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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Eugene » Mon Apr 03, 2023 9:13 am

SONNY wrote:Kinda wonder since I have some store garlic in a sack, IF I planted it this spring and leave it for another year if it would bulb since I cant keep it til fall. I'm in no hurry for it, - -just an experiment to see what it would do.
Mail order stuff dont seam to be had in the fall here so thats why I never get any planted on time! --- well plus kinda costly! lol!
Put garlic in refrigerator for a couple of weeks before planting. Vernalization.

I planted some garlic about a month ago. Should do OK. If not, seed for fall planting.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby SONNY » Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:49 am

this been sitting in the cold all winter on the basement steps where it was around 32* most of the time. Some of the ones I cut to use have green sprouts inside but none outside yet so they should have been cold enough maybe!
gonna try some since we have quite a few left in the bag that was bought last summer.
I was going to plant them along the edge where they will be out of the way if I need to leave them for another year.

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Peter Person » Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:02 am

Our garlic is up about 3-4" here in north-central Connecticut.
Still to wet in the garden to do anything, same with the old chicken yard where we are going to try our hand at sweet corn this year.
Supposed to hit mid-70's today - that'll help dry the ground up.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby SONNY » Sun Apr 09, 2023 8:04 am

got 8 long rows of rr sweetcorn planted yesterday and part of the gardens tilled over the first time. looks like dry flour. LOVE the way fall plowed ground tills up! lol!
Onion plants now have long roots starting down, so they off and runnin!

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Jw79nc » Mon Apr 10, 2023 1:45 pm

My Wife wants to try growing a little rice and sugar cane down here in Eastern NC (zone 7), but I have zero experience with either of those crops!

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby SONNY » Tue Apr 11, 2023 9:29 am

I always wanted to try some here in Illinois but never could get any seed! lol! The problem with cane is having a press to get the juice squeezed out! --- I can grow cane here for sure but never tried rice!
I did get 1 row of taters planted and the remaining strawberry plants dug up from the old bed and tilled it up and will plant something else there.
The new berry bed looks like it got winter damage kinda bad cause we had NO snow cover during the winter here.
The sage is greening up, rhubarb is coming but slow, trees are budding and fruit trees starting to bloom, FINALLY!
Spring MIGHT be here!!!LOL!

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 11, 2023 9:46 am

Jw79nc wrote:My Wife wants to try growing a little rice and sugar cane down here in Eastern NC (zone 7), but I have zero experience with either of those crops!
On line, your state university extension should have information on the crops.

Also, your county government city will/should have state and federal ag related offices. Lot of good information and some times free loan of machinery.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Apr 12, 2023 6:04 pm

I plowed a small area today. I'll get the peas in tomorrow.

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby customcutter » Thu Apr 13, 2023 9:14 pm

We've been at the In-laws in LA (lower Al) since mid-March. Pa had disced up a 50'X400' area back in the fall for a spring garden with the big JD7520. He hit it again when we got here and used a cultivator on it a couple of time. I managed to get the SAV running, but the front cultivator arms were rusted solid on one side. I actually broke the connecting clevis trying to free up the arms.

I borrowed a set of clamps for the hillers from the man that we took the radiator to for repair in Marianna, Fl. It finally dried up enough to work the ground (we've had 10-12" of rain in 6 weeks) and I put the hillers on the rear bars even with the center of the rear tires. After throwing up 16 rows I moved the hillers in so that the outside was even with the inside edge of the rear tires, and hilled up the beds again. I wound up with furrows about 8" deeper than the tops of the beds.

I "rigged" up a Cole Duplex planter off the rear of the SAV and managed to plant 12 400' rows of Silvermine corn. We also planted some bush pole beans, okra, eggplant, sweet potatoes, crook neck squash, zucchini squash, cherry tomatoes, beef steak tomatoes, cantaloupes, and water melon.

The next 2 days we got over 2" of rain again and temps dropped into the 40's. Tomorrow will be 1 week since planting. Hope to see some seeds busting through the ground soon!

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 14, 2023 6:01 pm

Tilled the garden today. Snow showers forecast for Tuesday. :roll:
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby customcutter » Fri Apr 14, 2023 6:44 pm

Sunflower seeds, some bush pole beans, and just a handful of corn busting through today!

I "busted all the middles" (Pa's speak) today. Rigged up some wide sweeps and ran the furrows is what I would call it, LOL.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Peter Person » Fri Apr 14, 2023 6:45 pm

Garlic coming along.
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Somehow a daffodil bulb got mixed in.

Need rain badly.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby Peter Person » Sat Apr 15, 2023 5:45 pm

Been so dry I decided to till the 20’ x 30’ chicken yard where we’re going to try our hands with sweet corn.
Kicked up lots of rocks, pieces of pressure treated lumber and composite decking we had used to set the coop on, as well as rocks just being in the ground.
We have 20’ depth of sand, with a high water table in late winter and spring. Without much rain this spring ground is dry, on top of two days of 90* temperatures.
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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby SONNY » Sat Apr 15, 2023 8:13 pm

sweetcorn has sprouted and starting up. Onions are going big time, and today I got more stuff planted, also got the seed pots planted. ---will see how goes the coming week, ---they say snow BUT I seriously doubt that will happen!

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Re: 2023 garden season

Postby ajhbike » Sun Apr 16, 2023 3:41 am

Peas planted St. Patty's Day are up and had our first asparagus. Garlic is 10" tall. Another couple weeks and everything goes in. I would try rigging up a shop press for cane


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