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Cowboyfan89
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
I don't remember if it's organic or not, but I've been using a copper fungicide with good results.


PillageUrVillage
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copper fungicide


Is considered organic and works really well.


Bill Parker?
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Found army worms on my plants the other night. Appears that I killed them all with a round of spinosad. Going too spray with BT just to be safe.

I saw in some earlier posts that some of you have had luck with large barred boar tomato. That tomato came from black and brown boar, and I've had really good luck with it this summer. They've continued to make in the summer heat, and I have plants with over 20 tomatoes on them. I have a couple of other varieties from wild boar farms that have performed well for me in our short growing season.


BMoney
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Went on vacation for a week and was worried that my garden would suffer without any regular watering. Apparently 6” of rain on Thursday did the trick.

Picked all of this when I got home.



The grape tomatoes are going crazy. I’ve had a ton of cucumbers over the past month, and now the tomatoes are finally catching up. Cayennes, bells and banana peppers are coming in nicely.
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lsuson
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
So I did some research and I’m going build a self watering bucket system for my tomatoes and peppers this fall. If done right the plants can’t get too much water or have under watering issues. I’ll post pics once I build them


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BlackCoffeeKid
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Plan on doing a fall garden for the first time (southeastern LA), if you don't mind, can you all make sure i'm on the right track?
(For the record I don't plan on trying to plant all of these)

August:
-Butter Beans via pole.
-Snap Beans (Bush or Pole?)

September:
-Green shallots
-Carrots
-Broccoli (transplanted)
-Cauliflower (transplanted)

October:
-Green Ice Lettuce
-Salad Bowl Lettuce
-Buttercrunch Lettuce


Any comments/tips are welcomed.


lsuson
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Black you are leaving out tomatoes. Mine did awesome last fall. You can also try onions and garlic in september/October. I also grew fall bell peppers that did well


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TigerBait1971
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You need some cabbages


BlackCoffeeKid
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I have a family member that grows a bunch, otherwise I would definitely have some.
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PillageUrVillage
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My Roma’s were done. So, out with them and in with Clemson Spineless okra. Sowed them a few minutes ago.


Also, my cucumbers have exceeds my expectations. They have grown and produced well. And I sowed more cucumbers where my failed bean plants were and they are starting to flower.


I think the cucumbers are doing well because bees have been paying them a visit. I actually caught a few in the garden over the weekend on my cucumber and peppers. Better late than never.


Here’s the other side of the garden.


And all of the picking from over the weekend.


Seems like it’s doing better than I thought.


TheDrunkenTigah
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Looking good, my tomatoes are really starting to stall now, but still picking a few a day. Have about a dozen green still on plants but I haven't seen a fruit set in weeks, so that looks like the last of them.

I'm tired of picking and finding things to do with cucumbers. I only have a couple 1x2 containers running up a fence and it's more than I know what to do with. I've made pickles already and they keep coming.

Peppers are all doing well, but bells aren't setting very well with the heat and after getting clipped by hornworms. Tabasco plant is loaded and turning red so I'll be making hot sauce soon. Okra hasn't produced yet but over the last two weeks it's started growing like crazy and is starting to flower.

Not really sure what to plant after I pull the tomatoes.


PillageUrVillage
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my tomatoes are really starting to stall now

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Peppers are all doing well, but bells aren't setting very well with the heat


Same here on both accounts.

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I'm tired of picking and finding things to do with cucumbers. I only have a couple 1x2 containers running up a fence and it's more than I know what to do with. I've made pickles already and they keep coming.


We eat some fresh occasionally, but I make crap loads of pickles. I have regular customers that buy them from me. I mean, I don’t make a ton of money or anything. But I can maybe buy some fishing tackle with it.

ETA: This is my current stock. Already sold some and I got plenty more to make.
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bluemoons
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I'm tired of picking and finding things to do with cucumbers


Not sure if you're into Thai food, but you can make a really good Thai cucumber salad with rice vinegar. You can google some recipes and modify to your liking, but I combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, and a little bit of sugar to make the dressing. Thin slice some cucumbers, sweet peppers, and hot peppers. It's super good.

Here are some harvest photos over the past couple weeks:













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bluemoons
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Pillage will you post your pickle recipe? I tried to make some refrigerator spears the other day and they came out super bitter. I think I put too much pickle crisp in them. Just dumped them and tried some more tonight. My cucumbers are really killing it so I'm also kinda running out of stuff to do with them. I didn't use any pickle crisp this time because I figured it was probably unnecessary anyway since I didn't can them. Just keeping in fridge. Once I find a recipe I like I'll probably can some.

I thought my tomatoes were done, but with that little bit of cooler weather we had in SELA last week, I fed my tomato plants pretty heavily. They flowered a lot, and with a toothbrush I got several small tomatoes to set. I'm damn near out of stuff to do with tomatoes too, but if I can keep the plants alive, I should have some more ripe tomatoes in a few weeks. The sungold and sweet million plants don't mind the heat at all and they're still loaded. I clipped suckers off of my heirlooms to clone them to grow in the fall. Hope to replant sometime in mid August.

Peppers are also doing really well. I'm picking probably 20 jimmy nardello peppers a week from 3 plants. Still haven't really figured out why my fence box peppers are developing soft spots, but it's just a few of them and I've got plenty so I've just trashed the soft ones. I've learned that poblano plants get huge. It's shading out my bell pepper plant so I cut it back a bit. I also broke one of my zucchini plants the other day trying to pull it further down into the cage. My squash and zucchini have made it this far with no vine borers, but the squash seem to be slowing down a bit.


PillageUrVillage
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Pillage will you post your pickle recipe?






I don’t do anything special. I do modify their recipe just a tad. I use slightly more vinegar and slightly less water than they suggest. A quarter teaspoon of pickle crisp in each jar. And that’s about it.


Cajunate
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re: 2019 Garden Thread


I picked about 60 tomatoes between yesterday and Sunday. 90% of them being San Marzano so I'll be doing a tomato sauce/gravy here as soon as I get a food mill.
Lol.... The wife last week told me to not to fry the green tomatoes(which she also enjoyed)as when ripened they are soooo....... good! I can't argue with her. Last week I probably had a tomato sandwich every day for lunch.


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bluemoons
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
Thanks ha. I may order some because my first shot at homemade pickles wasn’t good for anybody but my garbage disposal.


nismosao
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
I got cucumber vine borers. F my life. I was just starting to get tons of cucumbers and was making a bunch of pickles too. Sprayed it with a shite ton of sevin, so we shall see.


nismosao
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re: 2019 Garden Thread
If anyone likes bread and butter pickles, this recipe is awesome. And no boiling necessary.

Bread and Butter Pickles

Of course they don't last as long, but my family eats them quickly anyways.



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TheDrunkenTigah
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Thanks ha. I may order some because my first shot at homemade pickles wasn’t good for anybody but my garbage disposal.




It's really tricky. My first batch was terrible, way too much salt and garlic and very mushy, and skin was tough. I did use crisper but it didn't seem to help. I think I made two mistakes, processed them too long in the water bath and cukes were old and tough.

My second batch is ok but the skin is still really tough. Thinking I may need to just get them younger and not let them get over ripe. Easier said than done when they seem to pop up overnight.


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