Garden 2012 - Page 12 - MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information
Register Home FAQ Garage MTF Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Store Chat Room

Home Garden Herbs and Veggies grown at home

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2012, 08:13 AM   post #166 of 343
Fordsonman
Senior MTF Member
 
Fordsonman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ma
Posts: 112
MTF Member # 60806
Default Re: Garden 2012

have the atlantic giant pumpkins started in the basement along with some giant green squash and field pumpkins and watermelon also trying to get the ghost chilies to germinate but they take forever, garden needs a few more amendments waiting for them to be delivered.
__________________
1956 Fordson Major
1942 Allis Chalmers B
1960 DB Suburban
1967 Sears Custom 6
1974 Huffy mini
Fordsonman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2012, 08:27 AM   post #167 of 343
rvgary
Senior MTF Member
 
rvgary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 818
MTF Member # 37774
Images: 1
Default Re: Garden 2012

Morning, 29.1 here this morning. I did cover the berries again last night but hope that's the last. Sounds like the nights will be some warmer now for awhile.
RDR, Whats with the cans on top of the post. I have not seen this done. I would guess they make some noise in the wind and help keep varmints away??
__________________
1979 John Deere 314 with a 48" Mower and a 48" blade, Poulan ZT Pro 48" Deck, Old Farmall "M", 36" KINCO Sickle mower, 1991 Kawasaki Mule 500, Sears Log Splitter
rvgary is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 01:40 PM   post #168 of 343
Jim-Iowa
Senior MTF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Newton, Iowa
Posts: 881
MTF Member # 53980
Default Re: Garden 2012

Well it was 28.5 Yesterday morning and 25 this morning.
I saw frost in the bottom but none on the hill where my plantings are and everything looked good.
With one Exception and I'm going to need advice from RDR.
My Grapes defineately got frost bit. I assume they will come back?
I had planeed to transplant them this weekend. They were just planted last year and are about a foot tall. I had them in a North South Row and want to move them to a South east facing slope running East & West.
Jim-Iowa is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 01:44 PM   post #169 of 343
tranks
Professional amateur!
 
tranks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 970
MTF Member # 36078
Images: 19
Garage
Default Re: Garden 2012

with green beans, peas and sweet corn, is it okay to plant a few weeks before the last (normally last) frost?

or would it be wise to wait for a trustable forecast for normal last frost's week?
__________________
mike

building a steerable yard cart --- New video post #53

1971 John Deere 112--2000 New Holland LS55H
1985 John Deere 112L
tranks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 01:55 PM   post #170 of 343
Jim-Iowa
Senior MTF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Newton, Iowa
Posts: 881
MTF Member # 53980
Default Re: Garden 2012

The Green Beans and Peas should be fine a frost won't hurt them until they are up. the Corn I'm not so sure about. The ground temperature needs to be 55 degrees for it to germinate. If planted too early and a lot of rain comes the seed can rot. I believe our ground temps are there now. But they are predicting rain Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday this week so I won't plant corn untill at least next week and maybe a week earlier.
I planted corn early last year and it did not germinate, my second planting the deere ate, the third planting was so thin I tilled it under and only got corn from the fourth planting. This is Iowa for crying out loud and anyone can grow corn! But my experience last year was an eye opener.
I never did any soil tests, but suspect that there may have been ag chemicals rom the previous year of field corn that messed up my sweet corn?
Jim-Iowa is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 02:33 PM   post #171 of 343
Fordsonman
Senior MTF Member
 
Fordsonman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ma
Posts: 112
MTF Member # 60806
Default Re: Garden 2012

waiting for my soil samples to come back from the lab, here's hoping for another BIG year!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	catpumpkin.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	144.9 KB
ID:	207973  
__________________
1956 Fordson Major
1942 Allis Chalmers B
1960 DB Suburban
1967 Sears Custom 6
1974 Huffy mini
Fordsonman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 05:56 PM   post #172 of 343
rvgary
Senior MTF Member
 
rvgary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 818
MTF Member # 37774
Images: 1
Default Re: Garden 2012

