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Sam06
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  2:43:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to plant my Vegies on Friday.

The weather has been crazy cold here but I think the freezes are over.

Anyone else putting in the garden this weekend?

I usually put it in good friday and the Easter weekend but it was freezing.

I will say the tiller kicks my ass more every year

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ChrisStreett
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  3:00:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing safely goes in the ground here 'til around 5/15. Before that it can be a crap shoot.

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Edited by - ChrisStreett on 04/12/2018 3:03:59 PM
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Alpine
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  3:03:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bit of blowing snow and 30 mph winds here in Boise.

Your mileage may vary.
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hillbille
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  3:05:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
scatter some fertilizer, powdered or manure and till it in, in a week or so you know you will be safe then and the fertilizer should be absorbed more throughout then till again.....

Edited by - hillbille on 04/12/2018 3:06:01 PM
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p3skyking
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  3:41:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put my tomatoes in on 22 Feb.
They are about two foot with blooms

Peppers in about a week later. Different varieties, Green, Red, Yellow.
One to two foot each with blooms.

We've had some 44 degree nights, but a early Spring. The bees reappeared last year after missing for five years, so it should be a good year.

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Junkballer
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  4:11:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by p3skyking

The bees reappeared last year after missing for five years, so it should be a good year.


That's ^^^^^^ the key to success, I've never have understood why people use bumble-bee traps, bumble-bees pollinate too
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theranger1
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  4:15:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sam06

I am going to plant my Vegies on Friday.

The weather has been crazy cold here but I think the freezes are over.

Anyone else putting in the garden this weekend?

I usually put it in good friday and the Easter weekend but it was freezing.

I will say the tiller kicks my ass more every year


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theranger1
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  4:19:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sam06

I am going to plant my Vegies on Friday.

The weather has been crazy cold here but I think the freezes are over.

Anyone else putting in the garden this weekend?

I usually put it in good friday and the Easter weekend but it was freezing.

I will say the tiller kicks my ass more every year


How about planting on Friday 13th.
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spasmcreek
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  4:35:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i tilled 5 gardens about 2 weeks ago ...about 2 acres...5' a pass..just idled along no sweat
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jwb267
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  4:59:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I tilled one of my gardens today. planted potatoes, cabbage and broccoli

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jimdeere
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  5:00:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The old saying here is when the mountain is green half way up. We have seen frost up into the second week of June, however.
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84Bravo1
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  5:12:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
24* and snow here a few nights ago. Been very nice out last couple days. (Just trying to sucker me in.) I've planted too early last couple years, have had hard freezes to contend with. I'm waiting.

Several more weeks.

Love fresh veggies. Especially tomatoes.
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Sam06
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  6:05:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I am going to hold off, Heavy Rain expected on Sunday.

I will put my plants in the sun room until Monday or Tues.

I think I will put down some fertilizer and a barrel of rabbit poop I have

Till that in and when the rains come it will get into the soil.

This is the latest I have planted in 8 years or so.

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Edited by - Sam06 on 04/12/2018 6:10:49 PM
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p3skyking
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  6:18:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Junkballer

quote:
Originally posted by p3skyking

The bees reappeared last year after missing for five years, so it should be a good year.


That's ^^^^^^ the key to success, I've never have understood why people use bumble-bee traps, bumble-bees pollinate too



I'm the same way about bees and wasps. Those two, along with earthworms and lizards, are a gardeners best friends and allies.
A squadron of wasps will patrol your tomatoes from sun up to sun down attacking and carrying off any green worms they find. Lady bugs will take care of the aphids.
Pesticides kill bees, wasps and any food sources for lizards.

A man who says he has never been scared is either lying or else he's never been anywhere or done anything
Sackett


A man who has not known many women cannot appreciate the value of one. The Walking Drum

A man's success he can share with others, his troubles are his own. Comstock Lode

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Junkballer
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  7:38:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by p3skyking

quote:
Originally posted by Junkballer

quote:
Originally posted by p3skyking

The bees reappeared last year after missing for five years, so it should be a good year.


That's ^^^^^^ the key to success, I've never have understood why people use bumble-bee traps, bumble-bees pollinate too



I'm the same way about bees and wasps. Those two, along with earthworms and lizards, are a gardeners best friends and allies.
A squadron of wasps will patrol your tomatoes from sun up to sun down attacking and carrying off any green worms they find. Lady bugs will take care of the aphids.
Pesticides kill bees, wasps and any food sources for lizards.

