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w8in4dave March 19th, 2011 11:36 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RozieDozie (Post 732497)
I planted my peas this past week. We need rain!!! LOL! Are gardeners ever satisfied??

Of course not .... This will be my first year for peas :D Oregon Giant ... I am kinda excited actually .. my garden is always to wet, to dry , to hot, to may weeds, the bugs are horrible , the critters are eating it , misqitos eating me ... but then when I eat some thing fresh :D

Sorellina March 19th, 2011 03:38 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Ciao all-

All of my gardening has been downstairs in the laundry room since January, but finally I can post that I transplanted my ornamental kale outside in one of the half whisky barrels. The soil's been under plastic and solarizing for a couple weeks and then I hardened off the kale kind of quickly - 2 days - because I know it's tough stuff and can handle it. It's looking just great out there so far. I ordered a special crown pea a week ago, so I'm hoping to plant those in with the kale and maybe some dwarf sweet peas along the edges.

chickweed March 19th, 2011 04:08 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Right at this moment, I am taking a break from getting my pea patch ready to plant! Sipping on some ice cold lemonade and waiting for the local radio station to call and tell me that I won the flat screen tv I took a chance on at local home and garden show this morning!

MOCRAWLER March 19th, 2011 05:07 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I tilled the garden today and added some aglime as well as some epsom salts . Then along comes a big rain,and now i'm surfing the web. :)

SJonathan March 19th, 2011 06:39 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Potted about 40 tomato seedlings. I have room for 16-17.

MVNewf March 19th, 2011 07:08 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I hauled 1,800 pounds of compost from my driveway to my garden today...my butt is draggin:(

OneoftheEarls March 20th, 2011 03:45 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
must be warmer in MA...my earth is very frozen.

I transplanted these from starter tray to final container (before outdoor entry); 506 Bush, Dorothy's Mennonite Beefsteak, First Early, Grandpa Charlie (PL)...300 or so varieties to go....lol

Newf...you needed one of these

http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/upl...powerwagon.jpg

RozieDozie March 20th, 2011 03:49 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OneoftheEarls (Post 733192)
must be warmer in MA...my earth is very frozen.

I transplanted these from starter tray to final container (before outdoor entry); 506 Bush, Dorothy's Mennonite Beefsteak, First Early, Grandpa Charlie (PL)...300 or so varieties to go....lol

Newf...you needed one of these

http://toolmonger.com/wp-content/upl...powerwagon.jpg


OOOOH!! I DO need one of those. What is it called???

redneckplanter March 20th, 2011 04:02 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
raiding leaves again with a vengence.82 biggun bags this weekend..............

MVNewf March 20th, 2011 04:39 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Earl, that is COOL, what is it? Did you make that? Emptied out my 2 huge compost bins and hauled that into the garden today....I hauled 1,800 pounds yesterday and the final 1000+ pounds today.....I AM ALL DONE HAULING THE COMPOST:D:D:D I moved 3000 pounds of the **** all by myself this weekend....whoooohooo...the garden is now ready to be rototilled next weekend. The horticulture teacher at the high school bring the huge commercial tiller and does it for me....does an amazing job to;) the ground is not frozen here, well maybe it is deep down, but I could dig dirt about a foot deep and it was fine, wasn't even clumpy wet, was nice.....days are spring here now, just the nights get cold still.....

OneoftheEarls March 20th, 2011 05:04 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
http://www.drpower.com/power-Wagon.aspx

I have a yellow plastic wheelbarrel, Kubota tractor and a Rubbermaid dumper trailer...

2 rows left...planted up to Ukranian Heart (phew)

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pub...ZV6OjxL3YKoZcG

8cu....they make a 15...love my trailer under $200

99LS1SS March 20th, 2011 05:27 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Just built a second raised bed. The first one is 4' x 8' and the second one is 5' x 10'. Next I need to fill it up with soil.

Prairie Princess March 20th, 2011 10:39 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Started varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, melons, squash, cauliflower, broc, buttercrunch lettuce, and a couple varieties of flowers, chives, think thats all.

Cleaned out on flower bed, finally got my hubby to understand the raised bed concept. He really liked the no till idea. Took a walk down to the old corrals and figured out how many hog panels I have, for trellis and the like. All in all a good day.

redneckplanter March 20th, 2011 10:41 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MVNewf (Post 733223)
Earl, that is COOL, what is it? Did you make that? Emptied out my 2 huge compost bins and hauled that into the garden today....I hauled 1,800 pounds yesterday and the final 1000+ pounds today.....I AM ALL DONE HAULING THE COMPOST:D:D:D I moved 3000 pounds of the **** all by myself this weekend....whoooohooo...the garden is now ready to be rototilled next weekend. The horticulture teacher at the high school bring the huge commercial tiller and does it for me....does an amazing job to;) the ground is not frozen here, well maybe it is deep down, but I could dig dirt about a foot deep and it was fine, wasn't even clumpy wet, was nice.....days are spring here now, just the nights get cold still.....

dannnnnnnnnnnnnng thats a lotta compost.
yours or bought?

happygardener March 21st, 2011 03:14 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Going to plant peas and mix container soil using coconut coir, perlite and compost.
Plant onion sets. Really too hot to work that hard.

