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Ozark Lady
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Location: NW Arkansas, USA zone 7A elevation 1561 feet

I got hit by bugs but the Bt spraying is working, and they are no longer munching, however the holes remain.

This shows what the tobacco in the forest garden is now looking like, it is up to my nose, so roughly 5' + which is about average for properly grown burley, which this is burley, but not raised "properly" with all the fertilizers and chemicals that are normally put on tobacco. It will grow about another month. And then be ready to harvest, I am really impressed! The Turkish growing here is in bloom, I thought I got a photo of it, but didn't find one when I downloaded the camera...

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The bag garden didn't do so well, the tobacco there is only up to my shoulder, but it is blooming, so I will soon have a nice flower show and lots of fragrance, this is an oriental/burley cross.

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I won't do the bag garden again, unless it is my only choice, it was too difficult to keep watered!
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Ozark Lady
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Location: NW Arkansas, USA zone 7A elevation 1561 feet

Drought has hit hard.
We went checking out yard sales and farmers markets yesterday, and lots of gardens are totally dried up, even in town.

I asked one farmer at the market his secret of a good garden, even in drought... his answer: prayer. He does not mulch, fertilize, nor even water... He said he just has good dirt, and it just produces. Wow!

The forest garden has survived, I am sure it would have done much better with adequate water.

This photo was at noon, and it was after almost a week of not watering it at all. Yes, it will get watered, as soon as, the temps drop just a little bit.
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I saw new holes in leaves and was looking for the culprit...grasshoppers!
Talk to your plants.... If your plants talk to you... Run!

ronbre
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we are on our second year of a pretty serious drought in our area too..I'm managing to get some crops from my gardens though..picked beans, tomatos, peppers, onions, squash..

the grapes are really heavy this year,

but we really need rain..we did get a TS early morning hours with some heavy rain, but then the sun came out and it got in the high 80's really fast which evaporates a lot of the rain
Brenda

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