Planting and plotting by flashlight

lazyweeder(z4 MN)November 16, 2005

Nothing like waiting to the last minute to pop in the final few bulbs and plants. Mon and Tues night I was out with the flashlight planting some bulbs and a couple plants. I was suprised to find the ground was still soft enough to plant. After planting I realized I still hadn't plotted a number of my plants on my map so I grabbed my flashlight and finished that off too.

Anyone else doing any last minute planting?


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selkie_b(z4 MN)

I'm just giggling at you and thinking "Yep, typical Dave..."
I AM done, just need to mulch in the roses this weekend, bury the raised bed, and the strawberries!


    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 9:25AM
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luvmydaisies(Lonsdale, MN/ zone4)

Yes I have about 50 tulip bulbs to put in the ground yet. I was outside last night pulling my water lilies out of the pond...who knows if they will come back next year or not.Might have left them in the cold too long.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 11:15AM
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zenpotter(z4 MN)

I'm feeling very smug. For a change I had them in before the ground is frozen

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 1:02PM
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luvmydaisies(Lonsdale, MN/ zone4)

I bought these last ones "on sale". I thought that I was done for the season too.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 3:07PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

I was mapping and recording in the rain this week, as well as fencing out the rabbits. Well at least I am not too weird: my neighbor was out doing garden work also.

What you need, Dave, is a work light-like they use in construction. We toured a Rochester garden once, and the owner revealed that he regularly did garden work in the dark. Had a nice worklight set up. Even rototilled at night. Fantastic landscape on the side of a bluff, "hillbilly style".

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 7:41PM
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I haven't been planting by flashlight this fall, but I have been collecting seed heads by flashlight. At least my neighbor knows it's me in her back yard when she see's a light in her garden. The only way to get it done when I go to work in the dark and come home in the dark and weekends aren't enough time.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 7:53PM
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