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Old February 27, 2018   #16
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When I originally saw this thread, I thought of that trip, and the "cactus" flats in the desert.

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YEP. Fred I saw your post today and thought of this thread.

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Old March 2, 2018   #17
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Happy 2018 season.
I have lots of cool wrather things growing but for maters and pepper have to wait 3 to 4 weeks. Last year I planted out about 12 on/6x March 12. Then we had an unannouced freeze on/about 16 ?18th. I,ve learned my lesson well.lol
In a couple of weeks i will start my spring training. Then the seedlings will spend the day outside and sleep in the garage at night.
On the okra, I got to have fresh okra. Last year I had about 12 plants. This year I,ll grow about 6.
On th ghost pepper , I have ton of dried pods and jars of hot sauce to last me for year. I don,t need them fresh. For fresh eating I am growing Fresno, poblano, Cubanell, paprica and some mini sweets.
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Old March 3, 2018   #18
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Planted out three of the Mortgage Lifter plants in one of my drain less tubs today.
Pulled the tree sprouts and mixed in some 13-13-13 while I was at it.
What have I got to lose?
They should take off like a rocket, the soil temperature is right at 65F six inches down.

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Old March 3, 2018   #19
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Add three Big Bertha bell peppers I picked up at the store.
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Good luck with your adventure , Worth.
Last year mine killed about half a dozen plants with all theì efforts trying to save them. No problem. I had replacements.This year I am using itch creme. Hehe
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Old March 4, 2018   #21
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I have done everything I was told to do to grow big bell peppers to no avail.
Now I am going to do everything I was told not to do.

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I went on ahead and planted everything today.

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We are having a cool weather trend up until March 14, where night lows will be in 30s. I think I will start hardening off my maters then. After 5 to 7 days of hardening off I might try planting gradually, wether permitting.
On the bell peppers I have given up on growing them many years ago. Instead I grow things like Anaheim Poblano, Cubanell, Gypsy. They are easy to grow and are tastier too.IMO
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I'll be glad when I can do some planting. Still wet here & I need to get a row tilled good. I've got onions supposed to arrive mid March. I did do some brush burning/clean up today. Felled good to work outside.
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I looked at the long range forecast and nothing below the 40's for the rest of the month.
There is no way I was going to pass up this fine growing weather out of fear.
As a matter of fact my grape vines have started to bud out.

I might plant some bush beans where the okra was last year.
Something I can get a large picking from all at once.

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Well the tomato sets aren't sulking I saw tell tale signs of new growth today when I got home.
One 40 gallon tub has three plants in it and the other has 4 plus garlic.
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Per forecast we will have lows under 40f for the next 8 nights. So I am on the hold. My seedlings are socky and doing fine under light. No reason to rush. BTW. I have seen one Ted Bud in bloom half a mile down the road.
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Things are starting to look more green up here. The trees beside the creeks are getting color to them. We have tonight and the next two nights with lows in the mid 30s F. I'm thinking our tomato plant-out date is around two weeks later than yours Worth. Our average last freeze is March 12. I started taking them outside last week on warm days, and they need to start getting used to the cool 45-55F weather too. That's what the weather is like here March through early May.

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Been a little cool the last few days and this is my first time watering of the peppers and tomato sets I put out since I put them out.
Instead of watering with cold water from a hose I hand carried ((warm)) water out to them from the house in a gallon wine bottle.

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Yup, warm water is the way to treat your thirsty plants when it's cold. I try to water early in the day too, so they don't go to bed with wet feet chillin. Even my seedlings, I'm barely watering them, partly because that room can get really cold at night. Today was sunny and everything suddenly dry, I was slopping water everywhere. Hopefully no one got their toes drowned.
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