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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Maidservant, May 11, 2009.

  1. Maidservant

    Maidservant Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK

    Better Boy Tomatoes

    Sweet Corn

    Muskmelons (commonly called cantelopes), Ambrosia Variety



    Sweet Peas

    Sweet Basil

    Yellow Tomatoes and Sweet Bell Peppers

    And finally, the newest addition to the critter family, a baby robin that hatched this morning! We had a bad thunder storm this morning, which blew down a nest out near the chicken pens, and I found a robins egg that had started pipping! I stuck it in the incubator with the two robins eggs that I'm incubating for my fiance's little sister to see if it would be ok. Well, it is, so now I'll be doing the foster mom thing for a while.

  2. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    WOW very nice garden.I got us cantelope to grow we live in the PNW hardley any summer you have any advice on how to grow them? Its our first time trying cantelope i said they wont grow hubby says YES they will....... We planted this weekend hope we have a summer [​IMG]
  3. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    O MY GOODNESS that baby robin is so cute...keep us posted on how he is doing... you should name him....
  4. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Looks like you have been busy...nice garden too!
  5. Southern Gardener

    Southern Gardener Songster

    May 2, 2008
    Your garden is beautiful! Mine is under water! [​IMG]
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Don't feel bad! The snow just melted off of ours 3 days ago!! I already had my potatoes and onions in. I hope they are OK. This week I plan on planting the rest.

    I wondered if it was possible to incubate robin eggs, and it is!! DH finds eggs around the farm once in a while. Next time I will put it in the bator. I did find a pheasant egg the other day and put it under my broody. 2 Days later it was gone, so someone must have eaten it! [​IMG] I was disappointed. Good luck with yours! Post more pics if you can. [​IMG]
  7. Maidservant

    Maidservant Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    That's the great thing about living in Zone 7, we can plant warm weather crops on April 8th here. I was a little late this year! I also have cucumbers, yellow squash, zuchinni, acorn squash, crowder peas, and pumpkin seeds in the ground, and I'll be putting in the watermelon seed this week if all goes well.

    The only advice I have on the cantelopes are to find someone with rabbits. Cantelopes love rabbit manure. See how mine are in little mounds right now? All of the space in between them will be filled with rabbit manure before they're ready to pick. It makes them sweeter!

    We found a baby robin (about a week old) two years ago in a thunderstorm in the middle of the street soaking wet. We had him for about two months before he passed away. We named him Squirt, and he travelled everywhere with me for those two months.

    I'll definatly be posting more photos of him/her as it grows, and hopefully the other two will develop correctly.

    Emily in NC

  8. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    wow! would you look at that! great work!!!

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