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Thu, Jul 30 5:20am · Let's Talk about Gardens in COVID-19

We all need some beauty In our lives. Nasturtiums have great value.

Wed, Jul 29 9:05am · Let's Talk about Gardens in COVID-19

Sue. Thanks for the kind thoughts.
Digging in the dirt has been very good for my health. Planting a big garden and hoeing a couple of hours a day brought me back to health both physically and mentally. Lots of time outside in the sun after several months of home care of my dear wife with the help of Hospice Of The Valley.
I’ve lost 15 pounds and regained a lot of strength. I told my children that I’ve been on the grow your on food diet.
My grandchildren also like to eat cherry tomatoes off the vine. I always keep a couple of those growing for them.
Bud

Wed, Jul 29 8:49am · Let's Talk about Gardens in COVID-19

Thanks. At this time we are isolated and it is nice to connect with people.

Wed, Jul 29 8:42am · Let's Talk about Gardens in COVID-19

Sorry Ginger. I’ve been without WiFi for four months and I lost the pictures that I took this summer and they didn’t get backed up to the cloud. There are no close neighbors here and the ones around are distancing just like I am because of the Covid pandemic.

As I said earlier I intend to go home to Arizona soon and put in a winter garden. Lots of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, onions,garlic, lettuce and several varieties of greens. The valley of the sun is a great place for a winter garden.

Wed, Jul 29 8:18am · Let's Talk about Gardens in COVID-19

Actually Jim the garden I spoke of was in south Louisiana on the gulf coast. I hope to go home to Arizona soon and I’ll have a garden there all winter.
I’ve spent some time in the pacific NW and I know how nice it is but I prefer Arizona. Four months of heat and eight months of pleasant weather. That and the fact that my children and grandchildren are there.

Tue, Jul 28 9:58am · Let's Talk about Gardens in COVID-19

Thanks for the kind words.

Tue, Jul 28 9:30am · Let's Talk about Gardens in COVID-19

Hello everyone. I’m new here and have read through a lot of the posts here. Looks like a good place to be.
I live in Phoenix and on March 14 I left there to visit my relatives in South Louisiana pulling a small RV. By the time I arrived here the world had been shut down by the COVID virus and I have spent the spring and summer on the banks of the Mermentau River.
My brother and sister have a large piece of property here and he tilled up a 25X60 ft. garden and turned it over to me. I have spent the time growing vegetables and canning the excess. Tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, okra, peppers, eggplant, cantaloupe, watermelon and squash.At this point the garden is mostly finished but for the okra which is now so y’all that I have to bend it over to pick the pods.
With some peaches and some purple hulled peas I have spent the last four months canning about 30 cases of pint and quart jars of fruits and vegetables.

The garden has kept me sane through all this. My spouse of 52 years passed away on February 15 after a 10 year fight with COPD and my thoughts have been diverted by the garden and the memories of my childhood working in my grandfather’s garden. I hope to return to Phoenix in order to put in my winter garden there.
Bud

Mon, Jul 13 7:46pm · Journaling - The Write Stuff For You? in Just Want to Talk

My wife passed after a long struggle with COPD. After a bout of pneumonia in late December she was released to home hospice care with the help of Hospice Of The Valley I was able to keep her comfortable and pain free. She passed on February 15th at home peacefully and in the presence of myself and her three daughters.
I’m in SW Louisiana on the Mermentau River. Very rural isolated community in the marsh. Suits me right now