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Old 07-26-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OMG guys! Squash borers got most of my zukes. I am ok with that since I ate a lot of zucchini but I have three pumpkins, and it looks like the borers have eaten their stems as well! The pumpkins are solid orange, but I'm not sure what to do. It is my first time growing pumpkins. Should I just leave them on the vine until it dies or what?
I am so sorry, it sounds like the squash bugs and borers are really bad this year. Thank God all they have gotten of ours so far is the squash. Our cukes are doing great and it looks like our sweet pots are as well. At least we have a lot of leaves and they are running all over the place. I don't know what to tell you about the pumpkin, I am sure someone else will be able to tell you. As for the zucchini, I know what you mean about having quite a bit. Though we only got a few this year when we lived in NM the squash bugs would enjoy dinner at our expense almost yearly but usually it was in mid to late Augest. By then we were squashed out.

Nita
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I am so sorry, it sounds like the squash bugs and borers are really bad this year. Thank God all they have gotten of ours so far is the squash. Our cukes are doing great and it looks like our sweet pots are as well. At least we have a lot of leaves and they are running all over the place. I don't know what to tell you about the pumpkin, I am sure someone else will be able to tell you. As for the zucchini, I know what you mean about having quite a bit. Though we only got a few this year when we lived in NM the squash bugs would enjoy dinner at our expense almost yearly but usually it was in mid to late Augest. By then we were squashed out.

Nita
I'm thuper thorry. My mom said to press my fingernail in them to see if they're ripe. So far the original stem looks pretty "bored' up. I am not planning to use any insecticide, and I'm not sure how much it would help at this point...

But the plants still have a majority of green leaves...so I can probably just wait until the leaves die and then I'm DEFINITELY cooking and freezing them.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Finally tomatoes are getting ripe in my garden. Planted June 1st.

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Old 08-21-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Mmmmm veggie porn.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Finally tomatoes are getting ripe in my garden. Planted June 1st.
they are gorgeous. I wish mine looked like that this year. I am still getting a few few grape and cherries, but they don't look like yours.

Good job.

Nita
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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They are ripe with beauty. The tomatoes that is.

I'm waiting for things to cool down before I restart my growing ventures since my last group of veggies was lost to disease mold of some sort. I think I've learned some things not to do again. the herbs are still doing well, but tomatoes, peppers, cucs, zuccs and others didn't make it.

Try, try again. I will start planting again next month. Now if only I could find what I did with my camera.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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They are ripe with beauty. The tomatoes that is.

I'm waiting for things to cool down before I restart my growing ventures since my last group of veggies was lost to disease mold of some sort. I think I've learned some things not to do again. the herbs are still doing well, but tomatoes, peppers, cucs, zuccs and others didn't make it.

Try, try again. I will start planting again next month. Now if only I could find what I did with my camera.
I noticed this morning lots of new tomato blossoms, none are big tomatoes, only cherry and grape, but that is fine. With the weather cooling down, hopefully they will set again. I checked to see if our nursery had anymore plants but they didn't. I am not complaining, it means I don't have to start digging up weeds etc. I think we will have a great crop of sweet potatoes and hopefully some decent winter squash.

Nita
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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I ate more cherry tomatoes, but I noticed my couple of remaining unbagged pears are blighted. I was a little grossed out eating the two I picked today. Had to chuck most of em. Oh well, compost.

Apparently bagging the fruit is a little successful. Which reminds me, I need to trot over and see if my ONE apple is ready. Local nursery is having a sale on fruit trees... Tempted to buy a couple more, but I'm sure the ones they have aren't natives... I'm not sure which trees would be good to plant near the apples...
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Old 08-28-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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Apples, pears, peaches get along well.

What Fruit Trees to Plant Next to Each Other | Sophisticated Edge

The nursery will tell you which of their trees are native and will grow well in your area. What zone are you in?

Many varieties of peaches, for example are suited to zones 5-9.

Just click on the tree of your choice in the left hand column:
US Hardiness Zones - for fruit trees
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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I have read starting seedlings in the cardboard egg boxes are a great idea since they deteriorate in the soil.

Anyhow...

I am interested in starting a deck (veggie patch) garden next year (weather is turning)...
since I am in a very shaded area and the deck is about the only sunny spot. My deck has more than enough space even with 2 patio sets and plus it is very accessible to cooking when needed (the grill & the kitchen).

Will post more next year.
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