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General Discussion / Re: Garden Scooter Deal
« on: June 15, 2018, 03:01:26 PM »
It does have sturdy handles on each side of the old metal tractor style seat for you to hang onto on the way down!!  I bet it would be a fun ride - just remember to keep your feet up.

General Discussion / Garden Scooter Deal
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:27:06 PM »
If you are looking for a great fathers day present or just need a great deal, here is what you need.  Link:

This is an extremely well made, heavy duty garden scooter from Tractor supply. Another real deal to save my old back -- the Gorilla garden scooter from Tractor Supply for $70. I use it to pick bush beans, cucumbers, peas, squash and most vegetables low to the ground. It is very heavy duty and worth twice what they cost. I'm a big guy and it works perfectly for me. I was surprised about the quality. Check it out.

I bought it last week for me for Fathers day, as my old Ames cart broke last week picking Bush Beans and I had to have something else.  The picture on the TSC website doesn't really do it justice.

General Discussion / Re: BLT picture
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:17:25 PM »
That looks so good!!  I can't wait to duplicate it here soon!  All my tomatoes, including some good sized Cherokee Purple are still green.  That is definitely one of our favorite meals in the summer with some sliced cucumbers.

I'm hungry again now.

General Discussion / Re: Okra is not producing
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:12:27 PM »
Not sure how to whip it..... but I have some previous experience with a couple of normal kids... LOL..I'm sure it'll come back to me.

Monroe - you are probably right.  I'll use my time to put up some pickles and green beans and let it go for a couple of weeks.  Thanks!

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:22:01 AM »
Double B - great corn harvest. 

BigBoberta - great looking onions.

Finished hanging the garlic on the rack that I have the onions drying on.  I have the fan blowing on them to keep the air circulating on them.  Also found 1 squash that was winning the hide and seek game until now. I think we may use that one for decoration later.

General Discussion / Re: Okra is not producing
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:11:21 AM »
Thanks everyone.  Guess I am just getting ahead of the game and ready for it to be here now. I may go ahead and plant another small row for later in the summer.

General Discussion / Re: Okra is not producing
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:21:38 PM »
90s during the days and mid 60s at nights.  Not much rain lately and water with the drip tape a couple of times a week if there are not afternoon thunderstorms.  About 3-4 weeks ago we had a week that it rained every day, but no standing water was in the garden.

It seems to be a pretty normal SC May and June.

General Discussion / Okra is not producing
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:00:27 PM »
Help!!  I have NO CLUE what is happening here with the okra and I know there is a lot of experience here with this group.

I have 2 -  60 foot rows of Clemson Spineless Okra that have 3 okra pods on the the entire 120 feet and there are not many blooms.  I should have some pods being harvested by now.  The plants are about 3 ft tall and are in really good shape.  The seeds I used were saved from the harvest last year - this is the first time I have tried that.  I thought I was in good shape, but now I am concerned that I have lost 50 days and will have to replant with different seeds.

Any ideas what is going on with them and how I can get them producing?  Or do I throw in the towel and start over?


General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:50:05 AM »
Harvested the garlic that I had planted Oct 14th.  Now I just need to get them dried out.  This was my first year planting garlic and now I need to see how to cure them.

General Discussion / Re: Controlling fire ants article from LSU ag
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:39:58 AM »
Thanks for sharing Bobcat.

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 09, 2018, 02:12:13 PM »
Bob nice looking harvest.  I think I would have to use those jalapenos for some poppers with crean cheese and wrapped in bacon!

Jimmiec I know you are excited about those tomatoes sounds like a good variety.  Im still waiting on mine to get ripe too.

GG can you post both those recipes in the recipes folder?  Were still looking for the spicy one for you Im starting to panic a little since they are really good!

Monroe those turnips will be good for the rows.  Im sure the neighbors are happy to have the squash.

OrangeTxn just think how much that compost pile will do once you move it to the garden.  Always nice to get surprises like that.  Bring on the gravy!

I do believe that summer is here and so is the heat.  I should have gotten out to the garden this AM before 10:30, but just couldnt.  Did manage to pick a peach basket of Strike Bush beans today.  Ive never planted those before, so Im excited to try them tonight with some of the onions we harvested last week.  I am amazed at how many beans are actually on each of the plants.  The per row production of those guys is pretty good.  If they keep doing that, they will surpass the other beans I plant.  The Blue Lake and Fortex pole beans are coming along and should be ready in a couple of weeks.  They are both over 8 ft tall now.  Ill have to get a picture of them. 

Great harvests all and stay hydrated!!! 

General Discussion / Re: Zucchini Help -- what is this?
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:03:20 PM »
SETX - thanks.  I'll pick up some Neem oil and give them a spray.  All of my watering is from drip tape.  We did have a bunch of rain earlier that may have caused or added to the problem.   I planted another row of zucchini a couple of weeks ago, but I'll try to save this one until the new one produces.  I did harvest 1 zucchini today - so they are all not done yet.

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:58:31 PM »
Nice harvest Double B - looks good.  I know it's not much fun hauling 250 lbs of mulch anywhere Rabbitproof, but we do what we have to do. I do understand that part of it. 

First decent harvest of a dozen or so cucumbers today and a couple of dozen squash and 1 lone zucchini survivor.  Pulled up my first ever garlic bulb.  Sauteed the garlic, Texas legend onion, squash and zucchini for dinner with some sliced cucumbers.  It was really good -- just missing a fresh tomato...... they are coming soon though -- they are just never here soon enough!!

General Discussion / Re: Truck Load of fresh mulch
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:44:46 PM »
That's great Ben!  Seems they are always looking for a spot to unload, I'm surprised they wouldn't help you with it earlier,

That mulch will sure make those flowers look great though.  We are always thankful for what we get.

General Discussion / Re: Gardening will make you a humble person
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:08:27 PM »
You could also but some pole beans down one side and still use the rest of your bed for other plants.  The trellis works well for those too and you save a ton of space in the beds.

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:26:10 AM »
DB - really nice place and vegetables.  I was thinking about planting the Dixie Lee Butterpea this year, but planted a Mississippi Silver Crowder peas instead.  You'll have to tell us which is better the Red one or white ones.

GG - your cukes are doing great.  Thanks for the recipe. We're still looking for the spicy pickle one for you.

Bob- wish I was closer to sample some of those blueberries!  They will be had to beat.

Harvested my first 3 cukes yesterday and they didn't last long last night. One of our favorites.  Planted another row of zucchini and radishes.

General Discussion / Re: Gardening will make you a humble person
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:19:26 AM »
That is an awesome trellis system you have there for the cukes!!  It needs to be sturdy for as many as you have had.  The good thing about cattle panels is you don't need to buy it again and can use them a very long time.

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:06:19 AM »
Looks good GC.

Storm - I think we all have some "no quit" in us! .

That sure is a pretty garden with lots of fruit!

General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 02, 2018, 08:30:21 PM »
Rain and weeds have gotten out of control.... Spent most of the day with reinforcements to start getting some of it under control again... This was one of the onion rows.  I need to figure out another way to avoid all these weeds.  Maybe a pre-emergent when I put out transplants.

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