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Time to plant

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by cubancigar2000, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Going to be 74 here in Idaho today. Tilled my garden yesterday ( 100 X 35) and will plant green onions and radishes today. Have 40 pepper plants and some Kale & Basil started in the greenhouse. Love this time of year.
     
  2. mcneeley5

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    This last weekend Kathleen and me pruned 1150 Malbec grape vines. I felt bad cutting them back but gotta do it! We planted them last spring, we will put a couple more acres next year.
     
  3. Bisi

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    It was 64 last Saturday so I tilled up part of my garden spot. Tuesday I planted a row of onions and a row of peas. The plan for today was to plant another row of peas but the temp this morning is 20 degrees! Welcome to Indiana. I was always taught to plant potatoes on Good Friday, but if the ground isn't frozen I'm going to plant some this weekend on St. Pat's day.

    In the early 80s I lived in Nevada, and loved it. The plan was to always move back, but now I don't think I could leave my garden behind. I've worked too hard to get to where it is now. I got blackberries, peach, apple, pear tree, English walnut, black walnut, pecan, hickory, hazelnut, chestnut trees. Then you add in the vegetables I raise. Compared to most people I spend very little on food, most of mine comes from the garden. I guess that is one thing Indiana weather is good for - plants like it. I just wished I liked the Indiana summer (heat and humidity) as much as my tomato plants. LOL
     
  4. chuckie68

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    OK you guys,

    I'm in Michigan (Detroit) and there is still spotty snow on the ground and the ground is still frozen. I'm jealous.

    Chuck
     
  5. slayer

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    Be a little longer yet here in northern MI. Neighbor did this snow dog in my yard last week. Bill
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  6. Catpower

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    The wife just started 300 mater plants in the hot boxes, pepper, cabbage, the whole shooting match, I need to drag the sweetcorn patch, will plant another acre of it this year

    I have no idea why we still have a freezer full of it, guess we just like raising stuff

    I am pretty good at raising cane
     
  7. MNGuns

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    Couple of months yet before putting anything in the ground around here.
     
  8. cubancigar2000

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    I put out 4 rows of radishes, two rows of green onions, some turnips and the rest ( basil, thyme, oregano ) went into pots in the greenhouse today
     
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    Lemon Cucumbers and Cucuzza are in the ground!

    milt
     
  10. ljutic73

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    Trying to snow here in southern Albetrta...most gardens here don't get planted until the 3rd weekend in May...when the soil temp is high enough to get things germinated...
     
  11. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Milt, cucuzza is a new one on me, looked it up and it looks like a zuchinni
     
  12. mette56

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    Lou, it's very popular amongst Italians. Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) is a hobby gardner and this is her favorite veggie. Need a tall fence to grow on...they will grow indefinately. Large elephant type leaves with big white flowers all over. Hand pollenate for best results.

    PM me your address and I'll send you some seeds (I have thousands). Very unique and fun to grow and the most nutty tasting squash you ever ate. Must peel outer skin and harvest when 16 to 20 inches long.

    milt
     
  13. BILL GRILL

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    Ok you guys quit rubbing it in. I took this picture Monday morning. We are buried. 4 degrees the last two mornings. Oh ya I am on the balmy southern shore of Lake Superior.



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  14. ljutic73

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    Lake effect snow eh Bill?....bummer...

    Ron
     
  15. Ed Y

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    Here in NJ we plant peas, onions, and potatoes on St Patrick's day.

    Ed Yanchok
     
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    Just got the seed starting stuff and the grow lights out of the shed. We still have frost in the ground, won't till and add compost until April 1st.

    Going to start some new heirloom tomato seeds this year. Myself and some friends of mine, save our heirloom seeds and trade them. With a nice spring I'll have them in the ground by the first of may, but you know that.

    Wayne
     
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    Good to plant some veggies and sit back with a few cold drinks here in the west. My Pops in GA has weeded all of his planter boxes and is getting ready for some beans and tomatoes and my favorite okra.
     
  18. cubancigar2000

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    I lost a few gardens in Indiana Wayne - I learned to wait until Mothers day. Out here I am safe now but I am waiting two weeks
     
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    We have snow on the ground. A few warm days to tease us followed by some days below freezing. The peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, eggplant are growing in the greenhouse. Last frost is typically during the first week of May. The raspberries are starting to green already. Will plant some things before last frost. Will eventually have radishes, peanuts, lettuce, onions, garlic, potatoes peas and beans in addition to the stuff started in the greenhouse.
     
  20. birdogs

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    Probably a bit too early to plant our warm season grasses in NJ. However, we did burn today in preparation for planting. In the next couple of weeks we hope to till the areas to be planted and get the seed in.

    Since it is a grass it only needs to make ground contact and does not need to be "turned in" although it can tolerate beind buriod about 1 inch. We usually us a "drag" to insure ground contact. Although these native grasses are supposed to need no fertilizer, we have found that if we do fertilize initially, we get a much better result. After the grasses are established in the first year, we don't seem to have to fertilize again.

    These grasses are great for holding birds and hampering hawks and Owls if planted in the right "thickness" - not too thick and not too thin.

    These grasses serve another purpose and that is to serve as fuel when we burn next year.
     
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