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06-19-2016 07:19 PM
jocoyn We have a hill behind the house with azaleas and I am going to mulch that hill and part of the back yard.

I was born in Baltimore till about 12 and have family there and in Georgia but lived in Florida as a teen so accent is pretty much nonexistent. . Irony is that my great great great great great grandfather came from the Pendelton District of SC in what is now Walhalla and about an hours drive from me.
06-19-2016 06:01 PM
Rangers_mom
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I made a video tour of my garden. It does not include the 20 tomato plants, 6 peppers and 6 eggplants on the deck in containers but it is fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQYb...m-upload_owner
Wow! Beautiful garden! I didn't get a chance to watch the entire video so I am curious if you said where you were putting the wood chips as your garden was mulched with straw? Also, I couldn't help but notice that you do not have a South Carolina accent. Where are you originally from?
06-19-2016 05:51 PM
llombardo I don't have a veggie garden yet but maybe in a couple years. I'm re-doing the yard with a bigger pool and deck down the road, so I might put that in my design. I do have roses that I planted and they exploded this year. Someone told me a long time ago to pour a little beer on them, so I did. I have no clue how to take care of roses, but these things are growing super fast.



06-19-2016 02:47 PM
jocoyn I made a video tour of my garden. It does not include the 20 tomato plants, 6 peppers and 6 eggplants on the deck in containers but it is fun.

06-17-2016 09:19 AM
jocoyn What it will do is improve the quality of the tomatoes you produce by directing the plant's energy to them. Some people don't though>

https://bonnieplants.com/library/how-to-prune-tomatoes/
06-17-2016 06:15 AM
Rangers_mom
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I assume you are talking about an indeterminate variety, right? I usually leave 2-3 leaders going from the base, then remove all other suckers. For determinates, I only thin leaves out as needed for good airflow.

My season is long enough I can actually root some of the suckers, get them going and start a 2nd crop.
Yes, they are indeterminant. So you are saying to really prune hard? Get rid of all suckers and in addition prune down to two or three "branches"? So according to you removing all the leaders is not going to reduce production?

Thanks
06-16-2016 10:57 PM
jocoyn Oh, I think my ultimate issue with the beans was nutrient deficiency due to soil pH not being low enough for them. I treated with foliar feed and we are having a great crop. I will have to be mindful of this in the future.
06-16-2016 10:36 PM
jocoyn I assume you are talking about an indeterminate variety, right? I usually leave 2-3 leaders going from the base, then remove all other suckers. For determinates, I only thin leaves out as needed for good airflow.

My season is long enough I can actually root some of the suckers, get them going and start a 2nd crop.
06-16-2016 09:20 PM
Rangers_mom I have a question about pruning tomatoes. Do you remove every single sucker? I have been going out ever day or two and removing every sucker. Is this wrong? My husband thinks we should stop or we won't get any fruit. Of course he is the one that doesn't believe we need to remove the mint from our garden so pretty soon I won't have anything but mint in my garden anyway.
06-07-2016 03:57 PM
carmspack there is a fungal problem which can be better determined once you have bean pods to look at.

looks a bit like a bacterial problem though, some bean blight , which you may have introduced with contaminated seeds.

??

but then when I see the close up of your leaves with the darkened veins (like lead in a stained glass window)
I think of MOSAIC virus .

Best remedy is to rip them out .
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