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Old 04-19-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'm still learning how to adapt to this TN high altitude and different sandstone soil. Normally I'll grow most everything down the alphabet from Asparagus to zucchini with few exceptions. Swiss chard being one of them and rutabagas the other. Never have grown artichokes and know nothing about growing them. Okra is a must along with southern peas. Normally the emphasis is on things that are not available in the supermarkets at a known quality or decent price.
Nomad...you could start using raised beds....

you control the soil, no weeds or tilling. As we get older raised beds can save some lower back pain too.
I enjoy it more than ever now...
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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NOW I see your post....Nomadicus...

I use container gardening too....amazing what you can grow in pots....
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Best to use right before dark around the stems near the ground with a liquid seven when the bees are gone for the day. Same for cantaloupes and other flowering vegetables that bees are highly attracted too. Now I grow squash in large patio containers so I don't bend so much. Bending translates to pain and bad meds so... Containers here I come.


But it Sevin a systemic pesticide? Looks like it'd have to be to use at the base...
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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But it Sevin a systemic pesticide? Looks like it'd have to be to use at the base...
No, it's contact only. Bugs come out at night to feed and get it on their body feeding on what is meant to be our food.
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