Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
What's doin' in May? Toplef10What's doin' in May? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

What's doin' in May? I22gcj10What's doin' in May? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
What's doin' in May? Toplef10What's doin' in May? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

What's doin' in May? I22gcj10What's doin' in May? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from Howe, TX Zone 8a
by wpsnts Today at 10:33 am

» Hello from Murphy, TX
by wpsnts Today at 10:27 am

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 Today at 8:16 am

» My SFG journey- using hanging clips on cucumber and tomatoes
by has55 Today at 8:06 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by has55 Today at 7:55 am

» Wasabi Radish
by sanderson Today at 12:55 am

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by sanderson Today at 12:53 am

» N&C Midwest — October 2021
by nrstooge Yesterday at 10:23 am

» I want to start over
by Roseinarosecity 10/17/2021, 12:46 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing July to December 2021
by Kelejan 10/16/2021, 6:15 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by Kelejan 10/16/2021, 6:10 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2021, 12:18 pm

» Winter Travel
by OhioGardener 10/13/2021, 8:17 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos 10/10/2021, 11:09 am

» Keeping bees
by Kelejan 10/9/2021, 10:50 am

» worm buying
by OhioGardener 10/8/2021, 8:57 am

» October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by Yardslave 10/7/2021, 5:56 pm

» Hello from West Palm Beach, FL
by OhioGardener 10/6/2021, 6:02 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 10/5/2021, 9:31 pm

» National Kale Day
by OhioGardener 10/5/2021, 9:04 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 10/4/2021, 2:13 pm

» October Avatar: Fall Gardening
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 2:06 pm

» What are these fruits?
by bijan 10/4/2021, 1:53 pm

» Mulching question?
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:46 pm

» Wood Chips-->Pine
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:41 pm

» Dr Higa's Soil Classifications
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:35 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:32 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 10/3/2021, 5:02 pm

» The SFG Journey: The love ballet of cucumber
by has55 10/3/2021, 4:34 pm

» I should have barked (zucchini humor)
by OhioGardener 10/2/2021, 3:11 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What's doin' in May?

+19
Furbalsmom
kjenkins82
FarmerValerie
Ha-v-v
shannon1
Glendale-gardener
walshevak
GlassHen
Goosegirl
middlemamma
Barkie
madnicmom
laurainwinona
MasonGarden
boog1
boffer
Smartchick
ErinAdkins
BackyardBirdGardner
23 posters

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/1/2011, 10:31 pm

May in the Midwest garden.. Hooray, you've made it!! If you haven't cleared your frost date yet, you will this month....or 90% of us will. Spring is here. Sure, there is the irregularity as Old Man Winter retreats north....and this year is an irregularity....but, we are entering the home stretch.

If you are in the south, like me, you have already dropped in your tomoatoes. You have likely planted your annual warm-season flowers like marigolds and impatiens. You are getting worried about whether or not your broccoli and cauliflower will bolt before you get the chance to reap the rewards of 12+ weeks of patience. You are hoping you get a few more harvests from your spinaches and lettuces. You are wondering if your "slow to bolt" crops are going to behave as advertised. You are mentally transitioning to summer thoughts of the pool, air conditioning bills, and hot dogs on the BBQ grill.

If you live in the middle, you are a couple of weeks past your frost date. You are in the heart of your spring season plantings. You may be starting to harvest things if you gambled and got things in early with covers. I hope you enjoy those salads, you've been waiting a long time for them to arrive. You aren't really thinking of summer yet because you are getting the yards tuned up and trees are likely starting to bloom all around you. Grab a beer on a 70F afternoon and enjoy the dogwoods and cherry trees.

If you live up north, though, you are losing winter more and more with every passing day. You guys are still protecting against the patchy frosts...maybe snow flurries, too. But, you are all revved up! If you are a gambler with nature, you may be investigating hoop houses and season extension. Heck, you may be experienced with these things and know exactly what you are doing. Either way, you are getting those cool season veggies going and are probably starting warmer season things indoors. I know snowpack means more to you folks than it does to us down here, so I hope you don't get the spring we are getting with all the rain. You likely can't handle the water. I hope your gardens, and your lives, remain above water.

I will get some pics of my garden up soon. Things are taking off for me. I am getting bean sprouts and the tomatoes and peppers are taking root nicely. My lettuces are exhausted from me harvesting the heck out of them, and so is my spinach. I cleared a square of radishes today, and my peas are all about 2 feet high (I should see something special any day now).

