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Old July 2, 2015   #4
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Tracy.... welcome to NC! For me the tomatoes seem to be coming in
2-3 weeks earlier this year due to the warmer/wetter April and now the elevated temps recently.

Of course, that mean the diseases/insects arrive earlier as well!
I've been hand picking a lot of stink bugs and worms as well. The recent rains have made it difficult to maintain a consistent covering of dipel to keep the worms away... thus the hand picking.

Did you talk to the owner of the produce stand about his results?
I wonder if any of the organic methods you used would be economically viable for him to take up.

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