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Old 07-10-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Alas...woe is me. Blossom end rot on tomatoes...going to feed with a fertilizer with calcium and hope that helps...the plants looks awesome. the fruits
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:52 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Alas...woe is me. Blossom end rot on tomatoes...going to feed with a fertilizer with calcium and hope that helps...the plants looks awesome. the fruits
This is why I stay with cherry tomatoes. They donít seem to have time to develope bad stuff.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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This is why I stay with cherry tomatoes. They donít seem to have time to develope bad stuff.
I miss cherries this yr....
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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So, today I visited my totally ignored “herb garden”, which is a toney name for “the place that used to be the vegetable garden, but is now a testament to failure”. It’s behind the garage, so if I don’t go there on purpose, I don’t know what’s happening.

I have rosemary, oregano and thyme, that thrive on neglect there, and I was happy to see the oregano was flowering and loaded with bees. I used some thyme and oregano for dinner.

Also my dead as a door nail orange tree in a pot was stashed out there, and today I noticed that it has sprouted shoots below the graft. It will be interesting to see what developes there.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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well I am on my way out to water and to pick tomatoes and peppers. The cherry tomatoes are everywhere and silly hubby said, when our daughter called to ask if we needed any cherry tomatoes, sure, we love tomatoes.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Nomad are you around?

My cucumbers have lots of blooms and tiny cukes but very slow growing...I used to them just growing over a couple of days then ready to eat....? Any ideas?
Watering daily...
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Nomad are you around?

My cucumbers have lots of blooms and tiny cukes but very slow growing...I used to them just growing over a couple of days then ready to eat....? Any ideas?
Watering daily...
Cukes it seems to me take 4-5 days to size up. It may vary somewhat as to the variety too. There could have been an error in seed packaging? Other variables that may not ever bee known too.

Are they getting sun and plenty of ready to use nitrogen... My grandfather grew cucumbers back when he packed them in wooden crates and took them to the local state market where they would be auctioned to the highest bidder. In the field they grew very fast. Cucumber demand nitrogen to grow fast and be tender.
Nitrate of Soda was the field solution. I wouldn't use it in a home garden unless very skilled in it's use. It can burn. There are a few vegetables that need all the nutrition they can get released and available due to fast maturing times. Cukes are one of them. They don't like to wait for the soil to getting around to breaking their meals down. A bit of Trivia. I was born in what at the time was the Cucumber Capitol of the world. Cucumbers and citrus provided the livelihoods for the population. Average earnings from an acre of cucumbers in the 50's was $1,000.
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Cukes it seems to me take 4-5 days to size up. It may vary somewhat as to the variety too. There could have been an error in seed packaging? Other variables that may not ever bee known too.

Are they getting sun and plenty of ready to use nitrogen... My grandfather grew cucumbers back when he packed them in wooden crates and took them to the local state market where they would be auctioned to the highest bidder. In the field they grew very fast. Cucumber demand nitrogen to grow fast and be tender.
Nitrate of Soda was the field solution. I wouldn't use it in a home garden unless very skilled in it's use. It can burn. There are a few vegetables that need all the nutrition they can get released and available due to fast maturing times. Cukes are one of them. They don't like to wait for the soil to getting around to breaking their meals down. A bit of Trivia. I was born in what at the time was the Cucumber Capitol of the world. Cucumbers and citrus provided the livelihoods for the population. Average earnings from an acre of cucumbers in the 50's was $1,000.
I ordered some fast-absorbed granular fertilizer...will try that...maybe I'm just anxious. I've gotten only one but it was delicious...no bugs yet...

thanks
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I ordered some fast-absorbed granular fertilizer...will try that...maybe I'm just anxious. I've gotten only one but it was delicious...no bugs yet...

thanks
I normally use miracle gro because it has all the trace minerals that some plain granular does not have. When dissolved and watered in it will make a cucumber that is suppose to grow full size get there. I firmly believe that if any of the elements that plants need are missing then the will not have the nutrition in them we need. So many of the natural mineral that came with the good earth are now in the oceans of the world. That's were the salts came from, from our fields down the creeks, rivers, to the oceans.
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Old 07-13-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I normally use miracle gro because it has all the trace minerals that some plain granular does not have. When dissolved and watered in it will make a cucumber that is suppose to grow full size get there. I firmly believe that if any of the elements that plants need are missing then the will not have the nutrition in them we need. So many of the natural mineral that came with the good earth are now in the oceans of the world. That's were the salts came from, from our fields down the creeks, rivers, to the oceans.
I did order Miracle Gro....
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