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Old 03-19-2019, 04:13 PM   #51
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Are the yellow banana peppers?
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:24 PM   #52
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Are the yellow banana peppers?
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I've given up this year. I've been trying to till my garden for 8 months now and it won't stop frigg'n raining.
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:30 PM   #54
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NUTHIN' yet for our garden... Had some good dry weather these past 4 days or so... need at least 2 more weeks of drying before I can get the tractor in the plot. Almost buried it in my pasture last Sat. Had to dig a hole to bury some meat n stuff that was in a freezer that went bad... Almost didn't get it out...
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:31 PM   #55
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I have decided if you can't beat em.. join em.. I am just going to plants among the weeds and worry about chopping the weeds later.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:21 PM   #56
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Well, even with the plastic and blankets my tomatoes didnít make it through the freeze.
Got home from spring break and bought seven San Marzano plants from a local nursery. (All they had). Mine sure looked a lot better. Lol.
I planted my cucumbers and jalapeŮos as well.
Broccoli is ready to harvest. Brussels sprouts and onions are looking good. Iíve already harvested some asparagus spears. They sure are good.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:30 PM   #57
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The rest of my tomoatoes are going in this week. I planted a couple last week. Cucumbers will go in at the end of the week ahead of the rain. Probably wait another week or two on peppers. Okra will go in mid April. Onions, garlic, herbs are all doing well. Have one last round of radishes finishing up as well as spinach/lettuce. Tis the season!!
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:35 PM   #58
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Scotty, you need to be my neighbor. Dang!


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Old 03-19-2019, 07:35 PM   #59
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You need to make a road trip when itís time to can salsa and pickles!
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You need to make a road trip when itís time to can salsa and pickles!
That 'll learn her
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:06 PM   #61
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Iím trying to reap the benefits of YOUR labor not MY labor. Haha


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Old 03-19-2019, 08:29 PM   #62
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:00 AM   #63
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Rut-ro...I worry for your health. Railroad timbers are treated with creosote. Highly carcinogenic. Ive been under the impression that using railroad timbers was a big no no when building raised beds for a consumption garden.

My orchard is almost fully planted...a few skips...Ill plug some nectarine trees in those holes.

Im propagating some chile petin plants now...theyve got some new growth...so Im hopeful. They were struggling when they were vertical...so I laid them over and covered the stems and just left the leaves poking out of my propagation bed sand.
Never heard of that. Thanks for the heads up, Iíll look into it. We were able to build 2. 10x20 boxes using regular wood. We also got a 1.5 acre field planted with red potatoes
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:41 AM   #64
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Mine are all prepped. Only thing I planted so far is strawberries and carrots. Trying to decide what else we want to plant this year.

For the raised bed gardeners, i always build my own but my wife bought me a poly version that looks like wood from home depot. Super simple and easy, and hopefully will hold up better than cedar. $50 for a 4x4x12" box

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Old 03-22-2019, 03:58 AM   #65
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Anyone order their plants online? Got any good website recommendations? Thanks
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Old 03-22-2019, 09:38 AM   #66
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Best there is: https://www.willhiteseed.com/index.php

For fruits/berries: https://www.starkbros.com
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:19 PM   #67
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Thanks! I got some stuff on the way
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:43 PM   #68
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Long day in the garden today before the rains this weekend...
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:16 AM   #69
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I have one raised box 3x14. Not very good at gardening. I plan on putting peppers and tomatoes. What other veggie is good to start this time of year? I’m thinking squash zucchini. Is it to late for Brussels, asperagas and onions?
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:29 AM   #70
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Can someone post a link to the DIY thread for a strawberry post? The search function on here is blocked at work. Want to build one for my granddaughter.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:58 AM   #71
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I have heard from several gardening buddies that they use epsom salts as a fertilizer . . anyone here use it . .
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:00 AM   #72
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Planted 3/22
First rain 3/24

60 day harvest corn
Top pick purple hulls
Spinach
Radishes
Hot pepper medley (habaneros, Tabasco, and a few others)
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:30 AM   #73
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Cleaned out the Raised Beds yesterday evening...will be planting
4-5 different types of peppers
3 types of tomatoes
Spinach
Cucumbers
Green beans maybe (never tried those)
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:52 AM   #74
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I use it on my squash for blossom rot.


