Originally Posted by junebuggena
It's a bit too late to start kale. If you want to try, plant it in a spot that gets morning sun, and afternoon shade to protect it from getting too much heat. Or wait till August to plant, for a fall crop. It's very frost resistant, so as long as you don't get a hard freeze, you should be able to harvest from the end of September till mid-November. Tomatoes and warm season veggies need to be going in the ground now, to be mature and ready for fruit production come summer.
Warm season veggies- tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, melons, beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn,
Cool season crops- Kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, bok choy, cabbages, spinach, turnips, carrots, radishes, beets, chard
Onions do well in hot or cool weather, but I rarely manage to grow them to harvest. The chooks break into my beds as soon as they start to sprout and eat them all.
Herbs aren't picky about where or when they grow, but many can be very invasive. Mints, oregano, marjoram, lemon balm, and chives are best suited to container planting, otherwise they will take over whatever bed they are planted in.
Originally Posted by bruceha2000
I don't blame them, I don't like thawed strawberries either. Yuck texture, yuck taste. Just my opinion of course.
I believe you are due a partial refund of your dues, you overpaid. Blooie shouldn't get THAT much cuteness
They naturally feel safer from ground predators higher up. I have an 8' roost at 2' high and approximately 27' at 4' high. None of the chickens sleep on the 2' high roost. Not even the broody raised chicks from last June, they went to the 4' high one with the older girls at about 4 weeks.
I would be concerned they could get trapped in that back area, especially with the short gap. You could "turn it" 90 degrees by pushing down the open end and bending up one of the current long sides. Then put the pad on the inside.
Um, not up here in the NE USA junebuggena! You put a tomato in the ground now and all you will have is a dead plant. Peppers, tomatoes and the like, as STARTED PLANTS don't go in the ground until after Memorial Day. Kelsey, if you are planting tomato seeds indoors to grow your own transplants, do it now. Don't bother with peppers, they take SO long to get going it is already too late. You should buy them at the nursery. And with regard to tomato plants, if you buy started ones, do NOT get the biggest one you can find with blossoms already on it. You want a small compact one, not a rangy one. Another thing you can do with tomatoes if you can only get rangy ones, to get a good root system, dig a trench at the depth you want to plant, strip of the lower leaves and plant the roots AND that part of the stem. It will grow roots from the entire buried part.
I also think it is not too late to start kale or other cold weather crops. Heck the ground a couple of inches down is still frozen.
They are sex links, sexable at hatch. If you got a cockerel someone at the hatchery screwed up big time.
Thank you both for all the great info!!!! And to june for the great list of plants!! And nice to hear from bruce, being from here. Although our winter has been real warm I think, maybe warmer than you? But still good info.
I'm really confused now though about the kale, should I or shouldn't I plant it? I don't want to plant it and not be able to harvest it but I also don't want to wait and have the seeds die or not be good. Does that happen? Maybe I could try planting some now and waitinf to plant some?
As for tomatoes, I personally don't really like them but my brother does which is why we tried them the last time. I may buy started plants for that?
The only seeds we actually have right now are the 2 kinds of pumpkins and the kale so really I could plant anything. I'm basically just trying to get an idea of what sorts of things I could, or should, plant, how best to plant them, and also what would best work in those raised beds video that was posted but I don't have to plant them in that.
I'd like to have some vegetables and possibly some herbs. That list may well work for us but is there anything else?
Also, we have some onions that we never ate and have sprouted and my mom thinks its possible to plant them? Is it? This is them.