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Post  PNG_Grandma on 4/21/2012, 6:03 pm

This is from Gardenate.  As I go over the list, it just doesn't compute for everything.  Maybe it is because we are in a lower latitude and in my particulate micro-climate, it gets hot early.  Bok choy and lettuce tend to bolt.  Hot weather crops are either already in the ground or can be sowed directly.  Exception are my eggplants which are still in the seed pots, lagging behind the tomatoes and peppers.  Onion starts were planted in the winter along with garlic.

I would love to hear from others in their micro-climate regarding this list.

Amaranth / Love-lies-bleeding  Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Asparagus Pea, Winged bean, Goa bean Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Basil Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Borage Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Cape Gooseberry / Chinese Lanterns Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Capsicum / Bell pepper, Sweet peppe5 Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from October.
Chinese cabbage / Wong bok, wong nga pakSow direct in the garden.   Harvest from August.
Chives Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Climbing beans / Scarlet Runners Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Coriander / Cilantro Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Cucumber Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Dwarf beans / French beans, Bush beans Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Eggplant / Aubergine Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from September.
Horseradish Plant root pieces.   Harvest from October.
Jerusalem Artichokes / Sunchoke Plant tubers about 1.5" deep.   Harvest from October.
Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays plant out in 4-6 weeks..  Harvest from August.
Luffa / Loofah Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from September.
Marrow Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.  Harvest from September.
Mizuna Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Mustard greens / gai choy Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
NZ Spinach Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Okra Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.  Harvest from September.
Onion Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December.
Pak Choy Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Pumpkin Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Cantaloupe Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Rosella Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest from November.
Salsify Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Shallots / Eschalots Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvest from September.
Silverbeet / Swiss Chard Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Summer Squash Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start inside in pots or trays after chilling seeds..   Harvest from 12 months.
Strawberry Plants Plant with crown (of roots) just covered..   Harvest from September.
Summer savory Sow in Garden. Lightly cover..   Harvest from July.
Sunflower Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Sweet corn (also maize)  Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Sweet Potato Plant shoots or cuttings (Slips).   Harvest from September.
Tomatillo Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Tomato Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Watermelon Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Winter Savory (also Savory) Start in trays.  Cover seed lightly.  Harvest from August.
Yacon / Sunroot Plant sprouting root/tuber to a depth of about 4cm and mulch to cover.   Harvest from December.
Zucchini  Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from July.


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Re: April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area

Post  sanderson on 3/29/2014, 6:39 pm

Bump. We've had such a warm spring that I think most of us already have things in the garden.  sunny 

@PNG_Grandma wrote:
Amaranth (also Love-lies-bleeding)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Asparagus Pea (also Winged bean, Goa bean)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Basil Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.  
Harvest from August.
Borage (also Burrage, Bugloss)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Cape Gooseberry (also Golden Berry, Chinese Lanterns)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Capsicum (also Bell pepper, Sweet pepper)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from October.
Chilli (also Hot peppers)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.  
Harvest from August.
Chinese cabbage (also Wong bok, wong nga pak)
Sow direct in the garden.   Harvest from August.
Chives (also Garden chives)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Climbing beans (also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners) Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Coriander (also Cilantro , chinese parsley)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Cucumber Sow in garden.  
Harvest from August.
Dwarf beans (also French beans, Bush beans)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Eggplant (also Aubergine)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from September.
Horseradish Plant root pieces.  
Harvest from October.
Jerusalem Artichokes (also Sunchoke)
Plant tubers about 5cm (1.5") deep..   Harvest from October.
Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays plant out in 4-6 weeks..  Harvest from August.
Luffa (also Loofah, plant sponge)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from September.
Marrow Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.  
Harvest from September.
Mizuna (also Japanese Greens, Mitzuna, Mibuna)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Mustard greens (also gai choy)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
NZ Spinach (also Warrigal greens)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Okra (also Ladyfinger, gumbo)
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from September.
Onion Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from December.
Pak Choy Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Pumpkin Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Rockmelon (also Canteloupe) Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Rosella (also Queensland Jam Plant, Roselle)
Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest from November.
Salsify (also Vegetable oyster)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Shallots (also Eschalots)
Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvest from September.
Silverbeet (also Swiss Chard or Mangold)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Squash (also Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash)
Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start inside in pots or trays after chilling seeds..   Harvest from 12 months.
Strawberry Plants Plant with crown (of roots) just covered..   Harvest from September.
Summer savory (also 'Bean Herb')
Sow in Garden. Lightly cover..   Harvest from July.
Sunflower Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Sweet corn (also maize)
Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Sweet Potato/Kumara
Plant shoots or cuttings (Slips).   Harvest from September.
Tomatillo
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.Harvest from August.
Tomato
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Watermelon
Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Winter Savory (also Savory) Start in trays.
Cover seed lightly..   Harvest from August.
Yacon (also Sunroot) Plant sprouting root/tuber to a depth of about 4cm and mulch to cover.   Harvest from December.
Zucchini (also Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash) Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from July.

