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Weekly Gardening Thread 2009 Vol.3 May 29
FreeRepublic | 5-29-2009 | Red_Devil 232

Posted on 05/29/2009 5:08:50 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232

Good morning Freeper gardeners. This weekend marks the end of May and I hope everyone’s gardens are doing well. I know some have had to delay planting due to weather and we all hope conditions have improved for you.

So far this weekend is looking like a good one, weather wise, all across the Nation except for some lingering rain in the extreme NE. Lets get gardening!


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1 posted on 05/29/2009 5:08:50 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; gardengirl; girlangler; SunkenCiv; HungarianGypsy; Gabz; billhilly; Alkhin; ...
I hope all of you will stop by.

This is typically a low volume ping list. Once a week for the thread and every once in a while for other FR threads posted that might be of interest.

If you would like to be added to or removed from the list please let me know by FreepMail or by posting to me.

2 posted on 05/29/2009 5:10:25 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m excited to be on the list!

Ping away!!!


3 posted on 05/29/2009 5:12:15 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (GO CAVS !!!! No Cleveland championship since 1964. I'm not getting any younger!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Tomato and pepper planting this weekend. Here , in CNY, it’s not wise to plant much before traditional Memorial Day.


4 posted on 05/29/2009 5:13:57 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Red_Devil 232

Oh, meant to say thanks for the ping and thread.


5 posted on 05/29/2009 5:14:50 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Daisyjane69

I know you will enjoy it. We have two other Master Gardeners on the thread and I know you will provide us with some good advice.


6 posted on 05/29/2009 5:15:43 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232; All
Anyone plant any sungold tomatos?

What a great plant!


7 posted on 05/29/2009 5:16:13 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My report from S. Utah...

Tomato plants have started to set fruit. The pots are now on the east side of the house. In a few weeks, they will be in full shade, due to the heat. (In S. Utah, planting tomatoes in the ground is a guaranteed dead end to tomatoes, it’s too hot and too sunny.)

Strawberries and raspberries (also in pots and on the east side) are on steroids.

Columbines are the toughest little plants ever. My landlord cannot believe how well they do here. They are from Washington State and never considered planting them in the desert. lol But they are very happy sitting under my apricot tree, blooming away!


8 posted on 05/29/2009 5:17:41 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (GO CAVS !!!! No Cleveland championship since 1964. I'm not getting any younger!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Ping fer later- thanks.


9 posted on 05/29/2009 5:17:42 AM PDT by herewego (obama- the best prez terrorrists $ can buy. - Got .45?)
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To: Daisyjane69

My garden is getting thoroughly watered this morning.

I have 6 kinds of tomaters, 3 kind of peppers, basil, cukes and yellow squash.

It’s about 20% of the size of last years. I made it way too big last year, it looked horrible and weedy, it was just too much to keep up with. This year, it’s nice and small, and already completely mulched.

Since I have a tiller, I helped out about a dozen neighbors getting their gardens going, too.


10 posted on 05/29/2009 5:17:50 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Sometimes we Master Gardeners sound all scientific.

The rest of the time, we just “wing it” like everyone else. LOL :)

My landlord was funny the other day, she said “Gotta love ya. You keep planting until you WILL a plant to live.” heh


11 posted on 05/29/2009 5:20:09 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (GO CAVS !!!! No Cleveland championship since 1964. I'm not getting any younger!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
My husband bought those stupid hanging tomato planters. I told him to hang them under the deck, they are so ugly. Anyway my fav. flower to grow in the summer is the Portulaca.
12 posted on 05/29/2009 5:21:13 AM PDT by angcat ("When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe".)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Lower Hudson Valley - NY

Got my 30 tomato(e) plants, 45 pepper plants of various varieties, red & white onions and a few shallots started.


13 posted on 05/29/2009 5:21:47 AM PDT by IrishMike (Liberalism is a psychological disorder and a dangerous mental illness.)
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To: lysie
The lore or old wives tale here in Central Mississippi is that you do not plant until one month after the last Thunderstorm in Feb. A couple of Black ladies told me that while I was at our local Co-Op looking for plants in early March. I had never heard it before.
14 posted on 05/29/2009 5:22:52 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: lysie

Well, I must have made the list. Thanks.

Traditionally for Western SD the last frost day is May 15th.

The weather as been so bad and cool that we are a whole week late. Hmmm, not so bad I guess. Bought four tomato and 4 pepper plants Wednesday and will get them in pots tomorrow.


15 posted on 05/29/2009 5:24:10 AM PDT by wita
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To: Red_Devil 232

Does anyone have any experience with garlic? I ordered some and found out it was too hot down here in SC and read that it should be planted in fall. I left it unwrapped in a box and the bulbs still look good but the odor is getting really strong. Should I plant the bulbs anyway or just forget it and use them for cooking?


16 posted on 05/29/2009 5:24:13 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My tomatoes are starting out REALLY, REALLY slow. I started them at the beginning of April and they just stayed runty little things.

I planted them outdoors, thinking that it would help them grow better, and have not seem much progress and we’ve had warm and wet weather.

Are some varieties just slow starters? They’re Italian plum tomatoes for sauce.


17 posted on 05/29/2009 5:24:29 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Mornin’ all! I’ll be in and out as usual. :) Daughter is sposed to go in the hosp today and they’re going to induce labor. I actually got a day off from the garden center and I have TONS of stuff I want/need to get done in the garden/yard but I doubt I’ll get to any of them.

The heat and the bugs are here to stay, along with the weeds. We got the last of our broccoli plants disced in and planted peanuts yest. As soon as we pull the vidalias and peas, we’re going to plant lima beans—Jackson Wonder and Early thorogreen- and I got some Taylor Horticultural beans to plant, and some Dixie Lee field peas. In another week or so, the weeds will have completely taken over. LOL We both work full time, and what little we get done is after work and before the bugs drive us inside!

Y’all have a great day!


18 posted on 05/29/2009 5:25:02 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: angcat

You know, lady...those should work as advertised. I’ll be very interested in your results; I’m originally from Ohio so we have a similar climate.

If he hangs those bad boys on the south side of your porch, they should do great. Tomatoes are considered a vine. If your space is limited, you might want to make sure he chooses a determinate variety. Lest you end up with a jungle. LOL

Please keep us posted!


19 posted on 05/29/2009 5:25:28 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (GO CAVS !!!! No Cleveland championship since 1964. I'm not getting any younger!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I am doing a “japanese” tomato ring this year, but is has been to cold and rainy to plant this week. Hoepfully the tomatoes will go in over the weekend. I have two kinds of pole beans in, lettuce, peas, onions, yellow squash, zucchini, patta pan squash, and a bunch of herbs.


20 posted on 05/29/2009 5:26:17 AM PDT by sonrise57 (Help us God for evil men have surrounded us.)
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