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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-19-2012, 06:52 PM
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Posted By mindymom
DS1 has been daytime potty-training since nov. ...

DS1 has been daytime potty-training since nov.  things seemed to be pretty much wrapped up, then recently he's totally regressed and seems to be making a power struggle out of it.  he will wait, and...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   01-08-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By mindymom
you might want to check out the annapolis...

you might want to check out the annapolis mindful mammas group on meetup.com
Forum: Gardening   08-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By mindymom
one other thing...why did your grass die?  if...

one other thing...why did your grass die?  if you know it was just lack of water, cool.  if not, you might want to take the reason into consideration in planning/preparing your new garden.  for...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By mindymom
my sister was a teen mom, then had another 10...

my sister was a teen mom, then had another 10 years later.  i didn't realize until some of the conversations we had during her second pregnancy how profoundly self-conscious she was about her age...
Forum: Gardening   08-14-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By mindymom
Some mosquitoes can breed in an incredibly small...

Some mosquitoes can breed in an incredibly small amount of water, and even lay their eggs in dry spots where water occasionally pools.  I've read that they can even breed in dead tree limbs.  We...
Forum: Gardening   06-03-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By mindymom
I'm no expert, but I wouldn't do it, either. ...

I'm no expert, but I wouldn't do it, either.  Every source I've read recommends against composting any dairy products because they attract rats - I would think the same thing probably applies in the...
Forum: Gardening   06-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By mindymom
I would say just go ahead and remove as much of...

I would say just go ahead and remove as much of the plants as you can (sounds like you already have) and then go ahead and sow your grass seed.  Anything that comes back from the underground roots...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-27-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By mindymom
My DS is younger, so maybe it won't work the...

My DS is younger, so maybe it won't work the same for you, but I find that he is much less needy for my attention when we have been out of the house for some solid period of time during the day.  I...
Forum: Gardening   05-24-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By mindymom
I agree, I would not eat the strawberries for...

I agree, I would not eat the strawberries for fear of parasites, though you could ask your veterinarian how long you should expect these things to persist in the soil. 
 
One thing I have used to...
Forum: Gardening   05-24-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By mindymom
My Mom had a slope just like yours, which she...

My Mom had a slope just like yours, which she slowly converted to flower beds after her mower pulled my sister down the hill one day.  She did not have to use any netting, she just made sure not to...
Forum: Gardening   05-24-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By mindymom
I'm pretty sure I have a bottle of that same...

I'm pretty sure I have a bottle of that same fertilizer on my back porch, which I used for my seedlings this year.  I didn't notice the statement you mentioned, so I am really curious and hoping...
Forum: Gardening   05-19-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By mindymom
I'm no rose expert, but in my experience roses...

I'm no rose expert, but in my experience roses are almost impossible to kill.  You may dig them up and move them elsewhere and then find that they survive in both places.  In general, though, it's...
Forum: Gardening   05-09-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By mindymom
I'm a big citrus lover and throw lots of peels...

I'm a big citrus lover and throw lots of peels and the occasional rotten fruit into our pile.  They don't take long to break down at all - a couple weeks, maybe, and I've never had pH problems in...
Forum: Gardening   05-08-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By mindymom
I use a dandelion puller to get the taproot out...

I use a dandelion puller to get the taproot out along with the upper part of the plant.  Blooming season around here only lasts for about a month in the spring and another month in the fall.  After...
Forum: Gardening   05-03-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By mindymom
Yeah...I've done that.  I had some tomatoes out...

Yeah...I've done that.  I had some tomatoes out in my cold frame a couple years ago that got too tall, so I took them out (thinking I'd take them inside if frost was called for) and then...well, I...
Forum: Gardening   05-03-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By mindymom
Oh, how disappointing!  I'm so sorry to hear...

Oh, how disappointing!  I'm so sorry to hear that.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/crap.gif
Forum: Gardening   05-03-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By mindymom
Oh, OP, I just thought of something.  Depending...

Oh, OP, I just thought of something.  Depending on where you live, sometimes local governments will offer small compost bins for sale at really reasonable prices, to decrease the public waste...
Forum: Gardening   04-29-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By mindymom
yes, i would fertilize both. i fertilize my...

yes, i would fertilize both. i fertilize my strawberries only once a year, but your state extension service should be able to tell you what's needed in your area. for the seedlings most people...
Forum: Gardening   04-26-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By mindymom
Carrots do need nice, light soil.  If you have...

Carrots do need nice, light soil.  If you have clay soil like I do you will need to either amend it a lot (as the PPs have mentioned) or grow short carrots in deep containers.  I like that you're so...
Forum: Gardening   04-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By mindymom
In my area you can get nice, thick, food-grade...

In my area you can get nice, thick, food-grade buckets (from pickels and mushrooms, mostly) from some delis for free.  I do worry about leaching from plastics, but I guess not enough to stop me from...
Forum: Gardening   04-26-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By mindymom
look for containers with strong sides that fit...

look for containers with strong sides that fit snugly inside your cooler.  it's also nice if whatever you use stands out in a natural environment - i once spent 20 minutes finding my berry box in a...
Forum: Gardening   04-26-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By mindymom
Try not to get too frustrated.  It's tough...

Try not to get too frustrated.  It's tough losing things in your first season when you've invested so much time and energy into establishing a new garden, but it happens to everyone.  Just remember...
Forum: Gardening   04-22-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By mindymom
Awww, thanks crunchymamma!  You know, I only got...

Awww, thanks crunchymamma!  You know, I only got into blogging because of all the awesome blogs I found through mothering....
Forum: Gardening   04-22-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By mindymom
wow, rosiel, that looks awesome!  can i ask: do...

wow, rosiel, that looks awesome!  can i ask: do you find that the water creates any problems by going around the sides of the beds?
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   04-21-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By mindymom
Thanks for re-typing, Awaken, I'll check those...

Thanks for re-typing, Awaken, I'll check those out!
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