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Old 03-15-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Us, too, Jaxson. It has been 60 deg for two days here and is supposed to get up to 70 tomorrow! Everyone is outside in shorts, and DH is running the rototiller across the garden. Tomorrow I'll be shoveling compost, looks like!

But I can't PLANT until May - our last frost date is May 1!!!!! cantplantcantplant cantplant WANTtoplantcantplant...
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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SCGranny just keep telling yourself nope, nope, nope. Thought I was going to be slick one year and plant before the last frost date because about 3 years previous I had noted the weather was fine in April. Bam had to replant everything not once but twice.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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We were supposed to go container shopping today...Never left the house. Maybe tomorrow. Trying to avoid the nematodes that plague my place. Want some okra and it is very no resistant..
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Everyone's gardens here last year were ruined by a snowstorm that snowed the town in for 5 days... the second week of May!!!

Arrrggghhh... but it's so warm and PURTY out there....
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Old 03-16-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Everyone's gardens here last year were ruined by a snowstorm that snowed the town in for 5 days... the second week of May!!!

Arrrggghhh... but it's so warm and PURTY out there....
I remember that storm!!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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One thing I used to do to cheat mother nature with sweet corn was to plant a small block with a variety that would germinate in cold ground. I would plant a week to ten days early and cover with clear plastic. I made sure the furrows were deep enough to allow for an air space. It did work for a small area and we had corn a week early...
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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What I planted early last year was lost to freezing weather and snow. I just heard that we may get some frost later this week...Thursday night..... So I'll just continue my plans and measuring for the raised beds.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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That is so frustrating I know. Mother nature is really blasting us with unusually great warm weather that we shouldn't be having yet. But I am holding off haven't even touch the tiller yet. Maybe to curb my temptation I should just go buy some seeds from the garden center.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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You know I don't know for sure my family just always did it. I suppose to add calcium but I do know when I didn't put egg shells when planting my yield wasn't as big. Of course none of them are living to ask now.
I just started reading this thread.....so dug up and responded to the first post....didnt meant to just barge in like that....sorry.

I would imagine that crushed egg shells might also deter slugs and snails.
I remember seeing egg shells in the water used to water indoor plants.

I put banana peels around my roses.....I believe the potassium really is a good bloom booster for roses.....that tip goes way back to my grandmother....or back to the early 1900's. (You can bury them or just throw them around the roses on top of the soil. I sometimes throw them in the compost...but usually hold them out as a treat for the roses.)

Last edited by elston; 03-18-2009 at 05:28 PM.. Reason: realized I was responding to an early post.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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elston that is fine you jump in whenever you get here! We just had it made into a sticky to try to get our own veggie sub-forum. Hope you visit often thanks for the peel tip.

Today I went to the garden center got some Blue Lake green beans, butternut squash and seed potatoes. The owner told me there has already been more people coming in that hasn't gardened before. They have been busy already with seed selling which is early for around here.
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