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    Well the weather is here so the garden is started. Yesterday I got a few beds started and prepared. Put in some spinish, 4 five ft rows of radishes 3 different kinds. Made a bed for the Swiss chard red and white have some started to plant today. Soaked a pack of snow peas those will go in the ground today and some onion will also be planted.

    I think 2012 I had a crop of radishes finished before the official season. Looking to be the same kind of year.

    Started some peppers a few weeks ago those are doing well. Since then I started a dozen jalapeños and some tomatoes just starting to poke above the soil.

    Who's starting the hardy vegetables yet? Still waiting? .

    Pro tips hard rake weekly to avoid long deep rooted weeds . Water the plants not the ground around it to prevent extra weeds best to use a watering can then the hose to prevent the weed growth. That won't work for all but for the vegetables that are well spaced it helps.

    My goal with the garden is to grow everything but the turkey or whatever meat we eat with Thanksgiving dinner.

    Have funny everyone happy growing.

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    peas went in a couple of weeks ago, spring onions and garlic off to a good start, asparagus just starting to poke through, finished all my spring prunning. Too early for the rest
    Time in the outdoors is never wasted

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    This weekend was all about the garden. I cleaned up all my beds. My kids helped plant: peas, radishes, parsnip, lettuces, onions, beets, cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli.

    We created a couple more raspberry beds for 2 more varieties (Anne & red mammoth). Also prepped for a couple more fruit trees.

    All my pruning of existing trees and shrubs was done a month ago. I'm excited for grapes this year. Last year my vines put on some great growth, hopefully they will fruit this year.

    Garlic beds are looking good. I planted 150 bulbs last fall. They're all about 5-6" tall now.

    Blueberry bed was amended with more acidifier and some fertilizer to give it a good kickstart.

    My peppers I started late February and they've bulked up nicely. Nice thick stalks and about 6" tall. Tomatoes were started 2 weeks ago and are about 2" tall.

    My over wintering beds of spinach, onions, carrots and oregano did great and is still producing like crazy.

    It looks like it will be a long growing season this year and I'm looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfurfeathers View Post
    peas went in a couple of weeks ago, spring onions and garlic off to a good start, asparagus just starting to poke through, finished all my spring prunning. Too early for the rest
    No asparagus here yet garlic is doing well first time planting it properly in the fall in a proper area. Got a good start going didn't fill the red chard area I tilled up so put in 1 line of 10 red onions. Have about 100 more bulbs so when I find a good spot for them I'll probably plant in 3 consecutive stages 2 weeks apart. Put in the first pack of snow peas also didn't know they tolerate the cold so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdbuff View Post
    This weekend was all about the garden. I cleaned up all my beds. My kids helped plant: peas, radishes, parsnip, lettuces, onions, beets, cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli.

    We created a couple more raspberry beds for 2 more varieties (Anne & red mammoth). Also prepped for a couple more fruit trees.

    All my pruning of existing trees and shrubs was done a month ago. I'm excited for grapes this year. Last year my vines put on some great growth, hopefully they will fruit this year.

    Garlic beds are looking good. I planted 150 bulbs last fall. They're all about 5-6" tall now.

    Blueberry bed was amended with more acidifier and some fertilizer to give it a good kickstart.

    My peppers I started late February and they've bulked up nicely. Nice thick stalks and about 6" tall. Tomatoes were started 2 weeks ago and are about 2" tall.

    My over wintering beds of spinach, onions, carrots and oregano did great and is still producing like crazy.

    It looks like it will be a long growing season this year and I'm looking forward to it.
    Wow off to a great start. Sunday that is all I did hard not to when the weather is nice out.

    How does the cauliflower cabbage and broccoli do ? Are they notorious for bugs or any other issues ? Did Brussel spouts a few years ago didn't notice the bugs till it was to bad for my likings lol. I'll have to set up a netting area to keep the cabbage moths off next time .

    Pretty sure it was you that put the carrots in with the garlic rows so I made sure to have a good spacing between the rows to add some carrots . I'll try it out for sure. Thanks for tip.

    Still working the new plans over I always change things around . Moving the strawberry patch and a row of rhubarb to open up more space. Then I'm changing it to fit more . Less walkways and more garden instead of 4 plots I'll have 2 longer ones 3.5ft by 15 ft long. I think it will be better.

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    Test photo. Failed lol.

    Not failed lol this was last year second week of May. There in an additional 11ft on the other side between the pool. Also another bed behind the pool.
    Moved the water to the bottom right corner and the rhubarb is gone. . Tilled and made a new design for this season. .
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    I have a 50x100 foot garden I can't disc because of all the rain we've had.
    Good Luck & Good Hunting !

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    I have found this spring to be more "springlike". More consistent rain and temperatures. It's been great for the cold hardy plants. I've been hesitant to harden off my peppers, tomatoes and eggplants because of the lower night temps. But they're getting to be too big for my grow space indoors and I may have no choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longpointer View Post
    I have a 50x100 foot garden I can't disc because of all the rain we've had.
    Think alot of farmers are going to experience that this year. Some fields are still holding some good amounts of water around my area.

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    I started hardening them off 2 weeks ago used the warm days and night's to its fullest advantages not to fry them. . Some of the things I put in the ground are a bit lighter tho. The zucchini I didn't plant is a bit greener ,the tomatoes are loving it been in the ground a week now. Still have 20 peppers to put in only the jalapeños went in. First 2 lines of carrots are up,trying out 2 double rows in a 3 ft space that i put in last night. . 1 ft from the last carrot row then another 8 inches away, then a ft space with another double. Gives me a 4th row and saves a ft of space instead of each row being a ft away. See how it goes .

    Another week and everything should be in.

    Dragons already eating fresh lettuce, not big enough for us yet lol. Peas are good 6 or 7 inches and started secondary rows Friday along with a bed of yellow beans. Been not stop putting things in the ground every day for the past 2 weeks.

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