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Post in 'The Green Room' started by smokinj, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Doug MacIVER

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  2. Slow1

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    Thanks for the info - will check tomorrow morning and see. Perhaps all is well enough. I don't even know what this plant is exactly as it was a volunteer that popped up our of my worm bins. We consume a lot of different melons and such so it could have been any one of these that the seed sprouted from. It is extremely healthy looking - only leaves taht nothing has munched on yet.
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    man that is fantastic, I have tomatoes, but nothing else early this year. Looks good. We were so slow this year. Rains all the time. then too hot to do anything
  4. mellow

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    My garden is nowhere near as nice as others here have posted, I put it in a new location this year and even with a tree shading the sun during the afternoon it is still producing tomatoes like crazy. I took this picture yesterday after I had got done picking the ripe ones (should have taken pic before.. duh).

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  5. Doug MacIVER

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    just a side note on the radar shot. pete bouchard, a local meteo, explained the echos were actually from bugs retreating from the cooler air.
  6. lukem

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    Jalapeños appear to be healthy this year.

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  7. lukem

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    So do the maters

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  8. Doug MacIVER

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    mater envy, yes it does mater!!!!!!!
  9. lukem

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    Almost mater sammich time. Mmmmmmmmm
  10. Doug MacIVER

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    well it isn't much but the truck farm is producing! zucc, green beans, cucks in the pasta salad. every thing is coming along. squash borer did get two sum. squash plants so far but everything else coming along.. getting ready for fall beans, peas, and brocc. have a day, getting tired of sharing sex with the butternut squash, short on bees
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    We're facing a hellacious war with the deer this year. They have figured out weak spots in the fencing and have done a fair amount of damage. I raised the fence to a full 8-10 ft and anchored down anywhere they could crawl underneath (yes, they do this). Beans just got ***** along with my favorite apple. I hate those 4 legged rats.

    Still, in spite of varmint attacks, this has been a really nice growing year so far. Corn is 8ft. tall and looking good. Cukes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers all have good fruit on them. Hope the fencing improvements work or I am going to have to find a hungry hunter.

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    'Choot 'em Elizabeth. 'CHOOT.
  13. begreen

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    Can't do that here. Neighbors are too close. I'm searching for a good bow and arrow hunter but the season doesn't begin until September!
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    time to break down and get yourself a coyote begreen...they don't like veggies so much, but they d like long legged rat.
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    They are just starting to come back in the area and haven't worked into our neighborhood yet. I suspect they are getting nice and fat up north still.
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    Pee around your garden. Worked for my swimming pool.

    ( I had one of those soft sided pools that a big buck was emptying each night, trying to get a drink. You could see where the water flowed over the grass and his hind prints in the dirt)
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    Have done that. They are too used to my scent by now I guess. I have also used wolf urine in the past. No matter what you try they will eventually get used to it. I'm wondering if I can rent a junkyard dog until hunting season.
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    get one of those motion sensing Halloween Ghouls that make that cackling laugh and jiggle when someone gets near.
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    A couple nights ago the deer took my pear trees down to just the trunk. Ate every last leaf and twig off of them. I'm putting up the trail cam tonight to see what I'm dealing with (how many).

    I'm considering a cross-bow and night vision goggles.
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    Bummer. I've been told a paint ball gun could be handy for marking the perps.
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    I will refrain from being a smartass.
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    Hey - if you are gonna get away with peeing in the pool, I believe you should at least be in it.
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    I was going to suggest a cross bow as well, very quiet and will take down a deer easily at 30 yards. Seems to be about one of the only things you can get ammo for these days.

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    Good idea. Although that unit gets poor reviews, it appears that Havahart makes a more reliable one.
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    Two doe photographed at dark thirty. Looked well fed. Wonder why...
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