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jose
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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If you live anywhere in the Deep South, you’re 3 months too late, and your plant will likely never make fruit. You could possibly nurse it through the summer and make a fall crop.



shite I'm okay with that. I just don't want to see it die


convertedtiger
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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I just don't want to see it die


You will have to watch it like a hawk. The heat and humidity are murder for tomatoes. Pests and diseases will be another hurdle. Now, I have seen some put sail cloth type canopies over their tomatoes during the heat of summer to help them out with some success. Something that lets most of the light in but gives some shade and relief from living near the Devil's butthole in our South Louisiana summers. I have always just whacked all mine down and replanted for fall but it may be an interesting experiment.


HailToTheChiz
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
Couple pepper plants have been droopy despite plenty of water. The plants actually have peppers growing but all leaves drooping.

Is my pot too small? Just getting smoked by the summer sun? Not enough water?

I water very good once a day. Thinking about moving to 2 lesser waters a day.


convertedtiger
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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ouple pepper plants have been droopy despite plenty of water. The plants actually have peppers growing but all leaves drooping.

Is my pot too small? Just getting smoked by the summer sun? Not enough water?

I water very good once a day. Thinking about moving to 2 lesser waters a day.


How big are your pots? Are they drooping later in the day? My really big pepper plants are drooping a bit by then end of the day and they have a constant water supply in 17 gallon wicking pots. Before I switched to wicking pots, I did have to water twice a day once the weather got into the 90's. This was in 5 gallon buckets.


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Howyouluhdat
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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Is my pot too small? Just getting smoked by the summer sun? Not enough water?



Most likely just getting too much direct sunlight. The heat in LA is fricking brutal to just about everything. Move them a into a partial shade area


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tigerfoot
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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Couple pepper plants have been droopy despite plenty of water. The plants actually have peppers growing but all leaves drooping.

My peppers look like hell historically, but start putting on like crazy when it gets hot. But this year is different, they look like hell and just aren't putting on very well. My cucumbers are going to shite and the leaf footed bugs have destroyed the newest blooms on my tomatoes. It has just been a bad year for my little patch.


LSUlefty
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
I'm still getting a few tomatoes. I already pulled my cucumbers. I plan on doing my first ever fall garden this year.


Tbone2
Member since Jun 2015
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
Fall garden is so much easier in S, Louisiana. Onions. broccoli and cauliflower will thrive, No weeds and hardly ever have to water.


ClampClampington
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
I am a novice at gardening, but a few observations from the past few years (I mainly grow jalapenos and hotter, so I don't have big bell peppers). Not saying its right by any means either, so anyone can correct me

Be careful on the watering. Too much and if the plant is laying fruits it will store excess water in the fruit and potentially rot. My jalapenos all looked blistered and rotted by the time they matures last year and I think I was overwatering thinking it was sun damage.

I think peppers are supposed to be a little water stressed once they start fruiting, it puts more energy into the actual peppers. I've been watering mine about every other day, once the internal soil goes from damp to moist.

I side dress the plants with blood meal about once a month, use fertilizer as directed about every other week.

I collect rainwater in a few buckets for my plants that aren't in direct sun. Rainwater really makes plants perk up compared to tapwater.

But I think it's probably temp. My plants were getting droopy after a week of 95+ degrees and then we got a rain and 75 the past few days and they look healthy as ever
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ABucks11
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Member since Jan 2012
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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Fall garden is so much easier in S, Louisiana.

100% this. Less pests, less watering, less disease. I grew broccoli and brussel sprouts last year and was amazed at how easy it was.


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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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Fall garden is so much easier in S, Louisiana.


Totally agree, and it is my favorite time of the year to garden. With our mild winters, many things you can grow in the fall and into early summer survive just fine.

Leaf lettuces, Swiss Chard, Kale, Spinach, onions, beets, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, garlic, collard and other greens all do very well in our climate.

Cucumbers, pole beans, tomatoes can all do well until the first frost, then it's done-----that is, if we even get a frost.


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Howyouluhdat
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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My jalapenos all looked blistered and rotted by the time they matures last year and I think I was overwatering thinking it was sun damage.


Most likely blossom end rot. Add some calcium(tums) into a watering can and water thoroughly. If it’s 95 plus degrees you have to water everyday if in containers. They will dry out quick especially if left in full sun all day

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I collect rainwater in a few buckets for my plants that are in direct sun. Rainwater really makes plants perk up compared to tapwater.


You can also just leave your tap water in a bucket in the sun for a day or two and it will evaporate any chemicals in it thus creating rain water
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BallsEleven
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
So I learned that Tabasco peppers are hot as frick today

I had my first little red one today so I thought I’d take a nibble thinking it wouldn’t be too much hotter than a jalapeño. Ate half and about 10-15 seconds later holt shite. I can handle my spice but frick me that was hot.

Can’t wait to make some hot sauce...as long as I can keep the ducks away from the plants. They love pepper leaves.


PillageUrVillage
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
Pulled my cucumber plants today. I’m done. I have 50 quarts of pickles. We’ve been eating tomato and cucumber salads like crazy. I’ve given a bunch away. And there was still a ton of small ones left on the plants. I just can’t take any more.

Same with the tomatoes. Luckily, the plants are all just about done.



bluemoons
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
I pulled half my tomato plants today. Some spot disease got them pretty bad but I was over it anyway. Problem is that spot seems to have jumped to a couple of my peppers. Trying to control that now.


PillageUrVillage
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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I pulled half my tomato plants today. Some spot disease got them pretty bad but I was over it anyway. Problem is that spot seems to have jumped to a couple of my peppers. Trying to control that now


Yeah same on my tomatoes. I stopped caring. Not treating them. There’s still some fruit on the plants, but they’re not setting anymore. Luckily my peppers aren’t being affected. They’re doing great.

I’m gonna let my beans roll. I did a staggered planting, so I have some new vines going up and I should be able to get some consistent bean production through fall.

I’m gonna start some fall tomato seeds in July. Doing Bush Champion II and Beefmaster. Big slicing varieties. I think I have enough salsa.

When should I start cabbage? August? I looked at the LSU ag planting guide and it says August, but I’m not sure if they means seeds or transplants.


FowlGuy
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
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Type in your zip and it tells you when to direct sow or transplant, love that source. I feel your pain, just canned my 50th quart of pickles today still have half a 100qt ice chest of cukes to can and my plants don’t look like they’re slowing down soon.


Howyouluhdat
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
290 day growing season down here, crazy
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DarthTiger
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
We had a t-storm earlier this afternoon with about 3-5 minutes of continuous pea & dime sized hail. Completely destroyed all of our young squash & cantaloupe plants & also toppled & battered several tomato plants. Pretty crazy how 1/4 of your garden can be destroyed in less than 5 minutes.


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HailToTheChiz
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re: 2020 Garden Thread
I moved my peppers under some shade. I think they were getting roasted by the sun


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