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abondigirl
2 years 7 months ago
Any suggestions as to how to organically deter grubs and caterpillars from the tomato plants? It is frustrating when these crawlers bore into the green tomatoes and any advice would be appreciated.
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LindaMurdock
2 years 7 months ago
Good luck so far this season. My "currant" tomatoes are setting lots of fruit. My "bush" beans that climbed up some string supports are setting lots of beans. Brussel sprouts are making progress, about a foot high now. Pepper plants had aphids so I bought some lady bugs for them and that seems to be working. Herbs are doing well; mint, lavender, rosemary, oregano, parsley, and basil. Carrot seedlings are disappointing at the moment. Getting ready to plant 3 varieties of beets. Oh, and my kale crop over the winter did great. lol
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RobWilcox
2 years 7 months ago
Going to check if my potatoes are sprouting tomorrow.
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2e
2 years 7 months ago
Planted Swiss chard on Sunday; it got rained on that night; already sprouting by Tuesday. :)
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Grower
2 years 7 months ago
Planted five different kinds of beans for drying today!
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veggie592002
2 years 7 months ago
After 2 months of contruction Brenda & I finally finished our 18' x 18' hoop-house. We have planted tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, basil, cilantro, parsley in five raised beds. Many recycled materials were used.
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ca
2 years 7 months ago
Thanks for all your suggestions on the greenhouse. Like the idea of the polycarbonate roof and glass sides and enjoyed the slide show of the Fletcher family's greenhouse. Will look into local companies as suggested. Antonis, I'm also interested in building coldframes and liked the idea of using the PE foil.
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PenelopeReedy
2 years 7 months ago
just picked some volunteer spinach, am going back for young onions after i blend the dressing.
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reblacka
2 years 7 months ago
We're going to announce programming next week for the Urban Agriculture Summit in Toronto - visit our website and learn more about how you can gains skills to increase urban ag in your community! www.urbanagsummit.org
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MinneapolisMama
2 years 7 months ago
I am a beginner gardener and new to Minnesota. I would love to here specifics of the garden tasks you are accomplishing right now or planning for the next week, so I can get going! If you tell me what you are doing, that will help me know what I can be doing, too! Thanks! If you have a blog about gardening in Minnesota, please post the link! Plus: I would love to hear your thoughts on growing my crops of interest (keep in mind I'm a newbie): asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, kale, calendula, cucumbers-and-yellow-squash (I'd like to do on trellis), cilantro, rhubarb, spinach, microgreens, lettuce, bell peppers, melons, pumpkin, sunflower
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Africanaussie
2 years 7 months ago
I live in the tropical north of Australia, and have found those plastic bins to be the best thing in the tropics. I stir it up with a garden fork a couple of times a week, and it is always quite hot. I dig the completed compost out of the bottom door a couple of times a year, digging deep into the ground, so that the space if approximately doubled, and the compost that falls down into the hole is full of earthworms and sits there quite happily until I need it. You can see more on my blog www.africanaussie.blogspot.com
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ColleenD
2 years 7 months ago
Greetings fellow gardeners: What do you have planted? I've got cabbage and cauliflower in. Lettuce and radishes are up.
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kittyrosey
2 years 7 months ago
Hello! Glad to find this site!
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LuminSteyn
2 years 7 months ago
hallo all this looks great ,happy to be here
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Guerrilla Gardener
2 years 7 months ago
Strawberries are starting to blossom and the asparagus is up. Perrenial herbs, bulbs and flowers are thriving despite cold weather this past week. very exciting.
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4gordonb
2 years 7 months ago
This year we used organic tomato and pepper plants and have seen dramatic differences in health, growth, and fruit.
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Grower
2 years 7 months ago
Had disappointing pea germination so far. :( Lettuces, radishes, turnips and salsify are going great guns, though! :)
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PenelopeReedy
2 years 7 months ago
during our false spring week, my tulips bolted into bloom and quit - thunk! too fast. lilacs are starting to bloom now, another short spell. nighttime temperatures are back in the 30s, so we're back to a reasonable sweater-weather spring. i hope the fruit hasn't been ruined. the bees were busy.
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gcard24
2 years 7 months ago
Rain rain and more rain :(
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grammanan04
2 years 7 months ago
There is a great video "How to peel a head of garlic in less than ten seconds" that is worth watching. I hate to peel garlic! At least I did!!!
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