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Post  moswell on 3/11/2012, 2:55 pm

It was so gorgeous I couldn't stand it any more! I planted four squares of snap peas and two each of spinach, simpson elite, and romaine lettuce. Maybe next weekend I'll throw my broccoli out there. Smile

I'd had plastic over the bed all winter, and the soil was nice and warm when I lifted it today. Score one for late fall prep - all I had to do was lift the plastic and plant the seeds!
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Re: Planted today

Post  Ha-v-v on 3/11/2012, 5:14 pm

moswell wrote:It was so gorgeous I couldn't stand it any more! I planted four squares of snap peas and two each of spinach, simpson elite, and romaine lettuce. Maybe next weekend I'll throw my broccoli out there. Smile

I'd had plastic over the bed all winter, and the soil was nice and warm when I lifted it today. Score one for late fall prep - all I had to do was lift the plastic and plant the seeds!

Sounds good to me !!
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Re: Planted today

Post  Tuxdad on 3/11/2012, 7:20 pm

Was able to put in 2 squares of onions...



You've got a pretty jump on it !
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Post  gillenkl on 3/13/2012, 1:09 pm

Newbie here.....can you plant romaine in shade? or very little sun?
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Post  camprn on 3/13/2012, 1:44 pm

gillenkl wrote:Newbie here.....can you plant romaine in shade? or very little sun?
How many hours a day full sun is this very little sun?

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Post  JK on 3/13/2012, 1:58 pm

I couldnt take it either Very Happy. Yesterday I put out two tomato transplants and direct sowed squash and cucumber. I was originally going to have zuchinni too but it sort of skipped my attention that it is a squash and needs two squares Shocked. I refuse to give up a tomato square, so no zuchinni. As of now out of 32 squares I have 10 left unplanted. Hopefully be fixing that before the week is over bounce

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Post  moswell on 3/13/2012, 5:28 pm

JK wrote:I couldnt take it either Very Happy. Yesterday I put out two tomato transplants and direct sowed squash and cucumber. I was originally going to have zuchinni too but it sort of skipped my attention that it is a squash and needs two squares Shocked. I refuse to give up a tomato square, so no zuchinni. As of now out of 32 squares I have 10 left unplanted. Hopefully be fixing that before the week is over bounce

I am very jealous that you could put out tomatoes already! I would love to do that, but I guess I need to wait another month and a half or so to be safe. Sad
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Post  BackRiver_SFG on 3/13/2012, 6:02 pm

moswell wrote:It was so gorgeous I couldn't stand it any more! I planted four squares of snap peas and two each of spinach, simpson elite, and romaine lettuce. Maybe next weekend I'll throw my broccoli out there. Smile

I'd had plastic over the bed all winter, and the soil was nice and warm when I lifted it today. Score one for late fall prep - all I had to do was lift the plastic and plant the seeds!

Excellent work! I don't blame you for getting an early start. You'll be snacking on snap peas before too long.
Hopefully I will be putting my seedlings and sowing seeds in my cold frame this weekend. We've had Two days in a row over 65 here in southcoastal mass. Back to normal through the weekend. Bring on the cold weather crops.

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Radishes

16

{Squash; Winter 2}

Radishes

16

{Squash; Winter 2}

Lettuce; Arugula

4

{Cucumber; pickle
seed 2}

Lettuce; Caesar

4

{Cucumber; Straight –
8 Seed 2}

Lettuce; Romain

4

Lettuce; Romain

4

Lettuce; Arugula

4

Lettuce; Caesar

4

Lettuce; Head

2


Lettuce; Kale

4


Lettuce; Head

2


Lettuce; Kale

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6

Spinach

6

Lettuce; Trout

4


Lettuce; Trout

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Post  JK on 3/13/2012, 6:20 pm

moswell wrote:I am very jealous that you could put out tomatoes already! I would love to do that, but I guess I need to wait another month and a half or so to be safe. Sad

Our last frost date technically goes to about the 24th but I really think we have had our last for the winter. Nature could always prove me wrong but I think Im safe. *knocks on wood* Wink

