questionsanyone start their garden yet?

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yeah but I'm in Phoenix. It's either start it in winter or have it get burnt out by May.

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My garden is covered in snow, and we might get as much as a foot more by Wednesday.

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Starting the prep... We just moved into our new place, which features our first back yard in a few years. We have rocks around our plants in the back, and the previous owners let their dogs kick a lot of them into the yard. Got them all back in their beds and re-spread them to make everything look nice. I'll be airrating and seeding new weekend!

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Yep. I built a cold frame and two more boxes this year. We already have potatoes, onions, tomatoes and some other stuff started. My wife is the garden guru though, I just do whatever she tells me.

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@psumek: What have you already planted?

@jeremytheindian: I've thought about building a cold frame but just haven't done it yet. Have you (or your wife) had good yields using them? What do you recommend using them for?

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Also wondering if anyone has had good experiences composting. I have a 3 sided structure that I built alongside one of my raised beds. It does alright, but I never really have the really nice, steaming stuff that some people rave about. I also tend to get a lot of weeds and other random plants growing in the compost. Any suggestions or tips?

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My garden is still sleeping in the frozen earth with a snowy blanket to keep it warm.

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Kentucky has a mild winter.
We have a few hundred salad plants in the high tunnel.
Already have a couple hundred spinach plants set.

Also have about 1600 starts going in the greenhouse, (parsley, celery, tomatoes, watercress, green lettuce, kohlrabi, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, etc)for planting over the next six weeks or so.

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@oo7slice: Tomatoes and peppers. They seem to do the best. I don't have enough room for peas, or I would plant them. The yield just isn't good enough for a plant or two.

Tomatoes come out really concentrated in Phoenix. Something about dry gardening that makes them flavorful.

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Still to Cold in CO to even think of doing so :(

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@psumek: I wonder if that's because of water deficiencies. I was reading about citrus the other day and some people were commenting about their citrus being sweeter if the trees were water stressed. Easy enough to do here in Tucson. I spent all day monday cleaning up the garden, pulling flowered broccoli, planting tomatoes and bell peppers, getting new rows ready for seeds, laying irrigation lines, watering and fertilizing the fruit trees. I closed on this house at the end of January and it already had the garden going so I'm on a quick learning curve here. It's a good thing I've got experience growing "plants" from my youth. I've got tons of seeds I'm planning to get in the ground in the next week or so. Hopefully it's not too late already for starting from seed. We just had what was hopefully our last frost about a week ago.