Summer Garden being planted this weekend!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    It's garden time again!!!!! and we can't wait. Last fall we planted winter rye grass in the summer garden plot, all winter long every time we cleaned out the chicken house we spread the litter in the garden. The winter rye loved it! When I tilled it the first time it was between knee and waist deep. It was so thick I had to till it 3 times to get it all chopped up and turned under. Should have added all kinds of good organic mater to our Beaufort County NC, yellow clay. This is the 4th year in this spot and it gets better and better each year - easier to work and drains better.

    We have 4 or 5 different tomato varieties from the large slicers down to cherry's that we planted from seed. Peppers - they grew slower so they will wait another week-ish. plus the corn and everything else but the really warm weather stuff.

    The spring garden did so-so this year. The weather was really up and down, warm one day freezing the next - super wet and then no rain for week.

    I'm soooooooo ready for fresh garden veggies.

    Steve in NC
     
  2. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you. I have at least three weeks before I dare put in anything other than onions.
     
  3. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Lucky ...... I wish it were time here, we can do onions, maybe potatoes...still have a little while to go here.
    It snowed last night and is currently 31F.
     
  4. Duncan

    Duncan Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine went in last weekend. Just have 1/4 acre of corn left to plant.
     
  5. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just repotted some of the stuff I started from seed. I have 15 kinds of peppers!!!
     
  6. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Glad you get to plant your garden at last! Being in California I got a little jump on it...My husband made me some raised beds this year, sort of temporary ones that wont last more than a couple of years because I dont like permanent fixtures - so we made them out of OSB panels -
    So far like you I have tomatoes - a few varieties of heirlooms and others, some onions, a few cucumbers, and I have squash seedlings up and ready to transplant! My peppers didnt come up so I'll need to try more...

    Good luck on the garden! Spring is Wonderful!!
     
  7. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine went in last weekend too... except for the corn, that goes in this weekend! I am way past ready for some home grown veggies!
     
  8. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Homemade salsa!!!

    That reminds me, must get the cilantro in.
     
  9. fernandez0067

    fernandez0067 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im starting mine this weekend to!!! Its going to be 80 here in Upstate NY
     
  10. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    preppy*hippie*chick :

    Homemade salsa!!!

    That reminds me, must get the cilantro in.

    [​IMG] I just remembered... I forgot the jalapenos!​
     

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