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April in New England 2012

Post  camprn on 4/1/2012, 8:12 am

AHHHH! April, the warm days are sure to follow. Now we really, really, really need some rain.
April garden chores from A Way to Garden.


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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  quiltbea on 4/1/2012, 11:39 am

I'm expecting snow tonite. Not much, just about an inch, but it still means I can't transplant cool crops into the garden. Temps still too low.

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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  camprn on 4/6/2012, 3:14 pm

I have the day off from work, HOORAY! I just went to the grain store and picked up supplies (including my favorite lobstah compost) for another 4x6 box and a 50lb bag of dried blood. The plan is to get turning the monster compost pile this weekend. The bees are bringing in nectar and pollen. This all means it is probably going to snow again which at this point would be fine. We have had red flag days for more than a week because it has been so tinder dry here.

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Post  quiltbea on 4/6/2012, 9:41 pm

I can only hope for no snow. Today I transplanted outdoors a Golden Acres cabbage, some Swiss chard and Brussels sprouts transplants along with some greens I transplanted, Mizuna and Tokyo Bekana. I even cut some Mizuna and made myself a green salad for lunch today. Mmmmm good. Inside I up-potted started seeds into 2" soil blocks which were basically all tomatoes and peppers except for one Pak Choi. Little by little the garden begins. My broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower starts in their 2" soil blocks are big enough to go outdoors so I had them hardening off outside today. It almost looks like garden time has arrived.

So please, no snow for me this weekend.

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Post  camprn on 4/8/2012, 5:28 pm

Turned most of my monster compost pile today... it kicked my butt... I'm plum tuckered out... sawing logs

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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/8/2012, 7:59 pm

camprn wrote:Turned most of my monster compost pile today... it kicked my butt... I'm plum tuckered out... sawing logs

How big is it?

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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  camprn on 4/8/2012, 8:11 pm

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
camprn wrote:Turned most of my monster compost pile today... it kicked my butt... I'm plum tuckered out... sawing logs

How big is it?
Before I turned it it was 4x4x8'. I'll have photos tomorrow...

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/8/2012, 8:21 pm

camprn wrote:I just went to the grain store and picked up supplies (including my favorite lobstah compost)

Is it the Quoddy Blend Lobster compost?

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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  camprn on 4/8/2012, 8:33 pm

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
camprn wrote:I just went to the grain store and picked up supplies (including my favorite lobstah compost)

Is it the Quoddy Blend Lobster compost?
Oh yeah! A favorite!! :cat:

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 4/8/2012, 10:10 pm

camprn wrote:
Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
camprn wrote:I just went to the grain store and picked up supplies (including my favorite lobstah compost)

Is it the Quoddy Blend Lobster compost?
Oh yeah! A favorite!! :cat:

Excellent. I did a bing search for lobster compost and that brand came up. Upon further checking on their website, I found that a store about an hour from me sells it for 10 bucks per cubic foot.
Looks like I can get some lobster compost. What a Face

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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  RoOsTeR on 4/9/2012, 7:44 am

Not much of it available in Colorado Evil or Very Mad


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Post  Mastiff07 on 4/9/2012, 8:30 am

Would the lobster compost be too much seafood with another seafood compost mix? I just found out the farm down the street sells this. So far I've gotten chicken manure, seafood compost mix and cow compost

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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  quiltbea on 4/14/2012, 5:09 pm

Its April and my last yr's asparagus are just sticking up their little heads. I'm so thrilled.



Here's one. See the purplish tip in the center.



Here's two. I actually found 4 popping up this morning. For those that question the small rocks. This is a separate bed, not in the raised beds. I also believe that rocks are necessary for some of the micro-nutrients soil needs so I leave several in the beds. Just not in the carrot or parsnip bed.

It means they came thru the winter just fine and are eager to start growing. Hooray!

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Post  camprn on 4/14/2012, 5:15 pm

How exciting!!!!

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Post  philct on 4/14/2012, 5:21 pm

Mastiff07 wrote:Would the lobster compost be too much seafood with another seafood compost mix? I just found out the farm down the street sells this. So far I've gotten chicken manure, seafood compost mix and cow compost



I'll be putting it in my next batch and cutting back on cow.. my mix will be shrimp and seaweed, lobster, cow, chicken, and leaf!!

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Re: April in New England 2012

Post  camprn on 4/14/2012, 5:24 pm

RoOsTeR wrote:Not much of it available in Colorado Evil or Very Mad

Next time you're out this way we'll load you up! It's wicked goooood! Wink

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