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Discussion in 'Show Off Your Garden' started by stephanie, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Tammy

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    those kind of temp swings can be confusing for plants "oh, 70! I can grow now!" "oh, 30's, I can't grow now!" . . . last night we got pretty cold here - down in the 30's but I don't think we went below freezing, but we should be up to near 90 by tomorrow and pretty much mid 80s' all the other days, with nights staying in the 40's.

    I noticed some asparagus coming up near one of my blueberry bushes. But all it's ever done is sprout a few of the real thin feathery wispy stuff. I've never gotten a nice asparagus spear, even though I planted a few asparagus crowns about 5 yrs ago.
     
  2. stephanie

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    you have to cut the asparagus when it is about 6 inches long below the level of the dirt. the wispy things are the spears after they frond out to the fern they are. cut them before they reach that stage.
     

  3. TennesseeChicken

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    Today I planted zucchini, straightneck yellow squash, and peter pan squash. Yesterday I transplanted a bunch of tomatoes and hot peppers and sowed some burpless cukes and snow peas (a little late on the peas). I have kale, swiss chard, savoy cabbage, spinach growing and green beans coming up. The garlic is doing well, no scapes yet. I also have many different kinds of lettuce, kohlrabi, turnips, snow peas, and, surprisingly, one of my artichokes came back to life!! Hope to get an artichoke this year! The asparagus is coming up sporadically; I threw a bunch of seeds out from last years stems and alot of those are coming up! The alpine strawberries are blossoming like crazy and I hope to get some of those very soon!!
     
  4. monaraebeads

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    I debated whether or not I would grow a garden this year; I live in zone 7-8 with a very short season. Last year was my very first garden EVER and it was such fun, but the yield was very low, and I didn't get any peas, beans, spinach, cilantro, green onions, carrots over an inch, or broccoli, and the tomatoes didn't start turning from green until the day before first frost. I grew the tomatoes on the pool table through the first 3 months of winter, bringing them out for sun each day when there wasn't snow and keeping the light on over them 24/7. I decided that starting everything from seed was not the way to go and if I was going to have another garden it would be from purchased starts.

    Well...I had little carrots popping up, and the broccoli overwintered and started growing leaves again, and the green onions started again, and a single spinach started, and a lone swiss chard, and the cilantro and oregano came up again, and cleary sage too. I had rooted some basil over the winter in a glass, so I planted it next to the spinach. Then I decided to plant some of the seeds I'd harvested from last year. The bug bit me HARD!

    This year I'll try beans and peas and watermelon and pumpkins from seed I saved. I bought new seeds for summer squash, kale, and cucumber. I bought some starts of baby squash, baby romaine, ever sweet strawberries, yellow bells, tomatillos, 4 different heirloom tomatoes, and RASPBERRIES!
     
  5. stephanie

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    ya, some stuff over winters real good and will pop back up when the time comes. I had collard greens, potatoes and garlic come back to life this year after being covered in snow.
     
  6. stephanie

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    I have tomato's on the vine, in western washington.I am so excited this is so early and it is supposed to be 80 today and in the high 70's all week in seattle! my garden is going nuts! corn is up,squash is up,spinach,carrots,onion,broccoli,potato's,strawberries are blooming both the wild and domestic ones,asparagus is up,lettuce going wild! saw a nasturtium or two up,peas are climbing!
     
  7. stephanie

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    I went out today and gave my husbands garden a helping hand, some of his corn got attacked and so did his beans so he kinda gave up but I snuck out and replanted his beans and some corn as well as the squash. because he gave up doesn't mean I have. I figure in about 2 weeks or less I should see improvement :) shhhh don't tell lol
     
  8. angel1237b

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    what attacked it? was it cut worm...I am so afraid this year ...they got my beans last year...I had to plant them 3 times.
    I just had to replant my corn and beans because of the rain...the seeds rotted in the ground...I hope it dries up soon.
     
  9. stephanie

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    think it was slugs we have some horrendously huge slugs in the PNW. they get up to 8 inches long and we have three types.
     
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  10. Tammy

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    so you have his and her gardens? lol! won't he be surprised when stuff starts sprouting up, seemingly all its own!
     

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