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Old January 11, 2019   #1
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And so it begins! The 2019 garden is under way. I just seeded the coles.

Aspabroc - Two 6-packs. This is the first time for me for aspabroc. A friend asked about it and so I'm growing 6 for her and 6 for me to trial.

Broccoli, 'Packman' - the first of three 4-packs. Two more later at ten day intervals each. The fall stagger worked out well, eliminating the avalanche of 12 broccoli heads all ready about the same time. Broccoli doesn't freeze well for me so this is for fresh eating. Packman also makes a bunch of side shoots after the head's cut.

Cabbage, 'Stonehead' - Four of these now and four Charleston Wakefield in ten days. Eight cabbages will work fine for fresh eating, kraut and kimchi.

Cauliflower, 'Amazing' - The first of two 4-packs; one more in ten days. I swore up and down I wouldn't try any more cauliflower. However I've heard good things about this one here in T'ville so I'll try these spring ones and eight more in the fall. Last card, down and dirty!

Collards, 'Vates' - Four plants. It's a gracious plenty for two people, especially with kale growing too.

Kale, 'Premier' - Four plants. Yes, one can have too many greens going. At least I can!

Scallions, 'Shimonita' - One undivided pack. Sown on the 5th and popped up on the 9th. Still waiting for the Warrior scallions to stop circulating around the Atlanta postal distribution center and land in my mailbox. In reality, it might not be a bad thing to have the scallions staggered too.

Another experiment: These will all be grown on the nematode infested side of the garden. Estimated plant out will happen Feb 12. The soil temp should still be cold enough (under 65) that the 'todes will be inactive. Hopefully by the time they start to wake up, these plants will be at or near maturity and won't be affected as much.


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Old January 11, 2019   #2
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Good luck to you on all that!
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Old January 12, 2019   #3
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^^You GoDawgs!^^ How's the knee?
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Old January 13, 2019   #4
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It's a lot better. Last week my sister and I went to a local cemetery on a quest to find and photograph some headstones for a Find A Grave request. It was a smallish 300 stone cemetery but after we walked the whole thing my knee said it had had enough.
I weeded the scallion row a few days ago and after going down the 18' row with knees half bent, I was ready to stop. Better than not finishing the row! So it's getting there. Spring's coming and it has to get into garden shape whether it likes it or not.
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That's great to hear! My knees ache at just the thought of keeping up with all that garden you have...
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I’m especially eager to hear how the timing of your planting circumvents the nematodes.
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Jane, I did more research Sunday and found more info on using molasses against nematodes. More on that in a separate post.
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Way to try again, on the cauliflower! Let us know how it does for you.
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Way to try again, on the cauliflower! Let us know how it does for you.
This spring and this fall are *absolutely* the last efforts, I tell ya! I'm doing both seasons in case it's particular about the climate.
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Jane, I did more research Sunday and found more info on using molasses against nematodes. More on that in a separate post.
Excellent, looking forward to that.
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