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Postby butterfly » Jul 26, 2008 2:28 pm

Beefsteaks and I have not fertilzed o gave them epsome salts. My soil is great for toms


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I made mustard relish yesterday with 6 cukes

This one is for my salad tonite for supper. All salada veggie from the garden

Not many yellow beans yet tho



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Postby bluewillow » Jul 26, 2008 3:21 pm

Your tomatoes are coming along great guns!

We've had just too much rain and another bad storm this afternoon and warnings of hail, high winds and more rain.
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Postby TrailBlaze » Jul 27, 2008 2:21 pm

Yum - it all looks so good, butterfly. Lucky you. I can almost taste that cuc. Can't wait to get home to see my garden. I've been away since July 16, flying home tomorrow. Been living vicariously through this forum for a bit though, :wink:
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Postby Lindamct » Jul 27, 2008 2:34 pm

:D Nice lookin' tommy toes Butterfly! It's that Iron Oxide in that rich, East Coast soil you got going for you! :D
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Postby butterfly » Jul 27, 2008 3:46 pm

lindamct wrote::D Nice lookin' tommy toes Butterfly! It's that Iron Oxide in that rich, East Coast soil you got going for you! :D


Linda

I do not have any of the Iron Oxide soil

it is only on PEI and a small part of NS in Truro the next town west of me about 35 Kms has it and along Northumberland staight where they are finding all the diansoir fossels

But the red soil stops in Colchester county in NS at the counry line about 15 min from me

Some history on the red soil and why PEI has it

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a few millions years ago, I forget how many there was an earthquaake

Part of NS on the Northumberland staight west of me, broke off plus the force of the quake up popped PEI

Islands are mostly developed by eathquakes pushing up the soil from under the sea. PEI was not always there

But that is where PEI came from and the red soil . Broke off from NS.

and BTW the red soil does not always mean it is the best soil. Often black soil is.

In fact in Truro colchester County and part of Hants Couty, where the land is all red soil, not many people garden there because it is not the best of soil I know this because I am from there.

Red soil being the best soil. Not always. Some people just think that because it is not often seen. Just different. A total misconception
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Postby butterfly » Jul 27, 2008 3:48 pm

In fact I have very hard clay soil and very difficult to garden in without a great deal of ammendments which I do
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Postby skwij » Jul 27, 2008 4:12 pm

Nice looking beefsteaks!
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Postby Ron Evers » Jul 27, 2008 4:57 pm

BF, perhaps it is the Gypsum in your soil the toms like so much.

From Wikipedia:

"Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O.[1]

Fertilizer and soil conditioner.

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Nova Scotia gypsum, often referred to as plaister, was a highly sought fertilizer for wheat fields in the United States."
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Postby butterfly » Jul 27, 2008 5:12 pm

Ron Evers, Beeton, ON. wrote:BF, perhaps it is the Gypsum in your soil the toms like so much.

From Wikipedia:

"Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O.[1]

Fertilizer and soil conditioner.

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Nova Scotia gypsum, often referred to as plaister, was a highly sought fertilizer for wheat fields in the United States."



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No gypsium in the soil in these parts

There is in the valley region tho,/ Not far from halifax. Annapolis Valley area where they grow all the apples

That area had wonderful soil. I don't know of anything that won't grow there

There used to be a gypsum mine in that area but think it is closed down and has been for a bout 15 years now

This is just south of halifax. When driving, you can see the white gypsum in th soil all along the banks along the highways Germans and dutch settled there because of the soil

But not a drop of gypsum here , lol don't I wish. I sometimes need to add calcium and of course calcium is in gypsum.

Pictou Cunty and onward, very clay . Antigonish area, about 1 hours drive from here East , a bit sandy Better farm land than here. Many dutch farmers settld there because of the soil
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Postby Ron Evers » Jul 27, 2008 7:44 pm

There are Gypsum mines in Cape Breton as well, around Baddeck.
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