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Old 05-02-2017, 08:00 AM
 
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For the life of me, I can't grow pumpkins either. They usually rot out before getting full size. Gave up.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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I have issues with cucumbers, corn and spinach. Cucumbers never produce that great for me, corn just never forms proper ears and the spinach bolts before it's useful, even during cool weather. I just can't win with it. I've also historically had bad luck with green beans, but I am determine to defeat them this season! Other crops, such as radishes and melon, are hit or miss, but I usually try one or two varieties each season - radishes usually do okay, but some varieties do better than others and melons did great in 2015 and did absolutely nothing in 2016 under similar growing conditions.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:14 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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I've noticed my patience are growing thin
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:08 PM
 
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I've noticed my patience are growing thin
nicely done
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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Tomatoes, tomato blight gets them every time.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Over an eight year period in the late 70s and early 80s, I personally planted 1,000 trees, Biggest mistake was planting trees that I had no business planting. I researched the fastest growing trees and assumed that they'd be good anywhere. Some bombs: Royal Paulownia which thrives in Hawaii but doesn't like the cold. Dawn Redwood, a fast-growing, leaf-losing conifer, and Austrian pine. Regarding the Austrian pine, only 20 trees out of 104 planted survived the first year, and today only five remain. Should have used more Eastern white pine which rocks here.


But hey, I was just a dumb city boy with a postage-stamp lawn moving into a rural setting. Live and learn.


Surprisingly, I did well with edible gardens and took great pride in my cantaloupes.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: alabama.
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i could never get any kind of melons to prosper .. is cantaloupe a melon ? .. they`d get about the size of a baseball and whither away ..
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:28 AM
 
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Definitely brassica family. I had one or two broccoli or Brussels sprouts but they were full of aphids.
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Old 05-06-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I gave up on squash. Got an initial yield and then just rotted vines. Gave it 3 tries and done.
grew beautiful squash in VA and NM, but I am doing in lucky to get 3 squash here before the squash bugs take over.Today when I finally was able to check the garden I had lost about everything due to the rain and wind this season. I managed to turn over one container to get rid of the dirt and low and behold; under the container were 100's of sow bugs, a few snails and yep, even with no squash there were those ugly squash bugs. I have given up ever considering planting squash anymore.
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Old 05-06-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I've noticed my patience are growing thin
We had a lady at the local farmers markets selling double "impatience" today - maybe you should try those instead.
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