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40niner

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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2006 4:41:34 AM

My garden is not fairing well at all! It is very dry and the veggies are smaller in size then this time last year. Tomatoes have black spot on them. What is yours like?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 10:41:31 PM

fresh veggies are so good but very expensive at the supermarket....
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:26:46 AM

My pole beans were defoliated. Couldn't imagine by what til l saw a swarm of little birds that love the bare dirt l put on the fence shelf out there and some were on the beans. Well that's better food for them than the bread the neighbor puts out. That has no nutrition for birds at all.
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marcelpr
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:15:21 AM

My giant split-leaf philodendron, which appeared to be completely DEAD from the great freeze of 2014, is growing back from the roots, and now has about ten new leaves.

Not so the lemon tree and my two potted Bougainvilleas--they are dead, dead, dead.
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 8:13:34 AM

not very good
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:48:07 AM

They keep talking about all the rain Florida has have but there is a big dry spot over mom's were we garden and up here by my part of Tampa Bay. I watch the storms go right around us on all sides.

Looks like it has been a challenging summer for many areas in regards to gardening, but my sib up in the upper midwest has had an impressive harvest for most of his crops.

So, what types of things have you all been doing to adjust your gardening to try and improve yield in your particular set of adverse gardening conditions?

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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 3:40:04 AM

40niner, Know what you mean about slow growing. Sad.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 12:49:39 AM

Since we have had little in the way of hot temps the garden is growing so slowly. It is hard to believe July 31 will be over in an hour and August 1 is waiting ready and able to take over. We have not had many hot days this summer. I don't look forward to August. Anyways, heavy traffic at supper time and all evening. All heading out to the lakes and beaches. It is the long weekend for us. Have a good night and keep safe. Ed.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 10:10:34 PM

living each day...
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 5:54:40 PM

Too hot and not enough rain. Most of the garden is done until September planting. Lots of peppers though. Too bad they weren't the sweet peppers they were advertised to be. :-(

Tomato is struggling to put out a few more tomatoes but we harvested the last one for a while. Still need to go find those Everglades tomatoes.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 10:53:23 PM

getting sick of canned veggies need some fresh... 40 niner can you end some to me?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:20:17 PM

supermarket is doing ok..
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 10:49:58 AM

Apricots...Love them. I bought a Santa Rosa plum tree and got 11 plums from it the first year. Had pruned it greatly to keep it small. The thought popped into my mind just now, to get an apricot as well. Maybe stop growing or trying to grow things like green beans and eggplant and put fruit trees in those barrels. As l get older, small trees might work better than veggies for me. ????
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 7:44:32 AM

Jeep97TJ ? How are those Everglades Heirlooms doing?
If you have to resort to store bought, the Tastelee ones are best.
I wish I knew what I did with the tag from the plant I bought. It is about done for the summer (though I saw a new flower or two) but they were the best tasting. They were just a bit bigger than golf balls but very, very tasty. I could eat them just whole for a snack.

Sib just sent a pick of his harvest in Michigan. He will be busy putting this stuff up for the season. Lots of zucchini and yellow squash in the picture and says he has been enjoying fresh broccoli almost daily.

[Edited by: TxJeans at 7/29/2014 7:46:21 AM EST]
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leemun
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:23:56 AM

Needs weeding. Got tomaters and peppers, though. Raspberries are done, apricots are on.
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MusicTeacher
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:14:55 AM

Here are some picture from Sunday from my cactus garden:

Tall branches with cactus flowers.

Flowering Cactus in a beautiful Chinese pot.

Cactus garden in our side yard.

Last night I photographed our Dragonfruit Cactus Flowers #3 and #4! They bloom at night and die in the morning. But we are looking forward to enjoying their sweet fruits a few months from now.

Enjoy!
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:53:27 PM

can anybody send me some hot peppers...?
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 10:25:18 PM

gloria, can you save me some hot peppers...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:52:38 PM

Good Morning gardening buddies!!!

TxJeans Hi!!! I have some really good cayenne peppers producing finally! I really enjoy the flavor of them, they are hot like a Jalapeno but I prefer the flavor of a cayenne, a Jalapeno has to much of a green hot taste for me, if that makes sense. I have grown Jalapeno's in the past and used them with my cayenne and serrano peppers in cooking, Happy Gardening Buddy!

Hope everyone's Garden is doing extra good, wish , more garden enthusiats would post here!

TOL!! Gloria
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:40:58 PM

decisions decisions so many choices...
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40niner
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:37:16 AM

Lightbulbman, good one thanks for the laugh this morning.
Cool temp only 20 c we had a lot of rain this last while and cool temp so nothing is really growing.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:45:57 PM

canned or fresh or frozen...?
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:48:57 AM

Real good
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:56:54 PM

the veggie stand was ok...
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:35:06 AM

Second tomato was picked and l see a third ripening. The second one was much larger. This heirloom is a fairly large tomato. (Purple Cherokee) Just love it as a basic all round tomato. Slices fit bread nicely for tomato sandwiches. Beans are finally starting. Not as many plants this year tho. Don't like the eggplant l chose this year.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:52:16 PM

the veggie stand near the house...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:35:24 PM

TxJeans - that sure does sound interesting!!! I could see using that here to start some plants earlier that need warm ground, would give me a head start, thanks so much for sharing!!

