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AandA2VI
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Yep will do my best for a pic. Heres the site I use for herps.

http://www.caribherp.org/index.php?il=U.S._Virgin_Islands&vw=y&dd=n&so=class,%20ord,%20subord,%20family,%20species&mob=y

I wonder.... is this the lizard species they moved to Buck Islands in STX to keep it from going extinct? Ameiva polops

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Posted : June 19, 2013 10:07 pm
Alana33
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I know there is a lizard species on Buck Island STX that was endangered but don't know what it is, what it looks like or if it is only indigenous to Buck Island. Maybe Stxem will know??

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Posted : June 19, 2013 10:20 pm
Bombi
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The Tree Lizard, they were endangered. They are on Protestant Key to. I have seen a few in my yard in Teague Bay.

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Posted : June 19, 2013 11:06 pm
speee1dy
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i was just wondering how the garden was doing and glad you use baker, they have a great variety, great prices

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Posted : June 19, 2013 11:19 pm
stxem
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The Tree Lizard, they were endangered. They are on Protestant Key to. I have seen a few in my yard in Teague Bay.

It's actually called the St Croix Ground Lizard, Ameiva polops. They are really small (nowhere near 12 inches!!) and are not supposed to be found on mainland St Croix (only Green Cay, Protestant Cay, Buck Island and Ruth Cay) because of mongoose. They are still critically endangered so if you have them in your yard, be very careful!!!

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Posted : June 20, 2013 12:24 am
Bombi
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Thanks stxem.

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Posted : June 20, 2013 1:00 pm
Alana33
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Here are some good uses for eggshells for your garden:

Fertilize, Fertilize, Fertilize. Crushed eggshells are packed with calcium and other minerals, so they are a fabulous compost in your garden.

Pest Control. Slugs, snails and even deer aren’t big fans of eggshells — scatter then around the garden to deter those pesky pests.

Get Your Tomato Plants in Tip-top Shape. Tomatoes can get blossom-end rot as a result of a calcium deficiency. You know what’s full of calcium? Eggshells! Put some at the bottom of the hole when you’re transplanting them to prevent it.

Feed Your Indoor Plants. Place some eggshells and tepid water in a lidded container in a cool, dark place. Let it sit for a few days before watering.

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Posted : June 20, 2013 1:01 pm
sttanon
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I forgot to post this.... For plants such as peppers and tomatoes epson salts work wonders for plant health. When transplanting sprinkle a tsp or so in the hole before moving the plant in....

For those people planting in containers also look at potting soil/dirt called Happy Frog. Plant Depot on STT carried it when they were still open and A1 at Mandal has it from what I have heard. When I first was told about it I thought yeah right but I was so wrong. Happy Frog has a lot of natural nemetodes and other things that really help to promote plant health and growth as well as being way more organic that the Miracle Grow crap. I noticed plants and herbs were way healther and grew a lot bigger with the Happy Frog....

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Posted : June 20, 2013 3:04 pm
AandA2VI
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I use Happy Frog organic fertilizer and its awesome. My stuff goes nuts after a dosing which I do once every couple months.

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Posted : June 20, 2013 3:06 pm
Suzette
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AandA - Awesome photos, fabulous garden ! I have plant envy !!!

I am growing everything in pots, at least so far ... I get that powdery mildew on the squash and cukes most of the time. OR, The plants will look gorgeous but give me just ONE cuke or squash. Even though it is an almost perfect one, I would still like more that one !
I have better luck with greens. I had a teeny arugula plant that took off so fast it scared me!

The sell happy frog at Bryan's Plants ...

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Posted : June 21, 2013 8:26 pm
Bombi
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Coffee grounds add nitrogen and bring up the acidity.

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Posted : June 21, 2013 9:47 pm
AandA2VI
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Thanks Suzette, mine did the same thing. Moldy looking stuff. The Organicide is supposed to help. Really when my stuff isn't producing I does with happy frog and its back to going nuts. The Organicide on the leaves helps but not cures. I just pull and replant the squash, it's grows sooooo fast! In about a month I have squash and zucchini....from seed.

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Posted : June 22, 2013 12:56 am
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