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We have 4 foot drifts on 2 of the gardens right now. a lot of it had melted a small amount but still hanging in there.
We sorta have ideas which areas will be planted into what crops this year, IF I am able to garden any at all. thanks; sonny
Today I see the garlic that I planted last October or November, is up and about 4" tall!--hope the varmints dont hack it off before it gets growing good! ---weeds are sprouting everywhere,---gotta hit the strawberry patch with some chems. and try to get the early seedlings knocked out!---Looks like berry patch came thru the ole winter and voles pretty good so far!---We love strawberries!
Gardens still too wet to work here!---more rain in forcast for the weekend! thanks; sonny
Still real damp here too. My garlic is just starting to pop. Some of the perennials are coming up too!
Hi all. I was able to get into my kitchen garden with the Gravely. The fence is there to keep out the deer and last year I had to bury a section to keep out the #*@# woodchucks! Makes it tough to maneuver the edges. The open area out back is WAY too wet. I took some soil samples for analysis and the holes filled up with water. have a layer of hardpan below.
I have been putting truckloads of compost in the garden for years to loosen up this glacial clay and till we have here. I used to take a Kubota bucket of rocks out each year, but now it is more like a pail, so making progress. Out back, I don't have soil. I have dirty rocks.
78 degrees today.
HEY Bob!!--- Thats one good lookin Gravely ya got there!---I always liked the looks of them, but never could get one bought!
Yesterday temps were around 60 or so, today 40 ish' and high cold winds howling at the door!---forecast is for 30 or less the next couple days!
I dont have g-hog problem here, its the VOLE INVASION and I cant find an economical way to rid the property of them! ---anybody else have them? ---they cover most of the united states! thanks; sonny
Here is one of my rock piles. All of these were picked out of one of the plots after plowing including the big ones on the bottom. The biggest ones are in the gardens as ornamental stones. I have a couple of huge piles that were built by past generations. It is no wonder this area cleared out when the Western Reserve opened up leaving miles of stone walls in the forest.
Yesterday, (good Friday), I got over 500 feet of spuds cut and planted, then planted the 122 Gurney Giant strawberry plants after the spud ordeal and 45 mph wind all day to fight!--I was beat by the time I got done,(it was after dark) and today we got rain/high wind AGAIN, that we dont need right now!
The old berry bed is just starting to green up and look pretty good for all they endured this winter!
The red raspberry plants, (what the rabbits/voles didnt hack off) look like they are trying to leaf out.
The rhubarb plant looks good right now.
The asparagus dont look good at all!--3 VERY puny plants and this is the second year, had 20 green ones and 10 of the big red ones.
Garlic is about 4 to 6 inches tall and perfect stand so far!
A couple weeks ago I planted some radishes,dill, and turnips.---also put some tomato, cabbage, pepper seeds in the flats in the greenhouse.
tilled several, but not all of the gardens, and they would be ready for spray and plant.---This year we will have lots of chicken corn, IF the lousy weather would let up so I can get it planted!
Thats kind of where things stand here for now! thanks; sonny
Just got the Baker Creek order tonight!---two more small orders to come! thanks; sonny
our taters are about 6 inches tall. the collards cabbage carrots brocolii and spinach are doin great. corn is up about 2 inches sweet peas and onions looking good too. need some rain it is dry dry dry. hope to plant some more next weekend
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: Proverbs 12:11
Other than discing the garden,not much going on here.My rubarb that Don McCombs gave me at the Cub Tug has popped up.All 3 made the winter,so thats a good thing!!! Get it in gear on my planters wheel for the planter.I hope to get it working shortly.In pieces now,making it purty!!haha!!! Kevin
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The Fellowship gardeners got busy Saturday. Had a 5' disc and 6' field cult. going. After getting the ground smoothed out I got the cub cadet busy. Made 14 rows-100 ft long with the furrowing plow. The others were cutting 100 lbs of seed potato's and dropping them in the furrow. After the furrows were made I put on the double disc closer and started covering them up. Took only 2 hrs to get them planted..Good thing too, started to rain. Rained enough to just get the ground too wet to plant. Monday it should be ready to go again. Will try to get spinach, sweet peas, and sweet corn planted. Sure feels good to be getting soil under my fingernails again. Greg
My asparagus is up! Will probably cut my first spears of the season tomorrow. Peas, leeks, Chinese cabbage, and spinach all sprouting. 85 tomorrow. I'll probably be mowing within a week. Plowed my 3 row corn patch today, about 100 feet long. It was wet, but this should help to dry it out. I had to lever one big stone out with the pinch bar.
Early garden pix. Getting Serious tomorrow, just before the rain.
Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, yellow granex onions and sweet peas.
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Rain here again today, bout the fourth day in a row.---still gotta get spud rows sprayed---We have 5 rows 124 feet long and 1 row 20 feet long. looks like I will have to spray with the hand sprayer,---ground too soggy for the tractor sprayer.
a few radishes are coming up,---the new strawberry plants have started growing, so I sprinkled the first dose of weeder on them to try getting early weed seeds killed. thanks ; sonny
What kind of weed killer do you use on your potatoes? I assume they are not up yet. And the weeder you talked about using on your strawberries does no damage to the plants? I use HY-YIELD grass killer on my vegatables and flowers with no damage. Can't use it on corn, okra, or egg plants though. I don't spray on vegatable folage, just around the root of the plant. Don't fully trust the weed killer to be spraying on the folage.
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