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Its true.

The Spinalcracker looks a just few years older than when I met him, nearly 2 decades ago.

The wife and I ran into him recently, we were surprised.

He must be saturated in the shit.

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hahahahaahahhaa!.......good one c-smith


heres is part of my secret but that’s all I’m sayin’



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One of our magnolia trees bloomed; love these things.
 

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We have this great 30+yr old chicksaw plum tree in our backyard. They are endangered here and you aren't supposed to cut them down.
Anyways, DW took some cuttings so we can bring it with us to our new property.

 

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hey man thanks for the heads up on that stuff...I’ve been looking for something to add to my bug regime besides Spinosad and ladybugs

$47 fiats for this , is that about right?



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Coop turned me onto this shit as well and worth every penny. Right around full moon is when the bugs usually hatch so I start spraying a couple days before full moon then every 2-3 days for a week. Keeps things looking very healthy.
 

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One of our magnolia trees bloomed; love these things.
Beautiful white flower..

I have a David Austin Rose that is pure white. Starts of yellowish then pure white . Has a Myrrh scent. Of all my David Austins this is my favorite fragrance. .
 

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Coop turned me onto this shit as well and worth every penny. Right around full moon is when the bugs usually hatch so I start spraying a couple days before full moon then every 2-3 days for a week. Keeps things looking very healthy.
right on

i ordered some today

do you spray at night or early morning before sun comes up?

(I guess I’ll read the instructions when I get the bottle)

aphids kicked my arse last year despite ordering 20,000 lady bugs so I need more weapons

the Spinosad does a good job knocking down what I call cannabis worms....think the eggs come from miller moths?

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right on

i ordered some today

do you spray at night or early morning before sun comes up?

(I guess I’ll read the instructions when I get the bottle)

aphids kicked my arse last year despite ordering 20,000 lady bugs so I need more weapons

the Spinosad does a good job knocking down what I call cannabis worms....think the eggs come from miller moths?

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Probably depends on the bugs your spraying for. I tend to just spray whenever I see stuff on my plants.. I avoid mid day sun and would say typically I would spray in the mornings and evenings. This stuff is not effective against egg larvae so you really are spraying to kill the living bugs.
 

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I spray in the morning right after the sun comes up. It is generally calm, and the coolest time of day. It also gives the plants time to dry before the sun gets strong.
 

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I made a little spot in my yard that I let go naturally but controlled. Right in the middle of that spot is where the rabbit hung out day after day last year. In a small dirt depression. Basically in a patch of clover. Not sure if this is the same one or a relative but he's been hanging around quite a bit these days. Is not getting quite a skittish when I go out the back door. He's a biggun. Going to start a go fund me to get a real camera! :)

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Since I put a mix of seeds and stuff out every day, we have semi-tame bunnies. Yesterday, I was filling the squiddle-proof bird feeder, and when I turned around, there were two bunnies standing by the stoneware plate right behind me where I was gonna put the seeds when I was done with the feeder.
 

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I think I've seen your squirrel proof bird feeder before but mine posting a picture when you get a chance? I was actually in the newspaper in 5th grade with a few other inventors with my squirrel proof bird feeder.
 

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I made a little spot in my yard that I kind of like go naturally but control it. :)

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my professor called it Climax Vegetation

i do that in spots around the yard , i call it mini climax , there are a few spots of buffalo grass and some side oats grama that I let go to seed

ended up with some extra mater plants so I’ll probably give some to my neighbor Jesus and the rest I’ll leave them at the post office

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Cannas are taking off like rockets and the gladiola is at peak beauty today ... One is about to bloom in the front yard too. Looking forward to getting more than just one or two flowers per season.

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I almost forgot how fast tomato plants grow.

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Read up a bit about cucumbers. Even though I am getting a lot of flowers on one of the plants I believe they have all been male flowers.
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"Flower" garden. Big Mullein in the upper left, bee balm are the red flowered tall plants along the back. Right of those are some sunflowers, lower left and around are milkweed and many chive plants. The echinacea are all hidden from view from this angle.
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Lots of greenery going on here. Spinach and salad probably about done with the recent heat; but kale and collard greens doing well.

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A couple days later with snap peas in full stride, with some other random stuff and heirloom Brassicas. Fridge is full. Good luck out there folks.

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^Nice harvest, Pyramid!

Echinacea is coming along.

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Up to picking 4 pea pods a day. Funny as it sounds, I share a piece of a pod every day with my cat. She loves peas.

The cucumber makes me laugh. It finally produced a female flower which opened yesterday. Meanwhile all the male flowers were shut. I check on it today and several male flowers are open and the female flower is shut.

It seems cucumbers are involved in some sort of intricate form of existence. :ponder:

Almost all my tomato plants now have green tomatoes on them. It shouldn't be long. I started eating the yellow banana peppers last weekend. Very good mild spice on them. One very large anaheim pepper looks to be starting to ripen. The lunchbox pepper plant has many peppers growing and a orb weaver spider living on one.

Bee balm blooming like crazy. Hummingbirds becoming very frequent.
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Garden news:
One of my tomatoes is turning red!

