Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 16 APRIL 18, 2014
Posted on 04/18/2014 12:29:02 PM PDT by greeneyes
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I have some more ripe Cherry tomatoes with others slightly orange plus other little tomatoes ranging from pea size to slightly less than ping pong ball size.
Lettuce and spinach kicking into gear, and basil is almost ready to harvest again. Potatoes in the bucket putting on leaves, and about an inch out of the dirt.
This is a non - political thread, and I don't want to get us off the subject, but I feel I must speak from my heart about this historic day in history of the USA.
Two hundred thirty nine years ago, Paul Revere and William Dawes began their historic ride to warn that 700 Redcoats were heading to Concord to confiscate the cache of weapons, gunpowder, and supplies. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were to be arrested.
On Lexington Green, 70 men under the command of Captain John Parker faced the Redcoats, the "shot heard round the world" was fired, and the American Revolution began.
Even though the Redcoats advanced to Concord with little losses, they must have been suprised to find themselves surrounded by hundreds of our Patriots. As they retraced their sixteen mile journey, Indian style attacks on the Redcoats resulted in casualties of 300 vs 100 for the patriots.
I just had to pause this morning and give thanks for these brave citizens and all those in our history who have stood up to tyranny, and tried to keep us free.
That Freedom is always just one generation away from being lost, we know. So a salute to all who stood up in the past through all the troubled times and wars, and a prayer for the future that we continue to be blessed with such brave citizens....... Now back to gardening.
Hope you are all doing well, enjoying your gardening, and making good progress with your various plants and projects. Have a great weekend. God Bless all of you and yours.
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Do you think they were too cool, or did they maybe just need some water? We are at temps of 68 here, so I don’t have anything covered.
Beautiful weather we’re having today here in Central Missouri. The frost earlier in the week wiped out a couple of my basil plants that I’d stuck in the ground. Should have covered them up I guess.
Pulled the deck out from under the lawn tractor yesterday. Sharpened the blades and replaced the belt and idler spring so it’s ready to cut grass now.
Welding shop was able to repair the busted exhaust elbow from the loader tractor for the paltry sum of $80. Saved me a little over $1400 compared to buying a new piece!
Planted a row of snap peas a couple nights ago.
Maybe short of water.
I got my lettuce and some peas in. The freeze we had took out some of the peas even though they were covered. But some made it. I also put seeds in.
I plants some bush bean seeds, which I can cover if we get a frost. I can’t wait for fresh veggies from the garden.
I am also putting in some potatoes.
All the tomatoes are doing well in their little peat pots. I won’t take any chances with them until May.
Here is north Idaho....
Got strawberries, asparagus, and tomatoes planted.
Also planted Walla Walla sweets.
Garlic going crazy!
All doing very well and growing quickly.
Still have to watch for night time frost - but cover them, if needed.
We got a gift of hard neck garlic last fall and planted the cloves.
Now we have a very nice looking stand of garlic tasting leaves.
When do we harvest these things ?
Can I be added to the ping list? Thank you!
We harvest ours as we need it for recipes and leave the rest on the ground so they can continue to grow and multiply.
Cilantro revisited - again:
I have planted Cilantro seed. Had a ceramic (plain, not glazed), pot of about one gallon with saucer with it and decent surface area. It had some kind of potting soil in it as I saw vermiculite bits in there. Its been sitting in a corner of the covered deck for several years. I stirred that up, wet it completely down to get water through it, stuck a couple of Jobes spikes down in it and topped it with an inch or so of new potting soil mix.
Went by directions and planted seed 1/2 inch deep over the top. Put the pot close to roof so it will stay in shade most of the day. Im not giving up on Cilantro. So, added a pot, at least 112 containers out there now.
After shade sets in later today will transplant several Tromboncino squash into big pots.
greeneyes, there has to be a way to grow Cilantro in a pot at my house. I am willing these seeds to grow and will offer free counseling to them if they have personal problems. :o)
It’s 76 and beautiful sunshine today, heading down to 52 tonight.
Our garden is doing great, with the maters begging to be staked. I will try to get pictures in a few minutes.
Scooter is up and running again. :)
Wife is home today. Life is good!
You might have gotten a bad batch. It happens to every seed company. If you go to walmart or another big box store try a pack of the cilantro they probably have out there. It doesn’t sprout when it’s over 80F really good for me but it hasn’t been that warm for long at your house. So it might be the seeds themselves.
Harvest garlic when about half the leaves have turned brown.
Sounds like you will have a good day today. Glad you got your wheels back in working order.
Progress for sure. Today’s weather is my absolute favorite for working in the garden, so I am looking forward to the weekend and next week.
Have to get some house work done and food prep for a Sunday feast and Easter Egg hunt, but I have plans to get out there and make some forward progress on the raised garden beds, and patio clean up.
That’s a big savings on the repair job!
Have a good one.
Good that’s easy to remedy. I have actually read that a little dehydration now and then helps improve the flavor.
I always wait until at least May for tomatoes and corn and other warmer weather veggies.
Good progress for sure. Spring is wonderful isn’t it?
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