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mattie g

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  1. 14 minutes ago, poolz1 said:

    Have you ever tried replanting those suckers?  I have had pretty good success with them as long as they are in the 2-4" tall range.   

    I played around with it once - put one in water and then replanted. It would have probably worked had I kept at it (it was perfectly happy for a few weeks), but I have limited space and enough plants so I just left it to fend for itself...which didn't go so well. :lol:

  2. 23 hours ago, poolz1 said:

    This is the product I use.


    My tomatoes do have blight but it doesn't seem to want to creep up the entire plant. or, at least at a much slower rate than years past.  Typically, by september my tomatoes are done but I am still picking as of this morning.

    Maybe just having healthier plants give them the ability to be more durable when it comes fungus/disease? Or, maybe the hot dry weather lately (out this way) is the answer?  Or maybe it was the low soil moisture in the early spring the past two years? Or... Ha! I'll be too old to garden by the time I get this hobby figured out!   

    It's almost impossible to keep blight from showing up on the lower leaves by this time of the year, so it does make sense for folks with more serious blight issues to take steps like sprays to keep it from progressing.

    Healthier plants absolutely will remain productive despite some blight. Warm, muggy conditions will always have a negative effect if they last for too long, but keeping the plants pruned and allowing air to flow throughout the plants is a massive help. I mentioned earlier that I prune all suckers until the plants are 7-8' high (mid-summer or so) and I also get rid of lower leaves is and when they develop blight - this keeps the air flowing nicely (and I find it also helps with production in general).

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  3. 57 minutes ago, H2O said:

    It is my hope that our sub never gets like theirs. and our mods here do a pretty good job to keep it fun and on topic. 

    I like reading it for certain things because they have some fantastic mets and hobbyists, but otherwise it's a bit of a mess.

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  4. 2 hours ago, frd said:

    How do you not get tomato blight?

    Been a constant issue here even with new raised bed gardens. So hot and humid and wet !  I tried a copper spray and straw mulch, helped a little bit, but by mid August  most tomatoes not are not looking great.   As many leaves died from the blight. 

    That sucks...sorry to hear that. Any disease is a major pain in the ass, no matter the crop!

    <knock on wood>

    I've never had too much of an issue with it. I prune all suckers until the plants get to about 7' tall, then I let them go (usually by the middle of July or thereabouts). I also space them pretty well, so those two things together help with airflow and keeping the plants relatively dry. The leaves at the bottom always get some sort of blight as the season goes along, but I try to prune them when I can to help keep it from spreading.

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  5. My tomatoes are absolutely rocking right now. Best crop in years! Cantaloupe are finally starting to come around, as well.

    Fall planting hasn't gone so well though, despite really good conditions after planting and ensuring proper soil moisture. Mache is germinating nicely and I have a few broccoli seedlings, but spinach is nonexistent (seems to be a theme for me) and the lettuce is underwhelming. Thinking maybe I should have started seedlings indoors.

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  6. We *just* got clipped on the very southern end by the last cell that popped in Fairfax County at about 10:00pm. Probably about 0.1" total on the day, which was a little disappointing given all the action just north and west of us.

    About 1.75" total for the last week. Not bad, not great, but definitely not bad.

  7. 4 hours ago, CAPE said:

    I was in and out, but woke up just in time to see the punt return.

    Rodgers lasts 4 plays, and his season is likely over.

    If he ruptured his Achilles, then his career is likely over. 

  8. 1 hour ago, vastateofmind said:

    That was about the max speed I could drive the six-mile long commute to Fort Belvoir from my house this morning around 0615....driving rain in which you couldn't see across the street. My typical 12 minute commute took 25-30 min. Most streets on post were flowing with several inches of water, and I'm sure I ruined a pair of loafers attempting to cross one. Don't know how much rain NoVA got between about 0600 and 0730...but it HAD to be inches.

    About 0.1".


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  9. A hair over 1” yesterday in my part of Burke for a total of just about 1.5” over the two days. Feels quite comfortable this morning, as well.

    Hoping for some of those potential torrential downpours to ride up Pohick Creek today!

  10. 3 hours ago, MN Transplant said:

    0.45” with the storms in the 2am hour.  That is very welcome.

    5.49” on a CoCoRaHS station SW of Dulles.

    Just saw 0.40" in the nearest CoCoRaHs to me from that same storm. Only rain we got, but that's decent stuff for a quick hitter.

  11. 47 minutes ago, midatlanticweather said:

    Euro made my eyes open wide. I feel anotherAleet coming soon. 

    But his last aleet was because he wanted to tell folks that the Euro output was showing *less* movement westward.

    We just watch the Euro come out and wait for him to post about it. Every time.

  12. 15 hours ago, toolsheds said:

    Supposed to have mine installed as well, but they asked to push back a few days.  Looks like now it won't be until next week. 

    I hope it's actually running for you!

    Ours was really on the fritz, so unfortunately we needed to get it done now and not wait. Good thing is that there's a small HVAC company whose owner lives in our neighborhood and whose kids are on the swim team, so we have a pretty good in with them. Took until about 7:00 pm to get the units installed (just the owner working it), but things are working beautifully now!

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  13. 59 minutes ago, Kmlwx said:

    TEAL82 and TEAL83 tracking over the Bahamas right now heading to forward deploy for their recon missions during the upcoming days for Lee. 

    Does NHC still only fly the 130s or are they utilizing something like Global Hawk, as well?

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