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  1. TNTreeHugger

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    Yup, black walnut. I've cut down all the trees in the yard, but this one (except for those along the fence row). Hate those things. I leave this one only because the cats like to climb it to get on the roof.
    I've cut the top off, and trimmed it back, need to do it again. When it gets too close to the roof, I'll whittle a notch on it with my sawsall. :D
     
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    Yeah, they make pretty furniture but are kind of a nuisance other than that...not very good firewood and you'd starve to death trying to eat the nuts.
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Yup.

    In the same way I’m afraid of cat vomit and dirty diapers. Ugh!! :confused:
     
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    The BEST thing I've found for killing those pesky little tiny ants is Terro ant bait stations.
    Some people may not be able to handle it, since it draw all of them out of the nest and you'll get more before they go away completely - but it wipes out the entire nest and they won't come back. I set one out where ever I see a trail of them and in a day or two, the trail is no more.
    ... and they are cheap, too. About $1 each.
    Some people make their own, it's just sugar and borax, I think. But these things are so convenient
     
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    :laughing:
    I can handle most things nature can throw up, or at me - EXCEPT anything that comes out of the human species... solids, fluids, and odors. :dizzy:
     
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    I used them one year when I was living in my camper.
    The problem I'm having with my garden right now is little shield shaped bugs killing my tomatoes before they mature...sometimes I see like a dozen of the little bastards on one tomato...
    they like tomato vampires and stuff.
    I'm sure the big,ugly, green worms like in your first pic, will be the next pest to deal with.
     
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    Sounds like stink bugs.
    I had a problem with the last year, so I ordered some spray for them from Terro. :surprised3: When it arrived I read the teensy tiny fine print on the back of the can and sent it back - HIGHLY TOXIC stuff.
    I've seen a few little stink bugs on my mater plants, I just flick them off. Not too many to be a problem - yet.
     
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    Probably. You're a little farther north of me, aren't you? I'd say look for them in about 2-3 weeks.
    No... I just remembered, you're in Arkansas, right? You would have had them before me, or about the same time I would think.

    I had Jap beetles worse than I have ever seen in my life this year, completely devoured my grape vines/leaves. Hit them with Seven and most fell right off. Don't know if it actually killed them.
     
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    This is the first time I've tried growing tomatoes from seeds I got from a tomato out of the fridge.
    Didn't think it would work since I've never had any luck germinating tomato seeds.
    I put some in some seeding mixture on a large dish in the kitchen and a week later I had more seedlings than I had time or knew anything about dealing with.
    I've got 13 large tomato plants out there in way to small a space, some staked, some not and some with wire cages around them.
    Some are between the size of baseballs and softballs and still not red...odd since the seeds came from a smallish bag I bought at walmart.
     
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    WoW! You did good. :cheers:
    Almost exactly the same for me, first time starting from seed (I bought online seeds from Italy). I started half as many as were in the pack, thinking half would sprout - everyone came up! I've given away about 50 and kept about 15 for myself. Flowers and tomatoes are just now forming... one or two the size of an egg.
    My cukes are doing exceptionally well, I think. Loaded with flowers and I've gotten one so far.
    I'm keeping a tally of what I get out of this garden - I bet, all together, I've spent around $200 on it. So far, very expensive veggies. :p But all I'll have to buy from now on are the seeds and soil. Everything is in containers.
     
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    I've got a frydaddy all set up ready to go with a fresh from walmart bag of catfish nuggets, think I'm gonna do me some fried green tomatoes and get as much outta this crop as possible before they all start rotting on the vine like the last crop did.
    One person can only eat so many tomatoes and they don't store well any way I've found...unless you like ketchup, juice or canned and I don't.
     
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    Del_ Get outside.

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    It would work well and be non toxic to you and the wildlife. It will wash off in the rain, just like the sevin dust.

    I've had a Dustin-Mizer I've used for the past 35+ years. Try to be upwind of any dusting you do.

     
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    That's a neat gizmo right there, thanks Del.
     
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    Pignut?
     
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    Love it! just bought one new on eBay. Thanks!
     
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    Lol... I have big plans for my mater crop - bought a big steel pot and a masher for canning. Never did it before, thought I'd give it a try. I don't eat that many maters either, because of the acid. Just thought it would be nice to make my own tomato sauce. I've tried freezing it, but I don't like the ice crystals and stuff is only good for a few months.

    With my luck, I'll probably end up with botulism.
     
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    Yeah, I tried the freezing thing but they were just mush thawed.
    My mom and grandmother used to can em but I never acquired a taste for canned...guess in soup would work thou...
     
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    Spaghetti sauce.
     
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    I'm thinking tomato relish and stuff...
     
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