Friday, June 15, 2012

The gardening thread

By popular demand and because it's more interesting than Kate, I'm opening a gardening thread. Share tips, tricks, stories, whatever you want. Feel free to discuss anything else you want, it's not limited to gardening.

And for those who don't garden, you're wrong. You have a garden....in your mind. Check out this awesome viral video.







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mostly lurking (aka Exterior Designer Extraordinaire) said...

Yay! Thanks Admin!
Okay so now what's everyone growing?
I'm growing, sweet potatoes, garlic, lettuce, tomatoes (6 kinds) spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries (red, purple, black and yellow) peppers (3 or 4 kinds) eggplant, cabbage, parsnips, peas, various herbs, various mints, potatoes (4 kinds)cucumbers, beans (green yellow and purple) corn (popcorn and sweet corn) watermelon, cantaloupe, drying beans (4 or 5 kinds) Cinderella pumpkin, lemons, cranberries, huckleberries, apples (Fuji, partially self-fertile only need one tree) pears, beets, asparagus (purple and Mary Washington) and a cherry tree (that I think is dead because I didn't water it enough). I think that's it and no I don't have 24 acres. Actually our lot is about 11,000 sq feet. Not all garden. I also have some flowers,hostas and new trees!

Dwindle said...

Bless you Admin.

I have 27 green tomatos hanging off my TWO count em 2 tomato plants on my patio in POTS! I planted Early Girls... One zuccini plant already has enough zuccs and blossoms to do me for the summer, and I suppose there will be more as the season goes on.

I have harvested my Genovese Basil and Mini Purple Basil 3 times already, and I have to harvest my chives at least 3 times a week. And my Hot & Spicy oregano isnt spicy as much as it is just really strong, so a little goes a long way in recipes. All those herbs are in pots on the patio.

I think I mentioned before i am fertilizing with egg shells.

I didnt think I would get such a feeling of satisfaction out of this, but I sure am, even though it is a modest effort.

Ya know, Ms Thang could be doing this much if not quite a bit more, even if just in patio pots like I am. But I am sure she is much too busy and exhausted buying paper towels and getting her nails done.

Going to try a chive sauce for chicken breasts sometime next week.

Boston Bonnie said...

I'm looking for suggestions on killing the jungle that is my yard. I have a small plot but the side of my house is overrun with tall weeds. I don't want to use chemical weed killer because I have some Rose of Sharon trees that my mothers loves and I don't want to hurt them.

So here's what I'm thinking.... If I can get a nephew to take a macheti to the jungle can I then place a heavy duty, "tarp like" covering over it to kill the weeds, then remove the existing dirt and the dead weeds, replace with new soil and do something else with that area? Will that remove the roots of the nasty weeds or am I only kidding myself?

NJGal51 said...

We use the most amazing high rise sprinklers for our garden and have them on a timer to water twice a day. The sprinkler is all metal construction (no plastic to break) and puts out a 360 spray that's like rain on your garden every day. We've been using them for years. We started out with 1 to test it and are now up to 6. Pricey but so worth it and no I don't work for the company!

http://tinyurl.com/c8dy98r

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Ahhhhh... Mr. Rogers. God bless his gentle soul.

It IS a beautiful day in this neighborhood, I hope you are all having a beautiful day as well.

What's happening in my garden?

My garden is filled with all kinds of perennials- white & pink azaleas, pink & purple hydrangeas, pink & white tea roses, yellow roses, deep pink colored roses, purple & white lilac bushes (that look more like trees), and hostas.

Every year, I buy different kinds of annuals to line our garden, front/backdoor pots, and Pear trees (by the curb). This year, I planted begonias,and impatiens.

On our patio deck, I have vegetable/herbs growing in x-large pots: 2 plum tomato plants, basil, oregano, and greek parsley.

And that's how my garden grows...

OrangeCrush said...

Thank you; anything is more interesting than Kate.

We have a small urban garden, with a raised vegetable box, and several pots of herbs. This summer I am growing tomatoes, a lemon cuke and a green pepper. Lots of basil, hoping for late summer caprese salads. We also planted a raspberry and a blackberry plant in the winter, and were thrilled to have the first berries this spring. Outside of the veggies, we have some citrus trees and a lot of rose bushes. The nectarines get eaten by either birds or squirrels before they ripen. Every year.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Before I left this site, I stopped to watch the video you provided for us.

God. I miss Mr. Rogers.

I cried like a baby when he passed on. I'm till fighting tears watching that video.

Can you imagine if he was an evil man, had a mouth like an ashtray, was manipulative, abusive, alienated friends & family, and was a liar- you know, a bastard in real life?...

I can't.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

If anyone can tell me how to dig holes in caliche maybe I could do some gardening. Just kidding. Short of detonating a nuclear bomb there is none.

mostly lurking (aka Exterior Designer Extraordinaire) said...

Boston Bonnie, yes but that way will take time. You'd want to cover it for I think a year, but I'd look it up first it might not be that long. Or you could put down weed block, put some mulch or wood chips over it and do small plantings. You'd only have to renovate the soil where you want to put a plant. I do this with my pumpkins. I open a bag of garden soil, dump it out plant my seeds and cover the rest of the area with weed block and a nice helping of wood chips. (Or I cut a hole in the weed block and use the ground soil, as in the case of my raspberries) The pumpkin grows in the soil and I only have a small area that might get a weed or two.
I walk my garden/yard every day and pull anything that needs it. I have mostly raised beds so that makes weeding easy. Also, the chore only takes about 10 minutes and isn't really a chore. Sometimes when we get a few days or rain or I am away the weeds might get a little out of hand and I'll spend an hour or so (usually less) weeding a specific bed. (right now the strawberries need a good going over)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate said that she cried "90 times" in the movie (glad she was counting) and Mady held her hand the whole time. Just WTF?! Who is the parent here and why does crying in a movie require hand holding?

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Parentification. Is the movie really that sad? Or is Kate just worried the twins will take the message of the movie and realize how similar it is to their own f-ed up situation. Who wants to sit there at that age and comfort their mother? Seems like instead they would be mortified. I have such a hard time believing Mady and Cara didn't see this movie with their friends the first weekend or two it came out. Such a hard time. If they have friends and are doing great like Kate claimed, no way would they wait three months to then go see it with Mom on the rare weekend she has away from her NYC trips and Ratpack boy.

Pink, I had the good fortune of being close friends with someone who once worked on a project with Mr. Rogers in LA. They said he is everything he was on T.V. and more. Not that I expected anything else.

mostly lurking (aka Exterior Designer Extraordinaire) said...

Pink, I love grow bags/containers on my patio. I did my cranberry in a huge one and my potatoes and onions too. My only problem is remembering to water them often. My Meyer Lemon tree is in a pot too. I need to bring it in the winter months.
My next big garden project will be an irrigation system, with rain barrels and a grey water system

Laura D. said...

What a great thread! I’m now inspired to grow some herbs in pots. I live in a newer home where they don’t give you much land. I only have room in my tiny garden for basil, cherry tomatoes and chives, so pots of herbs would be a good option for me. Plus our dog digs and buries stuff so we have to tripple-fence the area! Flowers? We hang baskets in the front and back, that’s about it. A co-worker recently brought in a bunch of peonies and are they ever beautiful and fragrant! So now they’re also on my garden wish list!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Was the reference to her crying "90 times" and Mady holding her hand to the movie last night? Mady sure is wanting to please her mom. I get it. Walking on eggshells, no yelling, if you pay attention to mom and do her bidding.

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Which makes me so concerned this movie thing sounds more like an appeasement of Kate so she can brag to her tweeties about her twin time rather than the girls all that sincere about seeing the biggest movie of the year this late and not with their besties but with mommy.

I can't stand parents who force friendships on their kids. Let their relationship with you happen naturally while they have other age appropriate friendships on the side, don't try to be their BFF who loves things like the HG when really you know you're not that into it. Kids see right through that kind of BS parenting. There's a difference between supporting your child's interests and being excited for their interests, and faking interest, and kids know it.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Kate said that she cried "90 times" in the movie (glad she was counting) and Mady held her hand the whole time. Just WTF?! Who is the parent here and why does crying in a movie require hand holding?
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I truly believe the twins have surpassed Kate in their emotional development. For a parent to make children feel they need their hand held throughout a movie is mind-boggling. It sounds like she plays the helpless little girl (like she did when she and Jon were courting) at times.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tweet, yes the twins have surpassed Kate emotionally.

What I find very sad is that Kate brags about all the ways the twins are parentified, just this morning talking about crying at the movies, thinking it makes it look like they care so much about her and she loves to show that off, I guess because it disproves all the bad press in her mind about what a monster mommy she is. See, no I'm not a monster, as you can see my kids LOVE me. Why they even hold my hand when I cry!

When really, all it does is demonstrate how parentified and dysfunctional their relationship is. She doesn't see this at....ALL. Scary.

Michelle said...

I've been lurking, but haven't posted in awhile because I just can't think of any observations on Kate's bizarre behavior that we haven't rehashed a million times. Kate is Kate. A psychiatrist's dream case study, but she'll never plant herself on their couch which would be the best dime she ever spent.

Now onto gardening!!! LOVE IT! We expanded it this year and now have tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, radishes, carrots, beans, lettuce, strawberries, raspberries and sunflowers. My 11 year old is picking and eating the radishes as fast as they're ready. And both kids go out each morning and pick fresh strawberries to have with their breakfast. They taste SO MUCH better than store bought. The raspberries are loaded and it's going to be a huge crop this year!

Now for my problem. THE SQUIRRELS!! I've put down blood meal hoping to keep them from digging around the veggies, but it's not working. They don't intentionally chew up the plants, but they're digging in there and ruining things in the process.

How do you beat the squirrels?

NJGal51 said...

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said... 8
If anyone can tell me how to dig holes in caliche maybe I could do some gardening. Just kidding. Short of detonating a nuclear bomb there is none.
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We've got this heavy iron rod type tool that we refer to as "the implement of destruction" that we use to punch holes in the caliche. Once we've dug the hole we lift and drop the implement of destruction into the hole to punch through. It does seem to work. We got it at Ace. Although born and raised in Jersey I'm an Army wife and we're in the SW now so I know from caliche!!

We've also started to use a new product called "Revive". It is all natural and does something to the soil so that the water can get through. Our landscaper recommended it to us and it does seem to work. We got it at Home Depot.

AuntieAnn said...

Oops. Bringing this over from the last thread
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NJGal51 said... 35

Kate said that she cried "90 times" in the movie (glad she was counting) and Mady held her hand the whole time. Just WTF?! Who is the parent here and why does crying in a movie require hand holding?
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Aww poor thing. I wonder if, when they got home they had to put her to bed after a massage and a glass of warm milk and brandy.

Then there was the skywalk jump...waaa waaa waaa (like Dayana Mendoza's imitation of Lisa Mussolini crying). Mady immediately ran to her side.

Once again Parentifaction epitomized. She really does think the entire world owes her, but mostly her children for having the honor of having her for a mother. Gawd she irritates me.
June 15, 2012 8:54 AM

Michelle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 14
Tweet, yes the twins have surpassed Kate emotionally.

What I find very sad is that Kate brags about all the ways the twins are parentified, just this morning talking about crying at the movies, thinking it makes it look like they care so much about her and she loves to show that off, I guess because it disproves all the bad press in her mind about what a monster mommy she is. See, no I'm not a monster, as you can see my kids LOVE me. Why they even hold my hand when I cry!

