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Old 04-08-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I never had much luck with squash. The bugs took over until I learned how to look for the eggs early on. That's way too much trouble because you have to take each leaf and spray the eggs on the underside of the leaf. No thanks. I'll get my squash at the farmers market.
I did buy some seeds this year, will give them one more try but like you, I am not sure it is worth the effort. In NM I usually had wonderful results with no bugs until I reached the part of the summer when we were so tired of squash we were glad to see the bugs. The same in VA. but here they hit before we get more than a few. If I can't control them this summer I will be glad to pay the nice venders at our farmers markets.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:01 AM
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Location: Surrey/London
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Just planted caldo verde and broccoli seeds. Probably a couple of weeks late though? When would everyone else sow these?
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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have some of my containers ready and am about to plant some tomatoes. The problem; my granddaughter did great job growing the seeds but either didn't thin them or not enough. She gave us about a dozen pota with tomato plants in each, but instead of one plant there are about 6 or so. I tried to separate them but the roots have grown together. I have no idea what I should do. I think I am just going to separate each into maybe 3 sections and hope like hell they grow. They are so tall, I am shocked they have not died. Each container or plant is starting to droop cause they are just too heavy.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:21 PM
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Location: Surrey/London
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A few pics from the allotment today, any idea what the last picture is (from a garden near the allotment)?
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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have some of my containers ready and am about to plant some tomatoes. The problem; my granddaughter did great job growing the seeds but either didn't thin them or not enough. She gave us about a dozen pota with tomato plants in each, but instead of one plant there are about 6 or so. I tried to separate them but the roots have grown together. I have no idea what I should do. I think I am just going to separate each into maybe 3 sections and hope like hell they grow. They are so tall, I am shocked they have not died. Each container or plant is starting to droop cause they are just too heavy.
It might be too late but thinning plants can be much easier if you just take little scissors and snip off the extras.....if you leave the strongest plant in each of the 6 pots....thats still a lot of tomato plants if you're not growing them commercially.
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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A few pics from the allotment today, any idea what the last picture is (from a garden near the allotment)?
I cant identify the last picture.....I am assuming you are wondering about the spikey leaves. There are several plants I cant id in that garden....it looks like an herb garden.
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:48 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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A few pics from the allotment today, any idea what the last picture is (from a garden near the allotment)?

The spikey one looks like a succulent. I have one in a pot that looks very much like one of those clusters. It sends out streamers for new growth nearby so I would think eventually mine will look more like yours. Right now mine is potted and small, since my neighbor gave me a 'baby' from hers. Her plant is outside in the ground and quite large - probably a good 2'-3' tall and as wide.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It might be too late but thinning plants can be much easier if you just take little scissors and snip off the extras.....if you leave the strongest plant in each of the 6 pots....thats still a lot of tomato plants if you're not growing them commercially.
It is too late for some of them. I did separate some, in 4 of the pots. I simply broke them off and in the containers they went. I ended up with 9 plants. The others, I think I have about 4 pots left I will try just snipping them. We will see what happens. Now today I have to get the cages out so the guys will have something to keep them straight. I will keep everyone posted. If all goes well I might just have to make enough tomato sauce and canned tomatoes for our town of 26,000 people.
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Old 04-10-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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It is too late for some of them. I did separate some, in 4 of the pots. I simply broke them off and in the containers they went. I ended up with 9 plants. The others, I think I have about 4 pots left I will try just snipping them. We will see what happens. Now today I have to get the cages out so the guys will have something to keep them straight. I will keep everyone posted. If all goes well I might just have to make enough tomato sauce and canned tomatoes for our town of 26,000 people.
Save a can or two for me! I'll come down for it.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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A few pics from the allotment today, any idea what the last picture is (from a garden near the allotment)?
Altho I thnk I see a pot with parsley.....I dont think most of these are edible plants....the low woody one, on the Right, looks like a cotoneaster shrub.
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