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    With the weather being nice in the 2 week forecast I plan on putting in most of the gardens this weekend. I think I will leave the peppers out for another week and see if the weather pattern holds.

    Plans for this weekend green beans ,bokchoy,spinnish, zucchini, tomatoes, Swisschard, lettuce, kale.

    Plan on holding the pepper patch it's 15 by 11ft area, that will hold around 25 to 30 pepper plants. Doing a few more banana peppers this year only had 2 last year and they produced alot . I made at least a dozen jars of pickled peppers and they were great hit and easy to make.

    Who's taking advantage of the weather and putting in their garden's ?

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    Not a chance. I've learned over many years that heavy frost is very possible up to the end of May +. Have planted pansies though as they can handle colder weather .
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    I have potatoes and onions in. Starting to see sprouts
    For other veggies I always look around mothers day to get them planted
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    Way to early in my area, I bought one hanging flower the other day to give the bumble bees something to eat and one tomato plant but they both go in the garage each night.

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    I'm a confirmed "not till after the 24 weekend" for plants. In the mean time bumper crop of asparagus this year, peas coming along nicely as are the onion. Even the leeks are doing well.
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    Tilled up one garden ,made it a bit bigger as well. If it works out it will give me an extra lettuce and bean crop. . About 6 year ago I had a radish crop done by the end of May in time to replace it with other vegetables. The past 2 years it's been late getting in early June, 3 years ago it was mid may. I usually put in as the weather pattern holds peppers I won't put in till the night lows stay above 8

    I'm still going ahead with half on Sunday will be stopping in at the nursery after a morning appointment. Worst-case I loose 30 to 50 bucks and a few hours ,best case ill be picking fresh greens by the end of the month.


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    Most of my cold hardy vegetables have been in since early April. Unless it gets below -7 Celsius they can handle it, if it does get that cold I put row covers over them. My cold hardy selection this year includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, onions, lettuces, spinach and celery. Garlic that was planted in late October of last year, sprouted early and is now about 10Ē tall. I sowed carrot seeds between my garlic rows a couple weeks ago and theyíve all emerged. The parsnip was planted the same time as the carrots but has yet to surface.

    The prep work is done on most of my raised beds to start beans and peas this weekend. I should have started peas a month ago but Iíve changed their location and built a new raised bed for them. Now Iíll be planting 24í of them. My kids gobble them up to quick to freeze any, so Iím hoping this time around there will be more.

    Cucumbers, squash and zucchini are all started indoors waiting for the end of may. Our nights are still a bit too cold for these plants.

    Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are bulking up under the grow lights and also waiting for some warmer nights. Iíve got 72 tomato plants and 40 peppers waiting to come outside and harden off. Itís worth starting peppers in February. They are of a good size and incredibly green and leafy. Hopefully will translate into a bumper crop. As for the tomatoes, Iím experimenting with more beefsteak varieties this year and only a few plum varieties.

    Iíll probably be starting my herbs indoors this weekend or next. Basil, oregano and summer savoury mainly. The thyme over wintered nicely and weíre already using it. Maybe Iíll get a couple of rosemary too.

    No potatoes this year. My crop failed last year and I donít want to waste the space. I might look into container growing for them and see if it will work.

    Forgot to mention the asparagus I started last year came up nicely. Theyíre still too small to harvest so maybe in a year or two more they will mature.

    Iím looking forward to a productive gardening season. Bring on the warm weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdbuff View Post
    Most of my cold hardy vegetables have been in since early April. Unless it gets below -7 Celsius they can handle it, if it does get that cold I put row covers over them. My cold hardy selection this year includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, parsley, onions, lettuces, spinach and celery. Garlic that was planted in late October of last year, sprouted early and is now about 10Ē tall. I sowed carrot seeds between my garlic rows a couple weeks ago and theyíve all emerged. The parsnip was planted the same time as the carrots but has yet to surface.

    The prep work is done on most of my raised beds to start beans and peas this weekend. I should have started peas a month ago but Iíve changed their location and built a new raised bed for them. Now Iíll be planting 24í of them. My kids gobble them up to quick to freeze any, so Iím hoping this time around there will be more.

    Cucumbers, squash and zucchini are all started indoors waiting for the end of may. Our nights are still a bit too cold for these plants.

    Tomatoes, peppers and eggplant are bulking up under the grow lights and also waiting for some warmer nights. Iíve got 72 tomato plants and 40 peppers waiting to come outside and harden off. Itís worth starting peppers in February. They are of a good size and incredibly green and leafy. Hopefully will translate into a bumper crop. As for the tomatoes, Iím experimenting with more beefsteak varieties this year and only a few plum varieties.

    Iíll probably be starting my herbs indoors this weekend or next. Basil, oregano and summer savoury mainly. The thyme over wintered nicely and weíre already using it. Maybe Iíll get a couple of rosemary too.

    No potatoes this year. My crop failed last year and I donít want to waste the space. I might look into container growing for them and see if it will work.

    Forgot to mention the asparagus I started last year came up nicely. Theyíre still too small to harvest so maybe in a year or two more they will mature.

    Iím looking forward to a productive gardening season. Bring on the warm weather.
    Sounds like you have a great start going and much more to come out. My asparagus is doing well this year have had it a few seasons and they have taken a few beatings. The first year the dog took them out last year I think half them froze and died from a late freeze. Garlic is doing well .
    The potatoes I tried last year in a 45 gallon drum and filled the barrel a few inches every few days and they were very small . I'm also leaving them out this year.

    I usually buy everything from a local nursery next to my work, only things I don't buy are whatever seeds that can go directly into the ground.

    I should start all my own maybe next season that's when you wouldn't want to take the unnecessary risks of a late frost .

    I'll be preserving more this year just got another 50 jars and will get more as needed. Maybe try a home made tomato sauce and plan on stocking up on the green beans picked up a food saver last week see if I can pack them that way. Not liking the blanched asparagus that I packed away last month when it was on sale. Good flavor and tastes good but turns to soft its ok in a omelet tho lol. Maybe try less of a blanch next time as they were just skinny ones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdbuff View Post
    Forgot to mention the asparagus I started last year came up nicely. They’re still too small to harvest so maybe in a year or two more they will mature.

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    Ya asparagus is a 20 yer commitment. First couple of years just establishing the plants by year 3 can start to pick the odd spear and every year after that the harvest gets bigger and bigger. Found they don't like compost but prefer commercial fertilizer a balanced one during the summer with slightly heavier feed early fall. Once establish a high nitrogen in the spring gives 'em a good boost.
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    My garlic did well over the winter and all but one didn't take. They're about 10 inches high and I pulled the straw off of them this morning. By the way we had a light frost here this morning. Plus I got my onions as well as my green and yellow beans.

    I'll start hardening off my cucumbers and tomatoe plants starting tomorrow...Great idea of planting carrots between my garlic rows. That'll save me some room in my raised beds. Lettuce will be going in tomorrow...
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