I just had to replant one okra seed after part of that bed got dug up. After @begreen talked about sprouting corn seeds last year, I started employing that method on some of my bigger seeds, most particularly corn and okra. I soak for about twenty four hours, then keep them in a damp paper towel in a glass jar in a warm place until I see the roots starting. It really helps me have better germination. I think I had 29 of 30 corn seeds come up this year, and they’re four years old, which is pretty old for corn. That one okra seed took over a week to sprout in the paper towel, though, and it was a fresh seed.We go through a lot of hardware cloth. I now have six 3x50 rolls of 1/2" and two 3x50 rolls of quarter in in my inventory.
I prepared 4 more beds today. Yesterday I planted 4 containers with okra. I decided to try something new and soaked a bunch of okra seeds yesterday and all of today. Today they went into the ground. Maybe they'll germinate faster.
Tomatoes are hinting at getting closer to plant. The bed is prepared for them. They are frustratingly slow at maturing.
My cukes, zuchs, and squash are ready to go in the ground, but the evenings are still in the 40s. I think it'll be warm enough by next week. Everything is all hardened off, just waiting for the weather to catch up!
I saw an asparagus that had popped up. Finally! They seem late for this year! The rhubarb is getting big.
Should work fine if the dog stays out of the pots. Should be at least a 2 gallon pot.Has anybody grown cukes out of pots? I usually grow cukes under my peach tree and use it as a trellis. I get a kick out of the cucumbers hanging down off the limbs.
This year I have a 5 monthold golden retriever who I haven't been able to get to stop digging yet. He likes to dig under the peach tree.
I was figuring itd be too much trouble to plant that bed this year, but maybe I'd be able to plant in the pots, then set them under the tree.