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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:24 am

Has anybody here tried these?
https://www.gurneys.com/product/kozy-koats
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:34 am

I never did, but they should work. The idea of them has merit.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Eugene » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:23 am

March 21. Transplanted out of place garlic. Went to fill in spots where last fall planting did not grow. Was surprised to find some of the bare spots had garlic starting to sprout.

Made stackable wire meshed bottom frames 1 1/2 years ago for drying black walnuts. Will use them for curing garlic.

One spear of asparagus growing. Spring is here. Fresh asparagus before to long.

Soil temperature is 45 degrees, time to plant radish.
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:17 am

Seeds arrived on Saturday. Doing some math on the maturity dates. Not sure how to put a table into a post, so starting with a pic.
GardenDates.JPG

Farmers Almanac has the average frost dates for your zip code here.
https://www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates

Also, here is an old, but decent article on staggered planting.
https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/download.php?id=20
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:48 am

Research your online state university extension services.

Missouri has suggested planting dates and best brand names of vegetables for various areas.

Missouri has ag farms with online soil temperatures.
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:31 pm

I have a funny feeling that Missouri is at the top of the curve when it comes to farming data and support.
Michigan is more... well... focused on... Pure Michigan advertisements.

MSU is a pretty good resource for our area though. Great idea!
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Mht » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:43 am

The garden is ready. I limed and tilled about a month ago. I put down fertilizer and hilled up rows last week with the cub. I have 18 85 ft long rows. 500 heirloom tomatoes started in the greenhouse. I’m cutting stakes from salvage lumber as hard as I can go. I have about 300 cut. I sure hope the weather will cooperate about the middle of next month to get plants in the ground. Heirloom tomatoes sell for over 4 dollars a pound in my area stores so I’m hoping to sell mine at some local farmers markets if they produce well. Worst case my wife and I and all our friends will have plenty to eat and put up

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:38 pm

Seeds in hand, mud in garden, so that's out for now. ---Hope it dont do like last year again! Cold/wet/late then turn hot/dry.
Small garden this year so water hauling wont be as bad. Might have to borrow 1 of the neighbors tractors to pull the tri-axle and big tank on it. --big tank last longer for small garden. ---Dont think diesel truck is gonna run this year---junk 7.3 motor and automatic transmission has major problems that are not possible for me to fix.-
Anyway still going over the Horse tillers to see what it takes to get 2 of them ready---the other 5 can sit. 2 should handle the little garden.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:10 am

Between my osteo arthritis that is spreading through all my joints and even into my neck, and my wife having breast cancer I doubt we will have a garden this year.
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:37 pm

Did finally get the onion plants in yesterday, ---should have been planted by Mar 15 for best results, so we will see IF they make bulbs or not this year. Wet ground til yesterday, ---still not real dry, kinda stickin to the tiller tines but did make a decent row for them. Only had 3 bunches this year as opposed to the 30+ bunches in past years.
Only trying to plant enough garden for us this year. Diapers suck!!! ---only get an hour, then wet legs again. Having hard time getting diapers now, so I try to get max use from each one. ---For the most part I just let it run till socks get wet, then go change and wash and dry my plastic shoes! lol!!

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:14 pm

This is part of the row planted yesterday, today I was handed 3 more bunches of onion plants, so tomorrow I will attempt to get them planted. Ground don't work up very good this year since it never did winter out.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:24 am

SONNY wrote: Ground don't work up very good this year since it never did winter out.


What does this mean? It didn't freeze? :surrender: :hattip:
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:58 am

YUP!! didn't freeze out last winter so things might get interesting this year, I am sure bugs and weeds are going to be right up front and center and hard to control this year! ---Hope I am wrong! lol!!

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:09 pm

Thanks, my Yankee language skills are messing with my Ozark genes on that one.
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:49 am

Got the potatoes planted yesterday so that job is done!


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