First Prev
of 2
Next Last

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#1 Feb 6, 2013
This beautiful, clear, warm day has me thinking about gardening and vegetables. Went out today and RoundUp'ed my corn plot so I can do my first tillage next week, and put in snow peas.

Anyone else have plans for their gardening this year? I'm doing snow peas, tomatoes and peppers (I'll start those in a week or so), corn (of course), renovate my strawberry beds, and green beans. I may do pumpkins after the first corn is done, they'll be ready by Hallowe'en and I'll try selling them (cheaper than Ingle's)!

So tell us your plans!
Annoyed

Dacula, GA

#2 Feb 6, 2013
wobbler1957 wrote:
This beautiful, clear, warm day has me thinking about gardening and vegetables. Went out today and RoundUp'ed my corn plot so I can do my first tillage next week, and put in snow peas.
Anyone else have plans for their gardening this year? I'm doing snow peas, tomatoes and peppers (I'll start those in a week or so), corn (of course), renovate my strawberry beds, and green beans. I may do pumpkins after the first corn is done, they'll be ready by Hallowe'en and I'll try selling them (cheaper than Ingle's)!
So tell us your plans!
Change Your Nasty Cat Picture!
Bremen Mom

Carrollton, GA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
It is way too early to start planting a garden. I would love to start some tomatoes, corn, okra, squash, onions, peppers, garlic and watermelon. Do you start your seed indoors?
gardener

Villa Rica, GA

#4 Feb 6, 2013
Is spraying round up safe prior to planting? I have quite a few weeds I'd like to get rid of.
Tom Thumb

Douglasville, GA

#5 Feb 6, 2013
Yes, it is safe to round up this time of year.
gardener

Villa Rica, GA

#6 Feb 6, 2013
Tom Thumb wrote:
Yes, it is safe to round up this time of year.
Thanks!
Tom Thumb

Temple, GA

#7 Feb 6, 2013
Remember to plant those pumpkins on top of a terrace or hill wobbler! I grew them one year on one of my watermelon hills and they did really well.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#8 Feb 6, 2013
Annoyed: No. It bothers you so much, I'll never change it!

Bremen Mom: This is about the right time to put in English peas (sugar snap, snow peas)-- they don't like warm weather at all. I start my tomatoes and peppers indoors about the last week of Feb, pot them up when they're too big for the light setup I have, and start hardening them off the last 2 weeks of April so they go in the ground around the first of May.

gardener: RoundUp (or one of the cheaper 41% glyphosphates that are out there) is perfectly safe if you apply it by the directions. Mix it up as instructed, wet your plants first, spray just the vegetation, not the soil, and don't spray it on anything in your garden once you've planted it -- that's when you get out the hoe. RoundUp is deactivated as soon as it hits the soil, and tilling under stuff it kills won't hurt anything either.

Tom: I hill my corn twice, across the path of drainage, so when the corn is done I have lovely terraces already built. That's where I'll put in the pumpkins.

Oh, and I'll be growing watermelons too!
old man

AOL

#9 Feb 7, 2013
I found out something interesting about squash last year from the extension agent, if the squash blooms fall off a day or two after they open it may not be a bug problem, they will abort if not pollinated enough, I was told to plant flowers with the squash to draw more bees,
old man

AOL

#10 Feb 7, 2013
wobbler1957 wrote:
Annoyed: No. It bothers you so much, I'll never change it!
Bremen Mom: This is about the right time to put in English peas (sugar snap, snow peas)-- they don't like warm weather at all. I start my tomatoes and peppers indoors about the last week of Feb, pot them up when they're too big for the light setup I have, and start hardening them off the last 2 weeks of April so they go in the ground around the first of May.
gardener: RoundUp (or one of the cheaper 41% glyphosphates that are out there) is perfectly safe if you apply it by the directions. Mix it up as instructed, wet your plants first, spray just the vegetation, not the soil, and don't spray it on anything in your garden once you've planted it -- that's when you get out the hoe. RoundUp is deactivated as soon as it hits the soil, and tilling under stuff it kills won't hurt anything either.
Tom: I hill my corn twice, across the path of drainage, so when the corn is done I have lovely terraces already built. That's where I'll put in the pumpkins.
Oh, and I'll be growing watermelons too!
Wobbie,
I like the congo melons but last year I planted 7 hills of the small melons and had a bumper crop.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#11 Feb 7, 2013
I saw an episode of Dirty Jobs once, where the family and Mike Rowe went out and hand pollinated the squash. They grew gourds for painting and decoration.

