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Seed Exchange / Re: Hot Banana Peppers
« Last post by GopherBroke on Today at 01:41:53 PM »
We have purchased Hungarian hot wax peppers for a few years now, but I have never saved any seeds but if I last long enough I will let a few peppers fully mature an save you some seeds.  I can tell you that the plants we have are prolific an they have a slow burn but it is there.  We made hot pepper jelly the other day with 3 kinds of hot peppers an the hhwp were one of the 3 an no sweet peppers that most recipes call for.  We also used a couple dozen jalapenos an a few hhwp to make hot pepper salt that Rob Owens posted a while back, an the only thing I have used it on was a bake potato last night an some cantaloupe an oh baby you can kick cantaloupe to a new taste level! 
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General Discussion / Re: Tillage Radishes
« Last post by Double B on Today at 01:08:47 PM »
If I am not mistaken, tbird planted them several years ago and had success with them. They were huge. You may want to send him a pm and see which variety he planted as he doesn't seem to post on here as much as he used to.
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Homesteading Skills / Canning Pepper Relish
« Last post by MikeM on Today at 12:51:05 PM »
We put up another batch of pepper relish this morning and someday we are going to get the ingredients estimated better.  We used two 1 gallon bags of chopped assorted sweet and hot peppers and a half gallon of chopped onions thinking we would wind up with 12-15 pints.  When we finished up we had a total of 7 but we still have 5 more one gallon bags in the freezer to process and still plenty on the plants.

We have enough tomatoes, squash and various relishes already put up to last till next season but still need to do a couple more batches of pickles.

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General Discussion / Tillage Radishes
« Last post by Oxbow on Today at 11:17:45 AM »
Has anyone planted "tillage radishes" in their garden to break the hard pan and increase water infiltration and root penetration?  If so, when did you plant them (and your location) and how well did it work?

I was thinking of using these along with crimson clover to plant after I remove my summer garden crop.

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« Last post by Monroe on Today at 10:45:23 AM »
We didn't get electricity until I was 13. Dad bought an old used refrigerator that you could freeze two tray of ice at a time. Just barely enough to cool our tea at dinner. The first time I went to Jewel's house I thought they were rich having electricity, refrigerator, a fan and even a TV.
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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« Last post by Rabbitproof on Today at 10:37:23 AM »
My SIL will arrive back to Kingwood Tx  on the 28th after spending a month in Africa. She will be in shock,because the temp where she has been in Africa hovered around 63 everyday......wintertime there???  Once she lands in Houston, it will make Africa look like the North Pole !!
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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« Last post by Ragun Gardener on Today at 10:31:19 AM »
The older I get the more I hate the heat!!
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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« Last post by bigboberta on Today at 09:23:31 AM »
I know I would take it hard today, but we were raised without air conditioning.  I remember shopping in New Orleans as a kid and I don't remember the big stores having AC, Lots of big windows. Never had it in school.  The first time I ever felt AC was when my dad was building a small variety store, and they had window units in it.  I said wen I grew up I would have that in my home, I was 22 years old before I had an AC  in home. 

So much for the good old days ::).

Bob
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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« Last post by Monroe on Today at 09:19:17 AM »
Our son and DIL work in a controlled environment and are on vacation. They are in the motor home and was going south east. I told them if it was me I would head to the mountains like Jewel & I used to do. Back 1980 Jewel rented a condo at Red River NM we cooled off there. The bad thing is coming back home & it is still hot.

                                                                                                                              Monroe
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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« Last post by bigboberta on Today at 08:59:48 AM »
This is only my 2nd year that the tree has made any amount of fruit, planted it 5 years ago.  Last year I canned 10 pint and a half jars and it did not last long with the kids.  I plan on canning most of it, but I am also looking at several recipes in the Ball Blue Book that I would like to try. 

I still have to age them in the fridge about 2 months, and by that time we will have made up our minds.

Bob
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