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Old 09-27-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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I grew them this year and you are correct. It has been my biggest harvest and i planted ma maybe 12 of them.

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Can anyone identify this bug on my squash plant? This is from my second garden planted the first week of August and I'm trying so hard to save what was a mediocre season with this last ditch effort. I want to make sure this bug isn't going to harm my plants. I'm already dealing with powdery mildew.

What can you do about powdery mildew on squash plants? Other than trying to find the varieties that are resistant to it? I received the seeds catalog and plan to order the resistant varieties next year.

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:40 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Potato digging time. I harvested roughly 8 bushel from 50 lbs of seed I planted.



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Old 09-28-2016, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Potato digging time. I harvested roughly 8 bushel from 50 lbs of seed I planted.


How/ where do you keep them through the winter? Looks great, by the way.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Potato digging time. I harvested roughly 8 bushel from 50 lbs of seed I planted.


wow, unbelievable but you have to have a lot more room than most of us have to grow potatoes like that? Just looking at the picture makes my old back hurt.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:15 AM
 
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We had been growing potatoes in a bag or pot with poor harvests. Now I haz a jealous.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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I grew them this year and you are correct. It has been my biggest harvest and i planted ma maybe 12 of them.

Anyway,

Can anyone identify this bug on my squash plant? This is from my second garden planted the first week of August and I'm trying so hard to save what was a mediocre season with this last ditch effort. I want to make sure this bug isn't going to harm my plants. I'm already dealing with powdery mildew.
Loo
Looks like a stink bug to me.
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Old 09-28-2016, 04:58 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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How/ where do you keep them through the winter? Looks great, by the way.
I keep them in a potato bin in my garage. During the fall and winter months, weather permitting, I try to maintain a temperature around 35 to 40 degrees and I usually have potatoes up until mid May. I also have to go through them at least once or twice and remove any bad ones and also any sprouts on them.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:09 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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wow, unbelievable but you have to have a lot more room than most of us have to grow potatoes like that? Just looking at the picture makes my old back hurt.
Yeah, I used to dig them with a hoe, by hand. I made a gooseneck plow for my gravely and it takes a lot of the backache out of it. I've also learned to bend my knees and keep my back straight when picking them up. Having 4 grandkids, ages 3,6,6,and 7, who love to help me at potato diggin' time, also helps.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Looks like a stink bug to me.
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I'll second that. Brown marmorated stink bug. The vampire of fruits and vegetables.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well it looks like fall has hit NWA and it is time to put the garden to rest for the season. We have a lot of tomatoes, grape and AR Travelers but they are not ripening at all. I think I will wait til maybe next week or the following before I pick them and wrap them in newspaper to finish ripening. It hasn't been a great season, but each year I seem to learn more about container gardening. I think by the time I am forces to move and go into some other type of living, we will have it down pat.
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