Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: -40F area Minn.
With the sub-average days seemingly now gone, and continued damp but not nasty wet, the volunteer veggies are popping out in my North garden.
I will have to decide if I want to save the volunteer tomatoes and squash vines that are emerging.
With the warmer weather they get larger quickly and annoyingly are not coming up in the fairly empty part of the garden but the most heavily planted.
The tomatoes are coming up on the side of the garden they were not in last year so I assume the roto-tiller dragged the seeds over there.
Other volunteer veggies, lettuce, mustard, and other leafy greens are also coming up and I am not sure how they got their.
Potatoes are now popping out of the heavy leaf mulch I put down and my replant of one sweet corn looks to be very successful.
Onions look very good and since I plant them on a berm now, my onion growing has improved 100 percent.
Tomatoes look good but plants are still small (short) but I am removing lower branches any way as that helps keep disease off of them longer.
I got Green Zebra from a Northern grower and Piedmont down South; both ,the latter were replacements for failed first shipment, are growing well but they look different in style.
North, wide bushy, South, tall fewer branches, still, both are looking good.
I will head to my South garden tomorrow and see how that is doing.
I had to replant all the corn, and put in some squash seeds.
I bought a larger potted squash plant/s I will take down there in case the seed did not germinate and if the corn failed again, to fill the empty space with vines.