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Post  has55 on 7/11/2017, 5:32 pm

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@sanderson wrote:Has,  Some of the damage did looked like flea beetle in your link
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Post  sanderson on 7/11/2017, 10:07 pm

CC,  They look similar, but Sweet 100 goes ahead and turns red.  I also have both growing.  I like the Sun Gold when they are almost orange but the Sweet 100 when they are still yellow.

Has-san, the sorghum is for fun.  It was either going to be sorghum or commercial hemp.  Razz  It, along with sunflowers, corn, and now the tomatoes, are visible from the sidewalk.  

Big binder clips to secure material to 1/2" PVC or EMC, or to weigh down material.  Little clips to secure rolled-up ends of fabric.

For securing shade cloth to frames.  

Also, to secure the large overhead shade cloth to para-cord.  The small ones (or maybe they are medium ones?) work fine for the shade cloth.  I use the big ones to hold 2 pieces together (pictured) or to prevent the shade cloth from slipping left or right.

For securing 4 mil plastic to frames.  I no longer use plastic except for the little green house or for hail or bad storms.

Green house.

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/12/2017, 2:14 pm

Sanderson: I use those binder clips, too. Very handy.

Found a thumb-sized fuzzy cantaloupe today -- doing the happy dance. smiles

Planted out 18 blackeyed pea plants in 2 huge containers in the Salad Bar. Now it's too hot, so I'm inside in the a/c.
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Post  sanderson on 7/12/2017, 6:19 pm

Here's praying for that little cantaloupe!

I don't want you to get jealous, but we are going to Pismo Beach For an overnighter. Very Happy Leaving Thurs morn, returning Friday eve. An escape from the heat! I am hoping to wear my heavy Pismo beach hoodie sweatshirt most of the time. Razz

For two morning, I have been in the garden near sunrise. I finally finished chopping up the hay for mulch. I cleaned the cantaloupe and cucumber beds of lower dead leaves and applied a thick layer of mulch.

The pole Blue Lake beans have been decimated by the dreaded red spider mite. Since the bird nest in the adjacent rose bush is empty, I can spray what ever I replant with soapy water or even Neem oil now. I hope to plant some beans (scarlet runners or southern beans?) in those 2 beds.

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/12/2017, 7:17 pm

@Sanderson wrote:For two morning, I have been in the garden near sunrise.

That's what I've been doing, too. For my evening watering, I put on my bathing suit and get into the hot tub first, ducking under to get my hair wet. Tonight I'm going to wear my new cooling towel, too. That cools me off enough to get done what I have to do. It's all still taking its toll. I'm feeling worse every day -- no energy. I really think it's the opposite of SADD. I can't remember what it stands for, but it's people who get lethargic in the winter when there's no sun.
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Post  Mellen on 7/16/2017, 2:28 pm

@sanderson wrote:For two morning, I have been in the garden near sunrise.  

A recent Facebook post (redacted to hide the names of the innocent  Laughing :

Cory: Too hot to weed
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Mellen: It wasn't at 5:30 am.


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Post  sanderson on 7/16/2017, 5:08 pm

Reverse SADD.  Pismo Beach with some fog.  Just wonderful to get away from the heat for a day.  The Pier is closed for repairs.  Evening.

Morning.  The campground further on down was booked full.  The only ones in the water were fishermen in shorts and little kids chasing the tide, picking up shells, ignoring the cold.

I love you I love you  Very clean family-owned restaurant.  

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/22/2017, 11:51 am

Found another cucumber! cheers Don't remember where I posted it, but someone (Sanderson?) asked about the variety. Of all things, they're Burpless Bush (Burpee?). I would never have expected those to withstand the heat, but there you have it, ladies and gentlemen.  Rolling Eyes

Ooo, almost forgot -- got a tiny green pepper (CA) starting and 5 baby cantaloupes (Hale's). I also have one lonesome tomato plant that bloomed and produced through all the heat. It's an unknown variety, small orange/red tomatoes, but larger than cherry. I will definitely keep some seeds for next year and to share with my tomato-loving-heat-enduring friends. Cool
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