They'd pick a male flower and go from plant to plant, using a little paintbrush to dab at the male flower then brush the pollen on the female flowers. I think they used one male flower for every three plants or something like that.

I did that one year with my watermelons, had about 5 good sized melons per plant.
gardener

Bremen, GA

#12 Feb 8, 2013
RoundUp isn't safe; it's highly toxic.
gardener

Villa Rica, GA

#13 Feb 8, 2013
I am the first "gardener" that asked about using Roundup. I have read about it, and gardener #2 you are correct it isn't safe to spray late in the game. It is safe now. If you are concerned, there are many safer alternatives to killing weeds. Also, spraying only the weed itself, and not to soil is recommended.
gardener2

Atlanta, GA

#14 Feb 8, 2013
I control weeds by pulling them by hand and mulching heavily. Why do it any other way?

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#15 Feb 8, 2013
I'm not talking weeds, I'm talking grass that you can't pull. I've already had this discussion on another forum, I'm not having it here -- suffice to say I read the instructions, follow them, don't overspray onto the soil or water, control runoff, and don't overuse it.

When I have stuff growing, I don't use it (that's just stupid). I go out and hoe. Like you're supposed to.
gardener2

Atlanta, GA

#16 Feb 8, 2013
You assume the instructions on the Roundup bottle are truthful? Well, I guess that is another discussion and will leave it at that. I enjoy cottage gardening and there really is little or no room for herbicides in that *philosophy*.

Since: Feb 13

Carrollton, GA

#17 Feb 8, 2013
We are expecting a litter if purebred seal point siamese kittens within the next couple of weeks. Add your name to our waiting list if you can provide a loving home.... Thank you

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#18 Feb 8, 2013
Bremengirl89 wrote:
We are expecting a litter if purebred seal point siamese kittens within the next couple of weeks. Add your name to our waiting list if you can provide a loving home.... Thank you
Sounds like a tasty Chinese dinner to me.

“Mess with these Claws......”

Since: Oct 09

Villa Rica, GA

#19 Feb 8, 2013
gardener2 wrote:
You assume the instructions on the Roundup bottle are truthful? Well, I guess that is another discussion and will leave it at that. I enjoy cottage gardening and there really is little or no room for herbicides in that *philosophy*.
I wouldn't use roundup where I am growing things to eat. I don't care how you use it, it is going to be in the soil and that can't be safe for your body.
old man

AOL

#20 Feb 8, 2013
My neighbor raises rabbits and has about 30 at a time, he cleans under his pens every couple months and dumps the manure in my garden, really builds the soil up.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Carrollton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Who do you support for U.S. Senate in Georgia i... (Oct '10) 6 hr Synergy 58,562
Lost money CMS 19 hr dawgattack 5
Short Fat Crazy lady?? 19 hr shallow hal 7
Johnny Smith Tue Patrick Golden 1
Auto Body (Mar '11) Dec 15 Haha 16
Bremen has changed Dec 14 Just Know 26
Corruption in Carroll County Court System (Jan '12) Dec 12 So sorry 21

Carrollton News Video

Carrollton Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Carrollton People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Carrollton News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Carrollton

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 10:28 am PST

ESPN10:28AM
Falcons brush off Saint's 'funeral' trash talk
NBC Sports12:06 PM
Mike Smith says Julio Jones decision will come Sunday morning
NBC Sports12:38 PM
Dexter McCluster out Thursday, likely out Week 17 as well
NBC Sports 2:48 PM
Titans RB McCluster ruled out of game vs. Jaguars - NBC Sports
NBC Sports 3:25 PM
Falcons QB: Showdown with Saints just another game - NBC Sports