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Old 05-09-2012, 12:21 AM
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velocetwo, will fish bone meal attract wildlife (ie. possums, moles, rodents/varmints), in-particular raccoon(s)? I got a backyard vagrant I need to dispose of as this sucka' chillaxes back there, comes & goes as'if it's his bungalow!?!
Yes, meat eaters can be attracted to it until it gets watered in well, it takes about three days before the smell is all gone. Warm weather here and most plants have doubled in size just in the past week.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:51 AM
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night time temps need to be lower than the 70's for the plants to set fruit, you are correct. I thought that may have been the problem. It's why there are many places where you can't grow tomatoes, even though everything else seems right.

Ours are doing well and we have seen a few flowers, but they are only 3 weeks in the ground at this point. One of them is not looking healthy so we'll most likely take it out and replant another.
Thanks for the insight, I presumed as much as-per last year I healthy tomato plants but no tomatoes!

(it was on record, the hottest summer in Texas in over a century!!)

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Yes, meat eaters can be attracted to it until it gets watered in well, it takes about three days before the smell is all gone. Warm weather here and most plants have doubled in size just in the past week.
Well, I guess I gotta deal w/ the vermin ASAP!

(I'm really excited of the fish bone meal addition to the compost & manure-hummus-soil dealio I got going...)
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:37 AM
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Not warm this weekend but the past three weeks have been, so there has been plenty of growth. Peppers just sitting there waiting for the higher ground temps.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:45 PM
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Already harvested some zuchs. Tomatoes are set and growing, it's going to be a good year. First padrons are showing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:19 AM
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Garden is growing up...ate the first tomato today.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:48 PM
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It's only a little herb garden (basil, rosemary, parsley, cilantro and Jalapenos) but coming up nicely.
The jalapenos JUST started budding. Today's over 90F so they're loving it.
The tomatoes are taking their sweet time... watering twice a day and they're still wanting more.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:02 PM
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Exclamation summer scorcher...

Past week's temps. of 106, 104, 109, 105, and 106 weren't kind to the garden- ha!

Otherwise, I'm satisfied w/ this seasons production. Actually getting tomatoes (nite temps. have been reasonable AND I planted in-ground earlier than previous years).

Spinach mustard as well as okras are rocking-&-rolling, both seemingly do well in this climate.

Pepper yield hasn't been gob'smacking but still handfuls daily & more on other days. These are TAM jalapeno, mammoth jalapeno, Serrano, Habanero, Bhot Jolokia "Ghost", and Thai chili.

The less-than-impressive yielding peppers have been the banana, sweet, and cayenne. Tho' it should be noted that these were planted later, and in a somewhat shaded area.

The eggplant is finally on verge of giving some solid pickings; funny story- they were planted as seedlings in early March, then in latter April they were hastily re-transplanted to a new area as the tomatoes were encroaching their space & blocking most sunlight, and in latter May they were accidentally trimmed down bare to stem by a family member thinking they were spinach/greens/etc! Tough suckers- I'll especially enjoy them this summer for how they've adapted!

The squash (zucchini-like) grew aggressively & flowered readily, giving a handful of fruit but nothing in the past month. No idea what happened. May be gonna give it some manure-compost and/or bloom fertilizer.

Busts this year so far have been spinach (March-May), snow & snap peas (March-June). I gave up a lot of prime growing real estate for the former, all to no avail. And for the latter- I erected elaborate steel trellises, so the tomatoes were then forced to be crowded & affecting their fruiting.

I've been occupied w/ some intensive professional education/training for past month or so, but it's now settling down. I need to do some major weeding/tilling & composting in the planting areas, as there's a carpet of wild-grass dominating (and sucking up water/nutrients). My composted crappe` is ready to be meshed/screened, so the plants will be getting a nice treat soon.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:48 PM
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Planted a lot of beans this year and they are coming in strong along with cucumbers. Tomatoes still need a few weeks.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:49 AM
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We're starting to harvest regularly. Zuchinis one to two a day for the last month, tomatoes over the last week have started, beans too, padron peppers over the last few weeks, and cucumbers. Melons soon!
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:58 PM
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California is good for growing tomato's and peppers
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:59 PM
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San Marzano tomato
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:01 PM
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Beefsteak style

Organic compost, fish bone meal and seaweed concentrate does the trick. Now it's time for a BLT!!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:52 PM
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Nice looking maters!

We're being overloaded here....haricots verts, melons, tomatoes, padrons, zuchs, eggplant coming on, all kinds of peppers.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:31 AM
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Are there any counter top/indoor planters? I want something simple to grow and easy to maintain... any recommendations?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:35 PM
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Couple weeks ago we were pleasantly surprised to get a letter from the Milwaukee Garden District committee that our front yard was chosen as a 2012 Award Winner (our first full year living there). Tonight was the awards event, pretty cool!

I can only take credit for the heavy pruning, and watering like crazy while Mrs. Nurburgringer did virtually all of the planting, clipping and weeding.
The event was almost a block party of my neighbors: out of the maybe 30 in our district that got awards, 5 of them were in our little cul-de-sac of 7 houses!
Tough work keeping up with the Joneses....
Anyway we're proud, and happy to help keep our neighborhood looking good.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:06 AM
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Just a small portion of our harvest
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:08 PM
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technically not my garden,but my fiance'
former backyard was all grass,which she removed and over time installed 2 ponds and all the plantings all by herself
took her 5 years,but she made it happen
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:51 PM
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Beautiful nice eye for design. That beech tree is a great tree, I had one next to my Koi pond at my last house.
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