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post #1 of 31
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Well I am getting the itch to get the garden started. Even though I have 2 feet of snow covering it. The garden is about 9x15. This year I am planting the following.

Green onions
Green peppers
Yellow banana peppers
Spanish yellow onions
Maybe potatoes.

What is everyone planting?
post #2 of 31
I have ten acres of worthless ground! Too much alkali to really grow anything. Certainly like beet greens though!
post #3 of 31
I'm not sure if I'm going to fool with it or not this year.

Don't fertilize your potatoes but once a month. You'll have all foliage and no potatoes.
post #4 of 31
Hey Ryan think you stole our planting list smile.gif . Although we also do green beans.
Like you we have about a foot of snow on our veggie garden but i still have that itch to getout there and get started.

Most people in Iowa are soooo ready for spring.
post #5 of 31
I can't wait til warm weather gets here. biggrin.gif

I brought one of my tomato plants in for the winter...
It's doing well in my living room.smile.gif
I have small tomatoes on it now....I need to take another picture of them.

post #6 of 31
I am thinking about one this year... if so:
green peppers
sweet&hot banana peppers
cherry peppers

missed this past year but had a killer garden the season before!!
post #7 of 31
We keep onions out year round. About 3 weeks ago in mid Feb I put out swiss chard, arugula, and some free lettuce seeds I got. Those are all up and doing well, though a lite dusting of snow last night was a little scary. Ground was warm enough to keep the little guys from getting bit. Last Saturday, 3/1 I put out german giant radishes, danvers carrot, & frizee endive. Over the next 6 weeks or so I'll be adding mesclun, slobolt lettuce, zucchini, edamame soybeans, dragon's tongue bush beans, various heirloom tomatoes, jalapenos, sweet peppers, something called red malabar spinach (which I'm told is not really spinach), and moon & stars watermelon.
Our asparagus got going early. We have had 2 meals with them on the side, plus plenty cut up and added to salads. It is their 4th year, so it should be really good into the end of May at least.
Starting as early as I did this year was a gamble. I've waited until mid March to start before and still lost plants. We've had a mild winter here in North Texas, so I felt pretty confident. So far so good!
post #8 of 31
This year will be a bitter sweet one for me... I am putting up a shop right were my Garden has been.. No room for another in my litttle place... I guess the Farmers Market will get me through the year along with some friends and neighbors stock...
post #9 of 31
Yep, I'm ready to get the tomatoes and peppers in the ground too. No snow on the ground here (sorry south Tulsa.. hee hee), but last year was a disaster thanks to a late freeze and record rainfall. Hope this year will be better.

Oh, the south Tulsa thing... they got 8" of snow last night. I'm on the north side, not a flake. icon_mrgreen.gif
post #10 of 31
bassman...............try using raised beds...........werks great in ground that otherwise can't support a garden..........

post #11 of 31
yup dude here in AZ I use raised beds also(water thing) my well is 400 ft. deep,do container garder also-only plant maters-peppers etc-don't go overboard.
post #12 of 31
too bad you wasn't back here in iowa........would be NO problem growing things................BWHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAH

and i don't want to EVEN hear bout i am buried in snow AGAIN...............LLOLOL
post #13 of 31
got the seed starters out i'm going to try to start my peppers from scratch this year. got hooked on them abt things so i need plenty of them this year 6 different varaities and now snow friday oh well sooner or later it'll come around
post #14 of 31
I'm gonna have another bumper crop of rocks. Live on a freakin' sand and gravel pit. I do have a small areaa I backfilled with topsoil and grow a few 'maters and pepper plants. Hungarian med. and hot, of course :{)
post #15 of 31
yeah rich........trying to locate those myself..........i can find em in seeds......but smokebuzz sez a place down by his old hometown will carry the peppers i want to make paprika
post #16 of 31
I hear tell a good brand of bell pepper is real close WD...
post #17 of 31
I getting the beds ready this week for the WE plant-saw this link from shell.http://www.chileplants.com/
post #18 of 31
here you go rich


these are the ones i am trying to find..........true paprika peppers
post #19 of 31
Woah COOL! I'mma gonna order some! THANKS WD! POINTS!
post #20 of 31
also......here is a bit of history.......plus what is traditionaly used when making hungarian paprika

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