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Starting over!!

Well, almost completly anyway!!

Everything I planted in the ground perished, save for my Tomato plants and Ryans Cabbage. Sad I knew it was a long shot they would live by last week... but for sure they are gone now. So, I bought seeds and am going to give it one more go! I will weed, tear up and plant seeds today/this week and pray it works! We have a very very warm week ahead of us, so I am hoping that warmth will promote some good growth!!

Wish me luck!!

Oh, and my pallet garden looks lovely! One strawberry plant died, but it was really weak anyway.

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Oh wow! Sorry to hear that your first try did not work out. The good news is that it is plenty early. Might I suggest that you might have better luck going with plants instead of seeds just starting out?

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Oh wow! Sorry to hear that your first try did not work out. The good news is that it is plenty early. Might I suggest that you might have better luck going with plants instead of seeds just starting out?

I did plants first lol! those are what died on me!!! thats why I thought seeds might do the trick LOL!

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In my experience plants are easier than seeds. If they died, you might want to consider why. Was it the soil? Too much or too little water or fertilizer? bugs? Not enough sun? If plants died, and nothing changed, I do not think seeds would do better. They are much more fragile.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

In my experience plants are easier than seeds. If they died, you might want to consider why. Was it the soil? Too much or too little water or fertilizer? bugs? Not enough sun? If plants died, and nothing changed, I do not think seeds would do better. They are much more fragile.

Right... I totally hear you. I have already considered those things, and I think it may be a combination of poor soil and maybe not enough watering? The garden gets the obligatory 6 hours... I have watched it like a hawk... but other than that I am not sure why.

Problem is? This is my last shot at planting. I am going to be extremely busy and THEN gone for 3 weeks starting this weekend!!! It is now or never for me.. as it is already WAY too hot of a season.

It's ok though! I will plant and pray... if it does not do well, its OK! I will regroup and try again!~

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Great attitude. It is a learning experience. What are you going to try planting this time?

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Great attitude. It is a learning experience. What are you going to try planting this time?

More Green beans, another type of watermelon, and more squash. I have some Spinach seeds that need planting too... but I ran out of room in my pallet. I might ditch the chives (they are a little puny anyway) and plant it there!

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Fun. Squash is the only of those that I have experience with and they do well as seeds.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Fun. Squash is the only of those that I have experience with and they do well as seeds.

Whew!! at least I have a chance LOL!

I think though, because it is supposed to be in the high 80's to 90's all week it will give them all a good start! Nice warm dirt like a greenhouse!! I hope Biggrin

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I have to giggle a little at the idea of high 80's to 90's being supper hot Smile

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I have to giggle a little at the idea of high 80's to 90's being supper hot Smile

LOL! It is for MAY! We get up to the 100's but we don't get that AWFUL humidity y'all get to deal with!! And for that I am THANKFUL!!!!!

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Ha. We have gotten rain non stop since Friday. This after going 4 weeks with only a sprinkle here or there. In other news, tons of stuff is growing in my garden. I have at least 2 squash and several cucumbers and a couple peppers that will be ready to pick in a few days. Now begins the exciting part! So excited. Plus I have already started dreaming of putting in a second bed in the back for next year to grow corn in. I am so addicted.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Ha. We have gotten rain non stop since Friday. This after going 4 weeks with only a sprinkle here or there. In other news, tons of stuff is growing in my garden. I have at least 2 squash and several cucumbers and a couple peppers that will be ready to pick in a few days. Now begins the exciting part! So excited. Plus I have already started dreaming of putting in a second bed in the back for next year to grow corn in. I am so addicted.

WOOOOOT!!!! Fresh babies!!! Im excited for you!

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I have to giggle a little at the idea of high 80's to 90's being supper hot.

You would so get hysterical in Seattle. We are such wimps when the temps get above 70. Above 75, the whines start. At 80, people actually get grumpy. When it's in the 90's and 100's, yikes! Luckily that's only a few days a year. Since the temps are so moderate nobody has a/c. That might be part of the reason that heat is not well accepted.

I admit to fussing about the heat Monday. It was AWFUL! Later I found out we'd hit a whopping 78 degrees. Blush

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"Jules" wrote:

You would so get hysterical in Seattle. We are such wimps when the temps get above 70. Above 75, the whines start. At 80, people actually get grumpy. When it's in the 90's and 100's, yikes! Luckily that's only a few days a year. Since the temps are so moderate nobody has a/c. That might be part of the reason that heat is not well accepted.

I admit to fussing about the heat Monday. It was AWFUL! Later I found out we'd hit a whopping 78 degrees. Blush

Such a huss bear!

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"Jules" wrote:

You would so get hysterical in Seattle. We are such wimps when the temps get above 70. Above 75, the whines start. At 80, people actually get grumpy. When it's in the 90's and 100's, yikes! Luckily that's only a few days a year. Since the temps are so moderate nobody has a/c. That might be part of the reason that heat is not well accepted.

I admit to fussing about the heat Monday. It was AWFUL! Later I found out we'd hit a whopping 78 degrees. Blush

It is like that where I grew up in NY. No one has AC, so the heat is worse. Here, even the poorest of poor have AC. The first year we were married we had AC but not heat.