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    I shoulda taken your advice and frozen a male squash blossom, because today there are no male blossoms and there is a big beautiful female squash blossom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old John View Post
    I shoulda taken your advice and frozen a male squash blossom, because today there are no male blossoms and there is a big beautiful female squash blossom...
    Wow

    Have some females developing, was gonna ask you for a male bloom in a few days
    Zucs are looking good though,

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    Been eating spinach & radishes when out weeding the garden.
    Spinach patch:
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    Got some tomatoes & a cut out in the garden, hoping for a warm sunny Summer

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    Zucs are blooming .....but..,.,
    only females,
    I wonder if there’s a way to enhance
    male blooms to developers earlier ?
    Viagra ????? LOL
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    Ate my first vine ripened tomato (stupice) for lunch today. Should have another one in 5 or 6 days. Maybe sooner with this heat.
    I had to move a tom out of the GH because it didn't like the heat in there. got all fans blasting on full throttle.

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    Right on. I heard your plants are looking pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark oathout View Post
    Right on. I heard your plants are looking pretty good.
    Different varieties reacted a little differently to the fertilizer you put me on, but all in a positive way. The early girls are the more impressive in size and volume. This morning I have a couple more Stupice starting to turn red.

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    4 female blooms on 1 Zuc plant
    Still no males
    AAAAARG
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy View Post
    4 female blooms on 1 Zuc plant
    Still no males
    AAAAARG
    I'm leaving for the weekend to go help a buddy work on his cabin, but if you still need a male zuccini on Monday, send me a PM, and you can come over and we'll give you one of ours. My wife says we have plenty.

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    Thanks
    I had 1 male yesterday, see more coming,
    hopefully got some more zucs forming now.

    did have 2 zucs form, I used last
    years brush on a couple last week.
    maybe it had
    some pollen hormone on it???

    I broke some blooms off too, see if that
    has any luck.
    not sure which zuc it was
    but it tasted good

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    Zucs & broccoli ready
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    Forecast for a week of warm sunny weather.
    Not much rain the past week.
    Watered everything in the garden ,
    took all 110 gallons of warm water.
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    Default Salads fixings

    Zucs/cucs/ broccoli, tomatoes, lettuce, onions
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    Picked about 4 gallons of peas today, took 3 Alaskan Ambers to get them all shelled. Never got to the sugar snap peas. The carrots are a mess. Every year at this time I swear "Next Year" I'm going to do a better job of thinning the carrots, but I never do.

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    Yea, need to pick peas
    carrot & turnips too.
    IFTHE RAIN EVER STOPS

    In my garden the
    Slugs are liking this weather

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    An outside cucumber :
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    A "Socrates" I got from Mid Valley GH.
    Grew it indoors, then I cut a sucker off of it, potted & it took.
    Put it in the garden & have got several cucs from it.
    (doing ok in the GH too)

    Believe the seeds are pricey, but an outdoor cuc in Alaska, well worth it IMO

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    Our 2 sweet success seem to like this damp wx up in the GH rafters. I had to give some to the neighbor because we weren't keeping up.

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    Got Zucs , but no new blooms,
    most new blooms rotted with all the rain.
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    Raspberries doing well
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    Getting some nice turnips too:
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    So much rain. ............ the slugs are drowning
    AAAAARG!

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