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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2014 - 09:54 AM

Usually plant potatoes on Good Friday, but they are predicting rain for Friday.

So Saturday I tilled up the Potato patch and got 5 rows of potatoes planted. It was 86 degrees.

Thunderstorms rolled in about 9:00 pm and it rained for 24 hrs +(3" of rain) and I woke up this morning and there was 1/2" of snow on the ground.  It was amazing though to go to bed Saturday night and the grass was still brown and dormant and wake up Sunday morning and it was bright green.


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Posted April 14, 2014 - 09:56 AM

Yeah, I am waiting another week to get in my garden. I think I will be better off for it as its still pretty soggy.

Congrats on getting the taters in!

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Posted April 14, 2014 - 09:59 AM

Good Friday is late this year. Last year it was much earlier and I remember that on Easter morning it was -12C 10F at our Easter sunrise church service. We arean't even thinking about planting here yet. Still have snow in our garden.



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 10:06 AM

I transplanted some cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprout plants Saturday.   Ground nice & dry, tilled great.  Was 80*....Wednesday morning has freeze warning, down to 27F.   :wallbanging:   These plants won't be harmed, but I'll have to cover my large Goliath tomato plant I just transferred to a large tub.


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Posted April 14, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Iowa weather - you just got to like it

 

like JD Dannels stated

 

I live about 30 miles north of him and we got around 4" of rain and around over a 1/2" of snow ( from Saturday night to Monday morning)

 

wife got in the 3 rows of peas and strawberries moved - last Friday

I got the garden plowed - now just need to till it

so the potatoes will go in soon as it dries out so that I can till



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 03:31 PM

I'm about 30 miles North of Dubuque Ia. a good 2 inches of wet snow on the ground, It's still on the ground as I type this.

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Posted April 14, 2014 - 03:55 PM

I'm about 30 miles North of Dubuque Ia. a good 2 inches of wet snow on the ground, It's still on the ground as I type this.

That is pretty country up there Artie. I would love to live in that alpine like NE corner of Iowa in the summertime. A trout fishers dream.

Winter would really stink though!! The roads look like they turned a sidwinder loose and chased it with a bulldozer up & down over those ridges.



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 04:23 PM

down here in god's corner of the state, we had a real nice 77* for Friday, a great 86* for Saturday, then we got about 3" of rain and 60's for Sunday. This morning it was 36* and tried to snow on and off all day, but it didn't amount to anything.



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Posted April 14, 2014 - 04:28 PM

I'm about 2-1/2 hours south of JD, got my tators, onions, peas & a few green beans planted Friday.  We only got 1" of rain & snow flurries this morning, 25* predicted for tonight.  Another cold spell later this week, but not as cold as tonight!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted April 15, 2014 - 08:49 AM

up here in the northeast corner ,  we got 2.75 of rain and about 2.5 of snow, snow will be all gone after today.    got my garden all ready to go in just need some wind and 70s now. 


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Posted April 15, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Well, it's Iowa...with the weather it all comes down to "wait a day...and it'll change".  I'm in the Yellow River valley, and unfortunately have to wait until late may to put transplants in (get very late frosts). Otherwise wait until middle of may for most seeds...but everything grows good in this flood-plain alluvium.



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 06:52 AM

got the potatoes , peas, lettuce, in the garden ......planted everything on good Friday. Will wait now till the first week of May to get the rest planted,
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