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Old 03-17-2011, 07:47 PM   #61
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We are past the "last frost date" (March 15) but if it gets cold you can place the pot next to the house and the radiant heat should keep it. You can also toss a sheet over them.
Great! One of the plants already has a tiny strawberry on it.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:58 PM   #62
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Great! One of the plants already has a tiny strawberry on it.
Very cool! I planted some radishes, beets, mustard, and peas last weekend. If I can get my 2 beds rebuild tomorrow or Sat morning I''ll be planing some potatoes and onions.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:00 PM   #63
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Very cool! I planted some radishes, beets, mustard, and peas last weekend. If I can get my 2 beds rebuild tomorrow or Sat morning I''ll be planing some potatoes and onions.
Did you sow them in the ground or germinate the seeds first?
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I sow them right in the ground. Just have to keep them consistently moist so I usually toss on a row cover, but I'm all out, so I put down a layer of straw and then watered them.
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I had so hoped to get my garden key by now. I really appreciate getting a plot, but wanted to have peas planted. And collards! Maybe kale. I want to try making kale chips.
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Collards? Kale? Umm..


T-o-m-a-t-o-e-s.... That's all we need.
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T-o-m-a-t-o-e-s.... That's all we need.
We do need tomatoes, but you are forgetting my New Year's Resolution!
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My toms (marmande,roma,gardeners delight) are sprouting well on the window sills along with bell peppers.My spuds are chitting away(Charlotte salads,Desiree, King Edwards) I mowed the lawns yesterday it nearly killed me. I just fired up the Merry Tiller roto and hopefully it will not rain tomorrow so I can work the compost into the veg bed.
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We do need tomatoes, but you are forgetting my New Year's Resolution!

To eat more tomatoes.
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I had so hoped to get my garden key by now. I really appreciate getting a plot, but wanted to have peas planted. And collards! Maybe kale. I want to try making kale chips.
If you don't get the key soon I'd pass on the peas. They take about 60 - 75 days to mature and produce after they germinate (7-10 days). As you know spring here can switch to summer heat very fast and peas don't like the heat. If you don't get them in this spring, buy the seeds, put them in a jar with a tight lid, drop in one of those silicone packs to stop moisture, seal the jar and put it in the back of your refrigerator on the bottom shelf. Then plant them in early August for a Fall harvest. I think our first-frost date is October 15th, but I have to check. I find I get better results with the cool weather veg as fall plantings, at least down here.
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