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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"> I'm so sick of summer veggies anyway.<br><br>
It should have been planted a couple weeks ago and my harvest will be late but it could not be helped.<br><br><br><br>
I planted the cabbages a couple weeks ago but today I felt OK enough to tackle some of the others.<br><br>
I'm not even half way done but the first wave is done.<br><br>
I tend to plant every two weeks for constant harvesting of young plants, given the arewa of Texas I live in we can plant usually until December.<br><br><br><br>
Today I planted.<br><br>
Several differant types of lettuce<br><br><br><br>
Mustard greens<br><br><br><br>
Spinage<br><br>
Carrots<br><br>
Parsips<br><br>
Turnips<br><br>
more cabbage<br><br>
onions<br><br>
garlic<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Hopefully I will feel up to tackling the main garden plot soon but I need to get some cotten compost first, the soil is a bit depleated and my compost pile is not yet ready to be used since it is less than a year old.
 

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I'm still planting. Most of what I planted earlier either died as transplants or never came up as seeds, because it was still blastingly hot. Now it's cool and rainy, so I'm trying to get seeds in before the ground gets too muddy (if we have a week of rain as forecast). I need to put in a bed of lettuce and other greens, which I might do this afternoon if it isn't raining....
 

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I start most of my plants inside before planting out in the garden useing a peat mix.<br><br>
Dunno if it will help you or not Ludi but I get about 98 % sprout rate and a good 70% live till adult rate doing it that way.<br><br>
Texas summers can kill sometimes even the toughest little plants specialy with the drought but 70% is what I got on a bad year.<br><br><br><br>
Even tap root plants I start inside, just use a small tube to start the seed in instead of a basic starter pot.
 

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That's very good advice. My problem was because of impatience I didn't wait until my transplants were large enough. I learned my lesson!
 
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