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Re: Wow


We get the cutworms AND the big green Luna moth caterpillars that eat our
tomato plants.  If you have ever handled one of those big, giant green
worms...they are kind of scary.  They make a clicking sound.  One of those
can eat my tomato plant down in one day.



On 3/24/09, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> cut worms are BAD out on my farm.  They are beautiful when they turn into a
> Luna moth...but horrible to my tomato plants.  *sighhhhhh*
>
>
>
> On 3/24/09, Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>
>> I forgot to add my own favorite hint is to use wet newspapers around each
>> plant then pile high grass clippings after they get a little taller so
>> that
>> you keep the moisture constant.  They like even water and I find the mulch
>> and
>> newspapers help to keep them watered.  If you have trouble with cut worms
>> cutting off your little plant you can wrap the newspaper up the stem a
>> little.
>> Tricia
>> --- On Tue, 3/24/09, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Wow
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 11:22 AM
>>
>> Ahhhhhhh...I see.  Well then...I'll just have to shop around and see what
>> I
>> can find.  Thanks anyway tho.
>> Getting ready to till up a big veggie garden.  Price of food is so
>> insane...figured I'd grow some this year.  I have the land and the room -
>> just need to do it.  Problem with ME is...I get all artsy and creative
>> about
>> it.  I want the cute fence around it, and an arbor over the entry, and a
>> cool scarecrow, and some bird houses.  Then my husband just shakes his
>> head
>> and says "too much work....I just do the tilling".  sighhhhhhh
>> But it's what I want!  So I'll just have to do it!
>>
>>
>> On 3/24/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > It's an F1 hybrid so I didn't save any seeds.
>> >
>> > On Mar 24, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>> >
>> > Hmmm...well if you get any decent seeds from them this year...can I have
>> a
>> >> few of them?  I have not had very much luck with growing tomatoes in
>> >> Oklahoma.  When I lived in Kansas City they were AWESOME.  I had more
>> than
>> >> I
>> >> could eat.  This year I'm going to grow some in pots and see what
>> happens.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 3/24/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>>
>> >>> I bought it as a plant. It was the only tomato plant we had [my
>> sister's
>> >>> allergic to them], so when I saw them at a nursery, I remembered
>> what
>> >>> Kitty
>> >>> had said and bought just one for me.
>> >>>
>> >>> On Mar 24, 2009, at 7:53 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> Jim and Kitty - did you buy the sun cherry as a plant?  Or seeds?
>> And
>> >>>
>> >>>> where
>> >>>> did you find them?  I'd like to try them this year.
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On 3/23/09, james singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>> I think you recommended Suncherry last year... anyway we
>> planted it;
>> >>>>> very
>> >>>>> nice, good flavor and very productive.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> On Mar 23, 2009, at 3:41 PM, Kitty wrote:
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> The tomatoes ...are coming up in the greenhouse.
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>> I started my seeds yesterday.  Legend and Suncherry
>> Premium
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Mine'll go in the ground.
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Kitty
>> >>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>> >>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson,
>> Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
>> >>>>>> CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
>> >>>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >>>>>> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 11:00 AM
>> >>>>>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Wow
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> That sounds like fun. One day I'd like to have
>> time to go through the
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Master Gardener program. I looked into here once, it
>> was years back,
>> >>>>>>> but
>> >>>>>>> the classes were all the way down in Los Angeles
>> and so was the
>> >>>>>>> volunteer time. That's an hour's drive.
>> Now even if it were close I
>> >>>>>>> don't have the time. But one day...
>> >>>>>>> I cleaned up the pond on Saturday, that went a lot
>> faster than I
>> >>>>>>> expected, and put the rest of my plants from High
>> Country Garden in
>> >>>>>>> the
>> >>>>>>> ground. Got some weeding done in the dry garden.
>> There's sure a lot
>> >>>>>>> of
>> >>>>>>> grass in there, sigh...I made a couple clear spots
>> anyway. It got so
>> >>>>>>> windy I couldn't stay out, too much dirt in my
>> eyes.
>> >>>>>>> The tomatoes and peppers are coming up in the
