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Old 06-04-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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And this weekend an INCH of rain forecast. An inch of rain here is what we typically get all summer. As long as there's no hail ok.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Wow, 3 days of upper 80's! It was 93 yesterday bright sunshine. Garden - BOOM! Looks like it tripled in size overnight. YAY!
Excellent news, Jim! I assume your garden fared the hail well then? I covered my entire garden with 3 layers of bird netting on Tuesday night because of the threat for severe storms here on the Front Range through the weekend. If hail does hit, the netting should at least slow down whatever makes it through - enough so that it won't annihilate my plants. Yesterday was looking really gnarly around 7:00pm, but we only got a bit of wind and a sprinkle. Not taking any chances with the young plants.

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Old 06-04-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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all I can do right now is rant, rant, rant and even that will not be enough to calm me down. OK, some of you know how hard I have worked on my container garden and for the most part I am delighted. Well I was until this morning when I took a good look at the pepper plants!!! DAMN, those cute little guy with the cute white tails, the one we have named Jack and Jackie plus their kids are eating very well. They have totally eaten 90% of the leaves off all the pepper plants. I just hope the pepper can survive without the leaves. I am sure those cute, jerks, will not actually eat the peppers. At least it is the only part of our garden that is not enclosed. We have a few herbs that are in the front but so far, they seem to be ok.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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I now have THREE pea pods on my 'accidental' pea plant. I counted, lol.

Looks like the yellow wax beans might be about to bloom, too. And there's what appears to be maybe five potential blossoms on my one pepper plant.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Excellent news, Jim! I assume your garden fared the hail well then? I covered my entire garden with 3 layers of bird netting on Tuesday night because of the threat for severe storms here on the Front Range through the weekend. If hail does hit, the netting should at least slow down whatever makes it through - enough so that it won't annihilate my plants. Yesterday was looking really gnarly around 7:00pm, but we only got a bit of wind a sprinkle. Not taking any chances with the young plants.

Hail storm really did a number on it, but most of the plants recovered with this heat and my local nursery replaced the rest I lost at no charge. Getting another 40 Roma tomatoes, 20 squash, and 40 peppers today.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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all I can do right now is rant, rant, rant and even that will not be enough to calm me down. OK, some of you know how hard I have worked on my container garden and for the most part I am delighted. Well I was until this morning when I took a good look at the pepper plants!!! DAMN, those cute little guy with the cute white tails, the one we have named Jack and Jackie plus their kids are eating very well. They have totally eaten 90% of the leaves off all the pepper plants. I just hope the pepper can survive without the leaves. I am sure those cute, jerks, will not actually eat the peppers. At least it is the only part of our garden that is not enclosed. We have a few herbs that are in the front but so far, they seem to be ok.
nmnita, throw a layer or two of bird netting across your containers. I had issues with bunnies last year and the netting stopped them in their tracks. I don't really like to mix up a bunch of kitchen concoctions to keep animals out of my stuff; I prefer physical barriers if at all possible. Established pepper plants are extremely resilient and should bounce back (probably better than before)!
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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I now have THREE pea pods on my 'accidental' pea plant. I counted, lol.

Looks like the yellow wax beans might be about to bloom, too. And there's what appears to be maybe five potential blossoms on my one pepper plant.
Yay! I finally have flowers budding on my sugar snaps planted in mid-April (of course they didn't germinate for a couple weeks)! My dog can't seem to stop eating the actual plants, though, so I won't have a great harvest. I will try again in the fall.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Hail storm really did a number on it, but most of the plants recovered with this heat and my local nursery replaced the rest I lost at no charge. Getting another 40 Roma tomatoes, 20 squash, and 40 peppers today.
It's incredible what a few days in the 80s will do for a garden that's been stuck in a cycle of cooler weather. Good to hear most of the plants survived and that was very generous of the nursery to replace what you lost! Hope all goes well the rest of the season!
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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nmnita, throw a layer or two of bird netting across your containers. I had issues with bunnies last year and the netting stopped them in their tracks. I don't really like to mix up a bunch of kitchen concoctions to keep animals out of my stuff; I prefer physical barriers if at all possible. Established pepper plants are extremely resilient and should bounce back (probably better than before)!
thanks, will give this a try; we apparently also have some root damage from all the rain. We had some rain all but 6 days last month. I don't think it is enough to kill the plants. Yes, some are turning yellow at the dirt level or just above, but we are still getting tomatoes like crazy. The only thing that still is a question mark, might be the cukes. Everything else seems to have survived. Oh, my squash seeds from last year did not germinate, but no big deal. The seeds are cheap and God knows we always have plenty of squash if we can control the damn squash bugs.I am hoping caontainer planters will do a better job than planting directly into the ground.
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:02 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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My peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and beans got a much needed rain today.

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