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Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by Omie, Mar 12, 2012.
I have not even turned the garden yet, should have done it last fall.
Johnson grass has taken over everything.
Not even sure I will plant anything.....................as of yet.
It seems like every time I have a day off, it's raining or tornadoes or whatever. It's too wet to plow the garden, but I do have a good crop of henbit growing there and the bees are ok with that.
Like Greg said, Hen bit is everywhere around here. It's been dry here and i got three fields plowed for sweet corn (sometime in April) Had 1/2 in. of rain last Sunday, but the wind dried everything out and i planted potato's yesterday, always planted them on St. patricks day or good friday before? I hope mother nature isn't setting us all up for a big supprise freeze in April.:shock: Going to my northern bee yards today to check hives for stores and brood, (in the lower 80's today) With all the warm weather we've had, they are probably building up and need syrup. Jack
We had rain Sunday evening so it'll be another day or two before I can play in the dirt. Planted 2, 30' long double rows of Green Arrow peas last Friday before we went out of town. I suspect I'll start seeing some green tomorrow or the next day. Radishes and spinach are planted, my second sowing of radishes will be sowed with carrot seed. The radishes make a nice row marker for the carrots and help with thinning the carrots as well. The 3 year old tomato seeds still had acceptable germination with the exception of Cherokee Purple. Now I'm going to need to find homes for some of the extra tomato plants, maybe I can convince a few people to plant a few tomato plants after giving them some freebies.
I'm holding out. Heard peepers for the first time this morning, and was reminded of the old saying that "Peepers will freeze three times" before spring. I'm also planning a garden expansion (may be wishful thinking with my available time) and, unlike Omie, did NOT do fall garden clean-up!
Ever since I planted grass in our lawn many many years ago (at my wife's request), there's been little room for veggies. But I still try to squeeze in a few anyway.
Today I planted 6 tomato seedlings given to me by my son. They were left-overs from those he planted in his hybrid seed producing hothouses. (In another few weeks he'll be planting the second variety, the one that will be pollinated from this first batch)
When I was a kid growing up in North Ga. we had a graden every year and who was the one that had to hoe, throw manure around,pull weeds and the rest that goes along with a graden, ME. As you can quess I have not had a graden at all, except plant tomato in 5 gal buckets, and to tell the truth I am not planting one now, I was burned out good on a graden when I was young. That was 62 years ago when I last did anything in a graden.
Omie, you're making me hongrey!
Hey Omie, what kind of food do you Yanks eat, radicchio wedges with vinaigrette, and romano:???: Never heard of it. Romano maybe, isn't that a cheese? Jack
PS. i"ve never ate grits with cheese either.:lol:
Omie, thanks for the recipe, sounds like a good appetizer to go with my jowl's.:lol: Jack
I finished planting my garden 2 weeks ago,and everything is doing well,with the exception of the black eye and zipper peas(which I resowed yesterday).
These are potatoes(did I spell that right Dan?:rolling::rotfl,2 variety's,red Pontiac and gold fingerling.To the right is 3 types of watermelon( crimson seedless and 2 types of Moon and satrs melons)and some honeydew melons
Next is our favorite veggie,Florida stay sweet corn,and to the right is okra(and yes Iddee I planted extra to make you some canned okra and tomatoes:grin
and here is the last of the winter carrots with 2 types of bush beans,Calima and Blue Lake beans(the beans are planted with 2 rows on both sides of the crown of the row to get double the yield:thumbsup ,with 2 different types of hot peppers to the right,Cayenne and Peter Peppers.
I also have 2 pineapples coming out early,the Hawaiian's are the prettiest with the purple petals.
No deer here Omie(if there was they'd be in the freezer:lol
The only critters getting in the garden is my chickens(already dug up 2 rows of beans:ranting,and they've been sequestered to the coop until the garden grows more so they're not as likely to tear it up,they can be on insect patrol then:thumbsup:.
Sounds good to me. I'll can the venison and we both will have veggie and ""beef?"" soup.
I just got mine turned over tonight, getting a late start for sure.
G3farms said: I just got mine turned over tonight,
Ef asks: Were you referring to your avatar? :wink:
G3, I can't resist asking if you are planning a trip to Australia.Being down under should fix your avatar.
HAHA :lol: no got the garden turned over, used a two bottom plow. Will let that sit now that it has been raining for the last couple of days and dry out then run the tiller through it several times.
Catching swarms is so easy you can do it standing on your head. :lol:
Got my garden tilled on Thursday. I need to go over it again in a few more days. Prolly will be planting on Good Friday.
This year I moved my garden to a different location on my property and made it bigger. The ground hadn't been worked up yet since I changed its location this last fall. My neighbor brought his 2-headed plow over yesterday afternoon and rolled it over pretty deep. I'm gonna have to clean out the chicken house again and do some spreading before I take the roto-tiller to it. Looking forward to a bigger garden with more room!