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Cross Your Fingers!
« on: June 23, 2017, 10:51:11 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Active Member, ja123sweet. This was originally posted on September 27, 2013.

So I'm in NW Ohio, and we had a bit of a warm burst today...up to 75 degrees today, yipee!

But, much to my dismay when I looked out at my heavily laden boxes (which I have been coaxing along paste tomatoes and sweet peppers) I see the pepper plants with completely shriveled leaves.

We have the boxes being watered automatically and it appears some varmit chewed loose the tubing. The box was completely dry up top in the front, though still wet in the back where the tomato is.

I carefully soaked the front part of the box, flooded the base to refill it, and am crossing my fingers that it starts to wick again. I really don't know that I could dig out the fertilizer strip right now to float the whole box.

Cross fingers for me too! 


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Re: Cross Your Fingers!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 10:52:41 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, baileyj. This user is located in Zone 7A --- Annapolis, Maryland. This was originally posted on September 27, 2013.

Jen,
It sounds like what I would have done.  Pulling the fertilizer strip this late in the season would probably be more problem than it is worth.

The peppers may just ripen at this point due to the lack of water..how much longer will your season last??
..here in Maryland the peppers ripen slowly and are done by now or early October.  I would think it would be the same in Ohio.   

I also have a few boxes of tomatoes and peppers I am coaxing along but if they end anytime I figure I am on "borrowed time" and anything I harvest is extra.  That being said, I still do not want to give up any vegetables that could be harvested.

Those critters are a real pain !!!!   I planted a box of broccoli last week and those darn, cute bunnies ate 1/2 of it  Angry Angry--Replanting this weekend and will cover it with netting...I have already donated more than my share to the wildlife and weather.  I usually plan on a certain % of loss...

I will keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best for you !!
Good Luck,
Judi