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by Ginger2778
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Happy Birthday SQWIB
Replies: 10
Views: 53

Re: Happy Birthday SQWIB

Happy Birthday!
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by Ginger2778
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)
Replies: 368
Views: 14637

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

Marsha, thanks for the tip. When I was looking them up i ran across a pic of a dwarf grown in Fl. all pruned up like that for disease prevention. Hope I can keep up with that as I am not much of a pruner but it sounds like if I don’t they don’t do well. Shrink rap posted pics of his dwarfs and they...
by Ginger2778
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)
Replies: 368
Views: 14637

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

The biggest thing about dwarfs is that they grow with such short internodes, and the leaves are so thickly and densely spaced, that you really need to trim selected leaves here and there for airflow, or it's disease city. They say not to trim dwarfs, or need staking but both are not true for here in...
by Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Dawn's Garden 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 6906

Re: Dawn's Garden 2020

20200914_143647.jpg My big tomatoes have started really taking off. I remember the first time planting Old German, I had pretty much given up on it and then at the end of the season, so many tomatoes! Orange Jazz did that to me last year. This year, I planted Pineapple to see how it stacked up agai...
by Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)
Replies: 368
Views: 14637

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

I love Mr. Snow, I sure hope your can get some fruit, Barb. It's superb.
Elaine those HD cages are fine for dwarfs.
by Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)
Replies: 368
Views: 14637

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

MsCowpea wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Definitely cutting back on tomato plants this year. :roll: This is round one and have just seeded some more.
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Seriously, I AM cutting back. Some of these are destined for other gardens.
Uh huh.
by Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Sakura Identipens

I just ordered 12 from here. $1 each as base price, plus $9 shipping and tax, came out to $22.46 for a dozen.
https://www.cleanitsupply.com/p-119789/ ... 44101.aspx
by Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Seed Starting
Topic: Transplanting tomato seedling into larger containers
Replies: 16
Views: 2418

Re: Transplanting tomato seedling into larger containers

Mark_Thompson wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:09 am
Ginger2778 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:44 am
chiefbeaz wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:35 pm
Craig Lechoullier
nctomatoman
Hi, please a minor correction: Its Craig Lehouillier (no c in last name).
Another minor correction, you snuck in an extra “i”
:D whoops!
I just checked, and so I did!🙂 Fixed!
by Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

I need to replenish my transplant trays and went to a big nursery supply place today that used to carry them and they are out and not planning on reordering. I want really heavy duty trays as I also use them to harvest greens, tomatoes etc. Can’t get these anymore: They were good for transplants an...
by Ginger2778
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

Marsha, where did you get the outdoor marker pen you gave me? I found one of your labels and it is still totally legible which is remarkable in this heat and rain. How long did it last and what is the medium? I find the red Milwaukee sharpie like markers to last well for me. I use large wooden craf...
by Ginger2778
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

Barb, yes, I have been leaving them all day and night for the last 3 days. They stay covered if rain is going to happen. They were covered all day yesterday and until about 11 this am. We got plenty if bands from TS Sally, it was crazy at about 2:30 this am. Elaine - thanks! Having a patio with a ro...
by Ginger2778
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Containers, Earthboxes and Raised Beds
Topic: Building a Raised Bed
Replies: 90
Views: 7314

Re: Building a Raised Bed

The "umbrellas" held up like champions. Yesterday we had a tropical storm pass through with torrential rain and winds upwards of 30 miles per hour. One clip came loose and we just clipped it back, and the little plants under it withstood the storm just beautifully. I'm so happy and it's peace of min...
by Ginger2778
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

Promix HP - Success! Yipee! This is photo heavy. The second group is 230 tomato seedlings, a crew of new Master Gardener Volunteer grads came over yesterday, masks in place; and this morning all are alive, and leaning toward the light, a good first sign of health and vigor. As much as last year's pl...
by Ginger2778
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)
Replies: 368
Views: 14637

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

I'll be totally interested in hearing your results of the metro mix 830. So far I'm liking the HP, and wondering why I didn't use it years ago.
by Ginger2778
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)
Replies: 368
Views: 14637

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies and garden pics)

Hi Elaine. What potting mix are you using? I went to the promix HP, and it's so much better than last year's debacle Tomorrow is the real test, transplanting tomato seedlings into the 3.5" pots.

Are they all scotch bonnets?
by Ginger2778
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

I have been asked to loan mine out, I just won't. I tell them they arent my property, they used to not be, they were owned by the community garden, but then I bought the red ones from them. At Zoro - There was free ship on $75, as of 2 days ago. If its free ship on $50 that's a really good deal. Edi...
by Ginger2778
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

MsCowpea wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:42 pm
I prefer the grey ones too as they look more open and airier (?).
Definitely airier.
by Ginger2778
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

MsCowpea wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:15 pm
Marsha, those look very good. Super sturdy. I will check them out. That was a great find on the red ones.
Not sure they are red anymore, but they are available. Honestly, I prefer the grey ones, they are sturdy, but much lighter weight. You can't go wrong with either.
by Ginger2778
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floridians-out in the garden
Replies: 70
Views: 2066

Re: Floridians-out in the garden

Elaine, these SSI Schaeffer trays will outlast you, and have built in handles on all 4 sides. I bought 15. One came warped a very tiny bit totally useable, but they replaced it for free, and told me to just dispose of the warped one. I kept and use it. This company also gives you free shipping after...
by Ginger2778
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Yellow Sticky Traps
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Yellow Sticky Traps

20200122_162523.jpg Please only use the Seabright labs brand of yellow sticky traps because they don't trap lizards or birds like the other ones do. They work fabulously well on leaf miner flies too, also thrips and whiteflies. I cheaped out for only saving a dollar once, on a 15 pack of another br...

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