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Yellow Straight Neck Squash
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My yellow straight neck squash is starting to produce good squash. It took some time for it to get past the runt stage. My Scallop is still not very good. I'm trying to hand pollinate them.  My corn…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady May 2, 2013.

 

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"Hello, I'm in Mesa, I have the Bee Oasis Urban Farm."
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"Hi Faiza, my garden was dormant during the summer. I solarized it with a plastic tarp. I am just starting to plant for the fall.   I planted Nelson carrots today.   Also I planted some Green Knight cucumbers that I started from…"
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"How did your garden do through the summer? I noticed you are not using raised beds. Did you have to amend the soil and what type of fertilizer are you using? Amazing garden. Green with Envy."
Sep 7, 2013
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"Hi Phil,  I just harvested some of the Pink Brandywine and they are amazing -- you were right!!  I posted on my external blog about it. http://edibleherbsandflowers.blogspot.com/2013/05/pink-brandywine-tomato-harvest.html"
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"Cricket he sells them at the Mesa Farmers market and to whomever he can share them with.  I just posted about one of his tomato varieties and how well it did in my garden.  Phil, I will put a link to my post on your page."
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"black krim has always been a winner for us ... we enjoy their taste profile too"
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"Boysenberries taste a little like a cross between raspberries and blackberries. They come earlier than blackberries. My blackberry plant is just forming the berries.  They are still green and the size of the tip of your fingers. …"
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"I just picked them this morning.  I haven't eaten them yet.  I grew the pink brandywine last year and it was the best I've ever tasted"
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"Beautiful tomatoes.  What's the verdict on the taste?"
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"What are boysenberries like?  They look beautiful!"
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"Nice harvest for the first year!  I had three..."
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"ah ... there are the 'intact' berries of the boysenberries"
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Scallop Squash

I'm having problems with my scallop squash maturing.  The female blossom with the little 1 inch squash doesn't get big.  Any suggestions?

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:54am — 7 Comments

Scallop Squash

I'm having problems with my scallop squash maturing.  The female blossom with the little 1 inch squash doesn't get big.  Any suggestions?

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

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At 3:37pm on September 8, 2014, don titmus said…

Hello, I'm in Mesa, I have the Bee Oasis Urban Farm.

At 1:11pm on May 23, 2013, Catherine, The Herb Lady said…

Hi Phil,  I just harvested some of the Pink Brandywine and they are amazing -- you were right!!  I posted on my external blog about it.

http://edibleherbsandflowers.blogspot.com/2013/05/pink-brandywine-tomato-harvest.html

At 5:35am on March 22, 2013, Catherine, The Herb Lady said…

Hi Phil,

Most growers choose to prune back the berry plants (boysenberries are really a kind of blackberry) in the fall.  I'm glad yours took off.  You have a couple of choices at this point.  Leave it all be, or cut everything back except 4-6 canes, depending on how large it is.  Whips may root if they touch the ground, so you have choices also about how much spread you want out of the plant.

At 5:39am on March 21, 2013, Catherine, The Herb Lady said…

Hi Phil,

Glad you joined the VPA - you will have access to a great group of people to share and learn with.

At 8:57am on February 25, 2013, Lucy A Lieberman said…

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