Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:51 pm

Nice lookin garden George. What are you using to mulch your maters?

Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:12 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Nice lookin garden George. What are you using to mulch your maters?


Marinated wood chips from a tree trimmer. This is my first year so I have no recommendations, but I think it may keep the 'maters off the dirt. After I plow it under I expect it to disappear.

Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:14 pm

Marinated in what? :?

Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:37 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Marinated in what? :?


:D :D Itself in a pile for several years. :D :D

Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:16 pm

This has been an excellent spring season in SW Arkansas. Rain about every week, sometimes more than one per week. Farmer's markets now selling new potatoes, corn, tomatoes, okra, squash, green beans. A good year for early gardens. Dan

Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:19 am

Couldn't agree more Dan!!!My garden got put in about 2 weeks early this year.Most of the time I get frosted but not this year.Can't wait to start getting some cash for vacation!!!!Kevin

Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:59 am

Golly,
Your gardens in Ohio are higher than my feed corn here in Alabama!! This is the first year I can remember that the "Knee high" phrase could be used here. In fact, I got in a cultivation last Saturday (its not braggin'......just pathetic.....)

Things may be looking up though. We've had rain three days in a row. Sure hope we can save some of the stuff.....

Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:03 am

Seen it was real dry down there!!!!We have been getting spotty thunder storms not soakers but at least rain.Corn is growing real fast now!!!!Kevin peas and yellow squash go on sale this weekend!!!! :D :D

Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:40 am

KETCHAM wrote:Seen it was real dry down there!!!!We have been getting spotty thunder storms not soakers but at least rain.Corn is growing real fast now!!!!Kevin peas and yellow squash go on sale this weekend!!!! :D :D


I'm glad you're getting rain. We got .2 yesterday and it doubled our total for June. Even my zucinni stays the same size it was a week ago. I don't want to hear any viagra jokes.

Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:54 am

We got .2 yesterday and it doubled our total for June.

George, I'll open the cover on the bed of my truck tonight, and collect some rain water and bring on Sunday. We've gotten rain every evening here since Monday, gald to finally see it. Had a bad storm come thru Tues evening, I got over an inch in 2 hrs. Bad thing is, it's so dry, comes down so hard, it never gets a chance to soak in.

Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:37 pm

Corn is doing real well,still need some rain.Some of it almost shoulder high!!!Got stuff out front,Squash and peas.Kevin :D :D :D

Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:24 pm

It's been drier than cracker juice here in GA, but finally got 2 and 1/2" this past Sunday afternoon, thank the Lord! Corn is only about 8" tall now and will have to have the rain for sure now to do anything!