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    Default What have people started?

    So what do people have started?
    Currently I have tomatoes, peppers, onions, celery, cabbages, broccoli, and cauliflower.

    It won't be too long before I'll start my cucumbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_dog60 View Post
    So what do people have started?
    Currently I have tomatoes, peppers, onions, celery, cabbages, broccoli, and cauliflower.

    It won't be too long before I'll start my cucumbers.
    I've also started my cucumbers and zukes in hope of an early transplant season. Will start some pole beans and snap peas soon.

    And, it's not too late to start quick growing herbs. It may be too late for your thymes and oregenos, but I started basil, cilantro, savory and sage last weekend.

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    Tomatoes, peppers, celery and cucumbers.. will be planting cabbage today.
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    I've been trying to grow a couple heads of romaine lettuce in a south window. I thought I could get a head start, but it's not working as well as I had hoped. Aside from that, I've got 20 tomato starts looking great in the south window. Will start the cucumbers and squash soon.

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    About a week ago I started kale, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and bok choy. Always a fun time of year!

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    Brian:

    any advice on growing and eating kohlrabi? I've never grown it, but since I'm not growing potatoes this year I would be happy to have a new root crop.

    TIA

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    Tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, kale, spinach, carrots, cilantro, oregano, chives, basil, onions and garlic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HikerDan View Post
    Brian:

    any advice on growing and eating kohlrabi? I've never grown it, but since I'm not growing potatoes this year I would be happy to have a new root crop.

    TIA
    I've only grown it once, and then only grew four. They were successful, though. I'm no expert, but I just approached it like the other kohl crops. I've been told to not let them go too long, but rather to harvest when they're about baseball size or a little larger. We just sliced them and ate raw or in salads. Pretty similar flavor to cauliflower.

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    Zucs, cucs, lettuce, brassicas (cab, kale...)
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    2 Orange tomato heirloom seeded.

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    Some cucs , lettuce & brocc sprouted,
    then last night a blizzard hit.

    All looks OK in the GH,
    stayed above freezing,

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Some cucs , lettuce & brocc sprouted,
    then last night a blizzard hit.

    All looks OK in the GH,
    stayed above freezing,
    Was watching the GH nite temps, about a week in the middle to upper 30's.. then last nite… 26.4*

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    Was 32° here at 1 AM
    (picked up daughter at Apt.)

    Have pots in the soil boxes, & covered
    Heat tape in boxes, was 50° under the cover this AM.

    Cucs seeds in the soil box starting to poke up,
    Hope I didn't plant too soon .

    May plant some toms in there soon.

    Seeing some onion green tops sprouting in the outside bed. Tough plant.

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    It froze at my place Monday night Tuesday morning, but then it was back above freezing this morning.
    I have spinach in the green house, but I'm not worried about it. It has survived much colder weather in the past.

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    Got my little catalytic heater going yesterday. Kept the GH temp at 45 while it was about 30 outside last nite. So, feeling brave in this sunshine, I moved a Stupice and a Brandywine out to the GH. I ended up with a few extra Starts so if they don't make it, at least I have replacements. But, I got to start thinning out the jungle I have growing in the South Window. I planted 200 Onion Starts outside a Day after Mudbuddy did and I covered them with visqueen to keep the flies away until it warms up enough to put out some nematodes..

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