What Has Everyone Been Planting Today ?.

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    Most welcome @Dutchs glad to be of help :).

    I was so excited to hear that they now have a dwarf bay tree too that grows only 1.8 metres high.
     
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    I've looked them up and it appears they love my kind of weather. I found some trees started in pots already for 10 bucks each. I'm going to get several just in case one or two doesn't take! I'm really excited I'm getting all the things I spend little bits and pieces of money on that eventually amounts to quite a bit. Thanks again SC15.....
     
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    We have bay trees here in north Florida growing in the wild so yes you can plant them here.
     
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    Like weather all over the world now it is very strange and unusual. We just try to compensate for it best we can.
    Yesterday we took off raised bed covering, then when it rained put it back on.
    We also cut holes in each end so bed could breath and not get moldy or sour.
    Will put other plants under covered greenhouse so we can control the watering.
    Not fun but we do what we have to.
     
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    We both just got soaked covering raised bed from very heavy rainfall.:eek::(.

    Here it is with the coverign and ends open so it can breath.

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    Not even one minute after mowing since 7am it started pouring here.....
     
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    I managed to keep a bay tree alive here in NM with sun and cold protection. I'd think they would do well in Fl as long as they don't drown.
     
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    Hahahahaha......thanks Terri. I'm going given it a run. It's so impossible to know the rain here. This time last year we were in a bit if a drought. It didn't rain for 3 or more months. This year we are indeed drowning!
     
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    We've been here 12 years now. 2006 was a wet, flooding year. Since then its been dry. We've had years with 1 or 2 inches for the YEAR. This year we are already at our avg of 10 inches. This month (Sept) we've already had almost an inch. Crazy weather cycles. There is so much pollen right now even my goat is having allergy issues.
     
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    Like the lyrics in an old rock song " I've seen fire and I've seen rain". Only at extremes.:ghostly:.

    I'm going to fight a few more days and then give up the raised bed. I'll try to do containers in greenhouse with roof and open sides. :doghouse:
     
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    Is that plastic or cloth that you are covering it with? I'd just leave it on and water if needed.
     
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    @Terri9630 @Meerkat I would leave the garden beds covered if possible and if the sun gets to them and water by hand or drip irrigation if that is how you have it set up. Hopefully the rain will subside a bit for you all so your garden seeds won't float or rot.
     
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    Son's friend brought over a hundred hydroponic 3" lettuce plugs that the nursery he works for was going to toss. Have been planting lots of lettuce today.
     
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    Yes! I don't have anything covered and I have lost multiple planting this year where my seed have just rotted. I'm going to have to make a decision on what I'm going to .Have to start inside from now on. I have some eggplant now but lost them all earlier this year. I think I'll start them inside from now on. Also cabbage didn't come up. Seems the really small seeds have to be everything just right to outside so them.
     
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    @Amish Heart I hope you get lots of lovely lettuce growing for your family with all your hard work.
     
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    Today we weeded 4 garden beds and their surrounds and we will need to make some more mulch as the layers are getting quite thin on them. While weeding I noticed that we had more runners off the thyme plants so I divided off 4 new plants and planted them in the gardens. The ones we previously separated off and planted are all doing really well :).
     
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    Hoping my lettuce seeds come up soon. Looks like seeds are starting to sprout so thats good. They will all go under H House cover.
     
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    It is green house plastic. I plan to leave it one unless we are forecast no rain. I'm about ready to give up the raised bed if it keeps up. I got drenched again yesterday really good, not to speak of lightening striking. :ghostly:

    Thank you terri.:thumbs:
     
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    First planting of green beans fried.
    Second planting is up bout 2 inches.
    Normal herb garden fried the first time around.
    But looks pretty good, now that we got some rain finally.
    Lettuce seed is spotty at best second planting.
    The whole garden burnt up first time around.
    Got one volunteer tomato plant about 3-4 inches high, no clue what it is.
     
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    Mobook, it looks like we may all have to go inside somehow to have gardens.
    Wish we were all close we could have a commune,lol. Its not getting any easier and the weather is not very predictable either.
     
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    if we had a commune and all close together none of those onions and taters would have ruined.
     
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    Found another volunteer tomato plant up about 8-10 inches, no clue what it is.
    Bell peppers planted,cleaned out fairy garden found marigold stunted.
     
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    That's what I was thinking just keep it covered. I don't have a garden this year, unless you count the piggies growing out there. To much other stuff going on to keep up with a garden right now.
     
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    Today DH spade edged around the last garden bed in the front gardens and we threw the weeds in the bin. Then we harvested a lot of French and English lavender from the gardens we are about to hang upside down to dry. Then into the back gardens where I planted 2 x 2 mt rows of turnip seeds and DH pulled up the spent broccoli plants cut them up and we trench composted them into our fallow garden bed. This garden bed will almost be ready for planting again for spring.
     
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    Yea but could we get along and where do you find people who will work, have some morals and no dangerous family members to worry about?
    It would be nice to work together and help each other survive but then the too many chiefs and not enough indian's also come into the picture.
    Hubby and I were talking about this this morning.
    It really wakes you up when you both get down at the same time and things need to be done but not able.
    And since the insane are running the asylum in this nation now if things don't work out you can't even get them off your property if they fight to stay.
     
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    @MoBookworm1957 glad to hear your plantings are going well. We also have volunteer tomato plants popping up all over the place and never know what sort until they fruit but they usually turn out to be the most hardy plants and produce so many tomatoes.
     
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    After not being able to find seed potatoes anywhere in our town we decided we would let the purchased potatoes we hadn't used sprout and use those instead. Today I divided them and a few potatoes that sprouted multiple sprouts made 17 seed potato segments I could plant. We dug the channels for them and planted them today and watered them in and will likely buy some more potatoes and do the same thing.

    Seed potatoes to order around here cost a fortune so we will go with the cheaper option and have grown them from shop purchased ones before and had great success. Shall keep everyone updated on how we go.
     
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    Still trying to keep alive the seedling's so far doing good.
     
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    I've done that many times. The stores around here don't carry them when we need to plant, they get them in when its already way to hot. Ordering them is just as bad because they ship "at our optimal planting time" which just happens to be when all the local stores get them. Around here you have to plant them very early in the year (mid Feb) or late fall to keep them alive.
     
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    Thank you @Weedygarden appreciate your feedback on shop purchased potato starts :) .
     
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