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Comment by Vicky Myers on March 25, 2016 at 11:43pm

Finally a nice day to work on the beds today. Was watering the blue pots and found a dead bunny by them. Some dog came thru and pooped all over one of my rosemary plants GRRRRRRR! Peuuuuuuuw it was nasty. They got our flow meter se up so will have water and pressure. Woo HOO!

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on March 25, 2016 at 10:33am

Snowed overnight, but looks like almost gone. A few weeks ago I threw some sunflower seeds into middle garden hoping maybe birds outside would go for them, otherwise I might have one plot full of sunflowers. Most places closed here today so relax and get rid of this cold.

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 25, 2016 at 1:27am

Our weather is nuts, 40ish mph winds today, temps go up and down with the rain and clouds. If the rain and clouds go away the night temps go down to freezing. 50s 60s days but only tolerable if wind and rain go away. Have to do my gardening indoors on the nasty days. Hopefully I can work on my beds tomorrow.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on March 24, 2016 at 9:35pm

The property and house I bought about 12 yrs ago was awful soil. So last couple of years been going to local cafe and getting bucket of used fair trade coffee grounds and bring it home to spread all over yard and gardens. Earthworms love this, but bad worms squirm. Gardens have been successful except last year when came back from West coast  and planted to late to get anything in Fall. I am in SouthEast Alberta. Church Food Pantry once a week needs healthier food than what they get. That is why want to plant much veggies.

Comment by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW on March 24, 2016 at 8:35pm

Some easy flowers to start in pots 4 to 6 weeks before last frost: zinnias, snapdragons, larkspur, marigolds. Others are 10 weeks or more before last frost so might be too late already. I would not bother to plant peas or beans or squash in peat pellets. They grow so fast their roots would be on the bottom in the first two days then need to be transplanted immediately to prevent stunting. When I plant squash, I use quart size or bigger so they can grow unfettered for at least a week. Same with corn. Just wait for warmer weather end of May or first of June. Cukes are smaller so I grow them in 4" pots. Same with broccoli, cabbage. Carrots & beets like warmer soil & grow slowly so along with lettuce would be good for peat pellets except they don't like acidic soil so be sure to counteract that.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on March 23, 2016 at 7:40pm

I guess most of those listed in my post to you I can freeze them after blanching. Darn cold virus has been bothering me. Doing liquids, Naturopath medicine.I guess the garden nursery can let me know what can start in Jiffy greenhouse. I lost out last year. Planted too late after trip to coast and nothing really did anything but peas.

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 23, 2016 at 3:07pm

Think it was too chilly on my porch as some of my tomato seeds didn't germinate last moon cycle. I brought them in so some are now the old ones didn't.Others took longer like the celery.

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 23, 2016 at 3:03pm

Boy this tablet misses letters and I see I transposed some letters too. grrrrrrrrrrrrr

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 23, 2016 at 3:01pm

Most of what you have need to be planted in ground.Transplanting usually puts the plant into shock or slows it down. Too early for the summer crops except tomaotes. Basil w/the disease going round is better to grow indoors. If you really want you can star you peas indoors. Do you have Inoculant for the peas? Soak them over night dip thme in tthe inoculant then plant. If you don't have any more sonw you can plant them in ground as soon as soil can be worked. I did see brussel sprout starts in tthe store. Think you can presart broccoli. The next new moon is he 7th you can sart them 2 days before that and they will come right up.

Comment by Nancy Jenkins on March 23, 2016 at 2:18pm

What veggie seeds can I plant pre before in the ground? I have one of those Jiffy Greenhouses for in house. Has 72 peat discs. Once I know I will start. I have brocolli, corn, peas variety, pole beans, zucch's, cukes, K-rabbi, pumpkins, beets, carrots and brussel sprouts. If I can get some of these started early and ready to plant in ground when ready. I might already have garlic and Egyptian onion already waiting to come up. I got rows in last years garden ready. And newer garden still to do rows and oldest, turn soil and make rows. What veggies that don't come up in greenhouse will have to get from garden nursery. Hope you and maybe other recent contacts like William and others I knew. Might get my cubic freezer up and running again.

 

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