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    Col- Yeah, yours is an entirely different routine for a different goal. There's no way on earth we observers could ever consider it lazy!
    I just try to do the best I can with the conditions I have. I know I'll never grow a respectable giant, but variety I can manage...generally. I'm not going to get cocky or anything! haha!
    I'm really hoping I can make a go of Wyatt's Wonder, even though I don't expect anything near what they give for possible maximum size. They say 110 to 120 days, which is more than what our growing season usually offers...plus we're having a late spring. (Facebook keeps rubbing it in, showing me pictures I posted on this date in previous years.) If they don't ripen, there's still Early Giant. (As previously mentioned, they're nowhere near "giant" but they're big, and, you know, early.)
    UnOrthodOx-- That's a stinking shame about the millet-- especially after you've put the effort in to start them indoors, and they were doing well. Sorry.
    Kdestra-- I hope you wind up with some. If so, we can hear a review.
    Hahaha! Finding some seeds and tucking them in a corner you've sworn off using for pumpkins--that sounds so like me, too! My tiny luffas didn't germinate (iffy source, anyway) which is probably just as well!
    Chubstuff-- I would be upset with anything messing with frogs, snakes, etc. in my yard & garden, too! We have a big dog, and while she loves cats, she also likes to chase (she won't hurt them, but if they run, it's a game to her), and to bark, so not to many neighbors' felines visit our yard.

    I planted some Job's Tears the other day. I tried growing them several times when I was a kid, and barely got more than my initial seed back, but that was then (and I was in an even colder, shorter-season zone than I am now.) If I have any success, I want to try making one of those macramé/beaded gourd rattles, which (if things work out) I intend to use for the Halloween after this coming one.

    It's a beautiful day today, and I might just be encouraged to get some cucurbits in the garden. Yay!

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    Ok. Now I have to google “Job's Tears“ brb

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    Our weather is, finally, warming up to outdoor planting temps!! Now that our lows are out of the danger zone...so far...and our highs are jumping up to 70's and 80's all of the sudden (why do we never have a nice, long Spring or Fall, anymore?? Just right up to 80's...sigh...), I went ahead and started planting my seedlings in ground, outside. Of course, no sooner do I do this and the weather says possible severe storms, tomorrow. Sigh, again. Here's to hoping everything doesn't get pummeled.

    In just a few days, a week at the most, I'll be starting my pumpkins, squash, cucumbers and gourds! Baggie method to get germinated ones, indoor plant start, then once I get those first true leaves and can find out the directions the vines will go, they will be planted outdoors. I do have some Pumpkin on a Stick seedlings planted outside, today, though...though we all know those are technically eggplants, lol. The Mammoth Giant Sunflowers are planted outside, too, now, but the other giant Sunflowers that I haven't tried yet are sprouting slower and need more time in the greenhouse...so far, only one sprouted. I am hoping for, at least, two of that one...
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    Sorry to hear about the millet getting munched. I deal with plant destruction via hungry woodland critters on a daily basis...
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    Here's the type of rhythm instrument, gourd and Job's tears shekere, that I hope to make sometime, though I'm not growing that shape of gourd, and I'll probably choose some more natural-looking cording. (haha-- like this, only not like this.)
    https://www.niceshopus.com/content?c=shekere&id=7
    I have no idea about the supplier-- not recommending nor denigrating, just using their picture and giving them the credit for it. While I was looking for a decent shot, I stumbled across another use for Job's tears, in jewelry. I probably won't be making one of these-- I can imagine the smell! (It has picture credit made in.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ooojen View Post
    While I was looking for a decent shot, I stumbled across another use for Job's tears, in jewelry. I probably won't be making one of these-- I can imagine the smell! (It has picture credit made in.)
    https://www2.palomar.edu/users/warms...s/piranatr.gif
    I think functional jewelry is always a good idea. When one can look fashionable and wear their lunch around their neck, it's a bonus. (And really a great idea if someone just wants to step their Voodoo Halloween costume up a notch.)

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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    Absolutely nothing to do with Pumpkins:

    Saw a wagon out for garbage. I don’t need it but no way was I letting it go to landfill. I asked if I could have it & then posted it for free on my garden list. (Gardeners always need stuff). My garden friend grabbed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chubstuff View Post
    I think functional jewelry is always a good idea. When one can look fashionable and wear their lunch around their neck, it's a bonus. (And really a great idea if someone just wants to step their Voodoo Halloween costume up a notch.)
    Yeah, the costume enhancement is tempting, but I'm afraid the dog might make off with it ...so she could roll in it. (pew!)

    Love the garden helper, K.! Nice of you to re-home the wagon.

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    Sitting here listening to a particularly violent hailstorm in the dark of the morning.

    The sunflowers might be toast (they are generally tough, so maybe not). Most the tomatoes have a row cover on, though, and at least I had decided against trying to push the pumpkins out yet.

    That's an awesome wagon Kdestra. Who's pup? I can just see him riding down the street in the wagon LOL.
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    2019 Pumpkin Growers Thread
    Oh no, I’m so sorry about the hail storm UnOrthodox. Hopefully you can save your plants.

    The pup belongs to my friend, Andrew. He’s a really nice guy.

    It’s probably strange that I pull stuff off the curb but I hate seeing useable things go in the landfill. Would you believe I picked this set outve the trash 2 weeks ago. Had to fix table leg & clean but we love it
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