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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/2/2019, 7:20 pm

Wow, the weather has really been wild!  Wind, snow, windy, briefly warmish, snow. Repeat!  Gonna get real cold and wintry again in the near future, but spring will come, indeed. 

Next weekend is the return of Daylight Savings Time.  Waiting for a break in the weather to get my cold frame seated.  Might start some lettuces and Chard inside tomorrow.  I think I am going to try the spinach in the cold frame, since I have always had such voltage issues with it!  

What else is going on, Midwest?
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Post  nrstooge on 3/3/2019, 5:29 pm

Remember I was gardening in containers on my apartment patio?  Well, I found someone who will build me a table top 4x4 bed Very Happy  I'm so excited!  I will still have cherry tomatoes in the larger pots but this is so fun!  Can't wait to return to SFG
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Post  countrynaturals on 3/3/2019, 8:55 pm

@nrstooge wrote:Remember I was gardening in containers on my apartment patio?  Well, I found someone who will build me a table top 4x4 bed Very Happy  I'm so excited!  I will still have cherry tomatoes in the larger pots but this is so fun!  Can't wait to return to SFG

LOL! I'm going back to gardening in containers on my balconies. I will still have one nice sfg bed next door with our daughter, and the "Salad Bar" tabletop "keyhole" garden, but there's no place for a veggie garden at our new place without "sharing" with the deer, so containers it will be this year. Rolling Eyes  

You will absolutely love the tabletop bed. It takes gardening to a whole new level. The best part is that you can garden with both hands. No more leaning over and supporting yourself with one arm, while trying to do everything with the other one. Rolling Eyes
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Post  sanderson on 3/4/2019, 3:25 am

@nrstooge wrote:Remember I was gardening in containers on my apartment patio?  Well, I found someone who will build me a table top 4x4 bed Very Happy  I'm so excited!  I will still have cherry tomatoes in the larger pots but this is so fun!  Can't wait to return to SFG
I love my table top beds. They are only 2' tall but the perfect height for tending and harvesting. As Countrynaturals stated "It takes gardening to a whole new level." Literally as well as figuratively.

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Post  OhioGardener on 3/4/2019, 7:38 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Wow, the weather has really been wild!  Wind, snow, windy, briefly warmish, snow. Repeat!  Gonna get real cold and wintry again in the near future, but spring will come, indeed.

It was 7°F this morning here in the SW corner of Ohio, with a projected high of 20°F today and tomorrow. March definitely came in like the Lion! Doesen't seem much like Spring, but it should be settling down soon.  At least I hope so, I have a lot of gardening and yard work to do.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/7/2019, 5:08 pm

Me, too, OG...I got my notes out from last year; I am only a few days off of last year as far as getting things started.  I had a big set-back last year when I made a huge mistake and had to start over when I forgot to put the clear lid back on my sprouts!  Whoopsie:roll:


Lol, my original note said I have “voltage” issues with my spinach, instead of boltage, that;s funny!
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Post  OhioGardener on 3/7/2019, 5:20 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Lol, my original note said I have “voltage” issues with my spinach, instead of boltage, that;s funny!

funny post 

But then, Spinach does give one quite a charge!  Smile
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Post  CapeCoddess on 3/8/2019, 2:45 pm

@OhioGardener wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote:Lol, my original note said I have “voltage” issues with my spinach, instead of boltage, that;s funny!

funny post 

But then, Spinach does give one quite a charge!  Smile
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Post  RJARPCGP on 3/8/2019, 8:02 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Wow, the weather has really been wild!  Wind, snow, windy, briefly warmish, snow. Repeat! 

Sounds just like what the northeast U.S. had in March, 2007 (except not as much the wind in southeast Windsor county, Vermont)
IIRC, even after the first week, in March, 2007,  I remember the temp going to the 60s, then within a few days, only 32 F or the like with snow. pale

March, 2009 started off similarly cold! (zeroes at night or almost down to the zeroes!)
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/9/2019, 1:51 pm

I don’t know, but seems like the weather really is changing...noticeably so in a fairly short time frame.  

Today seasonable, 40-ish.  Windy.  Gonna read my notes and get some seeds going in the basement!   study
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Post  sanderson on 3/10/2019, 1:51 am

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@Scorpio Rising wrote:Lol, my original note said I have “voltage” issues with my spinach, instead of boltage, that;s funny!

funny post 

But then, Spinach does give one quite a charge!  Smile
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Post  OhioGardener on 3/11/2019, 9:15 am

Feels like Spring here in SW Ohio - in the 60's, with a promise of the low 70's by the end of the week. Time to get out and get some yard work done...   hyper


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Post  countrynaturals on 3/11/2019, 9:52 am

@OhioGardener wrote:Feels like Spring here in SW Ohio - in the 60's, with a promise of the low 70's by the end of the week. Time to get out and get some yard work done...   hyper


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/11/2019, 6:31 pm

Yay!  Spring is a coming!!!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/11/2019, 7:29 pm

Baby Bok Choi is up!  Lights on!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/13/2019, 10:02 pm

OK, so some of my more vibrant lettuces are up.  I am planning to get peas in this weekend.  Sugar snaps and for the first time, English peas .  I love peas...also plan to get onion starts in ( haven;t found them yet?)

Also will get seeds in for basil.  And dill.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/16/2019, 11:55 am

Seedlings are up, some of them!  

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Also today filled my starter up with 2 Ping Tung eggplants, basil (4), dill (2), marigolds Cottage Red and Nasturtium Meastro mix, 2 each.
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Post  nrstooge on 3/16/2019, 4:31 pm

I started seeds today. Tomatoes, basil, catnip, parsley, kale, swiss chard and lettuce.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/17/2019, 4:34 pm

@nrstooge wrote:I started seeds today. Tomatoes, basil, catnip, parsley, kale, swiss chard and lettuce.
Nice!!!  I don’t have room at this moment for my maters, but next weekend, I should be able to up-pot the peppers...

Excited!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/18/2019, 8:55 pm

Freshness of seeds is a big deal;   So I have my little seed starting thing going on in my basement...my older, favorite seeds are obviously suffering due to elderliness!  Dang it!!
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Post  OhioGardener on 3/18/2019, 9:04 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote: suffering due to elderliness!

That is a condition I can relate to!  Shocked
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/20/2019, 6:16 pm

@OhioGardener wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote: suffering due to elderliness!

That is a condition I can relate to!  Shocked
I get ya!!!   Very Happy
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/21/2019, 8:54 pm

OK, little rant; some seeds starting in basement on heating pad and lights, T8s.
Rant:
Went 45 miles to Home Depot today to get my coveted Red Cottage marigolds.

NOPE.  

Drove home and ordered them online for $8 with s&h....but I love them.  You can bet I will be saving seeds....


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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/24/2019, 3:15 pm

First weekend nice day here!  Just cleaned out the 4x4, planted sugar snap peas, Green Arrow regular peas, spinach, mache, and radishes.  

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Post  OhioGardener on 3/24/2019, 4:27 pm

Another beautiful spring day here in SW Ohio!  Planted some radishes & spinach in one raised bed, and started some tomato & basil seeds indoors.  Spread four 6f3 wheelbarrow loads of coffee ground on the flower beds - been collecting and saving the Starbucks coffee grounds all winter, and now the drums are empty again.
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