Tranks, I have found you are just as well off to wait till the time is right to plant most anything. I have tried for years to get ahead of the game and plant early . even set out plants early and maybe they would do OK but they just sit there and don't grow. Then I put out plants later when they should be planted and I end up with them doing as well OR better then the ones I planted early. Like Jim said. You can put seed in the ground and it will just lay there and if the bugs, birds or varmints don't get it they will most likely rot. This has been a crazy year for weather and I think we'd all do well to just bide our time
__________________
1979 John Deere 314 with a 48" Mower and a 48" blade, Poulan ZT Pro 48" Deck, Old Farmall "M", 36" KINCO Sickle mower, 1991 Kawasaki Mule 500, Sears Log Splitter
rvgary is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 10:31 PM   post #173 of 343
RDR
3K Poster!!!!
 
RDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,085
MTF Member # 4731
Images: 1
Default Re: Garden 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by rvgary View Post
Morning, 29.1 here this morning. I did cover the berries again last night but hope that's the last. Sounds like the nights will be some warmer now for awhile.
RDR, Whats with the cans on top of the post. I have not seen this done. I would guess they make some noise in the wind and help keep varmints away??
Glad I didn't have a mouthful of wine when I read about the tin cans. They were there to keep the tee posts from tearing the tarps when I covered the tomatoes. They don't scare the birds one bit. One tarp is in the picture. I spread it out to dry to roll up and decided to let it kill some grass and weeds.
__________________
Tractors have ag tires. Construction equipment have R-4 tires. If it has turf tires it is a lawnmower.
RDR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 10:43 PM   post #174 of 343
RDR
3K Poster!!!!
 
RDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,085
MTF Member # 4731
Images: 1
Default Re: Garden 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim-Iowa View Post
Well it was 28.5 Yesterday morning and 25 this morning.
I saw frost in the bottom but none on the hill where my plantings are and everything looked good.
With one Exception and I'm going to need advice from RDR.
My Grapes defineately got frost bit. I assume they will come back?
I had planeed to transplant them this weekend. They were just planted last year and are about a foot tall. I had them in a North South Row and want to move them to a South east facing slope running East & West.
They should push some new buds out. If they were old enough to be producing you would have taken a major hit on yield. The second buds don't produce many grapes.

You will probably be all right transplanting them this weekend. A month ago might have been better. Don't plant them in the bottom where you get the frost. East to west rows are better to get sunlight. North to south usually gives better air circulation. Thinking about the grapes in Naples, I don't remember many vineyard rows east to west. Most were or are north to south.

The grapes I have here don't have problems with moisture and humidity, needing the wind to dry things out. I had to plant north to south for drainage and irrigation. Here it is mainly a southeast wind all summer.
__________________
Tractors have ag tires. Construction equipment have R-4 tires. If it has turf tires it is a lawnmower.
RDR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 09:08 AM   post #175 of 343
Jim-Iowa
Senior MTF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Newton, Iowa
Posts: 881
MTF Member # 53980
Default Re: Garden 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by rvgary View Post
Tranks, I have found you are just as well off to wait till the time is right to plant most anything. I have tried for years to get ahead of the game and plant early . even set out plants early and maybe they would do OK but they just sit there and don't grow. Then I put out plants later when they should be planted and I end up with them doing as well OR better then the ones I planted early. Like Jim said. You can put seed in the ground and it will just lay there and if the bugs, birds or varmints don't get it they will most likely rot. This has been a crazy year for weather and I think we'd all do well to just bide our time
Ha! Looks like this was posted about 20 minutes after I went home last night.
Since it's supose to rain for the next 3 days, I went home last night and Jo had some salad Cucumber plants and some Brocclii and Califlower plants she said was getting so spindly they would die if she did not get them planted.
So we stuck them in the ground last night. It got down to 31 last night, so I will heve to see if we wasted our time tonight when I get home.

If I did'nt the plants would have been lost anyway?