When really, all it does is demonstrate how parentified and dysfunctional their relationship is. She doesn't see this at....ALL. Scary
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Okay, I have to go back on my nothing to say about Kate comment because this just brings back such vivid memories of that stupid jump she did in Australia. The epitome of parentification was demonstrated by Mady. Kate didn't want to jump, couldn't just let her kids take the glory and make it all about them and how proud she was of them - of course it had to be all about her. And as if that wasn't bad enough, collapse to the ground in tears scaring the crap out of your kids so Mady can't even relish in her own accomplishment, she immediately has to comfort Mommy. SICK!!!

JoyinVirginia said...

Thank you Admin!!!!!!!!
That was eight exclamation points to keep with the theme of the website.
I have a flower bed in front of the house that I hope will one day be all perennials and things that reseed themselves. Daffodil bulbs that come up every spring, iris that just finished blooming. I grow fennel for the swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. And sometimes I cut some off to put in salads. The fennel comes up from the bulb every year, and will grow to 5 or 6 feet by the time it gets cold and dies back. It looks kinda like dill but more feathery foliage, and has a licorice kind of smell.
I have four lavender plants I am trying to keep the dogs from peering on. The dog killed one of the lavenders already by ” watering” it! I an trying something different this year by mulching the lavenders with sand over newspaper. The lighter color is supposed to reflect more light to the lavender plant and increase blooms or something. Since I have a cute ceramic pair of sandals and some shells, I have the area between the lavenders decorated with a beach theme, it is small area but cute!
I an also growing lemon balm and bee balm, the red monarda, and cat mint, all of which come up from seed every year. My cat leaves the cat mint alone. I have not had good luck with cat nip.
This is the first year I had Rosemary survive the winter, but it is kinds woody. I an going to anchor some stems with rocks and see if I can get them to root .and then trim back the older woody part. The plant is kinda prostrate and spreading out, I want it to be more bushy. Any ideas would be welcome!
I also have a sage plant that comes back every year from the roots and spreads out and up. I also have lambs ear in front of some of the taller plants, the spikes of purple flowers are just starting to bloom and the bees like this too.
I like to grow plants and flowers outside for the bees and butterflies. And caterpillars, you have never seen anything eat as much as those caterpillars chomping the fennel!
I also have A couple of butterfly bushes, those things you can prune back to 2 or 3 feet and it grows back to 8 or 12 feet tall, year after treat, and you can cut pieces off and root them to.
Inside I have pots with chives, basil, parsley, thyme, and oregano growing. I will move the pots outside.
For mulch, I go the cheap route and use newspaper with thin layer of pink bark mulch on top. Newspaper makes a terrific mulch, use 3 or 4 sheets, cover with the mulch. If you want to plant anything extra just use a trowel to poke a hole in the paper. The newspaper is biodegradable and it allows water to drain thru.
I an excited to hear about everyone s gardens!
Thank you again,.admin!!!!!!!! (x8)

librarylady said...

Well, I just went out into the garden and there are holes in my green pepper plant leaves with edges also chewed away (and I saw 2 spots on the stem of one plant that look like chew holes) PLUS something ate the cantaloupe and cucumber plants down to the bottoms of the stems! AARGH. Cannot figure it out, we keep looking at different hours of the day and never find a worm or an insect.

SO ANNOYING. This is Ohio, it's not like you have time to replant each time something dines on your plants!

We are going to have a terrible year for fruit here, as well. Everything was ruined with the early super hot weather and then cold. There were hardly any strawberries and everyone is craving them even more because no one could get them. :(

Dmasy said...

This is an exciting new topic. I will be taking notes and learn from all of you!

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

NJGal51(17) Ah, yes the implement of destruction. LOL I have a long piece of rebar and of course there's always the pickax but that's just a bit too backbreaking for me. Thanks for the "Revive" suggestion. I hadn't heard of that. I'll check it out.

Dmasy said...

For the pumpkin and zucchini growers -- be on the lookout for a borer worm that shows up soon. Your healthy plant will start to languish and nothing will develop any further. A small slice in the thick stem will reveal a little white worm that is sapping all the nutrients and moisture. If you can get the worm out and bury the slit under new soil and then water a lot, you might be able to save the plant. Wood ash around the base of the plant is said to prevent the moth who lays the egg that becomes the worm.

It can be a sad end to a flourishing zucchini vine.

SwingsandRoundabouts said...

What do I plant?

In the spring I have tulips, daffodils, and grape hyacinth.

Herbs both in the garden and in pots: basil, parsley, chives, oregano, thyme (lemon and silver), cilantro , golden oregano and sage.

In pots I have geraniums (bright red), petunias, Sweet William, an abutilon (orange) and gerbera.

Annuals: morning glory and impatiens.

Perennials: peony, clematis, day lilies (10 different varieties and ranging in color from yellow to orange to pink and purple), lavender and four varieties of hosta.

Garden: three varieties of tomato including cherry tomato which yields like crazy, the requisite rhubarb, and strawberries which we are currently enjoying.

Thanks, love this thread.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

I don't have a garden and don't want one ! I was raised working in the fields picking strawberries even before I started kindergarten. I also experienced picking grapes, oranges, peaches ,nectarines,plum, whatever was in season! No its good old Whole Foods,Ralph's, and Von's for me!

I think I'll skip this thread but happy planting!!

Audible Click said...

In my front garden I have Indian Hawthorn hedges flanked by Sweet Olive trees. On my front porch I have two Corn Dracaena, a cute chili pepper plant, and some Agapanthus.

In my back garden I have several varieties of Ginger, Agapanthus and a large Rosemary bush. Overlooking the back yard is a huge Water Oak that's over one hundred years old. I love it but it sheds leaves 24/7 all over my deck.

terri said...

My grandmother (god rest her soul) always had the most beautiful rose garden. I ask her how she managed to always have such beauties growing in her garden and she said she always had an empty coffee can on her counter in the kitchen and put egg shells coffee grinds and potatoe peels in the can. When full she would put that compost around her rose bushes. I tried it and beleive me it works.

Betsy said...

Wow, I'm excited about this thread! Have to admit I cried when I saw Mr. Rogers. I wish this generation of kids could grow up watching his reruns. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood was my daughter's favorite show back in the day.

On to gardening, my hobby. I am a rose hobbyist and have won many trophies in my local show. Last year I won Best in Show! So exciting... My secret is a natural fertilizer called MaxSea and worm compost. If any of you don't compost yet, you should consider it.

I also grow tomatoes, jalapenos, basil, cilantro, cantaloupe, squash, lettuce, spinach, heirloom carrots, radishes. My fruit trees are lemon, lime, orange (Valencia), and pomegranate.

Betsy said...

I think Kate has chosen M and C as her new besties because she doesn't have any other friends. This is a big mistake on her part. 6th graders need parenting, not a big blubbering baby who relies on them for emotional support.

I am best friends with my 26-year-old daughter, but this relationship formed while she was in college, not when she was 11 years old, for crying out loud!

just a mom and grandma said...

I don't garden much any more, I work 2 jobs so not much time, but when the kids were small at our old house we had huge gardens every year. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zuchini, potatoes, carrots, beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, parsley along with a ton of flowers(my favorite. I still do the flowers, have quite a few from my grandma's farm that we took with us when we moved. Thing was, we never yielded enough strawberries to make anything, the kids and their friends always picked and ate them when they were playing. Good memories.

LaLaLandNoMore said...

I have green tomatoes of several types and sizes in my garden right now. Love the out-of-doors, but suffer allergies to the max. Happy gardening to all.

Pity Party said...

I love moon flowers and angel trumpets. Moon flowers can be as big and a saucer and have a wonderful fragrance. Angel trumpets are very hardy.

SeeSaw said...

Thank you, Admin, for this thread! Sick of Kate. Love my garden - veggies and flowers. I grow tomatoes, beans, peas, radishes, onions, zucchini, peppers and lots of herbs. I'd like to try brussels sprouts in the fall if anyone has any advice (my DH loves them). If you're looking for a great annual flower that blooms all summer and bunnies/squirrels hate, try Lantana. My new favorite plant!

Moose Mania said...

How do you beat the squirrels?

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Hire a better running coach or buy top-of-the-line performance shoes?

readerlady said...

Librarylady -- Sounds like deer. Maybe rabbits, but probably deer. AFAIK, bugs wouldn't eat the plant to the ground, at least, not that quickly. I'm in Ohio, too, and I understand your frustrations, LOL. I'm no gardener, but I'm lucky enough to live near several pick your own farms. I've gotten a few strawberries and some blueberries, and some early beans. Can't wait for the tomatoes and cukes to come in. My problem with the pick your own is I tend to go overboard and gather more than I can use before it spoils. I'm still working on the chocolate mint. So far, I've managed to keep the cat out of it and it's growing, so cross your fingers for me. I've never been successful in growing things. I can kill a thriving coleus in about 2 weeks, LOL.

I can't believe KK actually took the twins to see "The Hunger Games". Mady, especially, I would think would be very affected by that movie. She's shown herself to be highly agitated by violence and cruelty.

NJGal51 said...

Tweet-le De - The implement of destruction is actually a VERY heavy, thick piece of steel with a point on the end. All you do is lift in the air and let it drop into the hole. It punches through using its own weight. I don't think rebar would do the same thing and it is easier than a pick ax.

Winsomeone said...

Should have been death, not deaht of course. I now see why some people are leaving this blog lately.

fidosmommy said...

My mother loved gardening and had gardens every place a garden would grow on our property. She thought of gardening as her therapy. She hoped her kids would love gardening, too.

My sister got the gardening bug.

I, however, did not. I hate and despise gardening to this day. Mom used to think she was doing a good thing by having me help in her gardens, that I would enjoy it. Nope. One day she put me in charge of the big garden in the front of the house. I pulled up every flower she had and left every weed. On purpose. When I brought her around to the front to admire my gardening skills, she about had a heart attack.
I told her I was done with this hobby and asked for inside work to do. I need a ceiling over my head, please. So, while she gardened I cleaned the garage, the basement, the closets,
scraped the wax off the sunroom floors tile by tile, whatever. I was happy because my hands were not in dirt and the sun was not beating down on me. The end.

Oh, and I can't tell a tulip from an oak tree.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Michelle said... 16

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Now for my problem. THE SQUIRRELS!! I've put down blood meal hoping to keep them from digging around the veggies, but it's not working. They don't intentionally chew up the plants, but they're digging in there and ruining things in the process.

How do you beat the squirrels?

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Ohhhh. Those rascally squirrels.

They love to treat our vegetable gardens like it's a buffet, don't they?

I have noticed that ever since we added hounds to our family, the squirrels, cats (or anything else) will not visit our backyard...

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said... 14
Kate said that she cried "90 times" in the movie (glad she was counting) and Mady held her hand the whole time. Just WTF?! Who is the parent here and why does crying in a movie require hand holding?
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I truly believe the twins have surpassed Kate in their emotional development. For a parent to make children feel they need their hand held throughout a movie is mind-boggling. It sounds like she plays the helpless little girl (like she did when she and Jon were courting) at times.

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I can see it now- Kate's 8 children sitting down with their mother, explaining to her that it's time for her to leave the Gosselin nest, get a job, a small place to live, and to get the hell out of their house.

just a mom and grandma said...

fidosmommy - you are so funny, My oldest daughter is just like you - she says she "hates nature" lol. I could never get the garden bug to bite her.She was great helping inside the house though.

ZeldaZee said...

