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    Default GH & garden stuff sprouting

    Cucs up int the GH soil boxes
    Stated brocc, cab, 4 lettuce types, zucs & yellow zucs & other garden stuff.
    Starting to sprout
    GH was 80° today

    To have above freezing nights soon
    I see 'chick weed" sprouting in the raspberries

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    Default cucs in the GH (sweet success)

    Cover at night, have 8 growing in the soil box & 4 in pots as backups
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    Nice weather is here

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    Default Near 40° night, stuff is growing :-)

    Nice to see some green

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Nice to see some green

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    are those cucumbers in the 1st photo ? I have a pair just like that growing in a bucket in the GH. I've been covering them at night to be "safe", but my little catalytic heater keeps the inside temps up to 39/40 at nite.

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    Yes
    put in 8 seeds, got 8 plants
    2nd is garden stuff, may be planting some stuff in a week or 2
    cab, broccoli lettuce pretty cold resistant

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    All in my attached, heated garage.... My tomatoes are 10 inches tall. Also have cukes, cabbage, broccoli, collards, celery, green peppers, cauliflower, sunflowers all sprouted. Waiting for zuchinni, yellow and winter squashes to sprout.

    My first year trying celery... seems to be growing slowwwww...


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    Quote Originally Posted by akiceman25 View Post
    My first year trying celery... seems to be growing slowwwww...
    You probably aren't doing anything wrong. It's just that celery grows very slowly when young.

    It's one of the plants that you probably need to start in February. Utah 52-70R is your best variety. Buy new seeds every year. The seeds don't store well.

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    Thank you John for sharing your raspberry canes, got most of them in the ground last night. The remainder will go o the cabin.
    Also appreciate the stupice tomato, its in good hands!

    Planted onion, garlic, ( probably late, but we'll try), carrots, and peas last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Thank you John for sharing your raspberry canes, got most of them in the ground last night. The remainder will go o the cabin.
    Also appreciate the stupice tomato, its in good hands!

    Planted onion, garlic, ( probably late, but we'll try), carrots, and peas last night.
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    Hope you enjoy the Raspberrys as much as we do… Did I mention they make a good wine ?

    Do you cover your onions? I planted 200 onion sets back on the 15th, and have had them covered ever since. I'm debating with myself whether to go buy some nematodes or put up a better row cover to keep the flies/root maggots away.

    I noticed yesterday afternoon, I have one Stupice blossom opened in the Green House. I don't think this one will set with the night time temps getting down to the low 40's inside at night, but one can always hope.

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    Will cover the onions this afernoon.
    Wine you say....hmmmmm!
    Thanks again sir.
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    Frosted last night.
    Was nervous on the way to the GH.
    over 1/2 my garden is in there

    Signs it was cold but nothing froze ,
    everything made it.

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    mixed in some compost to my radish spinach bed & planted some seeds today.
    Got the solar heated water drums filled & the plumbing hooked up.
    Gave it a good soaking
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    I might put in a few brocc, cab & lettuce in the next few days too.
    To be in the 40°s at night.

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    I put 6 cauliflower plants in their raised bed… But I'll chicken out and cover them before I turn in tonight. It got down to 38* last few nights. I still have my onions and garlic covered. Soil temp under the visqueen is 64-66 so I'm thinking the peas and beans could go in. I'd cover the beans as they like 60, but peas are good to go at 40. I'll probably keep the squash in the house for another week (or 2)… My 2 Stupice plants and 1 of your EG's, and a Klondike, have opened blossoms in the GH, but I don't know if they'll set or not with the 40 deg temps.. The Cuc's you gave me seed for are looking good in the GH.

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    Probably can put lots of stuff in, I'll do a some stuff every day or so & keep an eye on the night temp forecast.

    Didn't you do beans early last year & have troubles.
    I learned to save the bean until June. Every year I planed them early , they didn't produce well.
    I'm waiting until june for the beans
    Good luck , but , I think the beans need to wait a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    Probably can put lots of stuff in, I'll do a some stuff every day or so & keep an eye on the night temp forecast.

    Didn't you do beans early last year & have troubles.
    I learned to save the bean until June. Every year I planed them early , they didn't produce well.
    I'm waiting until june for the beans
    Good luck , but , I think the beans need to wait a bit.
    Yes, I planted beans too early, ground was just too cold.. 2nd planting didn't amount to much either… I think I'll start with some root veggies, and save the beans for another week or 2 or 3. Supposed to rain tomorrow,.

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    LOL
    Might be the year to get beans in early ?
    but I've planted early , covered & put hoops over them in raised bed, & have not had luck with planting them early.
    now I just wait till June. They seem to be really temperature sensitive .

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    FROSTED

    Mild frost last night, I had covered 1/2 the zucs,
    2 got a bit of frost bite & one got hit hard.
    Few center leaves still alive, on it, hope it makes it,
    Everything else looks OK

    Glad the beans weren't in yet

    Digital weather station says it got down to 32°.

    Forecasting in the 40°s for the rest of the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    FROSTED

    Mild frost last night, I had covered 1/2 the zucs,
    2 got a bit of frost bite & one got hit hard.
    Few center leaves still alive, on it, hope it makes it,
    Everything else looks OK

    Glad the beans weren't in yet

    Digital weather station says it got down to 32°.

    Forecasting in the 40°s for the rest of the week
    I saw the wx report last night calling for low 30's for "Wasilla", so I worried for awhile, but had a glass of Rhubarb wine and slept soundly, but my indoor/outdoor thermometer said last nights low in my GH was only 40, and visual inspection indicates no damage of any kind.. The other day you got the hail, and I only got a sprinkle, so I think it's generally a little cooler on your side of town. I decided to go "all in" and planted the beans today. Then covered them with visqueen. Uncovered the soil in the beds are 50*, Covered the soil is 60* So I'll leave the beans covered and when I see some green, I'll cut an X in the visqueen to let the bean grow up and through.. I did it that way a couple yrs ago and had a great crop of beans...

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    That's a good way to keep them warmer.

    Gonna cover the squash tonight ,
    May plant a few more seeds, carrots & beets tomorrow.
    Seem to be a week+ early on everything this year.

    Still plan on waiting till June 1st for the beans
    had to replant to may times.

    I think we're a bit cooler here than your area , closer to the inlet maybe.

    Almost out of compost, got enough for 2 more beds.

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