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Old 25 April 2020, 16:57
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I use cattle panels for trellises for cukes- had them for about 10 years now. Cut a couple of them in half and create 'tent' trellises for the cukes.

Used them once for sweet potatoes- had vines so thick that I burned the panels rather than attempt to pull off the vines...

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Good idea. I’ve been wondering how to keep the cuc vines off the ground. I put in burpless cucumbers, San Marzano tomatoes, beef tomatoes, sweet cherry tomatoes, poblanos, jalapeños, red Fresno peppers, and one strawberry plant. I place sweet basil and chocolate mint in between the tomato plants.

Are there any specific flowers you guys would recommend to plant near the vegetables to have bees help to pollenate? I’ve heard of this being done to help pollenate fruit trees.
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Old 25 April 2020, 18:19
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Marigolds are supposed to keeps bugs and worms away from tomatoes
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Old 26 April 2020, 01:57
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^^^True.

My Grandfather did that and my father did same. Granddaddy graduated from UGA in ‘26. That man knew how to a garden.
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Old 26 April 2020, 09:34
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^^^True.

My Grandfather did that and my father did same. Granddaddy graduated from UGA in ‘26. That man knew how to a garden.
Awesome. I graduated from UGA in ‘11, but not in agriculture. Go Dawgs.
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Old 2 May 2020, 17:56
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Not a gardner, but, one forum said it is critical to know your environment, seasons etc. Also, you need bees, polinators around..
Here is a link to show your growing season etc.
https://www.dummies.com/home-garden/...s-cheat-sheet/
And a map to show your zones
https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
Its amazing how many skills we have forgotten, and many before us did this to survive within their means.
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Old 2 May 2020, 19:00
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Productive day-

transplanted-

Asparagus (2 years before any production)
English Cukes- crop failure- bought some plants- burpless cukes
Better Boy Tomatoes
Red Beefsteak Tomatoes
Roma Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Crook Neck Squash- crop failure- something dug them up- again- bought plants
Zucchini
Blue Lake Green Beans
Coolapenos

next

okra- in the ground today
Boston Pickling Cukes
Straight 8 Cukes- in the ground today
Watermelon
radishes
rainbow carrots
red onions
yellow onions
garlic
Aggravating day...
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Marigolds are supposed to keeps bugs and worms away from tomatoes
Marigolds went to today. Beautiful day in the garden.
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Old 2 May 2020, 22:23
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I'm supposed to have some nights in the 30's this week so I'm going to hold off a bit longer in getting my sensitive stuff out.
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Old 3 May 2020, 09:23
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Marigolds are supposed to keeps bugs and worms away from tomatoes
HH6 has an array of plants and flowers that deter pests, attract pollinators etc. We have marigolds growing everywhere.
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Old 3 May 2020, 11:17
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We are going to have a chilly week ahead so no need for Ma and I to get any serious planting done. I had to reclaim our best garden plot back to grass(ugh) Such a freaking waste, grow grass instead of food. Whatever Ma wants!
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Old 3 May 2020, 18:20
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Getting some of these along with onions and lettuce.
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Old 3 May 2020, 20:57
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It’s crazy how fast those things grow. I put some in the gutter garden I built and they are already up. My peppers just sprouted and I started them 18 days ago.
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Old 3 May 2020, 20:59
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Gutters working out well for ya?
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Old 3 May 2020, 22:12
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To be determined. I think with our dry summer they will dry out too quick. I elected to put the strawberries in raised beds. Got some herbs and stuff planted in them though.
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Old 7 May 2020, 07:36
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Anyone scrambling to cover up plants with this weekend cold snap? Was 28° this morning. Hard frost. I've got nothing but flowers above ground right now. Got them covered. I brought some house plants back in that I had just sat out for some sun a couple days ago.

Garden is still waiting to be tilled. It's been to wet to turn dirt with more rain coming tomorrow followed by 2" of snow.

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Old 7 May 2020, 07:42
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Only got down to 37 here last night, but calling for about 30 fri/sat nights. Looks like I'm just south of the snow line.
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Old 7 May 2020, 08:37
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We had a bad storm that broke 2 trees and put the power out for a few days. Not too cold however.
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Old 7 May 2020, 09:20
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Let the dogs out this morning and saw ice on the windshield that was unexpected. Almost left my seedlings out last night to start hardening off. Had a half my tomatoes in the ground but they amazingly didn’t frost probably because they were wet from the rain yesterday. Sprayed them down with water before day light just in case but they appear unphased. Dodged a bullet as I had intended to plant the rest of the garden the other day based on the long forecast and got wrapped up with some other stuff.
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Old 7 May 2020, 21:25
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Spent a good portion of today creating 'shelters' for everything I have planted. Used drop cloths, T pickets and conduit to make 'tents'... I wish Mother Nature would make up her ******** mind

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Anyone scrambling to cover up plants with this weekend cold snap? Was 28° this morning. Hard frost. I've got nothing but flowers above ground right now. Got them covered. I brought some house plants back in that I had just sat out for some sun a couple days ago.

Garden is still waiting to be tilled. It's been to wet to turn dirt with more rain coming tomorrow followed by 2" of snow.

FFS...
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Only got down to 37 here last night, but calling for about 30 fri/sat nights. Looks like I'm just south of the snow line.
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Old 7 May 2020, 21:30
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