You got it right , let nature work as intended , I'm definitely not anti-chemical, chemicals are needed at times and can be very helpful when needed.......just know when.
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dpmule
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Posted - 04/12/2018 :  11:13:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finally dried out just enough to start cleaning corrals yesterday, left truck and dump trailer in one big corral overnight, woke this morningto another soggy mess from 3/4" of rain and nearly had to resort to pulling truck and trailer out with my tractor, but 4 wheel low range and still had my studded rough tread winter tires on the dually, I bored my way out and then made some nice ruts up through the field to dump.
Parked it to wait again for it to dry.
A little nasty blew through just before dark and left us with 2" of fresh white spring.

Think the garden tilling is going to wait a bit yet.


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44pinshooter
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Posted - 04/13/2018 :  2:23:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Weatherman talking 1 to 4 of snow tomorrow.
Afraid to move the snowblower to the back of the barn and get out the tiller and lawn mower...... Ain't been a bad winter, but it's been here to long.
Cabin fever is bad, rereading the seed catalogs.
Haven't done much in the way of a garden last 3-4 years, let the day job have too much of my time. Last year only did a few tomatoes and pepper plants.
Not this year...........gonna go back to having a big garden again.
Missed it the last couple of years.

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TooBig
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Posted - 04/13/2018 :  7:43:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Put in about 150 Candy onion sets Tuesday

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gunnut505
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  12:17:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
5/15 is the latest average date for frosts here, so the first full moon after that is when my pumpkins, collards, hyssop, amaranth, blue corn, sunflowers, epazote and tomatillos hit the ground.
A week beforehand, I sprinkle about 4" of peat moss and compost on top, and water well. It helps break up the rest of the root zone.

Everything else goes in at the end of May; Chiles, sweet corn, snow peas, Brussels sprouts, radishes, red onions, butterscotch squash, and the packets of bee mix flowers.
Next year, it's all going indoors! Hydroponic greenhouse with solar pv for the circulation pumps! 7 months of tropical growing conditions! No critters in the soil! No blight, rot, fungus, mites or pests!
I can't wait.

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84Bravo1
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  08:29:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gunnut505

5/15 is the latest average date for frosts here, so the first full moon after that is when my pumpkins, collards, hyssop, amaranth, blue corn, sunflowers, epazote and tomatillos hit the ground.
A week beforehand, I sprinkle about 4" of peat moss and compost on top, and water well. It helps break up the rest of the root zone.

Everything else goes in at the end of May; Chiles, sweet corn, snow peas, Brussels sprouts, radishes, red onions, butterscotch squash, and the packets of bee mix flowers.
Next year, it's all going indoors! Hydroponic greenhouse with solar pv for the circulation pumps! 7 months of tropical growing conditions! No critters in the soil! No blight, rot, fungus, mites or pests!
I can't wait.




Sounds Awesome! I'm envious of your pending indoor grow set up. Around here the animals get as much, if not more than I do.


Rumor has it, we are going to see snow flurries tomorrow, after a week of 65-80* days. I've not planted yet. I did so too early, two years in a row now. Learned my lesson.
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dcon12
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danielgage
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  10:46:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nice looking gardens
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Dads3040
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  12:35:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by p3skyking

quote:
Originally posted by Junkballer

quote:
Originally posted by p3skyking

The bees reappeared last year after missing for five years, so it should be a good year.


That's ^^^^^^ the key to success, I've never have understood why people use bumble-bee traps, bumble-bees pollinate too



I'm the same way about bees and wasps. Those two, along with earthworms and lizards, are a gardeners best friends and allies.
A squadron of wasps will patrol your tomatoes from sun up to sun down attacking and carrying off any green worms they find. Lady bugs will take care of the aphids.
Pesticides kill bees, wasps and any food sources for lizards.


We have been introducing Mason Bees into the garden. They are great pollinators and not agressive at all. The only issue is that rather than the holes in little wooden blocks we provide for them, some of them prefer the spaces between the slats on our wooden patio table.

They don't bother anything and it is funny to watch them buzz in and out of the table while we are sitting there on nice summer days.

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84Bravo1
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:36:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Snowing hard outside now, and for the last several hours. Supposed to get down around 20* tonight. Man am I glad my veggies are not in the ground.

Budded out fruit trees are going to get hammered.
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