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RE: Chemical shelf life now and runner plants andweather

Wow Donna that's great! Kitty - hope yours went well also! Had some
friends come over to see the roses and the gardens today. They loved it!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 27 Apr 2003 16:49:54 -0400

>your sale sounds like a great success, donna.
>At 01:47 PM 4/27/03 -0500, you wrote:
>>Well Jim, gotta give her a break-- Us Northerns just got started
>>gardening and we all have been in the sun too long- backs hurting, hands
>>bleeding :)
>>How did the sale go Kitty? Our's was overwhelming this year. Local Times
>>paper gave us Garden section front page story along with add on
>>columns... boy did we have a crowd! It was one of those days when just
>>as you got back from running to the greenhouse to get this kind... now
>>you are out of that kind :(... (the greenhouse is 15 miles away from the
>>sale area for those wondering)
>>I spend the last few hours digging out runner type plants here at home.
>>How deep do you all think I would have to place a barrier to keep them
>>from expanding into where I do not want them to be? Seems this year
>>everyone wants to wander:( they all seem to be within 3 to 4 inch of the
>>soil line, but wondering if they would go deeper than 6 inch if
>>something was blocking it. I am referring to what is called here as
>>local tansy and gooseneck. I have never figured out what tansy it is...
>>if the leaf is right, then the flower is wrong :( ... and my mind went
>>blank when I went to type what gooseneck it is...
>>Also noticed how dry the soil is... really dry here. Rich & Ceres - rain
>>on the way soon? I don't ever remember having to water in the spring
>>here... I am usually worried about something drowning.
>>Break times over :)
>> > Behalf Of Island Jim
>> > don't know the answers to your questions, but if the stuff doesn't
>>work, i
>> > think i'd throw it away.
>> >
>> > At 09:54 AM 4/27/03 -0500, you wrote:
>> > >I understand that most garden chemicals have a shelf life and if not
>> > >specifically stated, you should replace them after about  3 years.
>> > >what about Insecticidal Soap?  Do its properties diminish after
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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