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Old 03-26-2019, 08:39 AM   #75
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I did well with radishes and lettuce going through the winter. I planted carrots about a month ago and im hoping to get a harvest before it gets to hot. I have several varieties of peppers and tomatoes along with tomatillos, eggplant, celery, okra, cucumbers and squash.
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:09 AM   #76
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Looks like I might be able to finally clean out the garden spot and turn it over Thursday or Friday if the rain will hold of a couple more days!!! Gonna drag the spot down this evening and if the wind is not too high, burn it off. Gotta pull last year's tomato stakes (rebar), then till everything under and let it sit a week or so... Here's hopin'!
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:10 AM   #77
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For fruits/berries: https://www.starkbros.com
Ordered a few Kiowa blackberry plants from them, and was very impressed.
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:23 AM   #78
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Tilled and made rows last weekend.
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I have heard from several gardening buddies that they use epsom salts as a fertilizer . . anyone here use it . .
I haven't used it but i have read it does good things in the garden. I use the natural farming method and make a lot of my own fertilizers. Check out this link.

http://www.cgnfindia.com/
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I use it all the time on everything. It is a standard part of my amendments. I also sprinkle it liberally on all the fruit trees and berry bushes.Magnesium sulfate.
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:02 PM   #82
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Got a little something going this year. Already decided to double the size this weekend.




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Old 03-31-2019, 11:55 AM   #83
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Like most things I tend to dive straight in to the deep end. Already doubled the size of the garden and started some seeds with a heat mat and ďgreenhouseĒ.




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Old 03-31-2019, 05:00 PM   #84
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I was finally able to turn over (till) my wife's garden plots Friday afternoon... Lord willing, I'll till it again mid-week then make rows for her to plant by next weekend... Not sure yet what she will be able to get going this late, but we will give 'er a whirl... I know because of the way I had to rush things, we will likely be fighting weeds right from the get-go...
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I have learned this past winter that lettuce is about the easiest dang thing to grow but we just don't eat enough of it here to go down that road again. Going to scratch that one from winters garden. Hate to see it all just go to waste. And giving away fresh organic lettuce is 10x's harder than growing it. First world problem #334.
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:21 PM   #86
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I'm gonna pass on make-n one this year. Still got about 8 gallons of okra in the freezer from last year. And enough Cayennes to last the next 9 years or more, in the freezer .
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I have learned this past winter that lettuce is about the easiest dang thing to grow but we just don't eat enough of it here to go down that road again. Going to scratch that one from winters garden. Hate to see it all just go to waste. And giving away fresh organic lettuce is 10x's harder than growing it. First world problem #334.
Just plant half as much!

I had to pull all of my spinach and lettuce a week or two ago in order to get everything in. I have limited space so not much overlapping in my situation. I'm already missing it!!
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What is yalls preferred lettuce?
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I plant both Romaine and leaf lettuce. Usually a mix of seeds. Along with spinach.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:19 AM   #90
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We do buttercrunch lettuce.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:10 PM   #91
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Anyone do anything with heirloom seeds? Been reading a bit about it. I think it would be neat to grow some old school stuff. Stumbled across a tomato seed that was brought over from Italy in the late 1800's.
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Had a heavy frost last night. I guess another tonight. Glad I covered my tomato's up.
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Anyone do anything with heirloom seeds? Been reading a bit about it. I think it would be neat to grow some old school stuff. Stumbled across a tomato seed that was brought over from Italy in the late 1800's.
I have heirloom tomatoes in the garden now but not that old of an heirloom. Mine are called Mortage Lifter tomatoes...developed during the 1900's by a guy out of Illinois I believe. Sold enough to pay off his mortage note.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:02 AM   #94
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THESE 30 something decree nights or not helping much in the garden!!!
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Guess it's a good thing our garden was delayed a bit... we have had frost last 2 mornings out on the prairie... was 33 this morning when I left the house and headed into town. My mature pecan tree had not budded yet, but a new one I planted 2 years ago already had small leaves on it... Probably won't go well for it this year...
Might get to turn the plot over again this evening and maybe lay down some rows so my bride can begin planting, but... Old folks at home used to say, "when it thunders in February, it will frost in April." It thundered quite a bit in February round about my place, and especially near the end of the month so I'm bettin' we get a good stiff cool spell round about Easter... they also used to refer to that as the annual "Easter Cool Snap"... Here's hopin'...
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Heavy frost here again. My garden is only 10" x 10" so I cover the whole top with some wind screen. Small, but enough for two people and some friends. Onions in another 10' x 10'.
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Can someone help me out with my seedlings? I started them on Feb 10 and they seem to not be growing like they should. I figured that they would be ready to put in the ground by now but they are not. They have been under a grow light.


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Old 04-07-2019, 02:33 PM   #99
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Got tomatoes, peppers, herbs, yellow squash, carrots, green beans in the ground.

Pears, lemon, grapefruit, olive, fig, orange, lime, blackbery and blueberry where planted last year. I hope I get some out of them this year.

Still need to so okra, cucumber and eggplant.

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Everything is in for me except for okra. Nice soaker yesterday should get everything up and running. No major issues or setbacks yet. Now it's hurry up and wait and get all my canning gear situated.
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