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Forum: Gardening   02-02-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,275
Posted By MonarchMom
I use hand cream AND gloves! Otherwise the dirt...

I use hand cream AND gloves! Otherwise the dirt dries out my skin and nails. I like to rub a thick cream into my finger tips and nails and then put on the nitril gloves. I work in an office and...
Forum: Television   01-24-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,989
Posted By MonarchMom
Also a big fan.  Yes, some plot lines are...

Also a big fan.  Yes, some plot lines are far-fetched.... but they make up for it with the interesting characters and great writing.  I find the "downstairs" stories a bit more interesting the the...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-04-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By MonarchMom
Hi, I've painted my whole life and did so while...

Hi, I've painted my whole life and did so while a young Mom with a day job. For me it worked best during that time to have a drafting table and bookcase in the corner of our family room/ dining...
Forum: Gardening   01-04-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By MonarchMom
Anyone else gardening along the shore? I have...

Anyone else gardening along the shore? I have mostly sand here at the Jersey Shore, augmented with compost and mulch. Growing anything beside tomatoes is a challenge.

I've tried growing in pots,...
Forum: Gardening   04-01-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By MonarchMom
We take our compost seriously around here too. ...

We take our compost seriously around here too.  I've been known to take a "to go" bag home from friends and family to add to our compost.  And I've been saving a separate stash of egg shells for a...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-31-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By MonarchMom
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I want to list...
Forum: Gardening   03-29-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By MonarchMom
Snow peas are easy for kids to do since the...

Snow peas are easy for kids to do since the seeds are large (they are dried peas) so planting goes quickly.  And they are pretty vines and flowers, and can be eaten right in the garden!
 
 
Forum: Gardening   03-29-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,082
Posted By MonarchMom
OrangeMoon - that may not be roots on the...

OrangeMoon - that may not be roots on the strawberries.  They also put our "runners" which are long stems coming from the center of the "mother" plant, which is called the crown.  They grow 6-12"...
Forum: Gardening   03-12-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By MonarchMom
I do the sunken-pot trick with any creeping herb...

I do the sunken-pot trick with any creeping herb or grass. 
 
I have some gorgeous lyme-grass clumps sunk into 5 gallon containers I picked up at the recycle center.  Left on it's own it spreads...
Forum: Gardening   03-09-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By MonarchMom
RE: beans vs peas - I've always planted snow...

RE: beans vs peas - I've always planted snow peas (edible pod type) as early as the ground thawed.  They can take cold weather, and they stop producing as soon as the heat arrives.    
 
Beans  -...
Forum: Gardening   03-08-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By MonarchMom
What about some containers?  That way you can...

What about some containers?  That way you can control the soil and water and won't need a lot of digging tools to get started.
 
If you are in part shade, impatiens are reliable (if uninspired)...
Forum: Gardening   03-04-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,082
Posted By MonarchMom
The big challenge with a smaller garden is crop...

The big challenge with a smaller garden is crop rotation.  There is really only a small area that gets good sun so its hard to move things around.  This year I plan to put my peppers, tomatoes and...
Forum: Gardening   03-04-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By MonarchMom
As of March 3 I have planted my "cold" crops: ...

As of March 3 I have planted my "cold" crops:
radish, brocoli rabbe, swiss shard, parsley and snow peas. 
 
I usually wait until March 15, but I think the time table needs to move up due to the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-26-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,783
Posted By MonarchMom
Not that much a barefoot person, though I live...

Not that much a barefoot person, though I live at the beach.  I just feel much better with arch support and some padding.  But I do agree that flip-flops are not the best choice for feet.  The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-26-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,851
Posted By MonarchMom
Keep in mind that if you are planning to stay...

Keep in mind that if you are planning to stay put and pay off your mortgage then you can lower your rate simply by pre-paying.  By making modest additional payments every month that go directly to...
Forum: Gardening   02-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By MonarchMom
Can you post a close-up photo of the leaves? ...

Can you post a close-up photo of the leaves?  That would give us more to work with.  Does is flower? Is it evergreen?
Forum: Gardening   02-17-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,082
Posted By MonarchMom
I have some ancient decorative cinder blocks...

I have some ancient decorative cinder blocks left from when the house was built (100 years ago!)  I use them to create a border for the slightly raised bed I've built with compost over the years to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By MonarchMom
From what I understand, the formulas used to...

From what I understand, the formulas used to gauge your credit score look at both the length of credit history (in which case a long standing card is an asset) and also your debt to credit ratio. ...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-10-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By MonarchMom
Sue ****** (complex family dramas,) Alice Munroe...

Sue ****** (complex family dramas,) Alice Munroe (superb writing) and Margaret Atwood (plausible yet fantastic ideas and characters.)  I only wish they wrote more often!
 
I also really enjoy Ruth...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   02-10-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By MonarchMom
Hello - sorry, I don't have a suggestion for you...

Hello - sorry, I don't have a suggestion for you ... just wanted to say hi from another posted here in Ocean County.  Welcome to the site. 
 
I'm a new member as well, and hoping to connect with...
Forum: Meal Planning   02-10-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,088
Views: 44,768
Posted By MonarchMom
Trying something completely new!  A spinach and...

Trying something completely new!  A spinach and potato dish from a new Spice cookbook I found.  Sauteed onions, steamed potato, steamed spinach, chilies and garlic, shaped into a patty and topped...
Forum: Gardening   02-09-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By MonarchMom
I'm a fan of the sit on the ground, open bottom...

I'm a fan of the sit on the ground, open bottom style.  The worms do the work, and what they leave behind is considered "gold" for the garden - it is even sold in bags in catalogs now!  I like the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-04-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By MonarchMom
How about a compass? Or a book on rocks and some...

How about a compass? Or a book on rocks and some crystals for his collection?
Forum: Gardening   02-03-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,082
Posted By MonarchMom
With the Topsy Turvy be sure and use a very...

With the Topsy Turvy be sure and use a very light-weight soil mix - lots of vermiculite and peat.  They get very heavy if you use potting mix.  And they do need to be watered every day! 
 
What is...
Forum: Gardening   02-03-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By MonarchMom
Do you plan to use the mint in drinks?  If so, I...

Do you plan to use the mint in drinks?  If so, I would suggest picking and washing some smaller leaves, then freezing them with water in ice cube trays.  That will keep them from freezer burn, and...
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