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Post  madnicmom on 2/1/2012, 9:19 pm

Wow! this weather, What can we say? AWESOME! I went out and cleaned up the beds, turned the compost pile, went to Menards and purchased the rest of the materials to finish the other hoop house. I will finish it up tomorrow during this 50 degree weather.

I purchased a seed mat 48x20, took it to dad to start our tomato and pepper plants later. I have finally rubbed off on him and he build a seed starting station with 2-4ft shop lights.

Anyone starting plants this month? Folks in the lower portion of this region- its warmer down there, What are you doing?

So chime in here! Tell us what your up to with your garden?

Menards has their seeds display up , Burpee seeds are 40% off!


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Post  nancy on 2/1/2012, 9:34 pm

Saturday I bought some soiless seed starter and started 6 broccoli seeds. All 6 have sprouted! And the peas go in on Valentine's Day.

Unfortunately this mild winter was all of my tulips and daffodils coming up. The daffs even have buds! They are so confused! Oy!
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Post  Red-Leg on 2/2/2012, 11:21 am

I got my seed station built last weekend and hope to get some seeds in vermiculite this weekend. I can't help but think we're going to see a crazy bout of cold weather before this thing is said and done.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/2/2012, 4:44 pm

today, is payday. i woke up and decided I couldn't let the wire fencing go to waste besides keeping Kane in the yard. I'm restricted due to the clothesline (it was put up before I realized where the property line was. ) It's my 6in x 23.5ft garden for peas, then maybe some lima beans later this summer. Tomorrow, I'll take the 2 garbage cans full of MM to fill it after I put weed block down and line the fence with some plastic due to the neighbor has a dog and I don't want P on my peas

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Post  madnicmom on 2/3/2012, 7:13 pm

second hoop house - done

new bed- leveled and filled,

Nancy, I'm following your lead with the peas. I planted St. Patty's day last year and didn't get NADA!
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/3/2012, 7:35 pm

Did you get your box filled and ready for your peas? Curious how it turned out. Very Happy

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Post  madnicmom on 2/3/2012, 9:02 pm

Yes it is! I just leveled it where it was in the pic and filled it with MM that I had in 2 spare garbage cans.
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Post  nancy on 2/3/2012, 9:27 pm

I didn't get peas last year, either! Stupid rain!

All of my broccolis have sprouted - and surprise! There are 7 of them, not 6. I'm really excited! I hope I can keep them alive.

I stopped at the garden on my way home tonite. There is a lot of work to be done! Weeds to be pulled - both in the beds and around them. All of the beds need topped off. And one of them has come undone in one corner. If I had had my gloves with me, I would have done a bit of work today, but time was short and I wasn't prepared. Ah well - it is still early February.

I can't wait to see more pictures of the new bed! What will you put there besides peas?
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Post  madnicmom on 2/4/2012, 2:12 pm

I know the bed is pretty narrow but I was thinking Lima Beans for mom. She made a request earlier and I didn't know if I could but that was before the new bed appeared.
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Post  Glendale-gardener on 2/4/2012, 5:02 pm

I love the new bed Kim! Is the fence also the trellis for the peas? Where is the plastic going?

A few days ago, I got my onions and some of my annual flowers started. Not a lot, a bunch of coleus for various planters, some cherry black eyed susans and mother of thyme. I think I'll try the valentines day pea date as well and carrots will go in soon after. I'll wait til st patricks day for potatoes.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/5/2012, 8:18 am

Yes, the fence will also serve a dual purpose as a trellis also. The plastic will go on the backside , up against the fence. I'll post a pic when I get it up.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/6/2012, 6:13 pm

Great news! The new neighbors have "officially" moved in and I asked about their dog, Uhh! They have 2 cats! cheers don't know how I got the information mixed up! So, the project is done and ready to plant next week.
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Post  plantoid on 2/6/2012, 7:51 pm

KIM ,
Cats can spray up to about 18 inches high from their rear end as part of their scent marking rituals .

I'd put the plastic in place for a while and see what the moggies do or if they are let out to terrorise the locals.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/10/2012, 4:22 pm

Hey, does anyone know what this white stuff is on the ground? I haven't seen it in over a year and forgot it's name! lol!
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Post  nancy on 2/10/2012, 8:45 pm

it's cold, wet, & slippery but i don't know what it is either lol!
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Post  madnicmom on 2/14/2012, 1:50 pm

Ok, Nancy. Are we still planting today? lol! I was thinking Thursday looks good since it will be 50 degrees.
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Post  nancy on 2/14/2012, 9:04 pm

deal - i'll go get the seeds now. woo hoo!

did you get a valentine from the civic garden center? too sweet!
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Post  madnicmom on 2/15/2012, 1:26 pm

Sad I'm not feeling the love! mailbox was empty!
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Post  nancy on 2/15/2012, 7:08 pm

Uh oh. I thought about a Home Depot run, but was able to find 2 packs downstairs. Tomorrow looks perfect for planting. I up-planted the broccolis tonite.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/15/2012, 8:47 pm

I went to Menards and got some Kale and Kohlrabi seeds. I'm going to plant in the hoop houses also.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/16/2012, 3:34 pm

I forgot to soak the peas this morning so I concentrated on the hoop houses first. Kohlrabli and beets are planted, only 25% of the carrots are planted. The peas are finally in the ground!!!! cheers

Hey, what happened to the 50 degree weather? It didn't feel like it! LOL

GG, What potatoes are you planting on St. Patty's day? I tried planting in May in containers but they only produce 2 small taters.
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Post  nancy on 2/16/2012, 6:49 pm

I didn't soak the peas either, but then, I never do. Here's to the first outdoor planting of the year! cheers
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Post  madnicmom on 2/17/2012, 2:33 pm

Finally finished the second hoop house along side the house. I may have gotten a little ahead of myself with the carrots. Even with the hoop house, that spot is still shaded much of the day (winter axis - in the summer that spot is full sun) , so I doubt the temps will reach 55. I may lose the carrots and have to replant later on.
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Post  madnicmom on 2/24/2012, 1:08 pm

I have PEAS!!!!! cheers
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Post  camprn on 2/24/2012, 5:59 pm

@madnicmom wrote:I have PEAS!!!!! cheers
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