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Old 03-22-2020, 03:49 PM   #1
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Garden variety

Staying close to home has hurt my disc golf game but it has been great for catching up around the house. But to get some real quiet time I woke up the garden early this year. I have two plots at the local community gardens and just fortified them with 8 yards of compost. I also managed to get my snow and snap peas in the ground as well as arugula and lots of spinach. Lettuce is next on the list...

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Old 04-06-2020, 02:14 PM   #2
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Put my lettuce in 2 weeks ago, already sprouted a d have 2 sets of leaves, I stopped planting spinach and use the space for beets, the greens can be continually harvested and don't bolt in the heat or go to seed, as a bonus you get nice sweet beets late summer, I also winter over my fall crop of carrots, in the ground,I picked a bunch last saturday, sweetest carrots you will ever eat, they germinate well in heat, but sweeten in the colder temps..I plant mine when I plant the fall garlic.
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Getting the seed starter gadget started tomorrow. Have the paper pots, mix, and got some veggie seeds soaking to plant in tomorrow. Still looking for a half dozen quality seeds of that newly legal crop too, for fun! Thought I would get the kabash from the wife, but she said 'why not?'

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Old 04-06-2020, 04:51 PM   #4
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I got super germination on both pea varieties and my spinach is coming along nicely also. Just put in the yellow and red onion as well. In the basement I have leeks and shallots started as well as many peppers.
You got me thinking about the carrots Joe!
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:44 AM   #5
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Asparagus has made its first appearance of the spring!
After 2 years I finally get to harvest this year.
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Put my lettuce in 2 weeks ago, already sprouted a d have 2 sets of leaves, I stopped planting spinach and use the space for beets, the greens can be continually harvested and don't bolt in the heat or go to seed, as a bonus you get nice sweet beets late summer, I also winter over my fall crop of carrots, in the ground,I picked a bunch last saturday, sweetest carrots you will ever eat, they germinate well in heat, but sweeten in the colder temps..I plant mine when I plant the fall garlic.
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Interesting idea Joe. I put in about 100 garlic, I ring my garden with them to help control some pests until I pull them, who knows if it helps. I hadn't thought to plant carrots at the same time.

Do you just plant seeds in october and mulch them like garlic?

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I got my Sugar Snaps in yesterday, along with 3 different types of lettuce and Brussel Sprouts.
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Old 04-13-2020, 09:26 AM   #8
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Waited a few days. I started my broccoli and lettuce inside and planned on transplanting yesterday but didn't want this rain/wind to beat them down. Will start re-hardening tomorrow and hopefully later this week. Then I will start my late May plants inside (zucs, cucs).

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I plant the carrots late August early September, they like warm weather to germinate, but like cool weather to mature...I treat them just like the garlic...mild winter like last year help greatly, ice lost them during years with little snow and deep freeze..
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Waited a few days. I started my broccoli and lettuce inside and planned on transplanting yesterday but didn't want this rain/wind to beat them down. Will start re-hardening tomorrow and hopefully later this week. Then I will start my late May plants inside (zucs, cucs).
You have great results with garlic. Do you buy garlic sets?

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You have great results with garlic. Do you buy garlic sets?
Nope. I save 15 or so of the largest bulbs when I harvest, and then in October break them up and plant the cloves. Perpetual recycling. Got these from my mom's garden, who had gotten them from a friend.
Remind me when I harvest and I will put some aside for you to start your plot.

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Any idea on how to get tomatoes in July or August. All mine seem to show up late September
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do you get full sun? Mine come in late also but they don't get the sun they need. I cut 2 big pine trees last fall so hopefully I'll have better luck this year.
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I started my tomatoes last night and usually start picking first week in August. I am trying an oxheart variety this year.
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They have a variety called “early girls”, give those a shot.
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Thanks they get full sun. I'll try to find early girls see if that works
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Started in green house or in the garden ?
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I start them in my basement under grow lights. Typically I put a heat mat under the flats for germination.
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Nope. I save 15 or so of the largest bulbs when I harvest, and then in October break them up and plant the cloves. Perpetual recycling. Got these from my mom's garden, who had gotten them from a friend.
Remind me when I harvest and I will put some aside for you to start your plot.
Thanks Bry. I have not had good luck with garlic.

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Peas are up,a few inches and trellis goes up this week. Spinach is also coming along. Asparagus came too early and a few spears had a set back but now back on track. Bell, poblanoand jalapeño peppers were transplanted to 4”. 5 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and one batch of cherry toms germinated last week. Lots of leeks and shallots ready to put in the garden soon that I started from seed. Book choy,endive,radicchio,and head lettuce have all germinated also. Broccoli and eggplant are popping as well as 2 types of cubes.
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Thanks Bry. I have not had good luck with garlic.
It’s fifty cents a head at Stop n Shop.
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You of all people should appreciate having quality heirloom garlic. Plus scape pesto in June.....
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Any idea on how to get tomatoes in July or August. All mine seem to show up late September
I start mine in January, not in the traditional peat pots but in large flower pots so they don't get root bound, fill the pot only half full so you can keep adding "dirt" it will encourage the plant to grow extra roots and keep tam from getting "leggy", I have a couple of cheap plastic green houses I bought at job lots and raise them in the "fish room ( I have multiple aquariums in my house)" upstairs I use grow lights on a timer, mine are a foot tall with blossoms as I type this..

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Kinda bummed, my peas never popped. Oh well, I’ll use the space for something else
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Yeah....
I lost some lettuce and broccoli with the weather a couple of weeks ago.. Agway sells some good stuff though for seedlings so Lettuce already 'replanted' even if I cheated.

Zuccini and cuc's are inside and will go outside in a few weeks....

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What do you put in after you harvest the lettuce?
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I pick the leaves and not the whole head. Plus I plant them on the north side, behind the tomatoes (some shade). I had lettuce into the mid-summer last year.

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I have my lettuce and cabbage in raised beds and not sure what I want to put in there after I finish harvesting them. Tomatoes. Peppers, cukes Etc go on the other side of the house in a different Garden.
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Try turnip and rutabaga or even carrots. Brussels sprouts and broccoli can also serve the second season well.
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