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Old 01-21-2020, 12:12 PM   #1
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I really wanted to start on the boat build first thing this morning but I had a small window to get the ground ready for spring planting before the rains come so, I knocked it out. This week we will start our seeds and as usual, put half in the ground the end of February. Most say I plant a good month too early but, only the strong survive and Iím harvesting when most are just planting!





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Old 01-21-2020, 12:30 PM   #2
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Yup, my garden is covered in grass and weeds and still has okra stalks standing......
be good to put onions in now
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:07 PM   #3
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I got 1015, sweet, and red onions planted yesterday. Added some cabbage and cauliflower, but really wanted to get onions going earlier this year.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:09 PM   #4
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I worked mine up yesterday, haven't planted anything yet though.

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Old 01-21-2020, 01:11 PM   #5
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Just harvested some of my carrots. First time trying white carrots, a little more of a mild carrot taste.
Kolarabi is about 3 weeks from harvest. Another first for me that was incredibly easy and will be an annual winter crop going forward.
Collard greens are doing amazing.
Snow peas are flourishing.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:24 PM   #6
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...still waterlogged and tomorrow looks like it's only going to get wetter...Thinkin' bout putting up a berm and turnin' it into a crawfish pond!
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:22 PM   #7
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I can't wait until my new house is finished so I can start a garden! Looking forward to joining in on the fun!
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:32 AM   #8
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I have a couple of friends that use Epsom salts on their tomato plants and swear by it . . I've made a commitment to do it as well . . Pros/cons? . .

#fillthepipeline
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:37 AM   #9
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...still waterlogged and tomorrow looks like it's only going to get wetter...Thinkin' bout putting up a berm and turnin' it into a crawfish pond!
You'd have a small fortune in mudbugs by now with the rains you've reported in the last year or so
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:54 AM   #10
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I have a couple of friends that use Epsom salts on their tomato plants and swear by it . . I've made a commitment to do it as well . . Pros/cons? . .

#fillthepipeline


I put epsom salt in the ground when I plant, and dissolved in water every so often. I have always done this and have almost always have had successfully tomato plants.


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Old 01-22-2020, 12:04 PM   #11
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I put epsom salt in the ground when I plant, and dissolved in water every so often. I have always done this and have almost always have had successfully tomato plants.


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Sprayed on the plant or on the ground?
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:11 PM   #12
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We have harvested beets, turnips, greens from both, plenty of sugar snap peas, a few carrots, and a bunch of mustard greens. Brocolli and various salad greens have been pretty good at the house beds.

Still have more beets, swiss chard, and a bunch of carrots in the community garden plot
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:34 PM   #13
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Almost time to plant Potatoes.
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:44 PM   #14
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Sprayed on the plant or on the ground?
On the ground. I pt a few tablespoons in the hole i transplant my tomatoe plants in. It helps to set the blooms and as a fertilizer. I also add lime to the soil which helps prevent blossom end rot on tomatoes.
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:53 PM   #15
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Almost time to plant Potatoes.

Don't know about where you are, but round East Texas, taters were always planted on Valentine's Day, Feb 14...


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On the ground. I pt a few tablespoons in the hole i transplant my tomatoe plants in. It helps to set the blooms and as a fertilizer. I also add lime to the soil which helps prevent blossom end rot on tomatoes.

These are very good tips! I always either used lime or potash in the ground with my taters, but never for 'maters... If I get to plant this year, I'll do the Epsom salt and lime for the maters too!
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:38 PM   #16
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Radish
Carrots
Lettuce
Milkweed
Body bag roses
Sunflower seeds
Purple coneflower
Jasmine grafts

And some other stuff my kids wanted to put in

I'm going to grab a few REAL rose plants from Tyler before it's all said and done

Oh.
Onions too
A red and a Texas variety
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:35 PM   #17
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We have no idea what we're doing...but we are enjoying our first backyard garden. Still adding to it. Tomatoes are next.



Here's the first video we made when we first started setting it up:

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Old 03-03-2020, 08:05 PM   #18
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Almost time to plant Potatoes.
My potatoes have already leafed out, and I covered them again yesterday.
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Old 03-03-2020, 08:22 PM   #19
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My potatoes have already leafed out, and I covered them again yesterday.
First time I've grown them.but mine are looking great! I'm planning adding more dirt tomorrow
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Old 03-03-2020, 08:52 PM   #20
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I've just sprayed prodiamine as a weed killer. Onions, carrots and potatoes up next after a few days.
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Old 03-15-2020, 11:06 AM   #21
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We got out this morning and weeded the garden as well as pulled some carrots. Potatoes, onion, brussel sprouts, a few more carrots and dewberries all look good. The remaining asparagus I am letting go to seed for next season.






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Old 03-15-2020, 02:37 PM   #22
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I added a little soil to the tater mounds, got the tomatoes and peppers transferred as well as corn seed. With everyone being all stupid buying stores out when most probably donít even cook makes me thankful and grateful we shouldnít go hungry.


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Old 03-15-2020, 02:51 PM   #23
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We got our Asparagus in the ground over a month ago, it will be another year before we see anything off of them but they are above the ground a growing, Garlic and onions took off really well. Picking up another truck load of dirt next week if weather permits to fill up the other Two raised beds and get some other perennial veggies
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