You all have caught me a bit ill-prepared. My rainy season is kicking my (you know), and I am struggling to stay afloat with my lawncare business...moreso than other years because of the number of clients and five consecutive days of rain....we got over 7 inches...along with others east of us. So, bear with me if I don't seem as prepared as I was during early spring and late winter. Things will settle back down in summer and I'll get back to obsessing over SFG and my backyard bird buddies....lol.

Enough about me, though, I am more excited to hear about YOU! I'm from the Show Me State.....so you know what to do!
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/2/2011, 9:17 am

Here are the pictures I promised. It's flipping raining again today, so these are from Friday-ish...

Yes, there was a sunny day last week. You can tell I planted the right side earlier than the left?
What's doin' in May? 5665723232_a80395f805_z

My peas...
What's doin' in May? 5665165793_f359c01e4e_z

My cauliflower and broccoli...getting close
What's doin' in May? 5665170109_969a15b2d3_z

My celery is going strong..
What's doin' in May? 5665729340_cfaac39cb7_z

My mater bed with pepper transplants in the front with a couple more broccoli and the tomatoes in the back. Two back left corner squares have the cucumber seeds in them now.
What's doin' in May? 5665173363_c1309c290b_z

And, my Nantes variety for Carrot Week.....Little Fingers for the "little fingers" that roam my humble abode.
What's doin' in May? 5665726252_0a58a1a64c_z

Now, you go!
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty What's doing in May

Post  ErinAdkins 5/2/2011, 10:16 am

What's doin' in May? Garden90

We are getting tons of rain here in Southwest Ohio too. I am midway between Cincy and Columbus. However I have been able to get most of my first and 2nd plantings done.

In bed one (the closest bed in the picture above) I have Tomato (my starts Very Happy ), cucumber from seed, Jalapeno (my starts), bell pepper (also starts), dill (seed), and chives (starts)

Bed 2 (middle bed) squash, beans, corn, okra, lettuce, cilantro...I couldn't find zucchini seeds so I will have to buy the plants to finish up this bed.

Bed 3..Cantaloupe, watermelon, basil, eggplant, broccoli, carrot, and onion. Sage and Zucchini plants will also be in this bed.

I also have an old galvanized tub with potatoes; a hanging strawberry planter; mint, lavender, and rosemary in containers; and I planted blackberry and raspberry bushes this year.

My goal is to have a mostly edible landscape.

The cups in the picture are covering seelings that the birds or the wayward neighborhood rabbit kept eating.

Now if the rain would stop and temps would stabilize..I would be a very happy gardener. flower
ErinAdkins
ErinAdkins

Female Posts : 20
Join date : 2011-03-08
Age : 41
Location : Greenfield, Oh

http://themisadventuresofanordinaryhousewife.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  Smartchick 5/5/2011, 5:06 pm

Ok, I finally got out and got some pictures taken of my progress so far...

My three 4 x 4 boxes and "auxillary" plantings.
What's doin' in May? Img_3310

Box #1 - Spinach, Mache (corn salad) and Black Seeded Simpson. Waiting for beans and corn in a couple weeks.What's doin' in May? Img_3311

Box #2 - Beets, Peas, Carrots and more spinach. Last beets will go in this weekend and Swiss Chard.
What's doin' in May? Img_3312

Box #3 - Radishes, onions, collard greens, carrots (nantes), and more lettuce. Waiting for cukes and acorn squash.
What's doin' in May? Img_3313

My "hoopty house" as I'm calling it - PVC frame with row cover. Underneath are 3 cabbage, 3 broccoli and 3 cauliflower plants - and not a cabbage worm in sight!
What's doin' in May? Img_3314

New fruit trees planted this year - 2 apple and one sweet cherry. No grid but they are in a raised bed!
What's doin' in May? Img_3316

Blueberries in buckets so I can control the pH. Elliott and Bluecrop.
What's doin' in May? Img_3317

The (in)famous onion grill. 27 onions all growing like gangbusters in their Mels Mix!
What's doin' in May? Img_3410

Potatoes in totes - these are Yukon Gold (all three potates were planted the same day - interesting, huh?
What's doin' in May? Img_3412

Potatoes - Norland Red
What's doin' in May? Img_3414

Potatoes - Kennebec. The last tote will be for sweet potatoes. All planted in Mel's Mix and will be covered with straw.
What's doin' in May? Img_3415

My always willing helpers in the SFG. Very Happy
What's doin' in May? Img_3416
Smartchick
Smartchick

Posts : 105
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : Omaha, NE, Zone 5

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/5/2011, 5:53 pm

Just awesome stuff, you guys.

