Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Latest garden in many years but.....

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 8:50 PM
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  • You're lucky that you live down south; we usually can't plant much of anything around here until next month. Our last killing frost was just a bit more than a week ago. Makes me wish I was back in Texas.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Wed, Apr 27, 2016, at 7:43 AM
  • Agreed Tyger. Tennessee is in a zone that can allow you to grow almost all year long with a little help from cloches, growing tunnels, cold frames, etc.

    This past Winter was good for that although we have had some that would have tested ANY system.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 27, 2016, at 11:21 AM
  • Dad-gum-it, the radar looks like the rain will skim off the side of Bedford County. The hay and straw I mixed in to the garden beds is holding moisture right now, but the top is very dry.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 27, 2016, at 4:12 PM
  • I had no choice.......Yesterday I broke down and watered deeply .......Of course almost everything here is in containers.....Had a bit of rain here this dusk but don't think it was enough to replenish on any great scale.......

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Wed, Apr 27, 2016, at 9:08 PM
  • Same here Palindrome. Just enough to wet the grass but I doubt it went in 1/4".

    Anyone who got a fig rooting during our last garden club meeting might want to soak it like Pailindrome did. They will need TLC for at least this first year.

    I just noticed today that one of my 3 year old mission figs had died over the winter. No shoots or anything.

    I've got more but this is from a plant my Grandfather brought from Italy in the early 1900's so I don't want to lose any more. I may transplant one to the complete opposite side of the yard. Deeper soil and more water runoff.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Apr 27, 2016, at 9:50 PM
  • My figs got drenched early this morning along with my garden....all this predicted rain is lacking!

    Kinda wish it would pour down a few days so it would knock some of this pollen down, my allergies are going crazy...and of course I'd pull my car out from the carport if it rained, it could use a good wash!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Apr 28, 2016, at 8:13 AM
  • Wash your car....The best way to make it rain.....I will join you....

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Thu, Apr 28, 2016, at 11:20 AM
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