I'm thinking about getting some herbs-in-pots– I live in an apartment in Manhattan, no yard for me! I love to cook so I'm thinking basil, rosemary (if I can find a small enough plant) and a small chile plant (love me some spice).

I love the idea of getting a windowbox or two (I have direct sunlight on one side of my building and indirect sunlight on the shaft/alleyway) but for one thing: pigeons! I'm concerned they'd roost in or eat my plantings. Anyone have any experience with our lovely urban denizens?

Best, Zelda

Betsy said...

Admin said,
"When really, all it does is demonstrate how parentified and dysfunctional their relationship is. She doesn't see this at....ALL. Scary"

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I wish NE Psychologist could give her opinion of this...maybe not about the Gosselins specifically, but the problems with this type of relationship in general.

AuntieAnn said...

Oh, and I can't tell a tulip from an oak tree.
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fidosmommy - that made me giggle. Loved your little rant. I scaled back on vegetable gardening this year and put the patch into lawn and perennial for the same reasons you mentioned. I just put a few pots of tomatoes and peppers out there. God may have given us dominion over the fish and the fowl but he sure didn't say a word about the weeds. I know why.
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Winsomeone said... 38
Should have been death, not deaht of course. I now see why some people are leaving this blog lately.
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???
For misspelling a word?

Where is Gosselin Give Back? said...

I truly believe the twins have surpassed Kate in their emotional development. For a parent to make children feel they need their hand held throughout a movie is mind-boggling. It sounds like she plays the helpless little girl (like she did when she and Jon were courting) at times.

What about the time she went bungee jumping and at the bottom crawled in to the fetal position and bawled like a baby and all the kids surrounded her to comfort her. What an ass. That was weird.

franky said...

Zelda

I'm in Montreal and to keep pigeons away we put a plastic owl outside it works like a charm. I bought mine at the Dollar store, it's on a srick

good luck.

ps. thanks for this thread..putting my garden in today

fidosmommy said...

just a mom/gma, I think I like your daughter.
I hate nature. A walk through the woods - just the thought of it - leaves me cold. A picnic on a blanket somewhere? Ugh. I'll eat that picnic lunch on a deck, though. Camping with my girl scout troop was not fun, even as a child. My mom, the leader, thought it was great.

When I moved here 2 decades ago, there were some kinds of bright flowers in a garden. I was told they were daffodils, crocuses and tulips, but you couldn't tell that by me. Someone had gone to a lot of trouble...first chance I got, I invited my neighbor to dig them up and plant them in her yard someplace. When the time was right, she did.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

NJGal51 said... 37
The implement of destruction is actually a VERY heavy, thick piece of steel with a point on the end. All you do is lift in the air and let it drop into the hole. It punches through using its own weight. I don't think rebar would do the same thing and it is easier than a pick ax.
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Do you know what this implement of death is or where I could get one?

Moose Mania said...

cocomecool
@Kateplusmy8 We'd be honored to make a 3D custom Chocolate statuette of you! And humbled if you partnered with us. http://t.co/arGVKwEh(preview)

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This is hysterical. I'm waiting (with baited breath) for Auntie Ann's response on this one!

OrangeCrush said...

Sometime in the night something ate the head of one of my newly opened sunflower plants :-(. Probably a squirrel.

Dmasy said...

OrangeCrush -- do you live where there are deer? They will eat a sunflower head. Hubby plants 8 acres of sunflowers on the edge of some farm ground. It is a food patch for doves and deer. If the stalk was broken or bent, you could have had a raccoon climb to eat the head. Frustrating, isn't it?

readerlady said...

LOL on hating nature. I don't hate nature, but it seems to hate me. I'm allergic to lots of growing things. I'm miserable from spring tree pollen through fall ragweed. I never really liked gardening, mostly because of that, but my mom was a gardener and I picked up some things from her. I would help picking things (tomatoes, beans, peppers, etc.) and watering the inside plants. I guess I'm just not a planty person. I do, or did, raise lovely cats, though LOL. I'm enjoying reading the thread. It's much more pleasant than reading about KK's latest atrocity, and I can appreciate y'all's pride in your gardens. It's a lot of work, and I admire you for doing it. I hire someone to mow my lawn and I confess to having no flowers at all, except when that bumper crop of dandelios shows up every spring. I do have several flowering trees, though -- one flowering peach and 2 flowering pear. They're lovely in the spring, but a bit scrawny still. They're baby trees (maybe 10 years old) and still growing. I'd love to have a big maple or oak tree in my yard, but no such luck. I live in a fairly new development and, of course, they cut down all the lovely old mature trees, then planted the baby trees later. Not much shade going on. Only advantage is not many leaves to rake in the fall.

ncgirl said...

"Kateplusmy8 We'd be honored to make a 3D custom Chocolate statuette of you! And humbled if you partnered with us. http://t.co/arGVKwEh(preview"

I love chocolate but a chocolate statue of Kate would put me off chocolate forever.

Would partnering mean a job? But Kate doesn't eat chocolate.

barbee said...

NJGal, bet you didn't grift your sprinklers even if they are pricey.

Amazing how Mady went from the one who rebelled the most against the mother figure years ago to being the one most likely to be showing a caring attitude when she is in a 'time of pain' (however small an incident or whatevah caused it).

And how does kate think she can convince us that her kids love, like or can even tolerate her? We've seen her nurturing side (the front side of it still trying to get to her). Which brings me to my contribution to the gardening blog. Since I have NO luck with plants, I have enough common sense to know that my plants need to be silk. I even underwatered a cactus (guess they need water more than once every two... years. Now if kate would only learn this lesson, no mothering skills...DON'T have children. Try your luck with pet rocks!!!!!! !!

fidosmommy said...

A statue of Kate?

Now we know where the chicken dropping went. Smart boys!

Meagler said...

Twitter silence...getting ready for the next marathon of the weekend.....

Wonder if the kids are going to this one.

I have no issue with everyone sleeping in, Lord knows we do that in my home, but to say it is so because of their exhaustingly "fun" night last night.... tells me this is such a rare occasion for those kids. Truly sad. To be 8, and over the moon about getting to play with their best friend... SO. SAD!

fidosmommy said...

barbee said...Now if kate would only learn this lesson, no mothering skills...DON'T have children. Try your luck with pet rocks!!!!!! !!

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Yes, indeed! This is EXACTLY why I never had children. I have no mothering skills, and was fortunate enough to realize that while still young. I like to look at cooing babies and sleeping babies, but there is where it stops for me. No interest in the hard work = no babies for me. I am pushing 60 and have never regretted my decision for one nanosecond. I am too involved nwith my job, my friends and my own pursuits to be mother material. Thank goodness God opened my eyes to this before it was too late. I would hate to think of child raising as a failed experiment.

Meagler said...

oh, I am a northern gardnener who has mainly shade gardens, and 1 sunny garden.

For shade: I love Coral bells, have many with all different colors of foliage; Hostas, Ligularia; Columbine; Creeping Jenny; spirea, japanese painted fern; Nine barks; minature bleeding hearts; Yellow FoxGlove; mock orange;bugbane; lamium; bavarian blue bells; ornanmental grasses; and a couple of daylillies that flower in light shade. I supplement with impatien for all season color.

For my one sunny and very hot garden: Echinecea. I bought a new one this year called Summers Fire, and it will bloom in yellows to reds, so am excited to see that one bloom; false sunflower; stoncrops; lamium; sem false spirea; sweet williams; scabosia; and dwarf bee balm. I fill in with annuals using portulaca and Nicotianna. I also have some daylillies around the garden.

Can't grow anything INSIDE the house tho :( I kill all indoor plants...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I can't stand Rachel ray but I really respect her stance on children. She's like look flat out I would be a bad mom. I have no business having Children. At least she's honest with herself and isn't going to ruin anyone's life.

Once a Viewer said...

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said... 5

Ahhhhh... Mr. Rogers. God bless his gentle soul.
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Yes indeed. Wonderful human being. so grateful he was 'in' our lives. Television as a positive tool.


Re: gardens. I have vegetables in 3 separate areas of the backyard according to sun brightness in wooden 'corrals.', and container herbs on the porch. In front we have flowering bushes,trees, and I plant window boxes each season. I also put out bird feeders in the spring and wind chimes. I love summer sounds :) What a peaceful helpful thread !

mostly lurking (aka Exterior Designer Extraordinaire) said...

Readerlady, try local raw honey for your allergies. A spoonful a day. My hubby has allergies and while it doesn't get rid of them completely, it helps with the flare ups. My hubby was a city boy. Every year he's amazed how I can grow waxed beans in those little cans.lol He never had a garden until he met me. He never had real bacon or fresh laid eggs either.

We also got some chickens several years ago. (BEFORE Kate!) I love them. I don't think i will ever not have at least a couple of chickens. Their "dropping" make great compost and they eat anything. They get to free range in the yard and any leftovers in the fridge. They eat bugs and ticks and even mice. They really aren't a lot of work and are so rewarding. Hubby thinks they are the ultimate in recycling.
Zelda Zee, I have heard of window gardening and I think it started in Brooklyn. I'll try to find a link to what I am talking about but it's been a while.
For those who are having problems with cutworms or slugs try some diatomaceous earth in the soil around your plants, especially squash plants.
For groundhogs and squirrels and other rodents try pinwheels. Yes, like when you were a kid. Target has them for $1 and they are all over my gardens. Works great for groundhogs, might work for squirrels. Also I have had some luck with liquid fence, available at Home Depot/lowes etc.
For those that can't dig up their yard for whatever reason, try raised beds or grow bags if you want to garden. Initially costs some $ but well worth it in terms of no digging, no weeding hassles. Gardener's Supply has some really nice fabric grow bags. Amazon.com had/has a great deal on big plastic grow bags too.

emschick1128 said...

Kate is such an overburdened hard working mom that she can't even bring two 11 year olds to the movies without being totally exhausted the next day. She's unreal but I suppose watching the plumber and the "mowing boys" must have added to her exhaustive day

NJGal51 said...

Tweet-le...I didn't know the real name of the implement of destruction so stopped by Ace on my way home. It is a pry bar ( with a point) and is 72" long. It weighs 12 lbs or more. We bought it at Ace Hardware quite a few years ago. The price today was $35.99. Lift and drop, lift and drop.

Barbee - You're right I didn't grift the sprinklers they're worth the money because I love the vegetable garden but hate to stand out ther with a hose and water.

Like many of you, I'm also Monkish in that I don't really like nature because it's, you know, nature. That's why the sprinklers are so great. I only have to go check on the garden a couple of times a week. My husband does All the weeding.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

"Kateplusmy8 We'd be honored to make a 3D custom Chocolate statuette of you! And humbled if you partnered with us. http://t.co/arGVKwEh(preview"

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Sounds like a losing proposition.

Who the hell wants a chocolate bust of that woman?

angie said...

My very best advice if you think you do not have that Green Thumb is to just buy a house plant known to require but a cup full of water once a week. Say every Saturday. I am going to spell this wrong, but start with a Phylademdrom, it is beautiful, green and requires only INDIRECT light, which means not in the window but in a room off to the other side but can still feel the warmth. Put one in your bedroom and keep the blind open in the daytime, the light will filter thru sheer curtains or hang one in the kitchen window that only gets some light. Put one on the kitchen table to add warmth. It is a wonderful feeling to see this plant grow. You have something beautiful, spray it with water once a month, only lightly. Enjoy it. It is a friend that requires the bare minimum amount of attention and it looks so pretty that soon you will have many. If you take a clipping from one (just to the dirt, put it in a glass of water and wait for whitish (kate helped me) threads forming under water and there you have it ready for planting in a nice bowl of potting soil. Be pleasant, be kind and do not give up. It will work. Nature is beautiful if not force fed. It is like people who try to force feed you bull. Sometimes we just don't believe it all at one time nor do we believe that some people love nature just as some people don't even like motherhood. Ola!

librarylady said...

