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Old 05-04-2015, 03:52 AM   #691
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I tilled Friday but haven't bought seed or starts yet.
Now that's some good looking dirt. Nice dark soil.
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My bok choy is bolting. Any ideas of why? It's been fairly chilly the past few weeks. Lots of rain. Temps less than 80s most days. I'm not impressed.

Bok choy and other leafy greens love the cold. Tomatoes, peppers, none of that stuff will grow here in Colorado Springs. The leafy greens on the other hand are like flipping weeds here. Lettuce and cabbage, that stuff just won't die! I'm about to get a greenhouse and a heater to grow me some hot peppers. Too bad my half pit killed all the voles that kept eating my greens, that crap keeps ending up in my lunch!
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Now that's some good looking dirt. Nice dark soil.
That was right after tilling before it dried, although I an blessed with good soil. North west Ohio was the "black swamp" until the army drained it in the 1830s, producing some of the highest quality farmland in the country. I spend some energy composting and maintaining the quality too.
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Yesterday I moved 8 yards of topsoil with shovel and cart to build 54 linear feet of raised bed for tomatoes. Got 22 tomato plants and four hot peppers planted, soaker hoses ran under straw mulch, and watered, in that order. Here's hoping for a yield like last summer's. I can taste the tomatoes already!
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it's beginning to look a lot like summer.
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Been awhile. The garden looks good in some places and bad in others. The corn and squash are terrible this year. They over achieved last year. The blueberries are not producing as much as last year as well. Here are a few pictures from this morning. lettuce, onion and carrots. peppers and basil. as you can see. There are a lot of empty spaces where squash should be. tomatoes and cucumber. the dill is starting to bolt. and so is the cilantro and kale.
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Some of these gardens are incredibly impressive, I finally built a raised garden bed this year but started small, 4X8'. I planted Garlic, Onions, peppers, Tomatoes and I'm trying Brussel Sprouts but that's not going well.

So far so good, I'll post a picture if I get a chance, the garlic and onions took off and are doing really well.
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