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Old March 15, 2019   #1
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Default The Slow March To Spring

The slow march to spring continues. This is one of the light stand shelves. On the front of the shelf are broccolini replacements, Geisha chives, parsley, dwarf bok choi and collard replacements. These guys are ready to go out to the front porch and start hardening off. Behind them are various herbs; thyme, summer savory, etc.



The peppers are taking their sweet time coming up this year. They were started March 5. So far the Alma Paprika, Gypsy, Jalapeno M, Mucho Nacho and sweet banana are up. Late to the party are 5 other peppers.



The potatoes are poking up! One 18' row with half Red Pontiac and half Yukon Gold.



I had to water everything again yesterday as forecasted rain hasn't appeared. Maybe today. I never trust the weatherman!
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How do your potatoes fare against the nematodes?
Seedlings look really nice.
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Old March 16, 2019   #3
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I don't know as I've not grown them in the affected area yet. However this year the potato row is on that side of the garden and right on the border of safe/not safe. We'll see!

Meanwhile, a baby "Jupiter' bell pepper was born last night.
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GoDawgs, it ain't a "slow march" to spring. It's a painful belly crawl thru broken glass.

We finally saw the sun today for the first time in a while. I was ready to start making loud noises and setting off fireworks and shooting guns to make a big racket and maybe scare that bright faced demon away. But just in time, my neighbor beat me to it and I decided to just let him go at it. Sure enough, the clouds came in and everybody settled down.

I have 4 starting trays in progress back in my germination room. I'm starting older seed first and most of those have been in the soup for about a week. The easy to germinate bunch are on the starting schedule for tomorrow.

The Muddy Bucket Farm wishes the very best of growing seasons to all here.
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GoDowgs, you and I seem to have similar climates. I am in zone 8a. We still have 32F night low in our forecast. But things look better by the end of March.
I have yet to sow some chards, spinach. My lettuce, leek, snap peas and carrots are up.
I will direct sow cucurbits, some corn , bean towards the end of March
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Yeah, we're on the edge of 8a/7b. Some years it's one and some years it's the other. We're on what's called Georgia's Fall Line. It's an area where coastal plain meets the beginnings of small hills that will eventually become the mountains. I swear that it diverts major nasty weather systems just south or just north of us.

The carrots popped up yesterday.
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Spring is in full swing here.
Planted out maters, peppers and eggplants.

Have direct sowed all cucurbit family, corn and bean.
Pretty much done for the season.
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Time to relax a bit.
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Spring is in full swing here.
Planted out maters, peppers and eggplants.

Have direct sowed all cucurbit family, corn and bean.
Pretty much done for the season.
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Time to relax a bit.
Your location is more moderate than mine, for sure. I'm probably a few weeks behind you.
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