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by Labradors
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Remembering Days Gone By.....
Replies: 109
Views: 9471

Re: Remembering Days Gone By.....

When I was a kid in England, they used to sell live eels. I always wanted to take one home - as a pet.... I have never eaten an eel.
by Labradors
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Total loss
Replies: 44
Views: 624

Re: Total loss

Cute little garden helper.

So sorry about your huge loss. How awful that someone would plunder all the gardens like that :(. All I can suggest is that you grow green-when-ripes next year, if you even bother with a community garden again. So sad :(.

Linda
by Labradors
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doubt about tomato production
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Doubt about tomato production

What is the variety? Some are determinate and they do stop after a while, but many are indeterminate and they will keep on producing tomatoes until frost kills them.

Linda
by Labradors
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Preserving Methods, share recipes and techniques!
Topic: What's your favorite food dehydrator for tomatoes?
Replies: 42
Views: 3629

Re: What's your favorite food dehydrator for tomatoes?

I don't know if it was Bellota, but it's an improved Lucky Tiger (except for the very thick skin). It was a very healthy plant, and so productive that I had a ton of tomatoes to dehydrate :)

Linda
by Labradors
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Perennial bed shrub suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Perennial bed shrub suggestions

There are some lovely Hydrangeas available in various heights and colours (whites and pinks). I always go for the Pee Gee's because they are super hardy. For something smaller, there are also some very attractive Spirea. Their leaves can be beautiful in the spring, then they flower. Be careful thoug...
by Labradors
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Area 51
Topic: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting you?
Replies: 973
Views: 50399

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

Well they ARE working on a cure for breast cancer and it is from bee venom. Not sure how far along they are with it yet though...... Do we have to disregard EVERYTHING that we read on the net? I found references to this on the BBC (which I consider a reputable source) amongst other places.

Linda
by Labradors
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Preserving Methods, share recipes and techniques!
Topic: What's your favorite food dehydrator for tomatoes?
Replies: 42
Views: 3629

Re: What's your favorite food dehydrator for tomatoes?

Dawn, that's good to know that it took you a while too :). I'm going to set it up to dehydrate overnight again, but I will leave a window open in future. I was dehydrating some Lucky Agi which are similar in size to Blush, so quite big. The regular cherry tomatoes didn't take so long. A dehydrated l...
by Labradors
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Preserving Methods, share recipes and techniques!
Topic: What's your favorite food dehydrator for tomatoes?
Replies: 42
Views: 3629

Re: What's your favorite food dehydrator for tomatoes?

Too funny Dawn! How long did it take you to dry those? I'm an idiot who thought that a rainy day would be perfect for drying cherry tomatoes. Absolutely stupid because the humidity goes up when it rains, and it takes longer! The next time, I tried it on a cool night and steamed up the sunroom so tha...
by Labradors
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Yellow Sticky Traps
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: Yellow Sticky Traps

I wouldn't use them either, but some people feel it's necessary - until they catch something they didn't mean to trap..... Since I didn't know about the veggie oil, I thought I would pass along the info.
by Labradors
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Yellow Sticky Traps
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Yellow Sticky Traps

Apparently, pouring vegetable oil on glue boards will help to release creatures that get stuck on them. I'm thinking that veggie oil would work on the yellow sticky traps that people use for insects. Sometimes they are so strong that they can catch lizards and birds too........

Linda
by Labradors
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?
Replies: 24
Views: 2687

Re: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?

The Root Farm light arrived yesterday and looks good and well-made. I was aware that the legs are a tad wobbly, but I plan to put it in a safe place where it cannot easily be knocked over.

I do plan to pot up the micro's into one-gallon containers :).

Linda
by Labradors
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Eggplants have been drilled!
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Eggplants have been drilled!

Any idea who has been drilling my eggplants? It looks as if little (hummingbird sized) woodpeckers have drilled holes in them! There's no evidence of any creature, no scat or debris or anything. I've never had this problem before.

Linda
by Labradors
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Remembering Days Gone By.....
Replies: 109
Views: 9471

Re: Remembering Days Gone By.....

We still have one :).
by Labradors
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tormato check in
Replies: 10
Views: 885

Re: Tormato check in

Welcome back Tormato :) We missed you!

Linda
by Labradors
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?
Replies: 24
Views: 2687

Re: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?

That sounds great! I have grown a few micro varieties over the years, and have often been disappointed with the bitter taste. The best I found was Red Robin, which is actually quite a decent-tasting, productive micro.

Where can we find out more about the Micro Tomato Diversity Project?

Linda
by Labradors
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?
Replies: 24
Views: 2687

Re: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?

Yes. It fruited 100 days from seed. I grew it in my 50 degree basement for 8 weeks, and then put it outside on sunny days until the weather was warm enough for it to stay outside. Apparently, it can grow in a one-gallon container, but I used a bigger pot and it grew to 25". You'd think it would have...
by Labradors
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?
Replies: 24
Views: 2687

Re: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?

@wykvlvr 60 days sounds very fast. I grew the compact Russian Cherry (in a 3 gallon pot) a few times and had ripe fruit at 100 days. I had hoped the micro's might be earlier, but I guess not.....
by Labradors
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?
Replies: 24
Views: 2687

Re: Northerners. When do you start your winter micros?

Sounds great Farmer Steve. I agree that it's a bit of a quandry as to how much indoor growing is too much. I'm always relieved when I can get all the spring seedlings outside! We sprang for a fancy 3-tier grow light stand which is permanently in the basement now, but my friend has a simple Costco wi...
by Labradors
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Honey Varieties
Replies: 28
Views: 2691

Re: Honey Varieties

Interesting about the off aromas of Goldenrod honey. My neighbour is a bee keeper, and she complained about the funky smell of it, but I thought her Goldenrod honey was tasty :). I don't know the Tallow tree. It sounds amazing! We have Linen trees here, and the blossom smells wonderful, and attracts...
by Labradors
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: Honey Varieties
Replies: 28
Views: 2691

Re: Honey Varieties

Then there is Maluka honey which has healing properties, but I think Maluka only grows in NZ and Australia.

Linda

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