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Re: Planted today

Post  GWN on 3/13/2012, 11:32 pm

so moswell, did you just have clear plastic? over the soil?
That sounds so perfect, just lift the plastic and plant the seeds, almost too good to be true..
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Re: Planted today

Post  shannon1 on 3/14/2012, 5:26 am

I would tell you what I have in right now but that would just be unkind since I live in zone 9A:lol:
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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/14/2012, 7:49 am

joe.patmos wrote:
moswell wrote:It was so gorgeous I couldn't stand it any more! I planted four squares of snap peas and two each of spinach, simpson elite, and romaine lettuce. Maybe next weekend I'll throw my broccoli out there. Smile

I'd had plastic over the bed all winter, and the soil was nice and warm when I lifted it today. Score one for late fall prep - all I had to do was lift the plastic and plant the seeds!

Excellent work! I don't blame you for getting an early start. You'll be snacking on snap peas before too long.
Hopefully I will be putting my seedlings and sowing seeds in my cold frame this weekend. We've had Two days in a row over 65 here in southcoastal mass. Back to normal through the weekend. Bring on the cold weather crops.

Here is my plot plan:
{ } = 2nd crop








Radishes

16

{Squash; Winter 2}

Radishes

16

{Squash; Winter 2}

Lettuce; Arugula

4

{Cucumber; pickle
seed 2}

Lettuce; Caesar

4

{Cucumber; Straight –
8 Seed 2}

Lettuce; Romain

4

Lettuce; Romain

4

Lettuce; Arugula

4

Lettuce; Caesar

4

Lettuce; Head

2


Lettuce; Kale

4


Lettuce; Head

2


Lettuce; Kale

4

Spinach

6

Spinach

6

Lettuce; Trout

4


Lettuce; Trout

4



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Re: Planted today

Post  moswell on 3/14/2012, 8:48 am

GWN wrote:so moswell, did you just have clear plastic? over the soil?
That sounds so perfect, just lift the plastic and plant the seeds, almost too good to be true..

Yep, the plastic I had over the box (after I removed last seasons' plants and put in fresh compost) was just a 6mm-think plastic dropcloth I bought at Home Depot. It kept the MM in the box from being washed away during the winter and I was really surprised at how warm the soil was when I lifted the plastic off. I don't know why, it's just a greenhouse effect, but it was still pretty neat. Hopefully that warm soil will give my plants a nice boost!

I can't remember if I read about that trick in the book or on this board, but either way, I will repeat it again next year.
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Post  Dunkinjean on 3/15/2012, 10:20 pm

Yep, I also covered my 3 sqft gardens but with weed blocker and it was great lifting it up and all was nice and clean!

Planted some peas and carrots the other day and going to plant more! I just couldn't wait!!
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Re: Planted today

Post  moswell on 3/22/2012, 10:26 am

I planted some scallions and some dwarf carrots last weekend. I've got a grand plan to use these industrial light fixtures I scrounged up last fall to make little boxes for herbs this year. The problem is, I need to make more Mel's Mix and my local garden shop (Ferris Farms) that carries vermiculite isn't quite ready yet.

I'm itching to get those ready, but I think it's going to have to wait until next weekend, since I'm out of town this weekend.
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Re: Planted today

Post  Grandpop on 3/22/2012, 5:16 pm

JK wrote:
moswell wrote:I am very jealous that you could put out tomatoes already! I would love to do that, but I guess I need to wait another month and a half or so to be safe. Sad

Our last frost date technically goes to about the 24th but I really think we have had our last for the winter. Nature could always prove me wrong but I think Im safe. *knocks on wood* Wink

I'm a little more north than you, but the warm weather has been more than I could stand. I finally broke down and planted a BigBoy and then wrapped Saran Wrap around a cage to use as protection in the event of a freeze. I just couldn't take it any more! lol!
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Re: Planted today

Post  B maier on 3/22/2012, 5:41 pm

Yeah, I planted everything today too. I ignored what all the books have said... I think this year is going to be hot and dry. I'm planning accordingly.
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