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Old 05-03-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Central NH
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Now that the fun of winter has past and the snow is all melted we are focusing on spring time and getting things moving in the gardens.

I used the nice weather this weekend to get a couple of plots tilled under and some planting done.

So far, I've planted parsnips, carrots, peas and a small section of radishes in the ground and also have tomatoes, peppers and a few other varieties of plants started in the basement.

This time of year, I get quite anxious and would like to have much more tilled and planted but it's still a little early.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: New England
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Outside: peas, carrots, green beans, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, cucumbers, zucchini, squash, oregano

Inside for now: tomatoes, peppers, basil, thyme, parsley

Not sure if the kohlrabi is planted yet.

Blueberry bushes are looking great!

Had to plant new strawberries this year so won't get much yield there.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Considering this last winter the ICEBERG lettuce did rather well. Actually just trimmed back the shrubs and am watching tulips and iris start to bloom.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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We're moving to Dover in late June...probably too late to start a garden.
However, I would LOVE to grow some pumpkins & gourds for the fall...any tips for a newbie?
When should we plant them?
I love this thread & will check back soon!
~L
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The Lakes Region
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I got blackberry vines everywhere and did not even have to plant anything.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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lorilou - Plant zuchinni and/or pumpkins.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Default Square Foot Gardening?

Except for sugar snap peas, we're still a few weeks out from planting anything. Which gives me a few more weeks to complete our square foot raised beds. Has anyone out there tried this technique, and what were your results? I am so looking forward, and hope that we have the same warm and sunny summer that we did last year!

My house seems to be in a funky little micro-climate all it's own. The forsythia have JUST starting to bloom, the tulips and daffodils are up and beautiful. Creeping phlox are close to blooming, and Bleeding Heart is up, but not even close to bloom. I was at an appointment north of my house, and couldn't believe all of the blooming going on there vs. at my house.

Please share pictures of your gardens, whether flowers or food! Look forward to sharing mine as well
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Except for sugar snap peas, we're still a few weeks out from planting anything. Which gives me a few more weeks to complete our square foot raised beds. Has anyone out there tried this technique, and what were your results?
Yes; I used compost & peat moss in 4'x4'x10" beds.

I had 8 Roma & 8 Brandywine Tomato plants in one bed supported by those 1" metal round cages...all 16 thrived and we had hundreds of tomatoes all summer long.

Additionally my leafy vegetables did awesome (two collards over-wintered actually- so I have them now to eat).

Root vegetables I planted too late so harvested them tiny.

Peas were overrun by weeds because I was too lazy.

But it was an experimental year and square foot gardening worked well. Experiment with plant spacing...

This year I'm planting 6 beds: tomato, peppers, leafy greens, summer squash, winter squash and experimental/mix...
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: New England
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No raised beds here....

As for the rest of the yard, the heather, tulips, and daffodils are in bloom. The iris have LOADS of buds. Some azaleas are in bloom. One cherry is past, one is peak, and one should bloom tomorrow.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: New England
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Hey, where does everyone get bulbs from? We've been doing Brecks. Some have been great, others have been terrible. Many of our daffodils are bloomless....
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