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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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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 2:34:09 PM

It has 3 inches of snow covering it.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 11:04:07 PM

still growing, not but I missed posting and our season has been over even before the harvest began. So please you lucky gardeners who are working in your gardens keep posting!! HOPE you have a bumper harvests.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 9:24:37 AM

Still going...
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DaddyD302
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 2:13:45 AM

still frozen..
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cltncguy
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 12:05:43 AM

good
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 11:52:34 PM

wind cold snow
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:05:58 PM

Hoping the cold will help knock down the last of the white flies.
The *LD tomato plant is hanging in with about 6-7 more little tomatoes to ripen, and the new plants are growing and starting to flower. Lettuce is not doing well, and it looks like someone threw a bunch of unidentified seeds in on my Earthbox.
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reichera
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:26:52 AM

Tucked away... under frost... under a layer of grass cuttings... waiting until next year.

Very sad note: I used corn seed this year that was a few years old. I got a whole one (1) corn stalk! Humorous.

Next year - new seeds.

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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:10:38 AM

Good early morning fellow gardening buddies!!!

Seems as most of the gardens are tucked away for a long winters sleep, mine was very happy I covered it with a good leaf blanket, it has been very cold with us, in fact it appears the majority of the country is having record low temps.

TxJeans - how is your garden doing, I know the cold has gotten deep int Florida, have been thinking about you!!!

Hugs and TOL!!!
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 10:55:16 PM

Cold and windy.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 10:16:37 PM

A few more tomatoes will ripen this week. Still struggling with the white flies but better. The new plants are growing fast. The lettuce is growing slow -- only the Parrish, the other didn't come up.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Very white.
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DaddyD302
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 4:34:26 AM

frozen...
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:47:25 AM

Thanks for code.
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 11:29:58 PM

Got a 15% off coupon for Burpees today for when you buy a gift card and anything else.

Put "FTX14A" in your cart.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 12:33:57 AM

"Lest We Forget"
IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM
The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM
By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium.

lest we forget. I wore my poppy proudly on my left side lapel from when the two Canadian Armed Forces personal were targeted and killed on home ground. I did go to the services today and after the service, I took off my poppy and put it on the monument on Memorial Blvd.

God Bless and protect the Veterans past and present. Amen.

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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 6:11:50 PM

Yesterday I picked the last of the peppers & pulled the plants up. The garden is done for the year.
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chocolateflash
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2014 8:33:15 PM

OK, but the weather is turning cold--well, cool--and I'll have to bring my pot inside.
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 1:33:45 PM

good
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 12:53:02 PM

Thanks gloriousnookie,

The old plant is still producing, and just when it looks like it is done, it starts more 'maters.

I will try the dawn solution next. If at first you don't succeed...

The new plants are already potted. Now I have to figure out how to move the big one when we get the house washed....Pot is really heavy.

Cooled off to the 60's today. Some of the snowbirds forgot to close the door when they left the north country. Seems a big crop of snowbirds arrived this past week in time for Halloween here at mom's community.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 8:23:01 AM

Good Blessed Sunday Morning Garden Buddies!!!

I put my garden to sleep for the winter on Thursday, had a freeze warning for Friday night and a hard one for last night, so I finally gave in and pulled the last green tomatoes and cayenne peppers, plan on getting it all ready for a good winters rest this next week.

TxJeans - nasty ole white flies, had them once , this worked - Put 2 cups rubbing alcohol and 5 cups water with 1 Tablespoon dawn ultra blue dish washing liquid and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a sprayer, spray in the evening or when the sun is not beating on the plants, be sure and get under the leaves, the spray should be dripping and running off the leaves,be sure and get the stem area to.
the foil works really good but is best done when you first plant, the foil blinds them so they can't see the plant. yellow sticky traps have worked for some people I know, I never tried them.
Be sure and clean the area very well where you have the tomatoes planted when thye are done producing as whiteflies can withstand cold temps, be sure and discard the tomato plants when they are done producing to be sure there are no eggs that can infect the area next year.
I sprayed the planting are really good after I had sprayed my plants. I also did this after I had pulled the tomatoes up.
I never had them again.
Good Luck hope this helps you!!!

[Edited by: glorioussnookie at 11/2/2014 8:24:04 AM EST]
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 10:21:31 PM

Still have peppers growing.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:42:29 PM

Thanks JD, I have been using a safe product recommended (can't remember the brand) but it didn't seem to do much. I have tried washing them off, and am now trying vinegar water. And, feeding the plants to keep them as happy/healthy as possible to survive until we get them under control.

I will try the foil tomorrow. Good time since the weather will be cooler and it won't cook the 'maters on the vine. Plant is still producing.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:35:30 AM

white flies - apply a weak solution of insecticidal soap, preferably late in the afternoon. Repeat after one week. some people can knock them off the underside of the leaf by spraying water on the leaf underside. anyhow, it's best to check them daily until you get rid of them. for the soap, i use a plant based soap, much like "Fit" it's organic, or sometimes I use Amway's LOC.

