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Old 04-13-2020, 08:52 PM   #41
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I believe only second year vines produce.

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Old 04-14-2020, 03:47 PM   #42
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Lettuce picking day. Gotta make room to plant some more cantaloupes. I tried loading pics, they must be too big. I'll try to get them re-sized and post up later.
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Last of the snow melted Sunday, so we'll be ready to plant tomatoes in 5-6 weeks.
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We've had frost the last two mornings. I just throw some weed screen over them to keep the frost off.

I'll be throwing seeds in the next raised bed tomorrow if we don't frost tonight. Should be about done with frost, but still cold in the mornings.


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We've had frost the last two mornings. I just throw some weed screen over them to keep the frost off.

I'll be throwing seeds in the next raised bed tomorrow if we don't frost tonight. Should be about done with frost, but still cold in the mornings.


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We havent had an actual cold day with a real frost in a couple years. Summer is brutal for plants here, peppers and yams grow well. Some melons do okay but they are a favorite of the caterpillars. My wife is convinced she'll be able to grow something this summer.

Hey, she's pregnant, "Yes ma'am." Is the only proper response.
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We get a few weeks of frost and every few years we get a good dumping of snow.

This year I don't think we got any ice at all. Very little consistent rain either. I think I only had one rain day all winter. It's pretty inconsistent.

No frost last night, so I'll be planting more today.

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Daggum resizing pics for techo challenged old man is tough.
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If on computer, download Irfanview. Easy peasy, even for old goats.

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Just saw this freeze warning on my weather site. Thought I'd pass it along.
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...FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28 possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central, northern and northwest New
Jersey, east central and southeast Pennsylvania, northeast
Maryland and central and southern Delaware.

* WHEN...From late tonight through Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other
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Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.
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Just saw this freeze warning on my weather site. Thought I'd pass it along.
We just had a fire danger warning yesterday. Then the main dump caught on fire.

Earliest warning ever I think. But then I did almost catch my back pasture on fire last week already.

Gonna be a weird Summer.

No frost this morning.

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Started spring crop in a little raised bed. Peas, kale, lettuce and radishes. I probably would have been better off starting them a month ago, the weather was warmer!

Unfortunately I'm still not able to put in my real garden for another year or do to a larger landscape plan.
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Thanks Robie! I have 4 patches of lettuce like that one and two more of little gems only. Eating lots of salad, ha. Keeping daughters family and close by neighbors in lettuce til it's gone.
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Hey guys just saw this thread. Learning new phone here so haven’t mastered copy/paste. On the manure soak some in a bucket over night pour over broad leaf weed . If it kills it it probably has picloram in it. If not good. On blackberries cut old canes off after season & they will produce next year. Have to cut old canes out. Build raised beds w/old trex or composite & you won’t have to replace it. As deck mentioned if you have not grown Cherokee Purple you don’t know what your missing. Davis I grow every thing from seed now for 10 years & choose what’s good for my area. Good therapy & I start some inside some out. Cherry toms keep my 4 granddaughters happy & as you guys know produce well. Thanks guys sorry for long post just my 02 & will get copy/paste down.
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Wasn't planning on having a garden this year but just couldn't do it. So I bought two packets of corn seed. One packet pretty much took care of the small garden I have. 75 days to go.
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I just planted corn too. Every year I tell myself I won't plant corn again due to disappointing yields. Yet I always end up with sweet corn seeds in my seed bin. Going all in this year with 3 different varieties figuring at least I'd get some planting that much. It's one of the only veggies I like frozen so I'd like a bunch, we'll see if that happens by end of July.
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I've only planted a few ears of corn for ha ha's and never got anything edible. I think I planted close to 100 seeds. Hopefully I'll get something out of them. At least this time I know when they should be ready +/-.
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For me corn takes up waay to much space & water for 2 ears per. Far better production for me w/ green beans, canteloupue something that shades the soil a little more along w/mulch & conserves water.
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I've only planted a few ears of corn for ha ha's and never got anything edible. I think I planted close to 100 seeds. Hopefully I'll get something out of them. At least this time I know when they should be ready +/-.
With corn you need a block of 4 or 5 rows with 4 or more plants per row to get the ears pollinated. With a small amount of plants you can hand pollinate and make it work. Works better with lots of plants so you'll probably get some this year.

I swear I have so many bees here that they steal too much of my corn's pollen to get proper pollination. Every tassel would be covered up with bees. They'd get so heavily laden with pollen they could hardly fly. Always wondered what their honey tasted like.

I had cucumbers growing next to the corn so the vines went into the corn. I'd have to go in there to pick the cuc's with thousands of bees right over head. I'm sure it would be unnerving for most folks but the bees and I are on the same wave link or something. I don't bother them & they don't bother me.

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