Readerlady 36, we think, too, it's a deer eating some of the plants down, but it could also be a groundhog. We haven't seen any deer prints, and my fellows at home are pretty adept at identifying those, lol.

As far as the holes in the leaves - definitely an insect but they are hiding! I'm going to try to look tonight.

Strawberries - in Amish country here (maybe you are, too) and usually an abundance of berries, but this year I managed to get only 2 qts early on, and then 3 last week. That's it. No one has been able to get enough, whether buying or upick, to even make the usual jam and such. The two upick farms right here ran out in a week because plants were damaged in the frost. I hear the cherries will be in bad shape this year, too. :(

Michigan is in a terrible position, its famous cherry crop was basically ruined :(

mamasan said...

wonderful gardening posts - I am just back home from a daylong tour of the Sculpture Gardens in Hamilton NJ. Went out to check the mail and found a basil plant left by a neighbor. I gave her some mint plants this a.m. What a pleasant exchange.

Dmasy said...

Gone for a few days and came home to outdoor potted plants that were crying for water. I am fortunate to have sprinklers and hoses hooked up to pond water submersible pumps. Nutrient rich and warm... good water.

All the plants are looking better and I am soggy!

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

NJGal51 said... 63
Tweet-le...I didn't know the real name of the implement of destruction so stopped by Ace on my way home. It is a pry bar ( with a point) and is 72" long. It weighs 12 lbs or more. We bought it at Ace Hardware quite a few years ago. The price today was $35.99. Lift and drop, lift and drop.
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Thanks you so much for taking the trouble to check that out! I will follow up on it. If I actually am able to plant a bush I'll name if after you. :) People here will wonder why I have a "NJGal" in my yard in the desert.

Moose Mania said...

Who the hell wants a chocolate bust of that woman?

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I can't imagine anyone wanting Kate's bust, except Steve (and Milo?),and maybe some of those ultra-creepy male drive-bys who show up on Twitter.

foxy said...

For small spaces such as condo living with a tiny enclosed patio hang some gutters on the fence or wall. You can plant lettuce, onions, herbs, small carrots and a lot of salad fixings. This is really a great way to do a small garden and fun (to quote Katie)to watch it grow and amaze friends and neighbors.

Anonymous said...

I see her latest tweet to a new follower is the usual "join our fun". I've never known anyone so obsessed with "fun". I find it amusing to read her tweets. I suppose the "fun" for her is when she is absorbing compliments and being praised for doing all the mundane things she does. I guess the "fun" for the fans would be when she graces them with a tweet. God help the fans, recognition from her appears to be their only pleasure.

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LoveMyGrandsons said...

Kate's latest tweet is the same old, same old. Block the bullies and join our fun. What fun? The only thing that happens is tweeters asking for a retweet, Kate spewing her BS about what she does, and the crazies like Milo fawning over her and stroking her ego. That's as much fun as diarrhea.

As for gardening, we have a perrenial garden at the side of our house and another one in the corner of our backyard, and one next to our deck. I know we have tall daisies, day lillies, roses, tulips, mums, and other flowers. However, I don't know what they all are, but they sure are pretty.

My hubs is a wonderful gardner and he handles everything on the outside; the vegetable garden and all of the smaller flower gardens. He plants, fertilizes, waters, weeds; I do nothing except wash the vegetables he picks. He doesn't do anything inside the house, but he takes care of everything outside, in all seasons. He just loves being outdoors. Others might not care for this arrangement, but it works for us and we're both happy.

Now, it's been awhile since I mentioned my boys, so I have to let y'all know that they'll be in next Friday and we get them for a whole week!! I can't wait!! Already buying their favorite snacks and drinks, and will be getting the pool set up for them. I also went to Dollar Tree to buy a few little things for each of them that they love playing with: bubbles, airplane gliders, and plastic bugs (yuk!). Getting their bikes ready and anything else I can do for them before they get here. My daughter asked me not to spoil them this trip; hahahaha!!!!! She should know me by now!!

Dwindle said...

Dmasy said... 24
For the pumpkin and zucchini growers -- be on the lookout for a borer worm that shows up soon.
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Oh YIKES! Will follow your advice to the letter! Dont want to lose my only zucc plant! Thank you Dmasy.

I am in agreement with so many of the other posters: I am done with flowers and plantings and fussing with the yard. We have some basic ground cover in what used to be flower beds and the only thing i have going now are hostas. Every few years they need to be thinned, otherwise they require no work at all, except watering in times of drought, like now.

That is why I am doing patio pots for my few herb and veggie plantings. Dont want to bend, crawl, dig, kneel, weed. I'm done with that now.

Can anyone advise me on the best way to dry and preserve chives? (Freezing in ice cubes probably wont work for the way we use the chives all winter.) Thanks in advance!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

LoveMyGrandsons oh Twitter is loads of fun because she just gets to hear how wonderful she is all day. This would be fun for her I guess. But not for everyone else. For everyone else Twitter is a chore trying to keep her happy.

readerlady said...

Librarylady -- No, I'm not in Amish Country, although I do live about 45 minutes from Plain City. I'm about 45 min. to an hour directly N of Columbus. You must be near Millersburg. Groundhogs, hunh. I have a groundhog who lives behind my house. At least, I think it's a he, because there've never been any signs of baby groundhogs. I didn't know they'd eat plants. My cat, who is strictly an indoor kitty, goes nuts whenever she sees him waddling around in the yard.

Speaking of cats -- if any of you decide to follow Angie's suggestion and try a Philodendron (sp?), be very careful of your pets. They are toxic to dogs and cats if nibbled.

Barbee -- I do have a couple of silk plants in the living room. One of them started to look a little motheaten and I discovered that my cat was nibbling on it. Guess she thought it was the real thing. I tried growing a pot of kitty grass for her, and I couldn't even keep that alive for very long.

I've heard that local honey will help with allergies. I keep saying I'm going to try it, but always forget to look for honey when I'm at the farmers market. Thanks for reminding me of that again, Exterior Designer Extraordinaire.

Dwindle said...

mostly lurking (aka Exterior Designer Extraordinaire) said... 1
Yay! Thanks Admin!
Okay so now what's everyone growing?
I'm growing, sweet potatoes, garlic,
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GARLIC! That's what's missing from my little patio garden! Could you pass on some tips, please? I have never grown garlic before. Does one start with seeds, clippings?

Fellow Ohioans, is it too late in our season to start garlic? Boy I sure do use a lot of garlic all winter long and home grown would be great!

Lovemygrandsons - so glad to get an update on your lovely family!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

You're right, Admin, but what amazes me is the tweeties that will do this chore all day just for hopes of recognition from Kate. Some people really need to get a life!

Kate is Krazy said...

wonder if Kate's chocolate bust will have a 'good bra' or two sports bras?

Dwindle said...

LoveMyGrandsons said...73
I also went to Dollar Tree to buy a few little things for each of them that they love playing with: bubbles, airplane gliders, and plastic bugs (yuk!).

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You are going to have so much fun and then be exhaustedishlynessish when they leave!

One of the things I used to do for my kids was put some things into paper grocery bags. A bag for Sally, a bag for Bobby, you get the idea. I called them Rainy Day Bags. There was some kind of puzzle book, art book, fresh box of crayons, a few toys of interest, maybe a drink box and a packaged snack or two. I put their names on them and stapled them shut. Just so that in times of restlessness, I could pull these bags out and they would open them up as if they were Christmas morning stockings.

You mentioning Dollar Tree and the toys reminded me of that. :)

Pity Party said...

In our town they are planting trees along the all roads, beautiful little trees that make a shade tree in a couple of years, don't know what they are called. Beside them they have a black garbage bag that has enough of something in to make the bag stand up, and it is knotted at the top. Does anyone know what that might be? I have never seen that before. The trees are all flourishing, whatever it is.

anger issues kate said...

This tread is a nice change, but for me it's a little too late. I am blogged out. Kate is abore, period! I am almost afraid to post anything, or share anything I've done and be attacked and called a bully for defending myself. Because I have a different way of thinking, I am told I am wrong.

Sorry Admin, I am now letting it go, and I am going to break like Dallas lady, Gift of gab and a few others. I would love to input about gardening, but, cause of some stuff I used, I might get attack or condemed for it. So it would be better if I say nothing, and go and find a regular gardening blog. But you guys have fun grow your stuff, and maybe I'll drop in sometime. Have a good summer!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Dwindle, thanks so much.

mostly lurking, in our veggie garden this year we are growing green peppers, green onions, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, a mixutre of leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and our favorite, butternut squash.

You have to really watch the butternut squash, though, because it will take over your garden in no time. My hubby will break off some of the new chutes to prevent them from moving into other areas. However, we still get 12-14 squash every year.

Our favorite way of cooking is what I saw on the cooking channel. Peel it, cut it into small cubes and put it on a baking tray. Then sprinkle it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and olive oil. Bake it in the oven at 350 for about a half hour (depending how much squash is on the tray). It comes out crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and so flavorful. Try it and you'll love it. Even my grandsons eat it. (I know, I know, I always tend to mention my boys in a post somehow!)

franky said...

Dwindle

I heard planting garlis is as easy as just buying a clove and planting each "gouse" not sure of english word..pointed side up in the spring, you get green shoots like ciboulette in the fall. The trick is you wait until the next fall and then you can dig up the gaelic and dry it.

anyone know for sure? Forgot garlic, will add it tomorrow.

I really want to grow asperagus..anyone here know how?

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Dwindle, that's a great idea! I usually just give them everything at once. However, this time I think I'm going to pack a couple of bags for them with a few little surprises for them for the times when they're bored or cranky. Thanks so much!

Flower Girl said...

OOOH, what a nice topic.

Any advice for easy vegetables? Not herbs, but something...big.

I'm tired of my picture picture flowers garden and want to try something different.

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 75
LoveMyGrandsons oh Twitter is loads of fun because she just gets to hear how wonderful she is all day. This would be fun for her I guess.
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She gets to pretend how HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY she is (while sneering and rolling her eyes at her pinkphone) and THANKFUL THANKFUL THANKFUL her children are! Not that she ever allowed any HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to be filmed in nearly 7 years (she is the BEST actress for portraying how beastly annoyed she gets at merely the oxygen in the air), nor did her kids or the viewers find much of anything they should be so thankful for, other than the 3 grapes and a cracker. And if they didn't eat correctly, even THAT got yanked away.

mama mia said...

I grow garlic, you plant it in the fall and harvest the following summer, easy stuff to grow. There is some debate on whether you let the tops go to seed or snip these off, but I've done both and see no difference in bulb size.

I also grow many varieties of roses and my secret is seaweed, yes I live near the ocean and it is great in minerals.

franky said...

a clove of garlic
I just remembered what gousse is in english lol

Dwindle said...

franky said... 82
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Thank you! If I can grow enough garlic, I bet it will keep Kate out of Ohio. Plus season my food. :-)

LoriT said...

I see a gardening blog at Coupon Cabin or Kate's website in her future. I sure hope she gives credit to all the great ideas here at 15 Minutes.

Moose Mania said...

You have to really watch the butternut squash, though, because it will take over your garden in no time.

