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bluemoons
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
I had a pepper plant randomly wilt today. No sign of disease or anything. All I can think of is the weather and wind over the past few days got to it. The trunk is pretty loose in the soil so I’m thinking it may have gotten some root damage/separation or something. I cut all the peppers off of it to try to save it, but it ain’t looking good. RIP little friend.


jimdog
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
I had blossom end rot in my 12" bush type tomato pots. Now I use 18" pots and 2 times add bone meal and once add super phosphate as well as crushed egg shells. No more rot. The bigger pots hold more water and the bone meal/phosphate/egg shells cure the rest.

I grow slicing tomatoes in my small garden for myself but my wife loves the smaller, less juicy bush types. She eats about 6-7 a day during season. Believe it or not she loves Patio types. So I pot about 20 Patio's and they grow 2 ft or so and produce like mad. 30-50 per plant. But the pots need more maint like water and organic nutrients added. Keeping them watered washes out nutrients so you've gotta hit them with low nitrogen, high Potassium and potash + Cal about 3 times in a modest fashion.


bluemoons
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
I haven’t had a single tomato with blossom end rot so far this season. That may change when it gets hotter and more difficult to keep the container tomatoes watered consistently though. I also added egg shell powder to all of my soil.


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TheDrunkenTigah
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
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I had a pepper plant randomly wilt today. No sign of disease or anything. All I can think of is the weather and wind over the past few days got to it. The trunk is pretty loose in the soil so I’m thinking it may have gotten some root damage/separation or something. I cut all the peppers off of it to try to save it, but it ain’t looking good. RIP little friend.


Had this happen randomly with a pepper plant last year and a single tomato plant this year. Both were in containers with other plants that showed no signs of distress. Just over night wilted, next day after completely dead. I’m writing both off as root rot due to too much rain, no obvious insect damage at the stems and both plants were supported, but died as if they had been cut down. I just chock it up to the game and try to resist the urge to overwater when it’s dry.


CottonWasKing
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
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That’s what I thought at first, but it looked too small.


I’m pretty sure they’re smaller than army worms. They’re tiny


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bluemoons
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
I’m thinking the same. Got 5” of rain at my house in a couple days.


PillageUrVillage
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Got 8” just on Thursday at my place and another 4” Friday!

I had one tomato plant looked a little droopy yesterday, but this morning it had perked back up. I’ll be keeping an eye on it. The weather has been giving me fits this year. My tomato plants look rough.


convertedtiger
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
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My tomato plants look rough.


Most of my cherry tomatoes do as well. This weather has given me fits. All of my squash plants looked like they had drowned yesterday morning but perked up by the evening. I had a pepper plant that looked all wilted as well. It perked up too. I'm guessing just too much rain for an extended period had them on the ropes.


bluemoons
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the marsh
Member since Oct 2012
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Everything I've got looks really good, except for that one pepper plant. I'm gonna give credit to focusing a lot on drainage when I originally made the soil mix I've got I guess. Even with all the rain, my soil has stayed really loose and the plants aren't struggling. I've hardly used any fungicide at all thus far, but I did spray the plants wit ha peroxide mix yesterday after the rain left.


lsuson
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Here you go. Since I added the osmocote and epsom salt I don’t notice any new yellowing.




bluemoons
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Weird. You think it was magnesium? I think the TTF has magnesium in it, but I added epsom salt a couple times to the solution. Also put some in the planting hole.


lsuson
LSU Fan
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Yeah I do. My buckets drain fairly easy and what I think is happening is all the nutrients and draining out the bottom. I’m going to hit them a few more times with epsom salt. Also water less each day so that the nutrients stay in the buckets.


PillageUrVillage
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Luckily it looks like the sun will be out all week. Hopefully that’ll give some of the struggling plants some time to rebound. Even though they look a little rough the tomato plants are still making some fruit. Probably not as much as they should be though. Took these pictures yesterday.

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Centinel
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
I don't know if it's just not warm enough here yet or what, but my peppers aren't doing crap. Not diseased or anything, just not really growing. Tomatoes, tomatillos, and squash are all starting to take off though.

Cucs are lagging too.

My persimmon only had a few blossoms this year, and already dropped them. 2nd year, so still not out of the ordinary. Good growth though. No clue what my schizoid pomegranates are going to do, and finally have some blooms on my pineapple guavas.


ChenierauTigre
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Pillage, could you please post the peroxide spray and bleach spray recipes again? Or tell me where to find them in this thread. I cannot seem to find them. Thank you.


convertedtiger
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
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peroxide spray


From what I have read, it is 1 cup per gallon of water. I mixed 1/4 cup in a 32oz spray bottle yesterday evening and gave it a go. We will see if it helps.


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PillageUrVillage
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Member since Mar 2011
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
bluemoons' post about the bleach spray

Peroxide mixing charts

The peroxide spray has helped me get control of the fungus on my plants, but the earlier you can start spraying the better. Cause some of my more infected plants look kinda rough. Some of my healthier plants that weren’t as infected look great.
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HailToTheChiz
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
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I don't know if it's just not warm enough here yet or what, but my peppers aren't doing crap.


I've given up on my pepper plants.

Tomatoes looking healthy tho


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ChenierauTigre
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Thank you so much! You're the man.


TigerBait1971
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PTC GA
Member since Oct 2014
10643 posts

re: 2019 Garden Thread
fricking squirrels are gnawing on my sweet corn stalks again this year.

5 of my 40 plants are gone.


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