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Old 1 Week Ago   #106
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So did you get any production at all from your okra?
What few there were was tasteless.
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It is time to think outside of all the University of who cares crap I've read. I'm going to grow plants in this soil.
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The trouble is the soil doesnt care how determined you are.
I agree Marsha. That's why I want to go with unconventional ideas - think outside of the box. If my thoughts work - I can share them with others to give them hope. If they do not work, I can say that I tried.
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Have you tried Sweet Million Cherries?

Resistant to RKN, Fusarium Wilt, Mosaic Virus and Leaf Spot!.

http://parkseed.com/sweet-million-hy...p/05347-PK-P1/
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Sweet Million were the first to go. I had two plants.
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That really stinks!
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Yes, I agree.

I was wrong, the first plant to go was a Sungold, but that plant never did look quite right. Then the two Sweet Millions plants. Sweet Million is somewhat resistant to Fusarium race 1. We have Fusarium race 3 in our soil.
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I found that heavy mulching of okra delayed RKN for a while and keeping it constantly watered also helped. I grew mostly Cowhorn okra and usually did quite well with it. In spots where the RKN was really bad the plants would stunt and grow slowly and some wouldn't even make it to the production stage before starting to die.

I have pulled out about a dozen of my grafted tomato plants from my first planted tomato bed and checked all of them for RKN when removing them and have not found one yet showing any RKN. One end of the bed they were planted in was always one of the worst spots for RKN. I did see severe RKN on some of my cucumbers that were removed but they were less severe in the bed where I used a lot of peat and mulched them heavily.

Salt I feel your pain with the combo of RKN and fusarium since I too suffer from the same problems. I did find that over time adding lots of organic matter to the soil and using raised beds did lessen the extent of RKN damage and the severity; but every time I neglected to keep up the organic content the RKN problem would worsen. In just a two year period not adding organic matter would result in beds with soil far too sandy and much worse RKN problems.

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