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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted January 02, 2014 - 09:42 AM

Here it is the 2nd of January and 6 seed catalogs have arrived in the past week.

 

While it is fun to study them and plan the Garden for this spring.

It is still about 3-4 months before we can get to it here in Iowa?

 

I'm not sure whether it is a blessing or a curse to get the catalogs this early?


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Posted January 02, 2014 - 09:51 AM

theres always day dreaming time , the sun on your back, the smell of spring blossoms, fresh cut grass, then you get a rude awaking to a stuffed up noise and cold feet, ha ha ha  better days are coming farmer john


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Posted January 02, 2014 - 10:11 AM

My wife has gotten her first seed catalog and has already deciced that I should get the tractor and tiller ready? 2 1/2' of snow and frozen ground about 2' and she wants to start gardening already. Now don't get me wrong I'm all for spring but let's melt the snow first. Roger.


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Posted January 02, 2014 - 10:43 AM

theres always day dreaming time , the sun on your back, the smell of spring blossoms, fresh cut grass, then you get a rude awaking to a stuffed up noise and cold feet, ha ha ha  better days are coming farmer john

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Posted January 02, 2014 - 10:46 AM

I got three on Tuesday, it was -12° when I went to the mailbox. It doesn't seem right.



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Posted January 02, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The seed companies are just giving us time to study their offerings and plan. I'm lucky because Comstock Ferry is only a mile out of the way when I go to the VA Hospital. We stop in there in March and get what we want.

On the other hand, the wife and reality are sometimes out of sync. She has an MBA and thinks that everything can be done in no time. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted January 02, 2014 - 01:12 PM

I got three on Tuesday, it was -12° when I went to the mailbox. It doesn't seem right.

Yeah it gets a bit colder up North. It hit a high of 7 degrees yesterday with 10-15 mph winds while I was out on the Ford plowing the 4" of snow we got  Tuesday night and Wednesday(quit abou 3 pm yesterday). No hurry getting the Tiller mounted, I suspect there will be several more snows to plow.


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Posted January 02, 2014 - 06:07 PM

We hit a balmy -19 today---- after weeks of-40 overnight, that's warm. The seed catalogues are on the shelf in the "reading room" and are already well thumbed and marked. I got one of the Whole Seed Catalogs that was mentioned in another thread for a Christmas present! I don't know how she did it but Oldedeere#2 managed to get one sent up here for me. Can't wait to get in the garden again.

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Posted January 31, 2014 - 09:40 PM

never to early...

 

After working for a nationally known heirloom seed company for years, I can tell you that sometimes its better to get your order in sometimes pretty early, especially when it comes to ordering transplants, potatoes, garlic, or sets. 

 

the sooner your con peruse that catalogs, the sooner you can plan your garden out.  I usually have it planned for the next growing season by the time the snow starts flying, or even some things during the season, like cover crop location and rotation areas (ex. so I don't plant tomatoes where I had tomatoes the previous year and so on)

 

Man...sorry for being so windy...TMI I guess....anyway, have fun and it's always a blessing. 


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Posted January 31, 2014 - 09:44 PM


 

Man...sorry for being so windy...TMI I guess....anyway, have fun and it's always a blessing. 

Don't worry about it, you should read some of my posts :D

Rotating crop is important, glad you spoke of it.


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