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Happy Holiday Weekend!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Hope everyone has some fun plans. Not much happening around here, except I scheduled a brunch for Sunday at a new restaurant that sounds really good. I hope it lasts longer than others have at the same location. Tomorrow morning I will tackle the post-pounding in the garden to finalize my tomato staking for the year. I hope I can find a good way to support them adequately without too much labor in the middle of the summer. My chiropractor has already been besieged by tomato hornworms and is fighting them with pyrethrins, I think she said. Bought some regular and Thai basil and some peppers today. I think there are two sweet varieties (one red, one yellow) and maybe a jalapeno. That should fill out my garden. I need to remember where I spread Preen and do the rest of the garden. I figure clearing the mulch on the paths away is the best course of action. Then I'll replace it. I hope I can get some stuff accomplished before it gets too hot. It was pretty bad today.
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JUSTBIRDY 5/26/2012 10:42AM

    yep, nothing like a kegger to pull out all the usual party-ers! emoticon

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JUSTBIRDY 5/26/2012 10:41AM

    gardening marathon for me this weekend too!! Beans, squash, tomatoes and peppers all planted, but the squash and okra isn't too far behind hopefully.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/26/2012 9:18AM

    LOL! MORTICIA -- love your style! I'm in that camp too! Not afraid of bugs. HEE HEE

I get grubs. Two solutions for that. Put a little container of beer -- yup beer! Apparently something about it (the yeasty smell??), they get blotto and drown in the beer (can't get out of the container!) Second thing I've heard (haven't tried this one) is to wrap a small piece of aluminum foil around the base of each tomato plant.

Do lady bugs eat hook worms, grubs? Don't think so, but I know they eat smaller bugs, so like them . . . they're my buddies!

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GROKGRANNY 5/26/2012 8:22AM

    Morticiaadams? You crack me up!!

My friend who has a massive community garden on her property (that she supervises). She puts cayenne pepper around the border and all her plants (she buys the big one from Costco). BUT, I think this is to primarily keep the deer and rabbits away. Don't know about the worms but she probably has a good one for that, too. I could ask her. She truly has an amazing garden.

We are in a condo, but our deck is looking pretty with lots of flower a Ghost pepper for our son (the hottest on the planet) and I just bought a large tomato plant in a square container that also has herbs planted around it's base.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/25/2012 11:50PM

    Ugh. I hate tomato horn worms. My hubby and I don't get into chemicals except as a last resort. We just pull the things off by hand and smash their guts out. I need to get my tomatoes and peppers planted.

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