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    Maters coming in. Picked my first one today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irul&ublo View Post
    Circular crack, might be too much water, causing fast growth
    Yup.

    20 Common Tomato Plant Problems and How to Fix Them

    3. Fruit Cracks
    What they look like: Cracks appear on ripe tomatoes, usually in concentric circles. Sometimes insects use the cracks as an opportunity to eat the fruit, or birds attack cracked fruit.

    What causes them: Hot, rainy weather causes fruit crack. After a long dry spell, tomatoes are thirsty. Plants may take up water rapidly after the first heavy rainfall, which swells the fruit and causes it to crack.

    What to do about them: Although you canít control the rain, you can water tomatoes evenly during the growing season. This prevents them from being so thirsty that they take up too much rainwater during a heavy downpour.
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    My 32 tomato plants are getting tall. Iím 5í10Ē and they are just about to the top of my head. Thereís one down front on the left side thatís having a few problems. The leaves are curling a bit.

    Peppers are going crazy as well.
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    Hoping that the forecast sun tomorrow and Tues will finish off the last of the June-bearing strawberries with some sweetness. Raspberries are coming online too. First feed of peas, and the vines are over 8ft tall, going to need a stepladder to harvest. Took out the softneck garlic, Lots of small and poorly formed heads - just too wet this year even with our sandy soil. The best will be prepared for next year's crop ad the remainder ground and preserved in oil.

    One the wild side, huckleberries are just starting at valley bottom, in my favourite location. About a kilo to start, with lots out there to be ready later this week. Rained just enough to keep the skeeters to a tolerable hum. Come on sunshine!
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    mm, hucks.


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    Lilies have been flowering, nasturiums finally started flowering, peas just beginning to grow finally after slugging it out, gladiolas and dahlias starting to bud. Onions are getting bigger but radishes are limping.

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    Lillies are so rad! We have them all over the yard now, I bought a bunch of big clumps at Home Depot and separated them, into individual plants, 2 years later they've multiplied. I'm amazed how well they do in high and dry UT with limited water.


    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Maters coming in. Picked my first one today.
    Yesterday was our first day for mid-size tomatoes. I've been gobbling down cherry-sized ones (sun sugar) since the 1st of the month but it took a couple more weeks for some decent-sized orange guys to be ready (flamme is the exact breed). We have a brandywine that isn't far behind. Surprised the big guys are ripening so early.

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    My melons are going nutty, every day there's at least a half dozen new vines and I'm running out of where to hang them. I'm going to have to build some new trellises or something tomorrow. The butternut squash is crushing it too, growing a foot a day and now those huge flower s have started opening and squash is happening from them. Tomatoes are taking their time ripening but they're still setting fruit so that's good. Second planting of cukes is going really well. I put out all sorts of seeds yesterday so hoping for a warm September to give them time to ripen, that' assuming most will germinate and grow. I also moved the slow growing peppers to the newly opened sunny area where lettuces and greens came out and they seem to be loving it. I think most of the corn is a goner though

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    Wife wants me to build her a greenhouse. Any major pro tips before I just start throwing shit together?

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    One of our better harvests.

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    Beware in Utah land, the squash bugs are here. I saw one on Saturday on my yellow squash and found eggs on leaves. Duct taped those fuckers off and have kept vigilant.

    Today I found eggs on a pumpkin leaf and then found the offending bug laying more on another leaf. Dusted him and the plant with sevin (I ainít eating pumpkins), he didnít seem to like that. They hurt me bad last year, I had a crap ton of pumpkins started and it took me several days to figure out what the problem was.

    If your big leaf plants start drooping look around for the mature bugs, large brown bugs with a long piercing needle on his face.

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    They lay eggs on the bottom of the leaves, usually where the stem of the leaf joins. Youíll find several rows of little brown eggs. Either duct tape them off, petroleum jelly on them, or use the squish method. Iíve already used Sevin earlier on most of my vegetables (earwigs) so Iím trying to limit my applications.

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    The manual method has worked well for my yellow squash, havenít seen anymore over there and the plants look fine. Iím about to have way more squash than we can eat, looking into freezing methods.

