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Post  cheyannarach on 5/10/2013, 12:27 pm

We had a ton of snow storms and cold weather through April so I just got planting this last week or so! I did plant some peas at the beginning of April though, I was surprised to see them up and about!

What's up in your garden? Cool
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Post  quiltbea on 5/10/2013, 12:43 pm

I've got peas popping up, too, along with several greens and my shallots are popping.

I transplanted some brassicas along with sweet onions and Swiss chard. The transplanted lettuce and Chinese cabbage in the coldframe is going gangbusters. I've still got lots of transplants hardening on the garden bench every day, from more broccoli, Swiss chard, to herbs, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, and zukes. They will be going out this weekend and early next week if the weather continues to hold.
Let's all cross our fingers, those of us in the north who had a long, hard, cold winter. I'm hoping frosts are behind us but we never know til Memorial Day.
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Post  Turan on 5/10/2013, 12:55 pm

Good to see you come up out of the snow banks, Cheyanne!

I have snow peas up and radishes and orach and green onions and lots of chives. In the cold frame is lettuce and spinach and some orphan tomatoes. Those tomatoes are seedlings that I culled out of the soil blocks and stuck into a nearby pot. They all grew. So they are now planted in the cold frame and doing fine. I figure they are the point guard for the rest of the tomatoes. I got the broccoli starts all out in their bed also.
O and my carrot week carrots are just now up! 20+ days from planting, that might be a record for slow sprouting Laughing

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Post  mschaef on 5/10/2013, 4:13 pm

I have four red leaf lettuce and pepper plant my husband insisting on getting from Home Depot. The rest has to wait til next week when I can actually get into the garden to start planting.
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Post  greatgranny on 5/10/2013, 7:09 pm

Hardneck garlic, multiplier onions, peas and an itty bitty asparagus. Set out the broccoli and cauliflower, too.

Next week will tackle the toms.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/11/2013, 10:42 am

I've edited the title of this post. This is in the Western Mountains and High Plains regional forum.

Today I'm starting to harden off my tomato and ground cherry plants. I've also got some brussel sprouts that are going to be transplanted into their new space today.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/11/2013, 11:22 am

I'm way behind with my planting!

However, I have some carrots and potatoes coming up. Also, my strawberry bed is half-complete, with one berry ripening.

Today is another planting day!
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Post  mschaef on 5/11/2013, 4:24 pm

In our community garden plot we have rocks, grass clumps, more rocks, weeds, and did I mention more rocks. Hoping to get it in better shape so we can plant next Saturday for the grand opening of the community garden. happy turtle
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Post  cheyannarach on 5/16/2013, 12:43 pm

RoOsTeR wrote:I've edited the title of this post. This is in the Western Mountains and High Plains regional forum.

thinking Did I have a blond moment?

Your tomatoes look great Rooster!

Turan, thank goodness the snow seems to be done (knock on wood).

And Quiltbea, Good luck, I am hoping the same for the weather, it's looking better here now and I'd say it's about time!
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Post  Lillyz on 5/17/2013, 7:55 pm

Rooster, your tomatoes look great!

I cant remember if I said this somewhere else, but here it goes. I tested out some old cucumber seeds and they sprouted. I planted them in the bed. I also had tested some old zucchini seed. The first batch didnt do anything and on May 13, I tested a newer batch of three. Those all sprouted and I planted them in the garden today. Also planted some baby (itty bitty) seedlings of oregano, I think Im going to have to hand water those for awhile. I put the tomatoes in their final container and up potted some eggplants. Still trying to decide if I should put the poblano peppers in containers or try planting in the bed. They probably wont get enough sun if I plant them in the bed. Going to wait one more week to plant some honeydews, even tho the temps have been in the upper 80s during the day and in the 50s during the night.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/17/2013, 9:19 pm

Lettuce, peas, chard, radishes, spinach, mizuna.
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Post  Lillyz on 5/28/2013, 5:43 pm

Here are a few pictures that I took today of the garden. The spinach got a haircut last night and Im picking the last of the radishes. The carrots seem to be doing ok, not really sure when to harvest them. and the stuff that looks like grass (lol) are shallots. Got some honeydews starting too.


Here are the cukes and peppers. Im going to try to interplant some more lettuce/spinach in the cuke/pepper bed.



and the tomatoes and eggplants.

