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[ale] Way OT - Gardening



Hi all,

New to the list and avid gardener.   I spray my peach trees with Volck oil,
which is a less toxic method of eradicating small insects.

-Adrya


On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Scott Castaline <skotchman at gmail.com>wrote:

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> When and what kind of spray? I was told that one the blooms fall off
> it's too late, also no one could tell me what kind of insecticide to
> use. Oh, Jim they do the same with peaches that have fermented on the
> ground. I didn't think of that analogy though, I will this year.
>
>
>
> On 04/26/2013 04:06 PM, Beddingfield, Allen wrote:
> > You need to give it a good spraying :) Allen B. -- Allen
> > Beddingfield Systems Engineer The University of Alabama
> >
> > ________________________________________ From: ale-bounces at ale.org
> > [ale-bounces at ale.org] on behalf of Scott Castaline
> > [skotchman at gmail.com] Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 3:04 PM To:
> > ale at ale.org Subject: Re: [ale] Way OT - Gardening
> >
> > The house we're now renting, has a hybrid fruit tree in back. Our
> > first summer here we didn't know that what it was. All of sudden it
> > seemed it was growing these green fuzz balls. A week or 2 later we
> > saw that they changed colors and found that they were peaches, but
> > there were also nectarines and plums. Most of them the bugs and
> > worms got which attracted the birds. We were soon invaded by birds
> > that would start fighting each other for the bug infested fruit
> > leaving the remains to rot on the patio.
> >
> > Last summer we weren't able to get any of the fruit as everyone had
> > worm holes.
> >
> > Scott C.
> >
> >
> > On 04/26/2013 02:46 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> >> Yay Food!
> >
> >> I have a batch of the funny brown tomato seeds ready to start
> >> sprouting. The fruits look odd but are very, very tasty. Grape
> >> vines are in but not trellised yet (merlot in Georgia will be a
> >> challenge!) and the new fig tree is looking happy. I didn't get
> >> around to splitting out the root runner off the early blueberry
> >> bush (again) this winter and it looks better than the mother
> >> bush. The other 2 blueberries are fruiting out nicely.
> >
> >> I'll probably plant some other stuff soon but I have such limited
> >> full sun it's hard to narrow down the choices. I've learned my
> >> lesson about sugar pie pumpkins - plant those AFTER July 1 so the
> >> squash vine wasp won't get them. We eat pumpkin pie for breakfast
> >> :-) YUM! way better than cheerios, poptarts or bagels.
> >
> >> Oh. I also planted a cascade hops vine this year :-) I still need
> >> to set up the ling string to the gutter for it. It's got 3 good
> >> shoots now at nearly 3 feet up a pole.
> >
> >> The plum tree from 7 years ago has never produced a single bloom
> >> as is likely to get the axe to make room for a dwarf apple or
> >> pear tree. Bummer. It was from a runner off a relatives plum
> >> tree that cranked out 15-25 lbs of red plums every year. the
> >> last apple tree I had got hit by a sudden April freeze that
> >> killed all the leave buds (3 days below 25F will do that). We had
> >> been getting really good cooking/canning apples from that one. I
> >> almost held a memorial service for it.
> >
> >> We no longer get volunteer tomatoes from 8 years ago. We had a
> >> single plant called "garden candy" that put out a steady stream
> >> of thumb-sized sugar-sweet OMFG!!! tomatoes from June until
> >> frost. The birds hauled off a bunch and those seeds popped up
> >> plants for the next 4 years. The drought finally stopped all
> >> that fun. Very sad now but very happy then. Hard to collect seeds
> >> from it as we ate all before they made it inside. Not a single
> >> one EVER hit a salad :-)
> >
> >
> >> On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Beddingfield, Allen
> >> <allen at ua.edu <mailto:allen at ua.edu>> wrote:
> >
> >> So, this is about as far off topic as one can stray, but I
> >> thought I would throw it out here for an afternoon diversion on
> >> this pretty spring day (at least it is a pretty spring day over
> >> here in Alabama :) ) Are any of you into gardening? If so, what
> >> do you plant, and what have you already gotten in the ground for
> >> this season? I start most of my tomatoes, peppers, eggplants,
> >> etc... from seed, and I have them up and almost ready to set
> >> out. I've been tilling during the brief periods when it has not
> >> been raining/too wet from rain, and I haven't been at work. I'm
> >> hoping to get the first round of tomatoes in the ground in the
> >> upcoming week, along with squash, corn, green beans, cucumbers,
> >> and lima beans. I start from seed and set out fresh batches of
> >> tomatoes at about 2-3 week intervals through August, giving me
> >> fresh tomatoes through Fall, so I have lots of tomato plants in
> >> various stages of growth. Lots of work, but I love my fresh
> >> vegetables almost as much as I love growing them :) Allen B.
> >
> >> -- Allen Beddingfield Systems Engineer The University of Alabama
> >
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> >> -- -- James P. Kinney III //// ////Every time you stop a school,
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> >> lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It
> >> won't fatten the dog. - Speech 11/23/1900 Mark Twain ////
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