictures from when I first built it.  In the early spring the covers were used to protect the peppers from late frosts, and this fall they were used to keep the lettuce, spinach, kale, and mizuna growing after the the first frost - and until we had several days & nights in the teens.


I put 1" PVC pipe into the corners of each section to slide the cover supports in, and put caps on them when they are not in use to keep them from filling with dirt.
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The frost cloth supports slide into the in-ground pipes. The supports were later modified to have a center ridge pole to keep the supports in the right place and to hold the frost cloth - I couldn't find a picture of it with the ridge pole in place.
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Post  Kelejan on 12/22/2018, 9:44 pm

That all looks so neat.
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Post  OhioGardener on 12/25/2018, 1:50 pm

Days are getting longer, and Spring is getting a little closer each day.  Not that I am anxious, or anything....  Laughing



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Post  sanderson on 12/28/2018, 3:03 pm

@OhioGardener wrote:Days are getting longer, and Spring is getting a little closer each day.  Not that I am anxious, or anything....  Laughing

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Post  trolleydriver on 12/28/2018, 3:22 pm

I am firing up my Aerogarden today.
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Post  sanderson on 12/28/2018, 3:40 pm

I'm collecting leaves from the elementary school!

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Post  yolos on 12/28/2018, 5:42 pm

I am putting used coffee grounds, garden plant debris, shredded leaves and shredded wheat straw in each bed.  I am mixing it all up and then turning it under.  I am trying to add some tilth to MM to help retain a little more moisture during our long hot summers.  If it is not mostly composted by planting time I will have to add some extra nitrogen to the beds.  We shall see how this works out.
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Post  sanderson on 12/22/2019, 6:21 am

Well, I up and missed the Winter Solstice. Embarassed I can't believe that from now on, the days will be getting longer.

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Post  Kelejan on 12/22/2019, 8:43 am

Oh Heavens! sanderson.  Now I know why I woke up feeling a lot happier today, SPRING IS ON THE WAY!

 I often find this long down slide to the least number of daylight hours a little depressing but I am on the rebound now and looking forward to Christmas, the New Year and all that is calling to me in the near future, like the first sight of the snowdrops.

Thank you for reviving this thread as we can read what was written from the past.  We have so many threads now through the years I have been on this site, and there are many more who have been on longer than I and it is nice, and sometimes sad, to recognise those names. Thank you, those who take the trouble of reviving these past threads, there is a wealth of knowledge there that should not be lost.
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