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LSUlefty
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Where are you buying your soil in bulk like that?


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my plants were looking peckish (lack of N) so I went and got some fish fertilizer and they greened right up. Unfortunately the ants really like it and I can’t keep my dogs from digging everything up...


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Where are you buying your soil in bulk like that?


Lastrape’s in Opelousas


LSUlefty
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Good to know for next year


JakeMik
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Caught one in action this morning.



Centinel
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No cucumbers yet, but I do have some cucamelons (mexican sour gherkins) growing.


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BallsEleven
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I haven’t seen any, but something must be pollinating my cucumbers because I have been slacking on the hand pollinating and still getting cucumbers.

I tried my first attempt at pickling Friday night. They turned out pretty good. It was a different recipe in that I didn’t have to do any heating up.


jyoung1
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Can someone post a good recipe for simple dill pickles?

I have dill plant that isn’t flowering yet, so idk if i can use that, but i do have a bunch of dried dill from store.

I tried making pickles but they came out tasting like bread and butter pickles.


jyoung1
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I just picked a bunch that I think are good pickling size so im just going to try a simple recipe with vinegar, salt, sugar, and dill.



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BallsEleven
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This is the one I did. My peasant tongue doesn’t know the difference between simple and bread & butter though.



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2 Jugs
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What kind of pole beans did you plant?


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I’ve grown the yard long beans years ago, and Kentucky wonder.


I just happened to go to Lowes today and saw a pack of Kentucky Wonders. Put them in the ground when I got home.

We will see how they do. Hope it is not to late.


Howyouluhdat
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To all of my fellow pepper growers. What’s the best way to keep seedling sprouts from drying out and dying. I germinated them in plastic bags in paper towels which worked great. The ones that sprouted I put in small cell trays but they seem to dry out pretty quick in the sun all day when I’m at work. I try to keep them in full sun all day since they just sprouted. I got home from work today and about 8 of them were dead. I watered them this morning before I went to work. Suggestions?
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BayouBengal51
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Suggestions?


Do you have a dome of any kind over them? If not plastic bottles make great small "greenhouses". It will keep them from drying out.

Another trick is to get one of those clear plastic storage totes and turn it upside down covering a rack of seedlings. Same concept as the bottle just on a slightly larger scale.
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jyoung1
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What kind of soil are they in?

Bigger containers?


Howyouluhdat
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Do you have a dome of any kind over them?


I do not

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Another trick is to get one of those clear plastic storage totes and turn it upside down covering a rack of seedlings. Same concept as the bottle just on a slightly larger scale.


Sounds like a good idea. I’ll try that. You think seran wrap over them will work?


Howyouluhdat
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What kind of soil are they in?


Mixture of potting soil, compost & manure & a lighter seedling mix


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BayouBengal51
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You think seran wrap over them will work?


As long as it doesn't push down on them. Really you are just looking for something to keep the soil moist and from drying out but at the same time it allows sunlight and warmth through.


Howyouluhdat
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I gotcha. Question though, it seems like it would be a pain in the arse to use bottles with the top on it still right? Or cut it off when the plant gets bigger?
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BallsEleven
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I just go with miracle gro seed mixture. Try going with morning sun and evening shade for now. Or stick them in peat pots. They have done pretty good for me so far.


Howyouluhdat
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just go with miracle gro seed mixture. Try going with morning sun and evening shade for now. Or stick them in peat pots. They have done pretty good for me so far.



Awesome. Thanks guys for the info. I will implement a little bit of everything


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