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Old 2 Days Ago   #211
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Might not be enough volume in the buckets to do it with okra or many other reasons.
Hard to tell from this far away.
But they do have to have a drain hole, whether you use it or not is up to the amount of water (if any water) in the container.

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Salt,
In your words.
Gardening has helped me tremendously even through the years of RKN and Fusarium Wilt 3. It has kept me busy, and this year's new-to-me container gardening has kept me busy learning. This garden is/are just baby steps.
I can only give you words on a page. But I feel that my garden is not only an outlet for my mind to explore, but a way to put those thoughts to work. I enjoy a challange. Container gardening for me has been a rollercoaster. It can make your buttcheeks tight, but when you get off the ride. It's a whole new world. I feel we will all fail or at least stumble. But if we continue, we'll all learn and be a better person for it.
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Old 2 Days Ago   #213
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My mind is saying, "Yes, do it." My body is saying, "No @#$% - not yet" ...I'll see the doctor tomorrow.

I didn't want to show pictures until I had the garden fully put together, but my body isn't agreeing. The first picture is of the super hybrids grown in infected ground. What looks like weeds are dwarf French marigolds.

The second and third picture are of the container gardens.
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Old 1 Day Ago   #214
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Looks great. Nothing to be ashamed of there. Marigolds are great for pests and vermin too. Good choice. Have a good one.
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Thank you, but it is far from what I want it to look like. I just spent money on fixing our quarter mile long driveway - the money I had for buying the cypress mulch. Picture #2 in post #213 shows where I ran out - that's bare infected soil - I hope to pick up some No Float cypress mulch tomorrow. I have $24 left until the first of June.

Today there was more tomato plant wilt during the hot and humid part of the day. An hour after the plants were in shade, I watered them (Watering always means using 4-18-38 / 15.5-0-0 Calcium Nitrate / Magnesium Sulfate.)

Picture #2 in post #213 also shows why I jokingly call the 5 gallon buckets, "Texas-sized Beer Cups" I have a problem with plants growing leggy when in solo cup stage...and now I'm feeding them in a bigger similar shaped container...
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Frankly, I envy your setup. I wish I could have even half of what you've got going on! If I were you, I'd be proud.



All I can do is have a handful (typically four or five) 5-gallon buckets sitting on the driveway... and I have to carry them into the garage at night and bring them back out in the morning so the deer don't eat them.
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Great job, it all looks fantastic!
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Well done!
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Thank you again
I found where the wilt was coming from...a broken branch. It was literally hanging on by a thread. The cage was propping it up. I think the dog did it.
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I just watched the local weather forecast. This May could very well be the hottest on record here - at least since pre 1898. What a year to try container gardening, but it makes things interesting. As I have written many times before - I will let you know how things grow or not.

As a side note: I did see our family doctor today. He prescribed Tylenol 3 with codeine 30MG for me to take whenever I feel it is needed (Every 8 hours apart). I feel comfortable with that prescription. I didn't want a pain medicine that I have to take daily. As each day goes by, I hope to get the new cages built and in place tomorrow. I never know what tomorrow is going to be like until it happens health-wise.

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I am glad you will have some recourse for the pain if you feel you need it, Salt.
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Looking good, your plants seem to look like they are healthy by the pics you posted.
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I just need to get out there and give them the attention they need. I've been feeding the yellow summer squash with the 4-18-38 / 15.5-0-0 Calcium Nitrate / Magnesium Sulfate too.. Mark, you know I had to give it a try - they are growing like weeds.

Sue, I'm glad I have the meds too. I really didn't want them, but I'm glad that this day is finally over. I felt horrible for breaking down to ask for them.
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Asking for pain medicine- I don't see that as a sign of weakness, Salt.


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