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Re: April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area

Post  sanderson on 4/2/2015, 4:00 am

This is from Gardenate.  As I go over the list, it just doesn't compute for everything.  Maybe it is because we are in a lower latitude and in my particulate micro-climate, it gets hot early.  Bok choy and lettuce tend to bolt.  Hot weather crops are either already in the ground or can be sowed directly.  Exception are my eggplants which are still in the seed pots, lagging behind the tomatoes and peppers.  Onion starts were planted in the winter along with garlic.  I would love to hear from others in their micro-climate regarding this list.

Bump

@PNG_Grandma wrote:
Amaranth / Love-lies-bleeding  Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Asparagus Pea, Winged bean, Goa bean Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Basil Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Borage Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Cape Gooseberry / Chinese Lanterns Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Capsicum / Bell pepper, Sweet peppe5 Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from October.
Chinese cabbage / Wong bok, wong nga pakSow direct in the garden.   Harvest from August.
Chives Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Climbing beans / Scarlet Runners Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Coriander / Cilantro Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Cucumber Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Dwarf beans / French beans, Bush beans Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Eggplant / Aubergine Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from September.
Horseradish Plant root pieces.   Harvest from October.
Jerusalem Artichokes / Sunchoke Plant tubers about 1.5" deep.   Harvest from October.
Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays plant out in 4-6 weeks..  Harvest from August.
Luffa / Loofah Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from September.
Marrow Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.  Harvest from September.
Mizuna Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Mustard greens / gai choy Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
NZ Spinach Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Okra Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.  Harvest from September.
Onion Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December.
Pak Choy Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Pumpkin Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Cantaloupe Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Rosella Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest from November.
Salsify Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Shallots / Eschalots Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvest from September.
Silverbeet / Swiss Chard Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Summer Squash Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start inside in pots or trays after chilling seeds..   Harvest from 12 months.
Strawberry Plants Plant with crown (of roots) just covered..   Harvest from September.
Summer savory Sow in Garden. Lightly cover..   Harvest from July.
Sunflower Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Sweet corn (also maize)  Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Sweet Potato Plant shoots or cuttings (Slips).   Harvest from September.
Tomatillo Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Tomato Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Watermelon Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Winter Savory (also Savory) Start in trays.  Cover seed lightly.  Harvest from August.
Yacon / Sunroot Plant sprouting root/tuber to a depth of about 4cm and mulch to cover.   Harvest from December.
Zucchini  Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from July.

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/2/2015, 12:00 pm

Last year and this, my cabbage has already bolted by this time.  I just pulled up the last of the chinese cabbage this week and pulled up danish ball cabbage that never formed a head and has now bolted.

Broccoli - bolted
Some lettuce - bolting

Frustrating!

By the same token, my squash are getting huge and everything I've planted is growing really well.  Who can figure it out?
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Post  sanderson on 4/2/2015, 5:07 pm

Bolting is the word. I pulled the cabbage, kale and most of the chard a little while ago, getting the beds ready for the bumper tomato crop this year. Very Happy I transplanted 3 of the rainbow chard in a cool bed in case I want some this summer. A few of the tomatoes have their first flowers! I would love for you to grow the 2 tomato varieties from Iraq to see if they are truly Mediterranean hardy. Maybe next summer.??

Today, I finally direct sowed the Malabar spinach, 4 types of cantaloup, and the rest of the winter and summer squash. Last winter, I stored finished compost on top of the cantaloup and winter squash beds, plus a couple others. It must have been the perfect insulation for the raised beds. The worms went crazy. So, today I'm carefully removing most of the compost and found the lower levels infused with castings!!

