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    Sorry so late to this thread. Planted most all of our 29 raised beds by June 1 (taters went in 4/25 even though it was bitter cold, the soil registered at 50-55F at depth). Maters went in over many days - done on 6/15.
    171 linear feet of taters with only yukon and reds. All from our last year taters that went to seed. Fighting the Colorado Beetle now but all are blossoming so hopeful

    OK I know this is hard to believe as there is only DH and me, but I PLANTED 421 TOMATO PLANTS AND ALL ARE LIVING. Counted this week. In my defense, last year I planted 114 and we had terrible weather and a very lousy crop. Where I usually can 30-40 quarts, last year only got enough for 8 quarts. And most years I 'sun-dry' to chewiness about 5 gallon freezer bags and we didn't get a full one. (we had record cold in May last year and then massive flooding in our county so I was worried it would happen again.)

    About 72 cabbages 1/2 red, 1/2 green. We slice into 1" thick rounds and roast as cabbage steaks so love these. Beans are growing but I will do a second crop. Carrots failed already (too cold after they started to come up)so will start again when I pull early potatoes.

    Anyhow, apologies for not being here at all for so long but unrelated to the pandemic we have had 3 family deaths and dementia is affecting my inlaws and we are on call a lot with them but live a 4.5 hour round trip so I just dropped off the face of the earth here.
    But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

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    My condolences on your losses. I sure do understand about living at distance from family. I was four hours one way from mom and dad so when their time of need came it was pretty difficult. I don't begrudge a single second but distance does make it harder.

    Sounds like you have been incredibly busy with the "farm". What a bounty you will harvest out of that!

    "They planted seeds in the fields and vineyards, and they had a good harvest." That will be my prayer for you.

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