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Comic_Tiger
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Not for nothing but can I come by and snip those zip ties for you? No real reason, just bugging me. I probably won't be able to sleep tonight after seeing that.


Mitchell613
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Hahahah yeah sure you can, especially if you’ll also prune them for me!


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jyoung1
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Member since May 2010
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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can I come by and snip those zip ties for you?


After about the 20th zip tie I convinced myself that leaving them uncut was just more stuff for the cucumbers to grab onto haha.


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jyoung1
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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Did you buy the Bonnie variety?


I grew from seed, should be all the same variety since it’s a hybrid I think.


LSUTiger23
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Member since Jun 2010
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I plan on building box and planting this weekend. I know I am starting late, but what can I plant and still be successful this late. My main vegetables I wanted were bell peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions.

TIA


TheBoo
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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I know I am starting late, but what can I plant and still be successful this late. My main vegetables I wanted were bell peppers, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions.

We have a long growing season down here. You have plenty of time. How much sun will your plants be getting each day?


BallsEleven
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Peppers and cucumbers should be good. Green beans too.

Okra will thrive.


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LSUTiger23
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
It will be getting sun most of day. Will not get first thing in morning due to be up against fence and late in the afternoon.


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Uncle JackD
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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want to get away from soaker hoses. ...


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agree, soaker hoses suck for raised beds.



Just curious as to why they suck? I bought a timer and soaker hose to use while we’re on vacations this summer. It seemed to work great when I tested it out yesterday.
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jyoung1
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Lafayette
Member since May 2010
1855 posts

re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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soaker hoses.

soaker hoses are great if one hose covers all the area you need, like if you just have one raised bed or maybe multiple but using a short hoses for each one (Do they sell short ones?). Or if you have a few rows on ground in a well draining area.


PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
That and they deteriorate pretty quickly.


Uncle JackD
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Gotcha. I’ll use it for the year and next year upgrade.


LSUlefty
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Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
23333 posts

re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I dug up all of my soaker hoses and bought a cheap irrigation system off of Ebay for $10.

LINK
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PTBob
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Although the eggplants have perked up and are growing i noticed this today. Any ideas?

Also, bell peppers look like this


Also wrong thread but i fertilized my centipede and now my grass is striped?


PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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Although the eggplants have perked up and are growing i noticed this today. Any ideas?


Probably insects or caterpillars chewing on it. It appears to be on an older leaf. As long as the new growth looks good, prune it off and monitor the new growth for issues. If you can see any bugs that’ll help determine how to treat it. Neem oil will help deter pests. If it’s caterpillars, thuricide or spinosad.

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Also, bell peppers look like this


Fungal or bacterial. Treat with peroxide (refer to OP for mixing chart link.)

Also, I would strongly recommend mulching around your plants. It prevents soil from getting on your leaves which could cause disease problems. I used to use wood mulch. Works well, just don’t let it touch the base of the plant. I’ve switched to pine straw and like it better.

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Also wrong thread but i fertilized my centipede and now my grass is striped?


Did you use a broadcast spreader? Odds are it’s due to overlap when you spread.
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PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
With the beautiful weather today, spent the afternoon in the garden checking in on everything. Haven’t done too many thorough inspections lately. It was due.

First thing, after one feeding from that Sea Grow fertilizer over the weekend, my plants look amazing. I mean, the healthiest and most beautiful they’ve looked all spring. All of the plants are loaded with flowers and fruit. If these results continue, I’ll be buying a lot more.

My sunflowers are over 6-7 ft tall.


Picked a few berries today. The Prime Ark Freedom blackberries are delicious. Not many seeds. I’m loving them. I was expecting bigger fruit, but these were on the smaller canes from last fall. The new canes are much bigger and healthier looking. I imagine I’ll get some bigger fruit this fall.


ChenierauTigre, remember when you laughed at my sad beans? Well, they’re doing much better now. And the cucumbers are really getting going. Starting to get a good amount of flowers.



Peppers (in order of appearance): jalapeño, cayenne, marconi, and California wonder.





I have my first eggplant! No black beauties yet. This one is called shooting stars eggplant.


Roma’s are loaded down and I finally have one in the breaker stage.



Beefmasters are starting to get some size to them.



In the bee world, we did our second inspection this past weekend. They are doing great and really filling out the frames.




Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!
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Columbia
Arkansas Fan
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Member since Mar 2016
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Your bees are kicking ass.
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PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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You’re bees are kicking ass.


They really are. I was very surprised when is started pulling frames up. I guess I got lucky and got a really good queen.


TunaTigers
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
5249 posts

re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Looks awesome.

My 2 Japanese cucumbers have been kicking arse lately, harvested two already and have 3 fruiting on the vine.

Jealous of you and bluemoons peppers, mine have been slow to grow, but have their first set of flowers as of last week.

I'll post some pictures of my small plot soon. Also need some advice on my Cherokee Purples but a picture can show it better than I can explain.


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ChenierauTigre
LSU Fan
Dreamland
Member since Dec 2007
33154 posts

re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Wow, Pillage, those beans really made a quick turnaround. Of course, all your other stuff looks fabulous too.

Question: Do you ever have problems with possums digging in your garden when you use the fish fertilizer? They love stinky stuff.
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