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insaneintenti0n 03-08-10 06:49 AM

Brian's (insaneintenti0n) 2010 Garden
I got a chance to start everything for this year yesterday. My porch is getting a good amount of sun, so, hopefully I'm not tooo early. It's still very cool at night, but I should be ok.

I'll try my best to keep this up-to-date. Next update should be in about 2 weeks, if not earlier, when things start to sprout.

A link to my 2009 Garden Thread:

Higgy 03-08-10 01:11 PM

Hey Brian, I think I asked you this last year maybe but, why are you starting carrots, lettuce, cucumber, etc... in the pots? Are you just trying to start them early? Isn't hard to transplant some of those?

insaneintenti0n 03-09-10 06:37 AM

Carrots and Cucumber are new to me, but I had no problems transplanting anything last year. Just waited for everything to sprout, get ~2" tall, then took em outside and transplanted them into the ground exactly where I wanted them

I am also excited to get started this year, and it's still gets quite cool at night right now (below freezing), so I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to do anything outside yet. Plus it's easier for me to do the watering and everything while it's all inside.

Higgy 03-09-10 08:45 AM

Ah ok. I just usually wait until mid May and plant everything right into the garden except for the stuff that needs to be started early like tomatoes and peppers and the such.

PaleMelanesian 03-10-10 09:33 AM

Looking at your earlier thread, I see your lettuce bolted and went to seed. I have given up on getting lettuce heads. Our summer gets too hot, and it turns bitter first - a complete waste.

Instead, I go out and pick leaves as needed, and they keep producing more. They may never form a head, but I still get all the lettuce the family needs.

insaneintenti0n 03-11-10 08:26 AM

I did find that out. I now just pick what I want when I want it now for the lettuce. It was all part of the learning experience. But thanks for the note.

Higgy 03-11-10 09:13 AM

Not sure if you guys plant lettuce in full sunlight, but it's probably a good idea if you can plant it in partial sunny area rather then full sun. Lettuce likes the shade.

insaneintenti0n 03-29-10 06:20 AM


After 3 weeks, I have a good number of sprouts, but no lettuce, and no green peppers.

I also started a staggered batch. This should tell me if my lettuce seeds are bad.

Daox 03-29-10 06:25 AM

We have a good deal of sprouts too. The peppers were the last thing to come up.

insaneintenti0n 04-01-10 07:22 AM

I do have A pepper sprout now. they really did take a long time. might not have peppers as quickly as i did last year.

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