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Old February 24, 2019   #1
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Default Spring has sprung

Crazy growth this week.
Cauliflower really snuck up - last weekend I didn’t see any color at all.
Peas are going nuts.
Last year’s peppers waking up.
First tray of this year’s seedlings have graduated to living outside.
Will be eating and giving away lots of greens the next few weeks.
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Old February 24, 2019   #2
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Wow! Really nice looking stuff! We have snow on the ground here right now.
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Yeah, and we are just on the backside of more than 10 inches of rain. To apologize, Mother Nature just dropped the temperature down to the lower 40's.

Beautiful photography and gorgeous plants.
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Old February 24, 2019   #4
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nice to see something green growing. it gives me hope.

we are currently getting buried again by a major snow storm.
only green showing here are the pine trees. we won't see bare ground
here till sometime in april. it has to stop snowing though at some point
for that to happen.



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nice to see something green growing. it gives me hope.

we are currently getting buried again by a major snow storm.
only green showing here are the pine trees. we won't see bare ground
here till sometime in april. it has to stop snowing though at some point
for that to happen.



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Yeah, and we are just on the backside of more than 10 inches of rain. To apologize, Mother Nature just dropped the temperature down to the lower 40's.

Beautiful photography and gorgeous plants.
Thank you!
Actually, I wouldn’t mind a couple of weeks in the 60’s. Instead it’s gone right to 80, like last year.
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Old February 24, 2019   #7
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Wow! Really nice looking stuff! We have snow on the ground here right now.
Tough.
Love New Mexico, though.
Spent a week around Santa Fe/Albuquerque but in the foothills. I think it was called Zazu but I can’t find that on any map.
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Kids out for a stroll today.
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Geez, your azaleas are in full bloom. Beautiful! A few days ago I saw the first one or two blooms on an early 'Snow' on someone's azalea down the road. The bradford-type pears here are already done but the redbud trees are starting to bloom. Got any dogwoods in the area starting yet? Our local ones are still tight. They're waiting for The Masters Tournament.
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"Last year’s peppers waking up."


I've always grown peppers in climates where the plants die in the winter and new plants are planted in the spring. Last year, I had some red scorpion plants that became small trees in one year. They really pumped the hot peppers out most of the season. I really wished I could have saved them in the house and replanted them year after year, but they were simply to large for potting up and keeping them in the house all winter.


I was really curious if they would have continued growing and producing as well in a second or third or fourth year in a climate where they possibly became dormant, but didn't freeze. Anyone grow pepper plants where they don't require yearly replacement?
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"Last year’s peppers waking up."


I've always grown peppers in climates where the plants die in the winter and new plants are planted in the spring. Last year, I had some red scorpion plants that became small trees in one year. They really pumped the hot peppers out most of the season. I really wished I could have saved them in the house and replanted them year after year, but they were simply to large for potting up and keeping them in the house all winter.


I was really curious if they would have continued growing and producing as well in a second or third or fourth year in a climate where they possibly became dormant, but didn't freeze. Anyone grow pepper plants where they don't require yearly replacement?
We had a mild winter here in N. Florida, so I decided to see if the peppers would make it. Based on the growth I’m anticipating at least as good a harvest as last year.
Time will tell!
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Geez, your azaleas are in full bloom. Beautiful! A few days ago I saw the first one or two blooms on an early 'Snow' on someone's azalea down the road. The bradford-type pears here are already done but the redbud trees are starting to bloom. Got any dogwoods in the area starting yet? Our local ones are still tight. They're waiting for The Masters Tournament.
This is a nice time here. Azaleas, deciduous magnolias, camélias, plums, nectarines and citrus are all blooming. My street smells heavenly; I have a lemon and a lime, my neighbor next door has a big grapefruit and across the way are 2 orange trees. A little too hot for dogwoods. The few I’ve seen looked very unhappy.
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Spring has sprung...
The grass has Rizz, I wonder where the flowers is?
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Spring has sprung...
The grass has Rizz, I wonder where the flowers is?
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Peach tree blooming first time ever.
The trouble is the graft died and the tree is the root stock.
Likely be worthless peaches.
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