MVNewf March 21st, 2011 03:52 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
QUOTE redneckplanter;
dannnnnnnnnnnnnng thats a lotta compost. yours or bought?

Both.....I ordered some "loose" compost from the farm & feed store. I always have 2 huge composts in the way back yard....but I like to have 4" of compost added in my main veggie garden every spring before it gets tilled....it was about 1,200 pounds of compost delivered to me from the farm & feed store, the rest of it was mine from over the past year.....it's a LOT to haul, but once it is in the garden and it gets raked out, doesn't seem like very much....

OneoftheEarls March 22nd, 2011 08:10 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
These are in:

RL
506 Dwarf Early Bush
AAA Solano
Abe Hall tray 3
Amana Pink tray 3
American Beauty
Amish Canning tray 3
Amish Yellow
Ananas Noire tray 3
Anna Aasa tray 3
Anna Hermann tray 3
Ashleigh egg shell carton
Banana Legs
Basket Vee
Baylor Paste
Bear Creek
Beefsteak egg shell carton
Belgian Pounder
Believe It or Not
Big Ben
Big Red
Bison
Black Anna tray 3
Black Bear
Black Cherry x Juliette
Black Giant tray 3
Black Mammoth
Black Plum x Yellow Submarine tray 3
Boets
Brag
Brown Berry
Buckbee’s First Quarter Century tray 3
Burracker’s Favorite tray 3
Butler Skinner tray 3
Canadian Dwarf
Carbon
Cardinal
Cherokee Purple
Chinese Red
Chocolate Cherry
Chocolate Stripes tray 3

Cooper’s Special
Cow’s Tit
Dad’s Barber Paste
Dana’s Dusky Rose
Ding Wall Scotty
Dinner Plate
Dora
Dorothy’s Mennonite Beefsteak
Doubloon tray 3
Earl’s Holy Grail
Early Delicious
Early Red Chief (Canada)
Early Rouge
Ethyl Watkins Best
Farthest North
Ferguson
First Early
Fordhook First
Frank’s Large Red
Giannini
Goldie
Goose Creek
Grandpa Charlie
Grandpa Willie
Guido
Harnas
Hazelfield Farm Red
Herman’s Special
Indian River
Indian Stripe
Indiana Heirloom
Joe Thieneman’s AU tray 3
Livingston’s Paragon
Long Tom
Magnum
Mary Reynolds tray 3
Midnight In Moscow
Miss Kennedy
Nelson’s Golden Giant tray 3
Pearl’s Yellow Pink tray 3
Stick
Strawberry Margarita
Swisher Sweet
Tarasenko6
Tater Kin
Terhune
Ultrabec
Van Wert Ohio
Virginia Sweets

