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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 18, 2017 9:42 AM CST
Well, I don't have much compost either. I have to buy it. Some years more than others. This spring not so much but 2 years ago I had it delivered by the truck full and dumped on my driveway. Then the thing was to get it on all the veggie beds which is a big job especially as the main backyard bed in the back is literally up a flight of stairs. No way could I haul the compost up there and spread it. I hired the guys that do my grass cutting to do the work.

Some years simply get some bags and put a small amount out here and there.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 18, 2017 2:18 PM CST
So I planted my zucchini and summer squash seeds today. They are indoors to get a head start so I have plants to put out in 3 weeks.

I had 12 different types so should be over run with summer squashes. And I also planted Arava and Sugar Cube melons.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 19, 2017 9:16 AM CST
You are a busy beaver! I have to transplant my tomatoes, but I want to wait until a warmer day to do it.....My squash seeds will be planted near Memorial Day....we get late frosts here....
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 19, 2017 10:26 AM CST
I try to get some size on my summer squash plants. The bigger the better when planting out so they get good and established before the evil SVB moths arrive.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 20, 2017 7:01 AM CST
Does planting marigolds around the squash help? It seems to here, but we are dealing with cutworm......
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 20, 2017 9:22 AM CST
RobinD said:Does planting marigolds around the squash help? It seems to here, but we are dealing with cutworm......


Doesn't help for SVB moths. They just fly in from wherever and lay their nasty eggs. Those of course tunnel into the vines once they quickly hatch.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 20, 2017 2:53 PM CST
Here are my pepper and tomato seedling trays.





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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 21, 2017 8:24 AM CST
They look awesome! Mine are still very small, but I won't be planting until Memorial Day....will be planting beets, carrots, lettuce next week...and my peas are up....hooray!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 21, 2017 9:32 AM CST
RobinD said:They look awesome! Mine are still very small, but I won't be planting until Memorial Day....will be planting beets, carrots, lettuce next week...and my peas are up....hooray!


I am anxious to get started planting out. I will soon maybe I can start on Monday or Tuesday to get them in ground.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 22, 2017 9:34 AM CST
You are so lucky to be in a warmer climate! You can plant several weeks earlier, & harvest a few weeks later...makes a big difference!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 22, 2017 10:08 AM CST
RobinD said:You are so lucky to be in a warmer climate! You can plant several weeks earlier, & harvest a few weeks later...makes a big difference!


It does make a big difference. Usually I start planting out at the end of April.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 23, 2017 9:12 AM CST
My seedlings are out in the sun. There has not been any sun for a week. So at last they are getting some actual sun instead of just outdoor light.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 23, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Mine are still sitting in the window!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 26, 2017 2:08 PM CST
I have started planting out my tomato seedlings. Since I have so many and since I am a slow planter It takes me lots of time to get them done.

I would be further along but yesterday and day before it rained and I only got afew plants done those days. Got too wet!!
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 27, 2017 9:32 AM CST
My toms are still mini sized! My garden was tilled today, so I can plant out the cold crops tomorrow...toms, not for another 3 weeks or so......
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 27, 2017 9:38 AM CST
I plant early as I have so much to plant!! Going out and plant out tomato seedlings again today.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 28, 2017 7:22 AM CST
Do you have something to cover them with if the temp goes too low? Or are they in pots that you can bring in?
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 28, 2017 8:50 AM CST
RobinD said:Do you have something to cover them with if the temp goes too low? Or are they in pots that you can bring in?


Not in pots. In ground and all over the place. I always plant at the end of April. Except last year when I pushed it terribly and started mid April. That really was too early but all turned out well.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Apr 28, 2017 12:15 PM CST
I planted my cucumber seeds today and also tried basil from seed. We will see what comes up on the basil. As to the cucumbers I always start my own from seed. I should have plenty of plants hopefully!!

Okay. Back to planting out tomato plants. Feels like I will never be finished.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Apr 29, 2017 9:14 AM CST
I planted my carrots, beets, lettuce, & dill yesterday...transplanted my tomatoes from small pots into larger ones.....threw away the smallest plants....one landed in a pile of soil in my herb garden....I looked at it this morning, & it has put its roots down! It can stay as an experiment.....

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