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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:14 PM

What's growing right now.....

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From above - spinach (two pots) we are growing outside this winter, with later plantings of lettuce and arugula in front...then some pansies and snapdragons I started from seed in December....

And the plethora of stuff we drag into the garage over the winter to keep alive - ferns, walking iris, even some peppers and eggplant, a mostly tender perennials.

65 deg here in Raleigh today!

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NRaleighLiberal Jan 2012 OP
Scuba Jan 2012 #1
NRaleighLiberal Jan 2012 #3
Denninmi Jan 2012 #4
Viva_La_Revolution Jan 2012 #2
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #5
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #7
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #6

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:21 PM

1. ...

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:07 PM

3. yikes! our winter has been so mild we fear we will literally roast this summer

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:17 PM

4. Yup, same here. Nothing grows here in Jan or Feb to speak of.

Sometimes, if its really mild, we might see a few bulb tips popping through by the end of February, or perhaps the catkins on aspen begin to show a little silver at the tip.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:51 PM

2. just the plans in my head..

I'll be seeding some lettuce and such soon though

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 06:51 PM

5. Looks great.

I think it's 80 or close to that today. I worked on my composting. Got a big sack of new compost material from my green grocer and layered newspapers, leaves then green veggies and fruits on top. I have several bins going.

So far, my compost bins are in plastic pots. I'm wondering how people who compost in the open collect the compost liquid. Any explanations.

Also, I have a lot of the liquid from my compost bin. Do I need to cure it or do anything to it other than mix it with water before I put it on my plants? Can it burn the plants?

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:40 AM

7. Let the liquid leach off. The finished compost won't burn plants, but until worms appear...

 

...the compost isn't done. If it is fluffy and somewhat uniform in color and has a fair population of worms, use it as a top dressing or mix it in with the soil. Compost is generally pH neutral if you use a variety of non-animal materials (except for egg shells). Just keep it stirred at least once a week and it will do its own thing. I don't recommend newspaper because some of the color dyes they use now have heavy metals you really don't want in your garden. B&W sections are still fine.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:36 AM

6. That's what SHE said.

 


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