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As will mint. This stuff spreads faster than kudzu. It's growing into our heat pump, onto the deck, creeping in the back door and into the bird baths. They probably think they are taking a mint tea bath. At least they smell good when they are finished.

SeeSaw said...

Dwindle
I plant garlic. In central PA you have to plant it in the fall (Oct/Nov) and then harvest it the following June or July as soon as the tops start to die. I've planted both grocery story garlic and heads purchased at a nursery and didn't see much difference.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Admin, I'm sorry to say that I read your new thread, but didn't play the video until now. It is great and I'm going to play if for my grandsons next weekend. I want them to expand the "garden of their mind". Thank you!

Also, hats off to Mr. Rogers (RIP). My daughter used to watch him all the time. She was a toddler and couldn't say the complete name of his show, and somehow came up with "foof". My hubs would come home from work and while I was putting the finishing touches on dinner, she would ask daddy to put on "foof". She would sit on her little chair and sing and clap with Mr. Rogers until dinner time. What a wonderful man he was.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I really love the message of Garden of Your mind. About all the amazing and wonderful things the world has to offer and how fun learning about the world is. I will always be annoyed by Kate's comment about Jon content with mediocre. Not only is it hypocritical, since so much of what she does for the kids is "mediocre" as she would say, but it put a negative spin on such a thing when really, a mediocre life can be great fun and fulfilling.

On another note I keep seeing Bristol Palin commercials on Lifetime. I don't know, for some reason I feel more slack for her since she is still so young. I feel like in five years she's going to wake up and realize what a fool she was and won't behave like this anymore. But at 37 all hope of Kate waking up is lost.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Moose, yes, that happened to us with mint. A neighbor gave us some years ago and we were both surprised at how quickly it took over. The hubs keeps it in check now, but it sure does smell wonderful!

Anger issues, I'm sorry you're leaving. Please don't let others drive you away. I've enjoyed your posts and I hope you come back just to chat with us.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Kate's Tweet:

@haydensangel me too! welcome :) block bullies immediately and then join our fun! about an hour ago

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Fun? Maybe for Kate's big, fat ego...

SeeSaw said...

Mama Mia -85
Sorry, didn't see your post when I posted the same thing. Two garlic lovers!

fidosmommy said...

Hold the phone. When did somebody dis our "anger issues Kate" friend? I didn't see it and am so sorry that happened. She's a bully? Wow. Since when?

I guess this is what happens when I just skim the posts instead of take the time to actually read them.

anger issues, I hope your vacation from us will be very brief.

Mrs. Malaprop said...

I have a Mr. Rogers story . . . When my son was around age 5 we were watching a candid camera type show on tv. They played a trick on a few celebs, including Mr. Rogers, in which upon checking into their hotel rooms (it was some tv conference) there was no tv in the room. Sounds really stupid, I know. Anyway, of course Mr. Rogers was totally gracious, kind, and understanding about the issue. My son watched that and asked, "Mom, is Mr. Rogers a Christian?" I told him yes, then he said, "That reminds me of a song on my cd - even a child will be known by his actions." This comes from Proverbs 20:11, Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. Hmmm . . . We can know people to a certain degree by their actions. We've understood this for a long time haven't we?
I'm enjoying all the gardening stories. I wish it was something I could get better at and more motivated about.

Michelle said...

Moose Mania said... 89
As will mint. This stuff spreads faster than kudzu. It's growing into our heat pump, onto the deck, creeping in the back door and into the bird baths. They probably think they are taking a mint tea bath. At least they smell good when they are finished.
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I planted mint for the first time last year and couldn't believe how that stuff was taking over everything. I put it in a pot this year to hopefully keep it contained. Must have fresh mint for Friday night Mojitos!!!

fidosmommy said...

Mama'a Method of Deterring Rabbits, Groundhogs and various other vegetarian critters. First, you make sure a window looks out onto the garden in question. Then, you put on a bright pink 1970's bell-bottom-one-piece lounging suit with large cowl collar. Once the offender is seen committing the crime of scavenging, you run out the door closest to the viewing window, picking up a broom on the way out. You sprint across the lawn waving the broom overhead, screaming "Go away you damned rabbit (groundhog, whatever)".

That will run them wascally wabbits clean outta there, and they will not dare return. Ever.

Of course, their friends and relations all have to come see for themselves...

I swear this is a true story.

franky said...

dwindle and mama mia and others
..thanks
Garlic..got it

asparagus anyone?
anther fall planting for spring ?

and KKK..Katie Kreider Keurig..yawn=)

Twittering And Twattering said...

popculturefan1
@Kateplusmy8 Good evening, Who do you have winning the NBA championship? OKC or Miami?


I'm waiting for Kate's reply: "I'm not a baseball fan, but seeing a championship game is on my bucket list. The boys ran the bases with the Phillies (or was it Sixers?)"

NBA, Kate, NBA!

Girl From Up North said...

librarylady said... 21
Well, I just went out into the garden and there are holes in my green pepper plant leaves with edges also chewed away


Perhaps it is a very hungry caterpillar....:-)

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Fidosmommy I agree about Anger Issues Kate she's not a bully! Through time different posters have had different opinions ! And that's O.K.! I have had a different perspective many times on many subjects that have been brought up!

When Marie brought up Kate coloring her hair a lot of people got defensive because they color their hair! But you missed the big picture, it wasn't the hair color that mattered it was the fact that she goes to another state to do it!
Who the heck does! I live in CA I don't go to Arizona for a day or two to color my hair every three weeks!!

Or when posters correct grammar or spelling errors! This not an English class !
I want to know what you have to say not check out your writing skills! People should just chill and have interesting conversations about Kate or other subjects!

BTW all your talk about veggies inspired me to have a salad for dinner!

Have a nice Fathers Day Weekend!!!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Anger I don't think anyone was intentionally trying to bully you I actually think they were concerned for you and for others on the road. In any case I wouldn't leave just for one or two shaky encounters. There are a few people out there who intentionally pick on a few people here but I try to delete those posts, and that person was not one of those.

Call Me Crazy said...

Admin, you asked if The Hunger Games movie was really that sad, that Kate would cry "90 times." The short answer is no. There was a "goodbye" scene early in the movie, and a death scene later that was cry worthy, but that was about it. And I am a major weeper at sad movie scenes.

anger issues: Take a breather if you feel you must, but I hope you return and continue to post. I would miss your contributions.

AuntieAnn said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 73
Kate's latest tweet is the same old, same old. Block the bullies and join our fun. What fun?
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Maybe she thinks blocking bullies is a total riot.

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@Kateplusmy8 We'd be honored to make a 3D custom Chocolate statuette of you! And humbled if you partnered with us.
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Celebrity Statuettes: $40 each (2 for $60)

Available in Dark, White, and Milk chocolate.


And if Kate partners with these folks...orange and bitter chocolate.
I don't know Moose. I wouldn't waste 40 cents - leave alone 40 bucks - on a chocolate statuette of Kate Gosselin even if it was the only piece of candy left on earth. Although the thought of putting it in the microwave and nuking it at 20 second intervals would give me some measure of satisfaction.

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Anger issues - sorry you are leaving, I always enjoy your comments. Hope you reconsider.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Call Me Crazy, I didn't think so. It's a Blockbuster, most of them don't want reputations for weeping through the entire thing or they'll never sell tickets. I still maintain Kate was crying because she was worried the twins would relate too much.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh Call Me I'm a major weeper too, I never was until recently!

The one movie I do cry pretty much the whole way through is Legends of the Fall. Oh God I love that movie. Otherwise I shed tears where you're supposed to and I'm good. We're watching Tinker Tailor and I'm hopelessly lost lol.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

OT - a few threads back, someone was talking about her young daughter's facial hair. I gave the advice of Hair Be Gone (with baby oil, NOT Wesson!). I'm sorry I don't remember who it was. However, I tried a new product tonight that worked wonders. It is an Avon product called Skin So Soft Fresh & Smooth.

This is a cream hair remover that works in approximately 3 minutes and it did a great job. So, whoever posted about her tween daughter having that problem, contact your local Avon rep. It's only 2.99 a tube and it worked great with no irritation. Also, no Wesson oil required. Lol!

Call Me Crazy said...

Oh, yes. Some tears can definitely be shed throughout Legends of the Fall. Brian's Song is always good for some sobbing as well.

readerlady said...

This is OT from gardening, but is, I feel, relevant to the overall theme of the blog. I just read an article about/by an actor, a father, and a husband of 5 decades. I think a couple of things he said are very important. Martin Sheen on Fatherhood, but it can also apply to Motherhood -- "Obviously, be aware that your actions will speak louder and last longer than your words. A child absorbs through osmosis what the parents are feeling and what they do, far more than what they say." And "Give them time. Time is really all we have." Are you listening, Kate?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Sounds like Martin Sheen has a lot of introspection in light of a, shall we saw, screwed up child.

Oh, and Martin Sheen has quietly gone to the local Catholic church for decades. I always go to his church's annual thrift sale. Never saw a single pap there.

Call Me Crazy said...

Reading all the great garden tips made me think about what a garden planted by Kate would look like. Then I realized we have already seen it.

Kate's Garden

Planted with the seeds of discontent.

Fertilized by the generosity of strangers.

Watered with the tears of children being screamed at or ignored or laughed at or disrespected.

Strangled and destroyed by greed and selfishness.

She has reaped what she has sown.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Call My Crazy when Brad Pitt goes to the cemetery for the first time and Susanna finds him there crying and comforts him......oh I'm a mess.

And how pained he looks when he tells her he's leaving and doesn't know when he'll be back and she tells him she'll wait for him.

And the bar scene where the bartender won't give their Native American friend a drink and he goes batshit on him but really it's because he's filled with such guilt.

Oh, that movie how I love thee.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I bet the gardeners might know a trick for this one. We have a skunk problem. The city captured them all a few months back but six weeks later they were back. Is there a humane way to get them to not come around?
They actually don't bother my plants, but they do take a drink from the koi pond. I hate that dang pond. It was not my idea. I've heard skunks hate light. I've shined a bright light right in one's face and he didn't move an inch. I've also tried cayenne pepper, no luck.

NJGal51 said...

When we had a skunk they told us to wait until he was gone at night and block off the area he was getting in (he was under the house) and then put out an ammonia wick. The ammonia wick was a dish of ammonia with a longish piece of cloth trailing out of it. They apparently don't like ammonia. It worked and he never came back. I've also heard that moth balls work to kep them at bay.

amyf said...

Someone please tell me, what is the purpose of a retweet? What is it supposed to accomplish for the original tweeter and whoever passes it on?

Silimom said...

You could try motion sensor sprinklers. But probably your best bet, if you're able to do it, would be this:

Sprinkle a light layer of flour, chalk, or other white powder around it's den and wait until nightfall. After dark, return and look for tracks leading away to indicate that the skunk has left in search of food and then get to work sealing up all of the entrances. If you do this right the skunk will not be able to get back in. If he does, wait until the next evening and try again.

http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/pest-control/how-to-get-rid-of-skunks

mama mia said...

