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General Discussion / Re: INCREDIBLE corn
« Last post by 2010 National Champs on Today at 08:20:17 PM »
Brent, I have grown Incredible here on the coast and have never had problems with it being blown over. The stalks may be a bit thinner but they are 6 feet sometimes a bit shorter which makes them less susceptible to the wind. Being shorter thinner is not unusual considering the height, more proportional. It would obviously be a problem if it were taller.
....my stalks are a good bit taller than 6 feet,more like 7
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General Discussion / Re: Southern Blight
« Last post by Daniel Grant on Today at 08:12:01 PM »
CCAT, I would recommend a mix of Crimson clover, Florida Broadleaf Mustard and Daikon Radish. The Florida Mustard release a gas when tilled and decompose that will reduce nematodes. The Daikon will send tap roots 3 feet down and loosen the soil. They also bring nutrients from the lower level to the surface area. The clover forms and fixes nitrogen. If you let the clover flower and bloom it will come back. Another is Buckwheat, which grows quickly and produces a lot of organic matter when tilled in. You can actually mix all these together and plant them as a mix.
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General Discussion / Re: INCREDIBLE corn
« Last post by Daniel Grant on Today at 07:46:46 PM »
Brent, I have grown Incredible here on the coast and have never had problems with it being blown over. The stalks may be a bit thinner but they are 6 feet sometimes a bit shorter which makes them less susceptible to the wind. Being shorter thinner is not unusual considering the height, more proportional. It would obviously be a problem if it were taller.
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General Discussion / Re: INCREDIBLE corn
« Last post by LakeRat1 on Today at 06:59:19 PM »
Gymgirl  I have a friend in Baton Rouge the grows sweet corn in raised beds, if i remember right, he plants 3 rows/drills in a 4 ft wide bed, i know he makes enough to put some up

Rat
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General Discussion / Re: halona cantaloupe
« Last post by 2010 National Champs on Today at 06:55:11 PM »
we had cantaloupes up til frost last year....these halona are not "giveaway cantaloupes"....lol, these are now my "private stock"
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General Discussion / Re: halona cantaloupe
« Last post by LakeRat1 on Today at 06:44:43 PM »
Champ, thanks for the Heads up, I will get some seed and plant, U know if U have a way to water, they say we can plant Cantaloupes all summer,

This year we are trying Primo Cantaloupes

Thanks Rat
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General Discussion / halona cantaloupe
« Last post by 2010 National Champs on Today at 06:31:09 PM »
first time growing these.....i always try something new every season but this will be my permanent cantaloupe....my wife and i are cantaloupe conisuerrers, conisouries, conosouires ,aw hell, them french folks ,and we have grown all of the popular ones, hales best, aphrodite,athena,ambrosia,superstar ( i think thats all) and they are all good cantaloupes, but i exaggerate not one bit when i say that halona is the best cantaloupe that has ever touched my mouth...damn, its better than sex....thats not fair to the cantaloupe because at my age, about anything is better than sex, but you get the point....we cannot believe how sweet this thing is...ambrosia, until today, was the best cantaloupe that either of us ever ate, and its hard  to think that ambrosia is not even in halonas class....i just ordered 100 seeds from seedsandsuch so i can plant some this fall....i don't want to overdo this, but if you like cantaloupe, try these things....after you eat one, if you feel bad about getting this info for free, you can always send me money
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General Discussion / Re: INCREDIBLE corn
« Last post by 2010 National Champs on Today at 05:55:23 PM »
Champs.....I am building a new house northwest of you in Limestone county and will grow it.
My friend in Lauderdale county put me on to Incredible corn and has had many years with stalks producing 3 ears.   Did you get 3 ears on any of the stalks?
Most here in NW Ark still grow Peaches and Cream.
Another variety I will try was recommended by an elderly neighbor is "Gotta Have It".
welcome, you will be due north of me...spent much of my younger life fishing up there...about time you got out of that welfare state that you have been living in....i am no fan of the state of arkanass( yeah, i spelled it correctly)

yeah, several....81 year old friend of mine grew some with some seed that i gave him, and he got FOUR ears off of a few stalks....the 4th ear was not any good,though....on mine, the 3rd ear is always a big nubbin, but it is impressive at the corn it will produce
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General Discussion / Re: Fall Squash and SVB
« Last post by 2010 National Champs on Today at 05:48:16 PM »
i have not lost one single squash to a SVB...not one....i am impressed with the Magda and Enterprise varieties in that regard...it appears that the SVB does not like them.....i have planted both for 2 previous years, and rarely lose a plant until i let them go because of squash overload...i am happy to see that SEEDS AND SUCH is carrying both now, as well as dixie red tomatoes....if you have never ordered from them, try them out.....very low shipping charge ($2.99, i think) and very good seed quality and selection
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General Discussion / Re: Tips for Gardening with a Bad Back
« Last post by Rabbitproof on Today at 05:44:00 PM »
Forgot....yes, if anyone knows how to grow squash vertically I,too, would really love to know!
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