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Old 04-18-2018, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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^ Wow! Your plants look so healthy and beautiful! You’re really gonna have a bounty of produce this year!
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Your seedlings are getting huge, Cam!! I am sure you're excited to get them into the ground. I do believe you're going to have a very productive garden this season.
THANKS & THANKS!


So we had torrential rains the other day here is how the garden/yard looked. 4" of rain within 24hrs. 8.79" since March 1st.





And I been needing this pretty much everyday still. Feels like winter. Max temps only 40s! Normal is 58 by now. Nights into the 30s




And we're Going backwards.. Soil temp (White Line) should be slowly rising.. We're now back colder than it was at the end of March and actually colder than it was a couple days in February...

44.2 this morning.



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Old 04-20-2018, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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No words.


Truely going backwards.

Soil temp 4" down now 42.2. Colder than the last 8 days, and colder than the last week of March. Unbelievable.



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Old 04-20-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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Eek. We're having similar weather, but at least are taking advantage of this to perform some heavy-duty yardwork that no one likes doing when it's hot 'n, buggy.

A few weeks ago we saw a few miserable kale and chard seedlings for sale. Now there's nothing. Since we garden exclusively in containers, we haven't even started...unless you count the teeny pot of indoor cilantro.
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:47 AM
 
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Eek. We're having similar weather, but at least are taking advantage of this to perform some heavy-duty yardwork that no one likes doing when it's hot 'n, buggy.

A few weeks ago we saw a few miserable kale and chard seedlings for sale. Now there's nothing. Since we garden exclusively in containers, we haven't even started...unless you count the teeny pot of indoor cilantro.
Do you think someone bought those bad seedlings or do they throw into a compost pile? Mmmm, Cilantro.. Growing in pots definitely beneficial for Spring time and for early soil warmth
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Old 04-21-2018, 06:14 AM
 
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Weekend Update & Surprise:


April 21, 2018


Hot Peppers: 8 weeks old: Doing well. Been watering more often now that there's a root system in there. About every 3 days? Typically wait to see some wilting but not a lot.





Tomatoes: 6 weeks old. I need to find a way to lift these lights now. Got another 3 weeks inside. One of the coldest Aprils on record and the pattern is only warming up to normal next 10 days. Still dropping to freezing outside. Hoping soil is warm enough in 3 weeks.





Lemon Basil.. Getting big. These taste so sweet.





Eggplant..







The Surprise::

Hot Pepper blooms! I haven't done anything different this year except 1 thing.... Fertilized with Osmocote. Fertilizing definitely helps plants produce. Between transplanting with MG potting mix and the 10-10-10 fert, these things are doing awesome.





I see buds on others too..








That's all for now. The beds are ready.. I want to put in the Potatoes but with soil in the 40s I'll wait another few days
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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Maybe someone bought the seedlings. Or maybe everyone realized Spring ain't sprung yet.

Those seedlings are beautiful. Why don't I just shop at YOUR house?
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:23 AM
 
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Looks like you are into planting more than i am. Just so much of a change to what you and myself can grow since i am in another world it seems when it comes to weather since i am in FL. I have very bad soil. It can rain like crazy and 3 days later is it as dry as dust. Then you can only dig down 1.5ft and i hit hard lime stone.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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What's nice about keeping logs of your gardens is you can look back and compare..

Potatoes went into the ground

April 2, 2013

April 8, 2014

April 11, 2015

April 1, 2016


And here we go... April 22, 2018



In the tray are just home store bought potatoes that got "bad". I don't call it bad since there's 2 good uses for them... I stored them in a dark, cool, dry room over winter and now they're ready.

The others I bought from Lowes. Already got a little growth on them. So much moisture are inside these things its amazing.

I cut them in halves but probably don't need to?

















I had some extra ones so right in the compost pile they went


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Old 04-22-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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How many will that yield you and how long do they stay good for once harvested?

I was just remembering how early I planted stuff in 2010!
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:57 AM
 
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Finally Spring. 3 Beautiful sunny days in a row. 2 of them chilly but today finally 50s at lunchtime. If anyone is curious here is how my temps have been this month. White Plains is 20 minutes from me & typically close to my OBS.


Onions put in:


By May 9, 2012 they were grown. 2012 was an extremely hot Spring. Check out this Tree comparison shot.

April 4, 2013

April 13, 2015

April 17, 2016

And here we go. April 22, 2018:

I built a mound then dug a valley in it and placed the onions. All the left overs I gave to a neighbor. He was happy about that.





I covered them up as a mound. This not only helps with drainage but keeps the bulb in looser soil than down below.

58 Red
37 Yellow
31 White


126 Onions.







Done and watered in.


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