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May 22, 2013, 7:37 AM
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I tried out your carrot in smootie beta this morning. I'm not convinced.

What is there to be convinced? Either you like it or you don't, and erie guardless, you get the nutrition of a carrot in your smoothie. I've been way into kale and carrots added lately. Though not in margies, of course.

Mostly it was a texture thing. Felt like I should chew my smootie. Not sure if there's a better way to get it more pureed or not (with my crappy blender).

Not sure if it added much flavour or not. The protien poweder I add is way too sweet so I've been adding lemon juice, but I had to add more lemon juice than usual in today's smoothie.

I was told that while spinach is flavourless in smoothies, kale, not so much. I need the iron from the spinach anyway.

Ah, I've never notice the texture thing, but I also add a lot of ice to my smoothies to make them thicker anyway.

I notice both kale and spinach flavo(u)rs in smoothies, and don't mind either.

Vanilla is also a nice little touch for smoothies.


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granite_grrl wrote:
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Camhed!!!!

I tried out your carrot in smootie beta this morning. I'm not convinced.

What is there to be convinced? Either you like it or you don't, and erie guardless, you get the nutrition of a carrot in your smoothie. I've been way into kale and carrots added lately. Though not in margies, of course.

Mostly it was a texture thing. Felt like I should chew my smootie. Not sure if there's a better way to get it more pureed or not (with my crappy blender).

Not sure if it added much flavour or not. The protien poweder I add is way too sweet so I've been adding lemon juice, but I had to add more lemon juice than usual in today's smoothie.

I was told that while spinach is flavourless in smoothies, kale, not so much. I need the iron from the spinach anyway.

THe green smoothie is great. We do kale and spinach. We often put in frozen berries or something to sweeten it a bit. Carrots are no match for the vitamix.


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granite_grrl wrote:
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Camhed!!!!

I tried out your carrot in smootie beta this morning. I'm not convinced.

What is there to be convinced? Either you like it or you don't, and erie guardless, you get the nutrition of a carrot in your smoothie. I've been way into kale and carrots added lately. Though not in margies, of course.

Mostly it was a texture thing. Felt like I should chew my smootie. Not sure if there's a better way to get it more pureed or not (with my crappy blender).

Not sure if it added much flavour or not. The protien poweder I add is way too sweet so I've been adding lemon juice, but I had to add more lemon juice than usual in today's smoothie.

I was told that while spinach is flavourless in smoothies, kale, not so much. I need the iron from the spinach anyway.
i greatly enjoy juicing carrots with beets and apples, but a smoothie with carrots is weird... Though maybe ill try just tossing one in with my regular fruit and yogurt smoothie.


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Speaking of booze talk with which we should all be able to agree, y'all should sign this petition. It appears that Magic Hat (Mo! Vermont Represent!) is trying to bully a local Lex brewery into changing their logo. Lamesauce.

http://www.westsixth.com/...-verified=0791d06fd8


I signed it.

Boy is this frozen Magic Hatarita delicious.


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granite_grrl wrote:
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Camhed!!!!

I tried out your carrot in smootie beta this morning. I'm not convinced.

What is there to be convinced? Either you like it or you don't, and erie guardless, you get the nutrition of a carrot in your smoothie. I've been way into kale and carrots added lately. Though not in margies, of course.

Mostly it was a texture thing. Felt like I should chew my smootie. Not sure if there's a better way to get it more pureed or not (with my crappy blender).

Not sure if it added much flavour or not. The protien poweder I add is way too sweet so I've been adding lemon juice, but I had to add more lemon juice than usual in today's smoothie.

I was told that while spinach is flavourless in smoothies, kale, not so much. I need the iron from the spinach anyway.


it really depends on the blender. I put carrots and kale into my smoothies all the time, and it doesn't feel like chewing it.


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Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?


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Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?


Just plant mint and let the rednek neighbor of the plant family do the rest.


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Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?


Just plant mint and let the rednek neighbor of the plant family do the rest.

LOL, not between trees, but I am really tempted to plant mint along the side of the house, where my neighbor thinks that a combination of ground elder, creeping charlie, and bindweed makes for a good look. Do you think Mint would compete with these bastards under conditions of 100% shade? I am tempted to try!


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lena_chita wrote:
granite_grrl wrote:
camhead wrote:
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Camhed!!!!

