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Fungus Friday 1 – Orange Cluster

Photographing mushrooms seems to be a thing for me so I decided that on Fridays during the summer I will post mushrooms. So here is the first post in the category.

At my day job there is a lot of mushrooms and most of them are orange. Click here to see some tiny mushrooms from last week.

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Unable to Produce

I have 2 types of tomatoes planted, Juliet’s and Beefsteak. Now the Juliet tomatoes are doing great. I have picked a bunch of tomatoes already and there are lots more still growing.

Now the beefsteak tomatoes were growing perfectly fine. The plant is nice and big with lots of limbs. It even started to flower. But no tomatoes ever formed. Now all the leaves have started to curl. All leaves are still green, no sign of bugs or anything.

Do I need to cut it down and start over or is there something I can do to save it?

 

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Orange

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Blonde Bombshell #2

This is the silky part of corn. It looks like blonde hair free flowing in the wind. I previously did one like it a few years ago Blonde Bombshell.


“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”

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What Now!?

Gardening is a great learning experience, exciting to watching as the seeds begin to grow and form identifible vegetables, and it has been a very relaxing time for me.

With all the YouTube videos I watched and reading I did, I did not pay to attention to the negative things that could happen in any garden.

You already know about the gopher/groundhog well now I have caterpillars that are eating up my cabbage.

I had a total of 11 caterpillars on my cabbage leaves. Another Sugar Honey Ice Tea moment. Needless to say I did some quick reading and bought some BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) fromAmazon that will be here tomorrow.

I will be pruning off all the leaves that have been eaten and hope the rest will be ok once I apply the BT.

Do any of you Gardners out there recommend any natural way of ridding the garden of these pesky pest?

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On a Good Note

Despite the rodent reeking havoc on parts of my garden, the vegetables are still flourishing.

My juliet tomatoes, stringbeans, and bell peppers are doing good.

Question if the leafy part of a carrot are gone will they still mature and produce carrots? Hopefully this is not a totally stupid question…

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Birdhouse Gourd Flower

This is a flower on my Birdhouse gourd plants. Once the flower opens it only last for 1 day. Then it closes up and starts to turn brown.

I cannot wait to see the Birdhouse gourds begin to form. Hopefully it won’t take to long.

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Babies Galore

I believe Image from 2017?

This is a Hen and Chick plant that was my Grandmother’s. She had it for many years in a decorative tire planter.

The plant had outgrown the tire plant so it wasd time for some new pots.

I gave away half and transplanted the other half into several different pots.

Here is the one I transplanted into a strawberry pot in May 2018.

In 13 months it has taken over the strawberry pot and I am considering taking some of the “babies” off and giving them their own pots.

I might just let it keep growing as is and watch it take over the log it sits on.

What’s your opinion?

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After the Storm

Worrying does not take away

tomorrow’s troubles,

It takes away today’s peace.

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What A Difference

In my garden I ran out of space in one of the raised beds that I was putting my cabbage in so I put the last two in a container and used differennt soil, Miracle-Gro Organics. What a difference!

Now I started both plants as seeds so they are the same “age”.

Look how big the leaves are on the one that had the Miracle-Gro Organics! I will continue to use this product for all future plantings.

Unfortunately Mr. Gerald Goph-Hog had a nice meal with the other beautiful cabbage…oh and I found out he lives under my deck.

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