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Post  TCgardening on 7/21/2015, 8:18 pm

Gary,
 I'm still kind of new at this also but this may help with the summer garden.
 As far as summer time success I had a great harvest of Seminole Pumpkins last year. They took the heat in stride and the SVBs too. I had to spray them a few times with BT for a caterpillars though. They tend to take over the garden but kept going from early spring until late winter for me.
Being named Seminole they may not grow in Gator country. Real good eating pumpkin!
Seminole Pumpkins

I have has some summer success with the Asparagus bean. They are a bit slow to start producing but do well after that. Also a real favorite of the aphids. 
Yard long beans

I was just reading of Armenian Cucumbers. They seem to do real well in the heat of the SW & Texas, real sweet & good for pickles. I'm going to give them a try. 
Armenian Cucumber

The Poona Kheera cucumber was discussed in a article by the Leon County Extension Agent. Supposed to take the heat in stride & quite tasty.
Poona Kheera cucumber
Anyone here have any luck with them?

Sweet potatoes do real well but I planted mine in un-improved sand. I harvested some potatoes but they were all real small. I'll prep a area properly for them next time.
My list of don't is longer than the do plants.
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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/21/2015, 8:37 pm

Never heard anyone's personal experiences growing the poona kheera cucumbers, but read somewhere of a Brit's surprise at seeing that, when they ripened, virtually the whole of a town in India seemed to have plopped down on the spot at once and gorged endlessly on them. Gets so hot in India -- they must be both a huge relief and a treat where they come from.

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Post  hartge01 on 7/21/2015, 8:54 pm

How cool is that?! Thank you! I have never even heard of any of those outside of the pumpkin. Of course the pumpkin is orange so it may grow well here in Gator country. And thanks for the links also. I think I will give some a try next season. I have an Indian friend (from India), and I think it would be cool to surprise with some of those cukes seeing Marc's comment.

I guess I need to figure out what I am going to plant for fall though. Cabbage (I have had good luck with that), good results with spinach and of course I am anxiously waiting to plant lettuce again. That is one thing I have been able to grow pretty well. And peas, snow peas. I have done well with those.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/21/2015, 10:01 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:If you want Long Cucumber to have any chance at winning, as well as retaining the love  of the local citizenry and the support of the local business community, you'll have to build it a taxpayer-financed new stadium.   Start by floating a $85-million bond and granting 25 years of tax concessions and work your way up from there.  

Go Long Cucumber!

I am all in for Long Cucumber!

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Post  BeckieSueDalton on 7/22/2015, 9:53 am

Hi Gary,

I'm right there with you in the No Patience trolley.  I planted seeds and seedlings and tended them carefully and given them a bit of attention every single day.  I'm learning a LOT, but there's not really been any real harvest of any kind yet.  

First Year for the win!

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Post  sanderson on 7/22/2015, 10:52 am

Theft of Yard long beans in Fresno. The Hmongs grow these, and this woman is to be commended as she is single and putting 3 of here kids through college.

http://www.kmph.com/story/29602752/thieves-target-southeast-asian-crops

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Post  Razed Bed on 7/22/2015, 11:34 am

What's this nation coming to when it appears that farm and garden theft are becoming prevalent.  It is not because the pilferer is starving for food; he/she is starving for money to buy that new iPod, Nikes, and whatever is the current drug of choice.


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Post  TCgardening on 7/22/2015, 12:44 pm

The news had a video of a lion walking thru someone's backyard in Milwaukee.
Maybe it is just the home gardeners super hero, Garden Cougar!

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Post  TCgardening on 7/22/2015, 8:05 pm

This one was in the garden.
I would be messing with her...
Wisconsin Cougar
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Post  TCgardening on 7/23/2015, 7:12 pm

Typo, I meant to say wouldn't mess with her.

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Post  hartge01 on 8/10/2015, 3:39 pm

OK, so I have a single okra flower. Yes, just one. All of my plants are 5' plus in height and seem to be very healthy...just no produce. You can see some aphids in this picture, but a bit of neem oil and all of those are gone.

Still no beans, a couple of tomatoes, again those plants look pretty good in comparison to what my tomatoes usually look like.

Corn gone
Ginger looks good and the two potato plants that just popped up seem to be doing well.

Yesterday and today are the first days it hasn't rained in about a month, at least it feels that way. A couple storms left me thinking the gardens were gone, but they hung in.

Looking forward to another fresh start for fall.


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Post  hartge01 on 8/10/2015, 3:45 pm

@BeckieSueDalton wrote:Hi Gary,

I'm right there with you in the No Patience trolley.  I planted seeds and seedlings and tended them carefully and given them a bit of attention every single day.  I'm learning a LOT, but there's not really been any real harvest of any kind yet.  

First Year for the win!
 Yea very odd year as some have pointed out. (Between the cougar/lion conversations! Very Happy )
Anyway, I usually get something out of the carnage that ends up being my garden. At least enough to justify the cost of seeds. This year.. nothing. A few pretty flowers and that's it.

Hang in there. For no other purpose than good therapy.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/10/2015, 6:06 pm

@TCgardening wrote:The news had a video of a lion walking thru someone's backyard in Milwaukee.
Maybe it is just the home gardeners super hero, Garden Cougar!

Yes, Garden Cougar, keeping the varmints and vandals and rodents at bay in the backyard gardens! Elusive, yet omnipresent....love it, TC!!!

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Post  sanderson on 8/11/2015, 4:17 am

I see more okra flower buds above that beautiful flower. Okra and eggplant have pretty flowers.

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Post  hartge01 on 8/11/2015, 7:15 am

Yes, this was my first attempt at okra and you are right Sanders, the flowers are very nice. Wish I had several blooming at once.

I am trying to convince my wife to let me put a box outside of our front window. Lot's of sun (about 6 hours) and the best spot for my house. My other boxes are doing well to get four or five hours of direct sunlight. A lot more flowers would help with persuasion!

Thanks again.

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Post  kauairosina on 8/11/2015, 3:34 pm

What a travesty!  Looked at the article Sanderson.  Thieves have no scruples.  She works so hard just to have some jerks rip her off.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/11/2015, 3:53 pm

That hibiscus looking thing is an okra flower??? wow.
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Post  kauairosina on 8/11/2015, 4:11 pm

I believe okra is part of the same family as hibiscus - something like malvaseae...

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Post  hartge01 on 8/11/2015, 7:49 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:That hibiscus looking thing is an okra flower???  wow.
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Yep, okra it is! 12 plants all over five feet tall and only one flower! WOOOO HOOOO!
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Post  sanderson on 8/12/2015, 2:46 am

I planted 22 okra seeds and got one plant. Just not my year for okra.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/12/2015, 5:15 pm

@sanderson wrote:I planted 22 okra seeds and got one plant. Just not my year for okra.

So often, with you and me, it seems it's either feast or famine!

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Post  sanderson on 8/12/2015, 6:03 pm

Laughing Isn't that the truth!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/15/2015, 7:58 am

Just ate the rest of last year's okra in a jambalaya.

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