Caper842
Mar 11, 2018

2018 diary

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Edited: Apr 7, 2018

 

Just over a month to go until the real ones hit the dirt. Looking forward to the 2018 growing season

Caper842
Apr 7, 2018

Got my patch plowed up today. Soil is nice and loose. Snow storm in the forecast for Sunday....GRrrrrrr.

 

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Apr 7, 2018

 

 

Caper842
Apr 7, 2018

Soil is so loose I can easily bury my broadfork 14" deep. Going to keep the tractor off the patch from now on and do the rest of the patch work by hand. Hopefully I can keep the soil this loose. Going to build some walking planks this year.

 

Caper842
Apr 8, 2018

Going to try soil warming cables this year. I attached it with zip ties to a piece of snow fence. Hopefully the fence doesn't affect the root systems.

 

Caper842
Apr 11, 2018

Hoop houses are in place. When the soil warms and dries up a little I'll bury my heating cables. I decided to cut back to 3 plants this year to see if I can do a better job looking after them.

 

Caper842
Apr 18, 2018

Seeds started April 15th

 

Caper842
Apr 18, 2018

One set of soil warming cables burried 2 more to go.

 

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Apr 18, 2018

 

 

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Apr 18, 2018

 

 

Caper842
Apr 18, 2018

Looks like 100% germination. They should all be up tomorrow.

 

Caper842
Apr 21, 2018

Plants are ready to go in bigger pots. Looking good except for the 2150. It only devolped on cot and is slow to start.

 

Caper842
Apr 21, 2018

Planted in 2 gallon grow bags.

 

Caper842
May 5, 2018Edited: May 5, 2018

Plants will be going in the ground tomorrow if the weather cooperates.

 

Caper842
May 7, 2018

Got my plants in ground today. 6 days earlier than last year. 2002 Tobeck,2363 Holland and the 2150 Skinner.

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May 7, 2018

 

 

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Caper842
May 7, 2018

All tucked in for their first night outside.

 

Caper842
May 16, 2018

Finally had a nice day yesterday 21° back down to 5° today. Plants are surviving but I've got my fingers crossed this cold spring warms up fast!

Caper842
May 16, 2018

 

 

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