Smartchick, how come it is every time I look at your avatar out of the corner of my eye, I think I'm looking at little piglets? I have to focus in to recognize the sweet taters....lol.
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  boffer 5/5/2011, 5:58 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:...Smartchick, how come it is every time I look at your avatar out of the corner of my eye, I think I'm looking at little piglets? .....

Me too! And that worries me!
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 68
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/5/2011, 6:03 pm

Something about "warped minds think alike?" Yikes!
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  boog1 5/5/2011, 7:25 pm

more like old age an worn out eyes in boffers case not sure bout bbg What's doin' in May? 262465
boog1
boog1

Male Posts : 260
Join date : 2010-09-01
Age : 64
Location : jackson,mi

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/5/2011, 9:40 pm

Garden is now fully planted. All 64 squares. Here is where everything currently sits...

What's doin' in May? 5691542479_3ddac51a45_b

The 2x8, on bottom, is actually on top and on the north side up against the house. I have two trellises up against the house, too. Tomatoes and cucumbers are intended to climb the trellises. The peppers are hopefully going to get a little slower start than the tomatoes and therefore won't shade the tomatoes as they grow up and up and up.

The 4x12 bed is the main bed. I could have done better with the actual design, but you can see how lettuce-heavy our house is. We love our salads. I am testing two squares of arugula and swiss chard, hoping I incorporate them more for summertime. My family loves radishes so I intend to keep one or two squares going at all times, too. Spinach is fading in production, and it's getting a bit late to plant more. So, I am starting to pull them in favor of bush beans.

In case you are wondering about the dominance of lettuce, I am planting several varieties. Simpson's Elite is my favorite by far. So, I have double the SE over any other variety. But, I am in love with Buttercrunch, too. Buttercrunch is starting to creep into more squares as I plant. I also love Vivian Romaine. Those are the three dominant types. I wish I was having more luck with Red Sails. I have some old seeds and they aren't germinating well. I am using some Salad Bowl, too. But, I just like Simpson's Elite more.

I want to see how this much lettuce takes hold now that I have it in. If I need more, I still have the space as the broccoli and cauliflower get pulled. But, I am wanting to put carrots in there instead.

Now, we just need a touch warmer weather and things will go bananas!
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  MasonGarden 5/5/2011, 10:05 pm

I say it's your garden, so grow what you love and you'll always be happy! Looks great BBG!
okay
MasonGarden
MasonGarden

Female Posts : 284
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Mason, OH

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  laurainwinona 5/7/2011, 12:53 am

I'd love to see your pics, BBG, but for some reason, they don't come through for me.

I've had the frost covers off for a week now, and planted bush beans today. Everything is still growing very slowly. My potatoes got nipped by the frost, but I'm hoping that they will eventually start growing anyway. I'm looking forward to transplanting my tomato, peppers, and cucumber. Waiting for the melons to germinate in the seed trays. Got some inspiration today, and thought of ways to expand next year, taking advantage of every little nook and cranny of my small yard and still leave space for the kids to play.

Never thought I'd enjoy gardening, but I do, in spite of all the frustrations! Smile
laurainwinona
laurainwinona

Female Posts : 86
Join date : 2010-04-26
Age : 52
Location : Southeast MN, USA, zone 4

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  laurainwinona 5/7/2011, 12:54 am

I'm with masongarden...plant what you like!
laurainwinona
laurainwinona

Female Posts : 86
Join date : 2010-04-26
Age : 52
Location : Southeast MN, USA, zone 4

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/7/2011, 2:40 pm

Still can't see them?

If not, my plan is to get an updated set in here soon anyway. I have pea blossoms finally! But, a stinking critter (not the dog) got into the garden last night and destroyed a square or two of freshy planted, unsprouted lettuces. That little bugger! Evil or Very Mad
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  madnicmom 5/10/2011, 12:38 am

Sorry no pics, I'm beat! I mixed and filled 2 (out of the 3 boxes left) - 2x8's today and planted 16 squares with 128 pole beans. Re-potted tomatoes/peppers. peas are not doing well with all this rain. Broccoli/cabbage are hanging in there. Strawberries have blooms everywhere.
madnicmom
madnicmom

Female Posts : 567
Join date : 2011-01-26
Age : 52
Location : zone 6, North of Cincinnati

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  Barkie 5/10/2011, 4:02 am

It started raining so much I'm planning on buying shares in a couple of wellington boot makers. I've more growing than this but here's a couple of pics.

