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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: September 20, 2018, 09:21:10 AM »
So hot and dry here, all ya do is shuck and add salt and butter to  the pop corn..

eating popcorn on the cob.. 8) 8) 8)

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 15, 2018, 10:55:55 AM »
So far I've plowed down the buckwheat, picked a few peas for lunch, plowed down a lot of weeds well the spring flower garden, Wow it sure smelled good with all the herbs in there got chopped up..
right now I am working on a couple of wide beds for carrots and beets..  just in to cool off a little before laying off the beds..  See ya in the garden..  Al

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 08, 2018, 10:27:25 AM »
a family affair,  we picked and shelled peas this morning.    Supper is going to be special tonight..


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General Discussion / Re: kale floret as a broccolini
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:49:43 PM »
I've never heard of broccolini,  I do let my greens go to seed mainly so the bees can work the flowers.  I wouldn't think much could be done with the small flowers the variety I plant has..
I think I have a video of the flowers I'll see if I can find a link so you might see how they bloom..

You can see the yellow blooms about 1:07 in this vid.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWYbfefPbLQ

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:39:36 PM »
Thats great glad your having success with them..

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: September 07, 2018, 09:01:43 AM »
Its getting a little dry here, I normally don't worry about dry weather as long as I have things up and growing.. but I have peas coming in and I would like for them to hold in the field a little longer to give me more time to pick.. also I planted collards last week and none of them are up yet they need moisture to sprout.. but the earlier planting of greens are doing well and very near getting a first picking now..



Al

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:02:41 PM »
picking peas


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New Videos / Over view
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:13:30 PM »
A short over view of the gardens..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5JKR_0MTq0

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 30, 2018, 08:20:27 PM »
Whiskeydog  How many mustard plants do you have to be able to have a mess ready for cooking in 4 weeks?  What size to pick them? How much fertilizer did you use.

I think it's too early to plant here in southwest Louisiana.  The days are still over 90 degrees.

My mustard greens went nowhere last year and I only got a tough bitter mess and I really missed having them.




Sounds like the weather was to hot, if you can find this seed called tender green mustard you might want to try it.. I'm all out of seed now or I would share some..
At first sowing I don't use any fertilizer, just prepare the bed and sow, use a leaf rake lightly rake over the seeds to cover.  usually the seed can be bought by the oz  I would get a couple of ozs just what ever you think will cover the seed bed..

We like mixed greens, but I always plant the seeds in separate beds, I've found what ever comes up first takes over the bed.. So we sow collards, turnips, kale, beets, rape, and the mustards all in different beds, that way we can mix the greens to taste as we pick.. Yeah I'm a greens addict..  ;D

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:25:11 AM »
Plowed a little and laid off some rows,  Janet came out and we planted more beets, and collards. 

walked up to the top field and had nice fall green beans to pick got a good mess of them..
we are truly blessed..

Rabbitproof good luck with the mustard, I figure about two weeks from now mine will be picking size.   I believe I planted about August 15..

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New Videos / August update
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:04:46 AM »
still trying to figure out how to make a movie..  this months try..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h2xlm3eNLk

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 24, 2018, 02:27:41 PM »
We pulled the crop netting down from the tomato patch and cleaned the field, bush hogged it and harrowed it all under..  then we picked okra..  glad the tomatoes are gone.. next cabbage and greens..

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General Discussion / Re: Tomato Hornworm with Braconid Wasp Eggs
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:55:08 PM »
I've some luck with planting tobacco in the garden for a horn worm catch crop..
the other day I pulled 9 worms from one plant the day before I think it was 7 from the same plant.

To me it the worms seem worst after fertilizing the plants..

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 20, 2018, 01:33:39 PM »
Well the computer I use is to old to work the picture site, and the one Janet uses is newer but I am to old to use it..

Well today was tomato day, Janet and I picked a wheel barrow full of tomatoes, I got them back to the house and she peeled and is now cooking them down.. going to can them..

the son in law and I picked 20 pounds of okra hauled it to the market and got a quick 25 bucks.. well 25 bucks every other day till frost will add up..should cover this years garden expense and next years spring garden..  the market asked for 40 pounds of tomatoes.. I might bring them some I'm sure there is a truck load left in the field..

well I do need to get to work with the bees this afternoon.. going to move them out of 5 frame boxes to 8 frames give them some more room for the fall nectar flow..  wish I could post a picture or two maybe I can work something out later.. when the grand daughter gets home from school..

Al

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General Discussion / My Garden Fence Post
« on: August 19, 2018, 11:11:12 AM »
Near the garden I placed a old fence post years ago. The idea at the time was to be place I could hang trail cameras and watch what was going on while I was away.. and I have enjoyed pictures of deer, foxes both red and grays, coyotes, bob cats and many other animals over the years.. the area being out of the way and near the deep woods.  Has a lot of wild life and every now and then I notice the true value of the post..this morning I walked down to the bottom field and a large hawk or owl took off from the post.  I have seen this before but didn't think much about it.. Now I know that when I'm not around I have an mice, squirrel, snake, or other garden pest predator working for me.. just because I gave them a place to hunt..

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 17, 2018, 11:55:39 AM »
got up this morning sitting on the porch in my PJs drinking coffee, and friends came by to get some tomatoes and okra.  Had a nice visit, we all picked and talked up places to go out to eat making plans later to for dinner.. after they left more friends dropped by for a visit we enjoyed them too..

the weatherman calls for rain today and I am surely wanting to plant carrots and beets.. I finally got  them in after all had left.. finished off all my greens in wide beds, except for the collards and I am wanting them in rows this time. as soon as I can get a harvested corn field cleaned up I am going to start rowing off collards in one..  checked the peas they are starting to bloom.. okra well lets just say theres plenty of them and tomatoes too..

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:46:15 AM »
Whiskeydog, I had asked once what the name of the broad leaf(not curly) mustards was that I remember grown in Ms. Maybe it was becuase of my question you are thinking of that.. because I had said I could not find any here locally. My maid grew them in her yard....they were not curly....and they were the best I have ever tasted.

Sure sounds like tender green mustard, and thats what I grow here..  could easily be mistaken for Florida broad leaf.   send me a PM of your address and I'll see if I can mail you some..

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 15, 2018, 12:19:19 PM »
Laid off rows for greens, was going to plant but it got to hot..  anyway if I can this evening its collards, mustard, turnip, rape, kale, beet, and carrots..  and maybe a couple rows of contender green beans..

Who was that who wanted old timey mustard seeds?   if I have a few left over I'll share..

Al

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:11:28 PM »
this morning picked a grocery bag slap full of okra.. then pulled a wheel barrow full of corn.  sat under the oak tree shucked it bought it in and cleaned it and cut it off.. James came in with a load of tomatoes, got a box full of pears to put up tomorrow..  I feel just like a farmer now... tired..

 ;D
Al

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New Videos / Re: tomato patch
« on: August 05, 2018, 02:59:00 PM »
Well come on down, we should have plenty to share.. ;D

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