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Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Apr 8, 2013 1:10 PM CST
Just in from planting the first batch of peas. I put them in the raised flower bed behind the house. I got Little Marvels, so they are in the middle of the bed in front of the Japanese spirea, the phlox and one clematis. They will hold down the mid level of the bed. Usually, I try to plant on Good Friday, or as near as possible, but there having been a foot of snow on the ground, I decided to wait. We are having some lovely weather, with rain on the way, mostly warming temperatures and all but the biggest piles of snow gone.

Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 8, 2013 4:17 PM CST
I think everyone is a bit behind on planting peas. I just got my second planting done last week and I'm in GA, so you should be fine. Glad the warmer weather is finally coming though!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Apr 8, 2013 4:44 PM CST
The spring was too cold everywhere. But I think this is an excellent time to plang peas. Mine that are in pots have sprouted.

I am thinking about my beans, cucumbers and tomatoes that I will plant later when it gets warmer. Never did start any of the tomato seeds I have so I will be buying plants as usual.

When I am at the nursery buying them I think I will look at eggplant as I never planted it before. Maybe summer squash also. We will see. I love growing veggies in the summer.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 8, 2013 4:53 PM CST
tomato seeds keep a long time, you can try again next year. Eggplant is pretty easy except here the flea beetles love it so I have to cover it until it blossoms. I don't eat it but it sells well at market. Big Grin

Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Apr 9, 2013 7:52 PM CST
I was just thinking this weekend that I need to get my peas planted (but it hasn't happened yet Crying ). Need to get the potatoes going too......

So busy this time of year, but glad to have all of my seedlings started.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 29, 2013 8:15 AM CST
Linda,

Did you get peas or potatoes in ? With all this rain much of my stuff just washed away or drowned Angry
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
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Kathleen
Apr 29, 2013 8:58 AM CST
I got some more peas in the actual vegetable beds (not linda, but thought I'd comment) and my husband said he wants to plant potatoes, but doesn't have a spot ready for them. I'll leave that to him. The peas that I planted earlier in the month are up, after having been snowed on at least 3 times. I hope we're done with that until winter now.

Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Apr 29, 2013 4:06 PM CST
You know snow is a four letter word Sticking tongue out
at least to us gardeners Smiling

I too hope for some warmer weather and a bit less rain. We broke a record for April rain here.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 29, 2013 5:27 PM CST
The first peas I presprouted in soil blocks have their first blossom. But the germination was so poor and then they just sat there for the longest time. We may get a meal or two out of what finally did grow. then I planted Dwarf Greys and they came up very well and are doing good. Then I finished the row with more Dwarfs and some Oregon Giants and Super Sweets. Oregon Giants had terrible germination as did the Super Sweets. But I planted Super Sweets last year and had the same problem. I have never had Oregon Giants but I think I'll just stick to the Dwarf Greys from now on since they can be eaten as pods or full grown peas.

Strawberries should be ready by end of the week. Went to Wal-Mart and got some Whirlygigs to try and keep the birds away. They are pecking at every berry that shows any sign of red. Thumbs down

Beans are doing okay. I plant three colors, bush, green, yellow and purple. Greens didn't germinate so well so I'll have to replant some. Oh, and we planted Golden Yukons. They were very slow to germinate and not very many. It's late but I'm going to plant more if I can find any seed potatoes.

Two broccoli have little quarter size heads so far. By this time last year I was harvesting. Loosehead lettuce is about ready, as is Romaine. We've been harvesting leaf for a couple of weeks. Carrots, beets, radishes and turnips are doing fine. We've gotten rain and were doing some watering. I will be out of town for four days so I'm trying to get everything in before I leave. Peppers are really small though. They may have to wait and just have someone water while we're gone. We got the tomatoes in just before the rain and they are looking great!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Apr 29, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Arlene, I am still amazed at all you grow.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 29, 2013 5:46 PM CST
When I get back from Mi. I will take some pictures. It's actually starting to look like a garden now. I would like to get my cucumbers planted before I go. We grow them vertically so I have to get the fence up first. I'd like to get my peppers in as well. They plowed under the clover and rye but that area still needs rototilling then marking off rows and raking before I can plant so I don't see that happening.

I spent today trying to clean out the greenhouse and get ready to take all my seedling over to my son's (where the farm is) so they can water while I'm gone. what a pain but hey, if I want them to water, it's what I have to do. And I have way too many seedlings in small pots yet that would dry out in a day if they don't get watered. That's a lot of hours I don't feel like just throwing away. I have been trying to pot up a lot. Some are growing so slowly they are not ready to sell so I have to nursery them for awhile more. I may actually hold some until fall so they will really be a nice size and fall is a better time to plant perennials. And of course I have way more than I can plant in our beds/garden. Problem for me is we don't have neighbors/friends down here for me to give them to. Not a lot of people in our neighborhood doing gardening and we don't really know a lot of people yet. So I'll probably have pots all over the yard all summer long! Hilarious! Hilarious!



Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Apr 29, 2013 5:48 PM CST
Hilarious! Thumbs up
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Apr 29, 2013 6:46 PM CST
>> snow is a four letter word

At least my four-year-old bamboo didn't mind being squashed flat by a wet-snow-flurry.
I went right out and brushed the snow off, and it went "SPROING" .

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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Apr 29, 2013 7:33 PM CST
I still did not get my potatoes or peas planted. Finally a break in the weather this week, so it is on my agenda Big Grin
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 29, 2013 7:38 PM CST
Peas groing really well here. Never have grown potatoes.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 29, 2013 7:46 PM CST
I am going to put dwarf grey on my list to try , sounds like a good variety.
Wish I could get to MY garden , currently doing a front yard makeover for the Designer show home , and because of the weather I have only have 4 days to get it finished.
One of those projects I should have said NO to.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 29, 2013 8:45 PM CST
Linda: I'm thinking you still have time to plant peas and potatoes? I push the seasons BOTH directions! Hilarious! Hilarious! I'm actually going to plant lettuce inbetween my rows of tomatoes hoping the tomatoes will shade it a bit and I can get lettuce a couple of weeks longer. I think it's too late for me to plant more cilantro though...

Cinda: Just think, in four days you WILL be able to get to your garden!

Talked to DH tonight and we're going to try to both work at rototilling the pepper area since it's a fairly large area (for melons and winter squash as well). Even if we don't finish until Wed., I will still have time to plant the peppers before I leave town. And it's supposed to rain again so that would work out well. I'll put a soaker hose on just in case and ask someone to turn it on and off. Much easier than having to stand there and water. And as tired as I was, we got some things loaded so we'll take one truckload over tomorrow after all. Yay! Gotta hit the sack now, milking the goat in the morning so I have to get up early!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
May 4, 2013 6:55 AM CST
I am free
planted some herbs , and potatoes this morning
hope it is not too late for onions Confused
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 4, 2013 10:04 AM CST
Do you do your onions from seed or from sets? I always do mine from sets, never tried onion seed although I do have some.
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
May 4, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Potatoes are finally planted, but I'm thinking it might be too late for peas.

I grow my onions and leeks from seeds....it's great because I can start them in January when I'm anxious to start planting, but it's too early for anything else. At least the leeks and onions don't mind some cooler weather if I have to get them out earlier.

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