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RE: Gardens & Gardening
  • Subject: RE: Gardens & Gardening
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 10:45:29 -0700

Not sure you can rule out rabbits...they are not eating my green beans
either. They are eating the cucumber vines down to nothing but don't
really touch the melon vines. Who knows why they eat what they do. They
didn't eat spinach but they ate lettuce until I found the hole in the
barrier, and they would have eaten peas I know. 
Grasshoppers? What about those Japanese beetles - we don't have them
here but I understand they are terrible if you do have them.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Catharine Carpenter
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 10:30 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gardens & Gardening

We went from cooler than usual to hotter than usual, which wreaked  
havoc with my vegetable garden, and I have gotten to the point that  
when the temperatures are in the nineties and the heat index above  
100, I do not work outside (I wish the weeds had the same policy!!)  
Also, the rain really messed up my planting schedule, both for seeds  
and potted plants. The result is that I will attempt to get my  
cucumbers in tomorrow as well as my lovely variegated pagoda dogwood.  
The weather people are saying that there will be no rain this week,  
and the humidity will be tolerable, so I hope to get a lot done.
I realize that not too many on the list are vegetable gardeners, but I  
need a little advice. For the past two years, I have planted edamame  
(soybeans) and after they sprout and grow about 5 - 6 inches high, the  
tops get chewed off. I thought it might be rabbits, but my green beans  
are just fine. My spinach and lettuce and snow peas were also  
untouched. The garden is fenced against deer, and there have been no  
tracks of any sort. Could it be some form of insect (I have seen  
nothing, though...) Am frustrated, as I love edamame.
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jun 28, 2010, at 5:33 AM, Gene Bush wrote:

> So
> How is everyone's gardening doing thus far this season. First of  
> summer is
> here now. We had one warm rain after another with temps 7 degrees  
> above
> average in June. In short, it was hot and it was humid... like a  
> trip to
> Mobile without getting in the car.
> My gardens have been the most lush they have ever been. No late  
> frosts this
> time around. Plenty of moisture and warmth. So many plants bloomed  
> ahead of
> schedule and all together there is not a lot out there right now.  
> But,I am
> more of a foliage person than blooms, so all is well with me.
> Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens,LLC
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> Garden Writer - Photographer -  Lecturer
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