Tomato Pruning, Kale Fix, Cucumber & Zucchini Planting: Community Garden 2017

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June 22, 2017

The cold weather crops were removed and replaced with warm weather crops. I show you how to chaotically prune a tomato, how to prepare a planting hole for cucumbers, zucchini and squash and give you a tour of all the plants. I also show you how to cut back kale for regrowth and how giving my peppers some chemical fertilizer created extra tender leaves for insects. Yep they were struggling and I over did it with a rescue.

Squash & Zucchini (Pests/Pollination) Grow It, Cook It, Eat It – A Garden & Cooking Series E- 3

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Gary Pilarchik
August 17, 2016

Coley and I are excited to present our 3rd episode of Grow It, Cook It, Eat It. You can find the recipe and other garden links below.

This episode is all about Squash and Zucchini. Coley presents 5 tips on cooking and storing the vegetables which includes Zoodles. I focus on pollination and why fruit browns. I also talk at length about identifying and controlling squash bugs, beetles and vine borers. I grow my S & Z up cages and supports for easy spraying. And most importantly, don’t forget to eat what you grow and cook, with your family and friends!

Cucumbers, Squash, Zucchini: Time For A Mid-Season Water Soluble Feeding – My 2016 Routine

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Gary Pilarchik
July 11, 2016

It is important to give your squash, cucumbers and zucchini a mid-season water soluble feeding. After they have been growing and producing, they often take up a lot of nutrients. I like to give them a water soluble NPK organic fertilizer or similar with Epsom Salt and calcium nitrate. In 1 gallon of water I put in the recommended does of the NPK fertilizer, 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salt and 1 tablespoon of calcium nitrate. These feeding helps them to continue to stay green and produce.

Growing Cucumbers: Trellises, Preparing the Planting Bed & Using Transplants – TRG 2016

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Gary Pilarchik
May 31, 2016

Start your cucumbers, squash and zucchini in containers/cups about 4 weeks before they would go into warm ground. I use composted manure, humus and manure or similar to prepare the planting area. Cucumbers are heavy feeders. I also show you 5 different ways to grow them on a variety of trellises.