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LSUlefty
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2022 Spring Garden Thread

Let's kick this off. Anyone start any seeds indoors yet? I'm probably doing a few tomatoes this Saturday.


eatpie
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
Trying to decide on which tomatoes to sow. Which ones are you starting? I'm the same zone/area.


WigSplitta22
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I started my seeds a couple of weeks ago. Most just tomatoes
and peppers right now.

Orange Brandywines
gold nuggets(cherry)
arkansas traveler

Anaheim peppers
Jimmy Nardellos


Tbone2
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
I ordered and received all my seeds a few weeks back. Was going to get them started tomorrow, but I tested positive for Covid yesterday.


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SaDaTayMoses
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I need to place a seed order for my tomatoes and peppers.

I always transplant cukes. May try seeding them.

What's your most producing and best tasting cheery tomato variety?
Have any of you had success growing ghost peppers?

All of my plants are transplanted to a small flowerbed that I made a "garden" about 5 years ago on the sunny side of my house (back yard) and do decent. That's the only place that gets 6-7 hours of sunlight. All other areas are shaded for most of the day.


LSUlefty
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I want to plant more Black Tomatoes this year. I bought several varieties.


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gumbo2176
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I need to place a seed order for my tomatoes and peppers.

I always transplant cukes. May try seeding them.



And I do just the opposite. I direct sow cucumbers, all beans including Kentucky Wonder pole beans, Japanese Yard Long, bush type, soybeans for edamame, okra and squash.

I usually buy tomatoes, peppers, eggplant already started and just transplant them since I only put in about a dozen or so of each.


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BallsEleven
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I've got some music and purple garlic going right now.

For fun I went ahead and sowed some kale, lettuce, spinach, onion, beets, and broccoli seeds. I had them for a while and didn't want to hold them another year. The freeze we had last week killed all the lettuce and half the kale but everything else surprisingly did well.

I really need to start a compost pile and get the rolling. I'm just too damn busy (even to busy to pull up the dead arse okra sticks still in the ground ).


gumbo2176
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even to busy to pull up the dead arse okra sticks still in the ground ).



Yeah, set aside some time for them if they grew like mine do every year. I wind up with 7-8 ft. stalks that are 3" in diameter at the base. I usually cut them down to about 2 ft. tall in late September and toss all that into my compost pile after I hit it a bit with the mower to break it down some.

Then I pull as many as I can before breaking out the shovel to remove the real stubborn ones. That waste gets thrown in the back of my truck and I toss it in the batture of the Mississippi River to decompose. It's all organic, so not hurting a damn thing doing that.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
I’m glad you started this thread. I was thinking about it last week, and then ever since New Year’s Eve life has been a little hectic.

quote:

Anyone start any seeds indoors yet?


I actually just stopped at the orange store for some seed starter potting mix. I need to look at my seed cache and see what I have available. I honestly haven’t done much planning yet.

I did, however, start working on a little garden expansion project. I finally got my fence up a couple of months ago. So I added border all the way to the fence. I’m going to build three 4’x10’ raised boxes and fill the rest of the area in with some type of rock or gravel.



I sprayed all of the grass with roundup and letting it die. One of my concerns was being able to control the weeds along the fence behind the border. A coworker of mine suggested to use roof shingles to prevent the weeds. My parents just finished their post Ida roof replacement and had some leftover. Good timing.


Strawberries are coming in still, and I’m about to be drowning in cabbage.


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DVA Tailgater
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
I’ve had such mixed results, that I may give up. Blight gives me the blues, man.


LSUlefty
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
Have you tried different Hybrid varieties? Plants like Celebrity and Better Boy are super easy to grow.


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convertedtiger
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
I am going to go a slightly different route than last season. I am going to dedicate one whole bed to beets and carrots until its too late in the season. I want to supplement our horse's diet with some fresh grown items. Then switch the bed over to all hot peppers. I think I will be cutting way back on potatoes as well. We always have too many or wind up going back to low carb. I will still have three beds for jimmy nardellos, tomatoes, beans and cucumbers. I just can't bring myself to set up for another failure with yellow squash. I may try the hard varieties instead though.
I lost 200 strawberry plants when the parish nuked the ditches behind our privacy fence. All of them gone in a couple days.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
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Blight gives me the blues, man.


Have you ever sprayed your plants with peroxide? I used to have the same problems as you. Even when consistently spraying fungicides. I want to say it was the poster bluemoons who brought the peroxide spray to my attention a few years ago and I swear by it now.

ETA: Peroxide mixing charts for gardening
This post was edited on 1/7 at 2:31 pm


bluemoons
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
I slacked off with my fall garden hence my lack of thread participation. My raised bed is overgrown with weeds and needs some wood siding replacement. I will probably handle that over the next couple of months.

We are halfway through building a house and will probably be moving sometime in August, so this will be my last garden in this house. I'll probably keep it relatively small and plan to start pepper seeds within the next week or so and tomatoes a week or so after that.


TubsTiger
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
Going to plant Cherokee Purple, Celebrities, and Super Fantastic Tomatoes. These all work well for me in my garden. Also Louisiana Purple Pod Pole beans, Strait Neck Yellow Squash, Yukon Gold Potatoes. Starting to get the fever to plow!


Stateguy
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
Anyone have recommendations for indoor grow lights? Want to try starting my own seedlings this year


LSURoss
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
I've got kale, lettuce and black strawberry tomotoes in my hydro garden right now.



Aji Cachucha peppers and 2 types of eggplants in the other.




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Tbone2
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Anyone have recommendations for indoor grow lights? Want to try starting my own seedlings this year


I went to Lowes and bought the regular 4' 2 bulb florescent light fixture. I bought the T8 bulbs. I have 4 shelves with
with 4 bulbs per shelf and start 64 plants per shelf. I have never had any problems.

Also, since the weather is so warm, I think it's better to place them outside once they start to germinate. They grow better and there is no need to harden them off.


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TheBoo
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re: 2022 Spring Garden Thread
My garden looks like a disaster from hurricane ida. Finally got a roof on my house this week.

I’ll probably be taking most of today to weed it and prep for this spring and some carrots soon.

Going to be starting Louisiana red, pink, gulf state, and I’ll by some creole plants when the time comes.

Plan to do less eggplant and more zucchini. Less peppers. I’ll do more sweet potatoes. Should have a good asparagus year also.

All this according to what my family consumed last year.

Blueberries and strawberries are flowering, however my strawberries are full of weeds.

Good luck this year guys.


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