Skip to comments.WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 32 AUGUST 7, 2013
Posted on 08/09/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT by greeneyes
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It's been raining all day today and lots during the week. Hubby has not been able to work construction, so he's been busy harvesting during the temporary cessations of rain, and produce has been busy producing like there is not tomorrow.
Hope you are all well. Have a great weekend, and God Bless.
Glad you are getting rain, not so here in SE Texas.
Hi! Heading out for fish Fry.
I put some calcium on it and a little nitrogen, but they don't look any better. Help please!
Mmmm...fried fish. Hope you enjoy the dinner.
Pinging the list.
I don’t know how I managed to get Brietbart in there, and I don’t know if it’s possible to take it out. Please feel free to ignore it.LOL
I would send you some this week if I could.
We need rain, and it's been hot. We saw 109F one day this week. Supposed to be a chance of rain over the weekend, and we need it. Badly.
Pretty good year in SE Wisconsin. My Contender green bush beans barely survived getting chewed on by little white flying things. The Roma style flat green beans were not affected at all. All the other veggies are doing well.
This is a new one for us. :)
It's sitting on our kitchen counter at the moment, but I think my husband may be cooking it tonight.
Starting to pick about a tomato a day. Going to make stuffed jalapenos this weekend. This is definitely the summer of peppers. Weather here in west Michigan has been gorgeous, mid 70’s and a rainy day now and then. I have quite a few maybe a dozen or more tomatillos on my lone plant that I hand pollinated. Big fluffy green sacks hope there is something inside. Feeding a babyu tree sparrow my daughter brought home. We are taking turns. It’s county fair week and w2e do a lot of volunteering. Bird still has some wispy feathers on its head so we named it Don King. really looks like him. I do have pictures will probably wind up posting all my photos on one thread. Taking hubby to PT 3X a week he’s doing pretty good.
I will take whatever rain we can get from whomever wants to share.
Everything is doing well here in Western Washington state - corn and tomatoes ripening and we are buried in green beans.
I am not sure what is wrong not enough info. When I grow peppers in pots, I use the self watering kind, as well as a ceramic gizmo that holds a soda bottle of water that I can add water soluble fertilizer to according the package directions.
I also use a soiless mix so that my tendancy to overwater doesn’t lead to root rot.
Have you tested the ph, and nutrients? Are you watering too much or too little? Are you watering overhead? Have you taken a magnifying glass to look closely at them and the under side of the leaves?
Have you checked the roots of one of the plants to see if there is anything amiss?
Our green beans are just about done for, but it’s time to plant the fall crop.
“Glad you are getting rain, not so here in SE Texas.”
Conroe has 30% chance of rain on Saturday and Sunday and 40% on Monday.
Look up Curly Top Virus.
Other than that I have no clue.
“I need some help with my Ghost Peppers. They are not doing well.”
It’s because they are ghosts - all that disappearing and coming back is sapping their strength. You are welcome to this sage advice from me.
I’ve had double squash before but never connected together.
LOL. Don King that’s a hoot for a bird’s name. I just got discharged from PT 3xweekly a few weeks ago. Up until the last 2 weeks, I have done pretty well with the follow up home excercise, but not doing so good for a couple of weeks now.
Strength and stamina is still not back to baseline, but so much better, I continually overschedule and repent in exhaustion.LOL
Oh wow. Now that’s pretty.
Is that some sort of fruit tree with the little red thingies on it?
FYI It is August 9. My brain transposed what I was thinking between the brain and fingers.LOL
It is a “Dalgo Flowering Crab” as I have been told.
Tim overdoes it and then pays for it, it’s been a real roller coaster. Glad to hear you are doing better.
I wanted to re-pot, but not wanting to gamble with peppers already growing, wasn’t sure if it would be their demise. I rarely have to deal with plant diseases or problems, so I dont have stuff the check nutrient levels. Normally, we just move on after a plant fails and replace it with something else, but I want some really hot peppers. Under normal condition, it is either too much or too little sun that is our problem. We water everything at the ground, never above on the leaves.
