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post #346 of 360 Old 08-16-2019, 08:47 AM
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My garden bed is about played out for this year. Kind of bummed about that. My Hugelkultar mound is still popping out zucchini but not for long.

I never watered one time this year though I probably should have watered about a month ago.

Didn't manage my tomatoes at all this year. As you can see I just let them spill.

To much crazy in my kids personal life.
Our tomatoes have gone rogue, as well as the gourds! I have vines everywhere growing through the eggplants and peppers, but so far all have been healthy (except the cukes, as I've complained about before). The pumpkins are escaping as well and I have set tomato cages outside the fence for them to attach their tendrils to to keep them off the electric wires.

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Oregon Sugar Pod ll Peas coming up and will make another planting or two. The sweet corn planted on July 3, 79 day Augusta white corn from Harris Seeds, is doing very well. It should be ready in about 2 weeks. The Silver King planted on July 13 is doing well too. Not tasseling yet but you can feel it near the top. To early to determine if the Silver King planted on July 27 is going to make it but it is knee high. We are having cool temps at night which is slowing things a little.
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When the corn shoots tassle, and showing ears/silk, you should have corn in approx. 20 days. With temps down out of the 90's, and back down to 70's & 80's, mine seems to be taking off well again not having to deal with the heat stress. If you have had any problems with ear worms, I highly recommend Spinosad, or BT, to take care of them. Both OK'd for organic use, although Spinosad is not bee friendly. I usually try to spray beans, etc. before the bloom, since bee's go for the bloom for nectar. BT is specifically for worms & caterpillars. It is not direct kill, but rather has to be ingested. So they have to eat part of the plant for it to work. Most definitely hit the silk end with the BT, as that is where they enter.

My pole green beans are making a late comeback, from the Deer eating on them. I put a tall electric fence around the entire garden a couple of weeks ago, and seems to be keeping her out. Here is a picture of a few of the Super Marconi Roma type beans I picked yesterday. It was too late last night to fix them, so hopefully I'll get a taste test this evening. They aren't overly mature, that's just how big they get. There're a lot more close to picking size, hope they don't get too big, with the rain coming in, in the next couple of days. If they get too big, I'll just save those for seed for next year. They are loaded with bloom, so should get plenty more..!!
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When the corn shoots tassle, and showing ears/silk, you should have corn in approx. 20 days. With temps down out of the 90's, and back down to 70's & 80's, mine seems to be taking off well again not having to deal with the heat stress. If you have had any problems with ear worms, I highly recommend Spinosad, or BT, to take care of them. Both OK'd for organic use, although Spinosad is not bee friendly. I usually try to spray beans, etc. before the bloom, since bee's go for the bloom for nectar. BT is specifically for worms & caterpillars. It is not direct kill, but rather has to be ingested. So they have to eat part of the plant for it to work. Most definitely hit the silk end with the BT, as that is where they enter.

My pole green beans are making a late comeback, from the Deer eating on them. I put a tall electric fence around the entire garden a couple of weeks ago, and seems to be keeping her out. Here is a picture of a few of the Super Marconi Roma type beans I picked yesterday. It was too late last night to fix them, so hopefully I'll get a taste test this evening. They aren't overly mature, that's just how big they get. There're a lot more close to picking size, hope they don't get too big, with the rain coming in, in the next couple of days. If they get too big, I'll just save those for seed for next year. They are loaded with bloom, so should get plenty more..!!
Thanks for the info. Beans look great. You have some late corn now? If so what variety did you plant and when?
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I didn't plant any sweet corn this year. Between the Deer & 'Coon, probably a good thing. Used that space to plant shell beans, which the Deer ate. I mowed that off this week,and sowed mustard on that section last night. When it blooms, I'll mow it off, and til it in, then roll to seal the gas in, when the mustard decomposes. Gas is "supposed" to kill weed seed. Guess we'll see. I tried it this Spring, but with the crazy weather, it bloomed when it was 4" tall, not 14" - 18" tall like it was supposed to be.

I was going to try it this Fall anyway, that way it will have all winter to work on the weed seed. Got a real nice light shower most of the day here, so it shouldn't be too long, before it's sprouting.

I did plant some popcorn, right out of the jar of a well known brand. Just tried a little patch for kicks. Grew great, but again Deer worked on half the stalks & ears, Crow's pulled up all but 2 stalks of what I direct seeded. Each stalk has 3-4 ears. Just wanted to see if it would make anything. A buddy of mine planted regular popcorn seed. Paid nearly $7, for packets containing 20-25 seeds. He's guestimating he'll end up with a couple bushel of shelled popcorn. His SO loves popcorn, so she ought to be in hog heaven..!!
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I didn't plant any sweet corn this year. Between the Deer & 'Coon, probably a good thing. Used that space to plant shell beans, which the Deer ate. I mowed that off this week,and sowed mustard on that section last night. When it blooms, I'll mow it off, and til it in, then roll to seal the gas in, when the mustard decomposes. Gas is "supposed" to kill weed seed. Guess we'll see. I tried it this Spring, but with the crazy weather, it bloomed when it was 4" tall, not 14" - 18" tall like it was supposed to be.

