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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #465 on: May 09, 2013, 06:43:08 AM »
Speargrass is starting to come on.  This will be the 1st year of good harvest from the now 4 yr. old crowns.
I will be making cheese sauce soon!
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #466 on: May 09, 2013, 07:09:52 AM »
We're at about a month now for asparagus.  Getting enough for two to three meals a week from eight crowns.  We usually harvest up to the middle of June and then let them grow out.  We've had them I for about eight or nine years.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #467 on: May 09, 2013, 07:18:40 AM »
Where are you at on the susquehanna? I'm in Northeast PA (Hazleton) a little off the banks but close enough, and I planted my peppers and totmatoes last week because our nights have been in the mid forties for the past month. Now they are saying mid thirties this coming week. Guess I'm going to have to pull the sheets out. Any suggestion on covering? Should I lay the sheet right over the veggies or put it over the fence post? Never ran into this problem before.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #468 on: May 09, 2013, 07:28:24 AM »
Where are you at on the susquehanna? I'm in Northeast PA (Hazleton) a little off the banks but close enough, and I planted my peppers and totmatoes last week because our nights have been in the mid forties for the past month. Now they are saying mid thirties this coming week. Guess I'm going to have to pull the sheets out. Any suggestion on covering? Should I lay the sheet right over the veggies or put it over the fence post? Never ran into this problem before.

About two miles from the Chesapeake in MD.  Don't lay the sheet on the veggies, the stalks won't be strong enough.  If they are not too tall yet you could put straw around them.  If you have cages around them you could wrap the cages with the plastic sheet.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #469 on: May 09, 2013, 07:30:40 AM »
I have posts in the ground for my garden fence. Can I lay the sheet on the posts?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #470 on: May 09, 2013, 07:44:02 AM »
How tall are they?
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #471 on: May 09, 2013, 07:46:56 AM »
about 2.5' - 3'
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #472 on: May 09, 2013, 09:28:05 AM »
Should be OK.  Make sure the plants are covered well. 
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #473 on: May 09, 2013, 10:42:01 AM »
We always cover with plastic sheets
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #474 on: May 09, 2013, 10:54:38 AM »
I use plastic buckets to cover smaller plants. 
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #475 on: May 10, 2013, 11:57:01 PM »
Simple but so dang good!
Baked Chicken Thigh
Mashed taters w/ brown mushroom gravy
My garden asparagus drizzled with cheese sauce.

That was a fantastic lunch IMO

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #476 on: May 11, 2013, 08:15:30 AM »
I waited until May 1 to plant my meager garden-this year it's only tomatoes, squash and Japanese eggplants.  And of course 2 days later it froze killing 3 of my 8 tomatoes and all three eggplants.  Or so I thought until today.  All the dead plants have new growth so I now have 6 eggplants, 4 more than I really need.  Amazingly I had asparagus this year, and some onions and garlic are back even though it really hasn't rained since 1 time in October.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #477 on: May 18, 2013, 01:08:45 AM »
Next four days are forecast to be soggy. I broadcast 10 lbs of alfalfa seed on some
of the less productive zones in my pasture.  I have the mindset that if I keep puttin
seed out there eventually it may take hold and I will get a good stand of alfalfa.
What I planted last year is seeming to be pretty happy. That little experiment was a
success.... ;D
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #478 on: May 18, 2013, 03:02:21 AM »
Next four days are forecast to be soggy. I broadcast 10 lbs of alfalfa seed on some
of the less productive zones in my pasture.  I have the mindset that if I keep puttin
seed out there eventually it may take hold and I will get a good stand of alfalfa.
What I planted last year is seeming to be pretty happy. That little experiment was a
success.... ;D

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #479 on: May 22, 2013, 07:10:28 PM »
Food for the hay burners....but spring has finally sprung!
My HUGE yard.....at least seems huge when I have to water!
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