Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread Volume 12 March 21, 2014
Posted on 03/21/2014 12:44:59 PM PDT by greeneyes
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This weekend I will be starting some carrots, onions, and beets, as well as bringing out some potatoes for exposure to light, and getting growing going on.
I have one bed for potatoes ready to go on 4/1, but the pot I ordered from Mega Greenhouse has not arrived yet for the other. Just hoping it gets here in time.
The indoor lemons are about ping pong size. The tomatoes are bigger than olives, but smaller than ping pong ball. The tomato plant has some more flowers.
I have made tentative plans for all of my raised gardens. I have 13 beds that are 3' x 4'. and one that is 2' x 4'. 8 of the beds are close enough to a walnut tree, that they can't be used for tomatoes and peppers or potatoes, so I often plant the nightshade family in container pots on the patio.
I didn't get to plant the rye and vetch in all the beds last year and while researching spring wheat, I found some articles on using mustard as a cover crop. Including the links for your information below:
Racehorse transplanted some fruit trees in February, and needs some advice for the San Antonio area. Most of his trees whether in pots or transplanted are doing well.
The transplanted Granny Smith is alive, but has failed to put on new growth. Any help would be welcome.
Have a great weekend, and God Bless.
Pinging the list.
Good Afternoon, FRiends!
I got some HUGE pots at a yard sale for very cheap and have just transplanted 3 avocado trees. Maybe they with make fruit in a few years...who knows?
Not sure what it is. I usually pinch off such stuff and put it in the burn pile, hoping that will prevent it spreading.
Garden’s alive Catalog has pictures of various diseases and advice on treatment, so when I want more info, I usually start there.
Keep us posted on their progress.
Please add me to the ping list. We are still under somewhat of a glacier here in New England, but I expect it will melt some time.
They are from Haas Avocados that i bought and made guacamole from, stuck the seed in the dirt, and over a foot high already! ;-)
Check the underside of the leaves for aphids with a magnifying glass.
If you have other plants arround , this could be the beginning of an infestation .
Prevention is better than Control , especially if the plants are young .
Way to go. Frugal and useful!
Weather looks ugly next week doesn’t look like any March planting this year!
Sound like you got some wilt virus. Not alot you can do as it’s in the dirt, but I’ve take peroxide and water 1/2 and 1/2 and sprayed it on the plants. Seems to slow it down.
There’s still snow on the ground here. LOTS of it.
It’s not forecast to warm up until April.
Same here. We might have snow next Thursday. Temps in the 40’s during the day, but back to freezing or close to freezing for the next 10 days.
3/25 is the start date for carrots, and cool weather crops here, but all my planting will be in 3 oz dixie cups instead of in the ground.
I am betting we get a late spring, so I’ll probably start some seeds indoors this year for a change.
Yep the next 10 days are pretty dismal here too. At least the 40 plus daytime temps, make getting out and digging around and walking around the property enjoyable.
Gonna try some seed starting indoors this year for a change.
I checked for bugs and don’t see any.
The leaves are not wilting and other than the dots, the plants look happy.
We sterilized the soil mix in cooking bags in the oven before starting the seeds.
All plants are still inside our beach house/sun room...
Add me to the list, please.
Still no internet here, so I’ll be scarce. Had a few asparagus show up this morning. first of the year.
Compare it to pics of ‘early blight’. I take care of that with a spray of a bleach solution.
5oz of the clorox concentrate bleach + 1gal exactly of water. Mix thoroughly and spray till saturated AFTER the sun goes down. Sun + this solution == burned plants.