I tried out your carrot in smootie beta this morning. I'm not convinced.

What is there to be convinced? Either you like it or you don't, and erie guardless, you get the nutrition of a carrot in your smoothie. I've been way into kale and carrots added lately. Though not in margies, of course.

Mostly it was a texture thing. Felt like I should chew my smootie. Not sure if there's a better way to get it more pureed or not (with my crappy blender).

Not sure if it added much flavour or not. The protien poweder I add is way too sweet so I've been adding lemon juice, but I had to add more lemon juice than usual in today's smoothie.

I was told that while spinach is flavourless in smoothies, kale, not so much. I need the iron from the spinach anyway.


it really depends on the blender. I put carrots and kale into my smoothies all the time, and it doesn't feel like chewing it.
I tried putting the carrot in my smootie for today again. I put it in as one of the first things this time though so hopefully it's a little more pureed.

I try to hold off from eating for a few hours in the morning now, so I'll find how the smoothie is in about an hour.


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Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?

I have a lot of Perwinkle which would fit the bill I think:


I'm not sure how much walking you plan on doing, but it certainly tolerates light walking. Only problem is that it isn't a tight ground cover and other plants grown through it fairly easily. Great if you want bulbs and hostas to come up through, bad in the spring pulling out seedlings from the maple keys.

I also have it in almost full sun and esentially full shade, it's pretty hardy and fairly easy to pull out if it starts wandering where it shouldn't. It also has pretty little purple flowers. Oh, and I never water any of it.


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lena_chita wrote:
dr_feelgood wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?


Just plant mint and let the rednek neighbor of the plant family do the rest.

LOL, not between trees, but I am really tempted to plant mint along the side of the house, where my neighbor thinks that a combination of ground elder, creeping charlie, and bindweed makes for a good look. Do you think Mint would compete with these bastards under conditions of 100% shade? I am tempted to try!

I just put down a paver path between the houses. I have no idea how to get rid of bindweed, but I doubt mint will make a dent in it. It had a fairly deep and sprawling root system from what I understand.


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lena_chita wrote:
Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?

You should minimize the lawn, and just put in different rock terraces, native plants. Xeriscaping! Lawns are lame.


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dr_feelgood wrote:
lena_chita wrote:
Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?


Just plant mint and let the rednek neighbor of the plant family do the rest.


That too.

Our mint has been sitting outside on the couch and blasting Limp Biskit lately.


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Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?
Sagina subulata (Irish Moss).

Simple very low maintenance and looks awesome. Throw a light border around the trees and put the moss in. It flowers, it stays low (no mowing) and is durable enough for occasional foot traffic.


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lena_chita wrote:
Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?
Sagina subulata (Irish Moss).

Simple very low maintenance and looks awesome. Throw a light border around the trees and put the moss in. It flowers, it stays low (no mowing) and is durable enough for occasional foot traffic.



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I have no idea how to get rid of bindweed, but I doubt mint will make a dent in it. It had a fairly deep and sprawling root system from what I understand.

This is kerrect. Nothing will get rid of bindweed, save for every time you see a bindweed sprout, dig down, and follow the roots as far in every direction as you can (note, this will impact everything growing within a five foot radius of the sprout - you will probably have to dig down a foot or more). Repeat for five years. I actually did this once.

I understand there is another option - the nuclear option: Tear everything out, put down thick black plastic, add new topsoil over the plastic. Supposedly after five to eight years, the bindweed will be dead. But I wouldn't count on it!

Aside from that, all you can do is manage it. If you rip out every sprout that pops up, you'll starve the roots enough to keep them from spreading very much.

GO


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lena_chita wrote:
Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?
Sagina subulata (Irish Moss).

Simple very low maintenance and looks awesome. Throw a light border around the trees and put the moss in. It flowers, it stays low (no mowing) and is durable enough for occasional foot traffic.

Mark it a zero!


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Shit. Notfunny confirmed! Check the second weakness.




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Shit. Notfunny confirmed! Check the second weakness.


not funny, not surprising.


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I have no idea how to get rid of bindweed, but I doubt mint will make a dent in it. It had a fairly deep and sprawling root system from what I understand.

This is kerrect. Nothing will get rid of bindweed, save for every time you see a bindweed sprout, dig down, and follow the roots as far in every direction as you can (note, this will impact everything growing within a five foot radius of the sprout - you will probably have to dig down a foot or more). Repeat for five years. I actually did this once.

