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In Topic: Red flags of "newbie" seed scammers on THP

20 June 2017 - 12:36 PM

Thanks for the reminder. I got really scammed by a person close by. Too kind. So now I just ignore the requests if the name is not familiar.


And, put this list on 'sticky'.


Send them to legitimate web sites to order their own seeds, especially THP members.

In Topic: Flea Beetle Tomato's

17 June 2017 - 05:30 PM

Those holes don't look like the tiny holes in my tomato plants that were made by flea beetles. I used Safer End All insecticide and haven't seem them for a while. The flea beetles decimated most of the bottom leaves, but the plants will soon have another pest, I'm sure.



In Topic: OCD 2017!!!

17 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

Such an extensive and informative glog for us all to enjoy and get excited for your garden, your hoop house, your hard work. Make sure you save and print every one of your comments and pictures, and make a binder for future reference. It's always fun to peruse your previous years' accomplishments and see where you hope to improve. You and your son have put so many hours of hard work into your garden projects. Smile and enjoy. Have a safe and fun Father's Day.

In Topic: [Jun 5] What are you working on this week?

05 June 2017 - 12:57 PM

Trying to plant peppers if Mother Nature will co-operate. 8 more tomatoes to plant - in pots. Mulch tomatoes and peppers in ground.


'Get-rid-of' the leftover tomato and pepper plants. Think I have a person for the peppers, so now . . . the tomatoes.

In Topic: OCD 2017!!!

20 May 2017 - 09:42 AM

Oh, I see. Thought something went wrong and had to replant peppers.

I'll cut back to 100 plants next year. That's half of what I planted this year. I grow plants for my uncle in San Diego. I send him some every year. I may grow for a few others as well.

My goal is to not plant earlier and earlier. Which is what I've been doing the past few years. These Chinese and wilds are very long season plants. I want to start later and later. I think I've found a system were I can sow seeds two months later. That puts me from January to March. The real test is the hoop house. I'll see how long I can extend my season. I need to confide in a member here that can help me with the setup. Its going to be a hydro to soil. That will take less pressure off. I've had these plants since January. Had a little hiccup with soil, but Im back on track.

I wonder how Anthony is doing?

Anthony - if you're here, let us know how things are going for you.


He wrote that he was busy with his kids since they're getting older and in sports. I'm glad that he's back at his 'old' job closer to home. Haven't heard from him since March.


I started peppers later this year, but may change that to even later, maybe first week in Feb. and later for annuums. Your hoop house is a great asset for keeping on track and hardening off those plants. Best of luck with the new setup.


It's so nice to have that backup place where you can extend the growing season. Show us pics in December!