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Old 05-30-2009, 03:40 PM   #31
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All the jalapeno peppers are doing poorly.I planted them into the pit.But kept them in their original peat pots.Water fertilized.They have not grown any new leaves or grown any taller.I'm suspecting the wind and cold nights have stunted them.I just placed a long clear plastic sheet over the entire row, left enough openings to vent.Hopefully that might do the trick.

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Old 05-30-2009, 03:50 PM   #32
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basil has bolted, i think, lots of flowers. anyone know if eatable. tomatoes coming up as they should. gonna plant a different type soon as seeds arrive. not sure what is going on with eggplant and squash. some of the leaves are yellow. i pinch em off. too much water maybe. spinach is almost out. green onions are taking forever. i am not a patient person so want more results faster. you don't get that from veggies.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:42 PM   #33
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babe, I take a pair of scissors to the garden and cut off those basil flower spikes, wait a week and then harvest the regrowth, mine always go to flower, I can't keep up with my basil..

here are two pics I took today, the poor garlic at the bottom of the garden is drowning, way too much rain here..
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:51 PM   #34
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Wow Beth!
I envy your garden space!! Only herbs are ready to harvest here, small green tomatoes are on my early plants, just finished planting my late tomatoes. Have blossoms on my squash, cucumbers and egg plant. My bush beans are looking good, but are not producing yet.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:17 PM   #35
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Nice garden Beth..It's so neat and tidy.
Casper could use that fence :)
I'm just sayin'.Don't taze me bro! LOL!!!

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Old 06-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #36
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Wow Beth!
I envy your garden space!! Only herbs are ready to harvest here, small green tomatoes are on my early plants, just finished planting my late tomatoes. Have blossoms on my squash, cucumbers and egg plant. My bush beans are looking good, but are not producing yet.
pretty much what mine are doing. just had a serving of carrots from container garden last night. have gotta some tomatoes that were ripe and tons more of several kinds that are green
no beans though.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:01 PM   #37
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babe, I take a pair of scissors to the garden and cut off those basil flower spikes, wait a week and then harvest the regrowth, mine always go to flower, I can't keep up with my basil..

here are two pics I took today, the poor garlic at the bottom of the garden is drowning, way too much rain here..

will do, what u suggest. my garlic not doing well, don't know why.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:07 AM   #38
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Nice garden Beth..It's so neat and tidy.
Casper could use that fence :)
I'm just sayin'.Don't taze me bro! LOL!!!

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That's okay, I'm jealous looking at Beth's garden also. And the fence wouldn't help, the monkey like creatures I have around here would either climb it, or dig under it.

I did put 6 tomato plants in pots, and put them on top of a cord of wood the gets sun all day long. We'll see how they do this year. So far, just flowers on the "early girls", the Beef steaks are just relaxing :-)

When they get going though, I should have matter's coming out of my ears since I'll be the only consumer except for the ones I pawn off on others.

My current issue is the three each of squirrels, and raccoons that won't stay off my bird feeder. Those and the deer feel my bird feeder is their personal feeding troff. They've broken the squirrel guard three times so far. Next steep is to get some sheet metal and she how easy it is for them to tear that up. The squirrels are shy, so a noise or two and they're gone. As for the raccoon and deer, I have a pump up BB gun. I haven't pumped it up too much yet so it only hurts a little, but their not yet getting the message.

Big Sigh... I'm limited to putting only a couple of cups a food in the feeder during the day in hopes the birds eat it before the other critters do. The birds do appreciate it though. I have up to 10 ~ 12 birds at a time at the feeder, or on the ground underneath.

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Old 06-14-2009, 11:34 AM   #39
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"Monkey like creatures" HAHAAA! :)
I did some checking, Googled "Things squirrels don't like" The one thing I keep reading is how much they don't like Cayenne Pepper/Capsaicin.You would have to be diligent and spray often.
I read vaseline on the pole might work.I think that idea was meant as a joke.Can you picture a Squirrel trying to get up a pole over and over,sliding down.Weird but I can picture that.
But anyways,what the squirrels want from that feeder is the millet.It's loaded with a lot of vitamins,and proteins.What you could also do is measure out how much food is going into each feeder.Mix in a liberal amount of Cayenne Pepper.Refill them.You won't hurt the birds at all.

Here's a few links that have more info
Those squirrels! - Keeping squirrels out of your birdfeeders
Homemade Squirrel Repellent Spray Recipes For Your Garden | ALL THINGS SQUIRREL REPELLENT
Squirrel Repellent

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Old 06-14-2009, 03:38 PM   #40
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Thanks Munky - I might try a couple of the mentioned actions (especially like the Vaseline one as they make me feel like this) . It would be funny to watch both the squirrels and the raccoons slowly sliding back down to the ground

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