PL
ABC Potato Leaf
African Queen
Amazon Chocolate
Aunt Gertie's Gold
Aunt Ginny’s Purple
Amish Potato Leaf
Barlow Jap
Ben Gantz
Big Cheef
Big German Pink
Big Mac
Bilders
Black Elephant
Black Pear
Black Sea Man
Bloody Butcher
Blue Ridge Mountain
Blushing
Boar’s Hoof
Boondocks
Brandysweet Plum
Brandywine Apricot (Yellow)
Brandywine Black-PL
Brandywine Cowlick’s
Brandywine Joyce’s
Brandywine OTV
Brandywine Pink
Brandywine Pink-Sudduth
Brandywine X Stupice F3
Brandywine Yellow Platfoot
Brianna
Butterworth’s
Cabin
Casey’s Pure Yellow tray 3
Cheetaham’s
Cherokee Chocolate
Cleota Pink
Cooper’s Special
Depp's Pink Firefly
Earl’s Faux
Ed’s Millenium
Elbe
Eli
English Rose
Flathead Pink
Flathead Orange “Popeye”
Galina’s Yellow
Gary O’Sena
German Johnson
German Pink
German Potato Leaf
German Queen
Glacier
Gogosha
Grandfather Ashlock
Grandpa Charlie
Grandpa Willie
Green Giant
Grub’s Mystery Green
Grub’s X Shannon’s
Guker’s Special
Henry Field
Hillbilly Potato Leaf
Indiana Heirloom
Italian Tree
Japanese Trefele Black
Jeff Davis
Julia Child
KBX
Kentucky Pink Stamper
Kentucky Plate
Kimberley
Kotlas
Large Mennonite Heritage
Ledoux Special
Lenny & Gracie Kentucky Heirloom
Lillian’s Yellow
Limbaugh’s Potato Top
Lincoln Adams
Little Black
Little Lucky Heart
Liz Birt
Lucky Cross
Magnus
Malinowy Warzavski
Marianna’s Peace
Matina
Missouri Pink Love Apple
Monk
Mrs. Benson
Mule Team
Old German
Olena Ukranian
Polish "C"-pink
Polish (Ellis)
Pruden’s Purple
Purple Haze
Purple Perfect
Russian Apple Tree-not found
Shah/Mikado
Soldacki
Spark’s Yellow
Spudakee
Spudalucie
Spudatula
Spudayellow Strawberry
Spudleaf 117
Stump of the World
Stump x Bear Claw
Stupice
Summer Cider
Syrian Potato Leaf
Szach
Ten Foot Pole
Terhune
Throwback Potato Leaf Plum
Toedebusch Pink
Turks Muts
Uncle Blaine’s
Uncle Mark Bagby
Victoria
Vintage Wine
Watermelon Beefsteak
Wayahead
Yellow Perfection
Yellow Submarine
Hearts
African Vining
Anna Maria’s Heart
Anna Russian
Aunt Anna
Basket Vee (oblate/globe)
Bawole Serce
Belarusian Heart
Belgian Heart
Big Valentine (Giant?)
Brad’s Black Heart
Budenkovka Red
Bull's Heart Orange
Canadian Heart
Cour Di Bue
Danko
Donskoi
Dorothy’s Mennonite Big Heart
Dwarf Red Heart
Eagle’s Beak
Everett’s Rusty Oxheart
Fish Lake Oxheart
German Orange Strawberry
German Red Strawberry
Giant Red Oxheart
Giant Syrian
Gildo Pietroboni
Granny’s Heart
Gran’s Portuguese Neighbor
Gus’ Heart
Homer Fikes Yellow Oxheart
Indiana Red tray 3
Italian Oxheart
Japanese Heart
Kardinal
Kosovo
Lescana
Light Pink Oxheart
Linnie’s Oxheart
Lithuanian Crested Pink
Little Lucky Heart (PL)
Lucky Heart
Monkey ***
Monomahk's Hat
Mr. Tartar’s (globe)
Mrs. Houseworth
Nicky Crain
Northern Crown
Orange Russian 117
Orange Oxheart
Orange Strawberry
Oxheart Pink
Prue
Red Heart Yellow
Reif Red Heart
Russian Annie
Russian Heart
Rusty Oxheart
Serdeste Buivola (Bull’s Heart)
Slankard’s
Slava
Spudayellow Strawberry (PL)
Spudleaf 117 (PL)
Sunset’s Red Horizon same as Rostova
Teton De Venus
Ukranian Heart
Uncle Mark Bagby’s
Verna Orange
Wes
White Oxheart
Wolford Wonder
Yasha Yugoslavian
Yugoslavian Heart (PL)

Txyardlady March 22nd, 2011 08:29 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Earl, I have the same trailer, had it for years, we had to replace the tires once, we use it often.

I'm still cleaning out flower beds, just took my pot plants out of the makeshift hot house, cleaning them up and repotting some. Hubby has onions, potatoes and some tomatoes planted. I've tried to talk him into the raised beds too....no luck there.

RozieDozie March 22nd, 2011 08:45 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Lordy, Earl, that's some list!!!!!! I'm impressed.

This is delivery day for compost and concrete blocks for more raised beds and I'm looking forward to it. Not so much looking forward to hauling and lifing and shoveling tomorrow... :)

OneoftheEarls March 24th, 2011 07:19 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
repotted 4....noticed one was PL...checked...yep....Terhune, up, healthy, PL and repotted...many more to repot....doing 4 at a time

ellenr March 24th, 2011 01:49 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I planted arugala and then the temp dropped too low for me to garden. '40's
and gray. Fortunately last Sunday which was a beautiful sunny '50's day I trimmed butterfly bush and sage.
I bought pansies but been too cold to plant them.
bah.

cottagequeen March 24th, 2011 10:01 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Planted today
Lettuce:
Petite Rouge, Rouge Grenobloise, Brune D'hiver, May Queen, Bronze Arrow, Mervielle Des Quatre Saisans, Cimmaron.
Greens:
Corn Salad Dutch(Mache), Shisho, Pak Choy, Tainong Emperor Heading Mustard, Tatsoi, Big Stem Mustard, Komatsuma Tendergreen, Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach, Wild Rocket(arugula), Japanese Giant Red Mustard
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._5644617_s.jpg

watermellonman March 24th, 2011 10:15 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
transplanted 3 rows , 22 plants per row , tomatoes into the garden rows this morning and planted french marigolds between tom plants .

Dug and moved a privet plant to far edge of front yard. Mowed grass. removed the dead azaleas from front flwbed . raked sweet gum balls and hauled off to compost pile .

found a real neat looking plant growing under the sweet gum tree so transplanted it into a pot . Just to see what it turns out to be. foliage is sorta like a thick leathery fern leaf, roots are very thick and fleshy almost like airplane plant roots.

Pulled some walking onions for gr onions for dinner and cut some brocolli florets.

peapicker March 25th, 2011 12:32 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Planted 300' of pole lima beans and repaired fence.

SeedSilo March 25th, 2011 03:18 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Planted my first 72 cell tray a few days back and had 2 broccoli sprouts pop up today.

