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kavita

Location:  Madison, WI

Day Job:  student

The Digs:  Community Garden, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Garlic, Green beans, Kale, Rosemary, Squash, Strawberries, chives, parsley, onions

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I feel more alive!

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  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on August 15th, 2012 at 02:57 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Hope you have a great day in the garden!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 14th, 2012 at 07:31 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 13th, 2012 at 06:57 pm

    Hi Kavita. How has your garden been doing since you posted your comment? Did you try the beans and cucumbers again?

    This is my second year growing an heirloom golden bean, which is to be left to dry on the vine, and to be used for baked beans. This year's crop is doing pretty well.

    This is my first year growing cucumbers from seed (started indoors). I'm not having much luck, so far, as the plants have produced lots of flowers but no cucumbers.

 
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  • Posted by: Bee Green NC on February 6th, 2011 at 09:20 am

    Im not sure what the white film was. I do know that it takes approx 12 visits from a honeybee to a cucumber flower in order to get quality pollination and good veg set.

 
  • Posted by: kavita on February 5th, 2011 at 05:32 pm

    Last season I had trouble growing beans and cucumbers. They got a white film on the leaves & fruit. Any ideas about how to prevent this? I'd like to try growing them again this year.

 
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