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#841 TrentL

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 09:29 AM

Also will post some pictures of peppers soon, jeez they are not happy in the wet soil. We got another 2.5" of rain Sunday. Every pepper has curled up leaves from being in sopping wet soil, and looks rather ugly. I have had some just keel over dead, from drowning. 

 

Don't know how good of a year we will have for peppers, we'll see if they pull out of it.

 

 


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:15 AM

Too much rain is hard on plants.

 

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So nitrogen deprived, the soil is just sopping wet and anaerobic

 

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:22 AM

All (or nearly all) of the seed peppers are potted up. I'll have to do a photo shoot of individuals at some point.

 

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At least they are healthy. Mother nature's wet tantrums haven't screwed with them in the greenhouse.

 

Some potential mother candidates from the cannabis crop, being trained.

 

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:00 PM

Cannabis looks great. Pepper soup... less than great. Hopefully weather will turn around soon.

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:10 PM

Trent, that pic of the drowned plants is one
of the saddest things I have seen. I suspect
you are not alone with these problems in your
area. I wonder how much crop insurance will
be paid out after this debacle. Thousands of
acres unplanted or drowned, I bet.

But, your indoor plants and cannabis look great,
so I am glad to see some good news from your
farm!

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:14 PM

+1 on 846

 

That and you are overdue for some good stuff happening!

 

Edit: In my mind I see rats not mice in those trap pics..I had them eat 20 plus plants last year. They just disappeared, shortly thereafter the rats did too...first I found where they liked to be, while trapping them..


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It's all about the pods....


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:35 AM

Cannabis looks great. Pepper soup... less than great. Hopefully weather will turn around soon.

 

Well, we still have our seed peppers, I guess. I'm sure if / when / someday it dries out the plants that are still alive will do well.

 

But 1.5-2 more inches on the way tomorrow. 

 

So not looking good.

 

Trent, that pic of the drowned plants is one
of the saddest things I have seen. I suspect
you are not alone with these problems in your
area. I wonder how much crop insurance will
be paid out after this debacle. Thousands of
acres unplanted or drowned, I bet.

But, your indoor plants and cannabis look great,
so I am glad to see some good news from your
farm!

 

Thousands of acres? Try millions.

 

Folks have no idea what is in store for them on food prices. Pretty much all agriculture from Kansas through the East Coast has been severely impacted. Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, all suffering terribly. 

 

https://www.agweb.co...main-unplanted/

 

 

+1 on 846

 

That and you are overdue for some good stuff happening!

 

Edit: In my mind I see rats not mice in those trap pics..I had them eat 20 plus plants last year. They just disappeared, shortly thereafter the rats did too...first I found where they liked to be, while trapping them..

 

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:42 PM

It rained for a month straight almost here in the Carolina's, put me about a month behind on planting this year.

 

Tomatoes at the market are $3/lb right now.


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Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:36 AM

Peppers are .. not good. I have 2600 plants dead or dying after another 5" of rain (total) this week, so far, with 6 more days of rain and thunderstorms in the forecast.

 

 



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:13 AM

Sorry to hear the weather is not working out for ya trent. I'd share some dry dirt if I could.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Sorry to hear the weather is not working out for ya trent. I'd share some dry dirt if I could.

 

Well at least I still have the seed peppers, man. I'm sure we'll have some plants in the field make it, if it dries out they might even thrive, but going to be severely reduced yields this year. I don't even have a rough guess on the amount of work that went in to raising all of those since January. And I quit tracking costs on the peppers, like I do for other crops. Fell behind on tracking hours when things got real busy and just tossed in the towel on knowing what my cost of goods are on that section of the farm. "A lot" is all I can toss out there for a number.

 

Last year we were pulling bushels of peppers by now off of the annuums, this year, ugh. There's one lonely ripe pepper in the field, hanging off of a twig of a plant, and I can't even get to it because when I step in the field my feet sink 5" and suction keeps me from pulling them back out again lol.



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 09:45 AM

A couple sample rows, annuums are holding on better than chinense but they are puckered, wilted, and many are keeling over dead now. I've lost over 10% of this row as of last night; 

 

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Chinense are horrific. They went nitrogen deficient after plant out (no oxygen) and dropped nearly every leaf. Many are starting to get brown tips, die back of main stem.

 

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This is all that's left of vast majority of chinense, maybe a leaf or two, many have no leaves whatsoever now

 

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Not hard to find root cause, when I was getting that last picture I sank in and got stuck pretty good, hard to lift the boot back up...

 

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:52 AM

Maybe plant rice next year

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:01 PM

Maybe plant rice next year

 

Next year will probably be like last year. We had zero rain from April through end of May, and I ran my irrigation well dry just trying to keep plants alive through the drought.



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:07 PM

God damnit..

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

Well that's just too bad trent, I hope the best for you and the farm.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:22 PM

This is gonna push it past the brink. We're getting another 2.5-3" over the next few hours.

 

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 01:29 PM

If we had your weather they would declare an emergency. We just get heat and wind. Very little wet stuff

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 08:43 AM

Local newspaper did an article on us about vegetables, didn't really know it was going to be about climate change though, until the end of the interview. Clever guy caught me off guard a little. :)

 

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