Pepper plants are healthy

Small transplants were doing well and a storm kinda flattened them.

Rose of Sharon blooming

Gladiola successfully blossomed in front

Managed to get a bite of a strawberry and a couple raspberries before the critters did.

Finally got some rain on the 3rd a tiny bit yesterday and a storm is currently upon us. Just in the nick of time.



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Lots of greenery going on here. Spinach and salad probably about done with the recent heat; but kale and collard greens doing well.

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A couple days later with snap peas in full stride, with some other random stuff and heirloom Brassicas. Fridge is full. Good luck out there folks.

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All I can think of is VIBRANT!
 

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Ate some red radish's today that would kick the shit outta some horse radish's I've et. Spuds are blooming and everything is growing great. Even got a couple wild sunflowers growing under my bird feeder so the wife can't mow there no more.
 

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Ate some red radish's today that would kick the shit outta some horse radish's I've et. Spuds are blooming and everything is growing great. Even got a couple wild sunflowers growing under my bird feeder so the wife can't mow there no more.
What are your current temperatures looking like?
 

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What are your current temperatures looking like?
We are having 70-78F daytime temps and a lotta hours of daylight. Pot plants grow more than 6 inch's a day this time of year. Never had so many males in my life as this year and am wondering if a cool May had something to do with that.
 

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We ended up with 1.7" moisture from this little monsoon spell, and glad to have it. now the weeds will come and well break the crust and wait for the next one.

The onions are loving life, peppers and tomatoes too. I am seeing blooms on them, its game on.

I pulled 5 big green tomato worms today and mashed em flat. I will be spraying spinosad for shitapillars in the morning, and following up a few days later with pyganic, the forecast looks like we are in for some 100+ temps for the next 10 days w no rain. the soil is saturated, its time for these plants to blow up.

More seed will go in the ground as well, in bare spots, in a few weeks it will be time to be thinking about putting in the fall gardens. I like my root crops for winter eating from my fall crop, they are sweeter, esp the turnips. It can be tricky getting it going here in hi temps w no rain, those brassicas are fragile little fellers, and I like to direct sow.

Everybodys stuff looks great, good show fellers!
 

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Tiger lillies opened up today

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Peppers are starting decent production

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Tom's are fruiting

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The gladiola transplant was a success! Have 3-4 flowers after only one last year.

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Was also greeted this morning by fresh purple rose of Sharon flowers

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Happy peppers!

I have picked 4 yellow banana peppers so far. A couple Anaheim are pretty much ready with many more on the way. Have a bunch of tiny serano peppers growing. The lunchbox pepper plant is covered with peppers.

The cucumber plants are growing and flowering like crazy. Seeing more and more female flowers.

Been picking 5 or so snow pea pods a day.

Green beans have started to flower.

All my tomatoes are still green.
 

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Got some garden pics today.

Gotta thank Newmisty again for recommending lunchbox peppers. Haven't tried one yet, none ripe, but it looks to be a heavy producer!
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Coming along...
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A female cucumber flower
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More flowers
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The plants
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Tallest pepper plant I have ever had is in the back. Anaheim pepper.
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So mr eric the cat, what is the early verdict on direct sowed vs pot sprouted cucumber plants?

I think I know the answer already.

Your patch looks good. You have a green thumb.
 

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So mr eric the cat, what is the early verdict on direct sowed vs pot sprouted cucumber plants?

I think I know the answer already.

Your patch looks good. You have a green thumb.
Direct sowed seems like the way to go. Pot gives one advantage, helps you relax. Wait. No pot gives one advantage, you can know it's germinated. I would still lean toward direct sow 100%.

Edit: Pic 5, plant on the left is direct sow. Plant on the right was started in a pot
 

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Just had my first tomato harvest of the year. Had a big storm come through yesterday and one a few days before that and things are really taking off
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Everyone's gardens look great! I've been so busy with the farm I haven't had a chance to take any pictures. I've got a garden stand set up at the end of my driveway and am making a nice bit of extra each day with veggies and eggs. Our next steer for butcher has already been sold, and all our meat birds are spoken for 3 weeks before butcher as well.
 

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more bull excrement than a gardener can take.

heres our forecast for this evening


SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THIS EVENING!!!
There is a chance of more severe weather tonight (Monday, July 13th). High winds and large hail, up to baseball sized, are very possible with storms moving east across eastern Colorado into western Kansas this evening. Everybody please keep your eyes to the sky and be prepare for severe weather.
 

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My new friend bunny boy was hoping I'd let him in the garden. He's extremely friendly. I pulled into the driveway and you only moved about six feet out of the way as I drove the truck next to him and got out and he didn't even move!



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more bull excrement than a gardener can take.

heres our forecast for this evening


SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE THIS EVENING!!!
There is a chance of more severe weather tonight (Monday, July 13th). High winds and large hail, up to baseball sized, are very possible with storms moving east across eastern Colorado into western Kansas this evening. Everybody please keep your eyes to the sky and be prepare for severe weather.
Hang in there buddy!