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Garden attempt #2 Spring 2010 #6: Are We Serious Here?

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Blog entry by StarrsWife posted 03-20-2010 12:29 AM 1452 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I know I haven’t posted pics, but I really am so darn busy! I do want to say that my fishtank/xmas light idea worked BEAUTIFULLY!
Hubby has been working my beds, and we bought 400lbs of manure and 15 bags of the mulch I failed to use any of last year…hence my failed garden. I also bought Ozmocote and more seeds, lol!
I have about 61 pepper plants (100% germination with almost everything), 30 or so tomatos, cantaloupe, watermelon, zuchinni, yellow squash, basil, marigolds, swiss chard, cucumbers, okra, brussel sprouts, and some mystery seeds too!
I now have a 4 ft. shop light with 2 plant bulbs in it suspended over my kitchen table lol, which, btw is COVERED in seedlings and small plants!
The weather was a beautiful 70 something today, so everything got to go outside for some fresh air and possibly a lil hardening off…..and how lucky was I? It rained, WOOHOO! Luckily i got them inside b4 it came on so hard it beat them down, whew! But, true to Oklahoma’s way, 70 today, 36 right now, tomorrow’s low is 25 with BIG chance of 6-14 in. of SNOW! Thank the gods I haven’t planted any of my babies yet :)

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.



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posted 03-20-2010 07:37 AM

I enjoyed the image of your kitchen table covered with seedlings. You have caught the gardening bug! I hope the weather cooperates for you so that you can get all your little seedlings into the soil. The brussel sprouts are your most cool weather tolerant seedlings, you could probably get those out after your snow melts. Even if you get cool-weather seedlings out and it turns really cold, you can temporarily place upside down gardening pots or buckets over small seedlings to protect them from a late frost.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-20-2010 07:57 AM

Sounds like you are off to a great start Jessica.Had to laugh at the kitchen table part.Us gardeners will do what ever it takes to start our plants. (lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-20-2010 02:32 PM

isn’t it exciting.
phew re: getting them back inside quickly!

Gotta love the fluctuating spring weather .. but—it is what it is.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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