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Post  sanderson on 4/4/2019, 3:43 am

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Post  ralitaco on 4/4/2019, 7:47 am

Wow!!! I was excited that I weeded my beds
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Post  OhioGardener on 4/4/2019, 8:55 am

@ralitaco wrote:Wow!!! I was excited that I weeded my beds
On the sign at the local nursery:  We were so excited about Spring that we wet our plants!
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/5/2019, 8:17 am

Beginning to see the outline of the 4x4 beds.

I posted this photo on Facebook and one of my friends replied, "I'm always amazed at what you produce from those small squares of soil."  Had to explain that it is not "soil".


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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/5/2019, 11:50 am

@trolleydriver wrote:Did some seed sowing today.

Indoors in the heat mat:
- California Wonder Pepper
- Mini Bell Mix Pepper
- Poblano Pepper
- Banana Pepper
- Jalapeño Pepper
- Walla Walla Onion (probably too late)

Also did some more Winter Sowing.  Currently have a total of 21 containers outside with mostly flower seeds and a few veggies.

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WOW! You've been a busy boy.  I can't wait to retire!  2 more weeks....
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/5/2019, 4:39 pm

CC ... the problem with retirement is that you think you will have more time available.  NOT.  Especially as I age there are more medical appointments, etc. and I have less energy and it takes me much longer to do things.

On another subject I just received an email from the Old Farmers Almanac which has a list of things to start indoors and outdoors for my area. I had to laugh about planting outside at this point in time. It's not going to happen under all that snow we still have not to mention the MM which will be frozen.

Sow under cover or indoors:
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage (Summer)
Cauliflower
Eggplant
Leek
Lettuce (Leaf)
Onion
Peas
Pepper
Swiss Chard
Tomato (Large)

Sow outdoors or plant out:
Brussels Sprouts
Cauliflower
Lettuce (Leaf)
Onion

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/7/2019, 4:50 am

But, TD.... You aren't gonna just get the snow blower out to get rid of the snow & plant anyway....?
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/7/2019, 12:56 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:But, TD....  You aren't gonna just get the snow blower out to get rid of the snow & plant anyway....?
A friend suggested I should plant "SNOW" peas.  Very Happy

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Post  sanderson on 4/7/2019, 3:49 pm

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/8/2019, 4:54 pm

Got some more seed sowing done today while outside the weather is horrible with rain and freezing rain.

Indoors:
- Pepper - Early California Wonder
- Tomato - Roma 
- Tomato - Big Beef
- Tomato - Bonny Best
- Tomato - Campari
- Tomato - Rapunzel
- Tomato - Orange Strawberry (free seed from Baker Creek)
- Onion - Green Bunching
- Onion - Walla Walla (probably too late to sow these)
- Lettuce - Romaine
- Lettuce - Black Seeded Simpson
- Lettuce - Bronze Mignonette

Outdoor in Winter Sowing Containers:
- Tomato - Big Beef
- Tomato - Bonny Best
- Lettuce - Romaine
- Lettuce - Black Seeded Simpson
- Lettuce - Bronze Mignonette
- Lettuce - Rouge d-Hiver
- Lettuce - Oakleaf
- Lettuce - Bronze Arrow
- Lettuce - Butter Crunch

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/8/2019, 9:17 pm

TD, where do you get your Rouge d’Hevre?  I had to start over with my peppers...Rolling Eyes
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/8/2019, 9:24 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:TD, where do you get your Rouge d’Hevre?  I had to start over with my peppers...Rolling Eyes
SR, I got it through a Canadian seed exchange .

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Melting snow and record overnight rainfall on top of frozen ground is causing flooding in our neighbour's yard and into our backyard.Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 Img_2406Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 Img_2407fc

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Post  sanderson on 4/16/2019, 2:48 am

That's the left side of the backyard, correct? Where Mrs. TD has some flowers? Shocked

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/16/2019, 8:00 am

@sanderson wrote:That's the left side of the backyard, correct?  Where Mrs. TD has some flowers? Shocked
It's in the middle of the back of the yard. The SFG starts about 3 feet to the right of the second picture. Thankfully there is no flooding in the SFG.

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Post  sanderson on 4/16/2019, 5:55 pm

Okay, got it. Thank goodness. Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 43549

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/16/2019, 6:40 pm

Got my shelving and lights in place for my indoor starts. Also got some more Winter Sowing containers outside for a total of 36.  I was aiming for 50 containers but I am behind on both indoor and Winter Sowing.
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/18/2019, 8:38 am

The snow and ice are almost all gone. The warmer temperatures and rain over the next couple of days should finish it off.

Although there is still ice in the goldfish pond, I was able to turn on the pump and get the small waterfall flowing yesterday.

I am now up to 43 winter sowing containers outside and still pushing for 50.

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Post  yolos on 4/18/2019, 10:12 pm

Wow. Do you have room for all those plants. But as I remember you do plant a lot of flowers.
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Post  sanderson on 4/19/2019, 3:56 pm

Mrs. TD loves flowers. Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 274447

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/19/2019, 5:10 pm

@sanderson wrote:Mrs. TD loves flowers. Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 274447
So true but I create a lot  of work for her with these starts which she has to transplant.

I am now up to 50 WS containers outside. There are 18 with veggie seeds and the rest are flowers. Think I may try for 60 after Easter.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/19/2019, 6:32 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Mrs. TD loves flowers. Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 274447
So true but I create a lot  of work for her with these starts which she has to transplant.

I am now up to 50 WS containers outside. There are 18 with veggie seeds and the rest are flowers. Think I may try for 60 after Easter.

Want me to send you some rollies and slugs to eat your starts so Ms. TD doesn't have to mess with them? The wee beasties are doing an awesome job saving me from all that work. Fifth Year SFG in Canada - Page 4 671790
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/21/2019, 3:30 pm

The weather is improving so I was able to get out to the veggie garden and remove most of the straw mulch from the garlic beds in the SFG. There are still patches of thick ice under the straw. I was happy to see the rhubarb (not in the SFG) showing signs of life.

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/22/2019, 12:30 pm

First garlic shoots are up and strawberry plants are showing new growth in the Square Foot Garden. As well, the first flower is showing in the front yard. Lovely sunny day ... shorts weather.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/23/2019, 7:06 am

So let me guess... Shorts yesterday means another snowstorm today? ;-)

Glad they're popping up!
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