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 Post subject: Re: It's that time! My first tomato...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:20 pm 
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I will look for it. When I say immediately, it is within a week of bringing anything related to a tomato or pepper home, for 15 years, I have given up. :(

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:03 pm 
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Dave,

The off-and-on cold rain here may have destroyed the tomatoes; certainly the Armenian Cucumbers are a loss, and the peppers haven't grown since I planted them.

At least I have plenty of lettuce. Also, picked the last of the peas last week.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:42 pm 
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pepperhead212 wrote:
Though I don't know about whitefly, Surround works on keeping many insects off of plants, the main one for me being the flea beetle. I spray this on eggplants religiously

I read last year that radish plants deter flea beetles so I experimented and planted one whole radish from a store-bought bunch of fresh radishes. Just shoved it in the soil in front of and in between my 2 Eggplant plants. The radish flourished pretty quickly and the flea beetles were virtually eliminated from the EPs. I had a stellar crop w/o FB damage.


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Interesting! I once grew a huge patch of radish greens, and a couple of zucchini in amongst them, and it kept out squash vine borers longer than any other trick I tried, though eventually, they got in. Maybe succession planting?

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Interesting! I once grew a huge patch of radish greens, and a couple of zucchini in amongst them, and it kept out squash vine borers longer than any other trick I tried, though eventually, they got in. Maybe succession planting?

I don't see a downside Dave!


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Here are a few early ones - just enough to snack on, but it won't be long! The plants are over 5 feet tall growing out of those Earthboxes! I even extended the trellis a couple of feet further - so high that I can barely reach the top.

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I picked a single cherry tomato the other night and gave it to Kathy. She said it was good.


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I've got a few green ones so I expect we'll get to taste in the next 10 days. Our annual upstate 11-day staycation starts Thursday nite so we should be around for the first ripe ones.


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I read last year that radish plants deter flea beetles so I experimented and planted one whole radish from a store-bought bunch of fresh radishes. Just shoved it in the soil in front of and in between my 2 Eggplant plants. The radish flourished pretty quickly and the flea beetles were virtually eliminated from the EPs. I had a stellar crop w/o FB damage.
Working really well so far this year too!


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