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#81 Jubnat

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:08 PM

sorry - not to hijack!!!  :)
 
but how long do the containers last?  Just 1 season or do you reuse them for a few years?


I got a bunch on Amazon last year. Fairly cheap, and they seem to be in good shape this year. Even if I only get another year or two out of them, I'll be happy.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 09:39 PM

They are on their second year and holding up just fine.

Thanks! Each plant has its own woodpecker pressure compensating dripper which you need for an uneven surface like the roof

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:28 AM

They are on their second year and holding up just fine.

Thanks! Each plant has its own woodpecker pressure compensating dripper which you need for an uneven surface like the roof

I may try them for next year.  Prior to 3 years ago I did everything in pots (but only grew maybe 10 pots) -- then my hubby made me a 8 x 4 garden bed on the edge of our patio, and last year added another 4 x 4 to make an "L".  Unfortunately we have an enormous black walnut  tree maybe 25 feet from where the beds are :(  and I know most of you know what that means :(  Last year I lost 4 of the tomatoes in the 8 x 4 bed, and this year almost 7 (and counting) are wilting, not growing and near death. :(  Freaking JUGLONE.  So, next year, only containers again and I'll have to scale back ( this year I have the 2 beds plus a 10' x 10' square where a pine tree used to be that I thought I'd try since I had so many plants this year but it's within the juglone area too :( ).  Corn is immune to juglone so looks like my in-ground planting areas are gonna be a midwest classic.....

 

I need to post pictures (will start a new thread).


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:08 PM

Didn't know about Jugalone. I always prefer plants in the ground but sounds like containers are your only option. I'll visit your new thread😀

Alright now this Chocolate Moruga about takes the cake for fat leaves. Can't wait!

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:52 PM

Didn't know about Jugalone. I always prefer plants in the ground but sounds like containers are your only option. I'll visit your new thread😀

Alright now this Chocolate Moruga about takes the cake for fat leaves. Can't wait!

yeah, I didn't know about it either until my tomatoes started croaking in the new ground garden last year and I asked Mr. Google. :( :(   It's a HUGE tree and it's drip line is a good 50' so unless I plant on the front parkway, my entire back and front is contaminated.  It's a nice tree, good shade, but HATE what it does to my garden (and the walnuts are a PAIN and do nothing but attract pesky squirrels that drive my 2 greyhounds crazy and leave super-sharp walnut husks on the ground that cut up their paws/webbing)....

 

NICE plant!!!!  Oddly enough, my super hot peppers are doing the best this year -- last year they barely grew and only had a few fruit.  This year, big and LOADED. :D



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 01:55 PM

Kill the tree and get an awning?

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

Kill the tree and get an awning?

It's an enormous tree, probably 30' or more high -- it would cost a fortune to take down and unfortunately, the juglone stays in the soil for years after you remove the actual tree :(   I like having plants in the ground as the containers dry out SUPER fast and the ground holds water better.

 

sorry again, I'm hijacking this thread.  Going to go start my own post :)

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:29 AM

Looking forward to the Death Spiral the most. Out of multiple plants, only one seems healthy... I should have known, these new strains are not very hardy at all...






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