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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Sat May 30, 2020 1:24 pm

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froze off potatoes are trying to come back,---NOW the beetles are on them!----never fails! usually the plants are big and tuff by now and bugs dont start on them this early.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby ajhbike » Sun May 31, 2020 5:16 pm

We have about 1000sqft of raised beds because we get salt flooded every 2 months. Asperagus and all the greens are doing good...keeps us out of the grocery store! All the other stuff is happening and it is nice to see everything taking off!

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Mht » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:38 pm

It’s finally dry here in Raleigh N C. The garden is coming along well. Okra, yellow squash, zucchini,cucumbers, cantaloupe, and watermelons are up and starting to grow well. Tomatoes are my main crop and they are looking great. I got them side dressed last week just before our last rain. Tomatoes already the size of tennis balls. I hope to be picking tomatoes in about two weeks. I hope to get finished with work early tomorrow and get my drip irrigation in. We’ve had about 6 inches of rain in the two weeks prior to this week but only a slight chance of any this week. It was 94 degrees here today and they are predicting temps in the low 90’s for the next several days. If this summer is like most in central nc I’ll be glad the irrigation system is in place. I sure am looking forward to a fresh tomato sandwich

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:58 pm

Mht wrote: I sure am looking forward to a fresh tomato sandwich

Me too, me too!!! I'm just a few miles away, so let me know when those tomatoes are ripe...I LOVE tomato sandwiches! :{_}:

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:20 am

Sweetcorn is sprouting, greenbeans just planted, 150 tomato plants transplanted, and all of the gardens tilled!--Neighbor made me use his fancy new tractor on my big tiller, so I went over everything after I mowed off the crop of weeds. Tilled an average of 6" deep, 1 pass and it did a good job. Ground level and even if I dont plant it all, ---it will be much easier to mow or spray the weeds as they come up.
I can't take care of the whole thing. ---still have the bladder control problem and it makes it hard to get stuff done.
The late freeze here did hurt all of the fruit and nut crops.---No walnuts or nuts of any kind set and trees are struggling to put on new leaves.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:42 am

We have had nearly perfect weather for starting a garden. I don't think I have ever seen seeds spring out of the ground so fast!
1 day of steady rain just after putting in the seeds. (was afraid they would drown or wash away)
4 days of HOT weather to warm up and dry out the top inch or two of the ground.
1 day of light misty rain and high humidity.
4 days of cooler weather (highs in the low 70's) Rain overnight the last two nights.
Yesterday and today is back into the 80's and dry.

I probably just missed my fertilize opportunity.
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:21 am

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one row of the potatoes. Have 8 more rows in the other garden.

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the onion row

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One side of the big garden tilled with the big tiller.

We did get a bit of rain over the last 2 days, so at least the weeds will grow!
So far we have transplanted over 200 tomato plants ---- might be time to quit! lol!

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:56 pm

In my neighborhood, that's no garden! And those aren't CUB tracks!
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:29 am

Well---maybe not a cub ----BUT it was a red one! --- Neighbor made me use his new one on my tiller to get the gardens broke up this time----ground got too dry/hard for my little Troy-Built's and my WD runs too fast to do much in hard ground.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:02 am

Did get 6 more quarts of strawberries canned from the patch making total of 9. Might be a few more later but if not at least we have 9 for winter use.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Eugene » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:27 pm

Dug and hung to dry some where around 20 to 30 lbs. of elephant garlic this morning. I have another row, about 1/3 of the elephant garlic crop, that will be ready to harvested in the next couple of weeks.

The hard and soft neck garlic, perhaps 40% of the total crop, don't appear to be any where near harvest ready.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Peter Person » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:07 pm

Strawberries started coming in strong this weekend, and with temps in the 80’s this week, harvest should continue. Yummy!
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby SONNY » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 am

Tatoes have been blooming for a long time,---small spuds starting under the plants,---needing water and I cant haul much this year ---- kinda lost my supply so not sure what will survive in the garden. Did hope for a small harvest this year but we will see.

one 8 row patch of tatoes behind the shed, have a long row out by the road.
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:41 am

Sure is dry! I've been watering the garden (small 34' x 34') most days hoping that the plants will keep the buds.
I have Sweet Corn, Yellow Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, Tomatoes. None seem very drought tolerant.

There are some recommendations for deep watering weekly instead of shallow watering daily. Thoughts on this?
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Re: 2020 gardens

Postby Eugene » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:11 am

outdoors4evr wrote:Sure is dry! There are some recommendations for deep watering weekly instead of shallow watering daily. Thoughts on this?
Spade in garden, check soil moisture depth.

I would go for the deep watering.

What I'm seeing in central missouri. We have had frequent rains. Top 2 inches of soil is damp, below that, dry.
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