Garden 2016

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Re: Garden 2016

Postby slick4591 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:55 am

Dammn squirrels!!! They know when your Israel melons are ripe.

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Re: Garden 2016

Postby cow pollinater » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:10 pm

My wife and kids took off for two weeks on vacation right at the start of melon harvesting. I'm not real sure just how much honeydew one man can eat without getting the squirts but I do intend to find out.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby 1982vett » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:13 pm

slick4591 wrote:Dammn squirrels!!! They know when your Israel melons are ripe.

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cats will do that too.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby slick4591 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:22 pm

1982vett wrote:cats will do that too.


That I didn't know. Just heard squirrels, rabbits, coons and yotes.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby 1982vett » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:02 pm

slick4591 wrote:
1982vett wrote:cats will do that too.


That I didn't know. Just heard squirrels, rabbits, coons and yotes.

Maybe they just need to get hungry enough.... :D
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby ohiosteve » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:14 pm

My daughter and I have a lot to learn but this year's tomato/pepper garden is looking promising. Looking forward to making salsa and pasta sauce in a month or so.Image
We have 6 types of peppers and 4 varieties of tomatoes. Maybe a mistake but we put a couple watermelons in the middle of the peppers Hoping the vines would run over the edges and not disturb the peppers. Image We planted the tomatoes in black plastic with a soaker hose underneath the plastic, they are looking good and no weeds which makes things much easier. The staking I tried is working OK but I should have used longer t posts.Image
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby Cross-7 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:26 pm

Looks good
Gave me some ideas for next year
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby Craig Miller » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:50 am

I like the plastic idea. Me and the wife was just talking about trying it last night.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby ohiosteve » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:29 am

We used clear plastic on the peppers but the weeds grew right under it so we tore it up and just used straw. We used oilfield pit liner on the tomatoes which is black and real thick and it worked like a dream. I just tacked it to the wood with short roofing nails.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby slick4591 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:31 am

Nice garden, Steve!
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby ga.prime » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:27 pm

CottageFarm, you probably don't remember from last year when you suggested I plant Prudens Purple in place of Brandywine in this years garden. Excellent suggestion! USDA prime.

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Re: Garden 2016

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:59 am

Steve that looks good
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:12 am

I had a tomato plant that turned brown, leaves curled up but parts were still producing
It's been a 100 plus everyday for weeks so I thought it wasn't getting enough water so I really watered well, but it died anyway.

Now the rest are beginning to do the same
Any idea what's wrong ?
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby Jogeephus » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:38 pm

I like your garden Steve.
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Re: Garden 2016

Postby ohiosteve » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:58 pm

Thanks for the compliments! I have a tomato question also. Why aren't ours ripening? Lots of big tomatoes they're just not turning red. Same thing happened last year. Should we prune them more?
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