Ashley P

Any gardeners?

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His car is a Monte Carlo, goober. That does not make my car a shebby. ;)  

Gardening:  Tomato worms!   Didn't see any Saturday, and Sunday night 3 were on one plant (what's left of it).

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According to my signature I should not be surprised.  My corn has been eaten by deer/coons.  :smirk:  The sweet corn, that is.  The field corn expressly FOR deer didn't even sprout.

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The pics aren't that good but I can some tomatoes from my garden this weekend.  I also made 6 pints of salsa but didn't get a pic.  I also made some jalapeno poppers from some of my peppers.

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7 minutes ago, mstrpth said:

i had horrible tomato luck this year. peppers thrived though.

Mine are doing good this year.  I had bad luck with squash and zucchini.

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I don't know what happened. they were producing good and looking great. They would get about half grown and the stem would start to rot.

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15 minutes ago, mstrpth said:

I don't know what happened. they were producing good and looking great. They would get about half grown and the stem would start to rot.

That's an example of why I kick myself for not learning from the old timers (great depression survivors) that, even after a comfortable retirement, still gardened like their life depended on it. 

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Lately the tomato worms have wreaked havoc.  I went chemical warfare last night.  The raised bed had been relatively immune to them, largely because the cages served as bird perches in an open yard; birds would work all through the tomatoes picking off bugs.

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Hey,  it's 2020 and COVID threatens to kill us all, so who's gardening like their life depends on it??   lol   I hope nobody, but largely because of the food supply issues of late, and to teach the kids how it's done, we're attempting a large garden this year.  I've hauled lots of compost to liven up the soil.  We hope to have lots of corn, beans, and tomatoes to can/freeze.  Maybe some sunflowers and pumpkins will keep the kids interested.  Now if the weather will get much warmer and drier.

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that was my plan but i'm knee deep into a pool install. with trucks coming in and out I didn't have a safe place for one.

I am however tractor shopping. that's not been a fun ride so far

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We've got 4 rows of corn, 2 rows of okra and 1 row of sweet peas.  We've also got 17 tomato plants, 12 hills of squash and 6  pepper plants.  Now I just need some rain or I'm going to have to start watering. 

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4 hours ago, Ashley P said:

Priorities, I get it.

What kinda tractor/implements are you wanting?

I do have around 12 tomato plants, some peppers, herbs etc growing in pots. Best I could do this year.

I've got my eye on a Kubota L4701 with a 72" Boxblade and a root grapple

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14 minutes ago, mstrpth said:

I do have around 12 tomato plants, some peppers, herbs etc growing in pots. Best I could do this year.

I've got my eye on a Kubota L4701 with a 72" Boxblade and a root grapple

Tractors are expensive! :stare: 

You could have a racecar for that much! :3gears::D 

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4 minutes ago, JohnC said:

Tractors are expensive! :stare: 

You could have a racecar for that much! :3gears::D 

Hows that working out for you? :lol: 

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On 6/13/2018 at 6:37 AM, mstrpth said:

This is our first year planting Cherokee purple tomatoes. Pretty excited about those given they are the BEST tomatoes you will ever eat.

We've had rain so often that only yesterday did I get some planting done.  The wife went to the store for seeds/transplants...I mentioned that some "purple" variety was supposed to be good.  She got one Cherokee to try. 

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20 hours ago, Ashley P said:

We've had rain so often that only yesterday did I get some planting done.  The wife went to the store for seeds/transplants...I mentioned that some "purple" variety was supposed to be good.  She got one Cherokee to try. 

You won't be disappointed

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