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Woo-Hoo!  Hurray for wormmies!
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Re: April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area

Post  sanderson on 4/3/2016, 2:06 am

@sanderson wrote:This is from Gardenate.  As I go over the list, it just doesn't compute for everything.  Maybe it is because we are in a lower latitude and in my particulate micro-climate, it gets hot early.  Bok choy, brassicas and lettuce tend to bolt.  Hot weather crops are either already in the ground or can be sowed directly.   For me, the onion starts and garlic were planted in October and they are still not ready to lift.  I really need their beds so they better hurry up or be sacrificed.  As it turned out, I did not plant Malabar spinach last year, it was New Zealand spinach.  It is still doing great with one top dressing, through summer, fall, winter and here it is spring - kaboom!  

As we are having some warmish weather, this is a good time to start thinking about your summer plans for mulch and shade cloth.

@PNG_Grandma wrote:
Amaranth / Love-lies-bleeding  Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Asparagus Pea, Winged bean, Goa bean Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Basil Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Borage Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Broccoli Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Cape Gooseberry / Chinese Lanterns Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Capsicum / Bell pepper, Sweet peppe5 Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Cauliflower Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from October.
Chinese cabbage / Wong bok, wong nga pakSow direct in the garden.   Harvest from August.
Chives Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Climbing beans / Scarlet Runners Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Coriander / Cilantro Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Cucumber Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Dwarf beans / French beans, Bush beans Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Eggplant / Aubergine Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from September.
Horseradish Plant root pieces.   Harvest from October.
Jerusalem Artichokes / Sunchoke Plant tubers about 1.5" deep.   Harvest from October.
Lettuce Sow in garden, or start in seed trays plant out in 4-6 weeks..  Harvest from August.
Luffa / Loofah Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from September.
Marrow Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.  Harvest from September.
Mizuna Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Mustard greens / gai choy Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
NZ Spinach Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Okra Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.  Harvest from September.
Onion Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from December.
Pak Choy Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Pumpkin Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Radish Sow in garden.   Harvest from July.
Cantaloupe Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Rosella Sow in garden, or start in seed trays.   Harvest from November.
Salsify Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Shallots / Eschalots Plant small bulblets, with stem just showing above ground.   Harvest from September.
Silverbeet / Swiss Chard Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Summer Squash Grow in seed trays,plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Strawberries (from seeds) Start inside in pots or trays after chilling seeds..   Harvest from 12 months.
Strawberry Plants Plant with crown (of roots) just covered..   Harvest from September.
Summer savory Sow in Garden. Lightly cover..   Harvest from July.
Sunflower Sow in garden.   Harvest from August.
Sweet corn (also maize)  Sow in garden.   Harvest from September.
Sweet Potato Plant shoots or cuttings (Slips).   Harvest from September.
Tomatillo Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Tomato Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks. Harvest from August.
Watermelon Grow in seed trays, plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from August.
Winter Savory (also Savory) Start in trays.  Cover seed lightly.  Harvest from August.
Yacon / Sunroot Plant sprouting root/tuber to a depth of about 4cm and mulch to cover.   Harvest from December.
Zucchini  Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks.   Harvest from July.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/14/2016, 11:11 am

Here in Redding, we've had all 4 seasons this week, so maybe I'll just paint rocks and wait for Mother Nature to make up her mind. Rolling Eyes
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Post  sanderson on 4/14/2017, 3:08 am

From Gardenate for Zone 9A

It's officially plant season.

