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Finally planted the last of my hot pepper seedlings. I hope the deer eat them. Last thing I need is 60 more hot pepper plants. I just couldn't resist growing them from seed as an experiment and overdid times three.

Lettuce doing okay this year which is the first time I have gotten lettuce to do much in about three years. My spring onions and garlic planted last fall all failed. Never happened before. Must have been the weird spring weather where we went from 40's to mid 90's back down into the 40's again back into the 90's before we settled for normal temps (along with tons of rain throughout).
 
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We're waiting for cooler weather to plant. It is too hot here for most veggies other than okra and out of okra seeds.
 

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Actually, links to a baker's dozen of articles. Might be a bit late for this season, but there's always the next to plan for.

How to Start Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide​

Before you buy those seeds or pull out the shovel, read up on the essential plans and skills you’ll need for your first (or first successful) garden.​

 

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So ours began about first of April with a rental of a "bobcat" type excavator on a couple of weekends to clear turf, brush and other areas of our backyard. Basically get down to dirt. Pushing the sod lumps to the side. Also included digging the trench for the hugelkulture mound and then filling and building it up after putting brush, branches, and compost in it.

Next getting and placing straw bales for the part of garden where the tomato, tomatillo, and pepper starts will go. Starts were from seeds and got 'started' inside under grow lights, etc.

There was also a bit of corrugated cardboard to lay down, also to cover with compost and topsoil for the "layer"/"lasagna' garden areas. Same also applied to overlay the hugelkulture mound.

Also some preliminary start for the hole to be the wildlife pond. And some raised beds set and started also.

This is bringing us into mid to late May when starts and seeds are being planted in various garden plots and the straw bales.

We now have about 2-3 times the area in garden/planting as we've had in past years.

Wildlife pond is close to complete with plants, and goldfish. Bog pond/garden will be done soon and that is intended home for frogs, salamanders, and assorted plants wanting/needing wet ground.

We've harvest some greens, turnips, cucs, and tomatoes already. Have lots more on the way. The shell bean crop shows potential of being about 2-3 times as much as in past years so looking forward to that addition to the larder. Have interspersed corn in the bean rows to serve as living stakes for the climbers.

May try putting up pictures in near future.
 

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Actually, links to a baker's dozen of articles. Might be a bit late for this season, but there's always the next to plan for.

How to Start Gardening: A Beginner’s Guide​

Before you buy those seeds or pull out the shovel, read up on the essential plans and skills you’ll need for your first (or first successful) garden.​

still a good 2-3 months left in most of the country so some short term plants should do fine..
 

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How to make a bog garden​

Instead of draining, make the waterlogged or boggy bits of garden work for nature, and provide a valuable habitat.
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still a good 2-3 months left in most of the country so some short term plants should do fine..
Hard to say here in the PNW. Our Spring a bit cooler and wetter than usual this year so a bit late start to Summer. Sometimes it lingers, other times Fall comes sooner than wanted.
 

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I have been told that my jalapenos are extra hot this year for some reason. IDK cause eyes don't eats them. Last year it was my cayenne peppers that were lava hot
 

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