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Old 06-02-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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May 30, 2012. First 90 degree hot muggy day.

I've been Noticing bottom Tomato leaves getting light green and spots on them. Here we go.

So I had to treat them with disease control before it got worse (and it does get worse like a domino effect)


At the risk of being a jacka$$, a big part of the reason I grow my own vegetables is so I know there are no chemicals on them. The spots look like flea beetles and yellowing leaves could have a variety of causes. Why spray disease control on them?

Chlorothalonil seems to be the active ingredient in the product you used. It is apparently a "probable human carcinogen" and is toxic to fish and frogs. It takes quite a while to break down both in soil and water and can persist on crops until harvest: Chlorothalonil

I think it might be a better to idea to find out what is wrong if there are problems with the vegetables. Maybe something other than a broad-spectrum chemical can fix the problem. You might be able to use something non-toxic, add certain companion plants or adjust the PH of the soil in order to get healthy plants.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I never been so excited for a pile of dirt before. I have 2 piles going in. One with kitchen scraps and leaves only. The other with just Leaves & Grass. This one is the leaves and grass but recently started throwing bananna peels and other kitchen scraps. Looking good. Can't believe I waited 6yrs to do this. It's breaking down fast! (I turn it every 4 days and make sure its wet)

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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I never been so excited for a pile of dirt before. I have 2 piles going in. One with kitchen scraps and leaves only. The other with just Leaves & Grass. This one is the leaves and grass but recently started throwing bananna peels and other kitchen scraps. Looking good. Can't believe I waited 6yrs to do this. It's breaking down fast! (I turn it every 4 days and make sure its wet)
Gorgeous! I have compost envy......
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Mmmmmm. Garden just had dinner. Blood and Bone Meal.

Bone meal was put in last week.
Blood meal today.

Just sprinkled it around the plants and watered.

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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May 2013 Weather Update:

Rain Total: 4.13" (Slightly above)
Highest Temp: 93.1F (5/31)
Lowest Temp: 35.5F (5/1)
Mean Temp: 58.9

High Temps Pretty mixed:
3 Days in the 50s
14 days in the 60s
10 days in the 70s
2 days in the 80s
2 days in the 90s

Lows:
5 nights in the 30s
13 nights in the 40s
12 nights in the 50s
1 night in the 60s

No Frost but cold enough to cover and bring peppers inside on the 25th of May.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Mmmmmm. Garden just had dinner. Blood and Bone Meal.

Bone meal was put in last week.
Blood meal today.

Just sprinkled it around the plants and watered.
That's exactly the products I've been using. I don't alternate though; I just do a half and half sprinkle and water it in.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Default Comparing Pics

March 21st.
May 4th
June 4th

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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*Strawberries are getting pulled up*

Last year was the last year for Strawberries. I got 2 big bowls of yeilds.
This year 0

Not worth the space anymore. I could use it for Squash or even Pumpkins/Watermelons.

So this was the last year with a strawberry patch. I think 2 things happened. 1. I moved the patch over from original location. 2. The Hay around it might have been too strong.

Either way... just not worth it for us.

Looking forward to next year. More room now!
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Potatoes doing awesome (hopefully underground too,lol)

And considering these are under trees its pretty impressive.

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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March 21st.
May 4th
June 4th
SQUEEEEE!!!!! This is so beautiful!!! I love the progess pics!
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