Anything going in the ground yet?

wakerry(z6a)March 18, 2005

Hi all,

Anybody else getting your hands dirty yet? I just finished direct seeding some spinach, radishes, lettuce and beets. It has been so wet here in Northern Ky that this was the first time I was able to get in the garden and get a spot tilled. I don't plant these guys in rows, just dig up a 3' wide patch and scatter. I also planed a row of peas. I obtained the seeds from a great aunt, she has been growing them for some time. This year I am growing them to build up my seed supply.

Yesterday I rec'd two hazelnut trees (bareroot) from Burgess and an order of leek starts from Park in the mail. It looks like the trees were snatched from the ground and dropped in a bag, nothing around the roots except air. I put them in temporary homes (10" pots), I hope they make it. The order of leeks was for 60 plants. Well I've planted 144 in several float trays and have probably another 100 to go. No shortage of leeks this year. I am waiting on some everbearing strawberries and some more raspberries.

What is happening in your garden?

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bolecke(5 OH)

My leeks have been going since late January. Started them inside from seed and will transplant when the time is right. I'll probably start tomatoes and peppers Apr 1st. It is time for peas, so maybe I can get a few rows going tomorrow. As of today still too wet to till.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2005 at 7:18PM
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Nothing other than transplanting some perennials and shrubs/trees. Some of the soil is OK to work and others are still too wet. Working in an arboretum greenhouse complex all winter keeps me from getting too anxious to start things at home.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2005 at 6:01AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

I did plant a peach tree yesterday, bareroot, and some bearded irises.

The crocuses are S-L-O-O-O-O-W-L-Y coming around...if these temps would ever break 50 we might see some real spring blooms come around...this March has been chilly to say the least.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2005 at 2:18PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I was lucky enough to have a neighbor with a tractor and tiller, till my veggie garden. I immediately planted 2 rows of snow peas...(should have been planted on St Patrick's Day the 17th they say). I hope to start a few tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers in a small coldframe soon.


    Bookmark   March 22, 2005 at 5:33PM
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pkock(z6 OH)

DH tilled 1/2 of my garden today, before it started pouring rain. As soon as we get a decent day, I'm going to sow those peas. I was going to start some spring seedlings (cabbage, beets, etc.) in my vinyl-covered greenhouse, but it has a few holes I need to patch and I can't find the duct tape.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2005 at 1:56AM
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granny57(6 Ohio)

just as soon as the weather straightens out i have some seedlings to plant... but im going to start hardening them off by moving them outdoors to my covered patio. thats a great transition area.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2005 at 8:12PM
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therealKYgirl(6 western Ky)

I had DH till up the garden on Sun. and I put everything in the ground yesterday. Well except for my herb garden and the melon patch, which he's going to till both of those this coming weekend. And then it will be another week before I'll get those planted, due to 2 teeth being cut out. I doubt I'll feel like doing much of anything after the surgery. Anyway, I have had my flowers planted for a few weeks already.

My neighbor says it's too early, but if the flowers die, I'll just replant later on. One of the benfits of annuals.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2005 at 7:07PM
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Other than some lilies and acidanthera, I havn't put anything in the ground yet. The bare root rose, blue mist shrub and delphs I ordered are in pots until I get the beds settled.

I don't plant out my WS seeedlings until at least the first set of true leaves, probably not till the end of the month. But I am starting to thin them in the containers.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2005 at 12:46PM
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lakeerie4ever(Z5B OH)

I have onions,garlic,radishes, broccoli,brussels sprouts,carrots and peas. Just wating for the warm weather for tomatoes peppers okra and watermelon

    Bookmark   April 23, 2005 at 12:44PM
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