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Marv!

Here I am.

Have Jack La Rue's soil test results been posted by him anywhere? As many of us prepare to add fall nutrients to our gardens, it would be interesting to see what the most recent soil test results were in Jack's plot. There has been a lack of consensus about what the proper target values might be for Boron, Potassium, Sulfur. and Phosphorus among others. It would be nice to see what Jack's soil is like as we start to tune up our gardens.

9/26/2020 11:40:20 AM

wile coyote

Beta Testing an Acme cardboard box house under a bridge

I asked for a soil test on a previous post. Maybe should also use a geiger counter to check for radioactivity.

9/26/2020 12:47:58 PM

iceman

Eddyz@efirehose.net

Jack tastes his dirt every morning and then amends accordingly He keeps saying his salt levels are high I know I Know I KNOW

9/26/2020 9:16:31 PM

Marv!

Here I am.

Eddy, you are so full of it. Galore is trying to make it across the border. I gave directions on the Cucumber Board.

9/26/2020 10:16:12 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Marv give up on the soil test report. I sent you an email last night and answered your request for soil test results. I did not take a soil test this year. So you know exactly what I know when it comes to a soil test results for my patch. Check your emails. I may have sent the email on my wife's account Sherry.

9/26/2020 11:04:36 PM

Gritty Kins

Banned from bp

I thought you were sticking with organic Marv. Is "boron" organic? I dont know how much it would help if you're not willing to apply the chemicals?

9/26/2020 11:47:40 PM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

Boron i.e. Borax is organic. It's mine from the ground. Marv, check your spam folder. Jacks' (Sherry's) emails go to my spam folder for some reason.

9/27/2020 12:57:28 AM

Marv!

Here I am.

I will do. Jack's next soil test will be important.

9/27/2020 10:16:09 AM

Marv!

Here I am.

No messages from Jack. Must be up in the clouds somewhere. Take another crack at it Jack. You had a really great year.

9/27/2020 10:21:35 AM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Marv it did not bounce back it should be there.

9/27/2020 12:28:38 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

I just sent it again Marv hope you get it

9/27/2020 12:31:39 PM

Marv!

Here I am.

Jack, no mail. My email address is lubadub@aol.com
You might have the wrong address. I got the message that you did not do a soil test this year. I hope you do one soon that we can all see what your soil looks like now.

9/27/2020 2:19:25 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Hi Marv, My email to you has not bounced back so it is out there somewhere in limbo. I simply hit reply I did not have to enter your email address. Here is the address that came with your email.
lubadub@aol.com

9/27/2020 3:52:15 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Well Marv this is not working. I have sent it to you twice. Did you check for email from Sherry or larue's? Sometimes they go to the spam file.

9/27/2020 3:59:37 PM

Mccaslinnsw

Hawesville, ky

I'd be more interested in weather he had. I think weather plays a huge part. Soil important also. I had great soil reports this spring for melons. But didn't have the weather so I was handcuffed and got mediocre results.

9/28/2020 10:28:31 AM

Marv!

Here I am.

The weather was pretty much ideal according to the Tenino web site for temps. 80 in the daytime and 60 at night.

9/28/2020 8:47:32 PM

PumpkinGrower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

I want to go with that approach next year. Just wing it, and look in the patch one morning, and see some 8 pound giants! LOL!

9/30/2020 4:41:25 PM

PumpkinGrower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

I want to go with that approach next year. Just wing it, and look in the patch one morning, and see some 8 pound giants! LOL!

9/30/2020 4:41:28 PM

PumpkinGrower216

Where the PUMPKINS grow/My backyard

I want to go with that approach next year. Just wing it, and look in the patch one morning, and see some 8 pound giants! LOL!

9/30/2020 4:41:32 PM

Gritty Kins

Banned from bp

He is winging it within the confines of years of experience and pretty good results. Add some more domingoes to the mix and tweak the pruning and maybe get lucky and voila! He had a lot of plants and a rough start. Instead of getting discouraged he kept at it he made a big effort this year (normal for him) and this year it paid off. That's my understanding of it.

9/30/2020 6:36:20 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Marv if you only knew! There was a lot more to this year than weather. If we had such perfect weather for tomatoes there should be a few more results from Western Washington growers. Only two of us had tomatoes over 5 pounds. Rose Cowan had a 5.60. I know that G Kins had at least two over 4 pounds but do not see them listed on early tomatoes. The next tomato listed from Western Washington is Ron Barker at 3.49 pounds.

