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06-27-2003, 03:29 PM
I ate my first tomato today!! Small and it had a small split, but it was wonderful!!! Sweet and meaty.
We are warming up here finally, now if the others would just follow suit! :D
06-28-2003, 01:14 PM
Things are getting better here too. We've had raspberries and green beans this week. We have baby tomatoes too- I have to go to Cleveland next week, I hope they are ripe when we are home or else the squirrels will get them!
I have had asparagus, used my parsley and oregano, but the rest of the garden is languishing. This is the first week without daily rain and it suddenly went up to the 90s. Spring never was.....reminds me of living in MA.
07-12-2003, 07:09 AM
I have little tiny tomatoes! Yes, they are still green, but still. My cucumbers didn't take off AT ALL, and I ended up buying plants from the local nursery (and did I get a DEAL! 2 4-packs weren't marked for variety, so they were free! 10 cucumber plants for 50 cents!). The radishes have come and gone already. The beets aren't doing well, but that's OK. Beans look great, as do most of my pepper plants (both hot and sweet), and the carrots look wonderful!
07-12-2003, 09:59 AM
I put in a new garden this year -- had to dig up a weedy yard to do it -- and the WEEDS are killing me! :mad: My tomatoes are doing well, tho, and my zucchini is determined to take over the world.
I have lettuce, brocolli, and herbs, too. Speaking of brocolli, does anyone know about when I should expect a harvest (I started the plants indoors in early April, and now they're 2+ feet high and very healthy.) ??
Also, any suggestions for getting rid of earwigs in my lettuce? Regular bug sprays don't seem to work.
07-12-2003, 03:07 PM
Tamawrite - how do you feel about chemicals in your garden? Have you tried Preen for the weeds? Nothing will stop them completely, but it does help. When you pull everything up this year, try sifting your soil. There may be bits of roots from your weeds that are procreating.
07-12-2003, 05:27 PM
Thanks! I will try Preen. I'm renting a duplex right now and expect to buy a house by next summer, so I don't want to kill myself getting this garden plot perfect (I dream of raised beds...) but you're right -- it's procreating crab grass and other roots that are popping up like mad. Preen. Preen preen preen. *concentrates on remembering* :D
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