Looks like it’s making little crabapples.
I like the particular colors she’s included in that. The pinks compliment each other nicely.
We haven’t harvested peanuts or potatoes yet. I have a few fall tomatoes started and a bunch of peppers. Hubby has lots of indeterminates, so they should continue, if he continues to pick them as soon as they get a little blush.
My only other suggestion is to go to:
and see if they have any idea. There’s a whole pepper forum over there IIRC.
My grandaughter only likes the flat beans, so I alway grow Romas. They have all done well for me too. Very trouble free.
I got a peach! One whole peach. But I am happy to have deprived the woodland wildlife of that, let me tell you. It was a wonderful peach, fragrant, juicy, sweet.
The tree had been LOADED this year, second year of producing really. I was unable to save any fruit last year, so this year I experimented with using tulle as netting, and clothespins to hold it in place, protecting select fruit on a handful of branches. Didn’t work.
But one day last week I found one decent sized peach that seemed close to being ripe-so I picked that peach. There were about a dozen smaller ones left still. Next day there was not a single peach on that tree or on the ground beneath. I carefully ripened that one peach, and today .... I ate it.
Some things only come out after dark. Sometimes I go check on stuff at midnight. My sunflowers looked like the leaves were had some sort of bad spots developing, but I couldn’t see any thing.
The next thing was a few looked like cut worms got to them. After the hot and dryer weather got here, I checked the garden at midnight and found slugs.
The new stuff is doing great, but it’s so late I doubt that I’ll get any flowers or seeds this year. I’ll know next year though.
Johnny’s grown more peppers than I have ever even seen, so maybe he’ll know what’s up.
I bought a package of mixed heirloom seeds. I've been watching these tomatoes, but they didn't seem to be getting ripe. Well, it finally dawned on me that maybe they were meant to be green. Sure enough, they're green sausage tomatoes!!
Can't wait to try one. My Black Russians were spectacular!!
Finally - will used kitty litter - the non clumping kind - keep rabbits out of the garden if I spread it around the edges? I've got one little bunny thoroughly enjoying my bush beans and I;d like Mr BunBun to move on to some one else's yard.
We have gotten more rain in the past two months than we normally get during the entirety of our wet season , almost what we get during an entire year .
I normally start my fall tomatoes and peppers this time of year in sunken beds to catch water . The beds are now flooded with standing water and are full of tadpoles. (wish I had planted rice in them lol )
I have a bunch of 55 gallon barrels that were given to me so I think the tomatoes and peppers are going in them for now .
Seeing all this rain it is just hard to fathom that some areas of the country are still very dry.
You can have some of ours.
I didn’t ever get around to planting many pots this year. Best laid plans and all that. In years, past I have planted in lots of containers when I ran out of room in the raised beds.
I actually like it. If it’s too sunny, you don’t have to mess with rigging shade cloth move the pot. Weather gets too cold, bring it indoors.
I ran out of steam and left 2 raised beds. Made them into compost piles till fall. Then I’ll plant some rye to turn under in the spring.
You are using a different weather website than I do. Mine updated Sat to full sunny, and 30% Sun w/ iso showers with the next best chance being Wed. These little light rain showers are small and often never rains here at our place or not nearly enough to help. We haven’t had any rain in two weeks or more. Two weeks ago I used the garden auger to drill some holes for a street number sign and at 20in it was still turning up dry sand. We will survive it.
LOL. What a wise aker you are.
Thank you, I will search that.
Love flowers. Thanks for the pictures. Gotta make sure Johnny sees these.LOL
Thank you much, Marcella, for the Paul Harvey on that. My inquiring mind was wondering. :)
OMGosh, these are awesome, and what type of camera are you using? Talk about quality images!
Great looking tomato and kid. Thanks for sharing the picture and the tip.
I found out that mushroom compost works great for growing lettuce and spinach too. Best crop ever this year was planted in a bag of mushroom compost.
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