Amaranth / Love-lies-bleeding Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Artichokes (Globe) Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from January.
Asparagus Pea / Winged bean Plant in garden.  Harvest from July.
Basil   Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Beans - Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Beans - French beans, Bush beans Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Capsicum - Bell peppers, Sweet peppers Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Chilli / Hot peppers     Plant in garden. Harvest from June.
Choko/Chayote/ Christophene /chouchou/ mirliton Plant in garden. Harvest from September.
Cowpeas - Black eye peas, Southern peas   Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Cucumber   Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Eggplant / Aubergine   Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Fennel / Bronze fennel) Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Florence Fennel / Finocchio Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Leeks Plant in garden.   Harvest from August.
Lettuce Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Luffa / Loofah, plant sponge Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Marrow Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Okra / Ladyfinger, gumbo   Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Onion Plant in garden. Harvest from November.
Parsley Plant in garden. Harvest from June.
Parsnip Plant in garden. Harvest from September.
Pumpkin Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Rockmelon / Canteloupe) Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Sage Plant in garden. Harvest from 18 months.
Savory / summer savory   Plant in garden. Harvest from June.
Squash - Crookneck, Pattypan, Summer squash     Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Strawberries (from seeds) Plant out (transplant) seedlings. Harvest from 12 months.
Strawberry Plants Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Sweet corn / Maize) Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Sweet Potato / Kumara) Plant in garden. Harvest from August.
Tomatillo  Plant in garden. Harvest from July.
Tomato Plant in garden. Harvest from June.
Zucchini - Courgette/Marrow, Summer squash Plant in garden. Harvest from June.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/23/2017, 11:54 pm

Planted daikons and snap peas in the Salad Bar (sfg tabletop). Cool Now I'm going to plant more kale, amaranth, lemon balm, bee balm, and comfrey seeds in the house. 4 seasons lettuce is just peeking up in the Jiffy Pellets. Nights still too cold to put anything else outside. Beans are doing well in the Rescue Garden. Everything else doing okay. Cool
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Post  sanderson on 4/24/2017, 2:02 am

I forgot to start winter squash seedlings! And most of the cucumbers and cantaloupes dampened off. Back to the drawing board.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/24/2017, 10:44 am

@sanderson wrote:I forgot to start winter squash seedlings!  And most of the cucumbers and cantaloupes dampened off.  Back to the drawing board.
What a drag. Sad I won't list my failures. I'd probably start crying. Sad
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/24/2017, 10:47 am

@sanderson wrote:I forgot to start winter squash seedlings!  And most of the cucumbers and cantaloupes dampened off.  Back to the drawing board.
Oh no!!!   So sorry to hear this. I expect you will be able to start a new batch.

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Post  sanderson on 4/24/2017, 4:01 pm

I will start new seeds today or tomorrow and put them in the mini-hot house from 2013.  The plastic is long gone so I will have to make a new liner and cover.  The critters that are digging in my boxes and earth strip are stealthy.  hiddenID    I will need to tangle myself all up in bird netting soon to protect the seedlings if I want anything to survive.  I'm betting on the 3 red bushy-tailed squirrels I saw on the back fence.    They aren't even afraid of my scowl.  They just stared at me and slowly hopped away.  And, I mean slowly.  Oh, did I mention several of the tomatoes already have the curly leaf virus!  silly me   Good thing I planted 30!

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/24/2017, 8:22 pm

I started my melons, cucumbers and green beans this week.  They are the fussiest starts for me due to unexpected cold nights.  Some are in the ground, some as seedlings.  We'll see how it goes.  Some years the ground does better, some years the starts, so I do both for safety.  Once they're up I cover them with my plastic nut jars if we're having a cold night or two.  

It's been so wet I lost some seedlings to dampening off as well.  Haven't had that happen before.  

I harvested our carrots and most of the beets from the winter.  I have tons of onions and they're bulbing up nicely.  Lots of garlic, though heaven only knows why the heck I planted any more i have dried ones in mason jars in the garage (we couldn't stand the smell in the house, lol!)  Lettuce is trying to bolt but so far I've been able to keep harvesting.  First hot day and they're GONERS.  

I'll have to take some pictures of our flower gardens and front seating area.  This is my favorite time of year out there reading a book or day dreaming.

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/7/2017, 10:58 am

YIKES! My plan was to put out melons and cukes, today, but our 10-day forecast has 3 nights in the mid 40s coming next week. I hate to leave them in their tiny pots for another week, but I don't want to transplant them twice, either. We're going to Home Depot this morning. I'll see if they have any large peat pots I could put them in. Shocked
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Post  sanderson on 4/1/2018, 12:42 am

It is the great planting season in most of California. Make sure the beds are all amended and trellises are set up. Rain is forecast for most of middle and northern CA next weekend so I am personally holding off setting out any seedlings until it is past. I'll direct sow the beans after that.

Take Gardenate.com suggested planting with a grain of salt (listed above).

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