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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby John P » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:03 pm

How early do you guys plant your gardens?.Up here in Canada or Ontario we do not really plant much before May 24th weekend (Victoria Day Long Weekend here in Canada)
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Eugene » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:50 am

John P wrote:How early do you guys plant your gardens?
Missouri University, Columbia, Mo., has ag test farms. The farms have soil temperature monitors with the data available on the internet.

I watch the local soil temperatures and will start planting some vegetables when the soil reaches 60F. This is central Missouri, so early crops mid April, May for the rest.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Peter Person » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:46 pm

So we've had enough cooperation from the weather such that my bride was able to get the garden planted over the weekend.
I get to till and pound stakes!
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Total footprint is 30' x 60'. Not using the end of the garden this year. Burned off the weeds and covered in black plastic.
Pig Fence is for cucumbers.
Several varieties of tomatoes and peppers, plus the usual green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, butternut, green soybeans, lettuce, parsley, garlic.

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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Shane N. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:15 am

Got the garden chopped out, cultivated and fertilized yesterday. Just in time for some much needed rain today.
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Postby Shane N. » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:36 am

What a difference 3 days makes. Have gotten 3” of rain since weds. This picture of the gauge is just since yesterday.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Shane N. » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:21 pm

First squash of the year. I was hoping to cultivate more then twice this year with the tractor but that’s not happening.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby SONNY » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:25 pm

LOVE the yellow squash! ----Didn't get ours to come up this year. --- wanted to freeze dry a lot of them, BUT that's out for this year!
The onions are about half sized so far, only have a few weeks growing time before harvest so hope they get some decent size to them. Sweet corn ranges from knee-high down to just planted yesterday. -- will see how this stage planting goes, never tried it before and so far I'm not impressed with growing corn that way! Sweet potatoes are growing decent despite the setback from cold weather and some nasty hail.
Small patch of popcorn is just short of knee high and came up good so we see what it does this year.
Our red beans are about ready to bloom, some of them didn't make it out of the hard ground, but 75% did so I planted 1 more row yesterday to see if they will do anything late.
The green beans are starting to bloom and look fairly good despite hail damage.
Radishes are done as is the leaf lettuce. Turnips dont look like they are going to bulb, just making tops and nothing underneath.
We are over a month late getting dry enough to garden this year AND now we need some rain!!! ---- We got a couple tenth's last night but didn't wet the ground under the trees so I am ready to start hauling water again this year.
Kinda figured it would be a bad garden year this time, so we are still attempting to get whatever we can to grow.
Potatoes are almost waist high and blooming, Early red norlands usually get it on real early here so we may have a few of them to munch on. Still spraying them for bugs and for right now it seams to be holding the bugs off! Thanks; sonny


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