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I always plant my TPPEPHP after I harvest my potatoes and and corn in mid June, and plant them in their place.  It adds nitrogen to the soil and doesn't take up room in the early garden.  I also plant a second crop in early August as a cover crop in empty areas, most of these are tilled before they produce to add to the soil.  I usually follow up with mustard and turnips as a crop and cover crop to add to the soil.


General Discussion / Re: Where do you order your TPPEPH seeds from
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:52:17 PM »
I have bought from Morgan County Seed previously but found them locally a couple years ago and have been buying fro  then since.  Morgan county seed sells larger qty.'s at reasonable prices, but can't beat price at local.


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 16, 2018, 07:44:28 PM »
Got my taters planted today, 3 90' rows Red Lasota.


General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:32:27 AM »
The sun looks like it wants to come out hope it does if it comes out today maybe my garden will be dry enough to plant potatoes tomorrow.


Happy Hour / Re: February 14th
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:11:09 AM »
Happy Valentines Day all.


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:52:05 AM »
Well, Feb 14 ususually my potato planting day but it ain't going to happen this year.  Still too wet can't get in there with the tractor.  Need a couple of sunny days but none in the forecast. Going to be late this year.


General Discussion / Re: Potatoe planting and how much to fertilize
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:56:12 AM »
bm, here is a quote from LSU AG Center on a pamphlet on growing potatoes.

In preparing the soil, build a good high bed. Space
rows at least 36 inches apart. On medium to low
fertility soils, apply 6 to 8 pounds of 13-13-13 or 5-6
pounds of 8-24-24 or similar complete fertilizer per 100
feet of row before planting. This fertilizer may either be
applied broadcast over the bed and worked in or placed
in one or two bands well below the seed pieces. Apply
additional fertilizer when the plants are 6 to 8 inches
tall. Apply ammonium nitrate at the rate of 1 pound or 1
pint per 100 feet of row. In sandy hill soils, sidedress
with 3 to 4 pounds of a complete fertilizer such as 13-
13-13 or 8-24-24 per 100 feet.

Happy Hour / Re: Unacceptable tax return
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:11:32 AM »

General Discussion / Re: What kind of bush beans do you like?
« on: February 09, 2018, 03:12:16 PM »
I like Contender, but I will be changing to a pole bean this year. Last year I planted Louisiana purple beans but they are too stringy, looking for something different this year. I can't take the bending over any more.


Happy Hour / Re: Kids vs monsters Roosters chasing Kids--Funny
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:03:56 AM »
I remember well as a kid going to my aunt's house they had a rooster that hated me.  All I had to do was walk in the backyard and that thing took after me.


General Discussion / Re: Cut My Taters Today
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:00:40 AM »
You need some Help T with planting them??? LOL

  Thanks for the offer,  but I already hired a 10 person crew with a backhoe and a dump truck!   ;D ;D ;D

Sounds like a government job.

Toxie you will love them can they work great to in soups and stews or whatever.


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:53:50 AM »
The Stand N Plant seeder and  planter have saved my knees and back.  Some of the best money I have ever spent.


« on: February 05, 2018, 08:34:05 AM »
Beets are one of my favorite salad vegetables.  I will definitely try  this.


Happy Hour / Re: Joyful Reunion Today
« on: February 04, 2018, 08:14:02 AM »
Great news, glad he made it back safe. Thank him for his service.


Livestock / Re: Lambing Season 2018
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:56:52 PM »
Mike, I have been watching your posts on your sheep.  I don't reply because I know nothing about sheep.  I am really enjoying these posts.


Happy Hour / Re: Joke for today--keep it clean.
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:30:36 PM »
Advice from An Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

Most times, it just gets down to common sense.


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:55:59 AM »
I was finally able to get my onions transplanted Wednesday. Had a little rain come through last night set them good and they looking great.  Now I'm getting the ground ready for planting potatoes shooting for February 14th my normal day.


Happy Hour / Re: 12 minutes of news
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:15:08 AM »
I don't know about in your area but here what's really sad is that on the commercials during the news there are at least three commercials that are from different lawyers sometimes four or five. And I really have to laugh at one of them who claims they have never chased an ambulance and their life haha what do you call what they are brainwashing people during the newscast other than ambulance-chasing.

I watch the weather I don't listen to the news on television because it is so biased made up news they make you believe with you they want you to believe. What is really sad is that people are really buying this crap I have just about completely given up on television.


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:32:35 AM »
Had to dig a trench to drain the garden. Garden wouldn't normally flood I don't know if it's because the guy next door clear cut all the trees but it flooded Sunday.


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: January 26, 2018, 05:43:41 PM »
Put down fertilizer, hilled the rows. Running the disc to dry it worked really well.


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