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Post  Goosegirl on 4/7/2013, 9:42 pm

Robins have been sighted, large patches of lawns are emerging from snow, and we are actually getting RAIN right now! Seedlings started indoors 4-2-13. As of right now, 8:37 pm 4-7-13, all 15 broccoli starts have sprouted, and one Amish Paste tom is bursting out! Got 3 trellises moved yesterday to the one raised bed that is up against the house and thoroughly frost-free, so I got my peas in the ground yesterday, 4-6-13. Now we are in for 3 days of rain and snow, so it will be interesting to see how long it takes for the peas to germinate.

The snow is now off the compost tumbler as well, so I put in a fresh batch of egg shells, fruit & veggie peels, coffee grounds, fuzzy yogurt, and gave it a few spins. I am going to pay attention to how long it takes to cook down, so I can try to get a system going. High hopes indeed!

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/7/2013, 10:11 pm

Sounds promising! Nothing like "spring" in South Dakota!
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/8/2013, 5:48 am

@cheyannarach wrote:Sounds promising! Nothing like "spring" in South Dakota!

rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/8/2013, 10:14 pm

6 days after starting seeds (36 cells in all) all 15 broccoli have made an appearance, along with 2 Amish Paste toms, and one Porter's Dark Cherry tom.

golly gee whiz golly gee whiz golly gee whiz

GG - taking any green sprouts as a sign of spring hope amid the current snow storm!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 4/9/2013, 12:26 am

clap clap clap Goosegirl! At least it's spring in your house, lol!
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/13/2013, 6:36 pm

Garden Score! A friend who is downsizing gave me a coldframe and a 1'x2' self-watering planter. Planter will be used for my Carrot Week planting (indoors) and the coldframe means I may have my most successful year for hardening off seedlings!

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/12/2013, 8:17 am

29F this morning, but that is supposed to be it for subfreezing temps. 7-day forecast shows 40's tonight and then 50's for the rest of the week's lows. Yesterday morning I got my 6 remaining beds ready with their spring shot of compost and they are ready to plant up! This afternoon will be a busy day! Going to get seeds and potatoes in the ground and start hardening off the seedlings.



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Post  camprn on 5/12/2013, 8:22 am

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/13/2013, 7:59 am

Potatoes now inground. Corn, cuke, and squash seeds inground. Broccoli and tomatoes potted up. Another 100 onions inground. Phew! I need to go back to work for a rest! It is forecast to get hot fast (froze Sunday morning, supposed to be 82 today) so I am not sure how the broccoli will do once inground, but I have it plotted to be east of the corn, so will be shaded for the afternoon.

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Post  plantoid on 5/13/2013, 10:13 am

Cor, I wish our spring sprang into action like your version GG . Here it's a mizzo 7 oC and interspersed with rain , rain and more rain . That funny golden egg yoke thing in the sky seems to have gone on his holidays .

Please post lots of pictures so I can see what I'm missing .... pretty please , with a cherry on top .
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Post  Lemonie on 5/13/2013, 10:49 am

Sounds like a fantastic start to your gardening season! I really hope you get to enjoy some broccoli. I just started noticing my newly planted spinach already bolting yesterday and am thinking my cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce won't be far behind. Sad Sounds like many of us will have to keep our fingers crossed for at least a decent fall garden to get some cold crops this year.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/19/2013, 8:52 am

5-19-13: 2 corn sprouts sighted. Only 94 to go!

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Post  llama momma on 5/19/2013, 2:56 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:5-19-13: 2 corn sprouts sighted. Only 94 to go!

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Oh Goosey, that excitement is too cute, thanks for the chuckle,
94 to go! Laughing
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/19/2013, 4:27 pm

@llama momma wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:5-19-13: 2 corn sprouts sighted. Only 94 to go!

GG
Oh Goosey, that excitement is too cute, thanks for the chuckle,
94 to go! Laughing

rofl I just can't help it! Giddy Spring Fever!!! rofl

Just came in from the PM garden check: since this morning 40 more have poked thru the surface, making 42! Today must be the day for corn germination. Still under 50%, but with them all appearing in one day, I have high hopes for what tomorrow will bring. Also a day for tomato germination, as I just had to remove at least 15 little volunteer tomato sprouts on one end of the corn box. Love that they sprout, but if they are not where you want them, they are WEEDS!

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/24/2013, 7:33 am

OH CRAP!!! Been purposely holding off planting the tomatoes outside because temps were still getting into the 40's on occasion. Last night was the last night forecast in the 40's, planned on putting them out this weekend, but LEFT THEM ON THE PORCH OVERNIGHT AFTER A HARDENING OFF SESSION! I know they can take the temp, but may have stunted them for a bit!

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ARRRRRGH!

Post  Goosegirl on 6/5/2013, 8:03 pm

"I'm going to kill the WAAAAAABBIT!" (cue Elmer Fudd)

Yesterday 3 of my 8 broccoli starts had been nibbled to nubs. When I checked this evening after work - ALL 8 ARE GONE!!!
get that pesky wabbi

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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/5/2013, 8:09 pm

Wow!! That sucks!! Need to put a critter fence up...
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/5/2013, 8:20 pm

Just glad they have left the potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes alone. I will not have a chance to do any serious 'critter-proofing' until this weekend.

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/9/2013, 8:42 am

@Goosegirl wrote:Just glad they have left the potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes alone. I will not have a chance to do any serious 'critter-proofing' until this weekend.

GG

Update - 3 of the 4 peppers are now gone, and it is currently POURING outside! If the rain slows down at all I will be out there with the chicken wire. No sign of nibbles on the tomatoes, onions, carrots, corn, or cukes yet.
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Post  GWN on 6/9/2013, 11:11 am


Update - 3 of the 4 peppers are now gone, and it is currently POURING outside! If the rain slows down at all I will be out there with the chicken wire. No sign of nibbles on the tomatoes, onions, carrots, corn, or cukes yet.
GG you certainly ARE a "glass is half full" gardener. I would be pretty upset by now.
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/11/2013, 7:47 am

Here is my 1x2 box of carrots - the only survivors after the kitten pounced all over the box when it was still indoors. I originally had 100% germination in the 2 sq ft, 32 carrots. They were just no match for kittenhood glee!



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Post  Goosegirl on 6/11/2013, 7:51 am

Here is a picture of the garden lumber score. Hopefully this weekend it will turn into a new 2-section Berkeley compost station, and if I am really ambitious, a new frame for my asparagus bed.



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Post  boffer on 6/11/2013, 9:16 am

Scooooooore! cheers
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/11/2013, 6:40 pm

@boffer wrote:Scooooooore! cheers

One of the 2 pallets in there is over 6' long, so it is going to be the back of my compost station. All I have to do is attach sides and a divider in the middle and I am done.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/11/2013, 11:52 pm

you rock It's always fun when someone gets some things they need!
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