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 Post subject: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:32 am 
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Apparently Spring is here, according to the weather people. I want to get all my seeds in and skip the starter process. Opinions? Will you enable me? My rhubarb has already started with new growth and my kale actually survived the winter so I'm feeling optimistic.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:33 am 
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You would be silly not to plant now.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:43 am 
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I've already sown many seeds. Go for it! I'm also skipping indoor starting because I don't feel like doing that part! :p

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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:37 am 
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i'm in northern california, but they said to wait until easter to plant, i got the itch two weeks ago and planted peas, lettuce, beets, radishes, carrots and kohlrabi. This afternoon there were peas popping out and the lettuce and radishes have made their appearances earlier in week! I am so excited. We are house hunting, so i used only leftover seed from last year. It makes everything showing seem like a double miracle.


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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:38 am 
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I still need to clean up and till, I will probably hold out until April to actually get my plants (I don't do seeds). And then i'll not plant them for a few days because me getting plants means that a mighty frost will come.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:29 pm 
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Isa, that's so funny. Portland (in the hills, at least) is expecting snow again tonight -the 2nd time this week! My kale, corn salad, etc. from last fall is in active growth, but my microclimate is too cold and soggy to work the soil yet. But I do have quite a lot of seeds I've started under lights inside.

I almost planted peas a couple of weeks ago, until I looked at the long-term weather forecast. Our cold springs aren't conducive to fast growth, so I've found if I wait a few weeks my peas catch up with everyone else's and I don't lose so many to slugs and soil rot.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:00 pm 
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I threw caution to the wind today and put a bunch of seeds straight into the ground! I also find this spring too good to be true and expect there to be blizzards until May, but what the hell. I planted radishes, sweet peas, carrots, chard, and thinned out some kale that survived the winter but never got very big last year because it was too crowded. I'm so excited!


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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:00 pm 
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The new radishes I planted have already sprouted, so has the various lettuces and greens. I planted beets and carrots, three varieties each, in some plots yesterday. Peas and spinach have been sown as well. The tomato sprouts are outside on the porch during the day already so I don't have to harden them off so much later or have them get weak. Maybe I'll even plant the beans outside now, who knows? Its hard to think there will be a last frost I need to wait on since it was 88 F today and has been in the 80s-70s for a while now. Even if there is, maybe the plants will be semi-established by then and I could just cover the tender ones with sheets or something. Forget caution, I'm going to get two crops of lots of stuff this year if its going to turn hot already. Too bad the peas will probably die cause the heat... no springtime, just summer.


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 Post subject: Re: I'm throwing caution to the wind and planting early
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:16 pm 
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My stuff has germinated! Well, a lot of it. So I'm super hopeful.

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