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    Put in a.Few Early Onions

    I loosened up the soil in our small garden spots here a few days ago. It was just too nice yesterday not to play in the dirt some. We planted a couple of pounds of Super Sweet onion sets in one of Miss Joanne's kitchen gardens. Unless we have a bitter cold spell they should be ok. We will plant more in March.
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    Yer makin' my itch worse. We got almost that dry, until yesterday, back to mud and soggy.
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    we cant even see the ground yet because all the snow!!
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    Got a few things in the raised bed on the south side of the greenhouse. Started raining hard yesterday so I put the little hoop back on. My tomatoes are 3" tall in the tree pots, they are back in the greenhouse out of the pounding rain. Strawberries are blooming and setting berries in the greenhouse. I see the potatoes are coming through the ground and the peas are just about ready to set flowers, not very tall but the greenest I have ever seen, under hoops of course....James

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    We will probably start some mater seeds in about 10 days. I will grow my own heirlooms and will buy some hybrids. I can buy them from a greenhouse operator for less than I can grow them. I'm not gonna put much of anything else in the garden till next month. We can still have lots of winter here.
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    Every year I promise myself to start tomato plants from seed and every year I've lied.... this year is no exception. There is ALWAYS a pressing project that sucks up the time it seems.

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    I just started to THINK about a garden and that's about it, solid 2 more months of winter here in Michigan. I'm jealous
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    How did your onions do Jim?
    I fixed a fuel leak on the tractor, and put a used tire, and repacked both wheel bearings on the disc, yesterday. It didn't roll too well with a chunk of tread missing and tube poking through. Today I'm gonna disc the garden, and tomorrow plant some early onion sets and some of these taters that are growing eyes. Hopefully by the time we get enough moisture the ground will be warm enough to sprout them. To paraphrase a line in your original post " It's gonna be just too nice not to play in the dirt some."
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    Dave our early onions are up, but just standing in place. We have covered them several times when temps were going below 25. The worst thing is that we are so dry. We have been getting nothing to at most a quarter inch of rain when a front passes, the wind follows and dries it up in a few hours. It's very unusual that we are not getting any wet weather from the south. We planted taters and more onions close to 2 weeks ago, and I haven't checked them at all. I just hope they are not drying out.

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    As dry as it is, I only had to pull the disc over the garden a few times to get a good powdery seed bed. I ordered some seeds from Victory Seed on Monday morning and received them yesterday. Not bad, four days from order to delivery from Oregon. They deal some heirloom seeds that one can't find other places. So, I'll put out some spinach, lettuce, and radishes also today. We are supposed to get some substantial rainfall over the next few days. We'll see what happens.
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