Vegetables and Fruit forum→First planting (cold season veggies), questions

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Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
SimpleGardening
May 13, 2020 2:30 PM CST
Hi everyone,
My partner and I finished our first planting! Yay! We planted our cold season veggies.
Some questions that came up during the process:
Ways to support peas?
Recommendations of watering frequency for new plants?
Do onion bulbs just get bigger or do they multiply?
And a few other questions as well.
We are documenting our new gardening adventure on YouTube, please check out the full video and let us know your ideas for our questions. Thank you!
https://youtu.be/KwfiAvrYS2E
Name: Doug
Austin TX HZ10, better than (Zone 8b)
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DougL
May 13, 2020 2:49 PM CST
Duh, you planted your cold season veggies in May? In Denver, your last frost is around the first week of May. Onions and peas should have gone in two months ago. They'll do OK, but you need to be thinking summer veggies.
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
SimpleGardening
May 13, 2020 2:55 PM CST
DougL said:Duh, you planted your cold season veggies in May? In Denver, your last frost is around the first week of May. Onions and peas should have gone in two months ago. They'll do OK, but you need to be thinking summer veggies.


Yeah, lol, we are definitely getting a late start (as we found out from comments we got from previous videos)! Oh well, we are learning!
We are planting the warm season ones this week.
Thanks for the comment!
Name: Doug
Austin TX HZ10, better than (Zone 8b)
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DougL
May 13, 2020 5:26 PM CST
Good to hear. Yes, first plantings can be a trial by fire.

To water the plants you could just "read" them, where the plants will start to wilt subtly when they're thirsty. You look at them enough, and it will be obvious. That's the best way. You could also stick your finger in the soil, and ideally find it moist an inch or two down. Don't go by frequency. The frequency depends on temperature, humidity, sunlight, and even soil structure.

Onions multiply? Nope, one plant makes one bulb. Be aware that the bulbs don't even start to form until the last month or so before harvest. So don't gaze longingly at the plants, hoping to see little bulbs getting bigger and bigger throughout the lifetime of the plant. They don't do that.

Support peas? Peas have tentacles that will want to grab onto things. They climb. Give them things to grab onto. Sticks, strings, netting, mesh.
Denver, Colorado (Zone 5b)
SimpleGardening
May 13, 2020 6:31 PM CST
DougL said:Good to hear. Yes, first plantings can be a trial by fire.

To water the plants you could just "read" them, where the plants will start to wilt subtly when they're thirsty. You look at them enough, and it will be obvious. That's the best way. You could also stick your finger in the soil, and ideally find it moist an inch or two down. Don't go by frequency. The frequency depends on temperature, humidity, sunlight, and even soil structure.

Onions multiply? Nope, one plant makes one bulb. Be aware that the bulbs don't even start to form until the last month or so before harvest. So don't gaze longingly at the plants, hoping to see little bulbs getting bigger and bigger throughout the lifetime of the plant. They don't do that.

Support peas? Peas have tentacles that will want to grab onto things. They climb. Give them things to grab onto. Sticks, strings, netting, mesh.


Great! Thank you @DougL !
Very much appreciated!

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