>> greenhouse. Husband got
>> >>>>>>> a
>> >>>>>>> wild hair and decided that he could grow better
>> tomatoes in pots than
>> >>>>>>> I
>> >>>>>>> can in the ground, and use much less water too. So
>> off he went to buy
>> >>>>>>> his own seeds. I'm encouraging this of course
>> although I think he is
>> >>>>>>> grossly overestimating how much water one garden
>> bed actually uses,
>> >>>>>>> and
>> >>>>>>> he's going to get bored pretty quick measuring
>> how much water he
>> >>>>>>> pours
>> >>>>>>> into the pots. It will be interesting to see how
>> it goes.
>> >>>>>>> Sunday started out very cold and raining and then
>> got extremely
>> >>>>>>> windy.
>> >>>>>>> I
>> >>>>>>> dashed outside only once to put the horses in
>> their stalls. Even the
>> >>>>>>> dogs didn't want to go out there.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Cyndi
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>> >>>>>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
>> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
>> >>>>>>> On
>> >>>>>>> Behalf Of james singer
>> >>>>>>> Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2009 12:05 PM
>> >>>>>>> To: Garden Chat
>> >>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] Wow
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Sure been quiet.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Did my first 4 hours on the Master Gardener desk
>> yesterday. Slow day
>> >>>>>>> there, too--about seven phone calls and only two
>> walk-ins. Issues de
>> >>>>>>> jour seemed to be carpenter ants--hint:
>> they're swarming now--and
>> >>>>>>> fertilizing blueberries. Also got a couple of
>> calls about our plant
>> >>>>>>> sale: when? [first Saturday in May]; will we have
>> heirloom tomatoes?
>> >>>>>>> [about 40 varieties].
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Kinda boring, so I read through the log to see
>> what kind of calls
>> >>>>>>> other shifts had gotten [mostly carpenter ants and
>> blueberries] but
>> >>>>>>> about a week ago someone called in for information
>> on grafting figs.
>> >>>>>>> Wish I'd gotten that call; it would've
>> been fun.
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>> Inland Jim
>> >>>>>>> Willamette Valley
>> >>>>>>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>> >>>>>>> Elevation 148'
>> >>>>>>> 39.9" Precipitation
>> >>>>>>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> >>>>>>> Heat Zone 5
>> >>>>>>> Sunset Zone 6
>> >>>>>>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>> >>>>>>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>>
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>> >>>>>>> 18:51:00
>> >>>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
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>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>>> Inland Jim
>> >>>>>>
>> >>>>> Willamette Valley
>> >>>>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>> >>>>> Elevation 148'
>> >>>>> 39.9" Precipitation
>> >>>>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> >>>>> Heat Zone 5
>> >>>>> Sunset Zone 6
>> >>>>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>> >>>>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
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>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> Jesse R. Bell
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
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>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Inland Jim
>> >>> Willamette Valley
>> >>> 44.99 N 123.04 W
>> >>> Elevation 148'
>> >>> 39.9" Precipitation
>> >>> Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> >>> Heat Zone 5
>> >>> Sunset Zone 6
>> >>> Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>> >>> Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>> >>>
>> >>>
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>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Jesse R. Bell
>> >>
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>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> > Inland Jim
>> > Willamette Valley
>> > 44.99 N 123.04 W
>> > Elevation 148'
>> > 39.9" Precipitation
>> > Hardiness Zone 8/9
>> > Heat Zone 5
>> > Sunset Zone 6
>> > Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
>> > Maximum 102 F [39 C]
>> >
>> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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>> >
>>
>>
>> --
>> Jesse R. Bell
>>
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>>
>
>
> --
> Jesse R. Bell




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  • Follow-Ups:
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      • From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
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    • Re: Wow
      • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
    • Re: Wow
      • From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
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