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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:02 am 
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Location: Alaska
The beans that I potted, had room for about 70 in a 12 ft 12" wide box.
Row of Contenders & Providers. hoops & plastic covers for night time.
Beets & carrot seeds in the 24" wide one 6' of each.
Most all of the beans were sprouting, a couple starting to break surface of pots & soil blocks.
Figured since they are hard to transplant, now as goo a time as any to put em where they go.
Broccoli in the tires. Some spinach in the tire at top. Not covering spinach broc, onions sets.
Put some lettuce out. One sun flower for granddaughter #1 helper. (covering it with jug)
one zuc & also covering it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:06 pm 
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Wow! You're really jumping ahead. Is the soil warmed up already? All I can plant now is the cool weather crops, even if I did cover the beds. But we don't get sun all day long like you do, so that slows soil warming.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:29 pm 
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74 degrees yesterday :) :) :) & sunny!
Garden soil in some of the dryer areas was 60 when tilled. the wet end was 50 & didn't till very well.
Found frost on the wet end down about a foot (by the compost bins). Some compost still frozen. On the sunny days top inch was 70, 6" deep was 40. Only planted in the boxes, 60 degrees. As long a the sunny days hold up, I think I may get through well enough to give the plants a head start. Will know more when/(if) the seeds sprout.
Semi- conservative approach, onion sets, seeds & some plants. Covering the seeds & bean sprouts at night to help hold in the heat.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 2:36 pm 
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I hope it works out well for you.

We've had a few warm days the past month or more, up to 84 one day, tempting people to plant, but it's followed with cold days and tomatoes don't like that. Plus the cold rain. Some here will plant in a big, black pot and put up a tomato cage and wrap it in plastic and place it against the house and get earlier fruit. I have yet to try it.


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