Today's Harvest

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Today's Harvest

Postby torogmc81 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:35 pm

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Picking every evening. Have to find more people to buy. If you grow it, they will come??
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Re: Today's Harvest

Postby branguscowgirl » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:15 am

It must be a good year for cucumbers. We have had so many that the cows get some every night! Not such a great year for tomatoes though. :( I don't know what's slowing them down. Plenty of blossoms just not a lot of fruit yet.
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Re: Today's Harvest

Postby torogmc81 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:24 pm

branguscowgirl wrote:It must be a good year for cucumbers. We have had so many that the cows get some every night! Not such a great year for tomatoes though. :( I don't know what's slowing them down. Plenty of blossoms just not a lot of fruit yet.

Tomatoes seem so finicky with the weather. I've always thought cucumbers are the easiest, don't disease, etc., if taken care of properly
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Re: Today's Harvest

Postby torogmc81 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:27 pm

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Today's haul
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Re: Today's Harvest

Postby CottageFarm » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:13 pm

branguscowgirl wrote:It must be a good year for cucumbers. We have had so many that the cows get some every night! Not such a great year for tomatoes though. :( I don't know what's slowing them down. Plenty of blossoms just not a lot of fruit yet.


If its been real hot, that could be the culprit. Blossoms wont set when temps are much over about 90.
It could also be a pollination problem. If there arent any bees or other pollinators around, you can pollinate by hand pretty easily. Just touch a finger to each blossom, or pick one blossom and touch it to the others. There are sprays for setting tomatoes and peppers, too, but I always just found it easier to do it by hand
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Re: Today's Harvest

Postby CottageFarm » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:14 pm

torogmc81 wrote:Image

Picking every evening. Have to find more people to buy. If you grow it, they will come??


Yeah, thats pretty much how it works. :lol:
Nice looking harvest!
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