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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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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 12:40:49 PM

Hey Goldie - there are a lot of neat ways to start your gardens early while the snow still flies - assuming you have the rooms, space and time.
Silverdog1
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 10:20:05 PM

The daffodils are in bloom and the tulips are not far behind. The cherry trees are in full flower everywhere on Vancouver Island. It's been a marvelously warm winter on the west coast of BC.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 11:15:39 AM

No snow on it!!!
goldieolds
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 9:36:59 AM

Garden? In Minnesota? in March? Ha!

Goldrose, have you tried posting a forum in your local Cleveland GB site asking about sharing seeds?
fart7878
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 5:49:15 AM

Not in yet.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:29:12 AM

The bird netting is an annoyance but seems to be working to protect the tomatoes - just need to figure out how to make it so the birds stay out and I can still easily harvest ;-)

However, my tomatoes are not ripening well. They used to be dark and firm and tasty but lately they get red, but the inside is not red but yellow/orange and the texture and flavor is not there. I keep going out to pick tomatoes that should be ripe but they seem frozen in time at about 2 days before pickable.
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 9:28:21 PM

Its the last part of the yard that has a little snow still on it.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 10:35:06 AM

No more snow on it.
tigerlilly123
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 9:08:08 PM

Really would love to garden just not allowed to have one.Maybe one day when i own my own home.That are something that i can plant that wont take up much room but produces a lot.
dirt girl
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 8:56:55 PM

40niner, Do you know what the weather is like in Churchill?

[Edited by: dirt girl at 3/16/2015 8:58:12 PM EST]
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 5:09:09 PM

It's cleared of snow now.
Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2015 3:16:56 PM

I looked at it yesterday, it's a muddy mess.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 11:17:51 AM

At least some of the snow has melted off it.
marcelpr
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:16:26 AM

It's dead
nichols
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:11:15 AM

sleeping nicely under 3 feet of snow
reichera
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:04:06 AM

I can see it again! All the snow has melted. I'll probably turn it in the next few weeks. I also need to start prepping my starter pots.

tropistu01
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 3:49:04 PM

snowed under
Sheolraver
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 10:26:56 AM

Frozen!
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 10:19:32 AM

Now that the ugly prairie grass has been removed and replaced with rosemary shrubs, my outlook is improving. Now to add a few low maintenance flowers like poppies etc.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 1:00:25 AM

Got to look for heirloom tomato seeds. Only need few.
Wish had someone around here to share starts or seeds with.
dirt girl
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 11:04:57 PM

not much snow here this winter.

Hopefully an early spring if temps keep like this...40's.
glorioussnookie
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2015 8:11:50 PM

Good evening Gardening buddies!!

Had to stop and say hi!, My garden still has snow on it, what a winter well actually what a February we had! We set record lows nearly everyday, than we had 4 inches of frozen rain, frosted with 6 inches of snow, I was trapped in my driveway for nearly 9 days it was so thick , than on March 3 we got 2 inches of sleet frosted with 8 inches of snow, it is now melting thanks to warmer temps! I am so ready for spring to get here!

I found some really awesome pots to plant in, they are called Cow Pots, made form manure. If you have a Tractor Supply near you they have them at an awesome price or you can order online from them, they are selling for a pack of 12 - 4 inch pots at my Tractor Supply for $3.99 and online. These pots actually rot in the ground not like peat ones that don't!

Here is the link for the Cow Pots, tells all about them, the videos are very interesting to!
Happy Gardening!!! TOL!!

Cow Pots
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 12:19:46 PM

Snow covered.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 11:07:59 AM

I am going to buy bird netting too for my plum and apricot trees.
luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 6:02:25 AM

Frozen
dakine
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 3:25:32 AM

Getting ready to prep garden for planting soon.
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 2:00:14 AM

My patio tomato and big boy are quite tasty. Will have to try some other varieties. Still fighting the white flies (keeping them at low roar) and just bought bird netting to see if that will stop the attack of the tomatoes. Just before they are ready to pick they are getting eaten. Well, "jabbed" and "stabbed" - one - two stabs per tomato. It appears that it is a beak jab, so thinking it is birds, but haven't been able to catch them.

