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#1 637Yeoman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2017 - 03:48 PM

About this season.

We planted the onions and potatoes, and now its starting to frost outside. We've been covering them with a light tarp, more like one of those plastic bags for meat and other produce at the WalMart. We are supposed to be planting soon, but im not sure if i want to. If its going to be frosting days before we plant, then i think i will hold off for a week. Hows your guy's planting going? Sounds like Chieffans is going well!


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Posted May 09, 2017 - 05:50 PM

It has been too wet here to get any tilling done, but should be able to go by the weekend. It has been warm enough here to get the crops in that can stand some frost (potatoes, peas, carrots). Typically up here we can put out started plants on the May 24th long weekend, but like you I will be waiting at least an extra week to do that. I will be planting seeds for crops that can't handle frost then though. The frost won't hurt them if they haven't sprouted yet.

 

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Posted May 09, 2017 - 06:12 PM

Potatoes, Sweetcorn, sweet peas, carrots and some other things are in as of today. Hoping for a good growing season this year.


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Posted May 09, 2017 - 06:28 PM

26 rows of potatoes in for over a week now. Plus carrots and buckwheat planted. They, carrots and buckwheat, are both coming thru after 10 days of planting. Frost won't hurt potatoes. Potatoes won't be thru ground for a while yet. Buckwheat and carrots could be a problem if frost happens. They say, who ever they are, that the last possible day of frost, in my area, is June 10.

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Posted May 09, 2017 - 06:31 PM

Having those same feelings here in NY.
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Posted May 09, 2017 - 08:12 PM

Me too, and we have had frost in every month except July!
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Posted May 09, 2017 - 09:22 PM

tilled and put in tomatoes and brockley ,all the fruit trees blossoms made it thru the frosts and have all set fruit so fingures crossed,85 degrees here today


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Posted May 10, 2017 - 03:52 PM

26 rows of potatoes in for over a week now. Plus carrots and buckwheat planted. They, carrots and buckwheat, are both coming thru after 10 days of planting. Frost won't hurt potatoes. Potatoes won't be thru ground for a while yet. Buckwheat and carrots could be a problem if frost happens. They say, who ever they are, that the last possible day of frost, in my area, is June 10.

Noel

 

Frost actually won't harm carrots either Noel. Turnip, radish and quite a few others can take a bit of frost and even some snow. I had peas up about 3 or 4"  in mid April one year and they got buried in wet snow for a couple of days. It was one of the best pea crops I have ever had.

 

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Posted May 10, 2017 - 06:42 PM

We tried beans again this year.  Have good black sandy soil but peas and beans are just so so.  3 miles away they can have a bumper crop.  Not holding my nose right I guess.  Ended up with 1.72" of rain the last 24 hours.  Picked up a couple bags of mulch today to put around the tomato plants.  No potatoes as no place to store them and end up feeding them to the goats.  To much work for that.  Propane1, 26 rows of potatoes ? ?   How long are the rows??  I like potatoes but 26 rows ? ? /


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 09:29 AM

They say, who ever they are, that the last possible day of frost, in my area, is June 10.

Noel

That frost date is based on the average from the past. It should be obvious to everyone by now that things are changing. Plants like tomatoes may not die from the cool, but they are just going to sit there until things get better anyway. Plants like peppers and cukes  definitely like warmth.


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Posted May 11, 2017 - 11:03 AM

That frost date is based on the average from the past. It should be obvious to everyone by now that things are changing. Plants like tomatoes may not die from the cool, but they are just going to sit there until things get better anyway. Plants like peppers and cukes  definitely like warmth.

 

Last year I planted my tomatoes one day before the last frost date, all looked good and c'mon, like the weather was going to suddenly change in just one day.....

I lost nearly the whole lot to an unexpected frost. If you plant early, have some row covers handy!


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