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#170892 - 04/08/09 05:24 PM Victory garden
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First seedlings have sprouted, next set getting planted. Mostly growing veggies and some herbs -- most 40-90 days to harvest.

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#170904 - 04/08/09 06:42 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: TeacherRO]
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Already harvesting radishes and spinach. Corn is about 8" tall which means I'm late in getting bean/squash planted. Cabbages are doing nicely but the turnips and beets are failing. I'll tear those out and replant with okra. Tomatoes plants are looking a bit scraggly but with plenty of flowers and small fruits. Loquats are done for the year but my blackberries are covered with blossoms. Not sure what the carrots are doing, I need to check them.

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#170905 - 04/08/09 06:50 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: Blast]
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We still have snow.
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#170924 - 04/09/09 12:00 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Loc: middle Tennessee
I feel really "late" with just about everything in my garden this year... we've seen more rain this Spring (in my area) than I can remember in a long time.
With the clay soil that I've got; there's not a lot you can do when it's too wet.

I recently helped a neighbor replace the glass double-doors on the back of his house; and I made a pretty nice (if I say so myself) Cold Frame with his old doors. I have been able to get quite a few flats started in there.

Too bad some of this rain couldn't have waited until August!; that's when we usually hit a bad dry spell.

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#170926 - 04/09/09 12:16 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: CAP613]
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Loc: Muskoka
Originally Posted By: CAP613
We still have snow.

And will have snow for at least another month here too.
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#170936 - 04/09/09 10:42 AM Re: Victory garden [Re: ]
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 172
Loc: Appalachian mountains
I've paid my local CSA for a full share, and the check has cleared. So far, we've gotten some spinach!

(This is my version of a victory garden. I grew up on a farm, and worked it since I was old enough to walk. It's the reason I went to college: so that I would *never* have to farm. :-] My wife occassionally talks about putting in a garden, and my reply is, "You have fun with that.")

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#170968 - 04/09/09 03:05 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: jaywalke]
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Starting more seedlings so the harvest is staggered...

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#170982 - 04/09/09 04:30 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: TeacherRO]
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oh 40 to 90 days before harvesting. Id probably plant a lot in my area. anyway i have a big backyard and im really planning to plant those vegetables Id like to eat often. thanks for the advices.
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#171079 - 04/10/09 01:55 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: kyle82]
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Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 154
Loc: Northern Colorado


Here's a useful technique for those with short growing seasons and limited space for starting seeds indoors:

http://www.wintersown.org/

It's still snowing here, and I already have lettuce and spinach seedlings coming up. smile

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#171080 - 04/10/09 01:57 PM Re: Victory garden [Re: kyle82]
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The key is to plant sun loving things in the sun, shade lovers n the shade, etc. And remember to water often.

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