Leeks Musselburgh swimming in a tray and gooseberry Hinnomaki Red in a hoopy

What's doin' in May? Gooseb11


Cut and come again lettuce in pots, the two on the left had a haircut last night


What's doin' in May? 10may210


I'm hoping my second sowing of Oregon snap peas which are ready for transplanting into the box when I get it built this week haven't got too wet. It's the first time I have grown these, my first sowing met with disaster.


Last edited by Barkie on 5/10/2011, 4:09 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : posted same pic twice)
avatar
Barkie

Posts : 306
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Wales, Uk. Last frost May

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/10/2011, 8:47 pm

The first third of May is in the books so to speak. Here is a little upper-dater on the SFG. I ran out to grab some pics today.

The tomaters and peppers are going nicely. However, I am on constant aphid duty with my peppers...

What's doin' in May? 5708439314_24803519a9_z


My celery eagerly awaiting it's first harvest. I am likely to grab some of the outer stems soon. You see some lush greenery in the background. My bigger plants like broccoli, cauliflower, maturing carrots, and my Wall-O-Peas are back there somewhere...lol.

What's doin' in May? 5707872247_451e58b029_z


Some spinach begging for the other squares to catch up and take some of the harvesting heat off them...

What's doin' in May? 5708442460_09d000d724_z


Oops. No peeking. Covered this guy up this afternoon. But, he's looking like a biggun for only being a month or so old. Look out Josh and Boffer. If I have a giant "half-long," does he become a full carrot?

What's doin' in May? 5707875617_3f0e97bfc7_z


Lettuces (salad bowl in front, vivian romaine in middle, and peas in back) and peas...

What's doin' in May? 5708444180_e4c097398a_z


Back by popular demand....Radishes!

What's doin' in May? 5708446112_60e9b681e1_z


And, my pea blossoms are really going nuts now..

What's doin' in May? 5708447534_014c3c400f_z


How 'bout you?
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  middlemamma 5/11/2011, 2:15 am

bounce Can't wait till I have some pics to share.

My peas are only about 5 inches high right now.
middlemamma
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Location : Idaho Panhandle

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  Goosegirl 5/17/2011, 10:16 pm

Well, it looks like some of my strawberries are going to live! Peas, kohlrabi, purple carrots, onions, lettuce, spinach, radishes, and potatoes are in the ground. Tomorrow is supposed to be our last sunny day until the following Thursday, with up to 3 inches of rain possible by the end of the weekend. I leave for a back-packing trip on Friday and won't be back until the rain is almost over. There better be some green showing in those squares when I get back! What's doin' in May? 950477

TC
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 56
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  GlassHen 5/18/2011, 11:18 pm

Our Spring garden is doing well. This is our second year doing a SFG but our first year planting something before our frost date. (Didn't know that was possible...lol).

Our snow peas and sugar snap peas with two little broccoli up front...
What's doin' in May? P1040255

A closer shot of our cute little peas...
What's doin' in May? P1040256

Our overwintered onions...
What's doin' in May? P1040251

white radishes
What's doin' in May? P1040238_whiteRadish

Lettuce in the square on the left and cherry belle radishes
What's doin' in May? P1040237_cherryBelleRadish

Turnips (seven top)
What's doin' in May? P1040235_seventoturnip

Spinach (my "helper" decided to pick one of the spinach already...can you tell which one? lol)
What's doin' in May? P1040268

A little bitty carrot from my nantes Carrot Week square.
What's doin' in May? P1040212


This is our new 3x8 box but it's mainly planted with transplants. In here we have swiss chard, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and 4 different lettuces (buttercrunch, black seedeed simpson, romaine & red leaf) Also in here started from seed are dwarf carrots, spinach, white radish & red kale.

What's doin' in May? P1040262


Last edited by GlassHen on 5/18/2011, 11:24 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added a pic of my nantes)
GlassHen
GlassHen

Posts : 76
Join date : 2011-03-28
Age : 42
Location : Tip of the Thumb of Michigan, Zone 5B

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  boog1 5/21/2011, 11:12 am

well last night i transplanted all the tomato, squash,zuccinni,cucumber transplants plus the goards and 2 of the pepper plants. sadly all of them jus got put in the ground w/o anything added due to the fact i'm on layoff an cant afford the ingreants for the mel's mix. theres allways next year i guess. i'll jus have ta see how things do and take pics as they progress. not much going on in the tabletop a few more carrots have sprouted and the arugula has doubled in size the past week. nothing pickable yet.


