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Lizzybear
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Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:02 pm

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Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:16 am
Back from a couple weeks riding in Arizona was cold and windy , well for us folks from California :lol: planted tomatoes before we left and they are going crazy hoping for a good season planted 6 different varieties we will see what tastes best :D
You will have to let us know which are the best ones :D We are planting beefsteak and cherry tomatoes this year.Possibly a plant or two of roma`s.
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:15 am

Lizzybear wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:02 pm
sacto wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:16 am
Back from a couple weeks riding in Arizona was cold and windy , well for us folks from California :lol: planted tomatoes before we left and they are going crazy hoping for a good season planted 6 different varieties we will see what tastes best :D
You will have to let us know which are the best ones :D We are planting beefsteak and cherry tomatoes this year.Possibly a plant or two of roma`s.
We planted ace55 , early girl , whooper, a burpee hybrid , big boy, and some Roma’s these all do well in the Central Valleys hot , dry climate , we also have a pretty long growing season almost 7 months so climate and growing times make a big difference, I’d google your climate and best tomato types and see what comes up I know it’s a shorter and cooler climate up there :D
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:57 pm

I wish we had a 7 month growing period,would be nice.We don`t plant until near the end of May. And hope we don`t get snow in October.
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:27 pm

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I wish we had a 7 month growing period,would be nice.We don`t plant until near the end of May. And hope we don`t get snow in October.
Us too.
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randee wrote:
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Mon Apr 26, 2021 2:57 pm
I wish we had a 7 month growing period,would be nice.We don`t plant until near the end of May. And hope we don`t get snow in October.
Us too.
I guess California has one good thing going for it 8)
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:54 pm

We have to plant two gardens, one in late Feb-early March, another in late Sep-early Oct. Can't do anything from Jun-middle Sep because of the heat. No one can afford that much water.

We're still sorting out just when to plant what. So far, the only thing we've had wild success with is cilantro.
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:28 pm

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We have to plant two gardens, one in late Feb-early March, another in late Sep-early Oct. Can't do anything from Jun-middle Sep because of the heat. No one can afford that much water.

We're still sorting out just when to plant what. So far, the only thing we've had wild success with is cilantro.
Cilantro - Soap Weed :gsick:
Sure is popular though.
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Sat May 01, 2021 12:16 am

Appears there are two genetic dispositions regarding cilatro: one group loves it, the other thinks it tastes like soap.

That's okay; more for me....

But how do you feel about coriander seeds?
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Sat May 01, 2021 5:23 am

Cilantro is killer especially if it’s fresh, I would think South Dakota does not get fresh cilantro, coriander seeds are great too , fresh 8)
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Sat May 01, 2021 2:30 pm

Garden beds are rototilled and ready for planting. We still have about 3 weeks before it will be safe to do it and we shouldn`t have to worry about frost. I will get some potatoes into the ground soon,we can plant those now.Flowers also will have to wait until the danger of frost has passed. Lawns are all raked and the winter crap off them.Nice to get everything ready.For now I sit out in the patio enjoying my coffee and the fresh air :D
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Sun May 02, 2021 6:19 pm

We got nearly 2" of rain over the last two days. Soaked thoroughly, the swimming pool is an infinity pool (it's not designed as one), and we won't be watering the garden for a good while. Since we're on a hillside, we didn't suffer from any of the flash floods that went though. Raised the lake level, too, although it's still 6 feet below full.

We did have to cut out a plug or two of grass on the south side, to let the water run past the porch, instead of up on it. We have to do that at least once each year.

Today is sunny, in the mid-80s, and the air is crystal clear. I do love living here.
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Mon May 03, 2021 3:08 pm

We're finally getting a little rain - and more over the week. We need it or the Hills will be burnt to cinders by the time the Rally gets here.
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Mon May 03, 2021 8:01 pm

We had sunny and nice weather last week and today it is single digit numbers :shock: Was damn cold out there first thing this morning. I sure hope we get some rain soon. It is very dry.
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Tue May 04, 2021 1:22 am

Two ugly bands of thunderstorms coming at us. If we're lucky, we'll squeak in between the two and not get the hail.
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Tue May 04, 2021 3:58 am

Single digits, Lizzy? Wow! Are you way up in the northern part of Saskatchewan? Have you gotten your second shot yet? Fingers crossed. Thankfully down here in southeast Texas anyone can get the shots. They are giving folks a choice of the three!

Single digits in May! Wow.
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Tue May 04, 2021 4:08 am

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Single digits, Lizzy? Wow! Are you way up in the northern part of Saskatchewan? Have you gotten your second shot yet? Fingers crossed. Thankfully down here in southeast Texas anyone can get the shots. They are giving folks a choice of the three!

Single digits in May! Wow.
No we aren`t that far north. We are about 35 miles north of Regina. Still waiting on the second shot,we were running out of vaccine but more is on the way. Our fearless leader of the country is an idiot and he does everything ass backwards it seems :roll: :roll:
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Tue May 04, 2021 4:09 am

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Two ugly bands of thunderstorms coming at us. If we're lucky, we'll squeak in between the two and not get the hail.
Hopefully the storms miss you. Be safe.
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Tue May 04, 2021 2:32 pm

Good morning! Summer like weather here in the mid - Atlantic - which comes with the big summertime thunderstorms. There was a possible tornado touch down just north of us yesterday. Supposed to get more of the same this afternoon!
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Tue May 04, 2021 2:50 pm

Lucked out. We were between both bands. Got a little sprinkle, a lot of thunder, some lightning. All the hail was elsewhere.

Spring has definitely sprung around here...
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Sat May 08, 2021 1:33 pm

We may get rain this weekend. But then again,we may not. Seems it keeps missing us and we need rain. It is very dry. Another week and we should be able to start planting the garden.
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Mon May 10, 2021 9:34 pm

Gah! 75% humidity and 83 F. That's just plain yucky to us semi-arid region residents... On the up side, we should be getting more rain tomorrow.
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