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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:14 AM

Garden is really coming along, I had fried squash last night too.

I had a slight spraying accident and killed my tomato's, watermelons, cantaloupe, and one row of corn.:wallbanging::wallbanging::sensored:

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:33 AM

That sucks about the overspray.....I try so hard not to spray anything but had to hit the Eggplants with 7 to kill off the beetles...they'll doing good now, My Zucchini is Doing Great, harvested 18 so far, we got a family pool Going as to how many Zucchini 12 Plants will Produce this season
...My Guess is 80

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:34 AM

Garden is really coming along, I had fried squash last night too.

I had a slight spraying accident and killed my tomato's, watermelons, cantaloupe, and one row of corn.:wallbanging::wallbanging::sensored:


I didn't think you'd fess up to that one Fred! LOL It was a blow, and the plants looked so sad.....well dead! But the cukes recovered! :worshippy1:

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:39 AM

I've done fair to great on most things, but yet to have a first mater Chuck! Had one turning, then it rotted on the vine! Your corn should pull through, but standing them up sometimes does more harm than good.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:54 AM

Your corn should pull through, but standing them up sometimes does more harm than good.


I didn't get around to standing them up.. So we will see how it does.

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 10:11 AM

That sucks about the overspray.....


Well, it wasn't really overspray:rolleyes:
Could not find the sprayer I usually use for bug-spray so I thought one of the other sprayers had about a gallon seven in it, so I added more bug-killer and water. Must have been round-up in there, even diluted, round-up is hard on a garden :(

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Posted July 22, 2011 - 07:44 AM

Garden was looking a little dry last night when I got home last night. I don't know why it was only 99 with a heat index of 117. So I hauled water out to it. I dont have a working sprinkler other than the kids, which was being used while I water the garden. I need to get one of those tall garden sprinklers.

I did get a little help after she had played in the sprinkler for a while.
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After watering everything good it was time to pick.
picked 16 squash, 4 green tomatoes (Daphne is going to take these to grandma this morning, My mom loves fried green tomatoes.), and 16 cucumbers.
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Posted July 22, 2011 - 07:53 AM

Chuck , your garden still looks good even throught the heat wave !! Between the bugs , heat and now no rain , my garden looks pretty grim, Al

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Posted July 26, 2011 - 03:49 PM

I've been picking a lot of squash and cucumber so far. Picked a 5 gal bucket full on Sunday. The sweet corn is pretty much ready. We had corn on the cob with dinner the last 2 nights and boy is it good.

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Posted July 26, 2011 - 04:07 PM

i don't know if this will help you, but it works for me, i use old music CDs on each end of the garden and one in the center, all tied to a pole or stick, the light reflecting off of it scares the birds away,
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 02:15 PM

Daphne's 2 sun flowers are doing good in her section of the garden.
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Posted August 01, 2011 - 03:37 PM

Man is she growing as fast as the sunflowers!

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 03:53 PM

Man is she growing as fast as the sunflowers!

Yeah I think she got into some miracle grow or something.

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Posted August 01, 2011 - 07:23 PM

Yeah I think she got into some miracle grow or something.

Next week, she'll be wanting to borrow the car.:bigrofl:

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 10:34 AM

garden had been done for a long time, but finally got it and the corn patch plowed under over the weekend.
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I doubled the width of the corn patch, it is roughly 50 by 100 now.
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