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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.

    2663 days ago
    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.
    2664 days ago
    It sounds like you are getting into the gardening.
    2664 days ago
    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.
    2664 days ago
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    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.
    2664 days ago
    Maybe think about raised beds next time? Clay soil is pretty hard to work with.
    2664 days ago
    Yup, you and I are in the same zone. I'm praying and hoping against against any frost but of course you never know.
    2664 days ago
  • SUMITH2008
    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.
    2664 days ago
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