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    Garden Planting in Full Swing

    With no cool weather in sight, highs in upper 70s to low 80s, and fairly warm nights it is time to go for it. We have the first sweet corn planted, several squash varieties, cukes, green and half-runner beans, and about 200 tomato plants in addition to our cool weather veggies. The tomato plants were growing so fast in their trays and needed to be growing in the garden instead. Near the end of April we will plant our melons, okra, and more of the above for a second crop.


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    At least your plaNting. Steve is plating in another thread. lol
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    Got my Candy onion sets from Dixondale in the mail yesterday morning. Ground was too wet to work. About 7:30 in the evening it was just dry enough to work. Still packed tight when walked on, and I drug clumps out the ends of the garden with the tiller. A handful would make a good mud ball, but I got them set out. Then 1/2" of rain overnight should get them started. Won't be any more planting here for the next ten days if the weather forecast holds true. As soon as it dries will be time to set out the remainder of the garden.
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    We have planting to do from what got washed away as well as what normally needs to be done. Mud everywher and it looks to be here awhile.I
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    Was just dry enough to till some more Tuesday as the forecast heavy rain evaded us over the weekend. Only got 1/2" Sunday night.
    Had to till, then let dry several hours, three times before it was ready to plant. Still have sweet corn, melons and pumpkins to put out. A dry spell next week will hopefully give me the opportunity to finish planting. Then it will be time to cut hay.
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    we just had a monsoon here
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    A few farm and garden pics

    "Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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