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  1. Gardening and Agriculture
    These are my Rutger tomatoes. Nearly all of them have the strange marks, and some of them are split open. Is this normal, or do I have an infestation of something? Or, too much nitrogen, not enough of something else? Too much or not enough water? I'm new to gardening, and this is the...
  2. Gardening and Agriculture
    I am having trouble with my squash and hoping this might be an easy answer for you seasoned gardeners! My squash plants look fairly healthy (though the 110 degree heat has gotten to them a bit) they have been flowering A LOT and little squashes start to grow... after a week or so the part...
  3. Gardening and Agriculture
    Hey guys...here's a quick tip I picked up for dealing with yellow and wilting leaves. Let me know what you guys think and if you have any other remedies! Dealing with Yellowing and Wilting leaves There's also a pretty cool resource there to check on your local water supply's toxin content...
  4. Gardening and Agriculture
    Thought I would share a cure for the brown bottom tomato problem. This cure will sound stupid but I have tested it along with some gardening pals and its works great! Take one or two tablespoons of rock salt to one gallon water and using a sprayer saturate all affected plants. Hope that helps...
  5. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    They needed to be picked LAST weekend, but it rained all weekend. And every day this week so far. I slogged out yesterday to look, and I only saw a few blooms here and there. And the ones planted for the fall garden look like they are drowning. At least the soil is fairly sandy where they...
  6. Gardening and Agriculture
    We had a few hot days, and the leaves started to turn yellow and curl up. Now entire plants are dying off. It can't just be the heat. I don't see any signs of fungus or pests. We just harvested our first batch for pickling, and I was expecting several more batches, but now I don't know if I'll...
  7. Gardening and Agriculture
    This has been a strange year for my garden in Colorado. We had very unusual weather systems and little sun for weeks which is very unusual for this 6500 ft. altitude. The weather is now returning somewhat and since the light from the summer solstice is now reducing and the triggers are set, my...
  8. Gardening and Agriculture
    I have some tar paper roll roofing felt that I won’t be able to ever use as building material due to my health. I need to put something in the paths of my vegetable garden to block weeds. Does anyone know if there is anything in the roofing material that would it make it unsafe to use as weed...
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