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A really late seed planting!

Post  Judy McConnell on 5/26/2016, 10:20 am

We had rain almost everyday in May and I haven't gotten all of my seeds planted - like sunflower, squashes, etc.  

Because today is the third sunny day in a row and the MM has dried out a bit, I'll plant the seeds and cross my fingers that all will come up and produce.

The tomato and pepper seedlings are in and both are growing but am a bit concerned about the nutrients left in the MM - we shall see!!  Have some compost set aside and can add that to the beds as needed.

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/26/2016, 10:54 pm

I just sowed my curcubits (cukes, melons, summer squash, and zucchini/summer squash) last week, and haven't gotten my pole beans in yet, so you're not the only one who's late on some stuff! And I have to not forget about the seed potatoes sitting on my kitchen table...

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Post  landarch on 5/27/2016, 1:57 pm

we've had heave rains over the last 4-5 days and I'll probably hit my raised beds with some organic fertilizer this evening...however more storms predicted around 4:00 or so.

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Post  walshevak on 5/27/2016, 2:45 pm

Just finished planting my squash. beans and cukes yesterday.  I'm REALLY late.  Just got 3 of the tabletops remade.  Had some nice lettuce, chard, kale and spinach going but not ready to pick until worms wiped them all out during 3 days of rain 2 weeks ago.   I didn't get out there to check on them.  Used BT on all and a few plants are putting up some leaves, but now I'm fighting heat.   OH WELL.  Had to make new MM for the tabletops so I'm planting the squash in them.  SVB eggs SHOULDN'T be in the mix this year.  Used fresh mix for all the tomato buckets and used the old mix in the "pond beds" and pepper buckets.   Putting beans, cukes, really late carrot planting. corn and marigoldsin those beds.

Hope to get 3 more tabletops ready for fall planting.  One will be dedicated to strawberries.  

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Post  llama momma on 5/27/2016, 3:01 pm

Due to an injury I'm now very slowly planting  tomato, squash, beans, etc. Missed entire spring planting.  Instead, will do those as Fall crops.  Perennials kept me from going nuts as it became very satisfying to watch asparagus, strawberries, and garlic pretty much arrive on their own, whew!

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Post  sanderson on 5/27/2016, 4:27 pm

LM, What happened, or did you post and I just forgot.

I was late planting cantaloupe, sunflowers and viable okra, I say viable because the first seeding, only 2 of 12 came up. Being late turned out to be a blessing because the Mix and temps are warmer and it looks like near 100% germination.

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Post  llama momma on 5/27/2016, 6:24 pm

Sanderson, no, I didn't post about the injury.  Cracked a little bone, the wing like bone above a vertebra, destabilized it and pressing on nerves. Couldn't walk without a cane and one point needed a wheelchair. Life went into slow motion = top speed. Slow recovery, still painful, still moving very slow 6 wks later. Phys therapy helps and home exercises too. Keep on trucking anyway. 


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Re: A really late seed planting!

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/27/2016, 6:38 pm

Aw LM...healing vibes heading your way.
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Post  Turan on 5/27/2016, 6:39 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Aw LM...healing vibes heading your way.
BIG hug
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+1!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/27/2016, 6:55 pm

LM, everyone around here was late getting stuff in. Cold and rain and cold, then BAM, light switch! I just got my maters, squash and peppers in last weekend. Last weekend before that was lows in 30s???!!!!

((((((Healing vibes))))) comin' at ya! Take it easy!

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Post  llama momma on 5/27/2016, 7:39 pm

Seriously,  I  appreciate the nice thoughts.  I've hired part time help both for the garden and housekeeping.  It helps so much mentally and physically.

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Post  bigdogrock on 5/27/2016, 9:12 pm

I hope you heal quickly, and the pain is minimal. Rock

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/27/2016, 9:56 pm

@llama momma wrote:Seriously,  I  appreciate the nice thoughts.  I've hired part time help both for the garden and housekeeping.  It helps so much mentally and physically.

Good girl. Take whatever you can off your shoulders. Smile

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Post  sanderson on 5/28/2016, 6:53 pm

LM, Good that you hired extra help. Healing is so important with a spinal injury of any kind. BIG hug

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/28/2016, 10:52 pm

@sanderson wrote:LM,  Good that you hired extra help.  Healing is so important with a spinal injury of any kind. BIG hug
yeppers  Getting help is very wise! Taking the load off the physical and mental stress will help you heal faster.

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