2022 Gardening

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  1. Marie Mallery

    Marie Mallery Veteran Member
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    I took some pictures today of a few plants we have and thought we could use a thread for this years gardening.
     
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    It's way too early to think about gardening here yet. But I can feel the earth stirring. The sap is rising in my maple tree so spring is on the way.
     
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    Way too early here of course, but I have celery planted into soil blocks and awaiting germination. Nothing else yet. Potting soil order arrives around mid-month.
     
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    I am shopping Aerogardens (and similar hydroponic systems) on Amazon; does that count as 2022 gardening start ? My mung bean sprouts were tall enough to take the lid off of the seed tray and I put them near the little Aerogarden so they can get light and turn into micro greens now.
    These are about 5 days old and just starting to get color. Now that the lid is off and they are getting light, they should start really greening up.

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  5. Marie Mallery

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    I would think so. And those are looking like they are really taking off. I have some in the freezer I need to try. I'm sure they are still good.
     
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    I'm not planning on gardening this year, if I do it'll just be a couple of pots, I did want to mention I took a rare shopping trip today to the dollar store they had seed packets 4/$1. I picked up for my grandkids some radish, carrots, and summer squash seed.
     
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    Our first end-of-frost-risk day here is Mother's Day. I don't know if I'll mess with anything this year. I've only tried once since moving here and there are so many critters it's really not worth messing with. And I don't can.
     
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    We are only 6 weeks to autumn, we’ve had a very cool summer think we’ve had 2 days over 40 c ( just over the 100f )
    I planted tomatoes I’d grown from seed they did really well growth wise , produced lots of tomatoes but it didn’t seem to matter what I treated them with along with lots of valuable advise from members @Don Alaska ( I bought stuff recommended although I had to order it ) so one day I was sitting on our verandah looking at the sad tomatoes so I dragged the green bin up to the raised garden bed and filled the bin with the tomato bushes ….I’ve replaced them after testing and treating the soil with a late season tomatoes so let’s hope I have better luck this time
     
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  9. Marie Mallery

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    Good that your teaching the grandkids to plant.
     
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    I have all four aerogardens filled with seeds, and some had baby plants large enough to transplant into containers, so I did that today and then replanted more seeds in the aerogarden.
    I have been able to harvest a few green leaves for my salads, but they really aren’t large enough for that yet.
    The little tomato starts that I bought at Home Depot are really growing, and I transplanted them into a larger container, and by the time they have outgrown this one, I should be able to move them outside into permanent containers.

    I was at the Dollar Store to get the new container and some planting soil and when I looked at the seeds, they had the most gorgeous tomato that i have ever seen !
    It is called an Atomic Grape Tomato, and it has the brightest colors, so I bought some seeds and just put some in the aerogarden to sprout tonight. Here is a picture and information about these gorgeous and amazing tomatoes.

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    Wow that is something else. Good luck sprouting them and can't wait to see them grow and produce.
     
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    I just took these a few minutes ago. Not sure its been worth it but so far managed to save these [;ants from frost and heat Exstream's.


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    Tomatoes so far,

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    We only used half the greenhouse this year, and hubby been busy working on vehicles, so it looks shabby but works.

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    Wish us luck, we are putting up old 10' post we took down to shade camper we sold a couple years ago to put over raised bed to string up tomatoes and put plants in raised bed. I think we should leave them in containers to acclimate or harden off but hubby is going to put them in soil now. He is usually lucky and has a green thumb so maybe they will make it.
     
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    I forgot the name but t5hese are the long red sweet peppers. They are now about 5 inches long and going from container in greenhouse to raised bed.
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    Thy3e green pepper below is almost ready to harvest. I'm beginning to worry about hubbys mental condition.o_O

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