Clear sky usually means it's going to be a colder night because the clouds actually help keep the warmth. We have a possible frost coming Thursday morning so I'm going to cover my plants up to be safe.The sky was clear so I didn't think anything of it. I go out and see frost everywhere (temp was 30°F). Went straight to the garden apologized to the seedlings and dropped my head in shame.
I'm hoping the april/may storms are done, just transplanted out some replacement cucumbers (beit alpha) and a few big jim pepper plants. Squash/zucchini are fast enough to grow that I'll probably just soak some seeds for a few hours a direct plant some replacements in new grow bags. Should have a better feel for the layout next year and put the raised beds in.I got complacent vato, day and night temps have been great for over a week. I'll be resetting tomorrow with new tomatoes and peppers and getting this seasons photo and auto seeds wet too.
Badass looking place u got there by the looks.... We are trying to find our forever place as we speak and it's hard to do so...I really need to plan out irrigation for our garden. A month without rain and the temps have been in the 80s for the last 12 days. I regret cutting the grass last week.
On the bright side (hopefully) I sowed some bell pepper seeds I got from my wife's grandmother and I abandoned them after a few weeks of nothing. I was cleaning up my garden workspace and lifted a mushroom container off the jiffy seed starters and found two sprouts.
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Threw them in a big pot covered them with a Walmart bag and put them in the shade outside to warm up. These are going to be babied like a mofo. Fingers crossed.
Forked a section along the fence inside the garden on both sides for sunflowers, melons and corn
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Thanks vato. This will be year four at our place and building an empire is an endeavor that's for sure. Good luck with your search.Badass looking place u got there by the looks.... We are trying to find our forever place as we speak and it's hard to do so...
Love to b in country away from people.... Lol
Btw, did u ever start your world record pumpkin quest with your kids yet? Think it was u that mentioned that... B Kool to watch imo...
Right on Fidd,Thanks vato. This will be year four at our place and building an empire is an endeavor that's for sure. Good luck with your search.
On Monday, the kiddo and I planted five more seed direct into future tree plots to put in work for me.
We watered them in and covered the spot with a couple hunks of rotting wood to keep the area moist.
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We check in the morning and evening. It's been dry so the plan is to use the wood to protect the sprouts but try not to smother them.
I plugged in two trees thinking they were goners and they pushed out some new growth (at the very bottom of course). I don't know if it's worth keeping them in prime real estate at that stage.
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Supposedly you can get high as bird pussy off of not ripe mulberriesThis is my 30' x 30' -ish spot that I have been building and working the soil on. I want a vegetable jungle, and if I can't eat or can it all or give it away to neighbors it'll be great compost for next year. The upper left part by the boulder is excavated and worked but raw year one soil. I have random stuff there like celery, sweet potatoes, and some oriental green I can't pronounce.
Upper right is all hot peppers. the lower half has assorted tomatoes and some sweet peppers that I will string up from the clothes lines instead of using cages. The center line under the clotheslines is bush beans and peas. There are climbing beans and peas along every fence, and a row of baby corn. Clover and assorted cover crop instead of weeding, and the walkways are where I dispose of my shredded shipping boxes. I have some bird-seed/pollenator attractor plants all around, and will be sticking stuff I have started inside wherever it will fit.
The ancient oak log top right behind the mulberry tree was growing where the bare spot for the garden is. The stump is under the lower right clothesline and about 8' in diameter, ground to the previous ground level. I have about a foot of soil over it now. And that is a peach tree top center that I pruned back last fall.
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