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bluemoons
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I have so many tomatoes at the moment. I need to make some salsa this weekend. My peppers are starting to ripen in droves too. Lots of bells and my jimmy nardellos are finally starting to ripen.


Mr Sausage
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Rained another 3-4 inches today. Sweet potatoe slips are on their way. Should have plenty of space for them after everything drowning. Think I can plant them in same place that I had red potatoes recently?


DarthTiger
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I don’t know if you have to deal with deer or not, but they love sweet potato slips. I had 5 slips a couple of years ago & they ate all of them over the course of 3 days. I had one left and placed a cage around it. They still got it.


Mr Sausage
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Thanks for the heads up. Before planting our garden we put up a 10 ft fence to keep them out. It doesn’t stop the pocket gophers though.


DarthTiger
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quote:

...we put up a 10 ft fence...

Oh . Well I think you’re good then.


Mr Sausage
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let me rephrase, I drove 10 ft T posts in the ground and put up a poly fence....so its probably 7 ft tall.


TU Rob
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quote:

let me rephrase, I drove 10 ft T posts in the ground and put up a poly fence....so its probably 7 ft tall.


A deer with a good running start can clear that. I caught a doe eating out of my garden a few years ago, and our fence is probably close to 5 feet tall. Opened the back door and she jumped over that from standing still and cleared it by a few feet.


DarthTiger
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I saw a video of a guy with a 5ft electric fence that he surrounded with a 3ft fence (w/ just one electric wire) about 3 feet away. He said it creates a 3D effect & the deer have trouble navigating this.

eta: He said he hadn’t had any problems with deer with this set up.
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Mr Sausage
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If they are scared, yes. They have plenty to eat around here before challenging this fence.


LSUlefty
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I may never have to water my garden again this season. Can't believe all this rain.


Mr Sausage
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I think the squash and green beans drowned. We have gotten 20 inches in the last 3 weeks. The cucumbers are starting to make weird dick shapes so they are probably on the way out. Tomatoes are looking rough. Corn got blown over 2 weeks ago but it’s still trying. I lost control of the weed battle during my son’s baseball season and still trying to recover.

I think I am going with landscape fabric everywhere for the fall and cutting holes.


PillageUrVillage
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LSUlefty
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My cucumbers love the rain, my tomatoes not so much. I have to pick them as soon as I see a hint of orange or red.


upgrayedd
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My Tabascos will bloom like crazy, but won't make any fruit. The little it does make turns yellow starting from the stem and eventually dies. Is this a lack of high heat and/or lack of pollination?


bluemoons
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Some of my heirlooms were starting to crack because of all the rain so I took the opportunity to make a big harvest. Peppers are ripening slowly but I’ve been picking a bunch of jalapeños and some bells and jimmy nardellos.

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DarthTiger
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Wow, those heirlooms are beautiful. Is that a Cherokee Purple in the window on the far left?

You LA folks have really gotten inundated with the rain. I’m in east cent AL and we had a mini drought for about 10 days. I eventually had to hand water my garden in the woods with water from the creek beside it. I’ll be getting a portable pump soon as that was no fun.

Anybody know why my peanuts look bad? Can’t be nitrogen b/c I read you shouldn't add much if any to them. No pests seem to be bothering them thankfully. Should I spray with some Daconil or Copper Fungicide?

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DarthTiger
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Peppers do prefer slightly shady areas instead of full sun. I would grab a q-tip and go hand pollinate them and see if it helps. I did that with my container tomatoes b/c I wasn’t seeing any bees or other pollinators around them. I’ve got little tomatoes now.


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ChenierauTigre
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Just picked and ate my first batch of oyster mushrooms! Yay!

Mr. Sausage, you can also use cardboard boxes for weed control. Cut holes in it and plant. When it deteriorates, it adds compost to the garden. Rinse and repeat.


Mr Sausage
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Thanks. I laid some down between the rows to try out earlier and they worked well. I need a lot of boxes though to do that throughout.


DarthTiger
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How large is your garden?


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