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Post  mschaef on 5/28/2013, 6:17 pm

Let see we have peas, rainbow chard, onions, carrots, lettuce, radishes, and parsnips. Pretty excited here!!!
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Post  Lillyz on 5/28/2013, 6:28 pm

mschaef wrote:Let see we have peas, rainbow chard, onions, carrots, lettuce, radishes, and parsnips. Pretty excited here!!!

Im excited about the garden too. All that hard work up front is finally paying off. Pretty much all that is left to do is water and harvest.
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Post  mschaef on 5/28/2013, 6:56 pm

Lillyz wrote:
mschaef wrote:Let see we have peas, rainbow chard, onions, carrots, lettuce, radishes, and parsnips. Pretty excited here!!!

Im excited about the garden too. All that hard work up front is finally paying off. Pretty much all that is left to do is water and harvest.

Your definitely right about all the work up front, my son constantly want to go to the community garden but gets bored cause there is nothing to do there. He has started going over to other peoples plots and asking if he can help them.
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Post  JocyMc on 5/30/2013, 9:19 am

I've got peas, lettuce, kale, spinach, carrots, and radishes. The cucumber & pepper plants are doing well but they aren't from seed. I still need to get my zucchini in.
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Post  JocyMc on 6/7/2013, 1:48 pm

I noticed flowers on my peas yesterday! I only planted 2 squares and don't think that's going to be enough. I'm going to try planting 2 more squares and hope they do as well.
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Post  quiltbea on 6/7/2013, 2:08 pm

Make sure you keep those peas picked as they show up so they keep on comin' and you'll get more crop.

I picked my first 7 yesterday and ate it as a snack right off the vines. Mmmm, good. Super Sugar Snaps. As an experiment I started them indrs this year and transplanted to a clay pot. It works. They're my earliest this year.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/8/2013, 9:05 am

I've never grown brussel sprouts before. So far they seem to be doing good:





Onions, watermelon radish, red turnips, bok choy, spinach and lettuces coming in nicely...kohlrabi, not so much No (Please excuse the feet!)


Love the lettuces I did this year. Rocky Top blend and Lollo Rosa. I think the Lollo is Baker Creeks red sails. They both make good nibblings while in the garden albino


My peppers are tray'ed up and ready to start being hardened off today:


I've never topped my pepper plants before. Maybe that's why they've never done very well. I was a bit hesitant cutting off all that nice green growth, but doing so really did make my plants bush out more:

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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/8/2013, 10:59 am

Nothing I'd care to write home about ... yet.

I didn't start planting until May 10. We shall see, we shall see.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/22/2013, 9:41 am

My beans are in and growing. Tomatoes are going SLOW, but starting to bloom a bit. My red turnips look excellent as do my onions, lettuce, brussell sprouts and radish's. The kohlrabi is almost non-existent. I've got two that look good and that's about it. The others just never grew. Even after re-seeding. My summer squash (patty pan, tomboncino) fertility has been iffy at best also. I got all 27 of my pepper plants in. Cucumbers look like they are starting to kick in a bit. My ground cherries are doing good. Carrots are slow as usual. Sunflowers and Calendula (thanks camp) are coming up and doing good. Spinach is done. 
I'm loving my watermelon radish's. 




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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/22/2013, 11:30 am

Just barely up: one square of sorrel. Transplanted tomatoes. Zuke. Bush beans. Peas.
Spinach. Asian greens. Green onions. Radishes. Broccoli. Basil transplant. Lettuce.

The lettuce is taking forever to germinate.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/22/2013, 12:41 pm

Oops! I forgot to mention the tatsoi and baby bok choi.
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Post  Turan on 6/23/2013, 10:12 pm

Lots is up.  Every square is planted right now.  We are eating lettuce and various greens.  I should start blanching and freezing some.  The broccoli is starting to form heads.  I am fussing at the peas to do some flowering, not just growing...  patience.....

There are eggplants and peppers and tomatoes forming in the greenhouse. 

Beans and squash and corn are up. 



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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/24/2013, 1:20 am

oh my ROOSTER is that how BIG a watermelon radish grows?? Shocked 

we planted some for the first time this spring and they bolted and went to flower...we left them in for the bee's Very Happy

going to re sow some more and wonder how many per SQ did you sow yours?

thanks for the great pic of them.....so pretty!!....how did they taste?

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