May - fruit and veggie general chat

Discussion in 'Gardening and Agriculture' started by *Andi, May 1, 2011.

  1. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    Whoa ... time flies when you are having fun.

    Hello May!

    Happy Gardens. :flower:
     
  2. UncleJoe

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    Didn't realize the veggie chat was going to be broke down into each month. That should be easier to follow.

    Potatoes are finally up. Only a month late. :rolleyes:

    Flats of beans, cukes and tomatoes still waiting for me to get the ground tilled. :cry:
     

  3. lhalfcent

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    up here in MN it has been too wet and cold!!! May 1st and highs only in the low 50's at best. All my seedlings in peat pots are just about ready to plant and the ground is way too wet. sigh
    I am seriously considering making a greenhouse of some kind in the backyard cuz methinks our summer is gonna be a cool one this year. grrrr
     
  4. IrritatedWithUS

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    It's our first 72-degree day. Guess what I'm doing?

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    I'm starting to ammend the garden. Put 3 huge piles of manure and roto-tilled that area. The apple and pear trees are blossoming and I have some rhubarb going.
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    Got my organic brandywine tomato starts
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    These are my organic zucchini starts.
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    And the snap peas!

    I'll be planting these into the ground within days and getting more starts. I believe the weather will FINALLY COOPERATE!
     
  5. catsraven

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    We had a hale storm early this morning. The garden came through well. Thank the garden gnomes. :D
    The only problem, its cold. Well cold for here. I hope it dose not get to cold. Other wise, Ill have to start over. And that will just make me MAD.
     
  6. IrritatedWithUS

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    Ah, we had hail storms 3 days ago! :gaah:

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    Just got finished planting the pole beans

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    And messed around with my strawberries. I have blooms! :congrat:
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  7. BuggingIn

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    A friend from work brought me the steps from his old deck - 4' long 2x10's, 10 of them. That will give me ends for 5 more raised beds. :2thumb:

    Stopped at Lowe's today and picked up a couple more shop lights - my tomatoes are outgrowing their baker's rack and I have a metal and glass shelf unit with more room for them to grow - needed lights for it. Tomorrow's projects need to include getting those shelves set up and repotting tomatoes, and, if it doesn't rain, actually planting a few things in the garden. Going to plant out a few of the tomatoes in hopes that we won't get more frost...need to cut the bottoms out of a few 5 gallon buckets so I can use them as tomato cloches, and need to find my wall-o-waters for 3 tomatoes (that's all have of those).

    Something seems to have eaten the broccoli and kohlrabi seedlings I planted out a few weeks ago. I will have to look again in better light tomorrow to be sure - it was nearly full dark when I went looking for them tonight.
     
  8. Clarice

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    Well guys, it took us a while, but the last of the garden is planted. Praise the Lord. We worked so hard this past weekend I hurt in places I didn't know I had. We also were able to get 400 bricks for free to do the floor in our greenhouse. I am so excited.
     
  9. UncleJoe

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    Got flowers on the strawberries. Maybe spring WILL make an appearance this year. :flower:

    Oh yea. I've been meaning to ask. To those of you that grow asparagus, how long can it be cut until it's time to let it grow out? This is the third year of our bed and I've been cutting it off now for about 2 weeks. So how long can I keep taking it?
     
  10. worldengineer

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    Ended up getting more squash in the ground today. Ate my first radish from the garden. Wasn't expecting the kick it had. First time planting them and for some odd reason I had the notion that they would be like turnips. Guess who was wrong. :)

    Moved other plants around. Spaced out some. Been waiting on rain all day but never got any. Also cleared out around the pear trees to try and let more sun light through the canopy. Got lots of trees but they grow straight up and it takes lots of limb training.
     
  11. *Andi

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    Yea, some of them can have a little kick. :) I try and pull mine when they are small, to keep the kick, less :eek: ;)
     
  12. stayingthegame

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    garen of the south

    I have only a small garden. three Roma tom that are loaded :2thumb: about 30+ per bush. Two heirlooms that have about 50 total. lost my green beans :dunno: I am picking squash already. have finished with asparagus will let it grow for this year. cucs are growing. getting the canner and jars ready :2thumb: :beercheer: been picking my herbs.
     
  13. worldengineer

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    I thought it was small :p.

    I've always loved the climate down South. So much more growing time. Sounds like the tomatoes are doing well. Gonna be a a while longer before anything up here gets going.
     
  14. gypsysue

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    Grrrr....it's still dropping into the 20s at night up here! But stuff is coming up around the garden, things like rhubarb, bunching onions, garlic, strawberries, and asparagus. I got antsy and planted some potatoes, but if they actually come up, I'll have to cover them at night.

    Lucky you, all you people farther south! :D I've enjoyed reading this thread and hearing about what you all have planted, and even WorldEngineer eating a radish already!
     
  15. worldengineer

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    4 more radishes came out, these were quite a bit bigger than the last. Time to plant more of 'em. I don't believe the transplanted blueberries are going to make it. They were wilted when they went in the ground. My lack of brains made me forget they were in the truck.
     
  16. *Andi

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    worldengineer - I've done that before ... :eek: but give them a little more time. They may come around.

    Oh and how were the larger radishes. :D

    My radishes (seeds) will go in the gound come fall along with the carrots. They just do better in the fall for me. :dunno:
     
  17. worldengineer

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    Much better with a salad.... I have a couple plants that I am using to save seeds from the pods. Gonna end up sowing more radish seed.

    Turnips are my fall go to crop. Deer like 'em, and so do I.
     
  18. BuggingIn

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    I've built 4 more good sized raised beds and planted 2 of them to potatoes, with russets and assorted fingerlings going in the other 2 tomorrow, I hope. Finally got the peas, some carrots, and the red potatoes planted in other beds a couple days ago and I took a chance on planting the first dozen tomatoes today. They are heavily mulched and I'm going out to throw a sheet over them in a bit. My other tomatoes got a first day of hardening off today, and did pretty well. I have figured out that as many raised beds as I have, I need a whole lot more!
     
  19. Jimmy24

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    94 yesterday....Okra is about 4 inches tall now. Have Jalapeños ready for picking in another week or so. Already eating yellow squash and fried green tomatoes!!! Corn in 3 weeks. Watermelons about pea sized...tried of green beans already. Butter beans and peas in another 3 weeks or so...

    But at a high cost of watering....no rain in 4 weeks now. Getting dangerous dry. Used up last of rainwater storage 2 weeks ago. Pumping now.

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  20. *Andi

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    Cool weather crops coming in ... :D

    Got the second cutting of broccoli, onion and lettuce :2thumb: (wilted lettuce salad.)

    Have the first small green maters ... Now if the sun would shine a little. lol