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  1. #181
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    New Bern, NC unless it's a home football game then I'm grilling on Devil's Alley
    Reposting this here from my FB since some folks may appreciate a little bug predatory science.

    So I've got two gardens. One is at home and one is a mile down the road behind our business where the greenhouse is. They are both different; one is in containers with soil, one is in hay bales, but for the most part the same things are growing in each. It's a fun comparison experiment. One thing that is NOT fun about the home garden, though, is that aphids are everywhere! But only a mile away, there are none. In fact the greenhouse garden is basically pest free, and I haven't done squat to prevent them. And yet the home garden I've tried everything to get rid of them. I think I now know why one has them and the other doesn't.
    The greenhouse garden (and for the most part, the whole building) has a healthy population of Daddy Longlegs. Like, they LOVE being on the sunflowers, and for the most part are all over the garden. Home garden? Nary a one. I did some research, and guess what is a fav on the DLL's buffet? Damn skippy...aphids. So, I'm on a mission to bring a few home with me tomorrow, and make them fat.

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    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

  2. #182
    Ugh...learning about Colorado Potato Beetles and Voles. What fun!

  3. #183
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Brooklet, GA
    Quote Originally Posted by PackMan97 View Post
    Ugh...learning about Colorado Potato Beetles and Voles. What fun!
    I feel your pain. My best tomato plant appears to have contracted a case of wilt... possibly Southern bacterial wilt. I am not happy about that. One day, it was a beautiful thriving plant with 12 tomatoes on it... the next day a wilted thing fighting for its life. I'm going to give it one more day to be sure and then I'll have to rip it out to prevent the spread to other plants. Social distancing for tomatoes.

  4. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by jacone21 View Post
    I feel your pain. My best tomato plant appears to have contracted a case of wilt... possibly Southern bacterial wilt. I am not happy about that. One day, it was a beautiful thriving plant with 12 tomatoes on it... the next day a wilted thing fighting for its life. I'm going to give it one more day to be sure and then I'll have to rip it out to prevent the spread to other plants. Social distancing for tomatoes.
    That damn virus. Jumping species.

  5. #185
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Here is a photo of a nice yellow squash plant with lemon grass in front of it and you can also see okra starting to pop up:

    Yellow squash, lemon grass and okra.jpg
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  6. #186
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    I have my first zucchini of the season. This plant is growing in a 20" pot:

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    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

  7. #187
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC area
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Green View Post
    I have my first zucchini of the season. This plant is growing in a 20" pot:

    Zucchini (2).jpg
    Nice. The next hundred tomorrow?

    -jk

  8. #188
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Vermont
    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    Nice. The next hundred tomorrow?

    -jk
    Yes, annual right of Fall was having coworkers show up with a few dozen Louisville Slugger sized zucchinis to pawn off...but them early ones are nice...

  9. #189
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC area
    Quote Originally Posted by budwom View Post
    Yes, annual right of Fall was having coworkers show up with a few dozen Louisville Slugger sized zucchinis to pawn off...but them early ones are nice...
    My wife tells stories of leaving bags of them on porches when she was a kid. Of course, neighbors did the same thing, so it was a zero sum game.

    -jk

  10. #190
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Brooklet, GA
    I picked my first zucchini today. We've been eating squash for dinner the last several days.

    First night... yellow squash mixed with lots of onion and sauteed to a fair thee well, like my Granny used to make.
    Next night... squash drenched in milk and egg, dredged in corn meal mix and shallow fried in a cast iron pan, also like my Granny used to make.
    3rd night... squash casserole
    4th night... leftover squash casserole
    5th night... took a mess of squash to my Mom, then came home and ate pizza. We needed a squash break!
    Tonight... more yellow squash and my first zucchini cut into rounds, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, and oven roasted on a cookie sheet.
    Tomorrow... not sure yet. But the zucchinis are about to break loose.

    So far I've been really happy with the production I'm getting out of my little squash patch. I'm still waiting on my first tomato and cucumber, but they're getting close.

  11. #191
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Thomasville, NC
    Got some tomatoes coming in now..

  12. #192
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    My garden is starting to produce now. I picked yellow squash and green beans this morning. I have three different type green beans growing on different trellis but only one type is producing so far.

    My okra plants are looking good as well and my Cherokee Purple plant has a big tomato starting to ripen and seven or eight more green tomatoes with size.

    Surprising that there are no eggplants growing yet but flowers are on the plants so fruit should be coming soon.
    Bob Green
    DBR Survivor Football Champion
    2010 & 2016

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