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Well, it's almost the first day of spring and we are planning our 2022 gardens.
This year, as well as my in ground plot, I have built a few planters and going to build a few raised beds also. This will help my old back some I hope. The inground garden will have potatoes, zucchini, melons, that sort of thing. The planters/raised beds will have the smaller stuff that needs more care.

What are your plans for 2022?

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Screwed together a couple more raised beds this morning. I make them out of old skid wood.
Put some stain on them and ready to put in place when the rest of the snow melts.

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I went out to my compost pile with my garden tractor. Tried to scoop up some leaves in the back corner. It is sloped a bit there and I got stuck on the slippery mud. Made a mess.....lol

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Today, I put a couple of raised bads in place and filled most of it. My dirt pile was still frozen in the middle, so will have to wait until it melts before I can finish up.

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I also put a cold frame on one of the planters. After a few hours in the sun it really warms the soil.

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I also dumped my compost pile onto the garden and started a new one....no pics.
 

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Yesterday, the temp in the cold frame was 60+F after the sun shone on it. We had a bit of snow overnight and the temp is about at freezing. I just looked at the temp of the soil in the cold frame and it's about 40F. I am going to try some carrots and radishes in there this week.
 

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Tilled the ground plot today, turned over the compost pile and planted some seed in the planters....Hopefully spring is finally here,

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Planted 3 rows of potatoes this morning, 1 1/2 rows each of Russets and Chieftain Reds. I usually do twice as much, but my doctor says I am borderline diabetic now and have to watch my starch/sugars intake. Trouble is, I love my potatoes.....lol
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After a cool spring, things are starting to explode around here. Bit of a heat wave the last few days seems to have helped. It's the first year with raised beds/planters for me so everything is a bit hodgepodge and over crowded.

Cucumbers just starting to grow up trellis.
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Tomatoes. Really overcrowded might have to pull a couple out.
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Carrots and Beets need thinning
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Peppers and Sweet potatoes...not doing much yet
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Onions, more carrots
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In the yard garden....Potatoes, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Squash and some corn.
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Also, my 4 year old great grand daughter wanted her own garden, so I gave her some seeds and she went to town...This is the result. She must get the over crowding thing from me....lol

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