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Forum: General Gardening Thursday 24th June 2010, 22:06
Replies: 38
Views: 5,491
Posted By Blackthumb
Sorry the sunflowers aren't going well. :( The...

Sorry the sunflowers aren't going well. :( The ones I planted from packages all look pretty good and have started to bloom. They aren't all that giant, but they are pretty.
Forum: Vegetable Growing Thursday 24th June 2010, 22:01
Replies: 363
Views: 39,011
Posted By Blackthumb
Loved the video Richard!!! You have a beautiful...

Loved the video Richard!!! You have a beautiful garden. I saw all of that bermuda grass. We have a ton of it here, too. I fight it constantly. Now, I feel like I have been over to your house for...
Forum: General Gardening Thursday 24th June 2010, 21:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By Blackthumb
Welcome to the site! The coolest things I...

Welcome to the site!

The coolest things I own are a low pressure sprayer and this battery powered gadget that tells me if I have enough fertilizer and the correct pH. My dad would think your gas...
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Thursday 24th June 2010, 21:45
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By Blackthumb
They are not hard to grow. The cotton that grows...

They are not hard to grow. The cotton that grows here needs 6 full months of growing so the seeds go in around Easter (that is if Easter occurs in April) and are harvested around Halloween. Be sure...
Forum: Pests & Diseases Wednesday 23rd June 2010, 20:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Blackthumb
Beetles and worms and worms and beetles

(complaining on) Last year it was the fire ants and this year we have an explosion of Japanese and Chinese Beetles (aka June bugs), worms of all sorts, and grasshoppers. I picked a big fat brown...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Wednesday 23rd June 2010, 20:05
Replies: 363
Views: 39,011
Posted By Blackthumb
I admire your hard work because I know how HOT it...

I admire your hard work because I know how HOT it is out there. I am outside every morning in mine and come in melted with soaking wet clothes. However, my garden does not even compare to your...
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Wednesday 23rd June 2010, 20:03
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By Blackthumb
Absolutely! I would be glad to send a photo of...

Absolutely! I would be glad to send a photo of it when it flowers and it will be flowering soon. It has buds all up and down the stalk now. I am not really able to describe the scent of the...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Friday 18th June 2010, 20:09
Replies: 363
Views: 39,011
Posted By Blackthumb
I can hardly wait for my first tomato to ripen!! ...

I can hardly wait for my first tomato to ripen!! Your squashes and tomatoes are beautiful and would you look at that watermelon!! You are a gardening pro. I have picked a few cucumbers, pulled the...
Forum: General Gardening Friday 18th June 2010, 16:05
Replies: 4,830
Views: 216,292
Posted By Blackthumb
Just hotter and hotter here. It will be upper...

Just hotter and hotter here. It will be upper 90's thru next week. My plants are wilting!!!=S
Forum: General Gardening Friday 18th June 2010, 16:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,618
Posted By Blackthumb
Judimac, the dahlia wal is gorgeous and what a...

Judimac, the dahlia wal is gorgeous and what a beautiful garden all around! I enjoyed all of those photos very much. Thanks for posting the link.
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Friday 18th June 2010, 16:00
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By Blackthumb
Sorry I didn't post yesterday! I had a computer...

Sorry I didn't post yesterday! I had a computer problem - ACK!! Anyway, Lakercapt is right. It's cotton. Cotton is king is a well known slogan in the south. Cotton is one of our main cash crops...
Forum: Vegetable Growing Wednesday 16th June 2010, 19:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By Blackthumb
June Garden Update

This is my garden! I have 9 boxes. The first photo is of the first three boxes: sunflowers, carrots, onions, and peppers, sweet potatoes. The middle three boxes: herbs, scarlet runner beans,...
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 16th June 2010, 19:11
Replies: 4,830
Views: 216,292
Posted By Blackthumb
LOL, Susan!! I understand the bad hair thing and...

LOL, Susan!! I understand the bad hair thing and I live in the part of the US where it is always humid and warm. I have year-round bad hair (mine's a bit wavy), but I have found that styling wax...
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Wednesday 16th June 2010, 19:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By Blackthumb
Good guess, but it isn't tobacco. There is a farm...

Good guess, but it isn't tobacco. There is a farm about 10 miles north of my house in Flintville, Tennessee. (I live very near the Alabama/Tennessee border.) Tobacco typically isn't grown south of...
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 16th June 2010, 15:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,618
Posted By Blackthumb
Dahlia

I wanted to show you my dahlia. This is a miniature variety suitable for a pot. I want to have a permanent garden someday and grow the dinner plate type ones that my grandmother grew down a long...
Forum: General Gardening Wednesday 16th June 2010, 15:26
Replies: 4,830
Views: 216,292
Posted By Blackthumb
Today is cloudy with threatening weather. They...

Today is cloudy with threatening weather. They are saying we could have severe storms later with dangerous lightning. =S It is also going to be hot, at 92 degrees F.
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Wednesday 16th June 2010, 15:23
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By Blackthumb
LOL, Kits!! I am good at growing poison ivy. ...

LOL, Kits!! I am good at growing poison ivy. Want me to send you a sprig?! :) :) :) I'll give you a hint. Think Southern US cash crop.
Forum: Pests & Diseases Tuesday 15th June 2010, 21:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By Blackthumb
I am a firm believer in neem oil soap. I have...

I am a firm believer in neem oil soap. I have sprayed stuff off with water so the predators could get the stuff before, too.
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Tuesday 15th June 2010, 21:10
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By Blackthumb
LOL! No, not poison ivy, but I have some of...

LOL! No, not poison ivy, but I have some of that, too.
Forum: General Gardening Monday 14th June 2010, 23:30
Replies: 38
Views: 5,491
Posted By Blackthumb
I'll be part of a carrot competiton. Mine aren't...

I'll be part of a carrot competiton. Mine aren't too large this spring, but I get another go at it in the fall.

I'll have to find some sunflower seed and plant them. I had a random one coming...
Forum: Plant Identification Forum Monday 14th June 2010, 20:41
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By Blackthumb
Do you know what this is?

Honestly, I do know what it is, but I am wondering if all my European friends will know what this is. I wanted you to see it, but I thought it might be fun for you to guess at what it is. I hope...
Forum: Gardens to Visit Monday 14th June 2010, 14:18
Replies: 14
Views: 4,030
Posted By Blackthumb
Oh, wow! What a beautiful garden spot!

Oh, wow! What a beautiful garden spot!
Forum: General Gardening Monday 14th June 2010, 14:17
Replies: 4,830
Views: 216,292
Posted By Blackthumb
It's going to be blazing today with a temp of 96F...

It's going to be blazing today with a temp of 96F and a heat index of 105F (35.5C for a high and a heat index of 40.5C)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The humidity is very high and it is very miserable outside. I...
Forum: General Gardening Monday 14th June 2010, 14:14
Replies: 38
Views: 5,491
Posted By Blackthumb
LOL, Val!!! I am having the same problem with...

LOL, Val!!! I am having the same problem with carrots. They came up everywhere and are doing better than the ones we deliberately planted.
Forum: Vegetable Growing Monday 14th June 2010, 14:12
Replies: 363
Views: 39,011
Posted By Blackthumb
ACK!!! Yes, rabbit stew may be in order, but I'm...

ACK!!! Yes, rabbit stew may be in order, but I'm afraid there are probably more where this one came from.
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