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Post  cheyannarach on 4/22/2012, 5:23 pm

Very Happy I was so excited to see my first little radish sprout in the plant in this morning that I decided to start planting the tiered garden! So far I've got carrots seeds, radish seeds, and kohlrabi transplants done. Had to take a break to get the baby to take a nap then I will get the broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, onions, and garlic done. Not sure how the garlic will do but I am sure gonna try!

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Post  givvmistamps on 4/23/2012, 12:05 am

cheers cheers cheers I know you've been excited to get things started. I'll be interested in hearing how that garlic goes for you.

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Post  GWN on 4/23/2012, 12:13 am

It is all very exciting. Congrats on the radish sprouts, I LOVE every sprout.
Pretty soon you will have many different ones.
At least here it is a much warmer spring that is usual.
I have also gone all out with planting.

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Post  plantoid on 4/23/2012, 4:08 am

your garlic may or may not form bulbs, give it a 10 or so weeks in the ground and you shoud see some evidence of bulb formation .



If it does not look too good wrt making bulbs start using the garlic in your everyday cooking , don't hang on in the vain hope it will bulb up properly .

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/24/2012, 9:13 pm

I got my garlic in the fridge Plantoid! I did plant one square of it because I had some that I used for cooking sprout up on me so thought I would experiment! We'll see what 10 weeks brings!

I got all of my strawberries planted today, they were the bareroot type, I have never planted those before (quinalts), I usually by potted ones from the nursery. Planted the onion sets too! I had a few extras so I made a flower basket with 2 strawberries, 2 onions and a nasturtium Very Happy .

Not sure what tomorrow will bring, I really need to fix my other beds (I need to add more compost and vermiculite before I plant anything) Maybe I'll do that then plant the taters! I also need to start some more flowers, I got some new ones today, Hollyhock Halo Red and Asclepias Cinderella but I might just do that tonight!

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Post  landarch on 4/24/2012, 11:05 pm

My radishes have been in for a few weeks and my wife is disappointed...stunted, yellow leaves, etc. I may seed again tomorrow for a quick crop as the cool weather is quickly fading.

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/24/2012, 11:25 pm

@landarch wrote:My radishes have been in for a few weeks and my wife is disappointed...stunted, yellow leaves, etc. I may seed again tomorrow for a quick crop as the cool weather is quickly fading.

Well if it makes you feel any better some dummy (me) forgot to vent the plant inn yesterday and I fried half my lettuce, kohlrabi, and radishes. Embarassed

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Post  landarch on 4/25/2012, 12:12 am

I fried some parsley and marigolds...forgot to take the clear plastic cover off the flat in the sun...I can't wait for the veggies that love the heat.

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 12:19 am

Bummer...

My outside plants are doing pretty great though! I just transplanted a few days ago and some today, fingers crossed this weather keeps up!

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/25/2012, 7:10 am

I got potatoes and onions in the ground, and carrot seeds started last week for Carrot Week. I have some herbs to put into the ground this morning and last minute care instructions for Hubby to try to keep my tomato seedlings alive while I am gone for a week on a girl trip. I am hoping to see some carrot sprouts when I get back. We are supposed to have rain at least twice while I am gone, so my outside plants should survive without Hubby Attention!

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 10:25 am

Good luck with the rain, don't you hate having to depend on hubby to water, lol, mine does okay most of the time but I don't think he'd last long at it! I can't wait for my carrots to sprout!

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Post  curio on 4/25/2012, 2:13 pm

Didn't get anything planted today, but yesterday got five of the tomatoes planted in the greenhouse.

We have a lot of things that are growing along quite nicely, including carrot and parsnip sprouts, lettuce and cole crops. The potatoes, onions, peas, garlic and leeks are coming along nicely, as is the dill and borage I planted.
Still waiting to transplant more lettuce, the rest of the tomatoes and some herbs.

Strawberries planted this year are getting new leaves, and last year's are growing again, so all is good in the wheelbarrow.

I want it to be time to get my summer crops either sown or started inside for transplants, but have to be patient a bit longer... not one of my better virtues. I think my motto should be "God grant me patience.... NOW!"

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 5:30 pm

Haha, I like that motto!

I am getting ready to go out and plant some carrots, beets, radishes, and turnips. I may have jumped the gun on a few summer crops, but we'll see! I need to get another tray of flowers started today too! I thought I would get it done last night but I didn't get round to it.

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Post  WolfHeart on 4/25/2012, 7:13 pm

I am planting in the green house tomorrow Opal Basil and Genovese Basil and some more tomatoes. Because I have no patience, my current tomatoes may not make it to the garden Rolling Eyes I am worried that they are too big too soon and will be too leggy to transplant, we shall see. As soon as the temps stop falling below 50 at night I will try to move them to the greenhouse.

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Post  curio on 4/25/2012, 8:45 pm

Those leggy tomatoes... just pull the lower leaves (up to the top few sets) and dig a trench. Lay the plant down in the trench and tip the growing end up and then backfill over the roots and stem. They'll do fine.

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 9:11 pm

Well I'm getting there! Going to plant 2 more squares of carrots and radishes in a week or so then besides the squares reserved for flowers the pyramid will be completely planted!

Good luck with the tomatoes, I bet they will be fine too!

Curio, I just can't get over the picture of your dog, it's awesome!

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Post  givvmistamps on 4/25/2012, 11:04 pm

@curio wrote:Those leggy tomatoes... just pull the lower leaves (up to the top few sets) and dig a trench. Lay the plant down in the trench and tip the growing end up and then backfill over the roots and stem. They'll do fine.

+1! I bought seedlings that were VERY leggy and did this; it gives the tomatoes a chance to develop plenty of roots that will take advantage of nutrients and water in the soil. They are quite tall and lovely now...Although they do have aphids trying to take them over. Sad I had to spray them with an organocide today. Next come the anthills to prevent this from happening again!

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