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    The rest of our garlic and onions are growing strong. The taters... I am not sure what they are going to do this year; they look a bit weak but continue to grow. The hot peppers are going nuts. I foresee chilirestas for Christmas this year. The sweet peppers are okay. I am not sure what is going on with our 'maters. The 6 or so that we have gotten from them so far have been awesome. But damn, the 'maters are disappointing so far! (Maybe too much sun - or too much neglect?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inor View Post
    The rest of our garlic and onions are growing strong. The taters... I am not sure what they are going to do this year; they look a bit weak but continue to grow. The hot peppers are going nuts. I foresee chilirestas for Christmas this year. The sweet peppers are okay. I am not sure what is going on with our 'maters. The 6 or so that we have gotten from them so far have been awesome. But damn, the 'maters are disappointing so far! (Maybe too much sun - or too much neglect?)
    I need to try potatoes again. I tried them one year and the potato bugs were so bad that I refused to try growing again. Now I know more what to use to control them so maybe next year I will give them a shot.

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    I have questions
    I had a lot of big black bugs just having a full blown orgies on my corn
    they about penny in size
    they eaten all the silk but barely touches the leaves
    if my silk don't grow back how do I tell if my corn is ready for harvest and will the lack of silk ruin the corn?

    also it feels I have 2 kinds of zucchini from 1 packet
    2 of the plants the leaves and the zucchini are dark hunter green compare to the others and it looks like you see a dusting of silver'ish color on the leaves where the steam meets the leaves
    the fruit it gives me is filled with seeds even when they are under a 10 or inches and are very dark green as well
    was told the flowers on the steams that are long are the males and wont produce any fruit but I have a steam that's about a foot long and sure enough I have a 4 inch zucchini growing from same very dark plants
    the seeds came from Walmart for 99 cents

    the others are just fine and do have a sweet taste to them but I think its because I have good soil where nothing was grown there before but grass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit View Post
    I have questions
    I had a lot of big black bugs just having a full blown orgies on my corn
    they about penny in size
    they eaten all the silk but barely touches the leaves
    if my silk don't grow back how do I tell if my corn is ready for harvest and will the lack of silk ruin the corn?

    also it feels I have 2 kinds of zucchini from 1 packet
    2 of the plants the leaves and the zucchini are dark hunter green compare to the others and it looks like you see a dusting of silver'ish color on the leaves where the steam meets the leaves
    the fruit it gives me is filled with seeds even when they are under a 10 or inches and are very dark green as well
    was told the flowers on the steams that are long are the males and wont produce any fruit but I have a steam that's about a foot long and sure enough I have a 4 inch zucchini growing from same very dark plants
    the seeds came from Walmart for 99 cents

    the others are just fine and do have a sweet taste to them but I think its because I have good soil where nothing was grown there before but grass
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    If you can post a pic of the bugs and zucchini that would help.

    thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
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    If you can post a pic of the bugs and zucchini that would help.

    thx!
    ill do it soon they respawn on me. I been drying them to make zucchini crumbs for meatballs
    so should have some pic's by Saturday the latest
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    best I was able to do, it was starting to sprinkle



    these are the zucchini
    the plants on the left are the ones that has a silver'ish coloring but my phone takes shitty pic's from outside so I did the best I could



    also I know about the weeds
    damn plants take over everything, my poor carrots got fully covered
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit View Post
    best I was able to do, it was starting to sprinkle



    these are the zucchini
    the plants on the left are the ones that has a silver'ish coloring but my phone takes shitty pic's from outside so I did the best I could



    also I know about the weeds
    damn plants take over everything, my poor carrots got fully covered
    Those are Japanese beetles or also know as "June Bugs" I have had real good luck with Neem oil spray here in Ohio. We also hand pick them but since i sprayed with Neem oil I have seen them reduced a lot. I believe you can also use Spinosad or permethrin any of them you can get from Amazon in a day or two. Those beetle will eat anything I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gambit View Post
    best I was able to do, it was starting to sprinkle...
    Yep Japanese Beetles.

    Get you some traps and place them about 30 feet from the garden in at least 2 directions.


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    As far as the zucchini, I wouldn't worry too much about the leaves color. Matter of fact, all the leaves do is take away the nutrients from the vegetables. Remember your goal is grow veggies, not leaves! When you harvest the fruit, you'll be able to tell what they are.
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    Including the 11 inch Zucchini. We only planted 1 Zucchini plant but no telling how many we have gotten from that one plant, easily up to 25 or 30 by now.

    Once you spot a baby Zucchini of at least 3 or 4 inches, watch it carefully and try to harvest it before it exceeds a foot in length. Our one Zucchini plant below, I try and cut some leaves but still keep the plant looking somewhat healthy. The leaves take away from nutrients to the veggie but help in catching rainwater;

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    was able to pick once of those really dark zucchinis I was talked about.
    I forgot to get a pick on how dark they can get but here is the inside of one.
    this one was about 10 and half inches
    it was also very hard and felt more like I was cutting wood with a very sharp butcher knife
    it taste more fiber'ish compare to the others and has a slight bitter taste where the others have a sweet taste, even a few that got past the 14 inshes on me was still sweeter compare to these dark ones.

    these still normal?
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