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well i had a good easter..i got the rest of my SPRING garden planted..so far this spring i have planted :
Bulls Blood Beet, Mesclun Classic Mix, Mesclun Sweet Salad Mix, Mesclun Green Party Mix, Giant Nobel Spinach, Mr. Big Peas, Wong Bok Cabbage, Fordhook giant Swiss Chard, Kale Blue Dwarf Curled Vates, Kohlrabi early white Vienna, Oregon Sugar Podded II Peas, Broccoli Calabrese, Cabbage Babies Triplett (3 kinds), Carrot Sweetness II, ...2 blueberries Elliot, ...flowers, Mignonette Machet, Kiss me over the garden gate, forget me nots, poppies berries and cream, poppies Bridal silk, poppies black swan, calif poppies apricot chiffon, hollyhock pastorale, hollyhock country romance, columbine harlequin...

and i got 3 # of grass seed down in the garden paths..two paths seeded.

it rained yesterday and is about to rain today, sprinkling..so I am a happy camper..

I may still buy some more spring seed or plants..but so far i have these things in..i can't really start my tener plants yet as our growing season for them outside doesn't begin until the full moon in June has gone by as we always get a frost that week, well almost always....so I'll start my tener plants aroun the end of April...I also have seeds set aside for a fall garden as well
 
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excuse my  typos..my  d and my n keys aren't working most of the time !!
 
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Wow Brenda, your amazing!

I just planted 9 lettuces - yup, that's it!
Our weather has been real nasty of late and I'm worried about the lettuces.

I was planning on starting my potato towers this week, and I need to get some garlic in the ground.

I'm a pour gardener, just doing what I can when I can makes for a some small accomplishments.  But that's okay.... I'll take 'em.

Typos, what typos 

 
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well our month drought turned into the rainy season..after 2 days of rain sat and su, i went out and planted my potatoes too..and there is 1 1/2 " of rain in the forcast for the next 3 or 4 days..so i guess they'll get watered.

unfortunately where i live i can't even get a start on my indoor tender plants for 4 more weeks unless they are going in the greenhouse..as our  tender planting season doesn't begin until the day or so after the full moon in June (when we almost always have a hard freeze)
 
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It will be mid May before I will be able to see the dirt where my garden is. Right now we have 4' of snow on the ground,
 
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Wow, that sounds great!

I haven't planted a lot yet - I've a bad back because of taking care of foot rot in the sheep and probably gardening too.

We've a few fresh things to eat though - ate lettuce for the first time this week and the parsley is coming through despite the cold weather, torrential rain and giant hailstones.

 
                    
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Fantastic bits of progress everyone!  It's that time of year when it's really hard to wait to put things in the ground.

I planted clover, carrots, lettuces and peas last week.....and then it snowed 8" on easter sunday.....looks like I'll be waiting a bit longer before we do much else. 
 
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we are on our 4th straight day of rain..so my seeds are getting well watered..

yes I also had a few things come back in my veg garden from last year that are ready to eat now, swiss chard and some of my lettuce mixture (mesclun)..and of course my herbs an perennial plants..

no morels or asparagus ready here yet though..i'm still checking every day !!
 
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It's a bit too cold here still for morels. The weather's changeable and I managed to get some seeds in just before I got caught it the rain !



 
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We are the same as chuck, theres still snow here, although it is melting pretty fast.
Hopefully we can do some real gardening end of may or more than likely it will be the start of June.   My fingers are itching to get out there......
Iam propergating a few seeds inside but nearly everything goes into the ground as seed. Our summer is fairly short,June-september! but we do have the long bright nights! land of the midnight sun.....
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we've had a light snow today, but we are still 33..an extra warm spring here..

we don't get our tender plants in the ground until June..but our cold weather crops go in in March or April generally here in Michigan.

i was so glad i got things in when we were at the end of the drought..cause now it is clay soup out there
 
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I put in long days during the first half of the year, have lots of time off the 2nd half of the year.  Just now getting stuff started. 

Onions and garlic started months ago are in fine shape.  Arugula, mustard, and lettuce is already bolted.  I'll keep the arugula going for seed and one of the lettuces.

Already used my seeder to put in some more peas.  What normally takes a half hour was done in less than a minute.  Started some in January, lost most f them to 2 weeks of hard freeze.  A few plants survived and are bearing pods.  I'll be keeping them around for seed for sure.

Blackberries grow freely around here.  Finally got off the stick and made an attempt at cultivating them.  About a dozen plants in the greenhouse now. 

The backyard is an overgrown mess.  Getting the beds back in shape one at a time.  Building the next compost heap.  Leaves drop in the spring down here, have plenty to work with. 
 
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yeah i was making great progress on the beds (also were a horrible mess)..this spring when we had a month of 80's and drought..but now we are wet wet wet and cold...so i'm pretty much stopped..but it is suppose to warm back up and dry off for most of this week..so i'm hoping to get back out there.

Home depot had 1/2 off on all their seeds so i went and got some seeds of plants i hadn't gotten seeds for yet..$15 worth..so i have more spring seeds i can get planted..and some things i can start inside now..too.

but most of all..i just want to dig out more quackgrass and bury more bark..before it grows wildly throughout my garden from a week of rain and snow !
 
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