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General Discussion / Re: weeds of the southern united states
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:52:41 AM »
okay, i need to know something!....i got some kind of weed from using cow manure 3 years ago, and i have been fighting it ever since.....it has a seed pod at the top that kinda' reminds me of marge simpsons hairdo, and it has leaves that are red-tinged....it can grow 5-6 feet tall and the stalk is loaded with some very painful stickers....you have to wear gloves to pull it up if the plant is very big....a guy told me that it is something that was put in cow feed and now has spread everywhere....roundup kills it easily, but it will spread all over the place before you know it if you don't take measures to eliminate it

try pigweed or red root pigweed     see if that gets some pics that are close

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Recipes / Re: Squash Cake
« on: May 12, 2019, 01:05:14 PM »
havent made it yet.   i was getting ahead of the squash harvest. 

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Recipes / Re: Squash Cake
« on: April 21, 2019, 07:56:07 AM »
spectacular!!!

maggie...  i was looking for summer squash recipes.   

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Recipes / Re: Squash Cake
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:07:50 AM »
got it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ty!

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Recipes / Squash Cake
« on: April 20, 2019, 07:56:16 AM »
I'm on the hunt....

has anyone ever heard of a squash cake recipe"

thanx all!!

brad

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General Discussion / Re: Bush bean poll..... hehe get it?
« on: March 24, 2019, 08:57:06 AM »
thats a ram 2500 6.7l ramrod!!!!!!!!....  hahah!    the ford got stolen 2yrs ago!



Ok Toad......turn around that Ford and head back to my land and pick up some Strike and Tema seeds I have.
I am not planting the snakes this year either and am planting the above mentioned Strike and Tema.
Both are supposed to be stringless or nearly, so I'll find out soon.
Your dad came out today and sprayed.
I hope his overspray didn't coat my garden area too much.... :o
Seriously, I have 350 Tema and 500 Strike seeds if you want to try some.

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General Discussion / Bush bean poll..... hehe get it?
« on: March 23, 2019, 10:19:26 AM »
this year i'm considering moving away from the rattlesnake beans i usually grow and trying a bush bean this year.

any recommendations?       
i've tried romas and wasnt impressed

thanx all!

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General Discussion / Re: FINALLY!!!!
« on: July 28, 2018, 08:50:50 PM »
a friends plow.....  Thanx for the shout out   hahaha!

hey i got alfalfa on the way too!

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General Discussion / Re: Coons n corn
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:12:37 AM »
sardines-    thanx!     never been able to get em in my live trap    ill have to cull thru the possums    ill report soon

looking up those ultrasonic repellers too

thanx all!

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General Discussion / Coons n corn
« on: June 23, 2018, 09:54:40 PM »
Alright........  the racoons are in the corn again. 

looking for ideas to keep em out.   firearms are a given if i can find em out in the corn but have yall had any success reducing their impact?

im toying with the idea of an electric fence set 6in off the ground.    they can be a lil smart for a cage trap.

thanx all!


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General Discussion / Re: Buckets.....Buckets....and more buckets
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:18:19 AM »
Prepper!

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General Discussion / Re: hilling potatoes
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:10:24 AM »
I pull dirt to the plants until they start to die or too high to get tractor over the plants.  Be careful when they are flowering, that is when they are really growing and it is easy to cut the tubers.

Bob

gotcha!    i'm using a 53 super a so ive got 22in of clearance.   i'd LOVE to have plants too tall to cultivate!    good advice on the tubers!   thanx!

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General Discussion / Re: hilling potatoes
« on: May 20, 2018, 09:40:14 AM »
I hilled mine a couple of times before and right after they bloomed.  My issue was I ran out of dirt around them, I went to feed store and bought 2 bales of wheat straw to put around them.  That's one thing I learned this year, I will only use straw from now on.  It is so much easier and tou only have to do it once.


winner!!!  ty!    i am starting to run out of dirt a little too but i thought i'd take off the inside cultivators and work up some soil then bring it over.

awesome idea with the straw!

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Fruit Trees / Re: Apple Trees in Alabama?
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:07:06 AM »
I will be cutting a few Silver Maples down soon that are dying. Im considering putting a couple fruit trees. How do Apple trees do in Central Alabama? Any varieties that do better than others?
Mostly I see peach, plum, pear, and figs. Not many apples.

morning!    i researched this last year.    it looks like most of the fruit trees available are applicable to my area in north alabama regarding chill hours.  the issue will be .......frost and freezing.    some of the earlier bloomers run the risk of getting frozen.  find the late bloomers and you'll be good to go.   personally i wet with granny smith fuji and grimes golden.   
right now i'm fighting cedar apple rust.   educate yourself on spraying schedules as well........   its all about that dormant spraying oils!

hope that helps for your area in bama!   roll tide!

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General Discussion / hilling potatoes
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:00:29 AM »
do ya'll hill potatoes after they flower?   i'm on my 2nd hilling and they are flowering but my hills are pretty high.

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Fruit Trees / Cedar Apple rust
« on: April 24, 2018, 07:39:08 AM »
.......and so it begins.....

my first yr with apple trees has been met with a bumper crop of orange coagulous tentacled BALLS on my cedar trees.  needless to say there are a couple bright lil brown/yellow spots showing up on my granny smiths.  nothing yet on the crab apples, grimes golden, or fuji.
so whats the anti-fungal of choice.   i have some daconil.

thanx all!!!!!!

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General Discussion / Re: E-Coli Outbreak Questions
« on: April 21, 2018, 01:17:26 PM »
agree with bamafarmer.....   i've read limited news on the latest outbreak but i bet they may find that this outbreak is ecoli 0157...   thats the one that causes such bad probs and usually the cause of the meat recalls. 

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General Discussion / Re: Lets talk Crap!
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:11:53 PM »
get it....GET IT... AND GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!     TAKE A DUMP TRUCK

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General Discussion / Re: Getting rid of fire ants
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:44:20 AM »
bifen IT......   spray it in the mound for 10sec or so using a stream to get it down deep.  next day theyve all crawled out and dead and dont build a new next 20ft away.

texas prepper2 idea.    has worked for me for a couple of years.   my local coop has bifen so it makes it easy. 

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General Discussion / Re: Carrot planting tips ?
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:36:15 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkDvy8nvKZU&t=7s

this technique has done me well over the last couple of years.  i use white left over tyvek.   

hope it helps!

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