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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« Last post by OrangeTxn on Today at 05:14:26 AM »
It looks like it's snowing in southeast Texas. The Natchez crape myrtles are loaded with blooms. And, if you stand too close, you can wind up with "snow" on you, too. Each time the breeze blows, a flurry of spent blooms falls to the ground. I don't mind - I just consider it the cost of having an attractive tree. I grab my battery-powered blower and have the drive and sidewalk cleaned up in a minute or two. Then I stand back and admire the blooms some more.
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General Discussion / bell pepper problems
« Last post by pawper on Today at 04:51:47 AM »
I have had this problem for years and have read articles about black spots on peppers when they begin to turn  red from green. However, I have not been able to solve my problem. I have sprayed them with calcium, moved them to other locations etc. Nothing seems to work. Not all peppers on the plant have the problem so that in an of itself says something, I don't know what, but if it was soil or calcium then why only a few on each plant have problems?  Can a pepper expert please help me? Butch would pick a peck of peppers if he could but he can't get a peck picked because of some of them would not be able to be eaten. So there you go with the question of the day can anyone riddle me the answer?? <grin>.
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Happy Hour / Re: Tonight's gospel song
« Last post by crazyhorse on Today at 03:29:54 AM »
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Happy Hour / Re: Lets share some old sayings/cliches
« Last post by crazyhorse on Today at 03:13:42 AM »
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.

We must cultivate our own garden.
When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work,
which proves that man was not born to rest.

Successful gardening is doing what has to be done,
 when it has to be done,
 the way it ought to be done,
 whether you want to do it or not.



One of the healthiest ways to gamble is --,
with a spade and a packet of seeds.


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Happy Hour / Re: Good to have a techie in the family
« Last post by crazyhorse on Today at 03:00:07 AM »
Mrs Rabbit, congratulations on the new computer.

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General Discussion / Re: indoor gardening
« Last post by Texan on Today at 02:11:32 AM »
Air pruning is what happens to roots when they grow in a fabric grow bag. As they approach the bag, they stop growing and it prevents root bound circled roots. Did you by chance mean air layering? That is a way of propogating trees.

Take your avocado seed and shove it in some potting soil. Keep it watered. You should have about a 1 out of 3 success rate for sprouting. If you live is an area that has freezes, the problem is what variety did that seed come from?
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Happy Hour / Re: Whats for supper ?
« Last post by woodchip gardener on Today at 02:02:04 AM »
Last night we had Captain's cut Cod, oven roasted snow peas, Cucumber salad and Lemon Cheesecake for dessert.

maggie, i have never had oven roasted peas.  do you just roast on parchment?  or in a casserole sort of thing with a sauce?

This evening my wife and I were discussing what vegetable we were having with our chicken tonight. I went out to the okra patch and cut a nice small bag of okra. This was our first real cutting. She washed it, sliced it and breaded it and I fried it. It was fantastic. Oh yeah.... I had a little chicken with it too.

there is nothing like back yard grocery shopping to perk up a meal!  from this post and yesterday's it sounds like you are really enjoying the fruits of your labor.  :)


We had our 1st    ;D   mater   ;D    sandwich    ;D   of 2017 from the garden today.

Mrs Crazyhorse & I share the 1st mater each year.

White thin sliced loaf bread, Dukes Mayonnaise & red mater.

This is how The Lord made a mater to taste.

Thank you Lord.

congrats crazyhorse! heck yeah that sounds delish!  dukes is the way to go!!!
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General Discussion / Re: indoor gardening
« Last post by woodchip gardener on Today at 01:55:32 AM »
lol.  i am gonna take the 'kid' remark.  don't hear that much anymore.  lol.  ;D

i like to do the indoor stuff just to see if i can.  it's too hot to do this sort of stuff outside, so why not?  it's fun to watch stuff grow.   :)

the peach pit never produced.  :'(   it sat in that pot for what seemed like forever.  nada.  i put it outside last fall to see if it was a sun thing and still nothing.   i think i am going to try to do the air pruning a few of the folks on here have mentioned.   

i did keep an avocado seed soaking in the window for awhile and then i got sick of changing the water.  lol.  the web said it could take months to split and root.  just to see what happens i split it in half and buried it in some dirt.  it may rot, but it may surprise me.  we will see.

i am proud to say that pepper plant i grew inside, cut back, grew again, cut back and put outside in a barrel is still kicking it!  i get tons of the little sweet peppers off of it!   if it continues to thrive, at the end of the season i am going to cut it back again and move it back inside to the window.  i would love to see how long i can keep it going!





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General Discussion / Re: New Homestead part next.
« Last post by Boudreaux in Eunice La. on June 28, 2017, 10:14:36 PM »
I remember my grand mother having one almost exactly like this one in her house. No double sink for her no.

I was gonna say something about the unit being off centered/not in the middle of the counter like at my grandmaws house. BUT this is an outdoor kitchen and not a house.

Zook you had a rhyme for your reason doing it that way and I like that reason. The way you got it in the corner you can easily move things on and off from the right side of it on the counter in front of it. If you would have put it centered you would have 0 space.......   

Kudo's to you Zook ~!~!
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