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Old 06-17-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Animals have found the "salad bar."
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Old 06-19-2011, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Animals have found the "salad bar."
Oh no. That is not good. Do you know what kind?


My garden got battered by wind and hail yesterday It will be OK but I lost a lot of branches off my tomato plants.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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When I planted my garden a month ago, I was only able to mulch about 3/4 of the area. I was finally able to finish mulching last night.

An observation I made was that the non mulched plants are at least 2 weeks behind all of the other plants. The cucumbers showed the most stunted growth. I would guess that is because they need the most water. The hot peppers were the least stunted. I am a 100% supporter of mulching.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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When I planted my garden a month ago, I was only able to mulch about 3/4 of the area. I was finally able to finish mulching last night.

An observation I made was that the non mulched plants are at least 2 weeks behind all of the other plants. The cucumbers showed the most stunted growth. I would guess that is because they need the most water. The hot peppers were the least stunted. I am a 100% supporter of mulching.
We've really found that mulching helps. Here in Tucson, you do anything you can to keep the moisture in the soil.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Oh no. That is not good. Do you know what kind?


My garden got battered by wind and hail yesterday It will be OK but I lost a lot of branches off my tomato plants.
No it isn't. BTW you rock w/ the off-the-gridness! Did you hear one of the Republican candidates is suggesting getting rid of all energy subsidies? I think it's the guy who is the governor of Texas.

I don't have any opinion one way or another, but I'm wondering if I should try to forge ahead with solar before any changes take place... Totally off-topic.

Anyway, I know I have a rabbit and a groundhog. They're both gourmands, so it's a tossup as to which one's eating the stuff. I also saw a deer in the yard.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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i'm a beginning "gardener." i have a little herb garden, some flowers, that sort of thing.

a friend of mine gave me this fertilizer to use called "Eco-min". it is supposedly good for vegetables, fruits, and the like. I'm wondering if anybody here is familiar with it... ?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I am a believer in a fertilizer called Milorganite, it most certainly reeks, but it certainly does work as well, it has taken my veggie garden to a new level.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I am a believer in a fertilizer called Milorganite, it most certainly reeks, but it certainly does work as well, it has taken my veggie garden to a new level.
You're the veggie guru, Dusty! My cukes have yellow leaves LOL and I apparently can't manage my mulch pile. I just ordered a bag on Amazon.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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It has always been my understanding that you shouldn't use Milorganite on vegetable gardens, because it is treated human waste that contains heavy metals from the sewage treatment plant.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Default Okra

to the gardening pros here: I am wondering if and when I can start seeing signs of Okra? Our plants look like bushes almost (well not quite) and have beautiful leaves but I have no idea where the okra is or what I should be looking for? Will it bloom like squash or peppers, will the Okra just start growing, what?

Nita
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