I put cds hanging and blowing in the wind around the plants, but that didn't didn't stop, so today, I put bird netting over the plants. There are about 6 at about the stage they have been getting eaten, so we will see if this helps - should know in a day or two.
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 9:34:29 AM

I prefer heirloom plants and seed. The reason l like the tomatoes especially in heirloom, is the flavor. Flavor was bred out of store bought tomatoes in favor of more shipping ability..thicker skins or whatever.

reichera
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 7:48:35 AM

Still under snow and ice. With warm weather next week, perhaps I'll actually see the ground!
klutz347
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:02:37 PM

Currently covered with 8" of snow.
scrapbasket
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:00:58 PM

QUESTION: Who uses heirloom seeds? What do you like about them?
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 11:10:55 PM

I think the tomatoes showing the end blossom rot were from a while back when I had to be away and they dried out a bit - all the newer tomatoes looking good. Now, if I could figure out what is eating them. Did some browsing and found a forum discussion with a pic that looked like my tomatoes.

I was thinking birds though I never catch any in the act. The "bites" look more like beak jabs and always happens about 1-3 days before "picking time". The responses in the thread had lots of ideas of what was doing it, and a few confirmed "caught in the acts" from across the country.

I have not seen any indication of mice or rats, or squirrels and there are no chipmunks here. Someone said horned worms but no sign of bugs other than a few white flies. Couldn't find any snails either. Seems to me that in my case it is likely the raccoons or the birds. Hung some old CD's from the cages - and will see about some netting - what a pain.

Anyone else have any past experience, and more importantly, success in keeping tomatoes from being eaten by critters? It is bad enough they eat them, but at least they could finish one before starting another - nope, they have to peck/bite holes in several - enough to ruin them.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 9:44:34 AM

Snow covered.
Trucky3212
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 9:12:26 AM

Frozen...
fart7878
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 9:04:40 AM

-9F this morning, no garden yet.
reichera
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:56:20 AM

Frozen solid right now.
tigerlilly123
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 11:34:50 PM

Snow covered =)
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 7:03:32 PM

Tomato - big plant shows 3 tomatoes affected with end blossom rot :-(
Bird? or Raccoon eating the 'maters?
Raccoon got the bungee cord off the trash can last night - No mood this morning to deal with the mess.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 3:55:37 PM

Snow covered
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 1:19:26 AM

scrapbasket, Feed those squigglers.
Accepting and reciprocating.
Thank you for accumulating growing resources.
Nearly March, time to start tomatoes for our weather.



[Edited by: goldrose1 at 2/26/2015 1:21:14 AM EST]
cltncguy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 12:54:45 AM

under 4" of snow
scrapbasket
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 12:46:29 AM

Gold Rose ~ I will pull together some info for you. Sent you a friend request.

Peeked inside my bin this afternoon and the worms were trying to crawl out!

[Edited by: scrapbasket at 2/26/2015 12:50:48 AM EST]
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 12:04:27 AM

Would like to create worm composter. Share?
scrapbasket
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 10:31:22 PM

Went to a Composting Symposium today and made a eorm composting bin.
cltncguy
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8:39:55 AM

sleeping thru winter now
reichera
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8:27:00 AM

OK, I got my seeds from Burpee, ready for mid-March when I put the tomatoes in the starter pots for a couple months.

Meanwhile, outdoors, we have set new low temps this morning. 1°F this morning.

Wheeee.

TxJeans
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 11:23:17 PM

Something is eating my tomatoes...(bird?) - a few "bites" out of one then moves on to the next. :-(
trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 11:16:49 AM

Planted a semi-dwarf apricot tree yesterday to go with my plum. Those are my favorite fruit. I only have 2 barrels left now to grow in, but l do have a lot of big black containers l have collected. I should chuck them all and get one shallow long bed as veggies don't need deep containers.
scrapbasket
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 12:33:36 AM

Getting my seeds from Bakers Heirloom seeds this year.
marcelpr
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:21:52 AM

Mostly dead
Jake92876
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 8:40:18 AM

It's buried under a foot of snow.
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