Last edited by Jim-Iowa; 04-12-2012 at 09:18 AM.
Jim-Iowa is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 09:17 AM   post #176 of 343
Jim-Iowa
Senior MTF Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Newton, Iowa
Posts: 881
MTF Member # 53980
Default Re: Garden 2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by RDR View Post
They should push some new buds out. If they were old enough to be producing you would have taken a major hit on yield. The second buds don't produce many grapes.

You will probably be all right transplanting them this weekend. A month ago might have been better. Don't plant them in the bottom where you get the frost. East to west rows are better to get sunlight. North to south usually gives better air circulation. Thinking about the grapes in Naples, I don't remember many vineyard rows east to west. Most were or are north to south.

The grapes I have here don't have problems with moisture and humidity, needing the wind to dry things out. I had to plant north to south for drainage and irrigation. Here it is mainly a southeast wind all summer.
Thanks, I thought they would recover. I'll transplant ad soon as I can get it done. Come to think of it, of the four vineyards I have driven by here in Iowa. Two ran the rows East & west and two were North to South.

The Iowa State Vinyard specialist was on the radio this morning saying that the vineyards in the state had taken a major hit with the frost this week.
The plants were in the condition they should have been in the 2nd week of May.
But that the plants would come back and produce a secondary crop.
Jim-Iowa is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 10:18 AM   post #177 of 343
rvgary
Senior MTF Member
 
rvgary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 818
MTF Member # 37774
Images: 1
Default Re: Garden 2012

Well, last night was in the 40's here so no need to cover the berries. I put the tarps away yesterday but may have to drag them back out as I heard something this morning that we may have some more cold nights coming next week. Hope they miss their guess. I think our safe date for No Frost is normally the 10th of May or something like that. Don't know if I can hold off that long or not . My plants in the greenhouse and getting long and tall. But that is the way I like them as I use the trench method of planting my mate'ers. That is where you pick off all but a cluster of leafs on the top and lay the plant in the trench and cover the roots and stem, bending the stem to keep the leafs above ground. I wrap a bit of paper around the stem as it comes out of the ground to keep the cut worms from cutting them. This method work well for me and the long tall plants work the best. This way the plant will form roots all along the stem that is buried.
They are talking rain for the next couple days. That's OK as long as it come right. We don't need any gully washers or high winds!!
__________________
1979 John Deere 314 with a 48" Mower and a 48" blade, Poulan ZT Pro 48" Deck, Old Farmall "M", 36" KINCO Sickle mower, 1991 Kawasaki Mule 500, Sears Log Splitter
rvgary is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2012, 06:34 AM   post #178 of 343
gray wolf
3K Poster!!!!
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: ny
Posts: 3,109
MTF Member # 40073
Default Re: Garden 2012

frost here again this morning.
gray wolf is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-13-2012, 07:48 AM   post #179 of 343
Fordsonman
Senior MTF Member
 
Fordsonman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: ma
Posts: 112
MTF Member # 60806
Default Re: Garden 2012

yup pretty frosty here as well but that's to be expected, what was not expected was all the hail we had yesterday
__________________
1956 Fordson Major
1942 Allis Chalmers B
1960 DB Suburban
1967 Sears Custom 6
1974 Huffy mini
Fordsonman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-13-2012, 08:37 AM   post #180 of 343
rvgary
Senior MTF Member
 
rvgary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 818
MTF Member # 37774
Images: 1
Default Re: Garden 2012

1.28"of the wet stuff here this morning and the temp is 48.7 with a 6 mph breeze. So no frost and everything got a good drink. Looks like rain most of the rest of the weekend so no garden or field work around here for a few days. Give the farmers a break. They have been hitting it pretty hard the last few days
__________________
1979 John Deere 314 with a 48" Mower and a 48" blade, Poulan ZT Pro 48" Deck, Old Farmall "M", 36" KINCO Sickle mower, 1991 Kawasaki Mule 500, Sears Log Splitter
rvgary is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MyTractorForum.com - The Friendliest Tractor Forum and Best Place for Tractor Information forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Compact Tractor Reviews Tractor Reviews Snowblowers Lawn Mower Forum
My Tractor Forum Snow Thrower Power Equipment Forum
Combine Forum Snowblower Forum ATV and UTV Reviews