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Post  Melvin 5/31/2011, 8:51 am

May 31 2011 we was greeted with a white covering on all the roofs this morning. The mountains that surround us have new snow and the bird bath is frozen. The only thing up in the Raised Garden Beds is radishes and turnips the Beds where planted May 22.

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Post  walshevak 5/31/2011, 9:40 am

I can see why your beds are wrapped up. Here's to a bit warmer weather for you. bottoms up

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How does one edit the message?

It should say When is Safe to Plant in Montana
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Post  genes 5/31/2011, 9:47 am

What are you growing during your short season?
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Post  Melvin 5/31/2011, 9:55 am

genes wrote:What are you growing during your short season?

That is the reason for the hoops to extend the season because we can get a frost by Sept.

We have carrots, beets, spinach, beans, lettuce, turnips, mostly root crops.

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Post  Barkie 5/31/2011, 11:25 am

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genes wrote:What are you growing during your short season?

That is the reason for the hoops to extend the season because we can get a frost by Sept.

We have carrots, beets, spinach, beans, lettuce, turnips, mostly root crops.


Goodness, and there was me thinking I had a short season. I hope the fabulous view makes up for having to defrost your birdbath.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/31/2011, 11:35 am

I saw a neat video on youtube about extending the season. I can't find it right now, but will keep looking.

The hoops are an obvious must up there. But, rope lights and some thermal mass may help a little, too.

Bottom line, though, is to get your fall crops loaded up in late summer when they grow well. That way you have a lot to stagger a harvest with as the cold weather slows everything down. Once harvested, it just won't recover well. But, you already know that I'm sure.

Happy Gardening!
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Post  boog1 5/31/2011, 1:46 pm

when i was stationed in great falls one of the civilans working on base told me "we have 4 seasons here spring-june summer-july fall-augest winter-sept-may so i feel for yas.


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Post  Melvin 5/31/2011, 2:26 pm

Or the other favorite is we have two season Winter and Road construction. If you have every tried traveling around Montana.

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Post  Melvin 5/31/2011, 2:32 pm

Now that the morning frost is gone I raised the curtains up from each side first time since planting on May 22.
Got few things coming up gave them all good soaking will the sun is shining.

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Post  HPartin 5/31/2011, 2:49 pm

Your stone/cement beds are beautiful. They look like they'll be there for a while. Very Happy

I am envious of cooler weather while we are having a record-breaking string of 90 degree days.

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