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Re: Gardening thread... What have you planted this spring...?
« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2017, 04:54:26 PM »

Possible solutions for controlling wilt on Veges and fruit from Rodale's basic organic gardening.
Mix 1 part cows milk with 9 part water and spray plants.
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Mix 1. Tsp baking soda with 1 Qt water and spray. It says that raises PH and slows down powdery mildew.
It didn't say but I'd guess you would saturate the ground with the baking soda
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« Reply #91 on: August 01, 2017, 07:57:19 PM »

I see no point in experimenting.  The Sevin is doing it here just fine,  Gonna need a drink soon though (possibly tonight).  getting a might dry.
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« Reply #92 on: August 01, 2017, 07:58:44 PM »

Pretty hard to buy unpasturized milk.  Guess I could hit up Wadsworth for a jug from a tanker.
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« Reply #93 on: August 01, 2017, 10:49:20 PM »

Not sure what they meant by cows milk. 
I doubt 1 or 2% would do the job.

I'll keep putting Sevin on. If I see that's not 100% effective I'll add the baking soda
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Re: Gardening thread... What have you planted this spring...?
« Reply #94 on: May 09, 2018, 08:53:22 PM »

My small garden is in for the most part...

I am trying a new trick to keep rabbits out -   I got motion detector spot lights... 
first night after they hit the Tomatoes - it seems to have warded them off. 

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Re: Gardening thread... What have you planted this spring...?
« Reply #95 on: May 10, 2018, 09:22:43 AM »

I'm just thinking about planting.  I have to make a trip up Secor to Parrins.
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« Reply #96 on: May 10, 2018, 09:33:03 AM »

Menards on Alexis has nice vegetable plants and ornamentals too.  Was there yesterday looking for John's zucchini  plants that I couldn't find anywhere.  They had them.  Meijers, across the street has terrible plants.  Obviously, the employees are too lazy to water them, all are wilted and dying.  Same at TSC in Dundee, flats of dying plants.

I have a boatload of potatoes to plant including 10 pounds of Arrostock potatoes from Maine that were given to me by my good friends there.

This year will be the usual sweet corn, brussels sprouts, red and white cabbage, green beans, bell peppers, carrots and spuds.  Garden is prepped to plant, just need to plant it.  Laid in some 46 urea as well.

I do need to get my green beans in later today.  I have the seeds soaking in water (which speeds germination).
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« Reply #97 on: September 01, 2019, 02:45:08 PM »

My 3 groups of cukes are doing fine.  This is the first year in many that they are still producing this late in the season.  I did dust/spray them a few times but it rained so often im not sure that did any good. 
So maybe it's the abundance of rain that has kept them from wilting and dying off.
Or maybe it's because I planted them next to a 6' high wood fence on the southern side of the plants. 
Perhaps it was the hot sun beating them down before. And the lack of adequate moisture.

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« Reply #98 on: September 01, 2019, 05:51:31 PM »

I've regularly applied Sevin to my zukes and broccoli.  Just not doing well, but I planted late,  Taters are really going to town, so are the onions.  Cauliflower went well, all gone in the tummy now.

I think I'm going to try straw growing next year.  Gal down the road did the straw number and she has huge pumpkins, 10 foot tall sunflowers and cukes all over the place.  Doing taters in straw allows you to rake taters from underneath without disturbing the plant.
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« Reply #99 on: September 01, 2019, 11:01:59 PM »

Straw sounds like a good option. A few years ago I bagged grass and used that in the garden. But I’m paying the price now with weeds I also had morning glories behind the garden.  No more. I have them coming up all over the garden
I’m going to have to spray the garden with something like KillsAll next spring
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« Reply #100 on: September 02, 2019, 09:29:28 AM »

Early spray with Roundup Ultra or Max (after tilling and let the weeds emerge).  Wait 2 weeks and plant.

Do that every year.  Grass clippings make good compost but you have to 'cook' them first in a compost bin or pile.  You need to heat them to at least 150 degrees to kill off the weed seeds.

Best compost is old horse or cow manure that has cooked for a while.
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« Reply #101 on: September 02, 2019, 02:42:39 PM »

I am going to spray for sure.  I've used Kills All in the yard to kill ugly stuff.  And you can plant a day or 2 later.   Ive gotten the weeks under control once the plants got big.  But until that I was pulling weeds everyday.. 
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« Reply #102 on: September 02, 2019, 06:28:41 PM »

Half life on glyphosate is 2 weeks. from application.  What I do to really kick the Roundup into high gear is mix some high nitrate fertilizer (don't matter what kind, just so long as the N content is high).  Take the fertilizer and the Roundup and mix it together with water into a solution and spray that on. (use the dilution rate for the Roundup) don't buy the pre mix stuff, waste of money.  Buy the concentrate.  A quart goes a long way.
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Re: Gardening thread... What have you planted this spring...?
« Reply #103 on: September 03, 2019, 07:08:08 PM »

Half life on glyphosate is 2 weeks. from application.  What I do to really kick the Roundup into high gear is mix some high nitrate fertilizer (don't matter what kind, just so long as the N content is high).  Take the fertilizer and the Roundup and mix it together with water into a solution and spray that on. (use the dilution rate for the Roundup) don't buy the pre mix stuff, waste of money.  Buy the concentrate.  A quart goes a long way.

Would DEF work for the fertilizer?
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Re: Gardening thread... What have you planted this spring...?
« Reply #104 on: September 04, 2019, 09:07:13 AM »

Actually yes but granulated is much cheaper.  I use expired DEF from my lubricant jobber but getting it from a store and paying for it, no way.  Too expensive for what you get.
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