Happy Gardening!!
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:33:47 PM

glorioussnookie, while browsing and digging I found a video (don't have the link) that was interesting. It was from a more northern state and it was starting a garden on the patio/balcony. They used one of those zippered bags that a comforter comes in. They filled it with dirt and put a fill pipe in one corner and cut slashes in the top to plant their herbs and other plant starts. It held the water so it didn't evaporate as much and held in some of the heat to jump start the growing. It looked like an interesting concept.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 10:08:07 PM

frozen foods...
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:36:29 PM

trugasCA - sounds like the tomatoes are ready if they fell off, that is what I always heard when they fall they are ready, I bet they will be yummy!!! Sounds like they are keeping up with last year on ripening!
Please keep us informed how they are doing!

TOL!! Gloria
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:34:53 PM

TxJeans Thanks for the info!!! I checked the earthbox out , very interesting, also signed up for the newsletter for their blog, they are on Facebook , I am also their products are really interesting and their blog is awesome!
You are so lucky to live near them!
I never heard of the smart pots so I took a quick jump to amazon and checked them out, interesting and i understand how others would use the grocery bags, a new thing for me to look into ( smiles)

I so love this forum!!!

Love learning and helping anyone if I can!!

Have an awesome evening!!!

TOL! Gloria
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SLH
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 11:45:37 PM

No garden.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 10:47:05 PM

gloria waiting for my hot peppers heehee....
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:19:32 PM

Just finished picking tomatoes.
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riverrising
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:51:48 PM

now drought time. I replant cuc's 6 times. 6 coming along. very lucky to get one before frost.lol
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lion54
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:21:48 PM

Still growing.
Got a big patch of watermellons.
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jorobins538
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:37:13 AM

cool wet spring has left us with lots of mold and fungus problems - but overall doing pretty well
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:30:19 AM

Saw a couple of reddish looking tomatoes on the bottom of the plant and as l put my hand to touch one, it fell off. So l guess they are ripe. Just looked up last year, and yes first ripe one was July 26th.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:28:01 AM

I just planted more tomatoes and cucumbers.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:21:26 PM

hmmmmm,,,
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:25:36 PM

glorioussnookie,

My tomato plant was thrown in a decorative clay pot as an after-thought.
The Peppers are in "Smart Pots" I bought from Amazon. I have heard of others using the recycle grocery bags as well.

The carrots were in the front planter and also in an Earthbox. I live not too very far from the Earthbox Research Station
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:28:08 PM

Treasurehuntxxx - Here is a recipe that is very close to the one my Mom has for rhubarb pie, hope you all enjoy!
rhubarb pie

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 7/20/2014 3:30:41 PM EST]
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:26:19 PM

taxguy - you sound like you have a very well rounded garden, all the goodies I like, I plan on planting more of a variety next year .

Please keep us informed how your garden is doing (smiles)
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:24:56 PM

Treasurehuntxxx - Wish I could grow rhubarb, my Mom did when I was growing up in Pennsylvania, she would make rhubarb pie for a lot of friends, they said she made the very best, my Dad loved it , I didn't hehe~ It is to hot here to grow it.

Flowers are awesome, they are a very important part of my garden as I grow organically and use them not just for the prettiness but for pest control.

What kind do you grow?

TOL! Gloria
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:17:38 PM

TxJeans - WOW!!! Your tomatoes are flowering again, that is really neat!!! I never had that happen, as far as your raspberry plant goes, I would talk to the nursery, I don;t know much about them, I thought they didn't produce the first year, raspberries gee that link worked for them, don't know what I did wrong before, I hope that article may help you, I always go to them for help

What type of containers are you growing your tomatoes in? Did you grow your carrots in containers,? The link I gave you may help you with the carrots also
Have a Blessed awesome Sunday!!!
TOL! Gloria

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 7/20/2014 3:20:44 PM EST]
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:10:14 PM

A Blessed Sunday to my Gardening Buddies!!!

40niner - the mosquitoes sound awful, so sad to hear about them!!! I remember when my Son lived in Ashland in Northern Wisconsin, I saw some of the largest swarms of mosquitoes I ever saw in my life! Those buggers would cause me to get huge welts after they found me appetizing! Prayers sent up to have them get controlled , I will try and insert a link on Organic Control I found to be very interesting reading (smiles)
Sorry I couldn't get the link to work,
bummer!
Hugs and TOL!
Gloria


[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 7/20/2014 3:14:09 PM EST]
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40niner
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 2:19:30 PM

I hope your weekend is going fine.
It is 27 c but you can't go out and enjoy the heat because of mosquitoes! With all the rain we had they are now hatching, in one mosquito trap there were 2500 of them. So the city again started to spray. Enjoy your day just put on extra bug spray. It may be good but I found a few other insects along with those mosquitoes.
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lightbulbman2008
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 10:56:44 PM

gladly take donations....
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taxguy
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:33:34 PM

We have swiss chard, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers and zuchini
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:40:50 PM

wished i had more property to have one also, only food plant i have grown in my gardens is rhubarb, and it has done very well, and still getting some off it...rest are all flowers, and they are not doing too bad this year either...
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:17:42 PM

I thought our tomatoes were done, but just started flowering again.

I still need to order some of those Fla Everglades Heirlooms -- Really enjoy the tomatoes and seems to be the best for our little space for container gardening. My carrots were a bit wimpy and the second round of spinach didn't fair well.

We are about 1.5 months from the next planting season.

Oh, and the raspberry bush that I was assured would actually grown down here...Can't keep it wet enough, even with the summer rains. Leaves dry and berries dry before they really form. Not surprised, but he PROMISED me they would grow!
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