Gardens For 2018 Season

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:10 pm

Looks like rain heading in today.--temps hanging around 30 degrees. still a lotta snow, not melting very fast!
3' would be ruff!!--I still need to get a few more plants started too!--Probably be a while before ground work can resume! thanks; sonny
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Mike H » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:43 pm

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this is the ''rain'' for last night
suposta be 50 degrees tomorrow

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no I didn't snow blow lost the firm base ,,all soft under the snow.

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Eugene » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:22 pm

Garlic is doing great. Asparagus is just now starting to emerge. Need to remove straw from strawberry beds.

Going to try blanching the asparagus, freeze, then vacuum sealing this season. Tried freezing, but the asparagus turned into mush. Have tried dehydrating, the asparagus turned into flakes.

Wife really likes asparagus. Been giving away excess because none of the previous preserving methods worked out. Would try pickling asparagus except the wife doesn't like pickled asparagus.

Some things grow great is this part of the Ozarks. Found that out when I had a bumper crop of okra and I was the only family member to eat it. Now I only grow vegetables the entire family will help eat.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:56 pm

You are bout 3 weeks ahead of us over here!---A hint to keeping veggies from going soft,---Skip the pre-cook stage! We here just wipe good, pack, then freeze, comes out just like it went in!---A lot of folks have this problem and it comes down to the pre-cook step being the problem! thanks; sonny
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Eugene » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:13 pm

Looks like I'm in for a rainy period. Drought has disappeared. Gonna rake the straw of the strawberries tomorrow.

Ground temperature is suitable for planting a row of radish. I buy packets of different radish, mix the seeds together. I do this because the different types of radish mature at different rates.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:49 pm

I cut some of our garden today, notice the left rear tire with mud. Almost buried the tractor. Had to hit the differential lock and pick the cut away up in a hurry. The lower right side is severely wet.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:37 pm

Well,---Today it's snowing and temps down to 20* tonight!! Onion plants will have snow cover, so should be o.k.!--Have seed potatoes ( 120 pounds) to plant.--hope to get them in around April 10 or so!--THIS year,--- may not happen!!@--LOL!!!! thanks; sonny
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:52 am

Wasn't 20 for the low --It was 9*--- hope onion plants are ok.!! thanks; sonny
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Indy4570 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:20 am

daffodils have been blooming for a while now, wild plums and now redbuds have begun to bloom. last night we had ice -_-
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Super A » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:46 pm

I had every intention to plant some sweet corn by Mar. 21 or so. It's been so cool for the last few weeks I decided to hold off. I intend to plant some this week. I've had cabbage and broccoli set out for probably 2 weeks and I planted Irish potatoes today.....

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby v w » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:15 am

18 yesterday morning. Had to throw blankets over plants to make smaller space to heat. I've never had to to that in the 20 or so years I've had a greenhouse. Average low is 33. Weeds beginning to grow in garden but was just a bit wet. Rototilled yesterday afternoon anyway. Onion plants should be here soon. We did get to 50 yesterday. Forecast cold for rest of week. Vern

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Mike H » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:22 pm

welp I got most of the roma's and the rutger's trans planted this week [about 50 more to do] into plastic cubes
hope its not too early ,,their 2'' tall

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:16 am

Had more snow here, melted the next day, onion plants still look good despite the 17* temps at night!---only 30 to 35 during the day.--looks like a couple days ahead might be upper 50's.--- still winter!! LOL!!!

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby outdoors4evr » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:51 am

20 degrees and 3" of accumulated Snow Yesterday, 70 degrees tomorrow. What happened to spring?
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:01 pm

Tried cutting our garden again today, lower side still too wet for big tractor. Got Arnold out with the yard tool and did the whole thing. It was a little sticky with him but managed to do okay.
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