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Old 03-11-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I'm reading this, and loving it also, but I have to say how much I like your penmanship! Top drawer my friend.
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Yes, I was thinking canning would not be good for peppers.....flash freezing, maybe??

I have some seeds ordered but for most vegetables must use transplants, as it's just me and plus, garden space is limited. Have been growing vegetables in pots, they all do surprisingly well, even zucchini and squash. Cukes and cherry tomatoes do the best. One year I had eggplant and of course lettuce and spinach from seed.

Keep up the excitement...will be planting snow peas this week...

Mmm, snow peas. Have fun. Growing in Pots is just as good. A yield is a yield.
Only thing that does well here in pots is hot peppers. I feel like its more maintenance in summer with our heat, humidity, and prolonged days of no rain..

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Looks great, Cam (9x6 = 54, though )!! Will you plant this many in your garden? I am trying to make room for around 45, but I think with work and everything else going on, I may only get about 35 into the garden this season. We'll see!

Haha, 54, thanks. Maybe this storm fatigue is more real then I thought. LOL. Did you see whats coming again here?

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I'm reading this, and loving it also, but I have to say how much I like your penmanship! Top drawer my friend.

Thanks! Funny cause I wrote the labels slower this time and with a more fine tipped sharpie. You ready for the snow tomorrow night?
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Haha, 54, thanks. Maybe this storm fatigue is more real then I thought. LOL. Did you see whats coming again here?
Yes, I did! Are you in the projected 12-24" path? Man, I wish we'd get another big storm. It's been quite a few years since we've actually had a true blizzard that shut everything down (2006 Colorado Blizzards); actually a pair of them a week apart. We got 55" combined from the two storms at my house and a total of 89" that December/January from a 5-week series of storms. It was something else. We've had large storms since then, but nothing that memorable. Ironically, those storms were responsible for about 98% of the snow we got that entire winter.

Seems like you guys are getting them on an annual basis, Cam, and often multiple times per year. We seem to get them less frequently.. it's much warmer and drier these days than I remember growing up. When we do get walloped, the storms definitely seem more intense, though.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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I wish I could get a wood stove put in my house . those things are awesome .
I am thinking of having one built. How do I start?
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I am thinking of having one built. How do I start?

Start by finding out what the bylaws are for your location. Some places no longer permit wood burning stoves or fireplaces.


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Old 03-13-2018, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Just another March snowstorm today. Luckily only 4" and it was gone in 7 hrs. Took this during the melting process.


Even as a winter lover, I really want warmth and no snow in March now. 4 of the last 6 years March has above normal snowfall and 5 of the last 6 with below normal temps.


Good news is my seedlings are doing great. Pic tomorrow

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Old 03-14-2018, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Looks like you were spared the worst of it, Cam. Send some of it our way! Dry as a bone here.

Can't wait to see your seedlings - I'll post an update in the next few days myself. Got a bunch of seeds started outdoors under my little cloches last weekend and am anxiously awaiting those first little signs of green poking through..
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Peppers already forming their 1st true leaves now. I'll keep them in here another 2 weeks.
Might lightly fertilize next week or just see how they are. If they look healthy I'll just transplant and they'll get more nutrition from the new soil.





Eggplants doing well.





Here is the setup. Lights stay on them for 12hrs only.


Fan on the left when they get slightly bigger will be blowing lightly on them for an hour a day. Gotta have air circulation and get them to grow stronger stems. Helps them tolerate air flow when ready to harden off too.


Wood stove nearby keeps the air very warm so I been watering them every morning because they dry out easy without a dome.

28 with snow outside while 75 inside this room.





Lastly... had a snow squall yesterday... Haven't even touched the garden beds yet. Some years I'm tilling in January, others I can't do anything till April.

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Old 03-15-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Thanks for sharing all your gardening efforts, I enjoy seeing them.

So much fun to check seedlings each morning...
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Snow finally melting, I can see my bed! lol.


Wanna know what the soil temp is?





4 inches deep. 41.1F and that's after couple hours of sun. Was in the 30s earlier. Too cold to be planting anything yet. . (And Wow my soil needs a good tilling.)


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