2018 Garden Planning and Report Thread

Discussion in 'Michigan Non-Game Animals, Plants, and Scenery' started by kroppe, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. chuckinduck

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    I just checked mine the other day and they were just starting to take off as well.
     
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  2. Mike

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    Hung up a mason bee hive in the garden tonight.

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  3. Firefighter

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    Against all veteran advice, I gambled and planted almost my entire garden the same time I did last year. Extended forecast for SE looks good.

    Last year, garden produced amazing results. Gonna see if lightening strikes twice!

    White onions, strawberries, brussel sprouts, green beans, jalapenos, banana peppers, green pepper, habanero peppers, sweet 100 cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, pickle cukes, english cukes, zucchini and yellow squash.

    If it gets too cold, I lose 25 bucks and chuckinduck can say "I told you so" - If it doesn't, I win again :)
     
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  4. Swampdog467

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    Wife froze 4 qts of asparagus yesterday. With all the rain and these temps we'll have a hard time keeping up with it soon

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  5. chuckinduck

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    Hahaha. I look forward to the replant pics. All kidding aside your garden is small enough that you could easily guard against frost with a large tarp by securing it to your wood fence. So you should be fine. My 92 year old granny who still puts in her own garden always shoots for a Memorial Day planting so that’s the rule of thumb I grew up on. I will be planting my first 2 rows of corn tomorrow if the garden dries out. Soil still feels cold and clumps in my fist so may be a few more warm days before it goes in. But I’ll try to get my corn started as soon as it’s ready.
     
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  6. JBooth

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    FF your tomatoes wont take off until it warms up substantially. My volunteer seeds just sprouted, so at least they will grow.
     
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  7. chuckinduck

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    I tried to tell him. Grounds too cold. You can lead a horse to water. But you can’t make him drink. And this horse is as stubborn as they come.
     
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  8. retired dundo

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    Just planted 24 tomatoe 40 to go.Still to go 24zuccine,40peppers,10pickles,8pumkins,bunch of red beets My friends call it my suck up garden because I give 90 percent of it away to that let me hunt and plow my snow and help me with any engines repair or any thing around the house.It s. a good trade because Iam not good at handy man jobs
     
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  9. Swampdog467

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    Planted tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and some more onions tonight. Found some Walla Wallas, they're my favorite for onion rings.

    Already had some candy onions and Texas super sweet, gonna have some fine taste testing to go with some fish later this year

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  10. chuckinduck

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    I love walla wallas too.
     
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  11. jimbo

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    I've always planted most of my seeds on Mother's Day weekend.
    Plants go in on Memorial Day weekend.
     
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    Finally got off my ass so to speak and finished cleaning garden out...beds are ready. Planted what I had, and going to get rest of plants today. Four beds of basic stuff..but is all we need at moment.
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  13. Mike

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    Tomatoes
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    Cucumbers and pickles
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    Strawberries and peppers (still need to plant)
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  14. Mike

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    Morning dove nest in a white pine

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    Robins are hatching
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  15. JAA

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    Tomatoes and peppers go in this weekend, Tomatoes don't like cold feet so I held them off in the sun-room, That makes a dandy greenhouse as well. Cheers jaa
     
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