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Old 05-20-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Cold night tonight, while I'm not expecting anything bad, I'm taking no chances. Should be around 40 here. 30s just to my north by miles so you never know. Here's the forecasted lows for the region from NWS.

Protecting the Peppers with Paper....and Pots.



Some have pods and flowers on them already



Herbs are in the garage.

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Old 05-20-2015, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Good choice, Cam! At this point, 40 should be no problem, but as you know, it only takes a mile to have temperatures 5 degrees cooler. Lots of regret would ensue!

I hardened my plants off for 7 days last week and now they've been in the garage for 3 straight days/nights because I'm too chicken $h!t to leave them out when I go to work with temps in the 30s and 40s with lots of rain. The peppers look amazing, but the tomatoes appear a bit leggy (not having any exposure to direct light can make them leggy in a hurry!). Not overly worried, as I plan to bury them deeply, but I was wishing for more stocky and stout plants. *sigh* Trials and tribulations of spring planting season!
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Old 05-21-2015, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Lots of forecast busts out there in Northeast. More clouds were around then thought.

My Min Air temp 46°F here. Didn't need to cover. On ground 49°F as seen in this picture..Humidity 86% near the ground.

In the pots I had 40° though which is strange. I would think the pots wouldn't be colder like that.


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Old 05-21-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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My Min Air temp 46°F here. Didn't need to cover. On ground 49°F as seen in this picture..

Humidity 86% near the ground.


So 49°F on open ground and 56°F under the pot. Waiting another hour or so to lift. Looks like the pots covering them works well.. I didn't like the newspapers but then again they were a bit open at the top so warm air was escaping.


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Old 05-22-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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1st challenge of the year...I think. Bottom stems and leaves of a couple Potato plants wilting. I'm hoping its just water. Top half looks great. Kinda pissed because I rotated the crop (a myth). Last year they did fantastic in the other bed, now still young I'm seeing this?



But 1st order of business is to take away all the tree seedlings!



2nd, before watering....Add Compost! Extra Nutrient wont hurt!
Picture taken after watering.



Next, Add Hay...I'll grab picture of that tomorrow I hope.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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With Hay.




Another cold night tonight. Wondering if I should cover the peppers again. Screw it. I'll take the chance.
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Challenge #1.

Eggplants wilting and dying. Some spots on leaves but wilting looks to be happening first.

Not cold soil. No frost. Not cold air (although they don't like it below 50)

Had to spray strong Ortho Garden disease control stuff on them since it's happening fast. We'll see if they come back. Otherwise I will try again from seed, buy them or just forget it and put beets in the area.

Eggplants have caused me headaches for years. Sometimes get lucky, sometimes not. Sometimes great plant without yields.

Wondering if I should give up on them each year


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Old 05-25-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC (zone 7b)
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Did a ton of work in the garden and yard this weekend. Here's a few shots from the garden. The compost shot was taken after I ran the finished compost through the shredder....it came out sooooo nice!
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Did a ton of work in the garden and yard this weekend. Here's a few shots from the garden. The compost shot was taken after I ran the finished compost through the shredder....it came out sooooo nice!
Nice setups. Wow looks like your a month ahead of me. Gees. I never get around to make things look "pretty". I always want to do some borders like a raised bed inside my bed but seasons are so short I always say forget it. In 3+ months things are pretty much done anyway. lol
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Some garden pics I just took.

Radish



Onions



Potatoes



Garlic and Cucumbers



Fava Beans



40 Tomato plants. A few started flowering



Bell Peppers still young



Watching this one closely. Eyeballing my garden

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