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Astorian Urban Gardeners

A place for gardening enthusiasts to swap questions, stories, and advice, and come to learn how you can grow your own veggies, herbs, and flowers, even if you lack land to call your own.

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Stop by Kate & Jen's Urban Garden to follow the detailed adventures of Kate and Jen as they journey through the triumphs and failures of improvised urban gardening. Have any questions or suggestions for the bloggers, leave a message here and we'll do our best to answer them! Have a gardening story of your own? Feel free to share with the group! We also welcome relevant news links, information, and resources. Oh, and make sure to invite your friends!

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Comment by Jen Rock on July 12, 2010 at 4:50pm
I'm having trouble with blossom end rot on one species of my tomatoes. Its either caused by lack of calcium or lack of watering. I think with this weather its more likely to be a watering issue. The less water a plant is able to absorb, the less minerals it can draw up into its roots. I increased watering and it seemed to help. Good luck!
Comment by Meg on July 12, 2010 at 2:41pm
Hey everyone - has anyone here experienced blossom end rot on their tomatoes this year? I looked at the bottom of one of the very first tomatoes on my Pruden's Purple plant and it was all black, soft and gross. I thought it might be blight, but research yields BER as the more likely culprit. My other tomatoes seem ok, it's just this plant. Anyway, if anyone here has experienced it, I'd love to know your story. Thanks!
Comment by Meg on June 10, 2010 at 9:41am
Love all the pictures, folks! I'm posting a lot on my flickr account these days, and also blogging about my gardening progress. However, here are a few pics of what's been going on in my garden:

Tatsoi:


Lemon cucumbers


Lavender:

Comment by Greg on June 10, 2010 at 9:35am
Seems it was a lack of water. They're doing much better now.
Comment by Greg on June 8, 2010 at 11:57am
so far as i know the container has drainage. I checked one of them as I was planting and it had gravel and holes at the bottom. I got them all (with dirt) from the same person, so I assume they're all set up the same. I went out this morhing and the soil was dry all the way to the bottom, so I'm going to assume now that I have too many of them in there and they're starving each other. I hope I can find/make the time to transplant some of them before they all croak. (and yes, I shouldn't assume anything...I know)
Comment by Stephanos Koulias on June 7, 2010 at 9:40am
Hey Greg. Did you put pebbles or rocks in the bottom of the bucket? Are there drainage holes in the side of it? Sounds like it could be root rot.
Comment by Greg on June 7, 2010 at 9:33am
Does anyone have any experience with sunflowers? I started a bunch in a galvanized washtub and haven't had the time to transplant them into separate containers yet. They were doing quite well, but now are drooping and their leaves are curling. I'm going to try to get them some plant food but I am afraid to try and transplant them in this apparent weakened condition. Any advice would be appreciated. I've seen conflicting advice while doing searches and figured someone with local experience would be best. If I have time, I'll try to attach a pic later. On a side note, if someone could arrange an 8 day week with 26 hour days, it would sure help me catch up with things. Not expecting miracles, but it can't hurt to ask, right?
Comment by Michelle Ronda on May 24, 2010 at 12:00pm
A treat in my backyard yesterday!

Comment by JessieB on May 24, 2010 at 10:36am
Hi Liz and Chadwick your garden looks fab!! I cant wait to get started this week!!
Comment by Notorious Liz on May 24, 2010 at 9:47am
Hello fellow urban gardeners! I'll be posting more later, but wanted to say a fond hello.
 

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