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11/7/11 8:29 P

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It was a bad growing season here in northern Illinois. My cucumbers got a bug in the stems. My tomatoes ripened later then usually, so when I went on vacation in Oct there were more green ones then red ones. Peppers were late but I did get most of them and froze them. My red ones didn't get red by vacation. Good point is my Kale and SwissChard are doing great.

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11/4/11 1:20 P

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Since it is the end of growing season for me (and I believe a lot of others) I thought it would be a good time to bring this one back up. I'm finding corn hard to grow. The second batch I grew was eaten by bugs and it got colder here a lot ealier than last year. My potted onions always seem to sprout a little then die off.

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5/19/11 11:22 A

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I don't think this would be a kill, but maybe. i planted lettuce, kale and chard from seeds and none have come up, I'm going to have to replant.

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5/8/11 8:03 P

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I just killed 2 lovely African Violets a couple of weeks ago. After having them indoors for forever and they were looking really great, I don't know what possessed me to take them outside in early spring. I only meant for them to get some rays for a day or two. BUT it was the wrong move, those were also rather cold nights--the poor plants died shortly thereafter despite my attempts to save them.

I shall miss them but will know better next time!

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This is a great thread! It's nice to know even experienced gardeners sometimes lose crops. :) Last year was my first garden on my own. It was also one of Seattle's not-garden-friendly summer weather patterns.

I got 3...count 'em, 3...green beans (beans, not plants) and 1 teeny ear of corn from 16 stalks.
Cucumbers never came up
Slugs (or raccoons) got most of the big tomatos
Spinach & arugula went from seed to bolt before I could eat any

I've got a bit more information for this year...and now support from YOU GUYS!...and I'm really excited to get started on this years garden.




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10/25/09 11:17 A

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Thought I'd revisit this discussion thread.
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Remember the tomato plants that I said were "hopelessly lost" to the giant nasty green hookworms, and those plants got put behind the storage/tool shed and left untended. . . . . well, my
Hunny didn't have the heart to uproot them. (He hates to kill things, even bug-eaten plants.)

He just got put them there and left them untended. No water, no fertilizer, nothing.

YOU SHOULD SEE THEM NOW! They are alive and looking beautiful, even with the shorter days and the
colder (near freezing) nights we've been having.

Go figure. Do we have garden gnomes in Arkansas?

They're not setting a huge number of new blossoms but their fruits (tomatoes) are beautiful and we'll be having a nice Fall Tomato salad soon.


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10/12/09 4:16 P

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For me it was a couple of things:
1) a multicolor butterfly bush I bought online from a nursery (was turning black with rot when I received it and I should have sent it back then but thought I'd give it a try--learned my lesson).
2) irises - I shouldn't have covered them with as much mulch because when I was cutting them I noticed a lot of moldy yellow leaves and wet rotted roots.
Better luck next year.
3) oregano - all turned black and died, don't know why.
Oh well, better luck next year.
The good news is that I had many more perennials come back than I lost, so I consider that an overall success.
-Cindy

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10/11/09 3:34 P

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You're so funny Kay. I loved your post!!!
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Well said . . . what didn't you kill this year . . .
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10/11/09 3:27 P

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WRONG QUESTIN IT SHOULD BE WHAT DIDN'T YOU KILL IN YOUR GARDEN??????????????? LIKE MS. ELENI ALMOST EVERYTHING . WORST GARDEN I EVER HAD. IT HAS TO BE BETTER NEST YEAR.

GOD BLESS EVERY ONE THAT VISITS THIS PAGE JESUS IS LORD

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10/10/09 9:46 A

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Ms. Eleni . . . you made me laugh so hard this morning, I accidentally woke my Hunny up!
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I wasn't laughing at your massive garden death scene but the way you said it was terrific!!!

Guess that means quite a few of us are "Garden-Variety-Murderers" huh?
With the way the weather's been so crazy these days, and all the professional farmers loosing their crops (OUR FOOD SUPPLIES!!!!) too, we shouldn't feel too badly - - - except for dum-dums like myself who accidentally stepped on & squished some nice growing melons. That's unforgiveable!
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10/9/09 11:14 P

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10/8/09 6:10 P

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So it's "confession time" huh. emoticon

Well, we accidentally killed baby watermelons that were so well hidden in some grass that we didn't see them when we were looking closely at the plants, so they got squished underfoot.

That was very upsetting. Our luck wasn't too good this year. Tomatoes were good - - until those big green worms devoured them, steams, leaves, fruits & all! Squash never really make a good showing.
Got a couple of Canteloupes and that was it for that type of fruit.

The best luck was with the Wildflower seeds for Hummingbirds & Butterflys. They're still popping out beautiful new varieties of flowers!

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10/8/09 2:08 P

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i killed spinach in a pot that i found in the garage with dirt so i put seeds in it and some fresh earth on top and after it turn yellow found out it was peat moss not to good to grow in.oh well next year!

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I planted a Annabelle hydrangea that may not be dead but its on life support. It just wasn't looking good so I moved it so I'll see if that worked.

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10/8/09 11:38 A

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Radishes, they did not like our soil.

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My sweet peas. I think I planted them too late.

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We had too much rain and too many weeds--I didn't keep the weeds out of my tomatoes and lost several plants. I'm a fair-weather gardener!

But I've still got sweet taties to dig, if the rain hasn't made them rot!


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This wasn't a mistake: Poison Ivy!! I had it all gone and then I found a new patch in a remote corner coming in from the neighbor's side. It is all-out war!

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I thought I would ask.... we can learn from our mistakes and what didn't work if we share.


IT all begins with YOU..... Plant the seeds and get growing healthy!

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