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Old 05-26-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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And yet another hail storm. Good thing there's a farmers market this summer, I may have to just buy everything there!
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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And yet another hail storm. Good thing there's a farmers market this summer, I may have to just buy everything there!
I think you have the right idea: Farmers markets can be fun as well as offer so many great, fresh produce. I do have to say, yesterday, we had a clear day and I visited my garden again. the water has drained and or soaked into the soil and the litle cuke leaves are all happy again. I think I paniced to quickly. Maybe there still is hope. I do know if the garden makes it this year it will be a much later date for first picking. except for a few tiny peppers nothing is doing much except growing. We have no signs of beans, just a lot of leaves, and the tomatoes are slowly getting blossoms, but I do not expect a single one for at least another 5 or 6 weeks. There was a bee near the garden yesterday, that is a positve. I just hope he/she comes back when we have some blossoms.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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For some unknown reason, the yellow wax beans (last year's seed!) planted in a regular pot are growing tall, where another variety of bean in an Earthbox isn't doing well. They're puny, and the smallest one died.

I thought Earthboxes were supposed to be great. There is a pepper plant in with the beans. Could that be why?
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:02 PM
 
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I have woken up to find frost on my newly planted veges. What can I do to minimise the damage??
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I have woken up to find frost on my newly planted veges. What can I do to minimise the damage??
I'm not sure now. If you catch it before daylight sometimes a washing with a light mist of water will help but not always. I think what makes the biggest difference is the hardiness of the plant itself.
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:08 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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Want to share this interesting and novel idea: Hanging Lettuce basket (or whatever else you want to put in there - e.g. cherry tomatoes for color! ). It's pretty and decorative.

How to Grow a Wire and Moss Lettuce Hanging Basket

This is a site in the Northwest, but the idea should work anywhere if you adapt it to your region. Great for anyone who doesn't have a garden space, or even for those who do! These leaves could be close at hand for the picking on a porch or back steps.
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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s b, I'm too paranoid to do that. Is spagnum moss food-safe? :blush

Well we are getting all the rain that we did not get last month. And the cool temps, too! This is good for my cool season veggies that are still in le potager. I've eaten snow peas! Wow those things were a CHORE to take care of. They are finally clinging to the supports, as well. The chard is looking good, but the beets are still tiny. The broccoli is just leaves. Maybe it will grow some heads this week with the cool temps.

The various squash I planted is just poking its head out of the ground, and sadly some is being bitten by...slugs maybe? The kohlrabi still does not have fat stalks, and is pretty small. Time to drop a little osmocote on these things. Lettuce is lovely as usual.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Wow, 3 days of upper 80's! It was 93 yesterday bright sunshine. Garden - BOOM! Looks like it tripled in size overnight. YAY!
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Wow, 3 days of upper 80's! It was 93 yesterday bright sunshine. Garden - BOOM! Looks like it tripled in size overnight. YAY!
Well, after reading this, I decided, now that our rain has stopped and our temps are climbing into the upper 80s to check. I almost did cart wheels, I have 5 little tomatoes. if that is all we get they would have to be gold considering how much it costs to set the garden up this year. But we have so many baby peppers, tomato blossoms and the starting of our green beans we should do great. And no, I am not going to do cart wheels, at my age I can't even get my arms on the ground and I don't remember which goes first,my arms on the ground or my feet in the air.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Well, after reading this, I decided, now that our rain has stopped and our temps are climbing into the upper 80s to check. I almost did cart wheels, I have 5 little tomatoes. if that is all we get they would have to be gold considering how much it costs to set the garden up this year. But we have so many baby peppers, tomato blossoms and the starting of our green beans we should do great. And no, I am not going to do cart wheels, at my age I can't even get my arms on the ground and I don't remember which goes first,my arms on the ground or my feet in the air.
Ha ha ha. Hey Betsy Johnson just did a cartweel, so that's no excuse... Betsey Johnson does the splits on stage at CFDA Fashion Awards | Daily Mail Online

Still drizzling here. Just getting lettuce. This is my first year trying broccoli, and boy am I glad that pack of seeds is empty. I thinned them out, but the stalks are still really tiny and not a head in sight. I'd better read my gardening book...what am I doing wrong?
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