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Blossom End Rot
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I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that my tomatoes have been afflicted with blossom end rot.This is probably the 3rd or so season I have dealt with it.Usually, the first fruits have it and then…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Omega Farms Dec 15, 2011.

Potatoes and Raspberry help

Hi, I am trying red potatoes for the first time this year.  My first issue with them was the dreaded Colorado potato beetle.  After diligence with picking off any beetles and removing any eggs under…Continue

Tags: potatoes, raspberries

Started Jun 23, 2011

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Janine Roe commented on Janine Roe's blog post 'Potato Success'
"Hi Ericka!  Yes wait for the plants to die off before you harvest them.  Good luck and enjoy!"
May 19
Corinne Mockler commented on Janine Roe's blog post 'Starting Seeds revisited'
"Everything looks great! Being in up-upstate NY, we're a bit behind you with the weather...everyone around here seems to follow the golden rule of not putting seedlings in the ground until at the earliest, mid-May. So we'll be starting…"
Mar 26, 2013
Charlotte Besaw commented on Janine Roe's blog post 'Starting Seeds revisited'
"Awesome setup and great advice!  Your babies look great."
Mar 25, 2013
Jennifer commented on Janine Roe's blog post 'Starting Seeds revisited'
"Janine! Awesome. Thanks for sharing this. How smart to be able to raise the lights as your seedlings grow. Adding this to the Seed Starting 101 now."
Mar 25, 2013
Janine Roe posted a blog post

Starting Seeds revisited

In years past, I have started my seeds using those peat pellet kits you get at most home stores.  You know the ones that come with a tray and a clear plastic dome to simulate a green house?  They always start out nicely, however once they start, I never quite know what to do next.  Do I leave the dome on?  Where should I put them?  Should I transplant them into bigger pots?  What I have done in the past is leave the dome on longer than should be, and then once I take it off, just set it in…See More
Mar 24, 2013
Jennifer commented on Janine Roe's blog post 'Back to Eden'
"Hi, Janine. Thanks for sharing this—and what a good idea to ask your town about wood chips. So glad to hear you'll keep us posted on your growing progress this year. I love the idea of focusing on smaller portions of more of the stuff you…"
Feb 19, 2013
Janine Roe commented on Michelle Wire's blog post 'My Homesteading Adventures: Chicken Coops and Getting Started'
"I'll be following your chicken adventure this season.  I too would like to have my own chickens.  However our current property doesn't have the room.  Hopefully someday soon we will be able to move where I have more property…"
Feb 18, 2013
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Feb 18, 2013
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Back to Eden

I have been inspired this year by a video that I saw called "Back to Eden" which you can watch here on Vimeo.God is the great orchestrator of all on earth.  And when we (people) try to take over, we mess things up.  What I have gotten out of this video is that if we just pause for a moment and take a look around, we can see all of the answers to our questions by looking at God's amazing creation.So, what does that…See More
Feb 18, 2013
Ginny Hopper replied to Janine Roe's discussion 'Blossom End Rot'
"I have discovered through other resources that this problem in squash is also caused at the time of flower blooming. You have a male bloom and a female bloom and if they do not bloom and pollinate at the correct time of bloom, the squash…"
Dec 15, 2011
Lucy Goodman replied to Janine Roe's discussion 'Blossom End Rot'
"too late for 2011 but just in time for 2012. BER usually is caused by the lack of calcium availability in your soil. many people will put a TBL of epsom salts into each planting hole to correct this as this usually will allow calcium (if you have…"
Dec 15, 2011
Ray T. Goss II replied to Janine Roe's discussion 'Blossom End Rot'
"     I use a Planters II mineral mix with a product called Thrive for a good tomato myco source from the start with my young seedlings when I shift them from a 72 cell flat to bigger containers before transplanting…"
Nov 2, 2011
Janine Roe posted a blog post

Sweet Puh-Puh-Potatoes?

It's been a while since my last post and shame on me for not sharing in this summers successes and failures as they happened.  Tomato's were a flop this summer.  I blame it on the rain.  I usually yield about 30 jars of tomato sauce from the season.  This year I ended up with a measly 12 jars. But I'm not here to talk about tomatoes. I'm here to talk about sweet potatoes.  Yesterday we got around to harvesting our first try at sweet potatoes.  I read that the longer you keep them in the…See More
Oct 24, 2011
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Aug 25, 2011
luv2gardengirl replied to Janine Roe's discussion 'Blossom End Rot'
"I also battled this with my tomatoes. I grow them in Grow Boxes which are wonderful!! but the 1st few tomatoes also had that. however, since then it has not affected any more of them?"
Aug 13, 2011
Janine Roe replied to Janine Roe's discussion 'Blossom End Rot'
"thanks all for the replies.  Very helpful.  I will give the dolomitic lime a try.  Would I apply it each time I water or just once in a while?  Would I apply it in the beginning of the season only or throughout?"
Jul 29, 2011

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Cube Farmer, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Backyard organic gardener
A bit about me:
I love my garden. Each year I try to learn more about being more self-sustaining in my yard. Some day I hope to have a "farm" to tend to. Veggies, fruits, chickens, goats...
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Fresh salad from my garden!
Currently reading:
The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love
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The sound of my heater...oh I can't wait for spring to really be hear so I can open my windows!
My latest DIY project:
Expanded my shed into a greenhouse. Added another raised bed. Next on the list is to create a rain collector.
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http://gardengeeked.blogspot.com/

Janine Roe's Blog

Starting Seeds revisited

In years past, I have started my seeds using those peat pellet kits you get at most home stores.  You know the ones that come with a tray and a clear plastic dome to simulate a green house?  They always start out nicely, however once they start, I never quite know what to do next.  Do I leave the dome on?  Where should I put them?  Should I transplant them into bigger pots?  What I have done in the past is leave the dome on longer than should be, and then once I take it off, just set…

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Posted on March 24, 2013 at 4:55pm — 3 Comments

Back to Eden

I have been inspired this year by a video that I saw called "Back to Eden" which you can watch here on Vimeo.

God is the great orchestrator of all on earth.  And when we (people) try to take over, we mess things up.  What I have gotten out of this video is that if we just pause for a moment and take a look around, we can see all of the answers to our questions by looking at God's amazing…

Continue

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Sweet Puh-Puh-Potatoes?

It's been a while since my last post and shame on me for not sharing in this summers successes and failures as they happened.  Tomato's were a flop this summer.  I blame it on the rain.  I usually yield about 30 jars of tomato sauce from the season.  This year I ended up with a measly 12 jars.



But I'm not here to talk about tomatoes. I'm here to talk about sweet potatoes.  Yesterday we got around to harvesting our first try at sweet potatoes.  I read that the longer you keep them…

Continue

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 11:14pm

Potato Success

What a surprise for me tonight when I dug up a potato after I had assumed my potato adventure this summer was a failure.



After battling Colorado Potato Beetle's back in April by picking them off and removing any leaves with eggs, I thought that I was doing pretty well.  The plants were flourishing.  Green, bushy and quite healthy looking.  However, not knowing very much about what to look for with potato plants, I started to notice the leaves getting spots all over them.  This was…

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Posted on July 9, 2011 at 9:37pm — 4 Comments

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