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Old June 27, 2017   #76
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Getting more than just a little tired of seeing these darn green Menard's buckets.
All I have to chose from is the ugly orange Halloween Home depot buckets and am jealous.

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Ace hardware has white ones.
Sometimes a better deal than orange.....
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Old June 27, 2017   #77
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What do you do with the soil from the bucket afther the seson of tomato past?
Do you reuse it next year? (Beginner's Question)
By the fall the bucket is a solid root bound plug that comes out in one big piece. The plugs get composted. Buying new ProMix each spring is expensive, but worth it. If I bought as many good peppers and tomatoes that came from those buckets it would cost more, not to mention the joy of growing them.
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Old June 28, 2017   #78
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And here is NOT dwarf Emerald Giant. Not sure what it will bring, but glad Craig noticed leaf type was incorrect.
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Getting more than just a little tired of seeing these darn green Menard's buckets.
All I have to chose from is the ugly orange Halloween Home depot buckets and am jealous.

Worth

And i keep thinking, 'what is Menard's?'.
(is it like a CanadianTire?)

Great looking plants, and those peppers!!!
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And i keep thinking, 'what is Menard's?'.
(is it like a CanadianTire?)

Great looking plants, and those peppers!!!
Menard's is a Midwest home improvement store. Some things are Menard's are fine, while others are of questionable quality.

Thanks! I know a lot of people are having tough tomato years, so far my year has been very healthy and getting great growth and fruit set. I hope it keeps up.
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We usually get our first ripe tomato right around July 4 +/- a few days. After the cold second half of May I figured we'd be a bit later than normal. We had a couple days of vacation before the 4th and wasn't sure if anything would be ready when we got home--nothing yet, not even a blushing tomato yet, so things will be much later than usual. Looks like it will be a race between Sungold and Silvery Fir Tree, possibly a Teensy dwarf that will start blushing in the coming days. Things are very lush and just a hint of some foliage issues which I'm attacking aggressively, lots of fruit set and loads of flowers.
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Snapped a couple photos while out in the garden today. Starting to get some fungal issues that I will be attacking more tonight.

Top, upper left. Noire de Crimee, at least is supposed to be, the shape looks off--any thoughts?

Top, upper right. Daniel Burson, loading up on tomatoes!

Top, lower left. Orange Jazz. The first truss only set 1 fruit as it was very cold around that time, and that tomato is getting huge. More smaller fruits are just starting.

Top, lower right. Mat-Su Express, a very healthy plant is that loading up and continues to flower like mad.

Bottom, left. Silvery Fir Tree--loads of tomatoes!

Bottom, right. Craig's Carolina Amethyst pepper, lots of peppers and very beautiful.
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So orange jazz is the middle left?
Everything looks nice.

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So orange jazz is the middle left?
Everything looks nice.

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Thanks Worth! Yes that's OJ. It is a big tomato already, at least baseball sized. But like I said I had issues with fruit set on first trusses on some varieties this year, hence only 1 fruit until recent small ones.
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Garlic 2017 was a big success! 36 heads of Chesnok Red. Wanted them out before we get rain overnight.
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Looks good!!

Blushing right around the corner....patience

My garlic needs a couple more weeks me thinks. Need to keep neighbors off of it since
I'm out of the country on holiday right now.
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Thanks! The blushing has commenced here! No surprise Sungold. Also a surprise tomato making it a race, one of the mutliflora micro dwarfs has a blushing fruit tucked deep inside the plant. Neck and neck down the stretch....
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Houston, we've got color! First tomato of the year will be eaten tomorrow. Tie between Sungold and a cherry microdwarf (left side).
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Looks awesome! Never had a Sungold- this will be on my bucket list of growouts!
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