Block the haters and join the fun! But I have a few rules. Number 1, please do not point out that Jon and I were only married 7 months and were just in our early 20s when I conceived the twins. If I said I was infertile then I meant it. Number 2, if I really wanted to have multiples just to get on tv don't you think I would have promoted it somewhere???? Number 3, no press clippings from the Reading Eagle newspaper is permitted here. Number 4, Jon's decisions are his decisions, I do not answer questions about his girlfriends because I can't keep track of them all and while some of us are being there for our kids others of us are being hither and beyond for their own pleasures. Rule number 5 please do not accuse me of saying negative things about my childrens' father as I am very careful not to do that. Number 6,I will try to retweet all the wonderful flattering comments you make about me so keep that in mind. Number 7, there is only room for positivity on this site so make sure you bring positive things to say about me here. Number 8 Oh my Gosh, we are up to Eight already, just like my Eight count em kids, that is so awsomeish, thank you for counting ME among your celebrity friends, I hope to be back awn tv soon as your friend, hero, role model. If I can do it, you can too! Run, run, run and have fun, fun, fun, that is my new motto going forward, cause I only go forward, I never look back, there are no regrets here, it is all good, my kids have never been happier, they are thriving, I can't believe I spent 32 months of that pregnancy on bedrest.....Kate!

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

amyf said... 120
Someone please tell me, what is the purpose of a retweet? What is it supposed to accomplish for the original tweeter and whoever passes it on?
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By retweeting you're saying you like/agree with the tweet and think it should be repeated.

barbee said...

dumbass is so exhausted from retweeting the few complimentary tweets from twits. Takes a lot out of you (even if it isn't all that ofTen)

I would pay whatevah they charge to purchase a choc. bust a day. Dontcha know how much F U N it would be watching it as you melt it down ala Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz?

I am in agreeance (sp?) with the annoyance about the Spelling Police on here. Especially since in most instances they appear to be typos rather than misspelled words. We all should realize that when it comes to 'things kate(ish)', we are all going faster than our brains and fingers to get out thoughts out there before we are hit with 'kate freeze' - a sort of second cousin to brain freeze - although it is hard think of kate and brain in the same context. Is that an oxymoron or conundrum?

Kate is a twit said...

Kate's commentary on Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across Niagara Falls:

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Hey @Kateplusmy8 gotta tell ya; the #WalkTheWire guy was not as impressive as raising 8 kids.

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@Kateplusmy8 there was a guy who just walked across Niagara Falls on a wire... It was on TV! He was tethered just in case!

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@xxxxx oh I saw the previews for that... Harassed? No one mentioned that! He cheated! Lol

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@xxxx I meant harnessed lol

Rather than say how "amazingly awesome" this feat was-all she can come up with is "he cheated".

And yes, Kate, if you had been paying attention, it was mentioned before the walk, that he was required to wear a tether by ABC, who sponsored and televised it. In case he did fall, ABC did not want to be responsible for airing someone falling to their death. He did not want to wear the tether, but did so as to not lose the funding ABC provided.

She really is a tool, isn't she?

Kate is a twit said...

amyf-I don't have twitter, but I'd say for MOST people, a retweet is a way of sharing with your followers, a tweet that interested you or a way of spreading the news about something of interest or to promote a cause(i.e.charities,etc). A retweet can also be a way of stating that you agree with a particular tweeter's comment.

For Kate, especially when she retweets her fans adoration of her, it's her way of trying to validate to the world(and herself) that she is the most wonderfullest person that has ever existed.

franky said...

to get rid of squirrels: you put a Ricin plant out.
They are poionous, but beautiful. The trick is the poisin is in the pi.k bulb that grows, alparently you can remouve the bulbs if you have small children.
I got rid of a high-wire walking squirrel that annoyed me on my 3rd floor balcony with one plant. He has steered clear of our yard since then.

For cats: Lemon herb plant, I forgot it's name. Or mothballs, although tthey are not organicish

again forgive typos..Android phone urghhh

mostly lurking (aka Exterior Designer Extraordinaire) said...

franky, I think you mean each clove? I learned something new! Gousse in French = clove in English? I love learning new languages. I think French will be my next one.
Mamamia, I cut the scapes off (the flower stalk of the garlic plant) and run them trhough the food processor and use them just like garlic. Yummy! This year I have a recipe for Garlic Scape Pesto, hubby can't wait to try it.

Garlic in PA is planted in the fall, usually sometime in October or so for the following spring. Be careful using stuff from the store, it's a good way to introduce diseases and such to your soil. I'm growing six different kinds of heirloom garlic and will save the best bulbs to re-plant in the fall.

Asparagus is planted in the spring. You want to buy crowns, not seed. Seed takes forever. Crowns will allow you to harvest some the second year with a full harvest by year 4. It's a lot of work to establish a bed, asparagus is a picky plant.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 111
Oh Call Me I'm a major weeper too, I never was until recently!

The one movie I do cry pretty much the whole way through is Legends of the Fall. Oh God I love that movie. Otherwise I shed tears where you're supposed to and I'm good. We're watching Tinker Tailor and I'm hopelessly lost lol.

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Oh, me too.

Life Is Beautiful, Field of Dreams, Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias, and Pay It Forward, all reduce me to a puddle.

It doesn't take much for me to start crying.
If I see someone else crying, I join them.

JudyK said...

So Kate thought Wallenda cheated because he was "harassed"--she meant "harnessed," but we all know Kate and her limitations.

At least Wallenda didn't ride a golf cart across the Falls.

And Kate you need a ghostwriter for Twitter, in addition to the one you use for CC and for your so-called books. You reveal your true self on a daily basis on Twitter.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Good morning, all. When I answered mostly lurking yesterday about what we grow in our garden, I forgot that we also have green beans. Green beens from the garden are so delicious, cooked or raw with a little ranch dip.

People have commented about animals getting into their gardens. When we planted our first garden 20 years ago, the little pest we had was our first puppy. Jake kept jumping in that garden and digging as fast as he could! Hubby finally tired of replanting and went to the hardware store and bought the cheap wire fencing that comes in a roll. It's about 40 inches tall and it kept out our puppy and all the other garden lovers (rabbits, racoons, etc.). It's still up and our grandsons know that they can't go into the garden unless Papa opens the little gate. Then they know it's picking time!

You know, what we found with our daughter, her friends, and now our grandsons. Even though kids give you a problem eating veggies, if we have them help pick them, they are more likely to eat them. The boys love to see what they picked on the dinner table, and they eat it, except the brussel sprouts. I can't get them to eat those no matter what I try.

NT said...

I consider myself to have a green thumb for the most part,but does anyone have any advice on replanting african violets? Every time I replant to a size up in pot the plants die. I fear my violets getting bigger cos I know I will inadvetently kill them. So sad. Most I started from 1 leaf. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Also. I live in Va. Is it too late to start a patio tomatoe plant in a pot?

TLC stinks said...

I am so enjoying reading this thread. I'm temporarily stuck living in a high rise, so I miss my gardening. I have managed to learn more more about indoor gardening and have only kitty safe plants.

A tip for those of you who have deer troubles. Spread a fertilizer called Milorganite around those munchable plants. It works and your plants will thrive.

Yep. Kate's fun is hearing the praise from her tweeties. Amazing she puts down the high wire guy. She's a fine one to talk about cheating.

just a mom and grandma said...

Dwindle said... 80
LoveMyGrandsons said...73
I also went to Dollar Tree to buy a few little things for each of them that they love playing with: bubbles, airplane gliders, and plastic bugs (yuk!).


Don't you just love the dollar store? I started when my grandkids were small, but they live out of town so I would have a "surprise" for them whenever we would visit. They are half grown now and still wait for their surprises, which is always dollar store goodies. I'm known as the grandma that doesn't do video games and they always seem to love what we have for them.

JoyinVirginia said...

About The Hunger Games: the reaping scene, where Katniss volunteers as tribute and then she says goodbye to family is sad and cry-wo rth y. Katniss recalls her fathers death, that's very sad. Two, maybe three scenes during three games that you could cry at. But not the entire movie! There are some really funny parts, Woody Harrelson is funny as Hamitch, and the premise its a satire and condemnation of reality TV taken to the extreme.
Why someone would cry thru the entire movie is just beyond me. Unless they really didn't see the movie, and are just talking about it like they think someone would.

JoyinVirginia said...

Good gracious! I saw a news story about the wallenda guy preparing for his walk a week ago. He was still trying to arrange funding to cover it all. He said the total costs were about one million dollars, and the network was only paying a portion of that, he had to hustle to get other sponsors. And yes, he did not want the tether and thought it might mess up his balance, but the TV network refused to sponsor him unless he used it.
For Ms Kreider to say ”he cheated” is just plain not accurate, plus considering her history is very ironic.

JoyinVirginia said...

One question for Exterior Designer please: when you harvest your garlic scapes that is the flower stalls, do you cut them off before or after they have flowers? Can you cut off the stalk and flowers and all and use that in your pesto?
I have never tried growing garlic, but you all make it sound not too hard, so maybe I will try it. Does it do well in a large pot?
Thanks in advance for any tips!

chefsummer said...

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@xxxxx oh I saw the previews for that... Harassed? No one mentioned that! He cheated! Lol

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@xxxx I meant harnessed lol
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LOL Kate talks about someone cheating when she probably cheated in the LV marathon.

Also a would who all most has a break down cause her kids jumped off the sky tower.

And she couldn't out done by her kids get over yourself Kate.

Once a Viewer said...

OT Re: Kate running alone:

It's not safe! I was just walking my dog along trails in a secluded wooded area with no people about.No phone with me- dumb. I saw a dark car parked in the trees so it was barley visible. Then a man popped out and looked at me from a little distance...then he saw my dog and stood back behind his car, did not get in it. Was he waiting for some child or woman alone? Maybe, maybe not. My mind quickly went through my advice to my kids when younger if approached by a potential kidnapper, to make noise,leave as many possessions, strand of hair, saliva, foot print, hand-print in the area. I doubt this man was after me in particular, but it could be a dangerous situation. I mentioned this man to a police officer who lives in my area and he said he'd check it out. phew!

If Steve does not accompany Kate on her walks, she better find a running buddy soon!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I've gotten the feeling for a long time Kate tells the kids that anyone accomplished who did something just through their own hard work must have somehow cheated their way to the top. She alluded to that on DWTS though I can't remember exactly what she said now. It's in a recap somewhere.

I also remember Hannah accusing Collin of "cheating" in the Easter egg hunt. No Hannah, he did not cheat. He busted ass and worked hard and that's why he had so many more eggs than you. Then Kate took his eggs and redistributed them. Whhha!

Kate hates simple hard work to get to the top. It flies in the face of her whole scheme.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Just a mom and grandma, I do the same thing! Stocking stuffers, various holiday bags, little surprises, they're all from the dollar store. And the boys love them!

When they're with us, we take them to the dollar store and they each get to pick out 2 0r 3 items. Then the cashier will give them their own little bag with their treasures and the boys just think this is the greatest!

Many of the outdoor toys we have for them are all dollar store finds. Butterfly nets, bug catchers, bats and various balls, pool toys, etc. Their favs are the foam airplane gliders and the bubble wands.

So much joy yet so inexpensive. Get it, Kate?

just a mom and grandma said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 141

It is great, I love taking them to the dollar store, giving them each a couple dollars and telling them they can buy whatever they want (everything is a dollar). What a wonderful way to spend an hour or 2. Shopping takes awhile when they have those big decisions to make lol. They feel so grown up and independent. My teenage grandkids still want to come when I take the littler ones.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Today we are making a "gardening" trip to friends of ours that live about an hour and a half away. They have a small farm and they raise chickens. Hubby uses the chicken poop as fertilizer in our garden. He started doing this about 4 years ago and it really does make a difference. The veggie plants produce so much and our gardens grow much better with this fertilizer.

We're having a cookout with our friends while we're there and it will be a nice, relaxing day. The only downside will be driving home with the plastic buckets of chicken poop in the van!

chefsummer said...

