2018 Garden Thread

Discussion in 'Home, Garden, and Yard' started by Rob, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. hawgpharm

    hawgpharm Well-Known Member

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  2. thompson

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    Yea. Hwy 11. 114 was under as well most the day.
     

  3. hawgpharm

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    I know those roads well. My father was born and raised in Pansy.
     
  4. thompson

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    I most likely knew him then.
     
  5. thompson

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    Saw today this first 15 days in April are the third coldest on record since late 1800s. No need to hurry boys.
     
  6. crappieitis

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  7. Luv2hunt

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    I hope you’ll be able to post this again in July.
     
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  8. Gobbles

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    Yall google the year without a summer pretty intresting read
     
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  9. thompson

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    Very interesting and shows just how quick things can change in a blink of an eye.
     
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  10. Luv2hunt

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    That was very interesting. Sounds like it was very devastating to the economy and the well-being of humans. At least Frankenstein was born.
     
  11. thompson

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    34 degrees and scattered frost here on April 16th. About as late as i can remember it in this section of the state.
     
  12. sam

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    Bottomed out at 26* here in southern Van Buren County
     
  13. thompson

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    I put peppers in the ground i been holding a week. Should be safe now....
     
  14. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    My garden has weathered 32 degree temps here several times since I planted. I have some squash plants that are alive, but don't look like much. The tomatoes look none the less for the wear - actually have early girl and grape tomatoes with some small fruit. The peppers are all ok, but they have not grown hardly at all since I put them in the ground three weeks ago. The tomatillo's - a hot season plant - are blooming up a storm and setting fruit - really surprised me. My sweet corn has been bit back by the frost and attacked by the crows. Gonna replant the end of this week and if it doesn't make this time - quit fighting it. A bushel of sweet corn ears is cheap.
     
  15. bullcreekboy

    bullcreekboy Well-Known Member

    I planted early last year and everything just sat there until it warmed up. I think planting and putting started plants out after the cold is over gives me better results. Surely we are good now, the 15 day forecast doesn’t predict anything below the mid 40’s.
     
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  16. fairweatherhunter

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    Just finished putting dirt in my raised bed, will plant later this week. My taters I planted in early March in containers have taken a beating, but will let them be because I see some fresh green tublars.
     
  17. Rob

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    My early tomato plants didn’t make it.........

    Have been holding off. Looks like tomorrow and Sat will be the days to get her in. Rain Sat night Sun then warm up.

    I will have maters, peppers, sweet corn, okra(will plant in May) in row. Cucumbers , squash, zucchini, cantaloupe and watermelon on trellises.

    I also plant sunflowers and zinnias.
     
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  18. ArkGirl

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    I'm going to have to go to container gardens this year. The trees have just grown too tall for a good sunny spot anywhere I can plant a garden. Any ideas on inexpensive containers? Big pots are pricey!
     
  19. QuailRidge

    QuailRidge Well-Known Member

    Feed tubs work well for us.
     
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  20. deadhead

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    3 different sunflowers and 1/2 lb. of zinnia seed!