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Name: WATERBISON
Decatur, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Butterbean217
Jun 3, 2017 6:53 PM CST
I have 32 tomatoe plants, I went out today to water them and there are a bunch of tiny brown/amber colored comedy shape pods covering the top of the dirt. I cannot find them anywhere online. I HAVE A PHOTO OF THEM. Do you think you can help me??
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jun 3, 2017 8:06 PM CST
Where were they? A picture of them in the area would help.
Porkpal
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 3, 2017 9:09 PM CST
Is there some sort of tree nearby that they might have fallen from? Or been blown from? They don't look like insect eggs or anything harmful, anyway.

For sure they're not something that fell off your tomato plants.
Elaine

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Name: WATERBISON
Decatur, Illinois (Zone 5b)
Canning and food preservation
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Butterbean217
Jun 3, 2017 10:55 PM CST
To the left of this picture is a decent sized lilac, and my neighbors behind have some big trees, not sure of the genetics of them though.. I hope the pictures help.. I do not know what it is and has me worried!!... These 32 are my babies☆☆☆☆
Royal hillbilly tomatoes
Green zebra
Pink Berkley Tiedye
Cherokee purple... Lucid gems, white and black cherry. And many more

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Name: WATERBISON
Decatur, Illinois (Zone 5b)
Canning and food preservation
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Butterbean217
Jun 3, 2017 10:58 PM CST
Another photo... better view of the trees out back

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Too the right of this one is where the lilac is.

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Name: WATERBISON
Decatur, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Butterbean217
Jun 3, 2017 11:03 PM CST


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Thank you for any help or ideas you can throw my way!!! BTW the Lilac is pretttybig.. the tree along the back of the house is a pussywillow... it has already bloomed and gone as well
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 3, 2017 11:13 PM CST
One of those trees is raining dried up flowers all over your tomato patch.
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Name: WATERBISON
Decatur, Illinois (Zone 5b)
Canning and food preservation
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Butterbean217
Jun 3, 2017 11:46 PM CST
Dang, which tree would it be, and will it effect my plants??... So far, the sod removal was the most labor intensive process... I've got yellow fire tomatoes, blue beauty, big beef, yellow brandywine, Rose Dè bernice... alot of good plants... removed grass 30 by 16 and tilled it all very well... introduceu2yh a2d green sand and Jamaican Bat guano and I also havej Peruvian seabird pellets.... ANY TIPS!?!?!? FIRST TIME GARDEN.. I AM 24.. Next year I am doing alot more veggies and fruits.. I also HAVE ELDERBERRY AND 3 BLACK CURRANTS... any tips on those...

I want to plant them in ground
But at the moment I have them in large clay pots
Name: WATERBISON
Decatur, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Butterbean217
Jun 3, 2017 11:50 PM CST
Is that Hunter S. Thompson you have there?... I have a huge framed Fear and loathing poster.. I only let my plants listen too early early tunes.. 30s 40s and 50s.. as well as the 60s and 70s!!...

"Any song is a good song, unless it sucks." ~Me
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 4, 2017 9:03 AM CST
Your tomato patch looks good. Whatever blew off the tress doesn't look harmful. Just pick them up and trash them.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 4, 2017 9:54 AM CST
Wow, you sure did a lot of work to strip all that sod. Well done! You're going to have so many wonderful tomatoes to try, and surely enough to give to all your family and friends, too.

I agree with Rita and Daisy, they are just dried up flowers off a tree or shrub. Nothing to worry about.

Feed your tomatoes regularly with high quality fertilizer, water them every day early in the morning. (don't forget as the plants get bigger and the weather gets hotter they need more and more water) A soaker or micro system on a hose timer is a huge work saver and you don't have to worry if you go away for a weekend, or otherwise aren't able to water.

I would also strongly advise you mulch around the plants with something like hay or straw. A thick layer covering that bare soil will do wonders for your plants. It shields the soil from the direct sun, keeping it cooler and helping reduce evaporation so the plants get more to drink. It will also help keep down weeds, and reduce soil erosion when you inevitably get heavy summer rains. A bale of hay is pretty cheap, and should cover nearly your whole garden. Just till it in, in the fall when your plants are pulled out, and it adds good organic material to your soil for next year.
Elaine

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Name: WATERBISON
Decatur, Illinois (Zone 5b)
Canning and food preservation
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Butterbean217
Jun 4, 2017 2:03 PM CST
I just bought a bale and 19 shields that I was short...
But I have many tomatoes, some I will freeze, sun dry, can my own salsa, as well as sharing my harvest with my cousin who helped me Obtain the plants..
-Yellow fire tom.
Sun Gold Tom, striped German..
I am very excited about the blue beauty, lucid gems and the Cherokee purple.. as I'm excited for all
I have been saving 2 litres and planned on reserve watering that way.. My grandfather and great grandfather did.

Does anybody have any tips on how to make the bat guano and seabird guano I have solubility to absorb into the water that I feed my plants with?.. I've heard of teas.. have never made them though.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Jun 4, 2017 8:55 PM CST
Butterbean217 said:Is that Hunter S. Thompson you have there?... I have a huge framed Fear and loathing poster.. I only let my plants listen too early early tunes.. 30s 40s and 50s.. as well as the 60s and 70s!!...

"Any song is a good song, unless it sucks." ~Me


Led Zeppelin. Call me old. Smiling

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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