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8/2/11 1:00 P

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When to do fall plantings of vegetables depends on your first frost date. You can check with your local Master Gardeners or University Extension Serice for this date.
Then check how long it takes for the beans ot start producing and count back from the frost date. I would plant a couple of weeks before the date you come up with from this to allow for a few weeks of picking beans.
Since the soil is warm this time of year, seeds usually germinate sooner in the fall than in the cool soil of the spring. The plants frequently start producing faster also.

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8/1/11 11:05 P

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Along this same line...can I do another planting of green beans now that would produce in the fall. Or should I wait until the weather cools a bit at night (right now at 10PM it's 98!). Or will I not have luck with a second planting at all?

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7/31/11 2:38 P

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I can buy Baker Creek Heirloom seeds at a store just 26 miles south of me! Thanks!

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7/30/11 7:55 P

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Nah, Sharjo, unfortunately the ones out front will never produce. not good enough soil. We never prepared the soil to receive fruiting/vegetable plants. Too acidic, not enough potash, not enough nitrogen and all.
No worries. We have next year.

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7/30/11 7:21 P

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www.rareseeds.com Look for Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. They're wonderful!

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Brazilian orange eggplant? I'm intrigued! Where did you get those seeds?

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7/30/11 10:15 A

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Each plant produces both male and female flowers.

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have to agree with RVINCE, can't hurt to try a couple in a different spot. But it could be something else that is the problem. Last year my zuccini put out lots of flowers and no zuccini. This year though I have done nothing different,except have the second plant in the same area, they seem to be producing fine. Maybe there is something to the male/ female flowers. Does each plant have both flowers or is it plant spacific?

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7/29/11 8:04 P

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Some plants do not set fruit well in extreme heat, this may be the case with your squash. Also squash have both male and female flowers, they usually poduce mle flowers before they produce female ones. So if they are just beginning to flower, they may yet produce fruit.

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7/29/11 3:07 P

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Thats a nice assortment! Keeping your family healthy with non-GMO, congrats.
Now if we could only figure out a way to keep the neighbors hybrid pollen from blowing our way., emoticon
Let us know how the late planting works out as well as the rest of your harvest!


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I'm having the same problem, my plants are looking good and are blooming but nothing comes of it. The soil is good from mixing miracle grow soil into my soil, just not getting the zucchini. Keep us posted on how the replant goes, it might work. My grandfather told me with sweet corn you could still plant up to the second week of July and still get a crop and if you have blank spots in your corn you can reseed the blank spots and it will catch up with the other corn already up and it does work. Good luck with your replant.

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7/29/11 1:06 P

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Rvince,
Nah I won't hate you! I figure it might be worth a shot since I also have so many seeds still left. There's no way I'd use all the seeds next year and I don't like keeping seeds past 2 to 3 years. They tend to become unusable.
As for the heirlooms, yup, this year we planted a whole assortment of heirloom plants. 13 tomatoes, the Marina di Chioggia, Brazilian Orange Eggplant, Parisienne Carrots, Red Russian Kale, Italian Rose Beans.

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7/29/11 12:38 P

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I don't know if you'll have enough time but it's worth a shot.

For the one in the front, pick off all the flower buds and fertilize fertilize fertilize. We had a zucchini that was languishing so I pulled all the buds off (it was a tiny plant), piled manure around it, watered it real well and it grew bigger and is now producing!

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Nice to see you planting heirlooms!
You will surely be cutting it close as they take around 95-100 days to produce, but with the weather these days, you might get lucky and I don't see why you couldn't try it.
Just don't hate me if you get your frost before you get to pick!



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My Marina di Chioggia squash out front are just not producing all because we never took the time to really prepare our soil.
Now I'm starting to think about just putting one or two seeds out back next to my okra to see if I can't get anything out of it before the first frost (which is approximately mid Oct for us)
The soil is MUCH better in our back yard thanks to loads of compost, extra fill dirt, natural organic fertilizers and loads of compost tea.
Does anyone think this is possible since we're so late into the season?
Marina di Chioggia is a winter squash so it can tolerate a light frost but not a hard frost.

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