So far I've planted:
-Eggplant
-Pepper (Mild and 2 hot types)
-Cabbage
-Broccoli
-Brussels Sprouts

Also trying to sprout a few tomatoes and beans a bit early (Starting the rest in a week or two) just to see how they do under indoor fluorescent lighting. Also threw in some mint seeds and lettuce.

I also hand tilled a small section tonight to get my pea seeds outside and in the ground.

T'Gardenator March 26th, 2011 10:46 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Been too busy out in the garden the past 3 weeks to even be on the 'puter much lol. I've got a lot of stuff in the ground and about 2/3-3/4 of it is up now.
Tomatos:
Rutgers
Yellow Pear
Ailsa Craig
(have 11 other varrieties inside still waiting to get transplanted)

Peppers
Chinese Giant
NM Hatch
Sweet Banana
Green Bell
(8 more var. still inside)

Carrots
Long Imperator
Scarlet Nantes
Perrisiene

Lettuce
Black Seeded Simpson
Devil's Tounge
Forellenschluess

Beets
Detroit Dark Red
Golden

Potatos
Yukon Gold
Red Norland

Jicama

Ruby Perfection Cabbage

Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli
Broccoli Di Cicco
Snowball Self-Blanching cauliflower
Purple of Sicily cauliflower

Mongolian Giant Sunflowers

Satin Spinach
Long Standing Bloomsdale Spinach

Beit Alpha Cucumber
Marketmore Cucumber

Peas
Melting Sugar Snow Peas
Blue Podded Garden Peas
Alaska WR Garden Peas
Speckled Butter Peas (really a lima bean)
Purple Hull Peas

Beans
Envy Soybean
Dragon Beans
Good Mother Stollard Pole Bean
1/2 white runner

So much more to do still. . . almost seems a little daunting but so wonderfull when you get to see all your little sprouts come to life!!

Also loosened up and am working mulch and compost into my new herb garden that will also be home to my horseradish, walking onion and leeks. :D I'm really excited about the herb garden!!

Prairie Princess March 27th, 2011 01:37 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I have sprouts in my seed trays!:D

indigogirl17 March 28th, 2011 08:57 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I am not doing anything but dreaming..it is 19 freaking degrees here today!
:eek:

ctutt March 28th, 2011 09:17 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I uncovered my strawberries, planted spinach, radishes, potatoes and onions last week. Then it snowed! And the temperature fell to 26 F. Hope everything will be ok. I'm sure what I planted will be because it hadn't sprouted yet. But the strawberries???

VA Gardener March 28th, 2011 09:27 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by T'Gardenator (Post 737810)
Also loosened up and am working mulch and compost into my new herb garden that will also be home to my horseradish, walking onion and leeks. :D I'm really excited about the herb garden!!

T'Gardenator,

Be careful where you plant your horseradish - it's very invasive.

Good luck with your herb garden!:)

VA Gardener March 28th, 2011 09:28 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ctutt (Post 738729)
I uncovered my strawberries, planted spinach, radishes, potatoes and onions last week. Then it snowed! And the temperature fell to 26 F. Hope everything will be ok. I'm sure what I planted will be because it hadn't sprouted yet. But the strawberries???


The strawberries can take snow and frost. I wouldn't worry about them. :)

robinredchick March 28th, 2011 11:29 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
The garden is tilled, asparagus has been picked, Potatoes and onions planted, stuff in the greenhouse is growing nicely, Things are lookin good!

bdebonee March 28th, 2011 07:29 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ctutt (Post 738729)
I uncovered my strawberries, planted spinach, radishes, potatoes and onions last week. Then it snowed! And the temperature fell to 26 F. Hope everything will be ok. I'm sure what I planted will be because it hadn't sprouted yet. But the strawberries???


You're lucky ctutt! I just got news that the frosts are finally over, but now
the temps are skyrocketing to the 80s later in the week!

No spring here again it seems, from winter to summer in 3 weeks. lol.
That's the high desert for ya. :o

We'll see.....

But I also just planted spinach and radishes. Will be planting red & white onions onions and red potatoes tomorrow. The red pontiac potatoes do well here, unlike the russets.

Weeded out my garden today, planted echinacea. Turned soil over for some
peppers and basil.

Watered peas, radishes, collards, and everything else I just planted (arugula, more radishes, broccoli, mustard greens.)


I'm expanding my garden space to about 3 times the size of last year. :D

:eek:

I can totally do this. Lol.

Mook March 28th, 2011 08:51 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
We tilled most of our garden today and will start planting the cool weather veggies tomorrow.

happygardener March 28th, 2011 10:46 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Checked the hoop house. Broccoli looks good. Lettuce Not so good..I have more. Will replant starts.

TXDirtDog March 29th, 2011 12:04 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Expanding - again. :eek:

OneoftheEarls March 29th, 2011 08:04 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
this is actually a warm up spell- Tuesday 36°F | 17°F, 41°F | 19°F, 43°F | 25°F, 45°F | 27°F

Good maple sap weather....

