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by Labradors
Tue May 26, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Do you pinch off blossoms before your plant is a certain height?
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: Do you pinch off blossoms before your plant is a certain height?

Never! I want all the tomatoes I can get :).

Linda
by Labradors
Tue May 26, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Freezing Tomatoes
Replies: 22
Views: 237

Re: Freezing Tomatoes

I always freeze my extra tomatoes. I just pick them and toss them into gallon sized freezer bags. I use them to make sauce and, when I'm ready, I run each tomato under the tap until the skin pops off, then I put them in colanders in coolers and let them thaw for 2 days. I catch a ton of liquid that ...
by Labradors
Sat May 23, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: tomato plant mystery!
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: tomato plant mystery!

What variety? What potting mix did you use? Sometimes the component of the potting mix can be contaminated with a herbicide.

Linda
by Labradors
Sat May 16, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?
Replies: 383
Views: 8331

Re: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?

That was most interesting Bower! We have invasive honeysuckle growing everywhere, but apparently, it's the wrong invasive honeysuckle. Now I shall have to buy some!

Linda
by Labradors
Tue May 12, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?
Replies: 383
Views: 8331

Re: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?

So sad, but were they really 6' apart? It's so hard to keep the distance of a hockey stick away from people :(.

Linda
by Labradors
Sun May 10, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Cucumbers
Topic: Bacterial wilt in cucumbers
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Bacterial wilt in cucumbers

I would love to try "Surround" if I could find it here in Canada. At least the DE might help with any beetles hatching out of the ground.....

Linda
by Labradors
Sun May 10, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Cucumbers
Topic: Bacterial wilt in cucumbers
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Bacterial wilt in cucumbers

I used to be able to grow wonderful cucumbers - until the cuke beetles found us. I grow Green Fingers which was so heavily infested in 2018 that I was surprised that the plants didn't wilt. The problem was that they caused so much damage by nibbling the plants and the cukes that the cukes were unusa...
by Labradors
Sat May 09, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?
Replies: 383
Views: 8331

Re: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?

The Canadian Snowbirds flew over yesterday to celebrate Operation Inspiration. We wondered what the heck all the noise was as they flew directly over our house {LOL}. Had thought it was to celebrate 75 years since the Second World War ended, but it was just a coincidence.
by Labradors
Thu May 07, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Herbs
Topic: Papolos
Replies: 18
Views: 755

Re: Papolos

Oh what a shame ddsack! I absolutely ADORE Cilantro too. In fact I make whole salads out of Cilantro (no lettuce needed). Guess you just cannot beat the real thing. I plan to succession plant Cilantro this season!

Linda
by Labradors
Wed May 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Organic Gardening, Composting/Permaculture & Soil Maintenance
Topic: Molasses anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 232

Re: Molasses anyone?

I had a terrible experience with molasses. We bought a huge tote for storing water collected from our roof. It had contained molasses in its previous life and there was a residue at the bottom which I rinsed and saved. Only the new plants from the nursery and a few favorites received the elixir, AND...
by Labradors
Wed May 06, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: problem with curtis cheek
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: problem with curtis cheek

Maybe they don't like that dry peat moss?

Linda
by Labradors
Mon May 04, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something from my garden
Replies: 23
Views: 355

Re: Something from my garden

Why would it be sad to see a snake and why would someone kill it just because it's a snake?

It would be nice if gardeners could learn to get along with the other inhabitants of the garden (as long as they aren't eating our tomatoes of course!).

Linda
by Labradors
Mon May 04, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something from my garden
Replies: 23
Views: 355

Re: Something from my garden

Even more creepy is having black plastic as a mulch, and seeing something move underneath it!!! Fortunately, we only have grass snakes here, and we love them but that made me jump {LOL}.

Linda
by Labradors
Sat May 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Pepper Patch
Topic: What pepper varieties are you growing for 2020
Replies: 58
Views: 1896

Re: What pepper varieties are you growing for 2020

Does anyone else have trouble with pepper seedlings? Some of mine have almost white leaves (not good) and I notice that they are all LIpstick. I'm also growing Gatherer's Gold, Melrose and Ajvarski which are fine.
by Labradors
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Tomato Optimism
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Tomato Optimism

I too am filled with optimism as I plant more and more greens (inside and in cold frames) to hopefully eat SOON. Early compact tomatoes are already in their big containers, and they look as if they are jockeying for position in front of the living room window to catch the afternoon/evening sun. It m...
by Labradors
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: It's Marsha's Birthday Today
Replies: 46
Views: 521

Re: It's Marsha's Birthday Today

Happy Birthday Marsha dear friend!

I hope it's a good one :).

Linda
by Labradors
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Pole Beans
Topic: Runner Beans
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Runner Beans

They are delicious and do well in the north. Pick them when they are about 8" long and slice the whole thing as thin as you can, pod and all. Don't wait too long to pick them though or they become stringy. You can cut out the strings by slicing the whole bean thinly where the strings are, but they a...
by Labradors
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Tomatoes to Avoid and Why
Replies: 30
Views: 659

Re: Tomatoes to Avoid and Why

Brandywine. I LOVE the taste, but it rots before ripening here and is too late anyway.

Nasty acidic tomatoes for me: Juliette F1; Carrot like; Jaune Flammee (although I hear there are different versions); Blondekopfchen; Pixie.

Purple Bumblebee had crunchy texture :(.

Linda
by Labradors
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: How to grow celery & lovage?
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: How to grow celery & lovage?

I received Lovage seeds in the Canadian Seed Swap (thanks to whoever sent them in :)). I started them on damp paper towel and they all sprouted very fast! My lovage story is that I had always wanted a lovage plant, so we went to our friendly local nursery. They didn't have any for sale, but said we'...
by Labradors
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Help me choose some micros
Replies: 21
Views: 338

Re: Help me choose some micros

I think that Red Robin is the only one with any flavor.

Linda

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