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Re: headcount - list census


That's really nice. I saw a similar thing in a British video I got from
T&M. You can order 'slips' of ornamentals by mailorder. I'd love it if
someone came up with that on this side of the pond. I just didn't know
they had a special name for them.


--
Kitty 
neIN, Zone5

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> At some of the local hardware stores, you can purchase onion, cabbage 
> family, and beet "slips" or seedlings. I like them because I don't have a 
> good place to raise seedlings and if I plant seeds, we can have a hard 
> frost that might kill them. 
> 
> 
> > [Original Message] 
> > From: 
> > To: 
> > Date: 2/14/2005 2:48:11 PM 
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] headcount - list census 
> > 
> > Bonnie, what are slips? 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Kitty 
> > neIN, Zone5 
> > 
> > -------------- Original message -------------- 
> > 
> > > Hi, I started serious gardening when I decided I wanted floral 
> > > arrangements throughout the year. I took a 10 session course on 
> planting 
> > > with natives while still working and began to add interesting natives. 
> > > After retirement, I was able to take the Master Gardeners course in 
> > > 2003. 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I think the confusion about what MG means in TN is due to the fact that 
> > > it has not been organized state-wide until just recently. The payback 
> to 
> > > the Extension Agents wasn't emphasized because they were more focused 
> on 
> > > the numbers educated rather than what the education produced. Also, 
> most 
> > > agents concentrated on farming. We now have a state-wide coordinator 
> and 
> > > emphasis is more on consistency and helping the agents. 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I volunteer at the Trial Gardens at UT. Although my main interest is 
> natives 
> > > and herbs, I also enjoy well-behaved immigrants. 
> > > 
> > > It is interesting to have representatives from throughout the state. 
> The eco 
> > > systems in each area can be vastly different. 
> > > 
> > > The weather seems to be changing throughout all our regions. I have 
> > > daffodils blooming and a little candy tuft here and there...AND, my 
> > > winter broccoli bolted!!! I need to get my spring garden started and 
> > > usually use slips but none of the local spots have their supplies yet. 
> > > I'm afraid before they do my garden plants will be timed to bolt again 
> > > instead of produce. 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Bonnie ETN Zone 7 
> > > 
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