boog
boog1
boog1

Male Posts : 260
Join date : 2010-09-01
Age : 64
Location : jackson,mi

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  walshevak 5/21/2011, 11:22 am

@boog1 wrote:well last night i transplanted all the tomato, squash,zuccinni,cucumber transplants plus the goards and 2 of the pepper plants. sadly all of them jus got put in the ground w/o anything added due to the fact i'm on layoff an cant afford the ingreants for the mel's mix. theres allways next year i guess. i'll jus have ta see how things do and take pics as they progress. not much going on in the tabletop a few more carrots have sprouted and the arugula has doubled in size the past week. nothing pickable yet.


boog

Feed and weed em the best you can this summer and when you get called back to work start buying a bit at a time so that when next year comes you will be ready. Gardens grew before mels mix, just not as well or as easy. This will give you something to look forward to. And stay with the forum.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4373
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 78
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/21/2011, 2:06 pm

@boog1 wrote:well last night i transplanted all the tomato, squash,zuccinni,cucumber transplants plus the goards and 2 of the pepper plants. sadly all of them jus got put in the ground w/o anything added due to the fact i'm on layoff an cant afford the ingreants for the mel's mix. theres allways next year i guess. i'll jus have ta see how things do and take pics as they progress. not much going on in the tabletop a few more carrots have sprouted and the arugula has doubled in size the past week. nothing pickable yet.


boog

My question is which are MM beds and which are not? Are all in the ground?

Not a big deal. It just helps me organize my thoughts going forward when we discuss things.
BackyardBirdGardner
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 47
Location : St. Louis, MO

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  boog1 5/21/2011, 5:50 pm

the 2 peppers got put in the tabletop last 2 north end squares everything else is in the ground.
boog1
boog1

Male Posts : 260
Join date : 2010-09-01
Age : 64
Location : jackson,mi

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  MasonGarden 5/21/2011, 9:16 pm

A looooong, but productive day in the garden today! Since I've never gardened before and didn't know a spinach or beet seedling from a weed seeding, I took Camprn's advice (Thanks Camprn!) and waited for everything to get at least two sets of leaves before weeding and thinning out. Great advice! I spent the day pulling out the "bad" stuff out of my six 4x4 boxes, fluffing up the mix in the empty squares, planting more seeds (radishes, lima beans, stringless bush beans, tenderpod bush beans, Jacob's Cattle beans, Yellow Pear tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes, Mike's Wild Cherry tomatoes, Evergreen onions, watermelons, more spinach), and a few more transplants (ancho chili peppers, Cherokee Purple tomato, Beefsteak tomato, and Cherry pepper). I gave everything a little treat of worm castings, hoping my little babies will be happy and pay me back with great healthy growth! alrighta

What's doin' in May? 43549 Whew!! I know that waiting for the plants to grow a bit ended up creating a big weeding job for me, but now I know what to look for in new seedlings new weeds/grasses don't have a chance! I also know that with MM I won't have another big weeding job again - Yea!!! I did notice though that one of my boxes has quite a few ants, but I'll look on the forum to see what to do about that. annoying bug annoying bug annoying bug

I did take a welcome break this afternoon to meet up at a local Panera with Glendale-Gardener and WolfHeart, a couple of other Cincinnati SFG'ers, for a transplant and seed exchange! rock on fun veggie veggie fun I love the camaraderie and spirit of fellow SFG'ers! WolfHeart brought his family along too, and they were very patient with us as we rattled on and on about our plants, our mix, yadda, yadda!

A good days work! Everything in the SFG is looking good! I'm loving this!
What's doin' in May? 274447


Last edited by MasonGarden on 5/21/2011, 9:34 pm; edited 1 time in total
MasonGarden
MasonGarden

Female Posts : 284
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Mason, OH

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  Glendale-gardener 5/21/2011, 9:31 pm

I had a productive couple of days as well. We finally had 2 days in a row without rain and not 50 degrees!! I got most of my seedlings planted into my 3 3x6 beds and a couple of herb pots planted. I have a few more seedlings to put into pots and the pumpkin and melon ladders to put in, but I am feeling great to finally have my office free of plants! (my dh says maybe it will stop smelling like dirt in there now). If this weather holds, I hope to get my last 2 trellises installed tomorrow as well as the rest of my plantings.
Glendale-gardener
Glendale-gardener

Female Posts : 293
Join date : 2011-03-10
Age : 46
Location : Cincinnati Zone 6A

Back to top Go down

What's doin' in May? Empty Re: What's doin' in May?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum