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What’s Cracking In The Garden 2020

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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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