Backyard Homesteader March 29th, 2011 08:15 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Planted peas, kale, spinach, radish, chard. Planting cabbage and lettuce the weekend! It was 36 here today but the sun was shining bright felt like a spring day!! Wahoo!!

ander217 March 29th, 2011 08:53 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Hi, this is my first time to post on this forum. We have a 32' x 35' garden spot with several 4' x 10' raised beds, several square-foot garden boxes, and a perimeter of beds we're still developing outside the garden fence.

We're eating Egyptian Walking onions, and watching the potato onions and other onion sets and transplants grow nicely. Early radishes are getting their true leaves, but several kinds of lettuce, spinach, and arugula are coming along really slow. We're waiting for a shipment of 50 strawberry plants to go in beds outside the garden fence.

Hubby added another layer of rice hulls and cow manure to the raised beds last week, and I set out some pansies. Peas are just coming up in one of the square-foot garden boxes. I planted rapini for the first time and it is just coming up.

My spirit is willing, but the weather is not, it seems. C'mon warmer temps!

catgrass March 29th, 2011 09:36 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I WATERED everything yesterday. Everything is up, looking good, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and the dog's barking! Got tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, snapbeans, and zuchinni.

w8in4dave March 29th, 2011 09:42 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Still w8n 4 it 2 thaw out :(

TastyofHasty March 29th, 2011 10:55 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Yesterday I planted Formosa Giant Luo Buo Radish (not all my seed, saving most for fall) and a small patch of Crosby's Egyptian beets (that was all the seed I had) ... and came to the realization that my stock of root veggie seed is woefully inadequate.

SJonathan March 29th, 2011 11:03 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Filling my new raised boxes with composted manure, planting peas, nursing yesterday's wounds...

OneoftheEarls March 29th, 2011 11:57 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Still w8n 4 it 2 thaw out
ja baybee... :p

bdebonee March 30th, 2011 09:14 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SJonathan (Post 732713)
Potted about 40 tomato seedlings. I have room for 16-17.

Lol. Same here. Except I think I'm somewhere around 60 seedlings.

My solution: Add more garden space! Or give the extras away.

Lol. Luckily I get free reign over the backyard (thanks Papa:D) and I am able to
build onto existing gardens because we're on almost 3 acres.

I don't like "just going for it" with no fenced in garden here.
My dog, the squirrels, and bunnies would decimate it. :rolleyes:

Can you possibly cram them somewhere else in your yard?
Maybe plant them a couple of inches closer. A few inches adds up to a couple
of extra plants you might be able to put in.
But you might not be able to get around too well in the garden...like me. :D

I'm really stretching it this year. I'm not even ready to transplant anything
yet I'm already out of garden space! I already have designated spots for everything and luckily I still have time to amend the soil before I start.
I'm adding on another (hopefully) 15x10 ft plot in the next day or so.

You?

Tutter March 30th, 2011 10:26 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Today I'm transplanting...same as yesterday...and the day before...and the day before! Greenhouse is filling up fast.

peapicker April 1st, 2011 07:20 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Planted Lima beans and pulled chickweed,cleavers/bed straw,henbit,vetch and geraniums from daylily beds
What a job

TXDirtDog April 1st, 2011 08:18 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Yesterday planted some other types of winter squash and the first watermelon seeds.

Today I got organza bags and bagged mater blossoms.

SJonathan April 1st, 2011 09:03 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Yesterday planted my carrots (Chantenay Red Core), and sugar snap peas. Today I filled all my containers and set up some WOW's for my tomatoes.

Beet Greens April 2nd, 2011 11:45 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Separated some tomato seedlings and moved them to bigger pots hoping they'll start to get some size to them in the next couple of weeks.

TastyofHasty April 3rd, 2011 09:36 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Repotted six tomato seedlings yesterday and transplanted three artichoke seedlings in the ground outside, then covered them up with "cloches" made of gallon milk jugs with the bottoms cut off.

JanR April 3rd, 2011 10:02 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Yesterday the raised garden beds were starting to appear from under the snow. It was giving me hope that spring was really coming. Today, it is snowing. Grrrrr..... I will not give up hope. I will plant more seeds inside today. :)

Backyard Homesteader April 3rd, 2011 10:08 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
I got my raised beds filled with dirt, planted my asparagus, planted a dwarf cherry tree, planted my garlic, replanted onions, put some compose in my garden.

redneckplanter April 3rd, 2011 10:57 AM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Backyard Homesteader (Post 742445)
I got my raised beds filled with dirt, planted my asparagus, planted a dwarf cherry tree, planted my garlic, replanted onions, put some compose in my garden.

good job dave.
you could call it from the american gardener?

hydrokidchris April 3rd, 2011 01:50 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
im listening 2 may garden water it self

Backyard Homesteader April 3rd, 2011 07:29 PM

Re: What are you all doing for your gardens right now???
 
