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Old 07-01-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Finally I can pick at least a couple things each day: I haven't checked this morning (it is only 6am) but yesterday a few zucchinis, green beans and now my tomatoes are starting to rippen by the minute almost.

NIta
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I just cut a few tomatoes and had them with my lunch. They taste amazing, I am in love with my cherry tomatoes, not too crazy about Roma. Better Boy is doing OK but not as happy in a pot like the others in the raised bed. My fig tree is happy again, it needed more water .
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Green peppers, and cucumbers!
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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I am finally getting something

Today I got some banana peppers, peas, yellow squash and one zucchini. Tomatoes, beans, and cukes are doing well but they just aren't ready yet
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Default I am waiting for my cukes too

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I am finally getting something

Today I got some banana peppers, peas, yellow squash and one zucchini. Tomatoes, beans, and cukes are doing well but they just aren't ready yet
I have one that is almost ready. I hand pollinated it, the rest are tiny and they fall off. I have to hand pollinate the squash and zucchini too.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Land Of Moose, Blueberries, and Chickadees
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Nothing yet. I just started gardening when I moved to Maine about a month and a half ago.

When I was a kid we had a gigantic vegetable garden and I learned a few things, like how to plant, how to make rows, and especially how to weed. I'm a master at weeding. If there was a degree, I'd be one of the top degree holders in the nation because we had to weed that dang garden, that HUGE garden, every single year as kids.

But maintaining the garden...with exception of weeding, we didn't get a lot of experience with.

So, I'm trying it for the first time. I'm starting slow...got some flowers in one area...hoping for the best.

And for feeding myself...I have two tomato plants. I'm starting small and with something that seems like anyone who knows how to get in a car and go buy a plant can grow...surely I can handle this, right?

I actually have tomatoes...I'm besides myself with joy because I'm growing tomatoes! But they are still green...and I'm just hoping and praying that I do everything right to keep those little planties alive.

It's my first time at it alone...we shall see. IF I am successful, this fall I'm going to start the garlic. And next late spring, try my hand at potatoes and onion and more tomatoes. But first, have to see if I can handle two tomato plants.

Any tips?
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Sherwood
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Ugh the lightening just woke me up! At least we got rain! I got some pole beans and two zucchini yesterday.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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Nothing yet. I just started gardening when I moved to Maine about a month and a half ago.

When I was a kid we had a gigantic vegetable garden and I learned a few things, like how to plant, how to make rows, and especially how to weed. I'm a master at weeding. If there was a degree, I'd be one of the top degree holders in the nation because we had to weed that dang garden, that HUGE garden, every single year as kids.

But maintaining the garden...with exception of weeding, we didn't get a lot of experience with.

So, I'm trying it for the first time. I'm starting slow...got some flowers in one area...hoping for the best.

And for feeding myself...I have two tomato plants. I'm starting small and with something that seems like anyone who knows how to get in a car and go buy a plant can grow...surely I can handle this, right?

I actually have tomatoes...I'm besides myself with joy because I'm growing tomatoes! But they are still green...and I'm just hoping and praying that I do everything right to keep those little planties alive.

It's my first time at it alone...we shall see. IF I am successful, this fall I'm going to start the garlic. And next late spring, try my hand at potatoes and onion and more tomatoes. But first, have to see if I can handle two tomato plants.

Any tips?
Congratulations on your tomatoes Unlike you, I never learned how to do "real" gardening, so I started really slow by (which requires no weeding)doing a square foot garden. This is my third year and I am still learning.

I give my tomatoes a little organic feed, sometimes some Miracle Grow, and also Epsom salt mixed with water.
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: At the lake house in sunny Florida
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I have one that is almost ready. I hand pollinated it, the rest are tiny and they fall off. I have to hand pollinate the squash and zucchini too.
Why are you hand pollinating? Sorry..I missed that post.

I had a dud zucchini plant last year and is was very disappointing.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Why are you hand pollinating? Sorry..I missed that post.

I had a dud zucchini plant last year and is was very disappointing.
I don't have bees and the baby zucks and cukes keeps dying and I read if I hand pollinate them it will work. I have been doing that with the zucks and I have couple that are growing and tried it with one cuke and it's working. I will start doing more cukes since the baby ones keep dying
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