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If you don't mind my asking, when did you plant yours?
These radishes were planted on March 13. It is unusual for me to plant in March, but we got a warm spell and the ground dried out so I planted.
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jal_ut whats the size of your corn patch? do you split the 2 varieties in half in your grow area? or do you plant a little more then the other?

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My corn patch is about 80 feet x 45 feet. I actually planted 3 varieties of SE type corn. I planted Incredible and Bodacious earlier and it was up a couple of inches tall when I planted the rest. I planted more Ambrosia than Incredible on the second planting. I am almost wishing I had left a spot for a couple rows about 3 weeks down the road.
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About those watermelons. I have been growing them for quite some time now and always select the best melons and save the seed for next year. They actually do quite well in this high elevation, dry, climate with cool nights and brilliant bright daytime sunshine, and short growing season.

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I went fishing this morning. This afternoon I worked at weeding the garden. I never get done, it is on-going. I am feeling like its time to put my feet up. I think I will turn the water on the garden this evening. It is starting to look dry.
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Tomorrow the local community garden opens, so i'll be putting the rest of my plants in the ground. Woo hoo! :D

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Sure........ just because I watered last night its raining. Whoopee, I don't have to weed today!
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I received the seeds yesterday. Today I looked all day but couldn't decide where to plant them. I'll decide in the morning. Thank you so much Jal-ut.

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I just planted my tomato and pepper starts out in the garden. I was hard pressed to find enough space. Lettuce and spinach will be coming out soon, but not just yet. Our first farmer's market is on June 6. A lot of spinach and lettuce will go then, along with radishes.
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The radishes did well.
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Romaine

The Romaine is doing great!

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PRETTY lettuce!!!!! mine is super tiny. I waited too long to plant my cool weather stuff I think. Oh well, next year!
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Corn and Potatoes

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This is my early corn. I have more that is just coming up.
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J you must do a lot of canning.

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You go boy!

it gets me excited when other are excited about gardening. I am so thrilled when I hear this, makes me feel better about the way I feel. you just keep the pictures coming, never tire of looking at them.
I love this! - There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.

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Pic June 6, 2012

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Have a great day!
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My helper checking out the wimpy tomato plants.
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I had a space where I took out some raspberries, so I put in some more corn. It is close to the trees, but on the sunny side. Hope it will do OK. As I take out the early things I have been planting more potatoes, and will make another planting of peas.
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How in the heck do you get those onions to stand vertical so well? Mine like to flop.
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Gardening like a boss.

How loose do you keep the soil your toms are in? I see she is standing nearby, and not sinking. Wondering if it was the same approximate density, right on top of the toms.

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How in the heck do you get those onions to stand vertical so well? Mine like to flop.
I think "Flop" is a function of time. These will flop too. Oh, BTW that row of onions is Egyptian onions. They do tend to stand better than other varieties.

How loose do you keep the soil your toms are in? I see she is standing nearby, and not sinking. Wondering if it was the same approximate density, right on top of the toms.
My soil is a silty loam about 20% clay. It does tend to compact over time and with traffic. The area was tilled a couple of weeks before planting the tomatoes. It will have no more loosening this season. I will do a shallow hoeing to get the weeds. Yes, I do walk on my garden. No, it doesn't hurt the plants nor their roots. Mechanical actions to loosen the soil after planting will do more damage to the roots than anything. Roots have an amazing ability to penetrate dense soils.
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