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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012 08:17:07 AM »

My sugar snap peas have sprouted and look almost like little plants!  The lettuce (black tipped) is coming up, too, though it looks more like little blobs of green so far.

This weather here in MD has been crazy - I will be starting the rest of my seeds this weekend or next, and I could probably start hardening them off by mid-April, if they grow quickly!
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2012 08:51:40 AM »

We got an early start on peas in our greenhouse.  I'm making cheesy pasta with peas, mushrooms and leeks for dinner tonight.

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2012 10:59:06 AM »

Mmmm, fresh veggies. I shall continue to hope.... I've got tiny sprouts.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2012 06:34:32 AM »

Those peas look delish, MW! 

And tiny sprouts are where it all starts, Antidigger!  Cheesy  My lettuce is (still) at the tiny sprout stage.  I think the wacky warm weather is confusing it.
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012 05:06:05 AM »

The only thing I have planted is a rhubarb root.  And some seeds, most of which have not germinated yet. I did buy some blackberry and raspberry canes and some little herbs, they are all waiting on my porch.

I haven't been able to plant anything because we needed to clear the trees out of my plot first. My father came over with a chainsaw and we had help from the people in the neighboring plot who also wanted the trees cut.

Before, although six or seven small trees were already cut by hand:


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The whole plot:


My plot starts at the log/stumps and goes back to the far fence. You can see the huge 7 foot fall stacks of cut branches in one corner. It is 40'x40', but only maybe 1/3 gets good sun because it is heavily shaded on the east and south. The west is now open with the removal of the trees. We can't cut or trim the trees outside of the plots, only the trees in the plots.

Next weekend I am going to plant the canes and start marking and digging beds.
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2012 06:18:52 AM »

It's a blank canvas, PW.  You're going to have so much fun there.  This morning I harvested beets, planted cucumbers and am getting ready to pot up hot pepper plants.  I love this time of year.
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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2012 07:30:58 AM »

Well, there are a number of limitations - heavy shading, difficult plot access, lots of deer, and most important the complete and total lack of available water. There is absolutely no way to carry more than a gallon or two of water to the plot, so the plants are going to have to fend for themselves.
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2012 08:36:43 AM »

Here's a possible solution for the deer, it worked miracles for us last season -
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380733.0

Could you take a large tub with water in a wheelbarrow or something, then dip a watering can to water your plants?   
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2012 08:58:48 AM »

Neat!  I wonder if your solution would work for us MW.  We ended up making a natural deer repellent solution from eggs. http://www.deer-departed.com/deer-repellent-recipes.html

We are trying to grow luffa atm.  I hope it works.  So far we have tiny seedlings. Smiley 
I wish we had good sun and could grow tomatoes.  My brother always grows the most wonderful tomatoes.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2012 09:08:34 AM »

We've tried all kinds of commercial and home made deer spray and it never seems to work for us in our orchard.  Probably because we're not diligent enough to keep reapplying.  You can read that as lazy.   Cheesy  We tied paper bags over the baby fruit last year and finally got to taste an apple.  Our trees are young so there weren't that many to protect anyways. 
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