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    Got my first watermelon of the season starting, itís rather high on a trellis so panty hoses will be involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCMtnHound View Post
    Hoping that the forecast sun tomorrow and Tues will finish off the last of the June-bearing strawberries with some sweetness. Raspberries are coming online too. First feed of peas, and the vines are over 8ft tall, going to need a stepladder to harvest. Took out the softneck garlic, Lots of small and poorly formed heads - just too wet this year even with our sandy soil. The best will be prepared for next year's crop ad the remainder ground and preserved in oil.

    One the wild side, huckleberries are just starting at valley bottom, in my favourite location. About a kilo to start, with lots out there to be ready later this week. Rained just enough to keep the skeeters to a tolerable hum. Come on sunshine!
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    Damn I love huckleberries. Got lucky and walked into some on a fishing day near crested butte last year. Released a lot of trout but harvested a bunch of berries in my leftover lunch container on my way out. COVID willling heading to co in a few weeks and will keep my eyes open for berries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powder Ho View Post
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    One of our better harvests.
    Nice!

    I like to leave mine in until the bottom 3-4 leaves are brown. I pull all mine at the same time so sometimes not all varieties are at that point when it happens.

    That is a soft neck? Purple something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Nice!

    I like to leave mine in until the bottom 3-4 leaves are brown. I pull all mine at the same time so sometimes not all varieties are at that point when it happens.

    That is a soft neck? Purple something?
    My wife said purple hard neck. She pulls them a month after the scapes and when half of of the leaves turn brown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mike View Post
    Any ideas what is munching these little trails on my tomatoes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Powder Ho View Post
    My wife said purple hard neck. She pulls them a month after the scapes and when half of of the leaves turn brown.
    nice! how long do your hardnecks last for? we're definitely planting garlic this fall but the one complaint i've heard about hardneck is that it doesn't have as long of a shelf-life.

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    Black garlics matter

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    Never had the deer do this before:

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    Getting tired of having to scour every leaf every day, sevin’ed my pumpkins and I still found eggs on them today. Found more on my yellow squash, plants are still ok and producing well.

    Squash bug eggs.

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    Got about 10 of these so far with enough to feed Coxey’s army still out there.

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    Pass the peas please...heh...

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    Since that tropical storm last weekend I've got failures happening all ove my garden. Tomatoes are just dying, mildew, drying, curling and end rot, squash is similar and female flowers are rotting rather than opening. Melons are sorta holding their own but not doing as well as they were. Peppers still aren't setting, the flowers open then fall off.

    Most problems began when I started using Neptune's Harvest fertilizer so I'm going to try flushing that through and try what I never wanted to use, Miracle Gro.

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    First semi-legit haul of the season last night:

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    We've been getting 4 or 5 cherry tomatoes daily for a couple weeks now and the zucchini production has been nice and steady but we're finally seeing some variety and large tomatoes. Didn't get a shot of the big old cherokee purple that Ms Boissal decimated before it made it into the house.
    Peppers are a bit behind so we're going to need to eat those eggplants fresh. I usually use all of them to make ajvar, if you haven't tried that stuff I highly recommend it. It's a roasted red pepper spread that's easy to make and incredibly tasty. Any kind of sweet red pepper will work if you can't find ajvarski peppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    nice! how long do your hardnecks last for? we're definitely planting garlic this fall but the one complaint i've heard about hardneck is that it doesn't have as long of a shelf-life.
    Ours usually last 7 to 8 months stored in a paper bag in our kitchen.

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    Kid harvested a comical amount of zukes and yellow squash after our 3-day family backpacking trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Kid harvested a comical amount of zukes and yellow squash after our 3-day family backpacking trip.
    You let the zukes unattended for 3 WHOLE DAYS??! Shiiiiiiiiiiiit. You're lucky one of them didn't grow over your house and crushed it.

    I'm always amazed at how fast they grow and how good they are at hiding... You miss one the size of your forearm and the next day it's the size of your thigh!

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