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Post  dansamy on 5/24/2010, 10:56 pm

Okie....

Do I need mulch? And what kind do I buy?

How tall of a trellis will I need for a cantaloupe? Will 6 foot be enough?

I'm sure I have some more totally newb questions. I'll add them when I remember what they were!

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Post  Chopper on 5/25/2010, 12:55 am

I like some mulch under some items like tomatoes and peppers but I use dried grass clipping. One of the few things I don't buy.

I figure a 6 foot trellis is my limit b/c I am not willing to haul a ladder out to the garden to harvest melons. I will let gravity handle it and when it reaches the top, it can just go down the other side.

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Post  dansamy on 5/25/2010, 1:33 am

Oh! My cucumber leaves are starting to look a little yellow. Any ideas on why?

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Post  Chopper on 5/25/2010, 4:54 am

Sometimes older leaves just yellow and die. However, yellowing generally indicates a nutrient deficiency. There are several different deficiencies that show themselves as yellowing leaves. I would just feed it a broad spectrum vegetable food. I use gypsum, epsom salts, fish emulsion and miracle grow because that is what I have on hand. ph can be an issue too, the wrong ph can prevent nutrients from being absorbed, but with mel's mix that is unlikely.

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Post  dansamy on 5/25/2010, 5:10 am

Well, the cucumbers are in my son's Boy Scout project box. No Mel's Mix in there. It's "Garden Soil" from "Jungle Growth". It was built before I bought Mel's book.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/25/2010, 7:43 am

Im using Jungle Growth veggie mix in one of my boxes, the plants in that box turned yellow I started feeding them. I dont have a good compost of my own yet. They have greened up, I also gave them some epsom salts to help them take in their nutrients a bit better. I have manure but its not ready for prime time, so the only thing would be for me to make a tea. I can have that ready in a week or so or buy miracle grow, I dont want to buy anymore though.
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