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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #46
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Yes, everything is grown all together. I've never seen powdery mildew at the gardens down here, but now that you mention it, I'll keep an eye out for it. I have seen it in my back yard, but it left my tomatoes alone last year.
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Doing such a beautiful job so far. My seeds are so happy to have you for a mom.
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Lol, I don't know about that. Some of my plants under lights are being weird. Just losing older leaves. The tray on the shelf below is unaffected. I decided to pot them up into solo cups, as that always made them happy last year. As I was potting them up, I was realizing that the bottoms of the cups, where most of the roots were, were warm. I had moved the tray and it was now directly on the shelf. The shelf below them had the lights attached to it for the plants below, so the shelf was warm. So hopefully, that's all it is. I raised them off the shelf again.

The ones in the "greenhouse" bins are doing pretty well with that, so I can always put the older plants outside of they get too tall for the shelf. They bins come in at night. It's been around 60 degrees during the day and 40 at night.

I got my bean and cucumber trellis up. . It'll look like a garden in no time.

Possibly only a couple more weeks. I'll reassess when I get there and see the 15 day forecast, but I've been able to plant in mid April for the last several years.
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Last year, I was able to plant out on April 16th, but I don't think that's going to happen this year.

The plants I potted up into solo cups were below the lights yesterday and touching them today. So they are light-less until I get home from work at noon, and can put them outside.
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Radishes are coming up. We had some heavy rains in the past few days so some of the sprouted radish seeds were on top of the dirt, so I spent some time yesterday poking them back under the dirt.
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I thought I posted a picture with the radish post. Oh well, looks like a radish seedling

Radishes, sugar snap peas, and the lettuce mix are coming up in my community garden. If the forecast stays the same, it looks like I'll be able to plant out next monday (the 23rd). I'll probably plant beans and squash at the same time, but wait a couple more weeks for cucumbers and peppers, depending on the forecast.

Most of my tomato plants have been outside for a while. If it looks like it might freeze, I'll bring in the important ones, but down to about 40, I've been just covering them with a board, a plastic sheet and a blanket. The board is only there in case my cat tries to lay on the blanket . During the day, they're protected from the wind, but not the sun. It's been mostly cloudy with some sunny times/days, so they're getting used to it gradually. They've been doing pretty well like this (Cherokee Green, Berkeley Tie Dye, Pineapple, and GGWT are huge healthy plants) but a few have come in to live in the windowsill because the plants seem a little weaker. Those ones might go out a little later.
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Not the best photo, but here is everyone. There are still about 5 on the windowsill looking crappy. They all got this...weirdness, where their older leaves were dying. I think I got a batch of miracle gro potting mix with too much fertilizer or something. They've all recovered, but rebel alliance. One plant died, the other is barely hanging on. I might just plant it and see if it recovers. I have 4 seeds left, I may try and direct sow them at the community garden. I've been looking forward to that one.
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