Do we start to garden????
Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:21 PM
Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:48 PM
With are early spring, I'm starting to wonder if I should get my raised beds cold/cool crops going (everything from seed). Is it time to put onions, lettuce, peas, carrots in? Are we in for a early, hot summer? Or a snow/ice storm, cold snap?
As far as I'm concerned, gardening is always somewhat of a gamble. Plus, you never what the weather might be nowadays. I've been planting already based on what my area times 'should' be.
Plant a few extras at staggered times just in case.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:08 PM
dogmom4 is right... the best thing is to stagger some plantings.
Another thing for us is that even if we get some bad weather, it won't last very long. Chances are a couple of blankets over the plants will protect them for a "long enough" while.
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:23 PM
Edited by Ambergris, 17 March 2012 - 09:23 PM.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:00 AM
My hycithan have bloomed, the pear trees and the neighbor's maples have color and my rhubarb is up. I guess spring is here.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:27 PM
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:34 AM
We had a few weeks of GREAT Garden Weather so I was thinking about starting now too.
Spent days getting all the beds tilled (once they were dry from rain) and had seedlings going in Greenhouse.
Then, this week the cold weather came back! So I am glad I waited.
Did get a few things in ground that can take cold soil, seeing the days are warm just the night temps are around freezing but then only for a few hours each night?
I think my soil temp is still up there in the 40's? But I am having to carry seedlings from Greenhouse into the cellar each night "just in case".
Next week things are looking warm again so who knows? But that will be the start of April and that puts us back to 'normal' LOL
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:10 AM
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:42 PM
Got some oregano, sage, thyme, green chili and tomatoes today for my spice garden. It may be too late here, I hope not.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:12 PM
I get the feeling people not might even notice if I leave it au natural basically, lol.
I can go water at dusk or mornings. tie a piece of paracord to my bucket and pull water right out of the creek with it to do the water.
I guess its better to take a chance at this point, lol.... if anything grows it will help. Its better than nothing.
Will also start seeds inside in containers and either set up a grow light shelf set up or put them outside later too.
I put some garlic in some containers to get started today. Was nice to mix up some soil and get them planted. Will see how they do.
Am going to store some heirloom seeds as I get them.
Edited by arby, 02 April 2012 - 09:13 PM.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:24 AM
I do have snow peas bearing incredibly well, my lettuces and turnips are still producing as well. Typically they are killed off by the temps we've been having. I did put shade cloth over them all to help break the heat, maybe that's why they're still doing so well.
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