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I am finished prepping my garden for the year.So far I have planted,spinach,lettuce,carrots,collard,kale,onion,garlic,peas. In the next couple of days I am planting my corn,squash,green beans. I am so excited to be able to plant seeds right now.The weather has been perfect this spring. It is supposed to be 70 in washington state this saturday!:cool: It will be a couple more weeks before I am able to get my potatoes,tomatoes,asparagus crowns in. This is the gardeners busy time to get planting,get some sun and fresh air!
 

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oh steph..i am happy for you..i still have a month and a little to wait..as soon as the snow leaves i will start raking the yard...lots of leaves and pine needles...that will help me pass the time until last frost...may 18...i have a question for you...i hope i am not a bother..when i rake up my leaves and pine needles..do i just spread them into the garden and till them in...they have been on the ground under the snow all winter and should be somewhat rotted...i am never sure what to do..thank you steph.
I would spread them around as mulch on top of the beds this year and then till them in next year. plant your seeds then use the pine needle and leaves as a top dressing mulch.
 

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my peas,lettuce,spinach and collards are up now, fruit trees have started blooming, the mason bees are out doing their jobs. my daffodils and tulips are both hitting full bloom. just finished planting corn,squash,onion,broccoli and carrots. It is supposed to rain tomorrow and through the weekend here in western washington. still have another garden area to prep and plant. Hubby's a bit slow doing his section and trial with growing the three sisters using the traditional dent corn,bean(pole) and squash(pumpkin). I have some ornamental trees to find a perm home for and you would think I could on 5-1/3rd acres but nope can't figure out where I want them to grow and look pretty. finishing up the pig pen repairs today so my new arrivals tomorrow will have a safe dry place to lay their wee heads. till they are full grown in october. oh ya pigs grow real fast 3-5 lbs per day I get them at 6-8 weeks old. this year we are going to raise one up as a breeding sow and give that at whirl on the farm.
 

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currently my garden as of yesterday is being heavily watered by mother nature. this is good because I have seeds that needed that boost of water and warmth. hubby got his tiller off to the small engine guy and should get it back by this weekend in time to till the horse poo in and plant his seeds in his area the traditional native american way with the traditional seeds. plus a few other types of seeds out there :)
 

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i asked because I read some place that the meyer lemons where the only ones that would sprout and grow. they are a dwarf variety and do well indoors and will produce lemons in about 3 to 5 yrs. I would bet it is a meyer since it sprouted :) If you live where it gets warm in summer over 70+ degrees you can put it outside during warm periods if you live in the south where it rarely freezes for more than a night or two it can handle temps down into the 40's in winter with dips to the 30's and will do fine out side year round.
 

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do let it grow to see what it is!!!
potatoes will do that some times from starts and if you cut open a squash before you cook it and compost those seeds some times they grow too!
 

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I have potatoes coming up all over the place, my broccoli is up now so are my onions, I got my tomatoes in the green house in the raised bed. gotta keep them moist till they get used to being transplanted, some are already blooming. think this weekend I am going to flatten the extra dirt pile out and plant some thing in it. bare dirt need veggies growing in it it is screaming to be used planted in.
 

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I have some mystery plants coming up in odd places also I am hopping they are some type of squash because they have emerged from under the edge of a raised bed and if they are potatoes I will be over whelmed with them sprouting up every where in a few years.
 

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I harvested my first handful of asparagus for this year! it looks great I am so looking forwards to more. this week is going to be weather weird though, freezing at night and 70 during the day. kinda make plants do weird stuff.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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
 

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yes he was feeling a bit competitive this year and figured he would give it a try with dent corn,pole beans and squash the three sisters method in a different area. he gave up so I decided to help a bit and replant some of the corn,beans and add the squash. watered the heck out of it. hopefully it will take off better now and he will regain some of that gardening spirit. his was looking really sad compared to mine I inherited my grandmothers green thumbs so I know I can salvage his garden space.:)
 
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