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By the sounds of it we all need to start bee keeping!!
Hmmmmm how do you keep that one bee out??

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Thats actually very reasonable!

Now, if I just werent deadly alergic...
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Got a few Tomato plants-in yesterday...In the mud....
You shouldn't plant in the mud. The mud pushes all the air out of the soil and makes it hard around the roots when the mud dries out. You should wait until the ground is "fluffy".
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You shouldn't plant in the mud. The mud pushes all the air out of the soil and makes it hard around the roots when the mud dries out. You should wait until the ground is "fluffy".
Speaking of which...anyone have an opinion on weed-wacker roto-tiller attachments?
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I use a mantis to go in between rows, and tilling small patches. It works good for that, but takes a long time to do my whole garden. As far as trimmer attachments, no experience here.

I planted lettuce, spinach, and radishes Saturday, the radishes were popping up on Thursday. I watered them twice a day, which helps speed up the process. It's raining now, the first real rain in well over a week and a half.

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Thats actually very reasonable!

Now, if I just werent deadly alergic...
That could present a problem.
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I use a mantis to go in between rows, and tilling small patches. It works good for that, but takes a long time to do my whole garden. As far as trimmer attachments, no experience here.

I planted lettuce, spinach, and radishes Saturday, the radishes were popping up on Thursday. I watered them twice a day, which helps speed up the process. It's raining now, the first real rain in well over a week and a half.
I turn my garden over with a spade and/or a pitchfork.

The rain always does the plants much more good than water from the hose. Your garden will grow quickly now.

I don't know if I'll plant anything this year. Maybe a tomato plant or two to feed my addiction. I usually put in about 8 tomato plants. I'm just so busy with my son's wedding and the weather here is STILL COLD.
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Got the tiller attachment...works pretty well actually. I was surprised.

Getting down to 28 overnight tonight which kinda makes me glad I havent planted anything yet!

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Radishes are almost ready, turnips are taking off, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage is leafing out and becoming stronger. The lettuce and spinach I planted last weekend has popped up, they will need covered tonight. Everything else will take a light frost and laugh at it.

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Finally have a nice weekend with no other urgent issues to deal with! Yesterday I pulled the weeds out of three raised beds (with some help from the goats, except they leave the roots ), added a couple of inches of chicken litter compost that's been working all winter, and topped it off with a fresh layer of pasture dirt from the truckload we had delivered a while back. Heading to Atwood's in a few minutes to get some tomato, pepper, eggplant and basil plants, and will have them in the ground shortly. Also getting some cucumber and green beans planted today.

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