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Anybody getting their gardens ready?

I've been tilling my gardens most of the day.

Getting ready to plant several kinds of beans/peas, tomatoes, peppers, some herbs, sunflowers, radishes, cucumbers, watermelons, muscadines...

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I wish!

There is still a little clump of snow in my yard, though most has melted by now. I was hoping to start some small plants inside this year so they would have a head start while things are warming up outside. Haven't made any progress, though.

I'm at 5,500 feet in the "hills" between Lake Tahoe and Reno, NV.

Best wishes to all on a bountiful garden this year!

I'm starting two victory

I'm starting two victory gardens next month as well. Anyone with ANY amount of land (even a suburban backyard) should be doing this.

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Sabbath Year

According to the Bible, you are supposed to only grow food 6 years out of seven. This year is the seventh (from everything I can tell), so expect a bunch of crop failures.

My victory garden is started...

Herbs... basil, parsley, oregano,cilantro and garlic chives and in the big garden I am planting tomatoes, squash, eggplant, yellow cucumbers,ocra, bell peppers,green beans,radishes and carrots. I wanted to grow potatoes and corn out here but no such luck. I am from North West PA Amish country and it was easier to grow back there not to mention all the wild berries we had for canning.

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Oh man, homegrown

Oh man, homegrown watermelon! I would almost fly to Mississippi just to taste that! Needless to say, here in Alaska, any watermelons we do get (from Mexico?) pale in comparison.

Cabbages and the other cole vegetables all do well here, and lettuce, and carrots and beets (I don't touch those, though). I like root parsley also, a traditional Polish vegetable. Tomatoes and beans are almost a lost cause here unless you have ideal location and ideal weather.

No tree fruits here except crabapples, but I do grow a lot of gooseberries, which make fantastic jam (well, I think so, but not everyone agrees).

I'm planting...

... yellow-meated watermelons this year. Same as red/pink ones basically with a hint of savory (think cantaloupe).

Hey, I know those! Oh man,

Hey, I know those! Oh man, that's no fair --- now I have a hankering for that!

My great-grandparents in Alabama (Citronelle) had a large farm and grew those yellow watermelons too --- wow, were they ever good! I would eat it until I was sick!
But I haven't seen or tasted one in thirty years.

I'd send ya one...

.. but shipping would probably be $50.

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LOL! Or more! But I would

LOL! Or more! But I would almost pay it, just to have one again.
You are lucky to be able to grow those there.

Our saving grace is wild berries, which Alaska is blessed with, both in variety and abundance. I go out and pick hundreds of pounds of them every year (hence the time spent in the wild), but it is my business. I also buy more than that from others, to make wild berry jams and jellies.

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