Gardens 2023

It's ground engaging time. Seeds, manure, soil, and everything that goes with them. But that's not all. Cutting and hauling wood, chainsaws and the works!
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Re: Gardens 2023

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Eugen wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:04 pm Sorry to hear, wet soil is not fun to work with. It'll pass quickly Jeff!

What hardiness zones are you guys in? We here are in zone 5b.
Right on the line between 4a and 4b by the map I just looked at.

Gramps always said to plant the taters on Good Friday. Grams said don't plant anything else before april 1, unless you can cover it when the frost is coming.

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Jeff you should green sprout those potatoes. Gives them a head start.
And in my experience. Really doesn’t matter if you plant potatoes two weeks apart. They all seem to harvest at the same time.

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Still a foot of snow on the garden here . Like Eugen 5b . Oldtimers said around here May 24 weekend was main planting for most stuff . But that is changing . We get a lot of stuff in sooner than that these days .
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Zone here in PEI is 5b. Some areas are 6a. Use to be May 24 th weekend here for planting. But hard to say here now. We’ve had very bad frosts here in the third week of June. So sorta depends on what you plant. Frost doesn’t bother potatoes.

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Well fellas the weather is good, the temperature is fine, and the ground is about perfect to work, it’s time to go!

I usually run one of the Farmalls in the garden, but they’re still put up in the garage. Big brother hasn’t had much work in awhile so let’s get some run time on him! I thought you guys might like to come along.
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That Ferguson disc looks kind of small back there but I think it works pretty good.
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The old 830 hummed along great, it sure didn’t even give a grunt doing this kind of work!

That’s about the best seed bed I can make, I think it’ll do just fine.
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This year I’m making a shocking change to the garden. I’m getting rid of the chicken wire fencing, it’s a pain in the butt to put up in the spring and take down in the fall. Instead I’m going with 3 or 4 strands of high voltage!
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We’ll see how the critters around here like that!
I’m planting potatoes tomorrow for sure, but I’ll probably have to wait about a month or so for the rest.
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That's awesome, to start the garden already.

We're far from that here, but today I saw the garlic is out :D
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Ditch lilies are starting to shoot up around the house in the city... time to dig them up and get them ready to transplant up north. :wife: and I have already been to Costco and bought bags of bulbs for the flower beds at our laneway entrance...

Keeping reminding myself to be patient. Hamilton is a Zone 6b, but up at the 'Roost in Lanark Highlands we are a 5a - Spring seems to come so much slower up there. Our property is a densely wooded hillside with a clearing at the top where we are going to build home and garage this summer -

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I Put in a small flowerbed at the side of the driveway late last spring to surprise :wife: when she joined me on work weekends...

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By late summer it was a nice carpet of small flowers

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The County also had a tree giveaway - We picked up our 10 free seedlings and I got a chance to walk all over the 10 acres looking for good places to plant a mixture of oak, pine, tamarack and maple seedlings. I joked with :wife: saying our neighbour must think I'm nuts - walking through a dense forest looking for places to plant seedlings...
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Month and a half at least before ground work can happen here. And won’t be as much planted this year.

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Our long term forecast is for daytime temperatures in the mid 70s and 80s night time temperatures in the 50sand 60s We had a 1/2 inch rain last night, and the 446 disced down the weeds yesterday, so when I got home this afternoon I planted the rest of the garden.

I don’t think my shenanigans with the oversized disc did any damage so I used the 446 as my gardening bench/tool caddy.
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This year planting includes; 4 varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeños, lettuce, bush beans, peas, white and red onions, okra, sweet corn, cucumbers, zucchini, cantaloupe, watermelon, and potatoes. I’m probably forgetting something!

I’m going to plant some pumpkins but it’s too early for those might wait till I dig the potatoes then put them in. My weedy potatoes are up.
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Now if I have time this week I’ll start on the fence. Fingers crossed we get a good growing season, but if some thing doesn’t come up I’m early enough I could replant.
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That should be a great harvest. The idea of double planting is foreign for us up here. You have a long growing season, nice! :cheers:
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