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Re: Anyone else getting ready to start this years veggie plants?
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2021, 07:49:53 AM »
Potted my red bells this morning. 8)

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« Reply #61 on: April 06, 2021, 07:40:52 AM »
I figured out what the trouble was with the tomatoes. Those paper pots, they restrict roots if you transplant and leave those on them. Take them off before transplanting. I always thought they would soften up and break down enough for roots to get through. I took my repots and removed those as I found the roots where not penetrating those and the pots wick moisture away so the roots aren't going into dry paper. The peat pellets work fine, they've even used them on millions of tree seedlings, more like billions. You will see rapid root growth through the side walls of those when you have the trays lidded and it is humid in there. ;)
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« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2021, 11:15:23 AM »
My seedlings are starting to leaf out. This year I started later because my plants are usually too big when they get planted in the last week of may. Having everything in a grow tent in the basement really makes it easy to care for and keeps the mess out of the house. Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants off to a good start. Just cranked the light up to 100% so they should take off now.


 

 

 

 
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« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2021, 03:08:48 PM »
@thecfarm  Peppers are on the way. Be picking bells in June.  ;D

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« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2021, 05:17:42 PM »
Smart boy you are, you are!!! Those peppers look better than great
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« Reply #65 on: April 23, 2021, 10:05:11 AM »
Those are nice peppers. I have not had luck starting them early to get peppers sooner. The ones I plant need 60 deg nights to keep the peppers on the plants and we don't see them till June.

My tomatoes were overcrowded in the tent and stinking up my shop so I set up a second tent with a carbon filter to spread them out some and absorb the smell. Hopefully they have enough room now.


 
Hopefully this will clear the air in this 2 x 4 tent with a 2000w light.


 
This is the original tent and now I can lower the light and crank it up to get my peppers and eggplant going. About 4 weeks till they go outside and start hardening off. Those bare cups are parsley and it takes a long time to get going.



Here is a link about setting the grow tent up 
 
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« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2021, 08:42:29 AM »
We had a record late accumulating snow Wed and a hard freeze Thursday. 10-14 day outlook puts us into the "safe zone" for frost so I set out my tomato plants this morning. 100% chance of rain today with highs in the 80s forecast for Tuesday. I have had my black plastic out for 2 weeks so I think the plants will take off. Mothers Day and KY Derby next weekend usually puts us into spring/summer vs winter/spring. Mowing twice a week already. More than ready for garden goodies!

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« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2021, 06:27:49 AM »
I don't plant starts until the middle of June here. I still have to start some more tomatoes next month for June planting. My early ones are flowering now and 4' tall. March is way too early for maters, make mental note. :D

Next spring I'm going to use this grow tent. ;D

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« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2021, 09:08:04 AM »
I was only going to set half my tomato plants but when I saw how rootbound they were in the container I planted them all. 

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« Reply #69 on: April 26, 2021, 04:35:26 AM »
I'm going to start some new tomatoes the first weekend in May, these ones where getting too out of hand. Photo back in reply #60 is just the right size, not 4 feet tall. :D
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« Reply #70 on: May 12, 2021, 01:07:53 PM »
@thecfarm  Red bells coming on. ;D





Never had Bells in May before. :D
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« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2021, 06:39:30 PM »
That's the way to have 'em!!!
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« Reply #72 on: May 15, 2021, 11:23:05 PM »
Plants are finally outside hardening off. Sweet potatoes are in and the Orioles are finally back


 


 


Eating lettuce, spinach, Bok Choy, radishes, and kale from the salad beds. Garlic, onions, shallots, carrots, beets, swiss chard, and peas doing well. Asparagus and rhubarb going crazy. Life is back in the garden.
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« Reply #73 on: May 16, 2021, 05:19:31 AM »
Poked in some more mater seeds for Scotian and Big Beef, they won't go out for 4 weeks, so they should be 16" by then or better. Planted another variety of bell pepper to try also, suppose to be 'sweet' and high yield.
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« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2021, 03:13:58 PM »
Didn't take long for the second batch of tomato seed to germinate under the lights. 8)
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« Reply #75 on: May 24, 2021, 07:28:51 PM »
Well it's all in. Made a walk around video to test a new wireless microphone today so it not the best. Have to get the settings right and move the mic next time but it is very clear up to 600 ft from the camera.

First cool day in 2 weeks and haven't had any rain in a couple weeks so lots of watering.
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« Reply #76 on: May 25, 2021, 10:36:09 AM »
Someday when i am as old and dull as you guys i will have a hydro grow lab full of garden seedlings. 

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Just kidding, im envious.  


This is the latest ive ever waited to plant and im hoping it pays off.  Our growing season is so long and ive been so busy i figured whats the rush.  Im not putting in a ton of effort this year.  If it takes it takes and if not i dont care. 

I think i have waited out the early flea beetle onslaught, and last year during june bug mating i went on once or twice daily jungle raids to spot spray the little humpers with sevin squirts wherever they were meeting up, which was mostly the blackberry thickets.  Yuge difference in the subteranean white grub prevalence this year.  Im hoping to liquidate their forces after a few subsequent seasons of guerilla warfare.   Keeps the sevin out of my food atleast. 
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« Reply #77 on: May 26, 2021, 12:21:48 PM »
Tater Time :) 8) 8)



 

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« Reply #78 on: May 26, 2021, 03:10:27 PM »
Transplanted my new mater sets into bigger dishes. Planted 8 cuke seeds for setting out to be ready ahead of those sewn in the garden. Cukes I use for seed will mature in 45 days, grow 10-12" long. Burpless and English style. I had some cukes like zucchini size last summer. :D
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« Reply #79 on: May 26, 2021, 04:59:34 PM »
I have a craving  for potato salad now. Those  fresh dug ones are so sweet. 

Swamp Donkey we switched from the English cukes to Soyo Long Cukes. They are more bug resistant in our area.

Mike someday you will be old and empty nest. That's when there's plenty of time for hobbies that bore young kids. FLEA BEETLES are the only enemy I can't beat naturally. Tried  neem and it worked  for a while then it was like they developed a taste  for it and it became  salad dressing for them. Tried  Captain Jack's that worked a couple  weeks then they started liking  it. I think all the chemicals  the big farms around us use is creating  super bugs.
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