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Forum: Edible Gardening 17-08-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,688
Posted By Dan Musicant
Harvesting winter squash

I grow kabochas yearly. I've had two nemeses:

1. powdery mildew that sets in in July and pretty much kills the plants,
eventually.

2. squirrel(s) that attack the fruit. It/they can decimate the...
Forum: Edible Gardening 09-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dan Musicant
What is likely eating the foliage off my small tomatoes?

On Fri, 09 Mar 2012 07:28:18 -0500, Pat Kiewicz
wrote:

:Dan Musicant said:
:
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:This has happened before. Maybe if I go out at night with a flashlight I
:will catch the...
Forum: Edible Gardening 09-03-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dan Musicant
What is likely eating the foliage off my small tomatoes?

On Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:47:15 -0800, Billy
wrote:

:In article ,
: Dan Musicant wrote:
:
: This has...
Forum: Edible Gardening 09-03-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dan Musicant
What is likely eating the foliage off my small tomatoes?

This has happened before. Maybe if I go out at night with a flashlight I
will catch the culprits, but right now I can only speculate. I usually
buy a 6 pack of Early Girl and plant about 3 weeks into...
Forum: Edible Gardening 15-09-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By Dan Musicant
What variety of squirrel populates Berkeley, CA?

On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:07:50 -0700, Billy
wrote:

:In article ,
: Dan Musicant wrote:
:
: On Fri, 10 Sep 2010...
Forum: Edible Gardening 15-09-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By Dan Musicant
What variety of squirrel populates Berkeley, CA?

On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 13:31:54 -0700, Dan Musicant
wrote:

:They all seem to look pretty much alike, orange/brown, bushy tales,
:don't know how else to describe them except that they...
Forum: Edible Gardening 10-09-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By Dan Musicant
What variety of squirrel populates Berkeley, CA?

They all seem to look pretty much alike, orange/brown, bushy tales,
don't know how else to describe them except that they are very common in
Berkeley, CA. What exact variety of squirrel is this? One...
Forum: Edible Gardening 06-07-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes problematic this year (twisty, dark, short)

On Mon, 05 Jul 2010 07:04:59 -0500, The Cook
wrote:

:On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 10:52:22 -0700, Dan Musicant
:wrote:
:
:Year after year I've been growing 6 Early...
Forum: Edible Gardening 04-07-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes problematic this year (twisty, dark, short)

On Sun, 04 Jul 2010 12:22:54 -0700, Billy
wrote:

:In article ,
: Dan Musicant wrote:
:
: Year after year I've...
Forum: Edible Gardening 04-07-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes problematic this year (twisty, dark, short)

Year after year I've been growing 6 Early Girl tomatoes in a patch
surrounded by concrete, the patch being 11 feet by 25 inches. I usually
get terrific results. I dig out the soil about 2 feet down...
Forum: Edible Gardening 01-07-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By Dan Musicant
Human aided squash pollination

Early on, my kabochas (and related squash, I always seem to have some
other _weird_ looking squash in the patch), are loath to set because:

1. There aren't any male flowers (with pollen)

2. The...
Forum: Edible Gardening 08-04-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,519
Posted By Dan Musicant
Barrier in ground to ward off tree root invasion

On Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:48:23 -0700 (PDT), gwandsh
wrote:

:We had a similar issue with neighbors' roots invading. We used a
:scrap piece of metal siding cut with tin snips into a...
Forum: Edible Gardening 08-04-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,519
Posted By Dan Musicant
Barrier in ground to ward off tree root invasion

On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 12:02:47 -0700, Oren wrote:

:On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 11:41:28 -0700, Dan Musicant
:wrote:
:
:My very large plum tree is north of my tomato plot...
Forum: Edible Gardening 07-04-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,519
Posted By Dan Musicant
Barrier in ground to ward off tree root invasion

My very large plum tree is north of my tomato plot and the branches
overhang the northern most tomato plants (the trench for the tomatoes
runs north and south). Even if and when I trim the tree...
Forum: Edible Gardening 24-03-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:28:57 -0700 (PDT), sueb
wrote:

:On Mar 24, 1:22*pm, Dan Musicant wrote:
: On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:31:19 -0700, Dan Musicant...
Forum: Edible Gardening 24-03-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomato seedlings, source on SF East Bay's I80 corridor (Berkeley to Milpitas)?

On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:33:11 -0700, Dan Musicant
wrote:

:My main problem with tomatoes at the moment is just that I can't find a
:6 pack of Early Girl. Seems that all the Orchard...
Forum: Edible Gardening 24-03-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:31:19 -0700, Dan Musicant
wrote:

:My main problem with the tomatoes at the moment is just that I can't
:find a 6 pack of Early Girl. Seems that all the...
Forum: Edible Gardening 24-03-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomato seedlings, source on SF East Bay's I80 corridor (Berkeley to Milpitas)?

My main problem with tomatoes at the moment is just that I can't find a
6 pack of Early Girl. Seems that all the Orchard Supply Hardware stores
in the area aren't stocking them currently.

Does...
Forum: Edible Gardening 24-03-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

My main problem with the tomatoes at the moment is just that I can't
find a 6 pack of Early Girl. Seems that all the Orchard Supply Hardware
stores in the area aren't stocking them currently.

Does...
Forum: Edible Gardening 22-03-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 09:29:47 -0700, Billy
wrote:

:Personally, I don't see a problem with the tree's roots. Maybe someone
:can enlighten me. I think the problem would come...
Forum: Edible Gardening 21-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

Actually, the compressed wood I put in there to fend of the plum tree's
roots was 1/8". I might replace at least some of it. I have a piece
left.

Dan


Email: dmusicant at pacbell dot net
Forum: Edible Gardening 21-03-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

On Sat, 20 Mar 2010 10:29:43 -0700, Billy
wrote:

:In article ,
: Dan Musicant wrote:
:
: On Fri, 19 Mar 2010...
Forum: Edible Gardening 20-03-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:13:26 -0700, Billy
wrote:

:Dry Farming Early Girl is recommended.
:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_Girl

The thing about dry farming them is...
Forum: Edible Gardening 20-03-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

On Fri, 19 Mar 2010 15:13:26 -0700, in rec.gardens.edible you wrote:

:In article ,
: Dan Musicant wrote:
:
: BTW, Orchard Supply said...
Forum: Edible Gardening 19-03-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,142
Posted By Dan Musicant
Tomatoes - Ace versus Early Girl versus ?

BTW, Orchard Supply said they would probably get a shipment on Tuesday,
so I may just wait the 4 days and see if I can get Early Girl again.
Next year I really should pin them down on the phone...
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