How Does Your Garden Grow??????

xtsho

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It's starting to trickle in.

A few radishes, some broccoli rabe, and I trimmed the outer leaves off some romaine for salad. It's not much but enough for a salad and some greens to go with dinner tonight. So this years harvest started on May 2nd. I wasn't too impressed with the size of the brocoli raab but after doing a little research I found that it's a smaller early variety that I grew. I wish I had filled my tomato bed with it since I could have harvested before the tomatoes go in the ground. It looks like a good candidate for making kimchi.

 

MICHI-CAN

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It's starting to trickle in.

A few radishes, some broccoli rabe, and I trimmed the outer leaves off some romaine for salad. It's not much but enough for a salad and some greens to go with dinner tonight. So this years harvest started on May 2nd. I wasn't too impressed with the size of the brocoli raab but after doing a little research I found that it's a smaller early variety that I grew. I wish I had filled my tomato bed with it since I could have harvested before the tomatoes go in the ground. It looks like a good candidate for making kimchi.

The fun I could have with a Pacific breeze. Love my lakes. But always lake effect cooling for weeks. I have a yard full of dandelion greens. My organics grew something edible for now. LMAO.

Trying to get the boy garden weaseling holes tomorrow. And local weather drama is stating 30's again. Gotta love it.

Hope you've tried those greens there. We like in stir fry.
 

xtsho

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The fun I could have with a Pacific breeze. Love my lakes. But always lake effect cooling for weeks. I have a yard full of dandelion greens. My organics grew something edible for now. LMAO.

Trying to get the boy garden weaseling holes tomorrow. And local weather drama is stating 30's again. Gotta love it.

Hope you've tried those greens there. We like in stir fry.
I've eaten dandelion greens. They're good. But I try and keep them out of the yard and I wouldn't eat them anyway as I have dogs. If it's growing in the grass it's not getting eaten.
 

MICHI-CAN

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I've eaten dandelion greens. They're good. But I try and keep them out of the yard and I wouldn't eat them anyway as I have dogs. If it's growing in the grass it's not getting eaten.
My dog has an understood invisible fence. Seriously amazed. Will only use the back slider. And will sit on the deck until I return to close gate. Squirrels, rabbits and deer in the front. So I see your point. Humor until you make wine from them. Oh boy. UP fave.
 

injinji

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We've had a couple of nights with lows in the 50's, but mostly in the 60's. Soon will be in the 70's. Not crazy hot though. We've only had one day in the 90's so far. Today's forecast high low is 86/70F.

And although the river is flooding, we are really dry. The flood came from one rain event over a week ago. It rained almost nothing here at the farm, but they had 7-10 inches 25-50 miles north of us.
 

injinji

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I have found potting soil with wood chips in it. My greenhouse buddy always has good stuff that he sells me at cost. But they changed brands and it had wood splinters in it. Can't bitch though. The last truck load we got from him was free. He said the insurance company had paid him for it (from the hurricane). I'm down to 3-4 bags left, and will be making soil mixes, so will need more soon.
 

xtsho

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Bored beyond belief. Can't do much. So I'll be a pain for entertainment.

Update on my starters. 3 more days in 30's at night. Snow and rain are going south of me sadly. Really dry here. But I'm doing what I can. Managed 7 years of providing starters to 2 community gardens. Not failing because my body is. LOL. View attachment 4897084View attachment 4897085View attachment 4897086
Sorry about those cukes. They look sad.

You know when it's warm enough to transplant them sow some seeds directly as well. I bet the direct sown seeds do better than the transplanted cukes. I used to make cucumber starts but found that when the ground is warm enough to plant that direct sown seeds always do better. That's just my experience with cucumbers. They grow really fast from seed though. Plus I don't have the damn room.

I see the pooch is lurking in the background.
 

MICHI-CAN

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Sorry about those cukes. They look sad.

You know when it's warm enough to transplant them sow some seeds directly as well. I bet the direct sown seeds do better than the transplanted cukes. I used to make cucumber starts but found that when the ground is warm enough to plant that direct sown seeds always do better. That's just my experience with cucumbers. They grow really fast from seed though. Plus I don't have the damn room.

I see the pooch is lurking in the background.
They are to be transported. Very few in baskets are for my grow. LOL. And TY. Was the plan. Get to play jenga with my lay out still.
 
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