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Old 06-16-2013, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Great pics!!
Thanks!

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You have inspired me to do a garden photo journal. Thanks!

Great garden!!
It's nice to have. Great to look back and see which years were better than others and which were more challenging. Also a learning experience for me as I move forward. Weather is key for gardening as we know so it's good to include the weather for the day/week or month

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I hope you get some sun soon!

We are having a strange spring here. May - there were days pushing 80 degrees, then June about 3 days of constant rain/showers, followed by gray days. Just in the last couple of days, we have had sunny/partly cloudy. Today is great (6/13) - sunny and not a cloud in the sky so far at 7:40 pm (AKT). Temperature = 72* (in the shade) and the sun is shining brightly in the sky.

A magnificent evening!
Another 3" of rain since I posted. Sick. Over 8" in 14 days now. I tilled the soil around all plants yesterday so the soil can air better and dry out a bit. So far no stress except some potted peppers. Leaves are getting light green (maybe nitrogen defenciency)
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:26 AM
 
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2nd Challenge of the year, 1st time with Potatoes. Looks like I need to do something. And since Potatoes grow underground I need to be careful what I use.

I believe this is blight, maybe others can chime in. Its only the right side strangely.

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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2nd Challenge of the year, 1st time with Potatoes. Looks like I need to do something. And since Potatoes grow underground I need to be careful what I use.

I believe this is blight, maybe others can chime in. Its only the right side strangely.
Hmmm, poor taters! But who better than the University of Idaho Extension to come to your rescue?

Chemical Control of Potato Late Blight Good luck!
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I'm in anti-chemical mode again. OP, if you are going to put chemicals on them, why not just buy potatoes at the supermarket? It is probably cheaper and less work. In lieu if spraying chemicals in your backyard, why not dispose of the blighted potatoes and plant something else. I'd suggest trying a bush winter squash if you want a starch to keep for the winter. It may not be too late in your zone to try planting a winter squash.

I've never had blight on potatoes before, but I've only planted mine in containers. I just did a search, and there are some early blight resistant varieties if you plan to plant them in the same area next year.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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OP, if you are going to put chemicals on them, why not just buy potatoes at the supermarket?
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And since Potatoes grow underground I need to be careful what I use.
No. No chemicals now like I said. I'm with you all the way. Plus too far into the growing season now with blooms. So I'm going to get organic. This was suggested by a good guy who HATES chemicals as well. Pest and Disease Controls - Johnny's Selected Seeds
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:20 AM
 
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Did a little project yesterday and I woke up to the string beans already appreciating it.

Within 12hrs it started catching and twisting on it. Pretty cool!



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Old 06-18-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Mmmmm!! First one soon to be picked. Everything started from seeds in my garden except the Onions (bought as bulbs)

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Old 06-19-2013, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Lets compare again... Last year, this year.

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Your garden looks great, Cambium
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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Lets compare again... Last year, this year.
Everything looks so....HAPPY!
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