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Monday July 29, 2013

shenandoah, IA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Finally,a little bit o' rain....[Monday] could still use plenty more,,but we'll take what we can get for sure! Whilst walking around the yard,surveying the botanical domain,,I was so pleasantly surprised by discovering the volunteer mini-pumpkin vines were blooming,and some had set fruit even! I did not mind that it was lightly sprinkling on me,felt Great!

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8. BEME
3:47 AM GMT on August 01, 2013
WOW Charlotte! That really helps alot!! Now,if I can locate a source,,,I knew that the compound came from chrysanthemums,,and you would think that the ones I have planted right near by would maybe help in defense,but I guess it has to be broken down huh? I'll try the soap as well..I hope it's not too late..the garlic/onion mix sounds good too,,I wonder if the addition of cayenne pepper powder would boost it..? Anyway,I'll give that a try first thing tomorrow! :))) You're a GEM,Charlotte!
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7. llpj04
1:47 AM GMT on August 01, 2013
I get the organic soap sprays or pyrethrin. Here is some info I found on making your own though. For a soil treatment, mix water, onion and garlic in a large bowl and allow the mixture to sit for a few hours until the scent becomes strong. Pour this solution at the base of infested squash plants. For a homemade squash bug spray, pour a small amount of liquid Castile soap into a spray bottle and fill the bottle with water. Spray the affected plants in the morning, directing the spray at the base of the plant and the undersides of the leaves. pyrethrin is available as a less toxic alternative to dangerous chemicals. Pyrethrin is made from the chrysanthemum flower and is used to control various pests, including squash bugs in your garden and landscape. Pyrethrin sprays are biodegradable and break down when exposed to sunlight. Pyrethrin is also an active ingredient in many commercial pet flea and tick products. Most commercial organic pesticides containing pyrethrin must first be diluted in water before use. Generally, the ratio of pesticide to water is 1 tablespoon for every quart of water.
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6. BEME
1:36 AM GMT on August 01, 2013
Sad news..looking at the plants again today,I noticed that the stems were becoming damaged,and even opened one up to reveal a big ol' white grub...gross,and ick,and damn!! I was so hoping to have a mini crop of baking pumpkins...I don't know how to keep these things away..I've tried to grow squash as well,,and the beetles destroy them,,,,any suggestions from our fellow garden extradordinaires? I'm at my wits end...would like to plant a crop of zucchini,as I think we have just enough days left to grow them before cold weather in Oct or later...??????
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5. Proserpina
11:45 PM GMT on July 31, 2013
What a pretty flower. Very nice photo.

It is about to rain here and yes, we can use the rain. The lawn is covered with dead leaves, it looks like late Fall!
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4. WeatherWise
12:29 PM GMT on July 31, 2013
Oh, we might see a pumpkin on the vine photo
before too long? Beautiful capture of this
royal blossom - pumpkin to be we hope!
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3. llpj04
12:13 PM GMT on July 31, 2013
Ohhh look at you! Mine are not taking the heat too well. If we don't get a tropical storm or hurricane a couple just might make it. I tried several kinds : Amish, Fairytale, Max & Moon but the only one to make it so far is the fairytale.
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2. BEME
11:46 PM GMT on July 30, 2013
Hi Gingy!! Yes,,I've heard how much rain you have had,,OMG!!! yes,Please send it out here,and to the western states and Texas? See,,if they had or would build Water Pipelines,instead of hazardous oils and gases,,,,,folks that really need it,could get it,,right?!!! ;)
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1. gingyb
11:42 PM GMT on July 30, 2013
Maybe Pa. can send you some water, we have had more than our share. Love the little star flower
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Hi KIDDIES!!! O.K.,,there seems to be a bit of confusion about this photo,,,I AM on the left,,a gal!![MINDI],,and the right-hand pic is of BOB my hubby!! I cloned the two images together,,of us taking pics of each other,,so we could give you folks an idea of who we are,,replacing the previous photo of our two favorite eagle family youngsters...We live in Shenandoah,Ia.,,and enjoy [especially me] taking lots of pictures!! I do most of the posting on here,,that's MY thing..and I try to put up Bobs when he takes some good ones...I would also like for you to check out the older ones from time,to time,,I like to share my images,,though not always the greatest,,just to give you an idea what life is sometimes like here in S.W. Iowa.. I came out here from the East Coast and interior New England,where I lived until 1992,,I also lived in Philly for a few years,and Bob is born and raised here in Shenandoah.,,but loves other places that we have visited too. I am happy to have found this site to learn how to take better photos,,meet new people,and make new friends,and be dazzled by what folks share of their 'world'in pictures on here. THANK YOU WuNDERGROUND! I appreciate all your kind words and mail,and critique as much as I enjoy giving back in kind! SHARE THE LOVE!!

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