Margali 2020 Garden

margali

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So weather is starting to feel spring like. Working on clearing all the dead vines from last year and prep for this year. I also have my local water spigot ready to go- hose, soaker hose, and tree subwater system plumbed in. Trenching across the yard by hand was a pain. I moved the strawberry plants that survived to a metal milkcrate lined with weed fabric. That will be set on cinder blocks in shade from fence. I am moving the entrance to garden area from along fence to next to raised bed. This will allow me to put in some 25gal planter beds in fence shade. They will still be movable if utilities guys need to trench.

Going to try bell peppers, strawberries, cucumber, and watermelons again. Also some lettuce and cabbage in the shade maybe?

My orange is starting to flower but still not getting taller or more branches. Should I let it set fruit this year?
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I've had it one year. Not sure how old they are when they sell them. It hasn't grown much with the apple tree took off.
 

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I've had it one year. Not sure how old they are when they sell them. It hasn't grown much with the apple tree took off.
it can take a few years for it to get established and show more growth, but that also depends upon what variety you have and how much dwarfing the root stock might have to it.
 

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Does your garden get as much heat as @baymule or is your climate milder than that? We don’t worry about the high temps up here along the 47th parallel cept maybe a week or so in July or August.
 

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Not sure where Baymule is located. I'm on the water side of Houston Texas metropolitan area. Average temps is 34F to 97F.
 

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Not sure where Baymule is located. I'm on the water side of Houston Texas metropolitan area. Average temps is 34F to 97F.
Bay can speak for herself but I'd guess she is colder and warmer than you on the extremes. That close to the water you get a moderating effect. I get the same thing here, the extremes are worst further inland.

Now we can talk about humidity if you wish.
 
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