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Old 06-18-2012, 04:34 AM
 
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Got everything planted now its a race between weeds and produce

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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June 17, 2012 Update:
  • Temps still cool in 60s and 70s for Highs.
  • Total Rain for month now 4.80".
  • Only 4 days that had clear skies, the others limited Sun.
  • Picked 2 pickling cucumbers
  • moderate blooms, small green tomatoes
June 23, 2012 Update:
  • 3 Day heat wave in the 90s. Mostly 80s aside from that
  • Total rain for month now 5.10"
  • Picked 2 more cucumbers from Pot(long and pickling)
  • Many blooms, small green tomatoes on every plant
  • Picked 2 Broccoli heads
  • Tallest Tomato plant is 53"(Sweet snack hybrid) Rest are 38-45" tall
  • Nothing added to soil since May 20th - some yellowing of lower leaves on 2 plants starting








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Old 07-06-2012, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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July 6, 2012 Update:
  • June Rain total: 6 1/2"
  • Last week in June was HOT (90s)
  • 1st week in July was HOT & Dry (90s)
  • I lost count of cucumbers picked (over 12 for the season mostly from the pot only)
  • No tomatoes turning red yet
  • Peppers loving the heat as they bolted
  • Onions are almost ready to be pulled
  • Corn died but saved a few and changed location
  • Tallest Tomato plants are 66" tall(all sweet snack hybrids), rest are 40-48"
  • Nothing added to soil but weeds starting to be challenging
  • Some lower leaves on Tomatoes turned spotty yellow but after clipping them, plant seems fine
  • Cauliflower and Broccoli leaves being eaten
  • Eggplants slow to grow but doing well












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Old 07-07-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: California
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really nice garden there Cambium. Is it possible to have results like that without growth hormones like miracle grow, etc...? My reason for wanting to grow my own is to avoid the chemicals.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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really nice garden there Cambium. Is it possible to have results like that without growth hormones like miracle grow, etc...? My reason for wanting to grow my own is to avoid the chemicals.
All organic stuff. No chemicals. Very possible. Start getting the soil ready in the fall. Do you have a compost bin to start collecting all your bio degradable foods?

I still have issues. Cauliflowers are eaten up. Lower Tomato leaves now starting to have black dots. Sometimes pictures dont tell the whole tale. :-)
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:43 AM
 
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Default Homegrown Onions

Stepped outside and picked some onions this morning, a few bigger than a tennis ball. You can use the green stems in soups or salads but they taste better when the onion is immature(small). Also known as Scallions.

Link on how to store them. How to Store Onions, Harvesting Onions, Tips for Storing Onions

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Wow, time flys. I'll be updating this thread today... But first here's a picture of the battle I had to deal with all season. Very first time I ever had an issue with them. I lost over 30 tomatoes! My neighbors are finding my tomatoes half eaten in there yard!


Squirrel Eating Tomatoes - YouTube
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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August 8, 2012 Update:
  • July Total Rain total: 7.25"(well above normal)
  • 1st week in August Rain total 1.25"
  • Temps mostly in 80s but humidity made it feel like 90+
  • Ton of cucumbers picked but slowed down end of July
  • Plenty of Tomatoes turned red (Sweet snack Hybrid my favorite)
  • Leaves turning yellow and brown some with black spots now
  • Some Bell peppers rotted out
  • Potatoes were picked and small in size
  • Tallest tomato plants I let flop over
  • Picked a few eggplants
  • Herbs growing nicely
  • Bunch of Lemons on the plant now
  • Bunch of figs still green








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Old 08-14-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: California
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Wow, time flys. I'll be updating this thread today... But first here's a picture of the battle I had to deal with all season. Very first time I ever had an issue with them. I lost over 30 tomatoes! My neighbors are finding my tomatoes half eaten in there yard!


Squirrel Eating Tomatoes - YouTube
lol, caught red-handed! hooo-wah!

This has been an issue with a friend here, but their biggest issue is with birds. We have a lot of scavenger birds here in N. Cal. Will have to ask him if he ever resolved the problem. And btw, did you modify the netting on yours?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:31 AM
 
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How about my fig tree with no figs?
Cambium how is your fig tree doing now? Did you get any figs?
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