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Old 04-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #11
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Would smudge pots work for the apple tree?
I don't know, have never tried them. Not a bad idea, TL. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:10 PM   #12
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I've tilled a few times and flirted with a few seeds. Friday is my goal for beet and pea seeds if the soil is a touch warmer. I'm wondering what this will do to the strawberry and blueberry fields we pick in...
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:14 AM   #13
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I have a blueberry bush, its just coming back to life after the winter.

I had a glut of blueberries last year. I got 12 from it. Oh yes. Stored them all up so I could make pots and pots of jam.

Hoping for 13 this year.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:42 AM   #14
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I am in southeast Missouri, and I have planted a number of things. Our average last frost date is about May 1, and to be really safe, tender things should not be planted til about Mother's Day here. I start watching the 10 day forecast about mid April--if it looks warm enough, I might put the tomatoes out a little early.

I planted spring things--lettuce, spinach, kohlrabi, potatoes. And I got brave and put a row of green beans (actually, purple beans--they are gorgeous in the picking basket!). I figure if the frost does come to nip them off, I am out the price of half a packet of seeds. The tomatoes and peppers are still on the porch--I am a lazy gardener, and keeping them frost free on the porch is lots easier than trying to cover them in the garden.

I definitely have been taking advantage of the weather. The tree trimmers dumped 2 dump truck loads of chips for me!! I am most of the way thru one load, using it for paths and places where I can't mow. I can't really use the chips on the beds yet, because it needs to compost for a year. In a few places (around trees, under the kiwi trellis) I fertilized with chicken compost and then covered with the chips.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #15
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I have a blueberry bush, its just coming back to life after the winter.

I had a glut of blueberries last year. I got 12 from it. Oh yes. Stored them all up so I could make pots and pots of jam.

Hoping for 13 this year.
It's always good to set your goals higher. Very cute.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #16
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I have a blueberry bush, its just coming back to life after the winter.

I had a glut of blueberries last year. I got 12 from it. Oh yes. Stored them all up so I could make pots and pots of jam.

Hoping for 13 this year.
GQ, ya got me beat. Our bushes were loaded last year, but some critters got to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I got about 6 berries.
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GQ, ya got me beat. Our bushes were loaded last year, but some critters got to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I got about 6 berries.

You need to lay in wait and enjoy the critters...
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GQ, ya got me beat. Our bushes were loaded last year, but some critters got to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I got about 6 berries.
I had critters as well, Ethan,Olivia,Carson and Cade and Jon my s-i-l
Should I sic the Doxie on them?
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Geez I feel guilty. Rain today saved me from having to water. S-I-L has planted so much here We are swamped. bush beans, celery, broccoli, onions, garlic,shallots, lettuce, sweet peppers and jalapenos,tomatoes (heirloom) artichokes, herbs, chives,leeks, fig trees, tangerines, strawberries,blueberries,2 apple trees, grapes, peaches, nectarines, carrots,radish, cucumbers, yello and red chrry tomatoes,as well as gladiolas,lilly of the valley, trees galore,poppies, a daphne, agapanthas, geraniums, peonies getting ready to bloom. I can't remember any more but like I said I feel guilty
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Geez I feel guilty. Rain today saved me from having to water. S-I-L has planted so much here We are swamped. bush beans, celery, broccoli, onions, garlic,shallots, lettuce, sweet peppers and jalapenos,tomatoes (heirloom) artichokes, herbs, chives,leeks, fig trees, tangerines, strawberries,blueberries,2 apple trees, grapes, peaches, nectarines, carrots,radish, cucumbers, yello and red chrry tomatoes,as well as gladiolas,lilly of the valley, trees galore,poppies, a daphne, agapanthas, geraniums, peonies getting ready to bloom. I can't remember any more but like I said I feel guilty
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