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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/26/2012, 1:02 am

our peppers needed some water today.....but....



we noticed some flower buds on them Shocked ....uh...oh....i think they need bigger pots



when i took them out of their party cups....they had a lot of roots in such a small space.....Embarassed



much better in their new pots....ahhh



so far they are looking happy back under their lights



do we let them bloom or pinch them off?......they wont be going outside until the end of may or first of june.....if we have room in the green house then they could go out a little sooner then that....

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/26/2012, 1:05 am

@dreamcatchersw1032 wrote:So excited saw that my cucumber, onion, corn, pumpkin, beans and second batch of peas have all sprouted. Thank you all for your information and help and welcoming me.Very Happy

glad to hear cheers your new sprouts are up!!!

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Post  gwennifer on 4/26/2012, 3:35 pm

dreamcatcher, wow you have so many fun things you're growing! My older daughter wants a corn patch so bad, but I can't figure out where it would go.

FamilyGardening, our peppers are really right on course with each other. I noticed flower buds on mine just yesterday. Mine are going to have to be happy going right out into the garden next week if I can get them hardened off. I put them out on the sheltered front porch today and they turned a leaf over in protest after just twenty minutes. I'm going to try the wall-o-waters around them once they are ready to go out.

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/26/2012, 5:39 pm

gwen......please...keep us posted on how the wall of water goes for your peppers

we are always looking for ways to have a longer growing season Very Happy

what kind of peppers did you start?....ours are CA wonders....this is the first time for us to start them from seeds......glad to hear we are on the same track as you Very Happy

we thought they would never grow.....Laughing

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Post  Daniel9999 on 4/26/2012, 10:39 pm

familygarden

I never pinch off my pepper flowers here because its really hard to tell with PNW weather being as it just how pepper season is gonna end up...I am afraid I will end up pinching off the only possible pepper I could get all year!

Blossom drop is a such a common problem with peppers in my area.

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Sounds like things are now looking up! Wooohooo! bounce

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Post  happycamper on 4/28/2012, 11:54 pm

The garden is moving along pretty well. Arugula and kale are bolting (fall planted) so I will have more seed soon. Beets are up and have already planted successive crops of beets and arugula. The chard and kohl rabi have sprounted. Spinach is doing fine.

The Scarlett Runner beans have sprouted and I have 7 volunteer Kentucky Wonder pole beans that were planted in a pot that have sprouted. I had always thought they needed temps in the 70's to start but I guess not. The tomatoes are hardened off and have been living on the porch for the past week. I lost all of the yellow pear tomatoes (weird, I will miss them this season), the rest are all doing fine.

I have various squash types and cucumbers just starting to sprout that will be ready in a few weeks to plant. I sacraficed a bed to raspberries last year so built a new 2'x8' for squash that should get more sun and hopefully more squash than last year!

All of your posts sound just fantastic! It will be a good year in the PNW, happy gardening everyone!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/29/2012, 4:01 am

....can not believe its going to be May in a couple of days Shocked some exciting things happening in the familygardens

our first radish of the season.....this time we planted english breakfast...it was yummy.....and...it wasnt hot Shocked ....so glad we tried a differnt kind of radish....we really love the taste of this one!



look what we found Shocked a baby garlic...that came from last year!



we planted some sugar snap peas in a hanging basket Very Happy



the lettuce on the top is from our indoor starts...the lettuce below is from direct seeds



my son found the strawberries are starting to flower! Shocked



the blue berries too!



and so are the rasberries



our new grape vines are doing really well Very Happy



here is one of our baby tomato....loving the green house!



the broc's, cauli's and cabbages are getting huge cheers



hope you all are having a great weekend!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/29/2012, 4:06 am

happycamper sounds like your garden is going well Very Happy

are your beans sprouting out side?....wow

sorry to hear you lost your yellow pear tomato Sad

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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 4/29/2012, 10:05 am

Rose - those look GREAT! I too tried FB radishes this year for the first time, and I too, LOVED them. They grew well for me and they were to my taste. They will be my go-to radish from now on. Ever notice how one variety of a plant can do lousy or grow so slow while another variety in the exact same bed can take off? Everything looks fabulous!

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Post  Daniel9999 on 4/29/2012, 12:20 pm

Berries look great great Familygardening!......Yummy

I will start posting more updates from my garden when I resolve a few technical issues I am having with my computer.....

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My cat really likes the trowel cursor and its been hard to get anything posted on the forum here!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/29/2012, 12:22 pm

Thanks UnderTheBlackWalnut

LOL i called them english breakfast radish instead of french breakfast radish..... ours are heirloom too Very Happy not sure if they are suppose to get bigger then that.....my son couldnt wait to pull one.....the pic on the package looks like they should be a little bigger and not such a round shape.....they were perfect as is.... to me......last year our radishes were really way to hot and they wernt even as big as these ones are now....

im so glad to be encourage to try differnt types from you all! Very Happy

we are still waiting for our long white radish to harvest and try tongue

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/29/2012, 12:26 pm

lol! ........ Dan is fluffy still wanting computer time?......ha ha ha.....

wasnt fluffy on last night too?......may need to get a kitty lap top

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Post  Daniel9999 on 4/29/2012, 5:22 pm

@FamilyGardening wrote:lol! ........ Dan is fluffy still wanting computer time?......ha ha ha.....

wasnt fluffy on last night too?......may need to get a kitty lap top

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Yep she was bothering me last night too. Razz

She really loves her computer time.....Youtube videos of fish tanks are a favorite of hers and so are the some of the free games on Miniclip.com.....she even likes listening to the music for cats they have on Friskies.com.

Now apparently she taken a liking to trowel cursor here.

I think she wants does want her own Ipad so she can play Fruit Ninja.

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Post  givvmistamps on 4/29/2012, 10:03 pm

lol! It would be funny to get her a touch-screen tablet and see what she does... That would make a cute video: Kitty surfing the net on an iPad!

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Post  gwennifer on 4/30/2012, 12:51 pm

Good heavens, what's all this cat nonsense doing on my favorite gardening forum? Back to business folks! Razz

Rose, my pepper plants are the Wonder Bell from Territorial Seed. Looking at their catalog again, I don't know remember why I chose them over the CA Wonder, especially since ripening time is listed as 5 days shorter with the CA's. But oh well, that's what I got! So far, I think our plants look identical; I'll have to get some pictures. By the way, though their first time out on the porch they didn't last twenty minutes and took all day to recover, their second day out they did fine and were eventually forgotten about and left out overnight. (Although I did remember in the middle of the night, I was too lazy to do anything about it). They did fine!

happycamper, long time no see! I forgot I was going to try to grow some arugula after making that fabulous recipe with it a few months back. Hmmmm... Wonder where I could squeeze some in.

By the way, I finally got more Mel's mix made on Saturday and filled and planted my carrot high rise. Ten days too late for carrot week, so we did our rainbow blend carrots again. Those were so much fun. I had an extra apollo broccoli that I filled in my belstar loss with. The ants don't seem to be bothering anything else. I surrounded my bed with fresh cedar chips this weekend so I can run out to water and check for sprouts without tracking dirt in the house. Still haven't found a home for the blueberry plants that I bought my daughter. Or the strawberries. *sigh* Potatoes are growing quickly, but unevenly - going to be difficult to hill up some without burying others within the same pot.

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