I was going to try it this Fall anyway, that way it will have all winter to work on the weed seed. Got a real nice light shower most of the day here, so it shouldn't be too long, before it's sprouting.

I did plant some popcorn, right out of the jar of a well known brand. Just tried a little patch for kicks. Grew great, but again Deer worked on half the stalks & ears, Crow's pulled up all but 2 stalks of what I direct seeded. Each stalk has 3-4 ears. Just wanted to see if it would make anything. A buddy of mine planted regular popcorn seed. Paid nearly $7, for packets containing 20-25 seeds. He's guestimating he'll end up with a couple bushel of shelled popcorn. His SO loves popcorn, so she ought to be in hog heaven..!!
Sorry to hear you have so many problems with the garden. You have a lot of determination. Maybe you will get it all figured out. There is popcorn seed out there a lot cheaper. 2 bu. of shelled popcorn should last a long time. There are 65 lbs in a bushel of shelled popcorn.

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As long as I get enough to preserve/can up for what I need, I'll be good. And, unless something drastic happens, there should be plenty for that. The plan is already in place for next year, since I have enough wire, and T-posts to fence the entire garden off.

The tomatoes are loaded, and starting to ripen. The beans are also hanging full, and lots of blooms showing. So now to get the timing down to pick, then preserve what I need on those rainy days, when I can't do outside work. Lots of that to do around here.

Next year I'll try my luck with growing potatoes. Seems Deer will not eat those vines, LOL... And, it will be a one time deal to harvest. About a month ago, I bought an old potato planter, and digger in pretty decent shape. The guy also threw in a 3 pt. disc hiller, to sweeten the package. So overall, it will be a lot less time consuming. Most will be donated to food banks, and I'm in contact with a lady that sets up a couple free produce stands, for those in lower income brackets. I get a $2 per lb. voucher for donating any produce. Other than the warm fuzzy feeling of providing food for folks, that may not be able to afford things like this, I get a bit of reduction in income taxes. Being single, and no dependents, they really rack me on those. Let alone, the last school bond issue passed here last Fall, made an increase of $600 per year on property taxes. So this in my way of leveling the playing field, trading tit for tat, doing what I love to do anyway.
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I'm making another attempt at the biofumagation experiment, since it didn't work do well in the Spring, due to the extreme wet weather. Sowed the Mustard seed last Sunday evening, just before a nice 1/2" rain. Seed was sprouting within 2 days. This is a weeks worth of growth. The next few days of sunshine should really help.
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Well first garden at the new house is in the books. It wasn't perfect but while tilling it under this weekend I did notice that the soil looked much better. Now the issue will become fighting the pigweed that the manure brought in.

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The Super Marconi's are coming on strong. Hard to believe they get this big, and are still tender. Got 6 qts, and 19 pt. jars canned today, ought to get me through the winter. Hopefully, I'll be doing pizza, and pasta sauce tomorrow.
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Looking good, thanks for the updates, TJ!

I've had a roller coaster month, and now we have a EEE crisis in the area, so no fall garden in the works here.

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Garden here is on the wane. Still plenty of tomatoes, green beans, a few peppers, and one eggplant coming along, but the squash are played out and weeds are everywhere in ‘the jungle.’ Pumpkins and gourds are ripening while their vines are withering from mildew and such.

I’ve run the tiller engine a couple of weekends just to make sure all is well. Had to disassemble the recoil and clutch, as I expected, during the first run due to the squeal. This time I lubed it lightly with some 30W and MMO. Here’s hoping!

EEE claimed a man in the town next to us, Mike, and they’ve been spraying for mosquitoes at night hereabouts.

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The Super Marconi's are coming on strong. Hard to believe they get this big, and are still tender. Got 6 qts, and 19 pt. jars canned today, ought to get me through the winter. Hopefully, I'll be doing pizza, and pasta sauce tomorrow.
Nice beans. I'm planting some next year.
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Just had some of that July 3 planted corn this evening. That 79 day corn was ready around 65 days after it came up.
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The Super Marconi's are coming on strong. Hard to believe they get this big, and are still tender. Got 6 qts, and 19 pt. jars canned today, ought to get me through the winter. Hopefully, I'll be doing pizza, and pasta sauce tomorrow.
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