Summer Garden 2018

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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:19 am

ga.prime wrote:Sky, I don't know what kind of yellow meated watermelons jl is growing but if you want to grow some, I suggest Desert King. They get pretty big, 30-40 lbs. Good and sweet too.


Gotcha I will try those next year.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 am

I have serious issues with end rot in my tomatoes and no matter what i put down or spray on them it keeps happening. That is really ticking me off... Ive used drywall lime end rot chemical spray nothing seems to help or could it be all this rain we are getting thats causing the issue?
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Postby Jogeephus » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:12 pm

How long ago did you put the land plaster down?
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Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:16 pm

Jogeephus wrote:How long ago did you put the land plaster down?


Last fall
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:27 am

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Jogeephus wrote:How long ago did you put the land plaster down?


Last fall


How did you fertilize them?
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:02 am

Jogeephus wrote:
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Jogeephus wrote:How long ago did you put the land plaster down?


Last fall


How did you fertilize them?


Side dress then cultivate it in
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:18 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Last fall


How did you fertilize them?


Side dress then cultivate it in


I'm trying to figure out your problem but you aren't giving specific details so its making it hard. It sounds like you are getting plenty of rain but if its been sporadic with dry spells between the rains this could be the problem since this will block the calcium uptake. Another thing is if you overdid your fertilizer using a high ammonium based fertilizer this might be the problem since high ammonium fertilizer will lock up the calcium and lead to blossom end rot just like uneven moisture will. Or, its something other than blossom end rot. Pictures?
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:25 am

Jogeephus wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
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How did you fertilize them?


Side dress then cultivate it in


I'm trying to figure out your problem but you aren't giving specific details so its making it hard. It sounds like you are getting plenty of rain but if its been sporadic with dry spells between the rains this could be the problem since this will block the calcium uptake. Another thing is if you overdid your fertilizer using a high ammonium based fertilizer this might be the problem since high ammonium fertilizer will lock up the calcium and lead to blossom end rot just like uneven moisture will. Or, its something other than blossom end rot. Pictures?


we had some dry spells then tons of rain then dry then tons of rain. The fertilizer i used on the tomatoes are triple 10 thanks for trying to help me again... Yea couple posts up i posted the bottom of a green tomato. I was thinking maybe all the rain dissipated the calcium in the soil.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:26 am

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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 am

That looks to be the BER. Yeah, too much water can cause this but infrequency of water will cause it to. Tomatoes are finicky and require consistent watering. Probably best to pull all the affected tomatoes off and put some drip tape down, lay off the fertilizer or switch to calcium nitrate if you think they need some nitrogen. Best to foliar feed using a cup of calcium nitrate to 25 gallons of water and spray the foliage and the root zone. If you can even up the moisture this may turn them around.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:57 am

Jogeephus wrote:That looks to be the BER. Yeah, too much water can cause this but infrequency of water will cause it to. Tomatoes are finicky and require consistent watering. Probably best to pull all the affected tomatoes off and put some drip tape down, lay off the fertilizer or switch to calcium nitrate if you think they need some nitrogen. Best to foliar feed using a cup of calcium nitrate to 25 gallons of water and spray the foliage and the root zone. If you can even up the moisture this may turn them around.


I will try that tomatoes are a real PITA but taste so good when you get a good fresh one.. I have noticed the yellow tomatoes are not not as problematic
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:27 am

skyhightree1 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:That looks to be the BER. Yeah, too much water can cause this but infrequency of water will cause it to. Tomatoes are finicky and require consistent watering. Probably best to pull all the affected tomatoes off and put some drip tape down, lay off the fertilizer or switch to calcium nitrate if you think they need some nitrogen. Best to foliar feed using a cup of calcium nitrate to 25 gallons of water and spray the foliage and the root zone. If you can even up the moisture this may turn them around.


I will try that tomatoes are a real PITA but taste so good when you get a good fresh one.. I have noticed the yellow tomatoes are not not as problematic


Yeah, variety plays a big part of it. I'm growing heritage tomatoes grafted onto GMO root stocks and so far so good but I do have concerns that I might have an arm or some other strange appendage growing out my ear being they may not be gluten-free or organic enough. I read that could happen on the web.
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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:07 pm

Jogeephus wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Jogeephus wrote:That looks to be the BER. Yeah, too much water can cause this but infrequency of water will cause it to. Tomatoes are finicky and require consistent watering. Probably best to pull all the affected tomatoes off and put some drip tape down, lay off the fertilizer or switch to calcium nitrate if you think they need some nitrogen. Best to foliar feed using a cup of calcium nitrate to 25 gallons of water and spray the foliage and the root zone. If you can even up the moisture this may turn them around.


I will try that tomatoes are a real PITA but taste so good when you get a good fresh one.. I have noticed the yellow tomatoes are not not as problematic


Yeah, variety plays a big part of it. I'm growing heritage tomatoes grafted onto GMO root stocks and so far so good but I do have concerns that I might have an arm or some other strange appendage growing out my ear being they may not be gluten-free or organic enough. I read that could happen on the web.


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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby jltrent » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm

For my summer garden my zucchini is ready. I have six cauliflower plants and it is ready as I wish I had put out more.

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Also pick some peas today. It was hot outside today.

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Re: Summer Garden 2018

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:02 pm

jltrent wrote:For my summer garden my zucchini is ready. I have six cauliflower plants and it is ready as I wish I had put out more.

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Also pick some peas today. It was hot outside today.

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looking good my peas are done doubt I plant a 2nd crop
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