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coelacanth2
05-14-2013, 11:51 PM
Had it tilled up and ready to go in early March. Early peas and onions have been in a month and aren't doing much. Not so much the temps ( although they've been below average) as the overcast and rainyness. No sun, slow growth. What has come up seems stalled and we aren't supposed to have much change for a while yet.
First cuttings on my asparagus this year, however a d it's pretty good. Have had some enormous but tender spears.

coelacanth2
05-14-2013, 11:53 PM
Oh, and I want to take the Nutshell out for a sail and its been too chilly. Dunno like tippin over into below 60F water.
I know, I know, I'm just a sissy ...:D

tizziec
05-15-2013, 06:08 AM
I am staring at a tilled garden too, but with night time temps dropping to low low 40s and upper 30s, no point planting anything yet. Have seeds going, but they aren't exactly busting out of their starter cups yet LOL

Thinking I might get started this weekend. Gives me a couple of days to collect thigh highs to protect the the squash and melons from the vine bores!

Mrleft8
05-15-2013, 06:43 AM
Welcome to my world...:rolleyes:

Rich Jones
05-15-2013, 07:35 AM
Heavy frost here this morning. Frost the last three mornings. Should finally warm up for good in the next few days. One ski trail is still open at nearby Killington Mountain ski area.
The wife will probably go out and buy outdoor plants and flowers this weekend.

Mrleft8
05-15-2013, 08:07 AM
Heavy frost here this morning. Frost the last three mornings. Should finally warm up for good in the next few days. One ski trail is still open at nearby Killington Mountain ski area.
The wife will probably go out and buy outdoor plants and flowers this weekend.

How long have you been visiting in VT, Flatlander?....;)
My sister had a frost in mid June a few years back....

S.V. Airlie
05-15-2013, 08:11 AM
Frost here last night. Expected again tomorrow night. Rain showers in between. No one plants a garden until Memorial Day.

Canoez
05-15-2013, 08:17 AM
How long have you been visiting in VT, Flatlander?....;)
My sister had a frost in mid June a few years back....

*SNORT!*

Got the garden beds built, filled and spaded over pretty early this year. Got garlic coming up that was planted in the fall when we partially filled one bed. Onions, leeks, shallots, beets, spinach, carrots and peas are in and starting to grow well. Cucumbers and tomatoes are among other things the wife has planned for them. Weather hasn't seemed to effect it much, although she planted before I put the fencing up and our rabbits look like Popeye. They nipped off the spinach, then the beets and started in on the onion tops, but didn't kill them.

Rich Jones
05-15-2013, 10:17 AM
How long have you been visiting in VT, Flatlander?....;)
My sister had a frost in mid June a few years back....


Sigh... tis true...having only owned the property for 18 years, but living here full-time the last two, I am indeed considered a Flatlander by the locals.
I believe a family has to live here at least seven generations before they can claim to be "Real" Vermonters....

Paul Girouard
05-15-2013, 08:53 PM
Been warm here for May, been having to water every other day or so, picked the first lettuce this evening.

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