Archive for June, 2010

Tomato Troubles

June 28, 2010 0 Comments
Tomato Troubles

Marge in Ackley has some yellowing on her tomato plants along with some brown spots.  It could be a couple of things, but it is probably Septoria Leaf Spot.  This is the most common leaf disease of tomatoes in Iowa.  It is caused by the fungus Septoria lycopersici and first appears as small spots that […]

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Slug Bug!

June 24, 2010 5 Comments
Slug Bug!

Well, okay.  It’s not a bug.  It is a mollusk.  Like a snail, without the mobile home on his back. With all the moisture we have been getting we don’t just have to worry about mushrooms.  Slugs are also a big problem.  They love it when it is cool and moist.  There are many species of slugs, […]

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Lawns + Lots of Rain = Mushrooms

June 16, 2010 2 Comments
Lawns + Lots of Rain = Mushrooms

I don’t know if you have noticed, but we have been getting a lot of rain lately.  And when I say “a lot” I mean “A LOT” as in several inches over the last few weeks.  Okay, the several inches may be in isolated areas, but we have had A LOT of rain.  This leads […]

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How Much Can You Pack into a Day?

June 9, 2010 1 Comment
How Much Can You Pack into a Day?

My Sunday started at 4:52 AM (8 minutes before Dwayne’s alarm went off) when Louie (cat number 2) stood on my bladder.  Louie is 15 pounds and my bladder was full.  Needless to say, I got up, which was Louie’s intention.  Now I could feed him… oh, and, his brothers, too.   Now that I’m up, I’m […]

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This Doesn’t Look Right.

June 7, 2010 4 Comments
This Doesn’t Look Right.

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned that our tomato-in-a-bag’s hanger came out of the tree.  It appeared fine at the time… but apparently it took a bit to show the damage. Upon closer inspection, I think it is toast…. I’ll probably pull this one out and plant something else.  Maybe a yellow squash.  Dwayne […]

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More Hours in a Day

June 3, 2010 0 Comments
More Hours in a Day

I think all gardeners (and non-gardeners) would agree that there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done.  It is amazing, however, how much you can get done in just a few hours.  A couple of Sundays ago, I got up at 4:30 when Dwayne’s alarm went off.  I know, you think that’s […]

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