Skip to comments.Weekly Gardening Thread (Vacation?) Vol. 6, February 17, 2012
Posted on 02/17/2012 12:49:07 PM PST by Red_Devil 232
Good afternoon gardeners. I have been debating all day if I should post this weeks thread. And cant help myself at this point. I do not like stepping on JADBs ownership of the thread and I hope yall and she understands.
As many of you know my wife and I are moving from Meridian, Ms to Marshall, Tx and I was not sure I would be able to keep on gardening at the house we are leasing. Peggy has received a written approval letter from the owner for us to put in a small garden. So I will be trying my best to get one started this spring. I have already started some Marion tomato, Jalapeno, and Pimento seeds that I saved from last seasons garden. I received my Jungs catalog this past week and have been flipping through it.
We will make the final move March 6 8. She is using her vacation days that week for the move. We are moving ourselves, renting a 26 Penske truck. We have used them in the past and they have given us great service and the trucks are top notch. Wow just as fuel prices are rocketing sky high, just our luck! I expect Diesel fuel to be at $4/gal, in our area, by then.
Good luck on all of your gardens!
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You may have some problems - usually the cut roses you get from a florist have been grown on a root stock and under a very controlled environment.
Thank you very much Red_Devil !
After moving to Texas from Alabama, our first 14 months here we only got about 4in total. I had to dig a hole near the end of the drought and it was like shoveling sand at the beach.
I have some tomato plants just coming up to plant in the garden. I picked fresh spinach yesterday and we will eat it for dinner tonight.
I tilled part of my garden yesterday. I still have fall veggies that are producing. Lettuce is going crazy. Onion sets are doing great.
Welcome to Texas!
I’m guessing that for the most part, the soils & pH of NE Texas are similar to those of Mississippi.
Once you get west of IH 45 & especially west of IH 35, then you get into more alkaline soils & of course, lower rainfall.
Hello Red, Thanks for the thread. Glad to hear you will have some gardening space. We have had some nice days here in Missouri. If the weather holds, I will plant some red clover in my raised beds to turn under later this spring for soil improvement.
Just received some Arkansas Traveler seeds. Will be starting some now (a bit early) and some spinach. Will grow these in pots which will eventually be placed on the patio ASAP this spring, with the ability to bring in and out of the house as needed.
Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Snow peas..... :)
Seriously, I start them in peat pots and then dig a trench and place them in the trench.
They start much better indoors where the soil is warmer. Once they’re up and the weather isn’t horribly freezing, I put them out. They can take a light freeze, down to about 28 and bounce back.
That’s a GREAT picture.
Looks like one of the neighbors will be getting a pineapple this year. Plant has been there since I moved in. Haven't seen a pineapple on it in several years. I was wondering if this one was due to our mild "winter" this year. Got curious, found a doc from FL University, read until I realized that I just didn't care. Pineapple is disgusting.
OH! Thanks for reminding me about the Arkansas Traveler, those are another of my favorites! I will try to start some real soon!
Pineapple! When my family lived in Hawaii it was always nice to drive into Honolulu! Driving anywhere near the Dole Plant smelled like Pineapple upside down cake for miles! But my favorite juice to drink was the fresh Guava juice! Wonderful thickness and what I call “Round on the tongue” Smooth!
Ditto...riding from Schofield to Honolulu with the windows down...that yummy smell; pineapple fields on both sides of 99 as far as the eye could see...seemed like they went right up to the base of the mountains...
Thanks. I never thought about starting peas indoors, just because of the nature of the type plants.
I scand it into my computer from a Kodacrome slide.
We might have been neighbors...I used to tell friends that there were no ‘high-rise’ hotels on Waikiki when I lived there...they couldn’t imagine such a thing.
I remember when basically the only hotel on the beach was the Royal Hawaiian.
Pink building in the bottom of this picture.
Jalapenos grow beautifully! Best Wishes in your new home.
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