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Old 08-29-2006, 10:07 AM
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Try fish emulsion (found at most home improvement stores like Home Depot) instead of store bought granules and liquids. You do know those are synthetic chemicals.
One caveat here. Fish emusion is great........as long as there
are NO cats, raccoons around. Otherwise, you'll become the
gourmet diner in your neighborhood!
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:45 AM
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Default Squash Plants

I did finally get flowers, but NEVER any squash. Probably
too small of a container. They got oodles of sun and watered
daily. The plants were or seemed very healthy. I may have crowded the pot w/too many plants!

I may try again next year.

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EB, it might have something to do with Kentucky's recent weather. For the past three weeks I have been unable to get oat grass (for the kittycats) to sprout from seed. Good soil mix, Miracle-Gro, sun, air, water, seeds from different sources -- and nothing happens. Very strange.

My regular lawn grass is doing fine, however. I'm vexed.
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If it's bees you want to help pollinate your plants, I guarantee you will attract them from miles around if you use fish emulsion. In fact, mix some up in a watering can and leave it sitting out by your plants for awhile. I'd be surprised if you don't attract a whole hive! I have no idea why they would be attracted by that fishy smell.
I had to give up using fish emulsion because of the way it attracts bees. I have a life-threatening allergy to all stinging insects.
I set down a watering can with fish emulsion mixed up in it, while I potted something, and when I turned around to pick it up and give some to the newly potted plant, it was swarming with bees. After this happened twice, on two different occassions, I got the message and went back to using Osmocote granules, so I could live to garden another day.

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Old 09-03-2006, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for the tips on fish emulsion. 8)
I'll get some for next year's planting. I've used it in
the past, but usually for indoor plants - I think

Weeeeelllllllll - it's been awhile
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for the tips on fish emulsion. 8)
I'll get some for next year's planting. I've used it in
the past, but usually for indoor plants - I think

Weeeeelllllllll - it's been awhile
No outdoor cats here and raccoons either. Only ducks
and a goose or two.
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:13 PM
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No outdoor cats here and raccoons either.
Only ducks and a goose or two.
Yeah, just wait until you see your managerie after
you start using fish by-products. (fish guts) :wink:
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One more suggestion...I hear there is plenty of squash at the grocery store...if all else fails...just a thought.
I had to do it!
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