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Old 05-26-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well Im trying small tomatoes again you all will be happy to know ..hopefully this time will be better thanks and good growing cambium ...Love the pics and yeah keep your eye on bugs bunny there cause he might have ideas LOL ...Please don't poison him though because some of my neighbors used to do that and I used to get so mad and I would be out there cussing and crying and my husband knew to leave me alone because when I get to crying I am really mad and there was just no sense in poisoning them at all you know ?
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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May 30, 2015.

This Month.. Summary... DRY & WARM!

Pulled some weeds in the hot sun today with a perfect breeze of 15mph. 84F and partly muggy



Radish



most tomatoes have the blooms on them...this one is ahead of the rest.

Those fuzzys on the stem are roots. That's why you can bury tomato plants very deep. they will get stronger. Just take the bottom stem/leaves off.



Hot peppers are doing very well in their pots. Ahead of past couple yrs. Perfect



Another hot pepper



Bell Peppers in ground coming in nice.



My homemade Cucumber Trellis setup

Yes, that's a snowflake on my snow measuring thing.. Keeps me cool when I pull weeds. lol


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Old 05-31-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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My first harvest of 2015.. And I don't even like Radish. Lol

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Beautiful peppers and radishes, Cam! Interestingly, I find radishes to be the most finicky of the plants I grow each season - even though they're supposedly the easiest crop to grow. Sometimes they do great (even fantastic) and sometimes they're foot-long leaves and nothing more than a tap root. My white icicle failed me 3 different times last season and this season they were AMAZING. My globe radishes did great last season and didn't form anything this season.

Anything else getting close to harvest?
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Update: June 4:

We had 3 straight days of rain and made up for lost time. (Always happens) Almost 4 inches of rain so the garden, landscape and trees got a good deep drink.

Problem is... We haven't been in the 70s for few days now. So everything is slow to grow. No 80s till next week.

So we went from Driest & Warmest May to Wettest and Coolest in past few days.

Here's some stuff this morning... Keeping pics smaller this time


All Tomato plants have blooms on them. Some are fruiting. Campari and Farmstand.



Exciting! Mmmm. Pickle time soon.




Onions



I like my herbs in pots. Easy to get to on the deck



A test? I added Straw to the 2 rows of Tomatoes on right. We'll see which rows do better or same



From Left to right. Fava Beans, Eggplants, Bell Peppers, Onions, potatoes. String Beans in back. Eggplants NEED HEAT NOW. They are so picky!!




Overall look at the 2 Beds

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Old 06-04-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Thanks to the record warm but dry May everything got a head start. I'd rather have a warm start and a cool Summer then a cold start and a warm summer. Beginning is very important.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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You have such a beautiful garden, Cam! I agree with you on warm start first. Those tomatoes look amazing. Think you'll have ripe ones by month's end? When do your tomatoes typically ripen in earnest? Even with hot weather here, it's rarely before late July before we get anything ripe as far as tomatoes go. We might get lucky with the grape and cherry varieties, but August is usually when it ramps into full production and then goes nuts through frost.

Keep the updates comin'! Lookin' good!
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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June 8, 2015

With June acting like April (cool and wet) everything slowed down considerably except the herbs and cool weather crops. Peppers, Eggplants, Cucumbers, Onions have slowed in growth.

-Coldest first week of June on record for the area-(since 1940s)

At least May gave them a nice boost! Tomatoes are doing Excellent!

Here are some Pepper pics for today. We had rain 8 out of last 13 days. 5 out of last 9

Hungarian Wax



Dr Martin Carrot Red



Pretty Purple



Sweet Bell Pepper

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Old 06-08-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Peppers look ready to pick soon, Cam! Lookin' good! It looks like we're sharing the rain now instead of one of us hogging it all! At least we're not getting entire days full of rain - just torrential downpours here and there. The weather this year just absolutely can NOT make up its mind once and for all!

I see the long range is calling for much warmer weather for you! Your tomatoes and peppers will explode! Can't wait to see what they look like in a week!
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Peppers look ready to pick soon, Cam! Lookin' good!
Thanks. I usually let the peppers stay on the plant until they turn colors. Gets them hotter and looks pretty too. But yeah, edible any time. I already cheated and ate a couple of them.
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