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Old 04-04-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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Welcome mimimomx3 keep coming back to share with us how your gardening is going please. I am still too cold to think about planting yet.
Thanks for the nice welcome! I hope it gets warm for you soon. Soon, I'll be desperately trying to save my garden from 100+ days!!
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Fired up the new Honda FG 110 mini-tiller I picked up this AM and finally tilled in the compost I did a couple weeks ago. Going to till my daughter's garden tomorrow and finally get my lettuce, radish and carrot seeds in along with broccolli starts in mine.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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15 inches of snow, 3 foot drifts, and blizzard conditions today. I won't be tilling or planting anything for awhile longer! LOL
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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mimimomx3 oh I know gardening can be a struggle with Mother nature but the rewards are so flavorable.

North Beach Person glad you get to play in the dirt a bit we are still about 4-5 weeks away from tilling here in Indiana.

SCGranny wow I have been griping about all this rain and cloudy days we have had for awhile. I am glad it is not snow like you. We have water standing all around us now. Had lunch with a local farmer yesterday said he can't remember the fields being this wet this time of year like it is.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Yeah, got to play today and yesterday. Got daughter's tilled up, it was a new one so it took awhile, but the compost mixed in good. She's going to have a miserable weed problem I think. The Honda tiller runs like a champ, quite a change from my worn out Mantis. When I moved to Southern MD from Western PA many years ago I had a heck of a time getting used to the extra month in the Spring and six weeks in the Fall. Add to that being near the Bay gives me a 7 or 8 month growing season. Usually have fresh green peppers at Thanksgiving, note the usually. Cold weather crops last longer here. I don't envy you guys the snow you just got.
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Those zucchini, and peppers are getting too tall and spindly. They need artificial light.

Try fluorescent bulbs a few inches above them
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Yeah, got to play today and yesterday. Got daughter's tilled up, it was a new one so it took awhile, but the compost mixed in good. She's going to have a miserable weed problem I think.
When I till up a new area for flowers I put down some old roofing shingles to kill out the weeds and grass first. Have her be sure to mulch her garden really well for the first couple of years. That will help with the weeds a lot.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Actually, I moved here for the snow... on purpose. I was growing stuff in SC practically year round - only 6 weeks of "winter" there - but between the weeds, the bugs, and the humidity that drew fungi like a plague, I wanted real seasons and drier air. There are a lot of things it is hard to grow there, like 'keeper' onions and green peas - but my collards would grow three feet across! everything is a compromise - besides, we had a lot of fun last night in the snowdrifts!!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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mimimomx3 oh I know gardening can be a struggle with Mother nature but the rewards are so flavorable.

North Beach Person glad you get to play in the dirt a bit we are still about 4-5 weeks away from tilling here in Indiana.

SCGranny wow I have been griping about all this rain and cloudy days we have had for awhile. I am glad it is not snow like you. We have water standing all around us now. Had lunch with a local farmer yesterday said he can't remember the fields being this wet this time of year like it is.
And I don't have enough moisture in the soil to sprout a seed.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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I had just planted my roma, grape and cherry tomatoes over the weekend and now there are calling for a freeze Tuesday night! I also planted some oregano, basil, red bell peppers and yellow banana peppers but these were all in pots or planters so I can bring them into the garage. What do I do with my tomatoes! The roma and cherry are in cages...if I put some plastic over the cages without touching the tomatoes, do you think that will be alright? I knew I should have waited for another week or two! BTW, I'm in zone 7b.
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