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Question for deep south growers using shade cloth

06 August 2019 - 03:19 PM

Is there a certain point in the last half of the season (when the days are getting shorter) you think it beneficial to completely remove the shade cloth and let them have full, all-day sun?


My plants seem to be doing well after they escape from the 30% shade. It's hard for me to know if they still benefit from the shade. They're all superhot chinense. Thanks.



Help with pole beans please

25 July 2019 - 08:27 PM

Old Homestead heirloom variety pole beans. Originally developed in Texas and supposed be a heat tolerant strain but I'm not believing it.


Twelve, 3-week old starts were planted May 6 and seeds for 12 more plants were put in the ground May 7. We started picking a lot of beans later in May but it started getting very hot. By June 7 we had picked over 20 pounds, mostly from the pre-starts which are the near end of the 25' row in the picture. The seed planted beans never started producing much. The hotter the summer heat, the worse the production. A pound once in a while now. The plants are still flowering well and are worked by the bees every day but only tiny beans and very few at this point. Vegetative growth is now slowing.


Question is, should I cut these plants way back and remove the masses of vegetation so they can regrow new foliage and vines for a fresh fall crop or just leave them be until cooler weather when they hopefully recover?


Thank you for advice,




Can't update an ongoing topic

15 May 2019 - 05:04 PM

I'm trying to post an update to one of my old and ongoing topics.




It is properly auto-saving my content but when I push a post or preview button, it kicks straight out to the main forum index.


What's up with this? The last post to the topic was made October 28. I don't see any indication the topic is locked.




Help with worm ID

14 May 2019 - 10:57 AM

It doesn't match any of the pictures I can find but the closest thing is striped armyworm. It's about 7 mm in length. I spayed my patch with spinosad yesterday so hopefully they'll be gone in another day or two. I'll get BT for backup.








And I thought peppers were easy to clone

01 April 2019 - 08:58 AM

Tomatoes must be slam dunk easy. I broke the top off one of my A Grappoli D'Inverno plants when detwangling it from the others to remove it from the indoor nursery area the Friday before last. I quicklike brought it in and stuck it into a jar with a yellow scorpion branch that's been growing roots since mid-January when I cut back my OW plants.


Today, I pulled them to check the tomato and change the nutrient solution and found this. Haha, she gets her own jar now.