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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/29/2015, 9:08 pm

Windmere, I love it! So awesome! Inspiring for me with my fledgling boxes....I just wish I could post pictures like you guys rather than links...nbd I guess

Lovely..and delicious!
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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/30/2015, 4:04 am

Looks great Windmere. I'm impressed by that huge French marigold and am curious how your ginger-growing will work out.
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Post  sanderson on 7/30/2015, 4:04 am

Windmere, Really nice!

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Epiphany! Windmere names long unknown!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/30/2015, 9:36 am

OH MY! I have that "Blue Mist" stuff everywhere! I thought it was just a pretty weed, so I just let it come again year after year....no idea ever what it was!!!!! And yes, the pollinators are all over it, it is really pretty. Does it self seed, or is it perennial, Windmere?
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Post  Windmere on 7/30/2015, 12:30 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:OH MY!  I have that "Blue Mist" stuff everywhere!  I thought it was just a pretty weed, so I just let it come again year after year....no idea ever what it was!!!!!  And yes, the pollinators are all over it, it is really pretty.  Does it self seed, or is it perennial, Windmere?
Ha ha, I think a weed is all in the eye of the beholder.  My Blue Mist might be an annual (it dies back the first frost, but I don't know if there is still an active root system below ground).  Does it reseed? Boy does it!  I generally don't mind where it ends up, but sometimes they find their way into spaces reserved for other plants.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/30/2015, 9:46 pm

I literally have this everywhere....I love it, so pretty! And the bees and butterflies adore it!
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Post  Windmere on 8/3/2015, 3:06 pm

Yesterday I harvested these tomatoes.  I had harvested just two days before, so to have so many so soon is wonderful!  You can never have too many!!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/3/2015, 3:37 pm

Looks delicious! What kind are the little yellow ones?
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Re: SFG Garden - Fayetteville, GA 2015

Post  Windmere on 8/3/2015, 3:42 pm

Those are Sungold tomatoes.  They look yellower in the sunlight, but they are actually orange.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/4/2015, 8:34 am

Looks gorgeous, Windmere!

Is that Blue Mist a spirea?
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Post  Windmere on 8/4/2015, 11:31 am

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Looks gorgeous, Windmere!

Is that Blue Mist a spirea?
Thanks everyone for all the encouraging comments!

Marie,
The image I found that looks closest to it is:

Blue Mist Flower Eupatorium



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Deer Repellent

Post  Windmere on 8/4/2015, 1:07 pm

ATTENTION ALL DEER:  Keep moving, nothing to see here!



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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/4/2015, 1:32 pm

Some people swear by that stuff, but we've had dogs pooping and peeing all around the house, and get coyotes too ... and still deer still come right up to the door.
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Re: SFG Garden - Fayetteville, GA 2015

Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/4/2015, 6:42 pm

Leaves look like a member of the mint family...??

Pretty, though!
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Post  Windmere on 8/4/2015, 7:00 pm

Marc, so far these products have worked for me... so long as I remember to reapply after a very heavy rain.  I changed it up a bit between these three to prevent the deer from becoming accustomed to a single product.  The only casualty this season were two kumatos on my daughter's vine (I forgot to do her box in addition to all of mine after a very bad downpour).

Marie, my variety of Blue Mist is in the Aster Family.  Although, I have to say, when I first noticed it, I thought it looked like a member of the mint family too!  I found some more detailed information at wildflower.org. 

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http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COCO13


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/5/2015, 7:58 am

THAT'S what boneset looks like...  Thanks, Windmere!

And that's what it's been used for medicinally in the past...
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Floridade and Tiger Blush Tomatoes

Post  Windmere on 8/6/2015, 3:23 pm

I just wanted to post some more tomato pics.  I took these shots today, just before we had a downpour:

Except for Black Krim, I have never grown a truly large tomato.  This Floridade plant has been resistant to fungus and has, to me, huge tomatoes.  We can't wait for these to ripen:



These are Tiger Blush tomatoes.  I "bad mouthed" them in a previous post (I said they were riddled with fungus).  Well, after a good fungus treatment, they took off.  They've remained relatively disease free, even though surrounding tomatoes are doing poorly.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/6/2015, 4:22 pm

@Windmere wrote:Yesterday I harvested these tomatoes.  I had harvested just two days before, so to have so many so soon is wonderful!  You can never have too many!!


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I love that photo! My Sungolds have a week or 2 to go having been planted from seed later than my other maters. We're already munching the Black Cherries and Sweeties. But Sungolds are still my fave!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/6/2015, 6:04 pm

Especially when you catch them just perfectly ripe -- the flavor really hits some high notes!

Also love how productive they are.
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Post  Windmere on 8/6/2015, 6:21 pm

You both have my full agreement!  Smile
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/6/2015, 6:50 pm

Gorgeous! I bought a sweet million cherry, but lo and behold, it was mislabelled and it is either Sungold or Sunsweet--delicious! Better than what I thought I bought, but they were out of the Sun-varieties. Thanks goodness for a little lapse in the quality control at the seedling nursery!
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Post  sanderson on 8/7/2015, 2:39 am

Our local paper had an article on local tomatoes. Sungold "the sweetest tomato ever." "Sungold plants certainly are prolific; one 7-foot vine can produce thousands of tomatoes."

True?

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/7/2015, 2:53 am

Yes, with really good soil and enough space and sunlight and growing time. The neighbor who lets me use some of his beds usually plants sungold and sweet millions cherry tomatoes, and he loses many hundreds(at least!) simply to rot on the ground because he can't bother getting to them fast enough -- and neither can I! They are not a modest plant -- they really produce! And this while we are picking vastly more than we let rot.

And like many cherries I've dealt with, they tend to produce earlier and in hotter weather. The smaller the tomato, often the earlier you get 'em.

I will say that many people find sungold has unexceptional flavor. The soil makes all the difference, and picking right at their peak takes them to another level.
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Post  sanderson on 8/7/2015, 3:26 am

Thanks, I would love to have one prolific tomato plant. I wonder if the yellow color can be camouflaged with some red tomatoes for canning tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce?

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/7/2015, 5:15 am

Awww, who cares about looks? Spaghetti, like pizza, is a peasant food. It doesn't have to look perfect or this way or that way unless you say it does. I say get people used to trying more and newer things rather trying to cram every food experience into a narrowly acceptable mold.

Picked right at their peak, they usually segue into -- yup -- a gold(sungold!) rather than a yellow, or even better into a gold that is shading into orange and just on the brink of losing its luster. How they cook down I don't know, but you shouldn't get a yellow sauce.

Sungolds added into a green tomato chutney base are fantastic, by the way. At the end of the season, when you still have hundreds of tiny tomatoes, scoop 'em all off and you'l have quite a volume, and simmer 'em down into a sauce!
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