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Old August 15, 2018   #46
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From GoDawgs above: "Totally nematoded". That would be a great screen name here on TV! It is very descriptive and very versatile...

Dang, my sinuses are really acting up; I feel just totally nematoded....

Whew, work was a booger today! I am wiped out...totally nematoded....

Ugh...shouldn't have drank that whole 6pack last night; I feel like compost. Totally nematoded....

Good on you, Ms Dawgs, great term!
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Old August 15, 2018   #47
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From GoDawgs above: "Totally nematoded"... It is very descriptive and very versatile... Good on you, Ms Dawgs, great term!
Aw, shucks... maybe we can shorten it... "totally 'toded"
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Old August 16, 2018   #48
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Aw, shucks... maybe we can shorten it... "totally 'toded"
Even better!
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Old August 31, 2018   #49
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Nice job and thanks.Located in zone 8 central part of South Carolina.In boat with you constantly fighting rn nematodes.Tried Monterey Nematode Control and did see improvements.Love my Cherokee Purples and you know they are resistant to nothing.
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Old August 31, 2018   #50
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Used Monterey Nematode Control this year on 8 Cherokee P & 4 Mortgage L and this product appears to have reduced the nematodes by 70% as compared to other plants.
It is expensive but appears to have helped.
Would like to hear feedback from anyone that has tried the product.
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Old August 31, 2018   #51
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Default Forgot to ask shrimp/crab meal use??

Any comments on shrimp/crab meal {chitin} ?
Have you used, how used any help on the nematodes??
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Old September 1, 2018   #52
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Default Does anyone else run into this problem??

Raised beds have to have 3/4 in. of soil removed to allow room for new compost and cover crop to be worked in??Have never heard this discussed before and just wanted some feed back.
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Old September 1, 2018   #53
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I don't have any problems with nematodes but I routinely remove a couple of inches of soil from my raised beds and replace it with new compost soil mix
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Old September 10, 2018   #54
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Default 'Tode-ness In The Okra

Today I decided to dig up the two 'Stewart's Zeebest' okra plants I tried this year. They were decidedly different okras, but I digress. This was, at least last year, a bed whose plants showed no evidence of nematodes. Not this year. Okra roots:



This surprises me as they were pretty prolific plants all season. There are still two 'Bowling Red' out there that I tried this year along with three 'Jing Orange', which has been my go-to okra. All five have dropped most of their leaves and slowed down production but it's about time. It will be interesting to see the roots once I pull them.

On the other hand, I noticed that all of the Jing are pushing new foliage at the main leaf axils so I will hold off removing the plants. Instead I will let the plants make more pods and let them dry for collection.

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wow, Miss Dawgs, you got toded again? It's amazing to me that the critters attack almost anything... Good luck, and keep us posted! ...and Go Dawgs!
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Old September 11, 2018   #56
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I had a revelation the other night. Perhaps it was the wine. Rather than take chances with the nematodes, just plant on that side of the garden the stuff that they don't bother. Duh. So for the next season that means the garlic, onions, scallions and anything else planted real early while the soil is still too cold for the 'todes to want to get out of bed. That would include the green peas and the real early brassicas like cabbage that I'm now planting out early February (pushing the envelope!). Also the early Spring Treat corn I'll try in a bed. It's technically a grass and 'todes won't mess with it at all.

It almost seems that if plants can get up and running and get some age to them before the attack begins, they do better. But that doesn't explain the successful okra which was planted in warm soil unless the population just started to build in that bed late summer.

It also means I'll have to shoehorn everything else into the other side of the garden. I'll have to ponder on that. Maybe over another glass of wine.
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Dawg, I get nematodes nearly everywhere I plant okra before the season is over. Two things that seem to help a lot are keeping them mulched and watering them regularly and heavily. Before I started doing this I would lose most of my okra plants just as they started to make good. Now almost all of them last til I am sick of okra or it is too cold and all the leaves fall off.

When I pulled my cantaloupe this year they were eaten up with nematodes. Some of them had it so bad that the ground right under the main stem was just a solid mass of nodules. It was like digging up a big rock under the plant it was so solid. I have seen a lot of nematode damage over the years but nothing close to what I saw under the cantaloupes. Surprisingly they made really good up until late July then faded fast.

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Thanks for those insights, Bill. These okra were mulched and watered well. Lord knows that okra wants all the heat it can get and all the water you can pour to it.

That's amazing about your cantaloupes. I've never seen neemies that bad and never hope to!
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Thanks for those insights, Bill. These okra were mulched and watered well. Lord knows that okra wants all the heat it can get and all the water you can pour to it.

That's amazing about your cantaloupes. I've never seen neemies that bad and never hope to!
I'm not going to grow cantaloupes again I don't think. I was astounded at the nematodes and with my soil and location I don't want to grow anything that encourages them. I have been dealing with them for over 40 years in this location and up until the cantaloupes this year they had been getting less and less of a problem. My cantaloupes were very heavily mulched and well watered but it didn't help them like it did my cucumbers and okra in the past so I can only assume they are much more desirable to the nematodes.

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