Skip to comments.Weekly Garden Thread - May 16-22, 2020
Posted on 05/16/2020 7:11:20 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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At last here in Upstate...warmth and sunshine. Putting in more peas today.
I can’t seem to grow peas. What is your secret?
FINALLY got a good soaking here.
I put my peas in over a month ago. They are doing fine as they can stand a freeze like we had last week.
I always soak the seeds in water for a few days indoors , until I see them starting to spout. Then I put them in the ground. I think they sprout faster in the warmer temperatures than just unfrozen soil.
My asparagus is up and going gangbusters.
BTW, the forecast is for more rain starting Sunday afternoon and going until Tues morning.
I am going out to tend my herb garden. :-)
Something may be eating them.
I finally had to do something to fence off my peas from the woodchucks and rabbits.
What I did was plant them in a small area of a circle, filling it pretty well, and then I put a tomato cage around it and wrapped it with chicken wire. They are little self-contained
fences around the cluster of peas I planted.
It works very well, but you do have to make sure the chicken wire goes high enough to go above the plant tops.
Those woodchucks can climb and will eat the tops of the plants, whatever they can reach. I wish I could shoot them, but that’s not allowed in town.
I sprout them inside, too. I’m also planting 3 weeks apart to allow for second crop.
They just looked sickly and flimsy the times I tried to grow them. . . .no peas appeared. Maybe I didn’t give them time to “materialize”. Have no problem with green beans.
Maybe Irish Spring soap will keep them away.
Thanks for the new thread! Did everyone fare well with the cold snap? It does not appear that we had any damage, thankfully.
We finally transplanted the cucumbers yesterday during a brief rain respite.
Respite and nepenthe...
Weather has FINALLY cooperated. Planted carrots, radishes, green peppers, Plum & Beefsteak Tomatoes, Squash & zucchini and lettuce. Pickles & Cucumbers left to plant.
Have been harvesting asparagus, a few at a time. One meal already with another to go.
She is gone now and my parent's home is now mine. And now I keep the yard. The yard is hilly and rocky and I'm old so I have a gardener. What a wonderful thing to have. I just do the watering. That I find as relaxing as gardening.
I thank the good Lord for all His blessings.
And finally a week without snow in the forecast.
It’s our turn for rain, tonight and all of tomorrow. Expecting another inch, PLUS! We had an inch over two days this past week.
I’m raking mulch off of my beds today because they’re not drying out enough to plant - but I have until the end of the month, which is usually when I do a mass planting of everything.
Tomatoes and peppers and all of my flowers are looking fantastic in the greenhouse. Thank goodness I have that as a holding area!
Sunny and warm days ahead most of next week. :)
Someone just told me about Irish Spring to keep mice away.
Just got done tilling the garden for the second time. In my chair now recovering. Plan to get the broccoli plants, maybe a pepper or 2 planted today and save some energy to weed whack this afternoon. It’s been slow going this spring. Not able to bend over and pick weeds for very long so I found Grandpas Weeder at Walmart.com and got it. Love it!!! the youtube sold mehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkeYwgSIHs8
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