2019 Gardens, All sizes

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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby outdoors4evr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:47 pm

Definitely not doing well in the garden department. For Japanese Beetle infestations use this.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Spectracide-Bag-A-Bug-Japanese-Beetle-Trap/3120407
Locate it a good ways away (and best if upwind) from your garden (and hopefully down wind from your house) These bugs really stink bad. I seal the bag into a ziplock so that the garbage man will still stop at the road and pick up my trash.
On a good year you will be replacing the bag 1-2 times a week.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:03 pm

Don't put the traps in your garden, because they use a scent to attract the beetles. Put them in an area away from the garden. You'll catch them, without attracting them to the garden.

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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Eugene » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:18 pm

Things are starting to dry out. Garden, only thing left is cherry tomatoes and ground cherries. Will probably wait until late August to plant fall crops and next years garlic.

Garlic fell over, harvested and curing. Quality, unknown.

Tried the Japanese beetle traps. Work, sort of. Problem is that the Japanese beetles' larva are in the ground. Unless you can kill off the neighbor's beetles, not much help. Better to spray your vegetables and fruit trees.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby outdoors4evr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:08 am

This is about the right time of year to kill the larvae. Apply something like Scotts GrubEX to your lawn and garden to reduce next years Japanese Beetle production.
Look up when it is best to apply in your neighborhood. For South Michigan, it is around July 4th.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby SONNY » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Ground cherries here are starting to fill plants with husks. Tomatoes are loaded with green ones, first 2 rows of sweet corn about ready, 3 pickings of green beans done. Total of 49 quart bags in the freezer so far, goal was 52 bags so it's close. Started harvesting the onions and spreading them out on pallets in the machine shed to cure.
Potatoes are winding down so I started digging some of them, they are nothing to brag about, but they will eat. Sweet potatoes are not going to survive the jap attack so I about gave up on them.
Trying to haul water and can't keep up on what the plants need. No rain here for ages, just heat that is unbearable.
Jap beetles came out of the fields next door and about destroyed everything here. Apples and grapes are gone.

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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Eugene » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:48 pm

SONNY wrote:Trying to haul water and can't keep up on what the plants need. No rain here for ages, just heat that is unbearable.
Grass appears to be in the dormant state. Very hot and humid in central Missouri. Will just have to wait and see what the rest of the summer brings.

Think the farmers have harvested more than enough hay this spring to get them thru the winter.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Peter Person » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:14 pm

Green tomatoes, Bell peppers, blossoms on the green beans, cucumbers, yellow squash, and zucchini.
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Re: 2019 Gardens, All sizes

Postby Eugene » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:12 pm

Today for first time this year, the local farmers market vender had bicolor sweet corn. 6 very nice ears, $2.00.

Also had decent looking tomatoes, new potatoes, green beans, cucumber, squash, onions.

Up until this past Monday, next nothing at the local farmers market.
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