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Old 05-28-2020, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Awww, I hope the birds come back.

Your veggies are looking happy! Looking forward to your next update.
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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May 30, 2020 Update: Haven't really updated since the 17th.

We've gotten only 1/2" of rain since. Only 5 Sunny Days. Temps been normal to very warm.



1st...... Soil temps. Warmest of the year this morning at 68.7°F but notice the trend last 2 yrs for 1st half of June actually just leveled off.




Bell Peppers... Still small, Still early but doing good





Been picking lettuce and spinach everyday.





Fava Beans on left, Potatoes to right of them, string beans in the back. Surprise plant far right.





Tomatoes as the sun comes up. Notice the darker green on top. That's the new growth since being transplanted. Some are flowering. Still early.




Onions doing good. Not enough heat and sun for them yet. Look at my Eggplants in the pots. I never have luck with Eggplants so weird.






Cucumber problems. NO its not the grass clippings because past 3 mows I bagged and there were no clippings. I planted new seeds just in case these don't make it but I don't like the look of it.


The cucumber issue is Springtail. MAKES TOTAL SENSE now since I threw organic rich compost into the mix where I planted them. I will spray with a Canola Oil, Water mix today. See what happens.


https://www.vegedge.umn.edu/pest-pro...ts/springtails






Look whats popping up near where the cucumbers are. Mushrooms. Also has organic compost under the turf AND been humid and very dewy.





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Old 05-30-2020, 06:34 AM
 
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I'll let you know if it works. Should start to see improvements with the Cucumber seedlings.


I mixed 1/4 cup Canola Oil, 1/4 tablespoon of dishsoap, 1/2 Gallon of water and sprayed the leaves, underside of leaves, and soil around them. We'll see!





Took a walk over to the Fava Beans because I know Aphids LOVE these plants... Sure enough, a closer look... So I sprayed all my Fava Bean plants up and down





I also sprayed my Tomato plants, Eggplants, and pepper plants in the pots. I had some left over and said, why not.
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Old 05-30-2020, 06:39 AM
 
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How are your flower experiments coming Cambium? We had such a wet Spring we should have planted seaweed
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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How are your flower experiments coming Cambium? We had such a wet Spring we should have planted seaweed
Nothing much happening yet. Still early. Thanks for asking.
I did see this yesterday. I believe it's the 4 o clock flower? I forgot to put labels everywhere. They are all scattered about in pots and ground.




Rhodo's doing great. Lilacs in the back




This should brighten up your day.




Mushroom




How about a rainbow as I was watering the garden? :-)




Picking lettuce everyday but already the Arugula starting to bolt. The weather in this area is so frustrating. Extended winters, then only 1 month of spring, then summer heat hits. No time for cool season crops

Is all this lettuce picking worth 3 weeks of harvesting? I do LOVE and ENJOY the taste and doing it though


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Old 05-31-2020, 06:13 AM
 
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Your rhododendrons are simply awesome! Your baby is a petunia. May I have a big bowl of your greens please?
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Your rhododendrons are simply awesome! Your baby is a petunia. May I have a big bowl of your greens please?
The color of that Rhodie is simply breathe taking.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Sunday May 31, 2020: Stunning day (for me). Temps in the 60s, full sunshine. dewpoints in the 30s! (Bone Dry, no humidity)


Giving my tomatoes a drink.......CLAY!!!!!! If you guys don't know what clay soil is like.. Stare at this. That's pretty much what I was doing for like 5 minutes. LOL


No matter how much you amend with compost, peat moss, and sift rocks out, Clay always will win unless you dig it all out and bring in tons of new soil.

Doesn't drain well and when its dry its like cement. Ugh.





The solution? Stick a fork in it,,,It's 'not' done. Just needs a little lift and till. Which was done just 3 weeks ago too.





Fava Bean flowers.





String beans





Noticed there were some peppers on the plants already. Hasn't been hot so didn't expect to see them,











Working on my Shed Doors today....

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Old 06-05-2020, 05:41 AM
 
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Your rhododendrons are simply awesome! Your baby is a petunia. May I have a big bowl of your greens please?

BTW - Thanks for the Petunia identification. I need help with flower stuff.

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The color of that Rhodie is simply breathe taking.
Thanks. Threw down some extra Holly Tone this spring.

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June 5, 2020


1st time this year soil temp hits 70°+.
70.5° in ground.




71.2° in pot.





0.26" rain overnight. 0.35" rain 2 days ago. Temps of 80s yesterday. Having a Garden Growth Surge now.





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Old 06-05-2020, 05:49 AM
 
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Your babies are coming along nicely Cambium.
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