Hey Redneck, if you were talking to me, my name is Jerry! I am assuming you were beings that you quoted me! But if it makes you smile then call me Dave! lol

MVNewf April 3rd, 2011 08:37 PM

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Today I moved some peppers out into my temporary hoop house to keep the tomatoes company....I drove my heavy duty T posts with a sledge hammer into the tomato area of my garden, the T posts are now ready for when I start my Florida weave with my tomatoes:D...I started 4 trays of sunflowers.....watered my veggies seeds in the garden...and now I am beat!!!

ratdog April 3rd, 2011 09:22 PM

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Spread horse poo.

springfever April 3rd, 2011 11:25 PM

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I put some garlic, onions and potatoes in the ground. Well, in the raised beds and tractor tire and the big containers. Not very scientific, just went out and stuck them here , there and every where.

happygardener April 4th, 2011 09:32 AM

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I just got an idea from Newf. I will plant sunflowers in pots and put on driveway so that they shade my car. It might not work too good being in the pots. I have a lot of pots so I will try. Couldn't decide if I had a place for sunflowers since they might throw shade.

Backyard Homesteader April 4th, 2011 09:56 AM

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Well for the last two days it has rained here. I know we need the rain but gosh darn it I want to go outside. Maybe this will help my onions restart.

Alabamy April 4th, 2011 11:33 AM

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This morning I've been fertilizing the roses and pruning the azaleas. It looks like I'm going to have to cut a camelia bush down unfortunately. It didn't bloom at all for 2 years and I think it's pretty much dead. It has been on the property for over 40 years so it had a good run. I'm also working on transplanting a bunch of fruit trees I bought this weekend.

w8in4dave April 4th, 2011 11:35 AM

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w8in4mybulbs2comeup :D

Backyard Homesteader April 4th, 2011 01:20 PM

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Planted, cabbage, lettuce, celery and Kohlrabi. Also planted 6 different sunflowers and some other different edible flowers.

Marie Louise April 4th, 2011 01:44 PM

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We had a good rain storm this morning very early!!! We needed the rain, its been dry here . Should do wonders for the stuff we got out last week. We ahve a few egg plants and more peppers to plant out , oh and okra its time for okra and rows are ready. Not gonna go mudding today tho, thye can wait til tomorrow.

Gemini Jim April 4th, 2011 02:01 PM

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It was a pretty good gardening weekend. Continued raking sod out of the 3-sisters bed. Planted out a few little bare-root trees from Arbor Day via the in-laws. (What the heck, they were free!) Transplanted hostas to a shadier spot on the north side of the weeping willow. Hacked and uprooted a snarling multiflora rose. More digging and filling to deal with drainage. Transplanted the first pepper starts into homemade newspaper pots. Started basil, broccoli, and kale under the lights. The latter two I've already direct-seeded, but figured while there was room under the lights I'd experiment. Sprinkled cayenne pepper on the pea seedlings to discourage the wabbit, only to have the rain wash it off. Gingerly forked through the potato trench to confirm that no, they didn't all rot in the standing water a couple weeks ago. Dug up more walking onions for scallions and to make room for other stuff. I'm never wanting for things to do outside when the weather is decent!

Little Minnie April 4th, 2011 07:58 PM

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I'm going to be able to start planting real soon! It felt like it never would come and all of a sudden some of my beds are plantable!:)

JanR April 5th, 2011 11:10 AM

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Still waiting for the snow to go away. I can actually see the top of 5 of my raised beds. Spring is coming slowly. :)

Backyard Homesteader April 5th, 2011 04:21 PM

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Tilled my ground garden again! Planted onions and taters! :) Slowly but surely I am starting to get a garden.

AnnClaire April 6th, 2011 02:06 PM

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Planted taters the other day and found a volunteer Nante's Coreless carrot that had overwintered in the garden. I thought I would pull it for a bunny treat and this is what I found:

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/u...rgeWebview.jpg

I guess I'll be planting half of my carrots in the fall from now on if this is what I get! :D It was 6.5" long and 1.5" across and SWEET, SWEET, SWEET!
Of course, I don't think it would have been this nice if I hadn't mulched with fall leaves and grass clippings (need them to hold the leaves down in our 30-40mph winds)

Sorellina April 6th, 2011 02:16 PM

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Ciao all-

Well, the Asian greens are spending another day in the garage-too cold to get them outside today, darnit. I'm sowing a full flat of different flowers-inside. Now, tomorrow is supposed to get up to 10C with at least partial sunshine, so D's taking the day off and we'll be installing the soaker hoses into the raised beds that will have the Asian greens and lettuce/chard. We'll also be installing covers for those beds in case of the inevitable continued rollercoaster weather. It is also my supreme hope to get the garlic and peas sown finally. At this time last year, my peas were already about 6" tall. Jan's colder than me, but still, spring in Toronto is also very slow to warm up this year.

TastyofHasty April 6th, 2011 05:32 PM

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Well, let's see ... I planted ... parsley (lots of it), purslane, wild rocket, 2 lettuces (Batavia and Sonette), yarrow.

cottagequeen April 6th, 2011 05:40 PM

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Today I planted Blue podded peas and sugar snaps, also, These toms: Delicious, Isis Candy, Japanese Black Trifle, Lollipop, Polish Linguisa, Chorkee Purple, Amish Paste and Henderson's Pink Ponderosa.

