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Pepper plants/squash plants with yellowing leaves
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I have my pepper plants in oak wine barrels, planted from transplants about 3 years ago.  This spring, they are beginning to look puny -- no longer lush foliage, now yellowing and plants don't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fascist Nation Apr 7, 2016.

Drip watering system installation

I've installed a number of drip systems over the years but now at my age it's more difficult for me to crawl around doing this task.  I have two raised garden beds 8'x8' that I need to get water to…Continue

Started Feb 12, 2016

PVC Pipes for Shade Structure Support
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My raised bed boxes are 4' wide and I'd like to use PVC pipe to bend across them at the height of several feet to give head room to plants under shade cloth I'll place over it in summer months.  What…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Polly Jan 19, 2016.

Harvesting Broccoli
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This is the first year I've grown broccoli.  I have small heads developed now (about 2" diameter).  Do other heads develop if I harvest this one?  Is there a particular way I should be harvesting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Polly Jan 17, 2016.

 

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Fascist Nation replied to Polly's discussion Pepper plants/squash plants with yellowing leaves
"Hopefully you replace compost (soil volume) in your planter every year for that pepper plant.  You may need additional fertilizer. Also at 3 yrs old it may be reaching its end with the temperature increases. Or other Solanaceae planted in…"
Apr 7, 2016
Polly replied to Polly's discussion Pepper plants/squash plants with yellowing leaves
"Thanks, Dennis.   These are new raised beds and have never had tomatoes in them before.  I'll check the link you gave... Polly"
Apr 6, 2016
Dennis Evans replied to Polly's discussion Pepper plants/squash plants with yellowing leaves
"Hi Polly, If you are planting your nightshade plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potato, etc) in the same bed, year after year, diseases that attack nightshades can build up. Also, nightshades all tend to use many of the same nutrients,…"
Apr 5, 2016
Polly posted a discussion

Pepper plants/squash plants with yellowing leaves

I have my pepper plants in oak wine barrels, planted from transplants about 3 years ago.  This spring, they are beginning to look puny -- no longer lush foliage, now yellowing and plants don't produce as many leaves.  My squash and tomato plants were planted over the last few weeks in my raised beds.  They (particularly the squash) have begun looking yellowish and less vigorous than when I planted them.  Suggestions?I have a "manure tea" liquid which is residual from my bokashi production. …See More
Mar 26, 2016
Polly posted a discussion

Drip watering system installation

I've installed a number of drip systems over the years but now at my age it's more difficult for me to crawl around doing this task.  I have two raised garden beds 8'x8' that I need to get water to before weather heats up.  Installation would have to be via hose bibb and timer as there's no room on my main watering system for the new boxes.  Does anyone know of somewho does this type of work at a reasonable cost?PollySee More
Feb 12, 2016
Polly replied to Polly's discussion PVC Pipes for Shade Structure Support
"Thanks for the info... I think I may be able to make this work... <g>"
Jan 19, 2016
Powell Gammill replied to Polly's discussion PVC Pipes for Shade Structure Support
"Half inch.  Schedule 40 PVC.  Length is usually 10'  Occasionally I spot 12'  And I think Lowes has 20' available (delivery?).  If you feel the 10' is not high enough you can use joiner sleeves to connect…"
Jan 19, 2016
Polly posted a discussion

PVC Pipes for Shade Structure Support

My raised bed boxes are 4' wide and I'd like to use PVC pipe to bend across them at the height of several feet to give head room to plants under shade cloth I'll place over it in summer months.  What size PVC is flexible yet sturdy enough for this application?  What lengths does it come in?  Will I have to fasten two lengths together to get a height of 4'-5' or more?  Where's the best place to buy?Thanks for any suggestionsPollySee More
Jan 18, 2016
Polly replied to Polly's discussion Harvesting Broccoli
"Thanks, Catherine.  I planted the broccoli and cauliflower from seed before the end of September... I harvested some of my broccoli heads last weekend and now notice some tiny heads starting to form so maybe I'll enjoy more... I'd…"
Jan 17, 2016
Polly replied to Polly's discussion Harvesting Broccoli
"Thanks, Claudette... The site looks like an interesting one for things other than harvesting broccoli too... So I appreciate that link."
Jan 17, 2016
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Polly's discussion Harvesting Broccoli
"Polly, it may have to do with "when" you planted.  Broccoli like other "head" veggies require anywhere from 90-120+ days to reach harvesting maturity.  So typically they are planted out as early as possible in the…"
Jan 17, 2016
Claudette Hobbart replied to Polly's discussion Harvesting Broccoli
"Btw, here's a great post on how to know exactly when to harvest the broccoli: http://www.nwedible.com/harvest-broccoli-cauliflower/"
Jan 16, 2016
Claudette Hobbart replied to Polly's discussion Harvesting Broccoli
"It might depend on which type you're growing. My experience has always been as Kamaar described--when I cut off the main head, some smaller ones sprouted off the sides. However, I have only grown "pacman" broccoli (similar to the…"
Jan 16, 2016
Wayne Mackenzie replied to Polly's discussion Pomegranates Not Red?
"The fruit on our wonderful didn't ripen this year. I've heard a lot of people say the same thing on Brian Whitfill's radio show. The amount & size was huge though."
Jan 4, 2016
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Harvesting Broccoli

This is the first year I've grown broccoli.  I have small heads developed now (about 2" diameter).  Do other heads develop if I harvest this one?  Is there a particular way I should be harvesting this veggie?See More
Jan 3, 2016
Powell Gammill replied to Polly's discussion Pomegranates Not Red?
"Eventually you may have to remove the early batch as soon as you see them to promote a larger second batch if this holds true.  I too have some second rounders.  One of which is pretty tasty compared to the first round (might be Desertni,…"
Nov 24, 2015

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At 7:55pm on March 14, 2012, Kate Foster said…

Hi Polly,

Thanks for the netting! It will be perfect. I have so many birds in my area. I will be up around 99th and Peoria tomorrow, and then again either next Tues. or Thurs. We visit with my mother-in-law around 5:30-6:00. Does one of those days after 6 work for you? If not we can come up with another plan.

Kate

At 5:55pm on March 14, 2012, Kate Foster said…
If netting is still available , I am interested. I also live on the west side. Kate
At 2:24pm on March 4, 2010, Bobbi Smith said…
I'd love pics from the tour if you still have them...sorry I'm so late following up, I just figured out the friend thing on the site...
At 10:55am on October 20, 2009, Jane Doyle said…
Love the avatar!
At 10:53am on October 18, 2009, Ericka said…
Welcome! Nice salad...
 
 
 

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