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Old 02-15-2012, 11:42 AM
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I got my garden prepped up and planted a few tomatoes, bell peppers, hot chili peppers and eggplant. It might be a smidge early, but it's been a warmer "Winter" this year. Also trimmed the Crepe Myrtles and roses. Yards needs a haircut too. Hope I don't get a late freeze up this way and ruin it all.

Anybody else planted yet?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:43 AM
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I was going to also, but i think i'm gonna give it a couple more weeks
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:51 AM
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Got my plants in the ground.
Boy does that statement have a different meaning 20 years later!
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:52 AM
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Got my plants in the ground.
Boy does that statement have a different meaning 20 years later!
Don't you know it!!!
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:58 AM
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Eman, I swear I though the exact same thing. I have my tom. and peppers ready to go into ground but still a little scared. I did plant some cucumbers, via seed, and now there are up about 1 1/2". Checked at Lowes for tom. plants and they are asking $3.35/per plant. I am glad I started mind from seeds some weeks back.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:17 PM
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My grounds too wet to make rows, i'll need a week of sun and no rain before i can get in there
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:18 PM
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got mine ready but making sure we got the last freeze before i drop em in....
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:32 PM
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Over the last 150 years March 25th is the average last day of frost. My Nonc B has been making a garden for 45 years and he always plants the weekend after March 15th.

I noticed someone mentinoned Lowes for tomatoe plants, do you shop you local feed store for plants, I find they cheaper and grow better.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:42 PM
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I tried to get a jump on it last year and planted in early March. Everything came up good then we had a frost. I'll wait a little later this year.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:02 PM
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The frost is what's kinda scaring me too, but I did it anyway. My Paw paw always planted the week of Valentine's day. (He lived in Baton Rouge). I guess I'll gamble! If they die, I can pick up some more at the garden store.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:04 PM
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Never hurts to send off a soil sample to lsu or tex a&m, find out what nutrients you have and whats lacking. I understand for most its a hobb, but why not make your hard work to maintain it pay off with more product. Liebigs law....plants can only grow as much as the most limiting nutrients allow. Planning on planting a few in some planters myself.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:11 PM
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Plants in the ground, plants in the ground
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:31 PM
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Never hurts to send off a soil sample to lsu or tex a&m, find out what nutrients you have and whats lacking. I understand for most its a hobb, but why not make your hard work to maintain it pay off with more product. Liebigs law....plants can only grow as much as the most limiting nutrients allow. Planning on planting a few in some planters myself.
Got some info on how to do this?
I live much closer to College Station than LSU nowadays.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:57 PM
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Got some info on how to do this?
I live much closer to College Station than LSU nowadays.
do a search on their ag department, think LSU charges like $10 and you send it to them so distance from them isn't such a big deal
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:21 PM
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My grounds too wet to make rows, i'll need a week of sun and no rain before i can get in there

Big time. And I gotta to steal your tractor.

Thought you weren't planting?
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:25 PM
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Big time. And I gotta to steal your tractor.

Thought you weren't planting?
prolly just do 5 or 6 rows and space them wide enough to get my tractor between them for weed purposes.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:39 PM
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Shawn you better sprout me some of dem peppers!
Anyone know where i can buy a cayenne pepper plant thats already sprouted to grow em in a pot.
My green thumb aint so green . . . . .
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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Got some info on how to do this?
I live much closer to College Station than LSU nowadays.
http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/webpages/forms.html

Click on soil submittal form. Dont know how big your garden is, but with a spade did a "v" and take a sample 6-8 inches down from several area...helps if you do an "m" or "z" sampling pattern across your plot. Need a little more than a pint from all areas. The basic test is $10 and covers your pH, n, p, k, as well as other micro nutrients. The reason that you take the sample at that depth is because that's the depth most plant roots absorb nutrients. If you wanted to know soil texture and make-up (sand/silt/clay ratio) its a little bit more money but it will give more detail. Or you could do the basic and determine texture for yourself. If I cant find the graph online I will try to upload one on here from my class.


Hope this helps, because if you add the right fertilizer in the correct amount, it will increase your yield and you will have more to eat . The pH is also important, some crops require a different pH range than others...and remember the more nitrogen you add, the lower the soil pH. The test will tell you.
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Soil testing is also a good idea for the food plot guys..
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:22 PM
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Man everytime I see the title of this thread my mind thinks of growin that green haha
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