Something for ‘almost’ every gardener

April was an unusually cool April for my tiny zone 7b garden.

60 degrees F is kind of, sort of the magic soil temperature needed for many garden vegetable seeds to germinate. It was the last week of April before we approached the 60 degree soil tempeture.

May arrived and my soil has warmed to 71 degrees F and it is still a month until the start of the summer gardening season. Leaving plenty of time for most gardeners to plant summer and fall producing vegetable gardens.

I’m happy with our bamboo project. We planted bamboo in a well contained garden plot about 25 feet long by 12 feet wide near Christmas time 2015 and I have been concerned that I wasted my money on two 6 inch pots of bamboo. However after 2 summers of putting down a good root system this spring bamboo canes have jumped up and some canes are more than 11 feet tall and still growing taller everyday.

I invite new visitors to my tiny blog to search my previous posting. At sometime in the past I have information about almost every vegetable from A – Z as wells as info on raising chickens, rabbits, composting and water saving irrigation ideas.

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13 responses to “Something for ‘almost’ every gardener

  1. Here in west central Missouri, we have had a very long winter with some warm says mixed in. I started my mini hot house plants when it seemed warm enough but extra cold weather in April thwarted my efforts on most. Everything is behind but mostly thriving. Almost all of the veggies are in the ground, and seeds directly sowed are sprouting quickly, now that our temps are moving into the upper eighties. Recent rains have softened the ground in areas where I’ve decided to add gardening spaces.
    I enjoy your posts, lots of good info!

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  2. my wife and i live in the desert versus we lived on the east coast a few years ago and are learning to garden in our new climate. sadly this year we got some bad fertilizer and our plants got infested with gnats, we do plan to replant within the next week since everything has almost finished dying out.
    I appreciate your blog very much and find your articles very helpful. have an awesome day and thanks for keeping the posts coming.

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  3. UK was snow in March and yo-yo-ed up and down since. Tomatoes, broad beans, everything is behind – but surviving 🙂

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  4. Curious.. what are you going to do with the bamboo?

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    • Grin … son-n-law said it is a wind break for his front porch area. The truth is my daughter saw a bamboo planting at the Dallas, Tx. zoo and wanted bamboo planted in a little used area between her porch and the driveway/parking area.
      Bamboo canes may find their way into garden/yard projects but that’s not really why it was planted.
      Happy Gardening

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  5. I’m in zone 5 and April was a complete wash for planting. I finally got some lettuce, kale, beets, and radishes in my little 4-square garden a couple of weeks ago and some critter (‘possum, I think) chewed right through the fencing and had a feast. Grrr! Replanted and put up metal fencing last weekend. Hubby now has one of the veggie beds tilled, that fence repaired and ready to go. I’ll be planting that one and refreshing my herb garden today. Only about a month later than usual! LOL Still one veggie bed to till and plant after that. Here in Missouri, we had about 30 minutes of spring in early May and then it jumped up from the 40’s and 50’s in April to the high 80’s and low 90’s. Not conducive to cool weather crops, so I guess no peas this year, unless I’m ambitious and the weather cooperates in September and October. Such are the joys of suburban gardening.

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    • Spring planted cool weather crops are always a maybe crop here. We have been having 88 to 93 degree days for at least 3 weeks and this is a normal thing for us.
      Cool weather crops are fall planted crops as our hot days begin to cool going into September, October and November.
      Happy Gardening


  6. You have a little gardening encyclopedia here!

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