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General Discussion / Re: Rabbit in the Pride Land
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:33:30 AM »
I agree with all the above plus add a live trap or two.
I have squirrel issues with eating our blackoil seed and have changed 9 squirrel's addresses this winter with that trap, and changed a few of their "living" situations too with an air rifle.
Good luck

General Discussion / Re: Rain Break! Plant!
« on: February 24, 2018, 09:02:35 AM »
T,.....I liked your "bass tournaments" comment about all the rain.
It reminds me of a Jerry Clower story when he said "it rained some much, the white perch have ate up my garden..."
Yeah, we too up here in NW Ark are flooded.
My backyard is flowing at 60,000cfs according the the Corps. :D
No gardening going on here.

Tools and Equipment / Re: Advice in buying a PTO Tiller
« on: February 18, 2018, 08:47:49 AM »
Thanks yall.   I appreciate the info and MikeM.....sales tax???....never thought about that.
No sales tax in Tenn?   Yep, I'll be just a few miles south and will check places close to them.
Rural King is opening a new store in Muscle Shoals tomorrow/Feb 18 and have King Kutter and Tarter.
I will check that store out on my next trip down to Bama.

Tools and Equipment / Advice in buying a PTO Tiller
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:46:32 PM »
I recently bought at Kubota L2501 with FEL and have a cultivator and row hippers, but am in the market for a PTO Tiller.
I have researched the Land Pride RTA 1250 and the King Kutter TG 48Y.
If I shined a flashlight on both, they would basically cast the same shadow............SO, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE????
I know the Land Pride only has 4 tines per flange and the KK has 6
The Land Pride has "C" shaped tines and KK has "L" shaped.
I know 6 is more than 4 so that should provide an advantage, but what about "C" and "L" shape?
I am thinking forward rotating tines, but really don't know why.
I need some of yall who have used these or are partial to one to chime in and send some advice/wisdom this way.
I would rather buy new so I have a warranty and will probably buy local.  I live in NW Ark ( but am building a new house to relocate in Northern Alabama (Athens) in about 4 months.   I'll buy down in 'Bama.
Thanks for the help in advance.
Oh yeah, I am looking for a 4' tiller.

General Discussion / Re: Are heirloom tomatoes worth the trouble?
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:43:38 PM »
Here's my 2 cents on the subject.
I don't plant many Heirlooms but have planted Brandywine for a few years and Mortgage Lifter one summer.
Both did well, but my advice for battling humidity would be to plant them with lots of space between.
I have been known to plant a lot of toms really close and have dealt with blight from humidity and the close spacing.
But....I did plant a mortgage lifter last year off by itself and it did well in our Arkansas humidity.
I really think having it well ventilated worked.   To me, heirlooms are wimpy when it comes to mother nature, but they sure pay off in taste.
Spacing is my advice.
Good luck

General Discussion / Re: Who do you buy your tomato seeds from?
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:57:50 PM »
I am with Champs.....TOMATO GROWERS has a huge selection and they are sorted by early season/mid/late....hybrid/heirloom.....

General Discussion / Re: Getting a start for the spring garden 2018
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:31:34 AM »
Hippie.........everything looks great, but as always, you will need to get a spraying of Sevins as that "bug" is out again.... ;D

I am surely not an expert on this subject, but I bet it would work and would be worth a try.
My wife told me as a child, they planted beans after corn was established and let it run up it.
I tried it to very little success as the corn was puny and the beans pulled them down.
I bet okra would have a tougher stalk, as we all know when pulling them at the end of the season, and could support beans crawling up them.
Try it and let us know.

General Discussion / Re: Robins Are Showing Up
« on: January 22, 2018, 07:44:10 AM »
I have seen a few here in NW Arkansas.   Still mainly the cardinals, chickadee's, sparrows and tufted titmouse/titmice???
I too sure hope it's an early spring, and hope that groundhog doesn't ruin it again.

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: January 16, 2018, 08:17:52 AM »
1 degree right now.
I thought I lived in the south, not the Arctic.
Minus 1 tonight, but my tomatoes are doing fine..............sitting in the utility room still in seed packets. :P

General Discussion / Re: Which tomato varieties do you grow?
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:37:59 PM »
I don't remember the leaves, but don't think they were potato leaves.
I might have some pictures of past gardens I could check out.
Thanks Ragun for the Tomato Growers reference and I did see those seeds.
I order all of my tomato seeds from them and guess I just missed them last year.
I am going to order a butt load of them this year.
Thanks again

Fruit Trees / Re: New to fruit trees
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:33:57 PM »
good point, and only a point you and I understand. :-X

Fruit Trees / Re: New to fruit trees
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:20:29 AM »
thanx mike!!!!!    looking up late season varieties now

Remember Toad to buy double quantities.  I hear a few miles east of you has very fertile soil for fruit trees. ;D
Roll Tide

General Discussion / Re: Which tomato varieties do you grow?
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:18:21 AM »
Planted seeds yesterday:

Kelloggs Breakfast (1st time)
Park's Whopper
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye (1st time)
Stripped Roma
Cherokee Purple
Carbon (1st time)
Pruden's Purple (1st time)
Lucid Gem (1st time)
Brad's Atomic Grape
Black Cherry

Jimmiec......where did you find the Kelloggs Breakfast seeds?   We love those and feel they are the best yellow out there.    I can't find them anymore.   I have found Kellogg's beefsteak, which might be the new name, but after planting them last year, I don't think they were.
I sure would love to find more of those seeds and would appreciate your help.
You say this is your first time with these seeds.    I hope they produce for you as they have for me.
They are my go-to tomato for the tomato sandwich.

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:32:26 PM »
Currently, at 9:28pm, it's 10 degrees here in Fattyville.....going down to 1 degree tonight.
We have our sink cabinet doors open, the heat lamp under the house pointed at the water shut off valve, the crawlspace and vent openings are all shut up for the winter/WINDter and my 4 cluck-head chickens are all tucked away in their tractor with bulb under their water to keep it from freezing.
I sure hope this cold does the beneficial in killing bugs or whatever else it can do...........
Stay warm folks.............and stay cool Vince ;D

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: December 30, 2017, 08:36:32 AM »
Cold is right.
Going down to 3 degrees tomorrow night and 4 Monday night.
......I guess that means I won't be starting any gardening activities then :P

General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2017, 09:12:00 AM »
Merry Christmas and hoping for a Happy New Year to all

General Discussion / Re: Our new
« on: December 16, 2017, 08:52:27 AM »
ccat-----NICE!! I was wondering why you built a shop if you are moving away from there? Just wondering, I guess,,,,, not trying to pry.

We built the shop down there in Alabama, not here in Arkansas so it is already off our list of things to get down before the build.
Yeah toad, I am sure you are keeping that tractor running for me...........diesel?   How do you know that Kubota doesn't run on coal?   I am sure it coughed a few plumes of smoke IF you did start it ;D

General Discussion / Our new
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:25:57 PM »
With us moving to northern Alabama next spring, it is time to start grabbing a few necessities we'll need while down there.
We recently built our shop (30x50, with 12x50 shed) and bought a 2016 (120 hrs) Kubota 2501, and just yesterday I found a good deal, or should I say I "aided" in the deal with a little haggling and found a very nice 4' cultivator.
Today, I ordered two 16" bedders I'll mount across the back on a square bar.
More pics as things get painted and finished.

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:30:22 AM »
Sunny and 12 degrees here in NW Arkansas.
My cabbages and tomatoes fared the cold last night and are doing well..............2 heads in the crisper in the frig and a few tomatoes sitting on the kitchen counter..... :P

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