Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

Information and discussion regarding garden diseases, insects and other unwelcome critters.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 18, 2017   #256
carolyn137
Tomatoville® Moderator
 
carolyn137's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Upstate NY, zone 4b/5a
Posts: 19,868
Default

Just a few comments.

Someone early in this thread said that Fusarium does not infect the seeds, and that fermenting the seed is what to do. And that is correct since Fusarium is only found on the outside of the seeds.

Pathogens such as the common bacterial ones as well as those viruses looked into,as well as Viroids, and now the Potato Spindle Virus from Australia, which also infects tomatoes,is also here in the US.

Some say they follow up with a bleach treatment,I never did as is true with many of my tomato friends as well.

Fact is, that several of us researched the oxidative methods of Oxyclean, Comet, etc, no one,to date has shown that it works for TOMATO seeds. Other seeds like pine cone,yes.

Carolyn
__________________
Carolyn
carolyn137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 18, 2017   #257
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 9,613
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
When that Dynamite food came out, I had several free samples of it. Me personally I didn't care for it. Didn't do a thing for me. I used to use Osmocote for in ground plants and then I switched to Vigrow (sp) from Home Depot. it about 8 bucks cheaper than Osmocote and seems to work better.

If you have a thrift store near by, get a cheap piece of sheer curtain material to provide a bit of shade for those plants at least til they get bigger. If you have any in the house, maybe your wife won't notice if one or two missing for a few months.

Gonna keep my fingers crossed for you. Hopefully something will grow or work out.
I have around 20 bed sheets that I use for shading. Our first born grandson named them dragons because they look sort of like Chinese dragons when being used.

From my personal experience on using organic fertilizers - I haven't seen any difference in the brands. I mostly just wanted to use it up to get it out of the garden tools and garden related barn.

Quote:
Originally Posted by swellcat View Post

Really?

Might work for someone with a Green Acres or King Ranch spread, but, can't the land-challenged enjoy a tomato, too?

Good luck with the new seeds and inspirations.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockporter View Post
I have that same question. My understanding is to rotate your crop and not plant again in the same spot for the same year. If that works great, but I have space challenge too and I can't see going even that long without planting again in the same spot without at least twice per year. I can rotate once and then I have to rotate back to the same containers.
It's a little closer to Green Acres out here. The 45'x45' main garden will be used to grow things that are supposed to kill RKN starting this fall with the second winter of growing Elbon Cereal Rye. This PDF explains it. http://30r8p93i26e4rjv9qo3ulokei.wpe...Cereal-Rye.pdf
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 21, 2017   #258
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 9,613
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissS View Post
Well I hope that the address I had was correct, because, you have 4 packs of seeds on their way to you from Seeds and Such.

Nobody here is more deserving of these seeds that YOU. I hope that they work out and give you something that tastes like a tomato. If not, Oh Well.......
The tomato seeds from Seeds n Such arrived today. Along with a couple free packs of seeds.

Hybrid Turnip Royal Crown
Swiss Chard Celebration

Thank you very much
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 31, 2017   #259
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 9,613
Default

One of the Campari F2 plants has blooms on it already. I first saw them a few days ago when our high temperatures were around 100F.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Day Ago   #260
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 9,613
Default

I'm revisiting this thread. The other raised beds are showing definite signs of Fusarium. I've had to pull a few plants, and there's no sign of RKN in the roots. There are a few tomatoes and lots of flowers that have been there for over a month with no growth of the plant or tomatoes being produced. They're still covered in flowers though.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert

Last edited by AlittleSalt; 1 Day Ago at 02:57 AM. Reason: Speeeeling
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Day Ago   #261
MissS
Tomatovillian™
 
MissS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,410
Default

I sure am glad to hear that there are no signs of RKN in these beds. It sounds as if RKN is the devil to beat. Fusarium can be dealt with by growing plants that are resistant to it.

I still am so very sorry that you are having such disease pressures trying to grow some decent tomato plants.
__________________
HOOPER ~ aka Patti
Zone 5
MissS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Day Ago   #262
Worth1
Tomatovillian™
 
Worth1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bastrop Texas Lost Pines Forest.
Posts: 30,287
Default

How are the onions doing in it or garlic.
Worth
__________________
Home of Cactus Flats Botanical Gardens.
The dinner table is where we need to get acquainted not the battlefield.
I Seek The Truth.
Worth1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Day Ago   #263
AlittleSalt
Tomatovillian™
 
AlittleSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Zone 8A Texas Heat Zone 9
Posts: 9,613
Default

I haven't grown onions in the raised beds yet, but I will be this coming year. Squash grew alright in one of the raised beds - but nothing to brag about. I planted Okra in the raised bed beside the one with squash - I had an okra plant grow about a foot tall... yeah, that was out of 18 plants. I'll have to grow okra in a large pot with store bought soil/mix.
__________________
Salt, AlittleSalt, Robert
AlittleSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:01 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★