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05-17-2011, 12:59 PM
My garden plans are over before they got started.Here in southern Columbiana county we have had seven inches of rain in the last 30 days.I have 7 acres of grass wich needs mowed that I cant get on.It continues to rain daily.My lake is flowing over the spillway and is probably sending my fish with it.Ijusy pray that we get abreak soon or my grass will have to be baled.
05-17-2011, 06:10 PM
I'm throwing in the towel as well.I have never planted a garden this late before and refuse to now.Seems we get teased with a couple nice days than get 10 days of rain.May 17th and a high of 50 degrees with rain all day long.Global warming,yeah right:p
05-17-2011, 06:13 PM
we never even start to plant till june ..and we have a great garden every year
05-17-2011, 08:27 PM
I tilled and planted last week, when it was nice, the ground was good for tilling....didn't put any seeds in though, as they would just rot with this weather....really until the grounds gets and stays warm, it's not to late;)....and most plants will catch up to the early planting anyway....
the start, before plant
05-18-2011, 10:47 AM
I have many times put in my garden just prior to or on Memorial Day weekend and things came along just fine although I like to get an earlier start if I can.
I did get ambitious and probably screwed up last week. I planted a bunch of seeds because my ground had dried out. That night and for the next 5 day since it has been pounded. I am afraid I may have wasted my time and money on that effort.:(
05-18-2011, 12:58 PM
I've not even tilled yet....too wet. I'm hoping I can till this Sunday and get things organized. I agree that there is plenty of time to have a great garden. Although I usually aim to have mine completely in by Mother's Day, I've planted as late as the first week in June before and it was fine. I do wonder about my onions and potatoes - never planted them this late?
Even though I know there is plenty of time I'll admit I am growing increasingly irritated:mad: It is frustrating when it is so wet...the only decent days all spring I've had to work making it extra tough. I even did most of my mushroom hunting in light to downpouring rain.
We are bound to dry out soon fellas!!!
05-18-2011, 04:22 PM
My plants are ready to be put in the ground, but I'm in the market for toamto plants & pepper plants, but they'll need FINS!!
05-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Well my peas are up nice and so is my cabbage. I gave mom a row and she mad a bed 1-1/2 ft wide put in onions,turnips,radishes,several type of greens and more. They all seem to be doing great. The rest of the garden will need rototilled when planting. Lucky my garden drains real well. But with rain every day it seems a lot of the rest will be late. Also have spots of gras over 1 foot high. I could mow with big tractor but its so wet id probably have foot deep ruts. So I wait also! I like that raised bed type green house. Been considering making one of some type. I may steal your idea. We use to do that for nursery stock of startings never really thought of doing vegies that way.
Icebucket when do you start your plants? Also how soon can you out them in that hot house in spring?
05-18-2011, 10:59 PM
Going to put pontoons on my mower and stock my new pond with MARLINS!
05-19-2011, 04:59 AM
I can't remember a spring this wet in 25+ years
05-19-2011, 07:26 AM
I agree with some of the other replies.......it's by no means to late to plant a veggie garden, who's to say what late summer and early fall will be like...above average temps??? But I agree this rain,rain,rain sucks!!! Especially when you own a landscape company and planting perennial gardens is a big part of our income..... Oh well atlease we don't cut grass for a living, thoughs guys have got to be going nuts by now!!! Well atlease my crews will be well rested when it does dry out, cause they'll be working sun up to sun down 7 days a week until we get caught up with the work load. Can't even do much hardscaping in this mucky crap!!!.....oh it feels go to vent!!!LOL
05-19-2011, 08:06 AM
don't throw in the towel yet.there is plenty of time for your garden.you may have to transplant your plants into bigger containers till you put them in the ground.on your seeds,you may want to go with a earlier germination variety.many seeds can be bought this way and grow just as good and taste the same.it will be fine.
05-19-2011, 08:41 AM
I have everything in and it's doing well! The spring greens, spinach, and lettuce crop is going to be massive and we've already cut most twice. Beans are up and looking good, corn and cucs the same, Tomatoe plants are growing just fine along with everything else.....When the sun does come out things are going to explode. The only thing I have done differently this year is double up on the natural fungicide and disease spray. With all the natural matter (compost, organic topsoil, mulch, etc) piling up over the years my garden drains excess water but also holds water when needed.
You all are going to need a Garden this year to help offset the higher food prices that are coming due to Excess Food Stocks being bought by other countries because of natural disasters and our own issues this year with our crops.
I will always believe in the saying..." Mother Nature Will Find A Way!" :) So plant your gardens and enjoy!
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