What did you do in the garden today?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Dara77, May 27, 2012.

  1. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know!! What a pain!!! that is exactly what mine look like :eek:( I still have pumpkins growing I am just worried the plant wont have enough nutrients for them to get big / thrive.

    WOAH!!!! 600 PUMPKIN PLANTS!!! that is awesome!! I have two! (small time gardner) but next year I already have plans for the garden to take over the majority of the yard.
     
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  2. hosspak

    hosspak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do what ever it takes to save them. I know it's a lot of work but you can remove the affected leaves so the young unaffected leaves can get the sun and thrive.

    This might help.
     
  3. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes thank you!!! working on it!! ugh!
     
  4. Gamecock44

    Gamecock44 New Egg

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    Planted some pumpkins in late July. I currently have 7 decent vines gowing. I will be happy if I get one pumkin this year. Squash bugs are a big pest.
     
  5. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Squash bugs are the bane of my gardening venture. I hate them!
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    My plants were over run with them last year. Couldn't get the girls to eat them. I hear that guineas LOVE them. But, after a winter and early spring of the chickens being in the garden, I didn't have one squash bug this year, and very few cucumber beetles!
     
  7. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have too many bug issues... except for slugs. :eek:( They LOVE my property. I see three at least every day.
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    3 what? Slugs???? Here, they grow as long as my index finger, and almost as fat. They are extremely plentiful, and during the last few years, land snails are even more plentiful. Before chickens, they'd mow down a lettuce planting in 1 - 2 days, and if it was seedlings coming up, they'd mow them down as they sprouted. I still keep some "Sluggo" around for those tender crops.
     
  9. stasichick

    stasichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! slugs! will the chickens eat them!? I have never heard of Sluggo before... I just googled it! haha There is a product for everything.
     
  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    My flock especially likes snails. They will eat the smaller slugs, but won't eat those 4" long monsters, and I can't blame them! Sluggo, or Escargo are pelleted iron phosphate. There are other brands out there. Check the label to be sure there are no other insecticides added. Supposedly safe to use around pets. However, when i use it, it's only after the area has been fenced off from chicken access.
     
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