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Offline colorado russ

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2019, 10:58:19 AM »
Elk Noob and Ribo451, check your private messages and let me know if any questions.

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 08:56:53 AM »
Quick update:  All of the lettuce, kale and spinach are up with the second row of spinach just now starting to poke through(planted 2 weeks after first row).


Shallots are doing great and got my first 2 asparagus coming up.


Beets are starting to break through the surface.  Nothing from the carrots yet which I thought should've been showing by now.  Will work on my patience!

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2019, 03:20:43 PM »
Snowed again last night. Wont even think about a garden for at least a month. Just part of living in Colorado.
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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2019, 06:58:45 AM »
I hear ya Rdub - 20 years there and never had a garden worth a crap!  Would have some great tomatoes then late hail storm would destroy.  Eventually gave up.


Since in OK now, gotta make the best with what I've got.  When it's 104 degrees this summer and you're at 85, it'll be a different tune.


Wife said the asparagus were great!

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2019, 08:35:58 AM »
Got my main garden tilled yesterday and will be constructing a hail screen over it this year

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 09:46:54 AM »
It was 21 here this morning and the bottoms was covered in frost. Itll be a couple weeks before I get started.
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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2019, 01:30:13 PM »
Looks good Brad!  I never was quite sure how to build a hail net but still let enough sun shine through.  Anxious to see what you come up with - figure it will be from something a neighbor left on the side of the road like your smoker box from a grill.  Brilliant!


Actually got down below freezing here this weekend too.  May set stuff back a little but sunshine and 70s rest of the week.  Hope my peach tree didn't get too cold.

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2019, 05:10:43 PM »


Russ
Yep. Im going to be thrifty and resourceful!


I came across this nylon athletic netting at a yard sale.
Its 4' wide and has 3/8" openings.


Ill put up some pvc hoops and put an 8' wide covering over them.
I wont need to do this until July

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2019, 08:29:54 PM »
Russ

Im in T-Town on the other part of the state and I normally plant the hot crops around the 15th. Seems like thats always the go-to date in OK to get away from a frost with 99% certainty. Ill probably plant on the 14th. Thanks for starting this thread & love seeing the progress!


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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2019, 06:26:05 AM »
Careful putting out dates Brad - you'll get hail June 30th if putting up in July!  At least that's my luck.


Okieelk, yeah, I'm a little SW of OKC.  Agree on the next crops - have green beans, okra, cucumbers up then tomatoes and peppers to finish out the garden.  Will put some garlic, horseradish and shallots in pots late fall then harvest around June next year.  Be sure to add some pics when you get yours going.  Love to hear/see what others are doing.


Should be getting a few asparagus shoots every day when the weather warms up.

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2019, 01:22:32 PM »
Yep!  Just needed a little sun and here come the asparagus!

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2019, 12:48:38 PM »
Planted garden last week. Added some cucumbers, BlueLake bush Beans(still in container), and asparagus.

Pictures taken this morning


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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2019, 05:52:36 AM »
Looking good Okieelk!  I bought tomatoes and peppers this weekend and will put in the ground this week sometime.  Mixed up some bone meal, blood meal, epsom salt and calcium nitrate to put in each tomato hole to boost and help with blossom rot.  Last year most of my tomatoes had blossom rot on the bottom so trying to prevent it this year.


Having issues sharing files from my phone but will update some pics later this week.  Potatoes are coming up really good as are the beets.  Spinach and lettuce is almost ready to start picking - Mom's garden always beats out the rest of us so hers is ready to start picking!

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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2019, 07:01:59 PM »
Ive never done any amendments for the tomatos, but Ive never had to fit any rot or blight. Were about to get into the wettest month of the year so hopefully the plants get a good drink!


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Re: Garden 2019
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2019, 06:22:06 AM »
The garden got a drink from the fire hose last night and into this morning!

 

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