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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3076
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Weather has been dynamite; My daughter is in from LA (moved there from Hawaii in August) and has had unbelievable weather in Florida. First thing she said was how much she loved the humidity.

Tomato plants are loving the cool nights and warm days. My plants are drenched with dew in the AM too. It is dried off by about 9 AM. Haven't seen anything bad from it.

If things continue, it is definitely going to be a banner season.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3077
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Weather has been dynamite; My daughter is in from LA (moved there from Hawaii in August) and has had unbelievable weather in Florida. First thing she said was how much she loved the humidity.

Tomato plants are loving the cool nights and warm days. My plants are drenched with dew in the AM too. It is dried off by about 9 AM. Haven't seen anything bad from it.

If things continue, it is definitely going to be a banner season.
I hope it will. All of you working so hard, it just has to be.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3078
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Let me tempt you......Low is 64F, high is 82F. And if you come to my house I will send you home with a box of fresh tomatoes, muahaha!
It is very tempting. We are looking for a house. Having hard time to choose area. My DH really likes Marathon. Even hurricane did not scare him. The prices are higher there.
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Ella I don't suggest it, too hot, and too expensive. Plus only 1- 2 lane road to evacuate from, makes hurricane prep a nightmare.
Have you tried Sannibel, or Marco Island?
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3080
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Maybe go there in July to see if you can stand the heat?
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3081
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Got ten 7-gallon growbags for free from my neighbor. No handles, but the fabric is sturdy.

Also found these bed's head frames (?) on the curbside and made them into trellises or shades for my seedlings.

And a couple compost bags for half price.

Overall not a bad Christmas day.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3082
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Something in one evening appears to have eaten many small heads of Broccoli in a Raised Bed with my latest plantings. My first guess is a rabbit. Any other guesses?
I can't imagine what to bait a trap with given that he has a whole RB of Broccoli to eat.
Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3083
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Row cover fabric would be my suggestion, or a thin cotton sheet.
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #3084
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Larry, sorry you got intruder. If it is a rabbit, carrots will be the best...
The other possible culprit is deer.
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Larry, do they have deer in central Florida?
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #3086
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Larry, sorry you got intruder. If it is a rabbit, carrots will be the best...
The other possible culprit is deer.
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Larry, do they have deer in central Florida?
Yes there are quite a few deer in Central Florida, but not where I live. I live in a urban area.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #3087
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Yes there are quite a few deer in Central Florida, but not where I live. I live in a urban area.
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I'm now more convinced it is a rabbit. I see where I think he is digging under the chain link fence in the back. I placed a have a heart trap there, maybe I will get lucky. If nothing else I may be able to close off his entry points and maybe he will just go away. He may not show up for a few nights. It is getting pretty cold here.
Below is a picture of a little owl setting outside one of my windows tonight. Poor thing. He sure looks cold.
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Larry, that owl probably targeting your intruder.
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So it's pretty much massive disease outbreak in my garden, and it come so quick, just after all the rain. Overall pretty horrible season. Except some plants are simply immune in a specific section of the garden.

On the other hand, getting great success with corn in containers. 2-3 cobs every stalks. They're so fun and easy to grow. Sometimes I wonder why I put so much effort into tomatoes.
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For a while I was starting to think I was living in a Frostproof, FL, but no it seems as I am still here in Orlando, where heavy frosts and hard freezes are all too possible.
Pictures taken on Jan 6th, after 2 or 3 early mornings at 32.
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