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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/27/2017, 9:55 pm

Garlic scapes

Ground Cherries

Trellising cukes--works.
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Post  Robbomb116 on 6/28/2017, 9:15 am

List would be too long. I went from 0 garden knowledge to SFG. So umm... to name a few...

Peat moss
Vermiculite for garden use (knew about it for insulation)
Garlic scapes
Daikon radishes
Trellising tomatoes (knew about staking and cages)
Winter squash vs summer squash
Cabbage worms / butterflies
Mulching
Drip irrigation
Topping peppers
How many plants grow and look. (Broccoli especially)
How fast spring goes to summer in my area
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Post  trolleydriver on 6/28/2017, 11:59 am

All the wonderful people on this forum who have taught me so much.  Thank you.

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Post  yolos on 6/28/2017, 12:03 pm

Tulle to keep the SVB's and Brassica Caterpillars off my veggies.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/28/2017, 1:09 pm

Ditto on all of the above but I'll add lay-me-down tomato planting method.
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Post  No_Such_Reality on 6/28/2017, 5:17 pm

Water.


Too much water.

Not enough water.

Water at the wrong time.

Water, humidity and powdery mildew

Watering and slugs

Water repelling peat moss.

Water... if it doesn't fall from the sky regular wow, it's hard.

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Post  walshevak on 6/28/2017, 8:50 pm

In addition to all already posted,

determinant and indeterminant tomatoes
trellising watermelon, canteloup and squash
tabletop gardens
6" of growing medium ie MM
florida weave for tomatoes
pruning suckers off tomatoes

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/28/2017, 8:59 pm

Oh YEAH!!!!  These are great!!!!
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Post  Kelejan on 6/29/2017, 3:07 pm

We have all come a long way, haven't we?

I had to laugh at No_Such_Reality's post on WATER.  Can we ever get it right? Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 6/29/2017, 3:07 pm

All of the above, plus real compost and the role of microbes. I should add, winter squash are summer crops. Embarassed

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/29/2017, 6:55 pm

@Kelejan wrote:We have all come a long way, haven't we?

I had to laugh at No_Such_Reality's post on WATER.  Can we ever get it right? Very Happy
Me too, LOL!  jocolor
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Post  sanderson on 6/29/2017, 7:54 pm

Well, duh! Embarassed GRIDS.

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Post  Browndog on 8/15/2017, 10:58 am

Never knew about a good mixture for soil. 
In recent past. I lived in an apartment. I have plants indoors. The potting soil I buy at the stores is awful. Cactus mix? Got to be joking. Stuff reminds me more of mortar, than soil. 

Will be using the soil mix in everything from now on.

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Post  sanderson on 8/15/2017, 1:34 pm

BrownDog, yep. The mix is great.

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Post  llama momma on 8/16/2017, 6:47 am

Everything was new to me since I never grew veggies before 2010. Still learning good insects and bad.  Still learning diseases.
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