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Bruce (VA)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think winter has finally departed central VA. All the Irish potatoes, spring onions, broccoli, cabbage & lettuce are in the ground. Started laying up the tomato rows today but ran out of mulching plastic. Got the plastic down in the raised beds. And, Bambi has been visiting, so I put the "deer guards" over the lettuce.

Anyone else got a garden going yet?Colin, I know you have yours going in the green house! Hobo, dried out enough to plant?



 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks really good, Bruce! My soil is a bit heavy, but I finally got it broken up last week; nothing planted; seeds ready. More rain tonight thru Tuesday will set me back at least a week. It's OK, the soil will be much warmer in late April.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Taters are popping through the slight crust on the ground. Rain tonight and tomorrow should make them jump.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Snow is off the fields.
Still a bit wet for tractors though!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Grounds too wet here in St. Louis area after 6" of rain Friday. Supposed to get more here tonight. Spent most of yesterday putting my drive back together.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote


That is very purty. I need to send my 8N up to you for some "gardening training". Mine seems to wander quite a bit and the rows are never straight, as yours are...lol Embarassed I can't even draw a straight line much less plow one! Shocked
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks great, Bruce! I'm looking forward to seeing some green growing.

What is in the beds with the wooden 4x4 timbers around the perimeter?

Snow is melted in the field and I was actually able to drive down there yesterday. Warm weather all week might bring the frost out of the ground.

We have lots of plants seeded in trays and most are up. We'll seed melons in a couple of weeks.

We're maple sugaring now. It's been a strange season with very little sap run to-date.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Colin, nothing in the beds yet, but I'll have squash in one & cukes in the other. I trellis the cukes to keep them off the ground. And, all the litter out of the chicken coop goes in those beds! No, the veggies don't taste like chicken.... Wink
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This was the potatoes 8 days ago. Once it stops raining (again) I will go and mound the dirt on them since they are now about 10" tall.... Looking forward to seeing how the 'hiller' that I built works in real life conditions!!



It worked good during practice back in the fall.....


 


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My potatoes are up, about 4 inches. Peas were mostly breaking through this morning before the rain. But I think (hope) that I hit it right yesterday, I planted 14 rows of Silver Queen and it rained about 1.5 inches today. That should be just right. I don't have any power or irrigation at that field, so I have to rely on the Man above to bless me. I haven't had a good stand of corn in 3 years down here in South GA. Either too wet or too dry at the wrong times. I do wish that I had a camera yesterday to record me using my poor-man's tiller with my 8N in 3rd gear! Nice soil lay, just right for the Covington planter.

I had hoped to get the cucumbers, yellow crook-necks and zucchini seeded today, but my kids did not want to go outside today in the rain!

Jimps in GA.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bruce, When you have it trellised, I would really like to see a photo of your set-up, if you don't mind.

Do you sell your eggs, or are they for home use only?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Planted potatoes about a week ago. the ground was a tad wet but I did it anyway. Be Platin cabbage peas and carrots this week if things go right.

Spokane, where I live, got some peculiar cold last winter. Been nice for a month, dried out almost. Supposed to hit 60 Tuesday.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:27 am    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would not have thought you would have left that plow behind.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:10 am    Post subject: Re: OT - Garden Report Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bruce,
Plowing in central Minnesota has been a constant since November-snow! Checked with my brother in NE Minnesota and they had "four feet" of snow this winter. He said there is still about 2 feet on the ground.
I have too many trees around my home so I will check to see what stage the farmers market people are in, more than likely green houses:) Good to see someone has green around the yard!
Mr. T. Minnesota
 
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