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by Growing Coastal
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: A cute book (fiction)
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: A cute book (fiction)

I thought of this one the other day. I read it years ago and remember that I enjoyed it. Eucalyptus by Murray Bail https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/319480.Eucalyptus The gruff widower Holland has two possessions he cherishes above all others: his sprawling property of eucalyptus trees and his rav...
by Growing Coastal
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Annuals
Topic: Zinnias
Replies: 29
Views: 527

Re: Zinnias

My town uses the short ones for their beds in the park and around town. They are delightfully colourful and last all season long. I have saved seeds from them and they did not come out as bright as the originals.
by Growing Coastal
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Annuals
Topic: Zinnias
Replies: 29
Views: 527

Re: Zinnias

The Very Pretty kind :lol:
by Growing Coastal
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Leathery Leaf curl container tomatoes
Replies: 28
Views: 296

Re: Leathery Leaf curl container tomatoes

Oh, thks Patti. I see it in that post. Organic Plus = plus fertilizer??? Double dose ?
by Growing Coastal
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 308
Views: 6496

Re: How's your weather?

Our forecast for tomorrow includes a temp of 17C with showers, of course.
by Growing Coastal
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Leathery Leaf curl container tomatoes
Replies: 28
Views: 296

Re: Leathery Leaf curl container tomatoes

I used this potting mix, new 20200707_151141.jpg I mixed this throughout the soil 20200707_150942.jpg I used this fertilizer about 1 week in... then again in another 2 weeks 20200707_150956.jpg I did not water much at first, because we were getting quite a bit of rain and the plants were small, but...
by Growing Coastal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 308
Views: 6496

Re: How's your weather?

Still waiting for summer, here. Rainy, cloudy, windy days some of which would be nice for October. Very few days above 20C. Supposed to warm up next week.
by Growing Coastal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: What tomatoes are impressing you, today?
Replies: 49
Views: 1152

Re: What tomatoes are impressing you, today?

Today I was impressed by a fruit on Black Bear that was turning ripe. I have never had a tomato ripen quite this early. It was a cat faced fruit that rotted on one side. Our weather has been stuck in spring mode. Rainy and damp very few days over 20C, so far. If all the damage I get is one rotten to...
by Growing Coastal
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies)
Replies: 313
Views: 6896

Re: Winter Tomatoes in Fl. (Plus veggies)

A nice mix of trees and palm trees.
by Growing Coastal
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Pollinating tomatoes
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Pollinating tomatoes

Nice pollen cloud! Yes, Sari. Seems to be that tooth brushes used to vibrate more in past years. I now use a small too soft, massager with a pipe cleaner attached.
by Growing Coastal
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Beans, Peas, Peanuts and other Legumes
Topic: First bush beans of the season
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: First bush beans of the season

I love fresh bush beans too, especially wax beans but hate the bending. I have grown them successfully in pots before and I could raise a pot to pick the beans. That worked though the plants eventually got spider mites which never happened when they were in the ground.
by Growing Coastal
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Other Vegetables/Plant Identification
Topic: Anyone tried germinating popcorn
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Anyone tried germinating popcorn

Aren't you kind, Whwoz! Providing their every wish.

I grew some purple seeded pop corn a couple of times in containers with some success. That was a hulless sort and smaller than regular popped corn but so delicious! This year my daughter is growing it and shared her seeds with others.
by Growing Coastal
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Brown Stem on Tomato
Replies: 53
Views: 981

Re: Brown Stem on Tomato

In the north, I prefer to plant them vertically rather than deep. The soil is far warmer at the top and if I plant them deep the plants just kinda stagnate for awhile. When planted vertically they grow much faster. I doubt that this is much of an issue down south but up north it makes a world of di...
by Growing Coastal
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Diseases, Pests & Cures
Topic: Floppy leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Floppy leaves

Yes, me too. One arm of my AG was wilting this week and the other not. It must have been because it was near the wall and the other unwilted branch wasn't. Later it was fine. I warned my son to always check the soil before watering this one because it can do this kind of wilting thing. I get the tin...
by Growing Coastal
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Arnorrian's tomato pictures
Replies: 126
Views: 3330

Re: Arnorrian's tomato pictures

She is probably busy in her garden somewhere.
by Growing Coastal
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Plants spitting blossoms
Replies: 15
Views: 372

Re: Plants spitting blossoms

I too have had blossoms dropping from three plants under cover. Now that it is warmer they are being uncovered more during dry spells. Today I went out to buzz the flowers and saw my assistant hard at work, a bumble bee.He is probably better at pollinating than I am as it was a bit humid today and n...
by Growing Coastal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Bulbs
Topic: Allium
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Allium

Any allium I have ever grown has been an attractor of bees. The elephant garlic flowers are a favourite of hummingbirds as well as bees.
by Growing Coastal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Pollinators
Topic: Lemon mint?
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Lemon mint?

Done flowering and before it starts to seed. It can be invasive.
by Growing Coastal
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Perennials
Topic: Gingers
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Gingers

The scent of ginger is super nice. Great that you can grow it there. I've only seen one with a cream coloured flower in a greenhouse, once. It had a marvelous scent as well. I think that was the regular culinary ginger.
by Growing Coastal
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Flowers
Topic: Spring at Last
Replies: 16
Views: 781

Re: Spring at Last

This was the start of the honelysuckle and lacecap hydrangea. https://i.imgur.com/RsFmRz2.jpg Complete with hummingbirds, of course. https://i.imgur.com/C1tXruv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fwbkRaT.jpg If you see Fragrant Cloud at a nursery, do your nose a favour and have glorious sniff. https://i.imgur....

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