Hows your garden

Hows your garden

PostBy: acesover On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:01 am

Lets see some pics of how your garden is doing this year.
Ray
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:35 am

My garden is not picture worthy. :oops: All my tomato plants are suffering from blight. Looks like next year I will have to get more serious about getting rid of it.
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: Sting On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:37 am

I tuned some new land this spring -- last gardened by my grand parents some 70-80 years ago

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used my 60 year old tiller to soften the roots up a bit

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I added an arbor and planted fruit trees that will be trained along its sleketon

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Things appear to be doing well

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now -- If only I could get Smokin Hot to hand me that pipe wrench
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:18 am

My lambsquarter is doing great! Anybody have any recipes.
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:39 pm

mr1precision wrote:My garden is not picture worthy. :oops: All my tomato plants are suffering from blight. Looks like next year I will have to get more serious about getting rid of it.


I lost everything - tomatoes, peppers, squash - to something called "curly top" blight" early in the season so no pictures from Northern VA either; maybe next year but I'm sort of bummed out about this year's failure so I'm not to enthused about gardening right now. Enjoy your fresh veggies and fruits. Lisa
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:47 pm

Tomato blight hit here too, how do you get rid of it?

The plant grows, blooms and forms tomatos and then the leaves start to dry and shrivel up. it works its way up the plant. You do get some tomatos but it never keeps producing.

Bk
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:54 pm

I looked it up on the internet. There doesn't seem to be anything to do about it once it's started. It is appearantly a virus that gettings inside the plants veins and spreads from the inside out. In my case, the plants were probably infected when I brought them from the HD. It doesn't show up for a couple of weeks. The only good thing I could find is that the blight doesn't affect the soil so if you get uninfected tomatoes next year they should be ok. I ended up tearing my whole garden out and letting the garden go. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Lisa
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:11 pm

I guess I`m luckier than most around here, I got the potatoes in earlier than most so I had fully developed spuds before the blight got to them. Already harvested them & the first planting of onions, tomatoes were doing nothing forever but now are here bigtime, I`ve had enough leaf lettuce for just about everyone we know & its still growing faster than we can eat. Cut rhubarb at least three times already & due to cut again, give most away then get other crops in return. Kind of like a small co-opt around here. Cukes are finally growing, been a cool damp summer except for lately, better luck for everyone next year.
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:40 pm

Been the same here tomato wise. We are getting some but plants are going south fast. Rest of the garden has done very well this year. We have never been able to get onions or corn to grow well and this year they are doing great. This year we put in corn, beans, peppers, eggplant (wife's), cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, tomato's, peas (on 2nd planting now), radishes (added another row of corn when radishes were done), onions, potato's. We have already dug a number of taters, cabbage is all picked except one and have had corn with dinner 3 times. Overall I can't complain.

Jeff
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: cabinover On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:33 pm

We planted six Roma tomato plants this year planning for spaghetti sauce use. Were doing great with all the rain we've had up until two weeks ago when the sun came out. Now I've 3 of them dying with many tomatos still green. Cooked up a couple of them fried green tomato style last night.

Sweet corn has done well this year so far. Summer (yellow) squash and zucchini have done well also until the sun came out :mad:

1 Egglant on the vine, green beans galore to the point that we're done picking them, and carrots that will be good in a month or so. Funny thing is the onions that were doing well all of a sudden just withered away.

Raspberry and Strawberry plants did outstanding this year. Strawberries probably produced 12 Qts. Raspberries, while producing very little, grew tremendous plants for next year.

Cukes did pretty well as did the sweet banana peppers.

All in all I can't complain for the work we put into it this year. Wish we'd have paid more attention when the sun came out. It's possible we could have watered it more and still been producing Summer Squash for another month or so.

Hope everyone else did as well or better!
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:48 pm

Well we have escaped the tomato blight somewhat better than most. My wife stripped off all the leaves on the bottom of the plants and sprayed them with some kind of organic spray and when a plant shows signs of blight it is immediately torn out and disposed of. The punkins are not doing toowell this year, they like it dry. To help matters out the deer are gobbling them up at a ferocious pace. I called D.E.C. and complained and the said to shoot them. :) My corn finally is showing up. the first planting was scrawny and tough. The next couple plantings look like they will be fine. Had a very difficult time getting cukes to start this year. They usually grow like the weeds. All in all, its been a real weird growing year. Scott
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:03 am

Guess I spoke too soon, the tomatoes were fine & now the leaves are turning black, seems like over night. Guess we`ll save what we can & pull them to try for a better year next season.
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:26 am

The deer ate the top half of all my tomato plants in the spring but they look like they have come back rather well. They are pumping out the red globes real regular now. The corn in the first batch was a little dwarf like but good. The second planting looks nice and should be ready soon. Cabbage, onions and lettuce was all taken over by the squash and pumpkins. Pretty much wiped them out.
I don't have any back yard now, the squash has consumed it. It looks like it will take out the pool and house next, but I do have plenty of squash. :)
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:04 pm

I just read a story that was in the Pittsburgh Paper that says what is going around is called lete blight & is the same thing that caused the potato famine, it comes on very fast & the best thing to do is kill the plants at first sight. Once a plant is infected in the fruit it should not be consumed. Also don`t just turn the plants under get rid of them.
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Re: Hows your garden

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:04 pm

You know whats doing good this year? TREES. With all the rain we had, our tress are going to have a one inch growth ring for the year.
Our tomato plants are starting to produce, finally. No blight (yet) but it is around. I heard you have a skip a year, then replant them.
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