10/1/2020 2:43:31 AM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Here are the Tenino average temperatures high/low April 59/38, May 65/43, June 71/48,July 77/51, August 78/51, Sept 72/46. Here are the averages for Hollidaysburg PA. April 59/38, May 68/48, June 77/56, July 81/61, Aug 80/59, Sept 72/52. Tenino daytime highs for the months of June, July, August and September average is 74.5 degrees. The daytime average high for the same 4 months in Hollidaysburg is 77.5 degrees. Hollidaysburg is slightly closer to ideal. The overnight lows for Tenino are much cooler than Hollidaysburg. Hollidaysburg average overnight low for the months of June, July, August and Sept is 57 degrees just 3 degrees from ideal for 4 months. The same months for Tenino overnight low average is 49 degrees. That is 11 degrees below ideal temperature for 4 months. So weather may not be the answer that you are looking for.

10/1/2020 3:27:58 AM

Marv!

Here I am.

I am not certain where you got those numbers Jack but they were not what we were experiencing. We had day after day after day of temperatures in the 90s and very very little rain. I watered as needed but Mother Rain is always better than what you get out of a hose. My garden is cleaned out now and I am looking forward to next year. Our weather here in Central Pa has definitely changed. Almost all of my grass is burned up and I am trying to figure out how to repair it. We are just now starting to get some rain and September, which is usually rainy here, has been dry. Our water table seems to be okay though. Last year wells were going dry in some places.

10/1/2020 9:30:20 AM

Marv!

Here I am.

Weather site: https://weatherspark.com/m/793/6/Average-Weather-in-June-in-Tenino-Washington-United-States

10/1/2020 10:03:16 AM

Porkchop(team sLamMer)

Central NY

Could you have overdone it marv?...I’m pretty sure we did...pumpkin food and frequency could have been too much for our plants. Maybe waited a bit too long to start?...I’d really like to chalk this year off to the weather but because of framac I’ll need to find other excuses....either way, we are Fired up for next season!!!

10/1/2020 10:43:13 AM

1064

Tenino, WA.

I also over did the fertilizer on some of my plants this year. I had three plants not doing well. Time to experiment. I increased the fertilizer on them. They came around so I kept up with the additional fertilizer. After two weeks of improvement I started the same experiment on all of my tomatoes. The 9.44 did not get the additional fertilizer. Week six I lost two (both Domingos) of the three I had started the additional fertilizer on. Then I started to lose tomatoes on several plants. Got to be very careful with fertilizer when it comes to tomatoes. One of the original three tomatoes (Big Zac) that I started the additional fertilizer on hung there and weighed in at 8.83 pounds.

10/1/2020 11:12:47 AM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Hi Marv I got those historical averages from Weather dot com.

10/1/2020 11:15:34 AM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Hi Marv here is the link. Our summer was pretty much average but we always have temperature swings. It was dry here as well. One of my neighbors well went dry. So she blamed another neighbor they are still not talking to each other. Her well is 175 feet deep his is 300 feet.

https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/c3eb755b47cdf27d0922ff4042fcd9a85e718fd07f5635828b35098f9f515dce

10/1/2020 11:28:35 AM

Garden Rebel (Team Rebel Rousers)

Lebanon, Oregon

Jack. Are you plants under cover or out in the open? If they were under cover didn’t your plants experience different weather than if they were out in the open like Marvs? So comparing average temps wouldn’t really matter? Or rain for that matter.

10/1/2020 12:23:55 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

My plants have a cover over them to control moisture. The ends and sides are open. So the only temperature issue I can deal with is cooling them during the day. I try to shade them on hot days. I have no control over night time temperatures. Overnight temperatures are the same under the plastic cover as they are outside.

10/1/2020 2:30:04 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Guys I have better things to do than this.

10/1/2020 2:42:48 PM

Gritty Kins

Banned from bp

Better things than talking tomatoes...hmmm. Captain Jack must have secret thing for dahlias or cucumbers... We might have to do an intervention.

10/1/2020 3:59:03 PM

WiZZy

President - GPC

We have asked Jack to be part of our GPC IVGC scenario he has agreed to create a presentation. Thanks Jack

10/1/2020 5:37:59 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Your welcome WiZZy however I am now having second thoughts! sorry

10/1/2020 7:08:30 PM

iceman

Eddyz@efirehose.net

So I'm pretty sure Jack, Rick, Porkchop and myself are going fishing that weekend!!!!

10/1/2020 8:23:56 PM

iceman

Eddyz@efirehose.net

Oh shiet I forgot Sherwood too

10/1/2020 8:29:44 PM

1064

Tenino, WA.

Yup I am going fishing. Sorry WiZZy

10/2/2020 3:12:49 AM

Marv!

Here I am.

Wear your face mask Jack. We can't afford to lose you just yet. lol

10/2/2020 11:13:40 AM

WiZZy

President - GPC

Odd since we havent picked a date yet, but I understand. Happy Fishing

10/2/2020 1:31:54 PM

iceman

Eddyz@efirehose.net

lol once you pick then we will

10/2/2020 3:09:36 PM

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