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Old 05-12-2015, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It does get hot. Squash taking a defensive posture.



The center section of about 300 containers to water up to twice a day until drippers are installed.
man oh man, the garden looks great and certainly has enough containers. It makes mine look sick. Well my garden itself is great, I just don't have nearly as much as you.

Your poor heat strocked plants, look a lot worse than they are, I am sure. They probably popped right back and smiled in no time. I am always amazed at how quickly the sun can make our green leaves look like they have left the world, just to see them smiling again the next morning.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Whew! This mornings low was a balmy 41 degrees. No frost. Sunshine and 70's forecast for this week with rain again this weekend. Supposed to have thunderstorms Saturday so I'm planting my tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini then.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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The bulk of the garden is in okra. They love the heat. Some of the beans have many clusters of blooms. I'm salivating at the thought of real Lima beans picked and shelled at the peak of perfection. Next week I hope to put in a micro jet irrigation system on an auto timer.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:19 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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My corn and beans are finally breaking through the ground. Peppers, tomatoes and broccoli plants are starting to take root and I got my sweet potato vines in the ground yesterday. I'm not having much luck with my kennebec potatoes though. I've had to replant my first crop due to all the heavy rain we had. Most of them rotted in the ground so I cut and planted another 50 lb. It doesn't look too good for them either. I usually have a bumper crop of potatoes but this year may be different. Usually by this time of the year, I've already side dressed them and hilled them up. I have a few just breaking through.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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OK I have 20 tomato plants, 20 roma tomato plants, 10 cherry tomato plants, 20 yellow squash and zucchini and Anaheim peppers and bell peppers and sweet banana peppers and marigolds planted today along with all the other stuff I already planted.

Winter Weather Advisory for this weekend, snow forecast. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OK I have 20 tomato plants, 20 roma tomato plants, 10 cherry tomato plants, 20 yellow squash and zucchini and Anaheim peppers and bell peppers and sweet banana peppers and marigolds planted today along with all the other stuff I already planted.

Winter Weather Advisory for this weekend, snow forecast. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I guess you had better husstle and get everything covered. That will teach you to plant so much and too early.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I used to cheat Mother Nature by planting on ridges that warmed sooner than flat ground. We planted tomatoes and covered them with gallon jugs with the bottom cut out. During the night the cap was on and during the day we took it off. For a quick start on a small block of corn we would plant a small block and cover with a large sheet of clear plastic. The ground warmed sooner and the corn germinated well and we had fresh corn two weeks sooner. My tomatoes were in the ground by mid April in NW MO.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I used to cheat Mother Nature by planting on ridges that warmed sooner than flat ground. We planted tomatoes and covered them with gallon jugs with the bottom cut out. During the night the cap was on and during the day we took it off. For a quick start on a small block of corn we would plant a small block and cover with a large sheet of clear plastic. The ground warmed sooner and the corn germinated well and we had fresh corn two weeks sooner. My tomatoes were in the ground by mid April in NW MO.
With gardening, sometimes the biggest rewards come with just a little extra effort.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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My garden this evening with a double rainbow behind it.

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Old 05-19-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Hail storm just came through with marble size hail. So much for my nice garden!



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