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« Reply #220 on: June 20, 2020, 01:10:32 PM »
 

 
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« Reply #221 on: June 20, 2020, 05:56:28 PM »
I use the dust only, but saying that I would follow directions.
I forgot when the hornworms came here, I think more like 15 years for me.
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« Reply #222 on: June 21, 2020, 05:57:47 PM »
Went out till  my garden this spring. It's about 200 yards from house thru the woods. Was cleaning up the soil and kicked up a turkey hen in the weeds on a nest of about 15 eggs didnt have the heart to kick her out so I put 3 raised beds at the house. 4 by 8 beds. Had a 60 ft by 60 ft garden before. Always next year lol

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« Reply #223 on: June 26, 2020, 10:19:30 AM »



Im gonna have to blanch and freeze a bunch of swiss chard today. 


Lost a very vigourous tater plant to a blight or bacterial wilt.  Im hoping i can rescue some baby taters off it.  It got hip high in no time then croaked in a day.




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« Reply #224 on: June 28, 2020, 03:22:18 PM »
That blight sure happens fast. I lost over 100 tomato plants in 3 days a couple years ago. We plant that rainbow chard now. My wife likes it better then swiss chard for some reason.
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« Reply #225 on: June 29, 2020, 06:41:48 AM »
Well, i thought it was fungal or bacterial but when i pulled the tires down it was insects.. There was no stem at all in tire 3!  The root system was fully infested with 2 different color bugs half the size of fleas that went straight into the fire and that seems to have controlled it.  

My entire garden has become infested with a host of trouble.  Cucumber beetles, aphids, flea beetles, japanese beetles, potato leaf hopper.  Its surviving and im doing my best not to bomb them all with imidacloprid.  really trying to stay 100% organic .. Just compost and rainwater.  I want the kids to understand how hard life was 300yrs ago, how one bug or fungus could starve you to death and to appreciate being born on easy street.

There is no question that the longer you garden the earlier and more intensely these SOBs show up every year.
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« Reply #226 on: June 29, 2020, 07:55:47 AM »
Well on the bright side those Japanese Beatles will only be with you about a month. Banjo
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« Reply #227 on: June 29, 2020, 04:20:28 PM »
It's coming along .The cucumbers that I grow on a trellis are climbing up and just started to bloom ,Green beans are starting to bloom .If conditions are right both the cucumbers and the beef steak tomatoes will be up to the eaves,8 feet or so .South facing brick wall .raised bed .Neat thing about a trellis is no bending over .With just two of us we really don't need much,just some fresh stuff in season .

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« Reply #228 on: June 29, 2020, 05:31:32 PM »
I said, Captains Jacks is all organic.  ;)  Have to remember too there was not the bugs we have not even 50 years ago. My Father planted a bunch of apple trees back in the 70's,he was born in 1923. He was just a swearing at the bugs. He told me we never had to use spray to get good apples.
I can remember picking potatoes bugs by hand. We only a few rows, so it was easy.
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« Reply #229 on: June 29, 2020, 08:14:53 PM »
There is or was a book called companion  plants that  told of certain plants that helped each other .If I'm not mistaken it was egg plant with potatoes .They didn't stop the bugs they just prefer egg plant over potatoes making them easier to be rid of .It mentioned hemp too but for reasons I won't go there in this conversation .
I use Sevin myself from a water applicator .It will make tomato worms  fall like a lead balloon .Gone .You stop applying it a certain amount of time before harvesting .I think with cucumbers it's no more than 6 applications during the growing season .

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« Reply #230 on: June 29, 2020, 11:00:42 PM »
Eggplant, radish, and marigolds with your cucurbits. I had radish but they bolted to seed in the hot weather so i pulled them to free up space in my tiny crib.  

I kinda think the radish just shows them where to find the cukes and squash. 

I'm gonna try DE and neem oil when i have some cash.  After that its no more mister nice hippie.  I will oxypropane that whole thing to the ground and start over. 
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« Reply #231 on: June 30, 2020, 02:10:02 PM »
Some of that stuff is tricky .I like young yellow crooked neck  squash fried which is easy to grow and they come on so fast from one hill you could feed a family of five .Mrs Smith my sweetie who just happens we share the same last name likes acorn squash. Which try as I may have had no luck growing or sweet peppers .I can grow the kind that will get to coming and going without going into details----come on ice cream----

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« Reply #232 on: June 30, 2020, 10:05:00 PM »
My wife and a friend have an unofficial contest every year, Michelle got to make the call Sunday "Would you be needing any ripe tomatoes?". Of course there was just the one  :D. We've been having blueberry pancakes and whupped cream as well, and blueberries on pound cake. It's rough but one does what one can. Need to refill the propane bottles, back porch canning season is about on us.
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« Reply #233 on: June 30, 2020, 10:13:27 PM »
We've been having blueberry pancakes and whupped cream as well, and blueberries on pound cake. It's rough but one does what one can. 
Oh man, I feel your pain. Glad you are bucking up through this time that has to be oh so tough. :D ;D
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« Reply #234 on: July 01, 2020, 05:10:02 AM »
I've got tomatoes too. Just not ripe yet.  :D  Sounds like you are eating well. 
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« Reply #235 on: July 01, 2020, 08:46:20 AM »
 

 
Last night's supper; corn, saute' squash, green beans, tomato, & cuke.
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« Reply #236 on: July 01, 2020, 02:32:46 PM »

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Last night's supper; corn, saute' squash, green beans, tomato, & cuke.
Magicman you are battling hard against Jeff for best presentation on the food. 😂😂. Looks tasty 😋 

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« Reply #237 on: July 01, 2020, 09:11:02 PM »
Eggplant, radish, and marigolds with your cucurbits. I had radish but they bolted to seed in the hot weather so i pulled them to free up space in my tiny crib.  

I kinda think the radish just shows them where to find the cukes and squash.

I'm gonna try DE and neem oil when i have some cash.  After that its no more mister nice hippie.  I will oxypropane that whole thing to the ground and start over.

I started using  neem oil last year and it helps a little.  The flea beetles have been working on the eggplant and neem helped for about 2 weeks then all of a sudden it was like I  was putting gravy on the leaves and the flea beetles came by the thousands for a meal. I have some of that captain Jack's powder on order to try now and hope it works better if it ever arrives. Hopefully the Japanese beetles won't be bad this year.  First time ever a deer jumped my fence and had a 5 course meal 😟.  The farmers  around  me all use nasty chemicals that send the bugs and animals to my organic feast.

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« Reply #238 on: July 02, 2020, 08:57:58 AM »
Magic obviously has a growing season that starts a wee bit sooner than here in the frozen tundra .I'm just now getting flowers and a few tiny pickelets on the cucumber vines . Fact I just back from a run to Lowes with a bottle of some kind of copper  fungicide to try and get the jump on the cucumber blight I always seem to get .It might be nice to still get a fresh cucumber up until the last of October instead of the middle of August when the blight seems to cut it short .

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« Reply #239 on: July 02, 2020, 11:03:45 AM »
The yellow and black cucumber beetle brings the blight from other peoples infected crop.. Kill them!  

I got about 15 Japanese beetles yesterday out of probably 30 that were on 2 potato plants! 

Imidacloprid or other neonicotinoids will kill all of these pests but it kills the bees and causes birth defect in the deer so I really don't wanna do it. Aggravating.
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