T'Gardenator April 6th, 2011 07:48 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by VA Gardener (Post 738744)
T'Gardenator,

Be careful where you plant your horseradish - it's very invasive.

Good luck with your herb garden!:)

Thanks VA. I've actually fallen in love with herbs this spring. . . how did I neglect them for so long?? So now I've got them going into every available spot all around the house and I have 3 dedicated gardens. The Horseradish and walking onions have their own little areas to take over so It's all good :)

T'Gardenator April 6th, 2011 07:56 PM

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Thinned and weeded the Okra and Onions, planted some chives that I had started. . . ate my first radish and lettuce of the year out of the garden :)

Little Minnie April 6th, 2011 08:21 PM

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Tomorrow is going to be my first day in the garden! I hope my back and hamstrings are ready!
Yesterday I put together my Earthway seeder and weed torch. I have beds for root veggies that look ready to plant. I am going to torch the few perennial weeds and probably plant a couple beds with radish, carrot, turnips and maybe beets. Plus I am going to clean up some stuff and start prepping.:)

WinterSown April 7th, 2011 09:37 PM

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Today I raked out the patio and its beds and edges. My patio is shaded by an enormous sweet gum tree that throughout the winder drops its sweet gum balls (aka icky-pods) all over the lawn and patio--several inches deep in more than a few places. I got six wheelbarrow loads and dumped them on the other side of the garage. Icky-pods (my name for them) make great mulch for the beds, I just don't know where I want to put them this year, so for now they're all dumped in a big mound.

I've been trying to get the garden ready for season, doing a few beds each week and getting the place tidied up and planted. The puppy we adopted last September is now a young dog and an expert hole digger, the lawn looked like a WW1 battlefield and needed a lot of holes filled in, which she immediately dug back out, which I've refilled and now only a few are only partially once more dug out, hopefully after I fill the rest she'll finally get the idea and stop digging the dirt out of them.

Some of my WS flats of spring veggies have begun to sprout, I know I've seen sprouts in the radish and the broccoli blend. They're still too small to transplant, well the flats have barely begun sprouting so I've got some time before I transplant. I need at least a week before the beds are ready for anything, they need some amendment, some leveling, some dried manure or something fertile added, and a good drink with the hose to moisten the soil before planting. It's a lot of work but I sleep well at night.

SJonathan April 7th, 2011 09:52 PM

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Fretting.

Beet Greens April 8th, 2011 11:26 PM

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Today I brought home 1.5 yards of a mix of compost, loam and sand. I hope that tomorrow I can get up to my son's house to get 1/2 yard of aged horse manure to mix in there too. Then the plan is to make some raised beds and fill them up. Going to fill the last third of my strawberry bed too as I'm planning on adding several more plants soon.
Then, after I dumped the soil out I refilled the truck with the hedges that got cut down last weekend. Another tomorrow task is to rake up all the junk that has blown into the garden over the winter.
I'm hoping for a bit shorter day than today...I got up at 5:20, left for work at 6:20 and finally got home to stay a bit after 10.

Backyard Homesteader April 8th, 2011 11:33 PM

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Well being it's close to tomorrow I hope to get the rest of my dirt haul, my last two beds filled, make somemore beds, plant some beds and lots of other stuff before time for bed.:D

hikingonthru April 9th, 2011 04:46 PM

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I am blessed of the Lord to have been able to get out and actually put something in the garden today....just a few pepper plants and tomato plants in beds at my folks' home....the rain has been such that just when it is dry enough to fork or till, more rain (thank you Lord!) comes.

We moved into a neighborhood where noone gardens and there are "covenants and restrictions". Got my lot surveyed and the neighbors fence is juuusssttt over my line. I would never ask him to move it....but he had these ornery little pampas bushes well on my side. Some had died leaving gaps. I made the decision today to risk the leers and letters from the association and put in four mater plants along the fence on my side of the line. I expect they will not mind when homegrown maters are forthcoming this summer! (Besides, if they raise cain I will not use the nice pea green decorative cages and find the oldest, most bent woven wire mater cages I have at my farm...and put more maters in along the road!)

With school (70-80 hour a week commitment) I have NO time at all. This morning was a blessing to just get out and get dirty. Thank-you, Jesus!

w8in4dave April 9th, 2011 04:52 PM

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Well the good thing is , my garden is not under water right now, the bad thing is it is under water .... w8in4garden2dry :D

Beet Greens April 9th, 2011 10:56 PM

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Well, just now I finished my day by buying a "cull pack" of lumber at my local Lowes. Sometimes those packs don't look so good as they're made up of cracked and twisted or bent stuff, and this bunch is sure enough twisted, but, for making beds...perfect! I got five 2x8x16's, four 2x10x12, three 2x10x10, two 2x8x10 and one 2x12x12. That's 206 linear feet...for $50!!!! I think that's all I need for the beds.
Tomorrow will be a busy day!

