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How often can you water dill?
I started some, and I have been watering daily....is that too much?
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here HD this could help ya!!   

https://www.almanac.com/plant/dill
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i water them like about everything else......whenever it looks like it needs it. so really....depends how much water your giving them......i wouldnt give them to much water or you could kill them.

G got my garden tilled this morning.  :happy1: that thing sure makes quick work of it. and alot easier on my body too!!!! 2 cases of really good beer was the fee!!!!!!!

havent decided if i'm gonna stick some seeds in the ground yet or not........trying to figure out if its worth starting before the rain comes?? :scratch: :scratch:
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here HD this could help ya!!   

https://www.almanac.com/plant/dill

Thanks Mikey!

Dill is the only plant that I have a hard time growing. I have tried SEVERAL different ways of growing it (with little luck)

Best luck I've had was in a planter next to the porch. This time I'm trying to start it early, it's growing, but looking like I'm over watering it.

Then... I read Mikey's link, and it says that it doesn't transplant well  :banghead:
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Yea for the most part I avoid transplanting any garden plants. Usually doesn't turn out well for the plant
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I had one dill plant alongside the barn for a few years and the last few years it is spreading into my garden boxes.  I did pick some and added it to our pickles last year.  I buy dill for it but can't have too much I don't think.

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I freeze any extra. Used dill 2 years old and couldn't tell the difference
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Just started raining here. Got dill, radishes, lettuce, spinach and onions in the ground.

Lotz of strategic planning I tell ya!! :happy1: :rotflmao:
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I freeze any extra. Used dill 2 years old and couldn't tell the difference

I just threw some in a bag and froze it.  Was wet and mushy when I thawed it out.  Did you dry yours first?

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Nope. Used it right out of the bag . I take it out just before I use it, some of it is still a bit froze when I put it in jars. Never had it mushy though. :scratch:
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What I did get last year, I vacuum packed it flat and put it in the freezer.

I haven't tried it yet.
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Put my maters in the garden today. They needed out of that starter or potting soil. Also planted green beans and radishes.

One thing I've noticed with those Livingstone seeds they don't have as many seeds in a packet. If they produce good I'm OK with that!👍
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figured out a couple ways to save chives, so now I will be doing that!!!  one is just freeze and the other freeze them in ice cubes...   not sure about that one...   I can see them in cottage cheese all year long!!!   Glenn I can save ya some!!!   let me know!!!
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Chives Yea... Cottage cheese... Not a chance!! :rotflmao: :crazy: :tut: :puke:
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no no no!!!   together!!!!    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:

more for me!!!    :happy1: :happy1:
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The only place cottage cheese is eatable is in Lasagna. :thumbs: :thumbs:
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The only place cottage cheese is eatable is in Lasagna. :thumbs: :thumbs:
:tut: I wouldn't even use it for garden fertilizer, it might taint all my plants. :rotflmao:
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i'm being told it is way to early to be putting my tomatoes in the garden yet.......but damn they look a whole lot better already since i did!!!!! :happy1:
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i'm being told it is way to early to be putting my tomatoes in the garden yet.......but damn they look a whole lot better already since i did!!!!! :happy1:
Just hope you aren't up north playing when they need to be covered. Honestly, I am tempted to put a few out myself.

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 :doah: yea me too Roony....... i got kids and stepkids close by that can do something for this old man if need be.......... at least they better if they know whats good for them........after everything i've done for them!!!!!!! :coffee:

i wont be headed north till May 22nd anyway!!!!!
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If the weather holds a person might get by with it. Just watching the shepherds purse and other assorted weeds in our garden, pretty sure tomatoes would be enjoying what the weeds are enjoying, until they they get hit with a burndown that is. What tomatoes might not enjoy is a shift from this weather to say damp, cloudy 50 degree highs for a few weeks. When that happens here it may be like corn where it becomes any color other than green until it warms up for a while again.

Rhubarb harvest got delayed as Mrs. Cheviot decided we should wait until we could harvest enough for Auntie Mar Mar. Wondering if that's the collective "we" or the singular "we"?  :scratch: I see the green rhubarb is getting ready to bolt already. The red is just starting to make full stride after the rain.
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the coolest daytime temp i see through May 23 is like 63 on the 18th. yea i know how the forecast works  :pouty: :bonk: but it was either put them in the ground or risk losing them........and the plants i needed to get in arent ones you can just go to the greenhouse to replace. these are lucky tiger and campria tomatoes.

our rubarb aint but 2-3 inches tall??????? :confused: :doah: :pouty:
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You get all the good tomatoes... :pouty:

 
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I don't take chances with tomatoes and peppers.....at least another 10 days to 2 weeks for them. I want tall leggy tomatoes. I learned a long time ago to pick off the leaves and bury the plant up to the top. Laying on it's side. Be careful and don't snap off the stem. Do what this videos says.

 It will still grow straight up. Plus the first fruit are closer to the ground. Allows for more fruit to be on the plant when I prune it off at the top of the cages. This is especially true for Indeterminate varieties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDA4FuOosXw&t=14s

Tomatoes are the only plant that grows roots from the buried stem.

MUCH LARGER root system for the plant if you do this. Makes for large healthy plants to make fruit. Plus roosts are closer to the surface where the ground is warmer. Right now tomatoes want warm ground.

Just be sure to mulch around them when first tomatoes appear to protect from Blossom End Rot. Try it It works.
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Here are my 2 greenhouses full of plants.....

10 Varieties of tomatoes
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Kohlrabies
Bell Peppers
Jalapeno Peppers
Yellow and Red watermelons
Honeydew
Cantalope

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They actually are green.  Pretty cool.

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Had a 4 inch asparagus poking out in my onion patch. Pretty tasty!! :sleazy:

Best get out and check my big patch!! :happy1:
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Looky what arrived at the ranch... :hubba:
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Looky what arrived at the ranch... :hubba:
i'd put cottage cheese on that!!!!!!!! :bonk: :mooning: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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A slice of American on a piece and heated up would be like my old neighbors used to do.  I liked it.