I wonder if Steve is spending Father's day with his kids.

readerlady said...

I keep forgetting -- someone asked upthread, or on the other thread, about spellcheck on Windows 7. I couldn't find the spellcheck on mine, either, so I downloaded the (free)Google task bar. It has spellcheck and several other helpful functions on it, doesn't take up much bandwidth, and is, did I mention FREE! It's easy to install and easy to uninstall if you decide you don't like it. Just google Google task bar.

chefsummer said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8
Gotta go get rdy 4my wkend w/ my marathon friends!We ran the Las Vegas marathon together in Dec&are spending some girl X tog this wkend!YAY!
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Guess I answered my own question.

JudyK said...

Once a Viewer said... 139
OT Re: Kate running alone:

It's not safe! I was just walking my dog along trails in a secluded wooded area with no people about.No phone with me- dumb. I saw a dark car parked in the trees so it was barley visible. Then a man popped out and looked at me from a little distance...then he saw my dog and stood back behind his car, did not get in it. Was he waiting for some child or woman alone? Maybe, maybe not. My mind quickly went through my advice to my kids when younger if approached by a potential kidnapper, to make noise,leave as many possessions, strand of hair, saliva, foot print, hand-print in the area. I doubt this man was after me in particular, but it could be a dangerous situation. I mentioned this man to a police officer who lives in my area and he said he'd check it out. phew!

If Steve does not accompany Kate on her walks, she better find a running buddy soon!
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Except for your dog, I think you might have been in a world of trouble. This is a dangerous world.

Haven't told anyone about this yet, but at 7:00 a.m. a couple of weeks ago (on a Sunday morning), I was headed east to McDonald's for a cup of coffee through the drive-in before heading in the exact opposite direction about 20 miles away to go to Lowe's. On my way to McDonald's, I noticed a white truck with two men in the lane next to me and they were keeping pace w/ me and staring. I slowed way down so they could get ahead and noticed they had an out-of-state tag--Electrical Contractors was written on the side of their white truck. When I suddenly turned into McDonald's, they whipped into a grocery store parking lot across the street. Got my coffee, forgot about the men, and turned back west to head to Lowe's, taking a rural road as a shortcut. Just as I got to the highway to cross over to Lowe's, I looked in my rear-view mirror and saw the same two guys who had followed me for 20 miles. Again, I slowed, letting them know I had spotted them, they pulled up beside me, waved to me, turned right and headed down the highway.

We all have to keep our wits about us and be careful. And, as you said, if there was ever a real need for a bodyguard for Kate, it's while she's running on lonely roads, which throws that excuse for a bodyguard out the window.

PatK said...

Kate's had to announce no less than three times that her LV running partners are coming to visit her this weekend. She's so high on this (and that the kids are out of her hair) that she's tweeting up a storm this morning.

Call Me Crazy said...

I've gotten the feeling for a long time Kate tells the kids that anyone accomplished who did something just through their own hard work must have somehow cheated their way to the top.
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I'm guessing that Kate and people of her ilk believe this because it is how they, themselves, operate.

Kate is a twit said...

So a fan calls her out on her saying "he cheated", and Kate backpedals and says she was "just kidding".


Sandie‏@SandieBellz
@Kateplusmy8 Why would you say he cheated? Do you know the history of the Wallendas?

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
@SandieBellz lol no. I was just kidding. I do know some family members died walking...

So when someone says something against Kate, they're "bullying", but when she puts down someone else she's "just kidding".

mamamia(122)-make sure you add that to your "Kate rules".

Once a Viewer said...

Judy K:

Wow,that sounds scary too. Glad you're ok too.I agree I was lucky to have my dog along- I need to remember to take my phone & walk her in more populated areas..

Kate is not doing her kids any favors by going running alone in the country if that's true. She also should not broadcast their activities & schedule. It IS a dangerous world.

Kate is a Witch said...

Pity Party, the black bags you see next to the newly planted trees are most likely irrigation bags.

I'm taking a small break this year from the normally very ambitious gardening I do because we're doing a lot of traveling this year. But I do still have lots of herbs, tomatoes, and peppers.

I seriously doubt Kate really cried even once during Hunger Games, let alone 90 times. Why? That would require feeling something for someone else--a character on a screen in this case. When has anyone seen her feel such intense feelings for anyone other than herself? ::crickets::

As a narcissist, she can see when emotions are expected in a movie and when ere are sad parts. She can see when normal human beings would get some tears jerked, but none were jerked out of her. Even when trying to drum up sympathy for HERSELF on some interviews, she had to poke her own damn dry eyes with the corner of a tissue to get any moisture.

She probably really did make the girls hold her hand, drama queen and spotlight hogger that she is. But cry? Nope.

Also, I love that this thread probably pisses her the hell off. Gardening? What about herrrrrrrrrrr????? LOL.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate really seems to have no sense of what's funny to joke or kid about, and what is just insulting and makes you sound bitter. And yes I agree someone like her who cuts corners all the way to the top doesn't understand how you get to the top with your own hard work, and if you do manage to do it that way, she is jealous and wants to cut you down. Even her own children, Collin who made it to the "top" by busting butt and gathering all the eggs, what does she do? Empties out his basket and redistributes them! Way to teach a child if you work hard, your efforts are just going to get sabotaged.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8

@JeanneKaye my marathon girls are coming to visit!!!! :) yay!
Kate Gosselin ‏@Kateplusmy8

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"MY" marathon girls? Brother, everything and everyone has to "belong" to Kate.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

As a narcissist, she can see when emotions are expected in a movie and when ere are sad parts. She can see when normal human beings would get some tears jerked, but none were jerked out of her. Even when trying to drum up sympathy for HERSELF on some interviews, she had to poke her own damn dry eyes with the corner of a tissue to get any moisture.

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Yes! Exactly. I find this fascinating with narcissists. They seem to understand, well, normal people might cry in this movie. Though they are incapable of producing the real sincere emotion themselves. But in an effort to seem normal, they well up some tears anyway. But because they are so incapable of really understanding why someone would cry n a movie like that, even though they get that things are happening that are prompting tears from others, then when they do describe how they cried, it's just not quite "right" or normal. I.e. I cried 90 times......no, it wasn't that people should cry 90 times, it's that people cried two or three times at the two or three saddest parts.

It's the same with affection from children. In an effort to seem like they have a loving normal, non-narcissistic relationship with children they might describe a child comforting them, holding their hand, etc. When really, they are off again about a normal parent-child relationship and it just makes the child sound parentified and the whole relationship terribly dysfunctional.

I love the psychological study of all this mess. It really is just yet another example of the narcissism and watching someone TRY to be normal, but they just aren't.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Marathon girls, is that anything like mower boys.

Kate is a twit said...

So Kate's first tweet this morning was about how Shoka let himself out and set off the alarm:

Kate Gosselin‏@Kateplusmy8
Well, thank you Shoka for letting yourself out.... And setting off the alarm in the process!

Doesn't she lock her doors? How did the dog unlock the door to let himself out? If the dog can get out, does that mean anyone can get it? Just like Kate to broadcast something like that.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate is a twit, not to mention, poor dog probably just had to go to the bathroom. Exactly what time did she tweet that and what time was last call the night before?

I'm sorry but just like having a child, having a dog means you never get to sleep in again. Either deal with it, or don't have dogs and children.

AuntieAnn said...

Kate is like a magpie. Every time she sees something shiney she has to swoop down and claim it. Mine, mine all mine. I'll bet she was a grabber when she was kid... "I saw it first" kind of thing.

franky said...

Thanks for garlic advice,think I'll try it in a pot this fall just to protect my garden from disease.

Asparagus is too complicated for me, since I live in an apt and not sure I'll be here for years, thanks again ladies.

asfor KK, of course being safe and tethered would be cheating, sheesh.
Hey Miss Kreider, why don't you show us how it's done without cheating? I would Pay too see that

AuntieAnn said...

Doesn't she lock her doors? How did the dog unlock the door to let himself out? If the dog can get out, does that mean anyone can get it?
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Doesn't make sense, does it? I think she made that little story up so her tweeties show concern for her well being. Attention whores do that.

Let's throw tomatoes said...

Her tweets remind me of three things:

1. Poor Jaime got dropped like a hot potatoe! Kate really used her when she needed her. Who use to pay for her airfare when she visited Kate from
Minnesota ??

2. She really is very lonely! She is very excited about those women visiting her! Almost child like!!

3. She carries conversations with men like they have known each other for years.
Very scarey especially when you have children and every one knows where they live!! She advertises when and where she runs and when she is out of town for days/ weeks!!

She wants to be known as Marathon Mom, I have a better one
Absentee Mom!

Kate is a twit said...

Admin-well, she admits she's "kidless" this weekend. Letting Shoka out is probably one of the kids'(most likely a boy) responsibility.

She tweeted that at 9:30am-her last tweet last night was at 11:48pm. Wouldn't be surprised if she forgot to let him out last night.

I'd be more concerned about the fact that the dog was able to open the door and that she advertised it. Alarm system or not-it's a safety factor.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

She tweeted that at 9:30am

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That's way too late to let a dog out. Geez.

But anyway sounds like made up blog fodder to me anyway. Do I believe in any case she takes good care of this dog? No.

Rhymes with Witch said...

I Love the out-of-doors, but suffer allergies to the max.

Lalaland - have you tried zyrtec? OTC and lasts 24 hours. I swear by it. (but it's not organic :) ).

Re: animal pests: one thing that has worked for me is chili pepper flakes. They kept the squirrels and the neighbor's cat out of my strawberries.

They also work in bird feeders. Birds can't taste them and they provide birds with vit A.

Pepper did not work for the skunk under our shed though. He dug right through them (apparently in a frenzy)..

I have found pepper flakes in bulk at Indian grocers and co-ops.

Gardening supply catalogues also sell pepper oil in spray bottles.

Marigolds around your plants will help with aphids, as will spray containing pyrethins (the same compound found in marigolds).

I have tried mothballs, but they stunk up the neighborhood!

AuntieAnn said...

OR... Steve left early to get home to his other wife and forgot to reset the alarm. Shoka can't talk so he gets the blame.

Solved.
Agatha Christie would be pleased.

SeeSaw said...

Poor Shoka. He's the least favorite boy. I don't know if she hates the dog but it sure seems like she ignores him. My poor fur baby would pee on the floor by 9:30. As a dachshund, he's too short to open the door by himself haha.

Rhymes with Witch said...

Do I believe in any case she takes good care of this dog? No.

Admin, I think its time to reiterate your statement (paraphrasing).

She should not have responsibility for taking care of anything with more needs than a cactus.

Kate is a twit said...

Didn't something like that happen once before? Shoka somehow opened the door, set off the alarm, and the cops showed up. She tweeted how it upset their whole morning schedule or something like that.

If she actually made it up-then she's stupider than I thought. Way to show how easy it is to get in or out or you house, Kate-even the dog can do it.

Kate is a twit said...

Yes, it's a perfect set up for her next blog posting on her website. "Shoka" hasn't had a post since early April.

SaveThe8FromEvilKate said...

Thought this might be interesting to all of the gardeners http://www.infowars.com/s-510-the-food-safety-modernization-act-of-2010-the-most-dangerous-bill-in-the-history-of-the-us/

This bill was introduced by Sentator Richard Durbin, a democratic from Illinois and was passed by the Senate on Nov. 30, 2010 but was never passed by the House. It's considered "dead" right now but could be brought up for vote again. I have seen this pop up on a few sites recently so it just makes me wonder if there is some new chatter about this going on in our gov.

