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Post  jrfrommd on 6/24/2014, 8:49 pm

This Mels Mix just aint fair..This is my first year so I don't know if this is typical but I give you ......RESULTS

Planted this Squash FROM SEED on 5/25/14! ONE MONTH AGO!(you can see a post about thinning them here)

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t18092-sprouts-thinning

looks like squash on the way!





Planted this Zucchini from 3" seedling on 5/25/14

2 more like this lil' fella' on the opposite side!





I owe this STRICTLY to your guys advice along the way & MM!

this is a VERY gratifying...any advice or thoughts on how to continue from here?
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Post  jrfrommd on 6/24/2014, 9:26 pm

aaannndddd....now that things are picking up..what do i need to be on the lookout for as far as the dreaded "SVB"?
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Post  sanderson on 6/24/2014, 9:37 pm

Can't personally answer your question regarding the SVB, but I can give a round of applause to the caretaker of the MM and plants.  clap 
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Post  camprn on 6/24/2014, 10:44 pm

My suggestion is use the search feature to find numerous threads about SVB. Also, Google is your friend. Get some general info under your belt and you should be good.

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Post  giant_trainer on 6/24/2014, 11:16 pm

what is SVB?
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Post  camprn on 6/24/2014, 11:20 pm

@giant_trainer wrote:what is SVB?
Sorry, squash vine borrer. Squash plant killer.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 12:37 am

I like how vertical your squash are! I know sanderson does that too, but I've never tried it. Show us more pics when your squash are further along -- it's fun to see them in tomato cages, something I would never have thought of.
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Post  jrfrommd on 6/25/2014, 7:02 am

Yeah thanks camp... I found a nice 4 page thread after I'd already posted the question about it(svb)
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/25/2014, 7:56 am

Woo-Hoo, JR!

 way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go
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Post  plantoid on 6/25/2014, 8:43 am

Think about reinforcing your vertical frame so you can fasten hammocks under the bigger fruits as if left a while some will become up to 3 feet long by a good foot or more thick and weigh in at six or seven pounds or more .
 Keep up the watering regime a few liquid feeds of tomato feed at the rate for a fully fruited plant will make sure you keep up the high nutritional feed it needs as the fruits grow bigger & use more nutrients.
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Post  jrfrommd on 6/25/2014, 2:49 pm

@plantoid wrote:Think about reinforcing your vertical frame so you can fasten hammocks under the bigger fruits as if left a while some will become up to 3 feet long by a good foot or more thick and weigh in at six or seven pounds or more .
 Keep up the watering regime a few liquid feeds of tomato feed at the rate for a fully fruited plant will make sure you keep up the high nutritional feed it needs as the fruits grow bigger & use more nutrients.
 other than my original "garden trust fertilizer" application at first planting ....the only thing I have done is apply a foliar "Organic Neptune Harvest Fish & Seaweed" on the foliage level a time or 2...thoughts?
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Post  plantoid on 6/26/2014, 12:10 am

Thoughts ....
Make that frame a lot stronger   Laughing
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