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January Jump-Start (Garden Dream and Plan Thread)

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by treerooted, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Apr 12, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    What a great forecast - enjoy your free day!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yes heavy frost last night
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Up jumped spring :) I actually felt a little sweat bead roll down my forehead while tilling the garden. Sounds odd and all...
    but I really enjoyed that little sweat bead.

    Soil is cold and wet but I gave her a tilling anyways. Tilling should help it warm up and dry out some. My little 25'x50' spring / fall garden.
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    I'll try and till it again tomorrow (weather.permitting)
     
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  5. Apr 13, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Drying out the garden hopes are squashed now! Our weather forcasting totally sucks in Southern IL.

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  6. Apr 13, 2018
    sumi

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    Oh no… The weather is not really on us gardeners' side this April is it?
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Nope... Not this year. Last year I had the whole entire spring/fall garden planted the middle of February though and was eating spinach and lettuce by this time. This year can't catch a break and nothing is planted at all :(
     
  8. Apr 13, 2018
    sumi

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    It's frustrating, isn't it? I wanted for nearly 3 years to have space for a garden, but the crazy weather and snow we had slowed things right down here. I haven't planted a single seed yet.

    I do have some poultry netting that I am planning to use to section off the area around the shed for the hens, once I have it ready for them. I'm thinking of direct sowing my seeds and putting that netting over it, to keep them off it for now.
     
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  9. Apr 14, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    It's so wonderful that a storm spans the entire width of the central United States just in time for the weekend. But on the bright side... hey it's not ice/snow this time :)
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  10. Apr 15, 2018
    sumi

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