Wordless Wednesday: Can’t talk, eating weeds.

Sep 16, 2009

and bugs...lol


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Sep 17, 2009
9:57 am

So cute!

How’s your garden doing with all the rain?
I’m a newbie gardener and new to the Dallas area. I have been following NHG’s planting schedule.  I’m beginning to worry my fall seeds will rot in the ground! My fall tomatoes are all splitting and my cantaloupes are not ripening.

Sep 19, 2009
6:32 pm

What to do with all of the probably 1000’s of mushrooms that have sprung up in my garden from all of this rain?  Pull them all out?  Let them wither in the sun?  I too worry about all of my fall seeds - especially lettuces that seem to be struggling now to get through all of the mushrooms.

Leslie Finical Halleck
Sep 21, 2009
1:59 pm

Hey there! You know, it rained heavily all 8 days I was in Arkansas…lol…and I thought it did here too, but when I got back last night, nothing really looked overwatered or rotted out. So it must not have rained as much here as I thought it did. My little lettuces ended up being ok. The fall tomatoes grew gangbusters.

Those mushrooms are harmless, they are just the fruiting bodies of naturally occuring fungus in the soil that breaks down organic matter like mulch, etc. But if they are overrunning your lettuce seedlings then yes, you can definitely just pull them out and pitch them in the compost.

Melons won’t ripen unless it’s warm enough with some sunshine. So in cool cloudy weather, they’ll just sit there unfortunately. If your tomatoes are splitting that is usually because they were going through a slower growing cycle (in the heat with no rain and more limited water) to all of a sudden getting all that rain. The fruit will put on a growth spurt and then split or crack. Thanks mother nature! Sorry about that…things should even out a bit more for you going forward.

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