Spring Garden

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Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:54 am

What is everyone planting in there spring garden this year ?
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby greybeard » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:48 pm

Yellow squash
maters
watermelons
sweet corn
blue lake beans
jalapenos and bell peppers
maybe some okra and some kind of greens and broccoli for the grasshoppers to devour again.
Got a few strawberry plants in a raised bed in the back yard for the birds to have some berries to eat.

Finally dried out enough that I was able to get mine broke up, disked, and drug level today.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:12 pm

Grey im jealous im supposed to get 5-10 inches of snow tomorrow lol
I am planting alot of the same as you. How big is your garden ?
Turnip greens
Onions
Garlic
Maters
cucumbers
Cantaloupes
Squash
Sweet corn
Blue Lake Beans
Cabbage
Sweet potatoes
White Potatoes
Pumpkins
Peas
Green Peppers
I am trying okra for the first time this year
Strawberry plants i planted didnt do jack last year
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:20 pm

skyhightree1, I will be in Farmville the first week of June. Is that about right for some fresh veggies.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby greybeard » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:38 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Grey im jealous im supposed to get 5-10 inches of snow tomorrow lol
I am planting alot of the same as you. How big is your garden ?
Turnip greens
Onions
Garlic
Maters
cucumbers
Cantaloupes
Squash
Sweet corn
Blue Lake Beans
Cabbage
Sweet potatoes
White Potatoes
Pumpkins
Peas
Green Peppers
I am trying okra for the first time this year
Strawberry plants i planted didnt do jack last year

Small this year. We over did it too much last 3 years, so just planting the one next to the yard. Get about 14 fifty foot rows if I plant 3 ft apart--more than I want to mess with really, but am going to wait at least 2 more weeks to plant anything except the berries. Winter is not done here yet either.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:12 pm

kenny thomas wrote:skyhightree1, I will be in Farmville the first week of June. Is that about right for some fresh veggies.


Kenny I should have something fresh for you if mother nature cooperates with me lol and would bring you some as I am always in farmville going to see my sister at longwood college.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:15 pm

Grey winter is definately not done here. My garden is lil over 2.5 acres. I plant for my family friends and my guys that work for me neighbors or anyone that wants to come pick it and I also give some to the older people that can't pick it that I rent land from.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:20 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:skyhightree1, I will be in Farmville the first week of June. Is that about right for some fresh veggies.


Kenny I should have something fresh for you if mother nature cooperates with me lol and would bring you some as I am always in farmville going to see my sister at longwood college.


I will be teaching at the Wildland Fire Academy that is held at Longwood College that week. Small world.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:22 pm

Very small world. If I have something in the garden thats ready I'll bring it down to you or maybe meet up with you and grab a drink or bite to eat.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:24 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Very small world. If I have something in the garden thats ready I'll bring it down to you or maybe meet up with you and grab a drink or bite to eat.


Yep, that will work great.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:26 pm

Kenny this rains getting ridiculous here. I bushhogged some of my garden last week all but the onions garlic and collard greens and was planning on breaking it up but up here its a soupy mess in the fields and gardens what about there?
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:39 pm

Drought index here is 0 on a scale of 0-800 meaning the ground will not hold any more water. We have gotten over 1 1/2 inches today so creeks are high. Usually people here are starting to do a little garden by now but not this year.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:43 pm

Yea its a little crazy. I wonder if this rain will continue this same way all year.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:46 pm

Last fall the predictions were for a colder and dryer winter. They sure missed that one. We have had almost 14" of rain since Jan 1. It now shows a wet trend for the next couple months. Warm also.
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Re: Spring Garden

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:49 pm

gotcha... I cant wait to get my garden in the ground. I am gonna try to be self sufficient from stores minus milk cheese coffee sugar stuff like that
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