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Re: Swiss Chard

Post  dstack on 12/12/2014, 1:01 pm

@sanderson wrote:Dstack, Wood board or heavy piece of cardboard.  You have to give it a try.  You may be surprised what crawls up under them.   Very Happy  You have rain basically all year around, correct.
I used a board last night and I only had a couple of millipedes under it this morning. So no surprise here.

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Post  has55 on 12/12/2014, 1:03 pm

sorry to repeat.
"sanderson, please forgive my ignorance, but this is the place to asked naive question, What are you doing with the jars? putting sluggo in it or just using tilted jars for the slugs to climb into it? "do you have any pictures?
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Post  camprn on 12/12/2014, 1:15 pm

@dstack wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Dstack, Wood board or heavy piece of cardboard.  You have to give it a try.  You may be surprised what crawls up under them.   Very Happy  You have rain basically all year around, correct.
I used a board last night and I only had a couple of millipedes under it this morning. So no surprise here.

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Post  sanderson on 12/12/2014, 3:20 pm

Dstack, good.

Has, I put a little SP in theme. It's raining. I'll take an in-place photo maybe tomorrow.
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Post  has55 on 12/13/2014, 11:39 am

Sanderson, what is "SP" and "theme" mean in SFG?
dstack, have you found any other insects under the board?
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Post  boffer on 12/13/2014, 11:42 am

lol That's a tough sentence to understand!

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Post  sanderson on 12/13/2014, 2:32 pm

Oh, crud. I should have taken the extra seconds to write out the name and proof read.

I put a little Sluggo Plus in them (baby food jars on their sides, opening pointed slightly downward). Makes a dry bait station.
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Post  dstack on 12/14/2014, 11:26 am

@has55 wrote:Sanderson, what is "SP" and "theme" mean in SFG?
dstack, have you found any other insects under the board?
Nope. Just a couple of millipedes. I did the board test again last night with one end lifted slightly and the only thing there this morning was 1 millipede.
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Post  martha on 12/14/2014, 11:53 am

Marc Iverson:
I remember you saying that and my thinking it was a really good tip. Now if I could only remember what I remembered without people reminding me to remember it, I wouldn't have so much trouble remembering stuff worth remembering


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Marc, I will take a photo and that will help you remember to remember what I told you to remember.


Martha: Priceless!
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Post  has55 on 12/14/2014, 11:35 pm

@martha wrote:Marc Iverson:
I remember you saying that and my thinking it was a really good tip. Now if I could only remember what I remembered without people reminding me to remember it, I wouldn't have so much trouble remembering stuff worth remembering


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Marc, I will take a photo and that will help you remember to remember what I told you to remember.


Martha: Priceless!

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Post  has55 on 12/14/2014, 11:38 pm

@sanderson wrote:Oh, crud.  I should have taken the extra seconds to write out the name and proof read.

I put a little Sluggo Plus in them (baby food jars on their sides, opening pointed slightly downward).  Makes a dry bait station.


thank you sanderson and boffer for the interpretation and instruction.
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Post  sanderson on 12/14/2014, 11:45 pm

I par boiled, chilled and froze these Kales and the rainbow chard.  We can't keep up eating them but eventually we won't have any growing.  Oh, I guess that's what a good home garden is for.
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Re: Swiss Chard

Post  has55 on 12/14/2014, 11:47 pm

sanderson, they are beautiful.
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Post  has55 on 12/14/2014, 11:51 pm

dstack, this may be helpful identifying what's is the culprit. it still looks like the cabbage looper to me.
swiss chard-disease , pest and problems
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Post  CapeCoddess on 12/26/2014, 10:59 am

@boffer wrote:lol That's a tough sentence to understand!

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Well done, offer! You are amazingly good at this. Must be all the practice.

It baffles me that this late in the season my kitchen garden chard is still getting eaten. I'm guessing slugs because the cabbage butterfly has been gone for ages.


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Post  dstack on 2/14/2015, 11:08 pm

I'm glad I didn't give up on my swiss chard.  The past few weeks the millipedes have totally left it alone and my chard has been growing nicely again.   Just had to report that good news. 

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/15/2015, 8:37 am

That's great, Dstack!  I'm happy for you!

I put mine out with the pansies I planted in an old bird bath.  They didn't make it thru the freeze, unfortunately...
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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/15/2015, 10:13 am

Mine are under 4 ft of snow at the moment. Wonder if they'll come back in spring...?
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Post  camprn on 2/15/2015, 10:29 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:Mine are under 4 ft of snow at the moment. Wonder if they'll come back in spring...?
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Post  has55 on 2/15/2015, 10:58 am

Ours is still growing nicely thru this fall and winter. tonight it will drop down to 32 degrees with wind chill of 22 degrees ant 3:00 AM
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