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    I have no idea what "zone" I am in ...... :)

    I have no idea what "zone" I am in ...... :)
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    New pics..... I actually ate a few carrots from...

    New pics..... I actually ate a few carrots from the garden. They were so tasty
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    Try calling the local Master Gardeners there in...

    Try calling the local Master Gardeners there in your local area. I am sure they will tell you what you need to do. We have County extensions here in Oregon, and they also provide some info lie...
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    While I am not familiar with the type of "hedge...

    While I am not familiar with the type of "hedge row" you have, most all pruning/trimming should occur when most of sap/pitch, etc is not active. I would suggest you prune them in the fall, and then...
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    I said I would keep everyone updated, so here is...

    I said I would keep everyone updated, so here is the latest. While June has been one of the coolest and wettest on record, it seems as if the veggies are doing OK. The lettuce is a real...
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    Where are you located.... It has been one of the...

    Where are you located.... It has been one of the coldest and wettest May's in Oregon's history..... My squash, beans and cukes did pop in the past 2 days.
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    Status report

    OK......... I have taken some pics, and in fact a few seeds of squash and cukes have also popped. I hope the pics work.
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    UPDATE...... I do not see any evidence of the...

    UPDATE...... I do not see any evidence of the slimy critters, so I think what happened is I "pulled the trigger" too soon and in fact the weather has been too cold and wet. In fact we had hail here...
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    Well today I looked at the lettuce again, and I...

    Well today I looked at the lettuce again, and I think the slimy ones have eaten most of it. Darn it. Because it has been so cool here, both the carrots and lettuce have stopped growing, so have not...
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    I am from Oregon

    I am from Oregon
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    Yes.... Next year, if I am back to work, I am...

    Yes.... Next year, if I am back to work, I am plannig on replacing all my windows in the house, and will have "cold frames" as well as raiswd beds.
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    The length of the beds runs North-South. My...

    The length of the beds runs North-South. My carrots finally popped, but because it is so cool, the lettuce is pretty stagnant. I will take more pics when I get more things planted.
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    When you say 2 leaves, do you mean the "seed leaves", or the second "true leaf"? As well, next time use the "peat pellets" and plant them directly into them, then outside or larger pots to be placed...
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    Karen I was thinking a lot in the same...

    Karen

    I was thinking a lot in the same direction but then looked at the pics that were posted. YES, slug/snail/'pillar damage looks similar, but when I saw the "cacoon and critter" under the...
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    One thing that you probably would need is bottom...

    One thing that you probably would need is bottom heat. Tomatoes grow in warm climates, which is why we can not grow them here year round outside. So the grow light is good, but probably also need...
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    Thanks I ordered Onion and Leek plants and...

    Thanks

    I ordered Onion and Leek plants and have them planted as we speak. I planted 4 short rows of carrots about 2 weks ago, but they have not popped yet, so not sure what to think about that. ...
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    While I can not answer all questions in this...

    While I can not answer all questions in this regard, I do know when I was living in the Willamette Valley and the coast here in Oregon, the temps also ranged a lot, depending on the weather. I...
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    The chemicals themselves are common in MOST...

    The chemicals themselves are common in MOST fertilizers. BUT what is the percentage of each? On most containers there are 3 numbers listed ie 16-16-16. This means there is 16% of each Nitrogen,...
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    That looks like "caterpillar" type of damage. ...

    That looks like "caterpillar" type of damage. The fact that the cacoon you took a picture of has some sort of larvae in it makes me think that is the culprit. When I get leaf eating critters in my...
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    One of the things that we do here in Oregon,...

    One of the things that we do here in Oregon, because of the unknown weather conditions, is look for veggies that do not need pollination to set fruit, especially in the early part of the growing...
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    Also just so you know, burning in the same area...

    Also just so you know, burning in the same area you are going to replant may cause you other concerns as well. Normally the soil will be totally sterilized and will take at least a year for the...
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    Hey all from the driveway to the raised beds in...

    Hey all from the driveway to the raised beds in the back yard. I said I would keep an update going, so here it is. Nearly 12 wheelbarrow loads in each raised bed. 6 yards of soil.....I am so sore...
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    I usually only use the Roundup and Crossbow to...

    I usually only use the Roundup and Crossbow to kill vegetation that is not around food. PERIOD. I do not want to assume that things that KILL vegetation is absolutely safe on things that I am going...
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    In Oregon, we plant in the fall, hopefully before...

    In Oregon, we plant in the fall, hopefully before the "monsoons" set in, and harvest in the late summer or fall when the greens start to turn brown. So as BHC said, basically one year worth of...
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    Thanks Allison Even tho the picture did not...

    Thanks Allison

    Even tho the picture did not show up on the link I appreciate all the help I can get. Always like aditional info. As you have probably seen, I am down scaling a bit because of...
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