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Seed Exchange / Hot Banana Peppers
« on: Today at 07:23:49 AM »
Does any one know of a good source for real,  hot banana peppers..

these we have been planting are cow horns..


Thanks Al

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General Discussion / Re: Hello guys & gals
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:09:18 PM »
Welcome, this is a great place to share tips and learn from others..

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General Discussion / Re: Crop Net Question
« on: June 29, 2018, 05:48:11 PM »
thats funny I bought more crop netting today from memphis net and twine.. I checked the last I bough was 5 years ago.. been using it off and on for all that time.. the only reason I bought more was I don't have enough this season.. we planted about 500 foot of tomatoes..

I went a little overboard this season.. may have bitten off more than this old man and chew..

If you have kids and grandkids you have built in field hands...lol

I have a pool and lure them in with the pool and when they get there I tell them to use the pool requires 2 hours of field labor....it works...sometimes anyway when mama is otherwise busy that is...lol

For sure the grand kids are coming down this summer, they need to learn about the farmers market.. I usually let them keep most of the money for school clothes..  thats why I planted so much this season.. well and lots of people were asking for corn okra and beans too..
put 500 foot of tomatoes on netting today..

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General Discussion / Re: Crop Net Question
« on: June 27, 2018, 03:48:36 PM »
thats funny I bought more crop netting today from memphis net and twine.. I checked the last I bough was 5 years ago.. been using it off and on for all that time.. the only reason I bought more was I don't have enough this season.. we planted about 500 foot of tomatoes..

I went a little overboard this season.. may have bitten off more than this old man and chew..

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General Discussion / Re: Coons n corn
« on: June 24, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
This time of year I would go with the peanut butter electric fence..

I would buy up some Dog proof traps for trapping season and work on them during season..
the more you can eliminate during season the less you will have to deal with during garden season..
and the more food resources for the ones left..

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:10:12 AM »
Had a nice rain last evening, so the garden was a muddy mess.. about the only reason there was any green bean plants left at all after the deer decided they didn't like muddy hooves.. 

I worked until 11 putting up the electric fence around the beans.. finally got it done and about to finish it off with a little peanut butter.. I didn't like muddy feet either.. along with heat humidity and sweat.. I was wondering again why I planted so many beans.. Oh yeah if the deer left any we were going to can a bunch..  the deer so far haven't left any for us..   hope they enjoy the peanut butter I left on the fence..  8)

Al

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Fathers Day to All U Fathers Out there
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:18:49 PM »
I had a great day today, the kids came over with supper, we all sat down for a good meal, lots of laughs really a good time.. a happy family.. a dad couldn't ask for more..

Oh and a new Mantis Tiller..  I have wonderful kids..


Al

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siphon off low places in the garden after a heavy rain..

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General Discussion / Re: BLT picture
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:24:38 PM »
Mouth watering..

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:06:14 AM »
the meteorologist has been predicting rain for the last couple of days and more rain until Monday.

so far I haven't seen much more than a moist morning here, and I'm trying to get my garden in and up..  I still haven't given up for a shower or two with transplants of tomatoes, marigolds, zinnia, squash and various other things like castor, one full field of sweet corn couple long rows of bush beans and a sample planting of okra..

starting to think we need a yardologist instead of a meteorologist the metric system doesn't seem to be working this week for me..

Al

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General Discussion / Re: OKRA ?
« on: May 08, 2018, 05:18:34 PM »
I don't plant in hills but I do plant thick to begin with and as it grows thin it out to around 3 feet plant to plant.  I do it that way to shade out weeds as it grows.   Once its about chest high I prune it to make it branch out and produce on the limbs..  works with clemson, not sure about those long horn varieties.

if I started at 5 to 6 feet plant to plant I couldn't control weeds..hard enough like i do it.

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Happy Hour / Re: I have become a bird watcher
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:14:00 AM »
Watching nature is rewarding, I keep a small bowl by the garden, and every now and then put table scraps in it.. I put a trail camera over it and watch who comes for dinner.. Its good to know whats in the garden..

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New Videos / Re: My first attempt at editing a video from the farm
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:15:02 AM »
Looks good, you have a lot going on there.. Keep em coming..

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New Videos / Re: Lick Log Farm
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:09:04 PM »
Very nice video.  Did you have much trouble learning to fly the drone?

My son  made the videos.. some things are better left to the younger ones.. 8)
you can see him in the videos.
I put the movies together and posted them.

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General Discussion / Re: Been a long time!
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:44:26 PM »
Enjoyed the farm, your doing a lot with it.. 

Thats the thing about growing like you are, customers appreciate it. 
then they soon become good friends..
Its a blessing..

Al

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New Videos / Re: Lick Log Farm
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:05:43 PM »
now i know what being a bee must feel like!  so fun!

what are the red flowers?  so pretty.  they almost look like a giant raspberry on the end of a stem. 

 the yellow ones makes you want to stick your arms out and run up the rows.   ;D

The red ones are crimson clover, a good ground cover, they bloom in April in my zone 7 and die out in May about the time to plant a garden..If you let them die out they re sow themselves in the fall, works well for me with the timing.. bees will work it too..at least mine do.. the yellows are collards, mustards, and turnips, gone to seed.. I let them bloom out for the bees this season..  the bees have added to my gardening interest, I like the blooms myself.. 

Al

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New Videos / Re: In the Clover
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:51:32 AM »
the video is nice whisky...but all i could look at is the line up of tractors.  lol.  do you just put 1 attachment on each and swap out tractors instead of attachments?  lol.  :P

Yes, Gardeners think alike.. :D   thinking of getting a tiller, but I'm going to need another tractor. :-[

Rabbitproof

your right about the deer, I have plenty, its a constant problem.

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New Videos / Lick Log Farm
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:04:43 AM »

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Happy Hour / Re: The Sunflower Story
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:24:09 AM »
LOL good one Pete

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New Videos / Re: Laying off for Sweet Corn
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:59:04 PM »
Good Luck with the bees Al!

I like that drone footage, it really shows how curved those rows are. Do you have wash out problems when it rains?

The drone is thanks to my son in law, I hope he can help with more movies and pictures.
its a little beyond me..  :D

It does rain a lot here in early spring and winter, but I haven't had any wash out problems.  the fields are terraced from many years ago.  The last few years I have started hilling up rows in the fall, that pretty much traps water in the middles, and this spring I had a good tad pole farm going.. but you know toads and frogs need a little help too..  As I watch the garden I notice there is a lot of life that lives in the garden, more than just growing a few vegetables..  I have a couple of trail cams out, looking for a red fox I saw in the woods a while back. I've gotten a good many gray foxes in pictures..  No coyotes any more.  Its a balance of nature, and I realize I have to be careful with the way I can tilt it. 

Al

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