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Old 07-12-2017, 06:25 PM
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Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Why is that?
Because I suck at it. You need bottom heat, sufficient light etc. My indoor plants are always a chore to keep alive, a chore to transplant etc. You can't just put them outside when it is warm, because they will fry in direct sunlight. Oh the irony. God bless direct sow seeds with a short growing season.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:23 PM
 
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I pulled 4 hornworms off my tomatoes. All 4 were dead or dying, with lots of pupating parasitic wasps bursting through their bellies. Heh heh.

Something is taking bites out of my yellow pear and Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes. I can't figure what is doing it. "Bite" isn't quite the word. Some of the tomatoes have what look like erosions their skin, while others have chunks missing. Darn it!
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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You know you have a problem when they pose for you while raiding your garden. I'm beginning to think this deer has been domesticated. Fall garden area well on the way to being prepped for broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. Not sure what I'm doing but I'm doing it. "Learn by Doing" is part of the FFA Motto. I may have paraphrased that... years of gray matter decay may have messed that up.

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Old 07-13-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I pulled 4 hornworms off my tomatoes. All 4 were dead or dying, with lots of pupating parasitic wasps bursting through their bellies. Heh heh.

Something is taking bites out of my yellow pear and Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes. I can't figure what is doing it. "Bite" isn't quite the word. Some of the tomatoes have what look like erosions their skin, while others have chunks missing. Darn it!

I had yellow pear too aren't they delicious ? do they look like scars or what ? if they look like scars it is because they are splitting and they are prone to that . I know several of mine did that too . I usually pick em by then because they gets lots of water and they start to split sorry if that is not what you are talking about .
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Old 07-13-2017, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Growing lemon basil and a purple variety instead of the usual sweet basil has been very rewarding, I don't have to deal with downy mildew killing them off.

Also, the first jalapeños of the season are coming in now.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:56 PM
 
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I had yellow pear too aren't they delicious ? do they look like scars or what ? if they look like scars it is because they are splitting and they are prone to that . I know several of mine did that too . I usually pick em by then because they gets lots of water and they start to split sorry if that is not what you are talking about .
I have some that have splits, too, but this is different. Definitely hunks of them missing. I wonder if a rodent has become fond of them?
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:53 PM
 
Location: California
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Maybe snails? They do like tomatoes also as well as opossum which leave a well defined "V" shape.

My gardening skills are beyond rusty but we planted several types of tomatoes, melons, and egg plant this year. Most are doing okay so we decided to improve out skills by working in our local community garden. The food is then donated and we get to learn more.
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I am so excited I actually am about to go out and pick one real tomato, about 1/2 doz jalapenos and some small cherry tomatoes, so even if i don't get much else, I can say I got something this year. Of course I will get more, I know the peppers will keep coming, the cherry tomatoes are there and as I have mentioned there is no end to the okra I will have by late next month.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Limas are in full bloom and Roma II bush beans need picking. First hint of blooms on still short okra plants. We ate the first Brandywine tomato yesterday. Have enough summer squash for ourselves and neighbors. Working on a summer garden pie project.
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:40 AM
 
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We got one Celebrity tomato (there are more; this was the first to get red), only to discover it had blossom-end rot. The pieces we salvaged from that teeny tomato tasted better than almost any other tomato we've ever eaten, so I hope we correct the problem and it throws some more tomatoes at us.

The Gypsy, Carmen, and Coolapeño peppers are all loaded. I already blanched and froze a bunch.
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