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Old 04-08-2024, 12:16 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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This is the hard part. The struggle to find enough room for bigger plants. Potting up the starts, when a tray that once held a 2 dozen starts can now only hold 6 plants.

The challenge is real.

Tougher plants have been moved to my garage, where it isn't as warm, but they won't freeze. Lettuce and onions have been moved outside during the day, but they still need a spot at night. Some must stay inside the house. The peppers sulk if I put them in the garage and the eggplants threatened to commit suicide. The tomatoes are unhappy but marginally OK in the garage, so some are inside the house and some are out.

And it is still nearly 2 months before they can be planted outside and the tomatoes will have to be up-potted again before they can go out.
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Old 04-08-2024, 01:18 PM
 
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Keeping SO from checking if something is happening underground:>)
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Old 04-08-2024, 01:37 PM
 
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Weeding, rabbits, voles.
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Old 04-08-2024, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Weeding!
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Old 04-08-2024, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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The double dug planting bed. I'm not 22 any more.
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Old 04-08-2024, 11:59 PM
 
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Weeds.
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Old 04-09-2024, 12:15 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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This time of year, it's the waiting.

You guys who don't like weeds have the wrong attitude. You have to take the Zen approach-- be One with Nature. Look at weeds as wild flowers or companion plants with deep roots that bring minerals up from lower soil layers. As long as everyone has enough sun & water, consider them to be living mulch keeping the soil cool & moist.

Give me a few minutes. I'll think of more excuses.
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Old 04-09-2024, 07:22 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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For me, now that I'm old, it's what I just did, taking the sensitive trees like Hibiscus and Meyer Lemon back outside for the summer. With the 12" ceramic pots those are heavy, they barely fit through the doorway now, and they have to be hardened off.
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Old 04-09-2024, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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For me, now that I'm old, it's what I just did, taking the sensitive trees like Hibiscus and Meyer Lemon back outside for the summer. With the 12" ceramic pots those are heavy, they barely fit through the doorway now, and they have to be hardened off.
Wheels, baby, wheels! Either those little plant dollies, or a two wheeler.
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Old 04-09-2024, 09:10 AM
 
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All of it.
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