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Shoda: San Leandro Garden Update July15

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Shoda: San Leandro Garden Update July15

Post  pat&kathy on 7/17/2010, 1:33 pm


I found this little guy hopping around the garden while I was watering.

Cuccumber plant

Sickly broccoli...

Here's why - green aphids?

pepper plant

cherry tomato

cherry tomato flowers

zucchini flowers. Shoda, how do you hand pollinate with a brush? What does a male vs female flower look like?

Here's a couple zucchini growing - I have 3 big plants ...how many should there be per plant?

Sun scalded beet greens?

Pea flowers and pea pod.

Bush Beans - I think the little green cucumber beetle below has thinned out my harvest.
The leaves are pockmarked with bites. How many beans should a plant produce? The beans I do have are nice. They seem to go for leaves not fruit.

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Re: Shoda: San Leandro Garden Update July15

Post  Megan on 8/29/2010, 11:03 am

OH! I hate cucumber beetles, I really, really, really do. Evil or Very Mad

Your plants look great!

To pollinate with a brush, you literally just stick a brush in there, wipe it around, and move on to the next flower.

A male flower has a skinny stem only. A female flower typically has what looks like a miniature fruit behind it. From what I've seen, often the male flowers come first, and the female flowers come a little later on.

How is your garden growing?? :?:

P.S. REALLY cute frog!!!
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Post  Chopper on 8/29/2010, 11:24 am

From what I understand, the biggest threat of the cucumber beetle adult is spreading disease. It that right?

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Post  Megan on 8/29/2010, 11:27 am

They spread bacterial wilt, which killed my cukes. Not sure what else they do. Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Chopper on 8/29/2010, 5:31 pm

From what I have read you really need the big guns. The more poisonous of the sprays. Organics such as pyrethrim and perethrim, I think (the second is not organic). They are both good bug killers but pretty broad spectrum.

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