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Aw, this was a very good post. Taking a few minutes
and actual effort to produce a good article… but what can I
say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t manage to get
Thanks Steve for the information. I will try your recommendation.
Many different diseases could be responsible for the yellow spots on your cucumbers. This link might help you ID the right one: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/vegetable/cucumber/leavesspots.html
Whatever it else, try spraying your cukes and tomatoes with Natria Disease Control. You can get this at garden centers.
I had beautiful tomatoes and plants until about 3 wks ago and now most of them have yellow leaves and the cucumbers are starting to get yellow spots on them too. I saw on utube that the yellow leaves could be lack of magnesium and to mix 2 teaspoons of Epson salt with a gallon of water and spray over the plant. I did nothing really happened. I then took the leaves to a nursery and they thought it was due to lack of iron and sold me some stuff to put on the end of my hose and spray all over the leaves. I did that two weeks ago and still they really look bad. This had been the best year ever with my garden.
I put plastic snakes in the garden as I had many years ago to ward off the squirrels and for a while it worked great then they began attacking my tomatoes. I wondered if next year I could just put out the tomatoes and not put any cages around them so they wouldn’t have anything to jump onto and to an fro? I wish I could get rid of them all together but haven’t in 15 years!!!!
You’re welcome! Glad it worked out!
In your April issue you included a sketch of a Boring Beetle Trap. My husband’s best friend made us a dozen of them(we live in a log home). One was hung in every corner on the outside and within hours these horrible critters were caught. He revised the design to use small pint size canning jars-attaching the lids w tacks to the bottom-allowing for easier disposal of the critters.
This was a fabulous find for us-we have battled these bees for years!
Thank you thank you!
How often do you answer questions? Still waiting—- Jean
Best way to keep squirrels off a bird feeder? Grease up the pole with WD-40 (or a similar product). It’s cheap, effective and highly entertaining!
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just for being a cultivated misanthropist?
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