Bert, we planted a kitchen garden about 7 to 10 days ago. Onions, beets, carrots, 2 types of lettuce, spinach, and carrots. The spot it is in may be a little too wet if we have normal rainfall. Onions are beginning to sprout. I have tomato seedlings, probably 7-8 varieties, up about 2 inches tall on my side porch and will transplant them in about another week. Been eating spinach, kale, and mustard greens all winter.
March will be here in a few days. Time to get some fertilizer on the hay fields, and oversow some spots that have gotten weak.
Gonna have to wait for a dry spell to get the early garden out. Way too wet here to do any ground tilling.
Got Cabbage,Broccoli & Cauliflour sets started in the cellar.Just started tomatoe and pepper plants today. Nothing goes outside here until april for cold crops and May for everything else. Frost date here is May 15th.
Just waiting on a dry spell to dry and get the land worked up here... just as it seems like it is a day or so away the rain always seems to find us... it's hard to complain about rain though. Great to hear so many people out there already getting started though!
Snow here this morning, couple of inches. I have tomatoes planted in the big tree pots, still in the greenhouse. Strawberries are ripening every day. Peas, potatoes, cabbage and kitchen gardens going good. Been a mild winter so far....James
leeks spanish onions and lisianthus started in green house a month ago cut off onion and leeks a week ago all is growing well will start tomatoes peppers and many types of herbs and cut flowers in 3 weeks then the days will go by fast
An uncommon early May freeze in the middle of KY last night with a low of 29 degrees.
There has been only four times it has gotten below 32 in my part of KY in my 60 years according to the local weather gurus.
May 10 1966, May 9 1976, May 7 2002 and this morning. Which set a new record low...
This article was in a local paper this morning. Here in flue cured tobacco country the amount grown has decreased rapidly over the last few years. Bulk barns and specialized tobacco equipment rust away. We grew our last crop in 2004 , the year the buyout was approved. We sold carryover 2004...
This article with pics was in a local paper yesterday. The pick-your-own operations are facing real problems unless they can adapt to current situations. A local blueberry farmer I know has already decided not to open his farm this year...
I picked up a little over 100LBS of pecans this year with about 5 LBS more to go. I have 5 trees and I got about 90% from 1 tree 9% from another one and the other 3 trees didn't do hardly anything. The second tree is a harder shell and much larger than the other 4, but what is lacked in quanity...
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