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Portuguese Quince/ Portugiesische Birnenquitte Dying
My quince was having quite a lot of little fruits, and the last days they kept dropping off the tree. Today there was no single fruit left – boohoo… I was sooooooooo looking forward to making quince butter this fall… What might have been the problem? Not enough water? Too much w...Sunny 28°C / 82°F
Bush Tomato/ Buschtomate "Roma"
My bush tomatoes are getting too big – they keep falling over. I mean, they are bush tomatoes, so they are not supposed to be staked! I’ve tried leaning them against the wall of the tool shed, but I’m not really happy with this solution. Do bush tomatoes need cages?Sunny 28°C / 82°F
Side veggie garden
I’m squash lover and it about broke my heart to pull up literally every squash plant in my gardens last week. Does anyone have a proven method for dealing with squash borers? Not squash bugs (the brown stink bugs) but the wasp-like moth that lays invisible eggs which hatch almost-invisible ...Overcast 28°C / 83°F
Wildflower Bouquet Flowering
I am getting a lot of poppies out of my wildflower mix. I don’t mine because of my affection for poppies. If any one can name these you get the poppy prize for the day.Cloudy 27°C / 81°F
I went into the greenhouse this lunch time and found a good number of flying ants inside – not swarms of them but a lot more than one or two. I didn’t notice any first thing this morning. Apart from being annoying to me, are they doing any damage? If so, how should I deal with them?...Overcast 20°C / 68°F
Broccoli Pinetree mix Setting Fruit, Herb- Borage, volunteer Blooming, Brussels sprouts , Fennel- Florence ...
Guide me, o hive mind! Brussels Sprouts— still no sign of heads, should I worry? Bulb fennel— these are all developing large heavy stalks, and the bulbs seems to have stalled at about fist size or smaller. Should I be cutting back the stalks to encourage the bulb? Mustard greens̵...Sunny 20°C / 68°F
It’s taking over part of my back forty and I’d like to know how hard I should be fighting it. It’s very aggressive and fast growing and spreads along the ground or climbs up trees. The stems and leaves are kind of sticky, so it’s really hard to cut them back with the scyth...Cloudy 18°C / 64°F
Green Beans - Rows 4 & 5
My new rows of beans are only a couple of days old and they have already been munched on. I was using a “botanical” spray on my plants earlier in the season, but I’m out of it now. I’m sure there’s something around the house I can use that is safer anyway. Is there s...Overcast 20°C / 68°F
Wildflowers are flourishing in the garden. I had no clue what to expect out of the batch of wildflower seeds I sown in April, now I know. The colorful flowers are poppies and the white flower looks like some type of daisy. Does anyone have any better identification than that?Cloudy 20°C / 68°F
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