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sounds like you will have plenty spuds! my 1015 onions continue to do well. right after the big freeze, were little more than wilted whisps on the ground!
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summer forecast for us is hotter and dryer then last season. drought has been showing its face here already an only going into early spring! winter snow fall was only about half of what we normally get with most of it melting away before mid winter? rain is a good thing at the right time and not in excess at any one time! onions look green and strong! good harvest to you sir!
 
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summer forecast for us is hotter and dryer then last season. drought has been showing its face here already an only going into early spring! winter snow fall was only about half of what we normally get with most of it melting away before mid winter? rain is a good thing at the right time and not in excess at any one time! onions look green and strong! good harvest to you sir!
hi ckr - thanks! you, too! noted u said only 1/2 reg snow fall. crazy climates these days, and i noted on tv news last nite... heavy snow falls up in MA areas yesterday!

the Boston Herald said:

Snow in April? Parts of Massachusetts could get 6-plus inches​

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BOSTON, MA. APRIL 16, 2021: A mid-April snow blankets the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
 
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hi ckr - thanks! you, too! noted u said only 1/2 reg snow fall. crazy climates these days, and i noted on tv news last nite... heavy snow falls up in MA areas yesterday!

the Boston Herald said:

Snow in April? Parts of Massachusetts could get 6-plus inches​

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BOSTON, MA. APRIL 16, 2021: A mid-April snow blankets the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
good morning to you sir! and yes it's a crazy world these days...
 
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if by chance you had any pix of those spuds hills... would enjoy seeing ~ :)
sorry! nothing growing this far north yet'' maybe planted hills next weekend .hills usually don't pop above ground till the middle of may as the ground temp her at 4"to 6" is only 45 degrees at best ! our last winter/spring frost is around memorial day weekend to the end of the first week in june.
 
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sorry! nothing growing this far north yet'' maybe planted hills next weekend .hills usually don't pop above ground till the middle of may as the ground temp her at 4"to 6" is only 45 degrees at best ! our last winter/spring frost is around memorial day weekend to the end of the first week in june.
oic, well... sorry - guess i read it wrong. hills to be....

"60 hills of russets an kennebec potato's next weekend."

had thot hills done now, kinda like these potato rows, only hills...

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good luck with your gardening...
 
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oic, well... sorry - guess i read it wrong. hills to be....

"60 hills of russets an kennebec potato's next weekend."

had thot hills done now, kinda like these potato rows, only hills...

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good luck with your gardening...
actually they are done in rows and hilled in rows as well when needed. 4" deep and 1 foot apart with each long row spaced at 2 feet between. just like your posted pic and not as many ???? lol 3 rows are about it for us anymore.
 
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I finally got my 10lbs of tater seed in the ground and a half pound of onion sets. I have about decided to throw that little plastic green house away. Nothing would germinate in it. It got so hot inside it actually melted the black plastic trays. No way to reduce the heat or increase airflow. We kept the zipup door open and tied up and it still got to hot. Anyways, we replanted some maters and peppers and just set the pots on the porch railing and things are starting to come up. I will probably end up buying a few plants as its still to early to plant in the ground around here and I dont think my seedlings will be big enough to transplant when it does come time to start planting in the ground. The weather here right now is just nice enough to tempt a person into planting, but May 15th is average last frost, so I will wait a couple more weeks before putting out anything that can get frost bit.
 
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I finally got my 10lbs of tater seed in the ground and a half pound of onion sets. I have about decided to throw that little plastic green house away. Nothing would germinate in it. It got so hot inside it actually melted the black plastic trays. No way to reduce the heat or increase airflow. We kept the zipup door open and tied up and it still got to hot. Anyways, we replanted some maters and peppers and just set the pots on the porch railing and things are starting to come up. I will probably end up buying a few plants as its still to early to plant in the ground around here and I dont think my seedlings will be big enough to transplant when it does come time to start planting in the ground. The weather here right now is just nice enough to tempt a person into planting, but May 15th is average last frost, so I will wait a couple more weeks before putting out anything that can get frost bit.
good luck with your onions ms. i was side dressing my onion rows yesterday, N-0-0, and things are looking promising. my tomato plants are still.... :rolleyes: still in pots. i see one flower has set and is fruiting. my baby tomato seeds are now flourishing sets. getting bigger by the day. planted the other dish of them i was babysitting in kitchen on plate. put in some basil seeds to one side... thinking 50 tomato plants too many tomatoes for me! lol... so might plant them and put in cages. and let them only grow to height of the cages. snip the vines and let a few flowers set and develop. have tried it before, but always so hard to snip them... 'cause to let them grow = more tomatoes. decisions, decisions...
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was nitrogen only...
I tend to treat my onions the same as I do my taters. Onions need lots of nitrogen to grow, but once they start to bulb they also need the PK to grow big. I guess it really depends on a persons soil. With a high organic soil, a person can get by pretty good with just the nitrogen applications as the organic material will contain all the P and K the onions need. If the soil doesnt have it and you dont add it, it wont get there by itself. I have also been know to apply plain elemental sulfur. One lb of elemental sulfur will make 3 lbs of SO4, so it doesnt take much. It is also fairly slow to convert so it doesnt effect the soil Ph all that much. Of course I am also adding a lot of calcium lime every year anyways. I did kind of learn my lesson about adding micronutrients by itself. It takes such a small amount of micronutrients, its hard to not over apply them.
 
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I use triple 10 or 12 on everything and am getting more compost mixed in the soil so the ground stays loose and water can go down without making a hard crust.
Last week here been a bit ruff on things, ---- 2" of snow and a couple hard freezes and 2 nights of frost kinda did a number on the fruit blossoms and strawberries.
A few seedlings coming up in the hotbed and radishes, turnips in the gardens. A few potato sprouts were an inch tall and got froze off, but they will regrow. The onions love the snow and are doing fine.
last pic. is some of the peach trees the day before they froze.
They say temps in the 80's next week---NOT good either! Quite dry here right now so any heat will sap the moisture right out and we will have to start hauling water right off the batt. ---- The joys of gardening!! LOL!!
 

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