Fed My Roses

– Posted in: Garden chores, Garden Tweets

Put alfalfa pellets around my 3 roses today. I can’t even remember when I bought the alfalfa. Pee-yoo!

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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Karen's Garden Tips May 12, 2009, 4:26 am

I make a tea with the alfalfa pellets that stinks for a couple of hours after I apply it but no longer.

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Karen April 17, 2009, 8:15 pm

I did the same thing! Alfalfa had been left outside over the winter and was all clumpy. Looked like road apples! 🙂

Kathy Purdy April 18, 2009, 1:13 pm

This had been in a closed bin for several years and smelled like urine.