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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Sat May 26, 2018 9:50 pm

Potato rows are 190 feet long and there are 5 rows of sweet potatoes,-- 6 rows of reg spuds, and 7 rows of onions that are 225 feet long on that section. ---- Usually end up farming most of this 5 1/2 acres here.
Did put up a half dozen panels for pole beans.--some of the beans are coming up,-- some not!--can't carru water fast enough for all of the gardens!
Doc. gave me a real cussin for trying to do that much in this heat.--Got down a couple days ago and still not getting around like I gotta do!!---high temps. here to stay I guess! thanks; sonny
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Dusty B » Sun May 27, 2018 7:06 am

Sonny - saw you out there working the other day when I was headed to Arrowsmith! Didn't want to interrupt you - (You might have put me to work!)! Have only scratched around in either of my garden patches ( may have to go to the mission to pick up some grub). Can always raid the crop back by the hoop house! Still using some potatoes from last year stored in the cellar. Might get something done this weekend. Dusty B
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Mike H » Sun May 27, 2018 2:49 pm

Been gone for a bit [no internet on the farm]

picked asperigus today finally
rhubarb is almost ready to pick
chickend love the free ranging and are laying bright yellow youlk eggs
the 5 piglets [ 2 feeders/3 breders] are growing great ,, their idaho pasture pigs,, eat mostly forage and about 1.5# if grain a day each.
ochard is starting to bloom and the bees are buisy,, had to recapture ! hive twice ,,they kept relocating on to a fence post on the pasture :roll:
home remodel looks more like a bowling ally ,,need to get the interior walls up .

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Sun May 27, 2018 8:19 pm

Everyone is welcome here!!!--- If we have a decent harvest this year everyone is welcome to what ever we can grow.--Hope to have lots of sweet corn again and spuds too!! thanks; sonny
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Peter Person » Sun May 27, 2018 8:28 pm

95 degrees and sunny yesterday and I didn't get the garden tilled.
50 degrees and raining today and I didn't get the garden tilled.
...tomorrow, who knows :surrender:

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Super A » Sun May 27, 2018 10:21 pm

Do any of you do any insect control on sweet corn, particularly from planting through about lay-by? I've got the worst billbug and wireworm damage I've ever had. If I knew what I know now, and if I could have gotten hold of some, I would have sprinkled a little Counter on each hill, but it's nonexistent anymore.....

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Eugene » Mon May 28, 2018 1:50 am

Sevin liquid. You will need to read the flyer attached to the side of the container for plants is can be applied to, application frequency, and the days to wait after the last application before harvest.

Visit your local farm and ranch store, read product lables. There are other insecticides safe for food crops.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Super A » Mon May 28, 2018 10:37 am

Eugene wrote:Sevin liquid. You will need to read the flyer attached to the side of the container for plants is can be applied to, application frequency, and the days to wait after the last application before harvest.

Visit your local farm and ranch store, read product lables. There are other insecticides safe for food crops.


At this point the damage is done, was thinking about next year.

I need to see if I can get hold of treated seed. We plant the field corn with seed treated with Poncho at the max rate and have very little billbug or wireworm damage.

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Eugene » Mon May 28, 2018 11:12 am

Visit your local farm and ranch store. Some insecticides are suitable for tree fruit, garden fruit, and garden vegetables.

Worth purchasing a quart or two. That way when an infestation first appears, you can spray the crops.

Semi edit. When I was a kid we didn't grow sweet corn. We ate field corn in the milk stage.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Super A » Mon May 28, 2018 12:19 pm

Eugene wrote:Visit your local farm and ranch store. Some insecticides are suitable for tree fruit, garden fruit, and garden vegetables.

Worth purchasing a quart or two. That way when an infestation first appears, you can spray the crops.

Semi edit. When I was a kid we didn't grow sweet corn. We ate field corn in the milk stage.


I have a shelf full of conventional sprays. Billbugs and wireworms attack right around emergence. They "deform" the plant, eat the whorl out of it, etc. and it never really recovers. Best treatment is typically granular insecticide at planting (in the trench) or treatment on the seed. For two-three rows of sweet corn it's usually not a big deal but with our weird spring I think that's brought them out.....


I think I found an online source of sweet corn treated with Cruiser. I'll probably buy the smallest amount I can get from them to try and refrigerate the rest for 2020.....

I like field corn just as well as sweet corn. It all tastes the same to me.....

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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Eugene » Mon May 28, 2018 1:17 pm

Garden and fruit trees have been almost devastated by Japanese beetles past two growing seasons. Using Malathian to eliminate the beetles. Works good on the beetles, but by the time you notice the infestation, most of the leaves are gone from the plant.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Peter Person » Mon May 28, 2018 9:39 pm

Garden tilled this morning and planted in the afternoon. 30' x 60' with deer fencing.
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Strawberries, Asparagus, and multiple varieties of raspberries.
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Back a month ago we got 20 layer chicks that will replace the 2015 flock. So far they are all doing well.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed May 30, 2018 10:23 am

Got some planting done, over the past few days. Today, I planted butternut squash and pumpkins. Some of the squash goes to a soup kitchen, in a nearby city, for their Thanksgiving dinner.
Guests coming at noon, then, more planting.
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby Shane Nelson » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:15 pm

Chopped the garden then set the Cub up with the old horse drawn cultivators that someone welded together. They work great!
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Re: Gardens For 2018 Season

Postby SONNY » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:18 pm

That looks neat!! ---Homemade stuff usually does better than factory made!! thanks; sonny
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