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Week 2 in our gardening adventures

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Let me just say, I HATE clay soil! So darn hard to work in! We have introduced sand into our soil to hopefully break it up.

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    Actually I almost went for raised beds but we may only be in this house for just this year and then we may be moving again so I didn't want the extra expense.

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LAPOPELK 4/11/2010 9:53PM

    I started my first "real" garden this year. I am giving it a shot with garlic chives, sweet basil, lemon basil, green onions, marjoram and green table onions. I just put the green onions into a window box this afternoon. And will bring them in and out for the next two or so weeks.

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    It sounds like you are getting into the gardening.

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ROCKYCPA 4/11/2010 9:27PM

    Looks like you are going to have a great garden. One of my friends has also started her garden. I just hope we don't have any more really cold weather. Good luck with your garden.

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SUMITH2008 4/11/2010 8:14PM

    I'm using Milk Jugs to protect them at night. I cut the bottom off and cover it over the plant. Will see if that will help, if the plant survive i might plant another 2 and see how it goes. :) Don't want to plant them all, and end up doing something stupid.

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EMBBEAR 4/11/2010 7:32PM

    Maybe think about raised beds next time? Clay soil is pretty hard to work with.

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    Yup, you and I are in the same zone. I'm praying and hoping against against any frost but of course you never know.

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SUMITH2008 4/11/2010 7:07PM

    Your garden is looking good. What is your current day time and night time temps?? Are you in Zone 6?

Me and Lea worked a few hrs in our Garden today. I even risked 2 tomato plants today as testers to see they can tolerate the low (37 degree night) temperatures. If they survive, they have a good head start, if they don't make it I'd be a little sad but not to sad since i have close to 30-35 plants now. My Okra, Lettuce, Egg Plant & peppers have all sprouted. They are doing pretty good indoors, but i need to harden them off before planting outdoors. I'm trying to cheat by getting the 2 out early and hopefully they develop a stronger root system before the indoor plants. I sowed some squash, broccoli, and some other stuff i want to try.

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