Prairie Princess April 10th, 2011 12:20 AM

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Got a few beds built before the cordless drill pooped out. But also got what I want for a herb bed, filled in with the part of the pick up load of compost I brought home, and got the bricks level and in a straight line.

OneoftheEarls April 10th, 2011 09:24 AM

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this....


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Backyard Homesteader April 10th, 2011 09:43 AM

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Going to do some planting today. What I am not sure. Also going to start harding off my seedlings.

gardeninggrammy April 10th, 2011 09:53 AM

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It was 60 and sunny yesterday so I spent the entire day outside playing in the dirt, getting it ready for my first plantings and cleaning up the mess left last fall.

I burned my face, my muscles hurt like he!!, my fingernails look terrible...... It feels absolutely wonderful!

Since it's going to rain off and on all day, I'll start my tomatoes and peppers indoors today.

Sorellina April 10th, 2011 11:34 AM

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Ciao all-

The peas, garlic, shallots, lettuces, baby over-wintered leeks, daikon, and fava beans all got sown on Thursday..FINALLY! It seems so late to me, but the weather has been supremely unhelpful.

Yesterday, I transplanted all of the Asian greens into their raised bed and Duane finished installing the hoop cover to protect them from thunderstorms today and tomorrow. I also put row covers over the newly sown seeds from Thursday so they wouldn't get washed away.

Today, I am happy to announce that I'll be sowing all of my tomatoes, a full flat of 72 cells.

Prairie Princess April 10th, 2011 11:47 AM

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It's chilly here today, but I'm going to go ahead and get my onions in.

Beet Greens April 10th, 2011 09:38 PM

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I built all the beds except the red one in this pic today. I also dug out about 40' of hedge roots before I started on this.http://i1098.photobucket.com/albums/...1/HPIM3547.jpg

ratdog April 10th, 2011 09:45 PM

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Tossed some rabbit poo in part of my garden.

TastyofHasty April 10th, 2011 10:29 PM

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Direct seeded kohlrabi, planted crambe maritima in a pot and Green Cat in little flats, transplanted a bunch of peppers and Cape Gooseberries into bigger pots, and finally planted another flat of heat lover stuff for the window, Ozark Pink tomatoes, Jamaican Gherkins, Suhyo Tk cucumbers, purple tomatillo, and a melon. I'm leery of planting cucurbits that will have to be transplanted, but I guess I'm just kind of Spring-crazy.

Texas Kenny April 11th, 2011 08:47 AM

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Pouring water to it and dealing with billions of plant lice (APHIDS)

grapenut April 11th, 2011 09:25 AM

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Just dumped 300# of tree Moss into the garden, hope to get 300# more this week. what I get are the dregs from a company that uses the moss for ...well I don't know how to explain that part, but the stuff they can't sell costs $1.00 a 75 pound bag, sure it has some bark an dirt in the mix, but it sure loosens the clay soil I have and the price is right! truth is I really need about 3000# of the stuff.:cool:

TastyofHasty April 11th, 2011 10:14 AM

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De calcumulator is tellin' me 3000 lbs would only cost ya $40, seems worth it ...

grapenut April 12th, 2011 02:18 AM

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And I would buy it in a heartbeat, but 4-6 bags is all I can get in a two week period, can't get what they don't have.

OneoftheEarls April 12th, 2011 10:01 AM

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writing names in seed charts...lol, 72 at a time...

TastyofHasty April 12th, 2011 09:16 PM

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Our lovely neighbors had a small mountain of horse poo, called me and our worker, Donald; we all shoveled horse poo all day. Into their pickup truck, then out onto all the nice spots I had waiting for it. Horse poo, glorious, glorious horse poo!! What a day. This evening was a case for epsom salts ... me and the epsom salts bath tub. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

eagleheart April 12th, 2011 10:04 PM

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Well I have just been thinking about what all I would like to plant:( My husband started some type of hot chili peppers he had brought from Mexico---but their not doing very well. Been planted for over a month but are only about 2 inches high. I've been trying to germinate some anise seeds ---- but those are going at all. I don't think this is going to be a good indoor starting year for me----although this is the first year we have ever tried to start plants indoors. Hopefully I can something oing inside & it will grow beautifully outside. I also would like to try to start some herbs inside---but will see. Garden will be burned off this week & tilled --- that's if it doesn't rain :)

Drew Dubious April 12th, 2011 10:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by eagleheart (Post 749127)
Well I have just been thinking about what all I would like to plant:( My husband started some type of hot chili peppers he had brought from Mexico---but their not doing very well. Been planted for over a month but are only about 2 inches high. I've been trying to germinate some anise seeds ---- but those are going at all. I don't think this is going to be a good indoor starting year for me----although this is the first year we have ever tried to start plants indoors. Hopefully I can something oing inside & it will grow beautifully outside. I also would like to try to start some herbs inside---but will see. Garden will be burned off this week & tilled --- that's if it doesn't rain :)

Peppers are very tempermental and slow to start ;) Mine are prolly 3 months old now and around 3-4 inches at best.


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