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Old 05-06-2013, 10:32 AM
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kids were here over the weekend.unloaded 36 tomato plants on them. and 50 pepper plants of all kinds on them. hoping to put some in the ground this week. the weather guesser says spring is realy here. ready to unload the green house. everything is ready to go outside. can't tell I'm happy I'll bet. good gardening this week David
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:17 PM
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Lol, too funny. Ya putting the kids to work, lol. Yeah I hope to get some more stuff planted this week if theta rain holds off just a little.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:11 PM
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Still a bit cold here in Pa for plants outside. Only 56 right now.
Guess you were successful in planting.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:54 PM
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all my plants are harding off 70 today lows in the middle 50's.hope to be tilling tomorrow i hope. David
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:21 PM
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Cold here no sun.
Mine aren't in green house like yours .
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:35 PM
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Good for you Davsher! I wish I were one of the kids! I woulda loved to let you load me up. Would love to have a green house like you, but I'm sure I'd never want to leave it and there would be some terrible rows. (Did ya get it).

I agree with Bali here though, still a little cool for our veggies. Maybe some onions, early lettuce, or the hardier veggies would be okay, but I'm holding out for at least another few days to put any tomatoes, peppers, corn, beans, etc. out. I'd just have to plant it all again. Have the garden tilled and ready to go. Now it's just a waiting game.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:39 PM
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Hi cici

I have onions , lettuce , beets , carrots in so far.
42 this am here.
After the 15th I take a chance an put a few tomatoes out.

My neighbor has a green house an wants me to do that..I live on the highest point of the county.LOL Wind is cold. An she heats hers with the sons machine garage next to it. Wood fired furnace.....I don't have that here.

I been digging out daffys an moving them .. Too many an crowded.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:45 PM
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Bali, I know what your saying. Night time temps are just too low yet and if you are on the top of a hill with a little wind, you'd for sure be re-planting the whole thing.
Our average last frost here isn't until after the 10th or 11th of May, so I'm just waiting. I usually go by the full moon in may, with the idea that if it is a clear night, there will for sure be frost. Full moon isn't until the 25th I think. Surely, we won't get a frost that late. Fingers crossed.

My sister planted corn today, and I just shake my head. My mom planted green beans, but she may get lucky, as their garden is a little better protected.

You would think your nice neighbor would share! LOL

I've done the same thing with the daffs. Found some I swear were 8 or 9 inches deep. No wonder they didn't bloom!
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:55 PM
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You got it right.
I would only sneak half dozen tomatoes out an cover at nite. After the 15th.

Right now I put my new plants in the garage at nite or on the porch covered with a kids sand box an cover.LOL
When it is warm an sunny they do grow fast. My neighbors all a mile away have warmer temps than I do.. It shows. The leaves come out a week or 2 a head of mine.. I am a late bloomer. My bleeding hearts are doing great an grew a foot in a week
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:21 PM
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we have an old funeral home here that is being turned back into a house. it had great flower beds that were going to be dosed out,so sherry and i have been digging and moving everything we can. several others found out what we were going and got into the act.i think between all of us we saved all the bulbs,and plants. still some rose bushes i have my eye on. we all had a great time. have a great evening. David
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
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That's wonderful to hear of the savers .
It does get funny when a group attends.
I went to a perennial plant sale Saturday at a library an we laughed hard at everything.. Brings joy were there is too much sorry.

Thanks for sharing your story.
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