Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 21, 2013
Posted on 05/24/2013 3:09:29 PM PDT by greeneyes
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Well, just when we thought that good weather was truly here, we had a dip in the temps down to the 40's. Not good for the melons or tomatoes.
I got a lot of the beds prepared. Potatoes planted, peanuts planted, corn planted, watermelon planted, peppers planted, and rosemary.
Melons didn't flourish. So I'll try again with the extras. Tomatoes I went ahead and just brought them back indoors in the 3 inch pots.
Lettuce and spincah is growing like crazy. High winds Monday broke one of our young apple trees in half. So thankful we avoided the tornadoes-they passed north and south of us. Hope you are all well and not unduly put out by the stormy weather too.
Have a great weekend. God Bless.
Greeneyes your weekly thread here is golden—or would that be green instead? (’
Frost warnings tonight in Northern Ohio. Glad I haven’t planted anything yet!
Pinging the list.
Maybe both.LOL Golden waves of grain and plenty of greens.LOL
Frost advisory here tonight but I doubt we’ll get it.
We dropped to 32 this a.m. It was not as bad as forecast, thankfully, as the fruit trees are in full bloom. The next couple of days will be lucky to see 60F but the nights won’t go below 40. The chickens are finally heading out to the chicken tractor on Sunday...4 more weeks and they’ll be in the freezer. Late springs focus a lot growing into a short period resulting in more color. The Lilacs are having a banner year all across the northern midwest.
Boy ain’t it the truth! LOL
Anyone up there in the northern climes using cold frames to harden off the seedlings before planting to the garden?
Ping to the list- you’ll be added.
Hope you are right.
How old are your chickens when you process them? Around here they get ordered around easter and processed in September.
Everything is doing pretty good. I got some damage from the storms to my sunflowers and the tobacco got a little beat up, but everything is growing well.
The tobacco finally started growing UP instead of out. I harvested the bottom leaves and they are hanging in the kitchen to cure.
And we got another 1/3" of rain today. The drought is officially over as far as I'm concerned.
My daughter-in-law and I skirted that Oklahoma mess on Monday when we were coming home from that area. Stopped in Nevada MO and St Jo Mo and spent some time- many large trees twisted and down. One huge tree we saw barely missed the house it was near. Another one missed most of the house but not the large porch. Sad to see. Sad for the homeowners too.
Roses were in full blown in northwestern Arkansas. Of course- it is just that being in south central Nebraska the roses are still to come. We have been having trouble in the day time getting very much into the 60s; That will change soon enough and we will be melting.
I don’t really use a cold frame. I use something similar, except I use a row cover instead of glass. That way sun and rain gets through to a certain extent, and it doesn’t overheat or get sunburned.
I also have a side yard that gets a limited amount of sun, so I put a lot of plants from the indoors out there to adjust.
Knock on wood. Hope that drought is really and truly over for all you guys.
In other news, we had a horrible storm with hail and strong winds earlier this week. My neighbor lost his porch roof and we were without power most of the night ... I got to try out my new lil generator from Harbor Freight. It worked! The next morning I discovered a lot of my corn plants lying on their sides. I tried lifting them up ... waiting to see what happens.
I came home from doctor and x-rays about 11:30 and bout died in the heat, fortunately I set the A/C to come on before I left.
I'm gettin impatient watching these maters, I am about ready to pick some for fried green tomatos this weekend. We have been eating green onions for a few weeks, but not picked anything else yet. I am really looking forward to see how well the watermelons and cantaloupes do since this will be our first time.
Hope everybody came through the Ok. and Tx. storms okay with no damage or injuries. Praying for those involved and for those lost.
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