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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:00 pm 
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Strangely enough, though Whidbey island is at 48N (approximately the same as Minnesota or Ontario) we are quite temperate- zone 8-9 (E) for planting... the same one we were in Tucson and a warmer zone than we had in San Angelo.

We have been taking advantage of this, and an early spring, to get some planting done

Over the last couple of weeks we put in

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approx. 300 bulbs (gladiola, lilies, Anemones, Freesias, caladium) to go with the bulbs already on the property that are coming up now...
a magnolia tree
Jasmine

Veggies
Propagated cukes, peppers, tomatoes, collards, cauliflower, broc., broc raab, raddiichio, sweet and hot peppers, brussels

planted radishes, lettuces, carrots, beets, parsnips, peas, beans, onions, potatos, strawberries... and more that I can't remember...

Our Cauliflower and Brussels went leggy from too much time on the heat mat/under the light so we did buy some seedlings (I hate doing that) and I'll probably have to do the same for a couple more as I (dangit) dampened off a few plants with overzealous watering of our greenhouse.

Plus added
raspberries (added to our group)
Kiwi
Fig
grapes

Finally, we put in 15 fruit trees a couple of days ago...
2 apples (to add to the old tree we already have and the variety nearby)
3 pears, 3 cherries, 2 nectarines, 2 plums, a peach, 2 apricots... (and I made signs for each...)

I think we're done until late spring plantings... but we're having fun anyway. (oh yeah... and we put in 3 dump trucks of gravel... spreading one by hand, put a new window in the shop and pulled out a 10x20 outbuilding that had come down in a windstorm...

We're taking a day off this weekend to head to Vancouver... we're pooped!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:02 pm 
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We picked this spot for our orchard... end of the rainbow
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A hard day of digging later...
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I made up some signs....
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And we put them in
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:04 pm 
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Crazy enough... we also tore down a 10x20 outbuilding which was half-blown down, put a new window in the shop and put in 3 dumploads of gravel... one of the loads the driver forgot to set his chains so we spread it by hand... (that was a LOT of shoveling)

The result is nice though I think!
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Thanks for looking... we are definitely ready for planting to slow down a bit! (and yes... I've already had to mow twice this year)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:28 am 
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Beautiful looking place, Lawerence. I don't know if it's a case of our particular location or what but I've found that this time of year is a bit early to be planting veggie garden stuff. Even cool weather crops like peas I find I need to wait 'til later in April. Good luck with all your stuff. I envy your garden space.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:07 pm 
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Thanks Dennis! Yeah, we are possibly a bit early, but we got excited and decided to throw some seeds in and give em a try.... Some, especially the peas and radishes are really flourishing.

Hope you are well and youll have to swing by sometime, you are always welcome!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:48 am 
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Hey Lawrence,

Wow! You do things in a big way don't you? I think Dennis is right, you probably are a bit early. But what the heck, it's a small gamble that could pay off. I usually plant even later than Dennis, but that's because I'm lazy.

Cheers,
Tom

BTW- If you haven't yet, you'll want to check out the tulip festival in Dennis' neighborhood. Should be a good showing this year

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:30 pm 
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yep... you guys were right... we lost a few cucumber seedlings last night in a surprise frost... :(

Still lots left though... and obviously time to germinate a few more!

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:) Lawrence, drink lots of milk (gallon jugs). Then cut the bottoms off the jugs and put them over the seedlings.
That will keep the frost off.

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