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Saturday, April 15 View Page
I've decided to start my diary over. It was just to messy. Here is my patch with 4 yards of compost spread out. It looks really good to me. I will have it tilled next weekend And start the seeds the week after next weekend. Then put the hoops sometime at the end of April. My vegetable garden with beds in it is looking good too. The fence for my giants will go up at the end of April or beginning of May. I will be planting my hot peppers that I started indoors there in the beds and other vegetables that I will probably buy from the store. So far everything is on task.
Saturday, April 15 View Page
Friday, April 21 View Page
I've started a new diary so here is my 2017 lineup! I will be starting them next week. Thanks Norm for sending me 1223.5 seeds.
Saturday, April 22 View Page
A little rainy here in Topsfield today. So I am going to work on my hoop house tomorrow. It will be sunny and warm then. My plan was to start my seeds this upcoming week But I am going to start them tomorrow. The time has arrived. It's time to start them. So the hoop house will be build tomorrow and the seeds will be started tommrow. I will not put the hoop house in my garden yet because it is not tilled yet. Tilling was going to be done this weekend but the recent rain now pushed it to most likely next weekend. But that's ok, lots of things happening tomorrow .
Saturday, April 22 View Page
Here are my peppers then some tomatoes in the middle. The peppers are just exploding. They doubled in size in the last 4 days. WOW products are just giving them great boosts
Sunday, April 23 View Page
The hoop house has been built! I will put the plastic on after I till my patch. Then I will put heating cables down and the light in the hoop house to warm it up. My seeds got started today. I will plant in mid may
Sunday, April 23 View Page
Wednesday, April 26 View Page
My pumpkin line up could possibly be changed a bit. Here's why, The 1980 Lancaster is not germinating. Woody has tried lots of times and the seed just doesn't want to germinate. He put it in this incubator but has no luck getting roots to come out of it. Just won't germinate. He is trying again to see if he will get the magic seed. If that does not happen then I will be going with the 1713 I believe it is. That is a great seed. That seed grew the 1980. I will be completely fine using the 1713. On the other hand. The 1223.5 GANSERT germinated within 24 hours and is in pots.


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