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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/13/2012, 11:53 pm

what can i say......Beautiful, Beautiful...weather this weekend in the PNW area!

took some pics today to share Very Happy we have been having much warmer temps then normal.....we are worried about our tom's....a lot of them look a bit burnt and their color is off.....*light green* like Florescent -and curling tips....we gave them some epsom salt (2 Tb spoons per gal of water) (first time using it)....hope that is the right formula.......we also used some Roots organics made from bat guana and langbeinite with a HPK of 0-5-4......hoping it will perk them up.....last year we had some BER and the leaves were looking a little bit light green then too....any suggestions would be great Very Happy

Brandywine (heirloom) first time trying to grow them.....i think they look the worse



Italian paste (heirloom)



Saved seed from a volunter yellow/orange cherry from last year...we have a couple of these guys and they are all doing great!



rainbow (heirloom)



marglobe (heirloom)



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Epsom salt?

Post  Pepper on 5/14/2012, 8:27 am

I have not heard of the need for this. Could I ask you to elaborate more about this.
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Post  rod champion on 5/14/2012, 9:15 am

I know the wood chip question is going to pop up...Is it just for mulch? Not mixed in the dirt? Then they will go with wood chips decaying and depleteting nitrogen in soil. And if they are in soil, not just a covering to hold in water.. then definetly add nitrogen.

Are they needing water? Another question will be is manure in MM too green.. therefore over nitrogening dirt..

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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/14/2012, 2:10 pm

wood chips are just on the top Very Happy

manure came from bags......the steer and chicken were strong smelling....hmm....if it is over nitrogening then what do we do?

thanks for the help!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/14/2012, 2:16 pm

@Pepper wrote:I have not heard of the need for this. Could I ask you to elaborate more about this.

here is a good video that talks about using epsom salt in the garden Very Happy

http://www.youtube.com/user/ehowhome?v=cS1CDJ98ZAQ

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