I understand there is another option - the nuclear option: Tear everything out, put down thick black plastic, add new topsoil over the plastic. Supposedly after five to eight years, the bindweed will be dead. But I wouldn't count on it!

Aside from that, all you can do is manage it. If you rip out every sprout that pops up, you'll starve the roots enough to keep them from spreading very much.

GO

I did that with the Gout/Bishop's weed when we boght our house over 7 years ago. I still find the random peice of it now and then. Haven't managed to kill the roses either.


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lena_chita wrote:
Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?

You should minimize the lawn, and just put in different rock terraces, native plants. Xeriscaping! Lawns are lame.

Well, xeriscaping is not really necessary around here (says Lena who looks like a drowned rat after walking to grab lunch in what looked to be a sunny weather, but turned to downpour in 30 sec.).

But yeah, I don't want any more lawn, definitely not between trees.


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granite_grrl wrote:
I have no idea how to get rid of bindweed, but I doubt mint will make a dent in it. It had a fairly deep and sprawling root system from what I understand.

This is kerrect. Nothing will get rid of bindweed, save for every time you see a bindweed sprout, dig down, and follow the roots as far in every direction as you can (note, this will impact everything growing within a five foot radius of the sprout - you will probably have to dig down a foot or more). Repeat for five years. I actually did this once.

I understand there is another option - the nuclear option: Tear everything out, put down thick black plastic, add new topsoil over the plastic. Supposedly after five to eight years, the bindweed will be dead. But I wouldn't count on it!

Aside from that, all you can do is manage it. If you rip out every sprout that pops up, you'll starve the roots enough to keep them from spreading very much.

GO

I did that with the Gout/Bishop's weed when we boght our house over 7 years ago. I still find the random peice of it now and then. Haven't managed to kill the roses either.

I just found out that ground elder is the same thing as Bout/Bishops's weed.

And yeah, I have been doing that digging/picking roots out thing. And I broke down and got roundup for the worst areas.


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lena_chita wrote:
Garden tawk time?

My poor poor back! I hope my newly-planted fruit trees/bushes are worth it. Right now I just hope they don't die.

And wow, I didn't realize that the currant bushes (more like seedlings), smell like black currants. Really strongly, too. Made my mouth water.

Trying to decide what to plant between the trees. The "classic" look is grass with mulched brown rings around trees. But that is a big pain to mow. Mulch the whole thing and let it be? That's way too much mulch, bc they have to be spaced 5-10 feet apart, depending on which trees/bushes we are talking about. What could be a good ground cover that doesn't compete with the trees and looks good, tolerates walking, and doesn't require mowing? Could I plant some annuals/flowers between the trees for now, since they are really small, and leave mulched paths for walking?

I have a lot of Perwinkle which would fit the bill I think:
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I'm not sure how much walking you plan on doing, but it certainly tolerates light walking. Only problem is that it isn't a tight ground cover and other plants grown through it fairly easily. Great if you want bulbs and hostas to come up through, bad in the spring pulling out seedlings from the maple keys.

I also have it in almost full sun and esentially full shade, it's pretty hardy and fairly easy to pull out if it starts wandering where it shouldn't. It also has pretty little purple flowers. Oh, and I never water any of it.
i need to tear out a bunch of periwinkle and its a real bitch.


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May 23, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Shit. Notfunny confirmed! Check the second weakness.


Color me unsurprised.


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So I went to view an apartment this morning. I pull up, and it is this older (50s) woman. First thing she does is hand me a picture of Lafayette, and start spraying about how much she loves colonial williamsburg. We go by her truck, which is plastered with Romney stickers and anti-obama stickers, and into the garage which has Bush Cheney yard signs against the wall. She keeps talking about how she is trying to model the place after Williamsburg, and even ordered paints based off of the colonial recipes. My kookdetector is pegged at this point, and we went into the place which reeked of old lady and yankee candle. After repeatedly calling her tenants her kids and telling about how she's in the middle of evicting a family with children, while simultaneously complaining about how the rain has slowed her renovations, I finally managed to bail.

The old doc would have called her a fascist and bailed immediately. I must be getting soft.

The good news is that we found another place that is owned by climbers, has plenty of gardening space and a climbing wall. Probably going to move there.

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