Essentially this bill would take away the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature could make and you would not be able to have your own garden.

I will refrain from giving my political opinion on this, as hard is it is!

Kate is still an idiot and THAT will never change.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Don't these marathon moms have their own families and Father's Day weekend plans or are they divorced too?

Katie Cry-duh said...

The Hunger Gamed was not a movie that most people would cry in at all IMO. There were a few sad moments but they are not wrenching because the protagonist is so stoic and refuses to crumble. So why would the audience cry and fall to pieces? If Kate cried throughout this movie, I feel so sorry for those twins. She is the perpetual buzzkill

Sheeple Herder said...

That vile woman has no shame!! She's now grifting Garmin! I try not to spend too much energy on her, but man, she's irritating the sh#$$ out of me right now! ARgg!!!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Usually she doesn't tweet this much when the kids are gone. I thought she was with her friends. What's wrong they aren't fulfilling the narcissistic supply?

Also there's jumping in yoga? Not in my class.

franky said...

Savethe8

Seriously?

Our city is pushong growing small gardens...bless Canada lol

OrangeCrush said...

Judging from manic twatting this am, our Kate has now become Personal Trainer Barbie - PX90! Yoga,! Jumping! Running! I'm tired just reading, nah, not really.

Maybe she and her marathon besties can jump, twirl and dance together before uncorking a couple boxes of wine. Too much fun.

Carezee said...

Kate drives me crazy! I am from the Buffalo area and got to experience Nik Wallenda first hand. Yes he had a harness that he didn't want. Did he ever have to use it? NO! It was more of a nuisance than help. He had to worry about that every time he passed a pendulum. That was a once in a life time experience and he did it without a slip. For Kate to say he cheated even in jest boils my blood. Apparently no one but Kate can do something they dreamed of doing all their lives. And guess what Kate? He did it in front of billions of people worldwide without CHEATING! There I feel better. Thank you guys for letting me vent.

mostly lurking (aka Exterior Designer Extraordinaire) said...

Joy in Va, garlic is not hard to grow at all. It's one of my favorites to grow. I get the hard-neck varieties because they are the one that produce scapes. They would do great in a large pot. Just keep it well watered and use potting soil or container soil so it drains properly. I have a garlic grow bag (but I use it for onions). To answer you question I cut the stalk as far down as I can on the plant. I usually cut out the flower bud (the bulbous portion) and chop up the scape in about inch pieces until it gets to the tough part, sort of like asparagus. Then I plop it in the food processor and whirl away. I use this "paste" like I would minced garlic or I add pesto ingredients (oil, pine nuts etc) and use it that way. I found a few other recipes I'm going to try to, one for dip one for hummus and one for soup. I love scapes I wait for them every year to have sauteed with my spinach.
You might have to go with a soft-neck variety because of your zone, I'm not sure.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Personally I'm glad we've evolved as a society where it's just as impressive to do a walk like this with a harness than without. That is for everyone but Kate.

What does she want the man to fall to his death if something happens or else it's cheating? There are some sick people out there.

Kate is Krazy said...

why does Shoka get 'served' breakfast and the kids are 'fed?'

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

franky said... 174
Savethe8

Seriously?

Our city is pushong growing small gardens...bless Canada lol
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No, not seriously. As a conservative but not of the far, far right variety, I can say Alex Jones and Infowars is hysteria-type "journalism."

Carezee said...

Exactly Admin. I wish Kate would do it without a harness. It was so nerve wracking watching that man walk that wire. With all the people there watching you could here a pin drop. It was just amazing. I love how Kate only seen the previews. Oh and when asked if she knows the history of the Wallenda's she says I know some family members died walking. She really can't be bothered to research their accomplishments. As I said before no one but Kate gets to have dreams come true or accomplish anything in life.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

The gardening and recipe thread are now in the side bar under popular posts.

What's ironic is Kate has one of the most jealous personalities I've ever seen. She cannot help herself. She has a snide comment for anyone accomplished. When called on it she'll back peddle and pretend she was kidding. Her first instinct when she sees someone talented, working hard, and accomplishing something great is not like all of us when we heard this today: Oh wow how awesome good for him. No, her first reaction is to cut him down. It's a very bitter, sad way to live life.

If she is happy for someone it's just because she's being a leach, like with Taylor Swift. She thinks they're BFF because they're from the same area. That's why she supports her because she's just playing latching on.

Ex Nurse said...

Re Shoka letting himself out:

We have an invisible fence--I think I remember that Kate has that too. Our doggie door can be set so that it only open if the dog is wearing an electronic collar set to the same code. That may explain how Shoka got out.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Kate's tweet:

@TrippenIn such humans I tell u.I want 2bShoka.Fed cleaned loved babied. No work/stress.Asked him 2 carry groc bag in mouth?Nah, 2 hard, lol 40 minutes ago

************************************************

It appears that Kate has it "in" for Shoka today.

I guess Shoka doesn't know how to help her...

Kate IS capable of bending over- she
claims to love Yoga. So why can't she
carry her own grocery bags?

She just needs SOMEBODY to boss around.

NT said...

Those garmin watches she is asking about cost close to$200.00. Hey kate,why not go to ebay and buy a used one. Remember,you're trying to save money on all sports equipment. That should go for you too. Or are you only thrifty,or cheap, when it comes to the kids.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Tweet, yeah that bill is not serious at all. Any fringe politician can try to get a bill through but whether they will get more than two votes is what matters. Frankly I don't know why that bill got any coverage. It would be added to everyone's "crazy" pile and forgotten about. Let's talk about bills that actually might pass.

Kate is Krazy said...

'In December 2008, TLC aired a one-hour documentary about Tino and the Wallenda family produced by Jen Stocks for Figure 8 Films.'

Interesting coincidence!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh wow now I remember seeing that on Jen's resume. Forgot that.

Wonder if this is some underlying bitterness toward Jen who Kate clearly does not keep in touch with no matter how much she claims to love her crew.

AuntieAnn said...

such humans I tell u.I want 2bShoka.Fed cleaned loved babied. No work/stress.Asked him 2 carry groc bag in mouth?Nah, 2 hard, lol
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Uh Kate. You ARE fed, cleaned and babied by everyone. KNOCK IT OFF.

And it's too bad Shoka couldn't visit Jon on the weekends with the kids. He's part of the family and if anyone deserves time out from Kate, he does.

NJGal51 said...

If Shoka were as loved and babied as Kate claims he is he would be able to walk into her room when she's slept late and let her know that he's got to go out. I don't care what time my bully goes out for "final pee" sometimes he just has to go out at 3 a.m. it's the nature of the beast. I'm not sure that I even believe that Shoka sleeps in the house or gets very much house time at all. If he is allowed to sleep in the basement kate would need to keep the throne room (I mean bedroom) door open so that Kate can hear him if he's barking to go out. If all else fails put in a doggy door and I really don't believe that your doors are that easy to open I think she's just getting ready to do another Shoka diary.

Running, jumping, spinning, yoga. What's next? Is she going to become a Whirling Dervish?

AuntieAnn said...

Running, jumping, spinning, yoga. What's next? Is she going to become a Whirling Dervish?
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lol NJGal! I don't know if she could pull it off it's too much like dancing and besides she's already too dizzy.

Call Me Crazy said...

Also there's jumping in yoga? Not in my class.
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I think the great fitness queen was talking about all the jumping in the plyometric (or pylometric in Kate-spell) workout in P90X. P90X includes plyometrics, yoga, cardio, weight-training, core work and Kenpo karate in its program.

It sickens me to think I have something in common with Her Royal Nastiness, but I have also done my fair share of grumbling and cursing at Tony Horton during workouts. However, I highly doubt that Kate spent 2 hours doing plyometrics, as she claimed in her tweet. The plyo workout lasts 58:36, and that includes the warmup and cool down. The Yoga X workout is the longest in the program and that lasts about 92 minutes.

wayward said...

Once a Viewer said... 139
OT Re: Kate running alone:

It's not safe! I was just walking my dog along trails in a secluded wooded area with no people about.No phone with me- dumb. I saw a dark car parked in the trees so it was barley visible. Then a man popped out and looked at me from a little distance...then he saw my dog and stood back behind his car, did not get in it. Was he waiting for some child or woman alone? Maybe, maybe not. My mind quickly went through my advice to my kids when younger if approached by a potential kidnapper, to make noise,leave as many possessions, strand of hair, saliva, foot print, hand-print in the area. I doubt this man was after me in particular, but it could be a dangerous situation. I mentioned this man to a police officer who lives in my area and he said he'd check it out. phew!

If Steve does not accompany Kate on her walks, she better find a running buddy soon!
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
As someone pointed out a few weeks ago, shows like "I Survived" or "Live to Tell" often feature stories from women who were abducted while out running or hiking alone. And those are from the women who lived. If you read or watch the news, there are even more stories of the women who were killed. Chandra Levy comes to mind, if indeed her murder was just a random act of violence. And while Kate might think she's safe there in Amish country, she's not. My corner of PA is about as podunk and as Mayberry-esque as it gets. Yet a terrible, awful thing happened to two young people about 10 years ago, while they were out for a walk just 1 1/2 miles from my home. A few years ago, their story was featured on an ID Channel show. They lived, but only after someone found them barely alive.

Running alone, making herself a moving target, while taking a body guard to a highbrow Red Cross gala, charity functions or other large gatherings of people, makes no sense. To me, it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt he is there to guard the public from her. IMO, TLC initially hired him as a babysitter to protect the brand from her outbursts and snapping at people. Instead of learning the skills needed to interact with people in a socially acceptable manner, she hides behind him as a crutch and to feed her need for importance and superiority.

Katie Cry-duh said...

How does one bend over with a stick up one's ass?

TLC stinks said...

Poor Shoka. Alone with the momster.

I don't get why those two women that ran with her in LA would want to continue a relationship, particularly after Kate tweets about them. And we know who they are and where they work. They are not friends, just acquaintances. Perhaps they have been bitten by the celebrity bug. Seems like fake gal pal Jamie has seen the light.

I wonder if she makes them sign a nondisclosure?!

TLC stinks said...

Why the hell does she tweet to Garmin? I cannot believe she expects every tweet to turn out a free grift!!!!! For the live of God, Garmin, don't fall for it!

Meagler said...

Kate is a Queen Bee, and all her fans are wanna bees. Some of them play some different roles like the banker( CJ); the smoother (Milo) ... and if you are familiar with all of the girl land characters, I think we would be able to identify the roles most of them play.

A classic is making a harsh comment, which you really do mean (he cheated), but when confronted about the comment, a Queen bee will often state, " I was kidding, gosh dont you know a joke when you hear it?" Queen bees are often loved by their teachers, because they know how to suck up, and do what they need to do to be liked by those in positions of power. Teachers are often surprised to learn the " Queen bee" is a bully! Once they get pulled into discuss the conflict, they often will cry more then the victim and are very good at turning the tables. When teachers/parents are not aware of the tactics it is so easy to keep victimizing the victim, and rewarding the female bully.

There is a book out there called Queen bees and Wannabees, but I do not remember the title. I took a class in regards to this thru my kids school. The Movie Mean Girls is a great story about Queen bees/Wannabees.

Her comment about the man who crossed Niagara Falls last night, was jealousy, IMO.

And as I said in a different post: anyone who gets so excited about having a friend/playdate whether its her kids or her....is very,very lonely...

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