I've heard some people use alum foil around the base of the plant, apparently the lies don't like the bright reflection.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:54:53 AM

My tomato plant was very healthy and producing well with good soil, went away for 2 days and found white flies. Plant still has healthy new growth and I keep cutting away the less healthy growth and trying to syringe away the white flies and using every tool I can think of, but losing the battle. :-(
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 7:09:18 AM

predicting a hard freeze here in 1-2 nights of 28 degrees
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 5:42:49 AM

1 lone surviving zucchini, all the beets, some carrots, leek, and onions yet. when the asparagus ferns turn yellow - then brown, they'll get cut off, shredded and into the compost bin.
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40niner
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 11:53:34 AM

Pulled some beets and carrots they are cold but crisp.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 11:49:27 AM

I have tried home remedies and "natural" products recommended at the garden center and can't get rid of the white flies. Grrrrr.
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glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:58:57 AM

Good Friday Morning Gardening Buddies!!!

I still have about 8 tomatoes but am going to pull them and let them ripen naturally like trugas does, I also don't use paper, I put mine in my kitchen cabinet and they ripen real good, just don't forget them hehe

trugas - I do the same thing with tomatoes, it is always a bonus to find 2 plants growing together, to be honest I thought you could have had that many tomatoes off one plant, I know how good the ground is for growing in CA!!! Good soil really makes a difference in how much each plant will give and even naughty bugs stay away from healthy plants, I read that in a 1930's Rodale Book on Organic gardening, I love the old books, timeless pieces of Facts!!
Hope you have an awesome Friday and weekend!!

sounds like most buddies are putting their gardens to sleep for the winter, I have done a little to mine , need to finish it this next week hopefully before it gets to cold on me!!

Hugs and TOL!!!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:01:09 AM

Speaking of tomatoes...I said last year that l got 72 tomatoes and inferred from one plant, didn't intend to mislead, just forgot that l try to find two transplants in one when l buy em and plant them both in same hole and forgot it was two plants.
Looks like one plant and l have a dreadful memory. Sorry to make anyone think l was bragging and lying about that. Not intentionally and now that l realized l pulled two plants this year and remembered what l said, l apologize.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:19:28 AM

still picking raspberries. we have 1 (one) last zucchini plant with 1 fruit on it -ughhhh, my wife won't let me compost it.

we have leek, yellow onion and some fennel still producing, and maybe 3 or 4 kohlrabi still producing.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:31:21 PM

Tomatoes l brought in when took out tomato plant are sitting on the counter and getting signs of ripening. I already have 6 ripe tomatoes, so don't need them to ripen but there you go. They do their own thing. I don't wrap them in paper, nor put in brown bags or do anything. They just ripen.

Thinned my turnips.
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:32:09 PM

Still pretty dry, even though we had decent summer rain
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:09:00 PM

I still have peppers producing, but today I shoveled the soil over for the winter where the peppers aren't.
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riverrising
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:37:02 AM

winter gardening. brussel sprouts,cabbage,lettuce,turns.
I expect them to be sprouting this week. I eye'em.

[Edited by: riverrising at 10/17/2014 9:37:22 AM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:58:31 AM

cleaned out yesterday, let it dry for 4-8 days, till, haul in 12 cu yds of compost and till again.
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cv
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 12:08:04 AM

My garden is finished for this season.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:19:52 AM

I still have some tomatoes and peppers growing.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:15:59 AM

I found a tiny 2 leafed Japanese maple sprout, and potted it and have been babying it along all summer. It now has 6 leaves and still small, but if it makes it thru the winter then l will have my own tree.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 7:17:53 AM

today is clean up day, next week, add compost and til
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 6:58:50 PM

White flies...Grrrrr
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 12:25:54 AM

Done for this year
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40niner
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 11:52:10 PM

tilled the last quarter. Today and will get the perennials on Monday, long weekend. Will be posting a lot less, but I shall be reading your posts. Have a good fall and winter. See you in May to do this all again.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:21:46 PM

Getting ready to pull everything & till it all up.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:32:56 AM

done
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:34:43 AM

Resting in peace.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 9:55:26 AM

it's time to compost and burn, and then til it up
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goldieolds
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 6:56:34 AM

I brought in a small plate of green tomatoes, some still undersized. I hope they all ripen up. I might have left them out too long, so hope they didn't freeze. I brought in the two pots of basil, but I haven't had much luck keeping them alive inside, in the past. I'm meaning to bring in some of the other plants (perennials) and see what happens, but haven't done it yet. Maybe will, maybe won't. I think it's going to get up to 60 again this weekend, but it still gets cold at night, with frost warnings Thur and Fri nights. :(

Hi Pilot. Is that picture from the Duluth area floods a couple of years ago?

[Edited by: goldieolds at 10/9/2014 6:57:42 AM EST]
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klutz347
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 7:49:53 PM

Harvested and mostly dead.

I'm already planning next years garden.
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