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General Discussion / Re: Harvest sweet potatoes
« Last post by Greg on Today at 11:23:49 AM »
Nice harvest!!

Greg, you can buy a humidity controller to make it easy on yourself.
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=ink+bird+humidity+controller&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=229205010671&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15512442519034497665&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9025241&hvtargid=kwd-391143089890&ref=pd_sl_14j58g365n_e_p38

Hi Ragun,

I bought this based on your recommendation. It's working really well. The humidity in the curing box stays between 85 to 90% humidity. The sweet potatoes are staying firm. Thanks again for posting the link.

-greg
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General Discussion / Re: NO LUCK
« Last post by Maggie13 on Today at 08:54:09 AM »
I make a shallow furrow and sprinkle seed starting mix in the furrow. Then sprinkle the seeds on top and cover them lightly with a quarter inch of seed starting mix. Water very lightly and keep them most. The results beat my native soil by huge margins.

I do this same method for my carrots . I plant in raised beds.
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General Discussion / Re: NO LUCK
« Last post by Double B on Today at 04:50:30 AM »
I plant straight into the garden but till the soil fine and hip the row as tall as I can. Next I make a shallow furrow and sprinkle seed starting mix in the furrow. Then sprinkle the seeds on top and cover them lightly with a quarter inch of seed starting mix. Water very lightly and keep them most. The results beat my native soil by huge margins.
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Happy Hour / Re: Whats for supper ?
« Last post by crazyhorse on Today at 03:58:49 AM »
Grilled chicken,
Jackson Wonder butter beans,
maters, pickled beets, tater salad,
real corn bread , Diet Pepsi & no fat jello .
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Happy Hour / Re: Whats for supper ?
« Last post by Tazzy Turfer on Today at 02:45:00 AM »
G'day All,
Tonight I did a Braised Beef & Mushroom with Peas Corn ,carrots & Mashed Spuds, washed down with a creaming soda & a slice of Banana cake.
Regards Pete
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Flowers / Re: What is Blooming?
« Last post by Maggie13 on October 17, 2018, 06:05:09 PM »
Wow! Those look very much like what my Mom used to grow every year as an annual in her flower garden. She would dry them and made them part of  her autumn displays.



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Fruit Trees / Re: Fig tree still putting on fruit in Zone 9A/B
« Last post by OrangeTxn on October 17, 2018, 06:59:13 AM »
Dwight,

Same song, second verse, here.  I rooted a Celeste fig cutting, then put it in the ground last Spring.  The tree is roughly 4 ft tall, and it's loaded with small, green figs.  Only one has ripened so far, and it was pretty tasty. 

Maybe Gene will provide some insight.  He's got a lot of experience with figs.

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Fruit Trees / Re: Fig tree still putting on fruit in Zone 9A/B
« Last post by Mr. Scruffy on October 17, 2018, 05:34:30 AM »
Went all summer without a fig. got one last weekend. Didn't think it would be any good but surprisingly, it was. Same kind of scenario; just an old tree that I broke a limb off of and stuck in a pot, then transplanted a couple of years ago. I think our weather down here may be the reason. Don't have an answer for you though.
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Fruit Trees / Fig tree still putting on fruit in Zone 9A/B
« Last post by Dwight Hebert on October 16, 2018, 06:12:08 PM »
My fig tree is still putting on new growth and figs. Most are way too small to ripen before first frost. I'm getting 5 or 6 ripe figs a week but there must be 200-300 green figs ranging from pea size to full size on the tree.

Is this normal for this time of year? Is there any way to insure that I get maximum ripe figs before the first frost like pinching new growth or new figs?

I grew this plant from a cutting I took from a sickly 10 or 15 year old tree that never got over 5 ft tall. Stuck the cutting in a soil filled 18 gal. tote in 2015.  Planted it in the ground in May and it's about 6 ft tall and it's full of leaves and new growth.
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General Discussion / Re: NO LUCK
« Last post by jimmiec on October 16, 2018, 05:05:46 PM »
LakeRat, love my broadfork.  I do something similar: hoe (Hooke 'n Crooke), add amendments (perlite, organic fertilizer, cottonseed meal, alfalfa meal, bone meal, etc.), broadfork, and smooth with garden rake.  Sometimes I have to shovel the soil from the walkway back up into the bed, no sides on my beds.  Using the broadfork is a good work out.
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