Olcowhand's 2012 Garden
Posted April 18, 2012 - 07:08 PM
Posted April 18, 2012 - 08:38 PM
Posted April 18, 2012 - 09:01 PM
Dan, is that broadleaf control or is it a roundup like spray?
It's a mix. Atrazine for grasses, Simazine for broadleaf, Roundup for standing weeds, and a wetting agent.
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Posted April 18, 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted April 23, 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted April 23, 2012 - 07:18 PM
So you sprayed before you planted corn? How well will that work once you plant the corn and it comes up?
I usually spray the corn ground, but after I plant. The least you disturb the ground following spraying the better. The pre-emergence chemicals don't affect corn, just weeds/grasses when they try to emerge from the soil. I don't put as strong a mix as I do for field corn, just in case sweet corn is more sensitive. Usually it slows the weeds halfway through maturity, & by then the corn has formed a canopy that inhibits weeds itself.
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Posted April 23, 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted April 23, 2012 - 08:12 PM
Posted April 25, 2012 - 06:59 PM
Posted April 28, 2012 - 01:20 PM
Got my sweet bell peppers transplanted today, but decided we'll go get more & finish those 2 rows all the way to lower end of the garden. Going to get more onion sets too, and finish one of the onion rows to the end also. Sweet pepper relish is to die for! Takes red & green bell peppers, plus onions to make.
Went out of our "normal" and got 6 Eggplants. Not sure how I will like them, but Teresa wanted to try them.
Posted April 28, 2012 - 02:40 PM
Posted April 30, 2012 - 12:45 PM
Got some corn in myself this weekend.
Posted April 30, 2012 - 02:40 PM
Posted May 03, 2012 - 07:34 PM
Green beans are up! They are pole type, so I have to get my posts in the ground asap to attach my 5' welded wire to. Always had bush beans, but my back kills me picking them these days, so anything that can make things easier is THE way to do it.
Just to the right of the beans sprouts, you can see the 3 hills where I just planted crooked neck summer squash. It should break through any day.
We also finished transplanting more pepper plants to finish the 2 rows all the way to the end of the garden. If you look REALLY close, to the right of the peppers we put in some tiny onion slips tonight too.
This lower corner will get some cantelope and maybe a hill or 2 of watermelon.
Posted May 03, 2012 - 07:50 PM